Definition of chum

Natural and artificial fish attractant used to lure fish to an area or as a trail to lead predatory fish to baits. Typically made of baitfish parts and/or blood, this is an extremely effective tactic for attracting fish, yet is illegal in many places. Always check your local regulations for use of chum.

Variations of the term chum

• bait balls
• feeding frenzy

How to use chum in a sentence

Chum the water with pieces of baitfish to attract predators to your baits.