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CALVINIST

Plastic salamanders...

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Hey, I bought some and want to give 'em a try. The ones I have are probably 6-7". What's the best way to fish these? I'm guessing Carolina rig. Trolling vs casting? What depth...deep vs shallow? Ever get bonus walleyes with 'em? Thanks.

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You can use these guys anyway you would any worm. I usually weigh them deep or run them with no weigh on top of weeds and pads. I've gotten some decent results from my Chompers! With their moving leg and tails, keep them bouncing and moving in the water. GL

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LIke Katman said you can fish them just as you'd fish any soft plastic worm. I use them as a change of pase as I think way more people throw worms so the slightly different action and profile at times can trigger more strikes. I usually rig mine up texas style and peg the sinker. Oh by the way white is the go to color for salamanders... I try to fish them as slow as I can often times letting it sit on the bottom for 15-20 seconds then slightly lifting the rod tip and hopping it back then letting it sit again. Alot of my takers come when I'm leaving it sit. Use braided line and be sure to watch for subtle line twitches.

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Ever get bonus walleyes with 'em? Thanks.

Better be carefuly that particular 'w' word has been known to be a swear word in here. crazylaugh

Salamandars are like any soft plastics you are really only limited by your imagination. i know a few guys who lovem and other who don't mess with them. I say throw them and before to long you will get a taker!!!

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I've been really getting into fishing them topwater or just below surface over pads and slop.....it's nice because it keeps the panfish away from ripping my tail or legs off....

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Originally Posted By: CALVINIST
Ever get bonus walleyes with 'em? Thanks.

Better be carefuly that particular 'w' word has been known to be a swear word in here. crazylaugh

Thanks. I'll remember that next time I throw around the "w" word and feel ostracized by the bass people. Yes, factions exist even in fishing.

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LOL @ the W swear word!!!!

Here is my take.. A hunk of plastic is a hunk of plastic.. Size and vibration is really key. Some days they like more vibration and size, some days less... As for a fishing lizzards, I have texas rigged them and carolina rigged them.. and fished them weightless over slop...

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