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ok so ive found a new pond to fish at, lots of weeds arund the edges so im hoping to get a few on frogs, only problem ive never caught i fish on a frog.

ive tried before but never any luck, need some tips for working frogs.

 

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Best advice I've found for any topwater (or really most ANY bait for that matter) was from Bill Plummer, inventor of the Super Frog:

"Retrieve the lure as if it really was what it is supposed to look like."

 

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Walk it by giving it light twitches on slack line, kind of like tapping a drum.  Experiment with different cadences of twitches.  Usually every few feet I like to pause it, but some days they like a long pause every few inches and others none at all.  One good tip for when you are fishing over thick slop is to bomb it up in the air as high as you can, then letting it plummet back to the slop.  Then wait for ten plus seconds before beginning your retrieve. 

The first thing I do when I take it out of the package is trim the skirt so its length is equal to the length of the frog, and some frogs require it to be shortened more.  Something else I like to do is bend the hook points up and out a little bit, this ups your hooking percentage considerably and it isn't enough to be able to snag anything.

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44 minutes ago, IndianaFinesse said:

Walk it by giving it light twitches on slack line, kind of like tapping a drum.  Experiment with deferent speeds of twitches.  Usually every few feet I like to pause it, but some days they like a long pause every few inches and others none at all.  One good tip for when you are fishing over thick slop is to bomb it up in the air as high as you can, then letting it plummet back to the slop.  Then wait for ten plus seconds before beginning your retrieve. 

The first thing I do when I take it out of the package is trim the skirt so its length is equal to the length of the frog, and some frogs require it to be shortened more.  Something else I like to do is bend the hook points up and out a little bit, this ups your hooking percentage considerably and it isn't enough to be able to snag anything.

ok thank you, the spot im planning to fish wont be extremely thick, its thinner weed with alot of thicker stuff within 6inches-1foot of the bank, all i noticed was some frogs and thought maybe it would be worth a try when i fished it.

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I am not claiming to be an expert, but do have a little experience in throwing frogs...been on Snag Proof Staff for over 10 years, and ALWAYS have at least 2 rods rigged with frogs which I throw all day, every day...so take this for what it is worth. Get a smaller frog of your choice, 1/4 oz Snag Proof Tournament Frog, the small Booyah Pad Crasher, small Live Target, doesn't matter, just whatever one you seem to gravitate to, get a color that YOU like, tie it on 20lb braid on a MH spinning rod, and work it every which way you can think of until the bass tell you how they want it.

I have always been a twitch and wait type of guy on small ponds, but a few times I have caught fish over 5lbs reeling the frog back in to make another cast. I guess they wanted fast that day...lol. Frogs are a confidence bait, but you must have confidence in your style, your frog, and your color. I am partial to black, white, and any natural color frog if you want 3 different colors. White is what I use in bright conditions, black in overcast, rain, low sun...and natural just because. You will find your frog nirvana by experimenting, so enjoy the journey, but remember what we say at Snag Proof...Frogs Rule, Bass drool...happy frogging!

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