lun·​ker | \ ˈləŋ-kər How to pronounce lunker (audio) \

Definition of lunker

: something large of its kind used especially of a game fish

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Captain Mike Carter has been finding lunkers cranking a Wake Shad just fast enough to make a big V wake in these areas. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: How lower temperatures help anglers," 26 July 2019 Their photographs of monster turtles and lunker catfish are reminders that there is much more to life than smartphones, the internet and video games. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana noodling: Inside the Hoosier tradition of catching snapping turtles by hand," 14 July 2019 If there’s a lunker below, things sometimes get very interesting for a few seconds, but the heavy tackle usually wins. Frank Sargeant,, "Hey anglers, don’t forget flippin’ as spring turns into summer," 12 June 2019 The dam outflows below Wheeler and Wilson dams continue to produce some lunker smallmouths, with a fish over 8 pounds reported last week along with lots in the 4 to 5 pound class. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 30 Mar. 2018 Lake Guntersville turned out some tremendous bags of bass in last Saturday's Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) event, with the top team weighing in five fish that went 30.02 pounds including an 8.56 pound lunker. Frank Sargeant,, "Guntersville turns out impressive catches in Alabama Bass Trail event," 13 Mar. 2018 Until then, though, the tactics above are a good bet for those seeking lunkers. Cheryl Wray,, "NASCAR Daytona qualifying, Auto Parts Clash live stream, TV, time, lineup," 11 Feb. 2018 For more on chasing lunker blue cats, visit Frank Sargeant,, "Time for whopper blue cats in Lake Wheeler," 23 Jan. 2018 Students, parents and other anglers can use the Christmas break to target 800 lunker rainbow trout, spread this week across northwest Oregon ponds and lakes. Bill Monroe,, "Christmas vacation treat for northwest Oregon anglers," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of lunker

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunker

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