American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Nautical A trolling rig that consists of a weighted cable attached below the boat to a fishing line, used to troll live bait at or near the floor of a body of water and eliminating the need for a weight on the fishing line.
“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.”
“You will have to really search for fish this time of year so I put sliders (a lure on a five foot leader with a snap swivel you hook on your monofiliament going to the downrigger ... it drops to the center of the line bellow about half way down to the weight) on each downrigger line with a Northport Nailer or similar spoon in black/silver, white/gold or blue/green.”
“We run ours twenty to thirty feet deep on downriggers, with between fifty and one hundred feet of line before clipping onto the downrigger quick release.”
“This Luhr-Jensen spoon is critical in trolling lakes for trout by flat line, lead-core, or downrigger.”
“Not shown (not installed for this trip) were the trolling motor and battery, standing platform and lean bar, ashtray, beer cooler, wheel/keel, downrigger, and GPS unit.”
“In his own words, "to get a Lowrance with networking so I can add data collection, watch how the downrigger behaves on screen, and do some lake bottom contour mapping.”
“A one man pontoon rigged with multiple rods, networked sonar, and a downrigger - wow!”
“He now tells me that he's found a small enough downrigger to bolt onto the back for creatures of the deep.”
“Instead, they're filled by the whine of the downrigger wiresvibrating in the current.”
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