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Going to be in the DeLand area for the next two weeks.  Is a frog a viable option at this time of year in this area?  Thanks.

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I've been watching YouTube videos of guys from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama fishing frogs right now and getting blown up. For what it's worth.

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Thanks.  I sent a dedicated frog rod down here last year.  However, it was February when I visited, and frogs seemed to be hibernating.  This year I brought a few different frogs with me in hopes to get a few hits.

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Always an option down here. Especially the popping type. Remember we see frog, they see food. Low light or Overcast, some ripple on the water with wind is best. When you hear them hitting something on top, match that same sound and speed.

clearer the water, litgher the frog color and faster the action. Darker water, darker color and slower. 

Good luck

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Here in Illinois LMB were hitting the surface the other day in 50* air temps. I don't know what the water temps were but ice out just recently happened and the bass have just started to "activate." It was a spectacle. I didn't bring any top water with me because who would have thought? 

 

PS they were unmistakably LMB. The water is fairly clear and they were right in front of me.

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all year long...………...

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12 minutes ago, crypt said:

all year long...………...

 

Ditto

There is no "frog" season down here. 

I'll throw 'em anywhere there is cover and fairly flat water. 

 

Don't be afraid to throw them outside of the normal "frog water" areas either. 

I've caught many fish where you wouldn't think they would work. 

Only thing I really look for is shallow grass, either mixed in with other vegetation or submerged. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I was here a year ago last February.  Threw the frog some each time I went out.  Nothing.  Nor did I hear any bullfrogs in the evening.  Figured it was too early in the year.  At least for up here.

 

I brought 3 different brands of popping frogs along with the normal (?) type.  Hoping this year to get a couple bass using them.  Water is up and my fishing buddy says he can't unload the boat on his favorite lake.  We fish out of a 14 foot Ghenee (by Gheen Mfg, Florida)...which for those that don't know is a canoe with a squared off back.  Wish I had my 12.5 foot Porta-Bote down here.  Lighter and much more stable and can still handle 2 people fishing.

 

Thanks 813 and Mike for the advice.

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Sunday was nice, but church day.  Rain yesterday and today.  Were planning on Friday. Weather forecast that day is for thunderstorms.  Looks like no fishing until Saturday unless I can find a place to fish from shore.  :violin-011:  Will have plenty of time for :study:  but none for :fishing1:/  Good thing I brought my Paperwhite.

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It's really weird. You don't see frogs along the shoreline like you do up north, they are few and far between. Too many predators I assume. Anyway, frog baits are big alligator attractors!  I stopped using them. In fact, any topwater bait will draw their attention.

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1 hour ago, Don51 said:

It's really weird. You don't see frogs along the shoreline like you do up north, they are few and far between. Too many predators I assume. Anyway, frog baits are big alligator attractors!  I stopped using them. In fact, any topwater bait will draw their attention.

In Florida ?? Man, anywhere I bank fish from may to october frogs are everywhere, They jump into the water ahead of me.

It is early to see them right now in N Fl. tho.

I caught a 4.15 on a frog a couple weeks ago.I personally dont fish them much in the winter. The biggest bass Ive caught on a frog is 7.3 , caught at daybreak in july.

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On 3/31/2019 at 7:17 PM, Glaucus said:

I've been watching YouTube videos of guys from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama fishing frogs right now and getting blown up. For what it's worth.

Not me. But I can't catch fish, so... 😄

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On 4/3/2019 at 7:32 AM, N Florida Mike said:

In Florida ?? Man, anywhere I bank fish from may to october frogs are everywhere, They jump into the water ahead of me.

 

I scare more alligators off the bank than frogs!  lol  I'm in SW.

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1 hour ago, Don51 said:

I scare more alligators off the bank than frogs!  lol  I'm in SW.

This was yesterday in my neck of the woods.large.20190404_145920-1288x966.jpg.6500c7b3fb8f98badd59c2f916f39a32.jpglarge.20190404_150355-1288x966.jpg.f65722096ad228bffcd1c74753ba3892.jpglarge.20190404_150801-1288x966.jpg.20be64cd8d1703b3589bddbffacb5f37.jpg

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2 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

This was yesterday in my neck of the woods.large.20190404_145920-1288x966.jpg.6500c7b3fb8f98badd59c2f916f39a32.jpglarge.20190404_150355-1288x966.jpg.f65722096ad228bffcd1c74753ba3892.jpglarge.20190404_150801-1288x966.jpg.20be64cd8d1703b3589bddbffacb5f37.jpg

Whoa!  :pray: I don't see any of those.  :Pistols:

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While looking in the water, Down here you learn to look for the top of thier head, eyes and the snout sticking out of water. 

 

If you do, change direction. If it turns with you...Don't fish there!

 

If you walk the bank, and come across an area a few feet from the water that the brush and grass looks flattened out surrounded by an area that looks untouched,  

walk the other way as silent as you can. 

 

Trust me

 

 

Mike

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I have caught bass on frogs in every single month of the year. The frog bite is best in warm weather but you can also catch them when it is cold since Florida does not get very cold like more northern waters do.

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