Jump to content
WIGuide

A little froggin' fun

Recommended Posts

Things have been slow at work recently and because of that, I managed to get half a day off on Tuesday. Heavy storms were predicted overnight, but it looked like they were going to move in a little early. Nevertheless, when I have an opportunity to fish, I'm going to take it haha. I headed out to hit up a lake I've got a tournament coming up on in a few weeks. When I got there it was mostly sunny and decided to start on some shallow isolated pad clumps. Things were slow at first. I couldn't get them to hit anything around some of the pads until i started in with ol' kermy. The slight breeze died out, and for whatever reason though, they didn't want to commit. They'd come up and attack it, take it down and you'd set the hook and there was no resistance. It was almost as if they were only grabbing it by the tail. After missing 7 that way I was frustrated so I went out and started fishing some deeper points and hooked into a decent fish. When I pulled up on a hump, I the weather changed again, the wind picked up a little and it had clouded over. You could see the storms building and could hear thunder rumbling in the background. I headed back closer to the ramp so I didn't get caught in anything sever, and started fishing in some heavy matted grass. I think I made a whole 3 casts before the first one blew up on it and I had it on for a bit before it pulled off. 0 for 8...yeesh that's a great way to start haha but I stuck with it and boy am I glad I did. In the next hour and a half I caught 18 fish on the frog and only lost 2. 2 of those 18 were almost an exact pair of twins both came in at 17". They both came off the same little spot, and I think they both went after my frog the first time I threw there because one came completely out of the water and jumped over it and there was the blowup on my frog at almost the exact same instant. 

Sometimes being persistent...cough cough stubborn, pays off and it was exactly one of those times. I had a blast before the storm rolled in and forced me to go home a happy man.

IMG_20160707_131955.jpg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a good time! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good job. Way to stay persistent.  Nothing like success on a frog. I have been experiencing the same thing you were in that fish are not committing, just hitting it and that's it. So no hook ups. It's caused me to use the frog less and less. I need to give it more chances. When it's on, froggin is hard to beat. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good report!That frog looks like its been hit hard several times.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/7/2016 at 6:09 PM, BassB8Caster said:

Good job. Way to stay persistent.  Nothing like success on a frog. I have been experiencing the same thing you were in that fish are not committing, just hitting it and that's it. So no hook ups. It's caused me to use the frog less and less. I need to give it more chances. When it's on, froggin is hard to beat. 

This! They come up, pop it and that's it. I had this happen last weekend and missed 3 fish due to them not totally going for it. I am using a Kvd frog so i might try to find a smaller one to see if its any better. I am going to bear lake in the am and I will hit wally world to look for a smaller frog. I will post results here

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/7/2016 at 6:09 PM, BassB8Caster said:

Good job. Way to stay persistent.  Nothing like success on a frog. I have been experiencing the same thing you were in that fish are not committing, just hitting it and that's it. So no hook ups. It's caused me to use the frog less and less. I need to give it more chances. When it's on, froggin is hard to beat. 

Definitely give it more chances! Frogs can be dynamite, and are one of my favorite ways to fish!

 

On 7/7/2016 at 8:21 PM, soflabasser said:

Good report!That frog looks like its been hit hard several times.

haha yeah just a few times. That's rare for my frogs though since we have so many toothy critters up here they don't usually last that long. They get shredded a few times to the point you can't glue them together anymore if you get them back at all. There's a lot of hooksets that just lead to seeing braid flying back at you.

 

11 hours ago, Jonathan Evans said:

This! They come up, pop it and that's it. I had this happen last weekend and missed 3 fish due to them not totally going for it. I am using a Kvd frog so i might try to find a smaller one to see if its any better. I am going to bear lake in the am and I will hit wally world to look for a smaller frog. I will post results here

I think you're on the right track. When they are like that, you're close there's just something not quite right. It might be the weather has them finicky as I think they were in my case, but there are other times a change in something will get them to commit. A change in color, size, shape, style of retrieve, it all plays a role. The other thing you might want to try is a different brand of frog. They may have changed them since I've tried them, but I'm not a big fan of the SK frogs as their bodies seem a little too hard for my liking. The Booyah Pad Crasher's are really soft, which I believe helps in having a hookup ratio. Best of luck to you, I hope you crush them today!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×