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SPRO Bronzeye frog

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Any tips. :-/

Fish it slow, give the bass time to locate it through the heavy cover. Be patient on the hookset, don't yank when you see the blowup. Count to two or wait til you feel the fish or whatever works for you. Bending the hooks up very slightly will help with hookups, but don't bend them too far or you'll start picking up weeds. Try shoving a worm rattle inside the frog to help bass find it. I like to shorten the tails/legs a bit to reduce short strikes.

I always have a follow up bait ready for when you miss on a blowup (t-rigged worm, tube, weightless senko etc, depending on cover). Sometimes the bass doesn't even go at the frog with its mouth and instead just slaps it with its tail. The purpose is to stun the frog and when you cast your slow-sinking follow up bait to the spot that bass will be waiting more often than not.

I don't use frogs late in the year, but in the summer they're a go-to bait. My favorite spot to fish frogs is a heavy slop patch with wood in it like stumps or laydowns.

Hope this helps ;)

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These are great frogs.  I have one tied on as soon as the grass and pads start ot get on the surface and will fish them until late fall as long as there are shallow fish.

The above post had lots of good info.  I'll add that, IMO, a long, stout flipping stick and a superline are a must for frogging.  It allows for a good hooket and the superline, being that it will cut veggies with ease, helps get the fish out of the cover.  

Also, try the smaller Bronzeye Jr.  It is a good bait as well and sometimes helps on those days when the bass miss your bigger frogs.

Brad

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my favorite frog, I got three more of these things for Christmas. I can't add to what Brad and phisher said because they hit it on the nail. This thing will catch fish not only in the typical pads and grass but I've caught fish around docks and open water with this frog.

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Ive been killing them with it lately in the Jr. size.  I tried shortening the legs as recommended but found I got less hits.  Slow is the key.  Of course their working well here right now in south Fl. its 80 plus degrees!  Wheres winter?

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the only thing i have to add is that i dont always work the bait extremely slow.  if im fishing it in heavy slop or pads then i usually work it very slow but it can be an underutilyzed open water bait as well.  i tend to work the bait in a rythmic walk or chug in open water and more erratically in the thick stuff

it takes some practice to walk the dog with a frog but once you get the technique mastered it becomes as second nature as using a sammy or spook.  moving the frog in short, hopping bursts can also be deadly in open water.

the most productive areas for me are actually on weed or pad edges and not in the heart of the stuff.  i shorten the legs not to avoid short strikes but to aid in walking the bait.  

There is nothing more fun than frog fishing imho, and the spro bronzeye is my personal favorite.

matt

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I agree with phisher_d. The best thing you can do while fishing a frog is to be patient and wait for that bass to engulf it before setting the hook If you miss the bass wait a couple of seconds twitch the frog a few times and hope for a second strike. And when it happens swing back and hold on !  8-)

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