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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Fishing line used in trolling that is attached to a weighted cable in order to put lures or bait at a specific depth under a boat, usually near the floor

Usage examples (27)
  • Using a downrigger is a great way to get the lures WAYYY down there, but it's a pain when you get one on and it tangles all of your lines up.
  • He used what's called a downrigger, a tool that helps lower the bait to the depths of the target.
  • McPhee's line has wrapped ingloriously around the downrigger apparatus.
  • A one man pontoon rigged with multiple rods, networked sonar, and a downrigger - wow! for more
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