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Why Does A Frog Have To Float?

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Hey guys I fish the tidal Potomac a lot where frogs of all styles are fished in and above spatterdock. I stumbled upon a soft plastic solid bodied frog that slowly sinks and for the life of me cannot find them anywhere and the bait has no logo on it. My question is why does a frog have to float? I understand that they are successful top water baits but the one I have used the most has a very subtle fall similar to a weightless wacky rigged senko. Unfortunately I only had a 3 pack and they were slowly chewed up or snagged in deeper cover and lost. I feel like with all the experimenting that we anglers do that someone has had to have tried to throw frogs below the surface and if so where better than Mattawoman Creek? I cannot be the only one that wants to fish a frog below the surface, am I crazy?

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I fish solid body frogs on the fall all the time.  Pull it off the edge of a solid mat and let it sink.  Use a keel weighted hook and just about any buzz frog you like.

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Yea the Ribbits are the way to go man! Best frogs on the market hands down.

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In nature, real, live frogs usually travel on top of the water, lily pads and grass.

 

Sometimes they do swim underwater but mostly they swim on top.

 

The bass know frogs swim on top and therefore will not think anything is wrong when they see a plastic frog on top of the water acting strange or injured.

 

Since frogs can swim underwater, too, an underwater swimming frog should also present a natural appearance to bass. However, I would think a frog on the surface would be a better and easier target to a bass and it is a natural presentation.

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Big thanks to I love bass fishing. I knew someone out there could explain the logic behind it! I'm still a beginner... Thanks to everyone else's answers, that was my first question since joining BR and you guys made it worth while!

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All hollow body frogs, rats, and mice type lures float.  It's the one bait that will work in the thickest of slop.  There are also solid plastic frogs or sometimes called toads.  Some float, most slowly sink.  They are generally buzzed across the surface, but can be paused, and allowed to slowly sink.  This is especially effective after a missed strike.

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Rage Rigged Stanley Ribbit!

Watch that dude fall & tell me a bass aint gonna eat it!

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