Fishing Floating Frogs for Bass

Fishing Floating Frogs for Bass


Fishing a top water frog is one of my favorite
techniques when I’m fishing flooded cover. You talk about some crazy crazy strikes;
you’ll get them with this I promise you. Alright when you’re using a top water frog and it
flooded cover, don’t be afraid to get in there in the nastiest stuff you can find and bang
it around in there. If you’ve got a bunch of overhangs cast that frog right at it, knock
it all down and it will get it out of its way and it’s very snag resistant so don’t
worry about that. So this evening it’s pretty calm, not much of a wind so you can pop these
Spro Bronzeye Popping Frogs of course like the name applies. But what you also can do
is trim the legs, I trim one of them about maybe ½ inch to a ¼ inch shorter than the
other one and when you walk it or when you fish it you just slowly pop your rod tip just
like that, and then once you pop it you want to barely feel your bait on there on the other
end of the line and you want to give it some slack so that it will walk just like a walking
top water hard bait or something like that. Know the biggest tip I can give you for properly
setting the hook on one of these frogs is hold your horses. Know when you have a fish
come blow up on it you always want to wait about a second. When you see that fish first
break the surface, stop what you’re doing don’t freak out, point your rod tip at it,
get on point like this and then you want to reel until you feel the weight of fish on
the end of the line, stick that rod but right in your ribs, and just go to town on it and
more times than not you’re going to hook them right on top of the mouth and they’re not
going to go anywhere. There he is, right there. He come right out
from that overhang. Lord have mercy. Come here you rascal, that right there is why I
absolutely love frog fishing you cannot beat it I’m telling you go try it.

12 thoughts on “Fishing Floating Frogs for Bass

  1. I fish a lake that is usually very dingy, it's common to have visibility of only 6 or 8 inches. On a good day it's 2 feet of visibility. Will a frog work in those conditions?

  2. Use a Solid BLACK frog if u can find one, The lake u describe sounds like its moderately stained, so its not quite the color of chocolate milk, just make sure your fishing the frog in frog looking locations, they will work in open water, but im not Dean Rojas, i throw mine in the thickest cover i can find, my cadence is "Twitch, 3X's", STOP it for 5 seconds or more. 60+% of your hits will come on the PAUSE of that bait, when he blows up, wait 3 seconds or until u feel the weight, & stick em.

  3. Kentucky Lake is usually 6-inch to 2-foot visibility as well. A frog works in these conditions. You can fish it shallower in dirty water. Usually the water under grass and cover can be a little cleaner. The bass reacts to the commotion in the cover.

  4. It's a very steep-sided reservoir in northern Virginia. Whenever we get a good rainstorm it's chocolate milk for 3-4 days, usually it's stained and visibility is between 1-2 feet. Last week we had a combination of rain and an unbelievable pollen count and the lake wasn't chocolate milk it was more like dirty bathwater. I'll give the frog a try, I've had OK success with a Spook so I guess a frog should do OK.

  5. That's just the entry level Speed Spool from Lew's, like $89. 65-pound Sufix Braid (we use heavy line for the cover not the bass. In grass you want the line to cut through the cover so heavy line helps do that). The rod is a Halo Heavy power Twilite rod.

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