Froggin' is one of the most exciting bass fishing techniques to ever come along. Hardly any fishing experience is more heart stopping than a big sow smashing a topwater frog.
I first started frog fishing a few years ago...and I'll be honest...my success with them was lackluster.
More times than not, a fish would take the frog, but I would come up empty handed. Since then I have picked up some fine tips along the way, and now
my success with frogs has increased ten fold.
Here are some things to consider:
1. Give the fish time to eat the frog. Everyone
will tell you this...I got sick
of hearing it. Now for some tips that I discovered
that will allow tip number one to actually work!
2. Spread the hook points slightly out from the frogs body. It will still be totally weedless...but will have a much better "bite".
3. Use braided line. The lack of stretch will help you tremendously.(I like a mono leader)
4. Put the frog where it was designed to go...into the thick stuff. I have YET to lose a frog due to a snag!
5. Fish them early in the morning...or late in the evening...they really shine in low light conditions.
Just for giggles...here are some "frog fish" I've picked off this season: