surf fish

noun

Definition of surf fish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of numerous small or medium-sized fishes that constitute the family Embiotocidae, live chiefly in shallow water along the Pacific coast of North America, and resemble perches in form but differ from them in their anatomy and in being viviparous
2 : any of several croakers (family Sciaenidae) of the Pacific coast of North America

surf-fish

intransitive verb

Definition of surf-fish (Entry 2 of 2)

: to angle along the ocean shore with tackle especially designed to cast a natural or artificial bait up to a distance of 200 yards

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“Surf fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surf%20fish. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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