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What are you guys take on fishing with frogs the likes and dislikes from ur personal experience

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Theres a reason to dislike a frog? :blink::D

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They are fun to fish when you are getting bit, but any topwater is IMO.

In my experiences the bites are few and far between, but that's just me.

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I've had a lot of bite on frogs, but rarely hook up. That prob has a lot to do with me ripping the frog out of the water at the slightest movement. Guess I get a little excited

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i got a few ish phat frogs use them a few tymes last yr neva had any luck with them. It aint a lot of coverage i can throw into out here besides open water.

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I've had a lot of bite on frogs, but rarely hook up. That prob has a lot to do with me ripping the frog out of the water at the slightest movement. Guess I get a little excited

A lot of people think they are missing strikes on their frog because they set the hook too soon. From my experience, I think this is wrong. On days where the fish are really on the frog bite, they basically hook themselves. I really feel that the fish aren't fully committing to your frog when your missing a good percent of them. Try changing the color, leg length, retrieve cadence, basically anything to mix it up until you find what they will really eat. Also, sometimes when your missing a lot of fish on the frog, it means you need to change to a different topwater or maybe even a shallow, subsurface technique like a weightless soft jerkbait or shallow swimbait.

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I seem to get a lot of little bass just hitting at the frog. Also I tend to have a lot of real frogs going after the bait.

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I love fishing frogs. I have better luck with them then all my other top water baits.

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considering I have 2 360 boxes dedicated to frogs i love em and have alot of luck on them great for pike too just dont last long. I used to have the issue of missing hooksets as well when first started I think I went a year with out a single hook up. Then I took the time and started pausing or not even watching the lure just going by feel and my ratio shot up I almost never miss now.

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i got a few ish phat frogs use them a few tymes last yr neva had any luck with them. It aint a lot of coverage i can throw into out here besides open water.

Just remember this! frogs are NOT just for slop or cover! They are great for open water also. I fish the Phat frog alot in the summer around docks, over hanging trees,cement walls ect.And they are killers at night but don't tell anyone OK? :happy-127:

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Frog fishing is my go-to bait in the summer on Guntersville. I would venture to say that half my summer/fall catches are on a frog. Color rarely seems to matter. In dispersed grass, I opt for a kicking plastic frog. In thick grass, I throw a snag proof, though the number and quality of hits determines if I swap to a Spro.

If nothing else is working during the summer, you can coax bites from a frog...even if that means landing it on their head. It is a great search tool, considering the range you can throw it, the rate of retrieval, and realtive snag proof abilities.

Catching frog fish is less a function of form and ability, and more a function of equipment. If you aren't using the right rod, reel, line....then you can't afford to let the fish eat the frog. Now, you do have to learn to wait on the fish. In fact, it is better that you spend more time looking for your next cast than to watch the frog. So, when it comes to equipment, if you want to be serious on your froggin', get you a dedicated frog rod, a fast ratio reel, and 50-65 pound braid.

Frog fishing isn't a whimsical method. If you dedicate yourself to it, you can catch REAL monsters. I have a couple of 9s and more 5s that you can shake a frog rod at. All in the last year.

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If the conditions are right then a frog is a hard bait to beat for quality bass. Frogs are an essential part of my spring-fall bait presentations. Frogs are a major source of food for the bass in my region so it just makes since. I like it in the slop and in open water. Green, black or junebug works for me with a 7/0 works for me. I try to pause a second before setting the hook but still miss my fair share of hits.

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Frogs are a great bait to fish. Takes some practice but in my opinion fishing with a frog is the most exciting way to fish..

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Theres a reason to dislike a frog? :blink::D

No just a false alarm :woohoo-022:

There's something about frogging that makes it my favorite way to fish, I absolutely love it. The strikes can be explosive, the hook sets are over the top, and the fish tend to be a bit more weighty. Nothing like a hot summer day and frogging thick mats or any overhead cover for bass.

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They are fun to fish when you are getting bit, but any topwater is IMO.

In my experiences the bites are few and far between, but that's just me.

X2 maybe cause we live in more northern states? but i doubt that. havent had luck on frogs but i get some on jitterbugs

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X2 maybe cause we live in more northern states? but i doubt that. havent had luck on frogs but i get some on jitterbugs

That could be understandable. I'm not familiar with how most northern lakes act, but as far as I understand it, once the water temps start to drop they topwater bite dies off. Down here, it's a year round thing. It's kind of hard for me to not throw some kind of a frog or toad at first light.

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Dont forget that not all frog baits are topwaters too. I have a real good time fishin Stanley Ribbits with a wieghted swim bait hook, legs kick pretty much non stop. Seriously effective around fallen limbs and other brush piles.

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Last season my average fish on a frog was a lot smaller than my jig fish, but my biggest bass of the year came on a frog. Chunky 21" LMB (6 lbs? Dunno didn't have a scale). I caught a few a hair over 20" on jigs, but nothing at the 21" mark. It was a really good fish for the lake i fish.

When the bite is on, it's ON! When it isn't, it just isn't. That's frog fishing for me in a nutshell. I get a lot of dinks, but there's usually a few really good ones too. I've missed some absolute monsters on frogs. That's definitely one of the bad things about frog fishing. Instead of thinking "i wonder what that fish looked like", i know exactly what it looked like and it only makes me feel worse!

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I'm all thumbs up for frogs, not only are they fun but they also allow you to fish in the junk where the bass are and no other lure can go.

You got to fish them on the right gear and you got to fish them the right way (ie setting the hook on a loaded rod, not the splash) in order for it to work for you. If you don't like the frog I'm sure it's because of 1 of the 2 options I just said haha.

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X2 maybe cause we live in more northern states? but i doubt that. havent had luck on frogs but i get some on jitterbugs

I live up north....way up north haha.

Frog fishing is great immediately post spawn until the water gets too hot and the largies move to deeper weeds. This is the typical pattern where I'm from. Our season opens June 25th, I'll probably fish frogs until August sometime when the "dog days of summer" kick in. The water temp will go up, the bass will move 10+ feet deep and you gotta drop the shallow frog for the most part.

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Throw plastic and hollow belly frogs in the middle of summer in the scum pads is hard to beat for both pure excitement and size. This is when I seem to catch a lot of my donkeys for the year. Loooovvveee me some ribbits!

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Throwing plastic and hollow belly frogs in the middle of summer in the scum pads is hard to beat for both pure excitement and size. This is when I seem to catch a lot of my donkeys for the year. Loooovvveee me some ribbits!

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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone post on their smart phone? I hate the new online smart phone site...can't edit posts

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