Posted August 29 2014 - 11:42 AM
The key (for me) with the frog bite .....or any topwater bite really, is to reel when you see the explosion. Make this become your topwater habit. Most people set the hook and pull the bait right out their mouths. If you see "boom" and your first instinct is to reel- you will catch WAY more topwater fish. Do it! Practice it. Make it habit.
I have made it a habit of smiling at the bite then reeling down into the fish for a hook set. Its keeps things relaxed. I fish a LOT of topwater though for inshore fish, and a topwater hit is "normal" to me now. Still super exciting. ....but normal. When I'm working a topwater I EXPECT to get bit. Its a different mindset.
hahaha yeah , thats right.