Advice Need On Frogs And Toads
Posted July 02 2012 - 12:59 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 06:29 AM
Catfish - channel - 10-11 pounds, Bullhead - 4-5 pounds, Flathead - 2-3 pounds
Carp - Common - around 30-35 pounds
Trout - Rainbow - 6 pounds, Brown - 2 pounds, Dolly Varden - 3.5 pounds, Brook - 1/4 pound
Posted July 02 2012 - 07:11 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 11:44 AM
Cast, and when your frog hits the water, dont start your retrieve right away...let it sit for 5-10 secs. Sometimes the bass will hear/feel it spash down and it may take a while to locate it. If there is no explosion then start with a quick pop of the rod on semi-slack line. The line needs to be semi-slack before, and right after the rod "pop". This will make your frog "walk" in open water (float side to side). Do this all the way back to the boat/shore. Mix it up to...pop pop pause...pop pause...etc.
As far as colors I mainly use white. If the water is clear get a realistic frog like KVD Sexy Frog. they are pricey but well made and worth it.
Now as far as setting the hook, that will take some practice. Each bass (IMHO) that hits your frog will do so in a unique way. Sometimes they will hit your frog just to stun it and then circle back for the kill. When this happens you need to let it sit. KEEP YOUR EYE IN THE FROG!! Only set if you see your frog go under of feel pressure. Sometimes the bass will jump right out of the water and NAIL your frog. When this happens...again....what until you feel the pressure on the other end. Some people say count to three but is bad advice. Alot of my catches on froggin have been with a split second hook set. Some scent will help the fish hold on just a bit longer to aid in hook sets.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
WARNING: FROGGING IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND TIME/THOUGHT CONSUMING!!!
Posted July 02 2012 - 11:50 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 01:42 PM
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Posted July 03 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted July 04 2012 - 01:34 PM
My favorite time is dusk but Ive caught fish in the AM and around noon. REally what matters is pads or matted weeds. Something a frog would "walk" on where a bass could nail it from underneath. I throw it ONTO shore if I can and walk it into the water. twitch twitch stop. wait. slowly pull it about 6 inches forward. stop. twitch twiBAM!!!!!
thats usually where it happens ; )
If youre not having luck with a frog youre throwing it in the wrong places or reeling it too fast. Just remember: "throw it in the greens" and "twitch twitch wait".
Ive noticed the frog produces quality fish on a consistent basis more than any other lure.
Posted July 04 2012 - 01:36 PM
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