Trotline

A trotline is a heavy fishing line with baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines called snoods. A snood is a short length of line which is attached to the main line using a clip or swivel, with the hook at the other end. A trotline can be set so it covers the width of a channel, river, or stream with baited hooks and can be left...
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Trotline

A long, baited line that used to catch crabs. The line is anchored at both ends, to which a series of baits are attached at intervals of two to six feet. The baits are attached directly to the main line by simple slipknots or by shorter lines called dropper lines (known as trots or snoods.) The line is worked, from end to the other, by placing the ...
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