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Don't know how many others have tried waterdogs for flattie bait but if you can find them they are almost a sure thing, I used to use them alot but am having a hard time catching any in recent years. I you run across some give them a try under a float and let them drift into a flattie hole!
 

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Don't know how many others have tried waterdogs for flattie bait but if you can find them they are almost a sure thing, I used to use them alot but am having a hard time catching any in recent years. I you run across some give them a try under a float and let them drift into a flattie hole!
Not to sound stupid but whats a water dog?
 

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waterdog mudpuppy are the same thing just regional names differ. they are not the juvinile tiger salamander they are their own species and remain in the salamander with feathery gills stage their whole life, a bait a fish just can not resist. the only problem is that they are real sensative to water pollution and don't survive in bad water, ued to be in every pond and yearround mud puddle around here, now they are becoming a rarity anymore, I was thinking that anyone with access to them might want to try them out, if you hadn't already.
 

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no not a salamander but they look alot like one. only they have external gills that are kind of feathery looking things. salamanders ,waterdogs, etc are nest robbers in the water world, any fish that makes a nest will attack them on sight.
 

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i have and still use salamanders whenever i can, i have buddies that have offered me 20.00 a dozen to get them some for a tourny, but it takes me 4-5 hours to find that many at my spot, i hook mine through the tail twice and have caught up to 4 nice channels on the same one, tough skin ,my favorite bait by far
 
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