Definition of trotline
: setline; especially : a comparatively short setline used near shore or along streams
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Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Crappies good on jigs and minnows in the trees in 10 to 15 feet of water; walleyes fair to good on leeches and worm rigs over humps; catfish good on cut bait and goldfish on trotlines.
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Origin and Etymology of trotline
probably from 1trot
First Known Use: 1826
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