Frogging is one of the most exciting ways to fish for largemouth bass. It’s been an interesting road in trying to figure out the best gear, locations and “ways” to fish the frog. It’s a pretty big puzzle, but if you follow a few guidelines, I think this video will help you understand where to target largemouth bass when it comes to setting the hook with one of our sport’s most exciting baits.
I think casting accuracy and efficiency is most important. If you can’t force a frog into the back of a tree, or drive it through weeds, then you most likely won’t be where the fish are. In order to be successful, you need to practice your casting. Largemouth bass look for shade during the summer, so delivering your frog to these areas gives you a higher opportunity of finding and boat flipping some big ones.
Having a “follow up” bait is also key. I’ve learned over the past five years that if you miss a fish on a frog, they rarely come back for that same frog again on another cast. The easiest and fastest way to catch a fish like this to fire out an Ocho (or senko if you are a Yamamoto fan). A 5-inch or 6-inch Strike King Ocho is a great way to get those fish to commit after blowing up on a frog. For whatever reason, it works. I won’t get into the science behind the diet…but trust me, a stickbait is the easiest way to catch a fish that missed your topwater frog.
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