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First Fish on Frogs!

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Never fished a frog before and ended up missing a lot of better ones before finally getting a couple. I'm striking too early and probably not hard enough. One that didn't hook up looked like a monster. 

You can see the slop on the pond and this guy came in with about two pounds of muck stuck to the line. Pretty fun to see them hammer a frog in a couple inches of water.

Was using 30 lb. braid on a Veritas rod and Lews reel. 

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I can't seem to buy a fish on a frog. Nice work! When fishing on top, it's important to wait until you FEEL the line come tight, then set the hook. I certainly lack experience in the frog department, but I do have extensive experience in the spooking field. It took a long time to break the habit of setting the hook on the visual strike. But once I did, my hook-up ratio dramatically increased. 

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Congrats on a nice catch.  Another technique in your bag of tricks.

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that's some gnarly looking soup he's swimming in!  nice catch!

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Good going!

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I have wanted a hollow body frog since I was like 10... finally decided to get one last year, second cast along some reeds, got a monstrous blowup, missed em' and haven't caught any on a frog since lol. Time to buy more frogs! #baitmonkey

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20 hours ago, nameiztaken said:

I have wanted a hollow body frog since I was like 10... finally decided to get one last year, second cast along some reeds, got a monstrous blowup, missed em' and haven't caught any on a frog since lol. Time to buy more frogs! #baitmonkey

I fished a few minutes yesterday and got another, so certainly keep on trying!

One tip I tried was to slightly bend the hooks out with pliers from the frog body. It seems to have helped. 

If you look on the big auction site, you can find decent quality frogs for cheap from China. It's a good way to practice without spending too much.

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6 hours ago, U-boat Aficionado said:

I fished a few minutes yesterday and got another, so certainly keep on trying!

One tip I tried was to slightly bend the hooks out with pliers from the frog body. It seems to have helped. 

If you look on the big auction site, you can find decent quality frogs for cheap from China. It's a good way to practice without spending too much.

Its probably more because the lakes I fish are weird... I went out today to a pond nearby, to find that you could probably walk on top of the weeds if you tried... Another nearby lake has something wrong with it... its always muddy and there is too much cover, if thats even possible...

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