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I love fishing hollow bodied frogs. Just the other day I was fishing a Jackall Iobee Frog at a local urban pond and had a bass follow it and almost commit to it. But at the last moment it did not commit and turned around. Why did the bass not commit to the bait...?

 

1. Is it color...? I heard that if a bass follows a bait and than turns back around than it means it could mean its the wrong color. 

2. Is it type of bait...? Should I have been using something else instead...? Wakebait...? Popper...?

3. Is it cadence/speed of retrieve...? I usually use a walk the dog cadence when fishing hollow bodied frogs. Should I have been doing something else instead...? Was I going to slow or too fast...? 

 

I am all confused and I have been thinking about this scenario constantly and now I am curious as to why a bass does not commit to a bait at the last second and decides to turn back when initially it acted like it was going to commit.

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Lots of variables, and if it's a highly pressued urban pond, they're probably skittish if it's near the bank and if you can see them they can see you. But, from my experience I get more hits on the pause with frogs.

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Junger is right.  Lots of variables.  Could be fish seeing your line, maybe they do not like the frog color.  Try a follow up bait like a wacky rigged senko.  Good opportunity to experiment!

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If you were on the bank, good chance it caught a glimpse of your shadow and turned away. Can be a bunch of reasons, Lures of all types get followed often, if you see one follow it all the way in and almost enagage, you are doing something right, I would throw the frog one more time and work it slow with long pauses...Or simply toss out a worm until it strikes, or the other fish in area strike.

 

At least you know a decent Bass is in the area and not likely there alone. Sometimes when I see the same thing happen, can't get bit in next few casts, If its a good fish, Ill move away for a good 10-15 minutes then throw back in the area with something that I have most confidence in like a worm. A fast moving rattle trap can often catch followers as well or get a fish to commit that is just curious. Its almost always the bigger Bass that seem to turn away last second.....

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