Angler Fish have a distinguishing growth on the tops of their heads that resemble that of a lure sticking straight out of the tops of their heads, thus the name anger. Angling is a way of fishing where one uses a hook or lure to catch prey. This is how the Angler fish survives. The Angler is a spiny bone fish that appears very sharp and dangerous. Most Angler Fish are bottom dwellers while others live in the open.