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Old 06-13-2011, 04:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have only caught a few on frogs so far, but have only tried them w/ mono line. Everyone is hi on using braid, and understandably so because of the higher hook up % but my question is if you use braid, will you get less bites because of the visibility? Does the amount of fish lost on mono warrant less bites but more hook ups on braid? I have never tried fluro either is it recommended when frog fishing? I would love to make the frog a go to bait, and want to know the best set up for it (as far as types of rods, reels, and line). Thanks for the input
I really dont think line visibility is a problem with frog fishing, you need the extra strength of the braid to get the bass out of the slop when you do hook one, plus braid will cut through weeds much better than floro, or mono. Usually when Im frog fishing there is some type cover close by, be it weeds, grass or timber so the visibility of the brade is not a big issue. I have also learned to tie a loop knot, if im using a hollow body frog, it seems to give the frog more action that tieing tight to the line tie. A loop knot makes it much easier to walk the dog with the hollow body frog.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I have thrown a frog maybe 5 times. I plan on getting a bunch training with one though in the next few days. so what areas do you guys think I should throw a frog in an area that is more rip rap, laydowns, and submerged brush with little to no grass? What type of weather conditions is best?
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Well I have thrown a frog maybe 5 times. I plan on getting a bunch training with one though in the next few days. so what areas do you guys think I should throw a frog in an area that is more rip rap, laydowns, and submerged brush with little to no grass? What type of weather conditions is best?
Throw them in all the areas. Frogs can be present at any of the mentioned locations. You are in TN, so we are pretty much having the same weather....that is, hot as all get out, with very little rain. I would say that if you can get there early in the mornings and throw them around any likely ambush spots. After the sun gets high, I would try throwing them around any overhanging trees, limbs, etc. Anywhere you can find a shadow.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm going to give it a shot this weekend. Maybe I can get lucky
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When fishing a hollow bodied frog, bend the hooks out slightly to improve your hook-up percentages.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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when fishing frogs, floating lines work better. Steer clear of fluorocarbon. Monofilament and Braid are the generally preferred line types for frog fishing.

For fishing frog in heavy grass, braid is the way to go as when the fish pulls you down into the grass, the braid will have a sawing type action on the grass, which will help you pull free and land your fish easier.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Got to love frog fishin'....probably one of my most favorite things to do. Tips? I have a few.

1) With buzzing frogs add a glass or plastic 8 MM clear or florescent bead on the line above the hook. Does two things, the florescent bead adds a little more color to the frog and both help deflect grass and debris. This allows the buzz frog to keep buzzing in even the most nasty of places.

2) In floating frogs add some plastic rattles, don't add glass ones like I did as they will break and cut the frog up in time.

3) With both buzzing and floating frogs use braided line and do NOT set the hook when you see the fish hit! Keep doing what ever you were doing until you feel the fish then set the hooks.

4) If you use a screw in hook or even an EWG for buzz frogs. They tear at the nose and in the back from skin hooking very easily. Get yourself a jar of Mend-it and a drop or two fixes these problem with ease and unlike super glues that dry hard Mend-it melts the original plastic back like it was new from the package.

I am keeping one or two other secrets to myself......don't want everyone catching all those frog fish.....
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The lakes I fish on are heavily weeded over soon as the water warms. There are several pad beds with open water adjacent to them and isolated patches of scattered pads.
I have had great success with the Strike King Rage Shad in these areas. I cast cast parallel to their edges and slightly into the pads and through the scattered pads. I vary the speed until I get a hit and keep it that speed until the bite slows. Then it's time to change it up. In the heavy stuff I throw a Snagproof Ish's Phat frog and Bobby's Perfect frog on top of the slop. Set the hook according to the bite. If it is a good loud bite and the frog is gone, hit 'em right away. A little slurp I see if the frog is still there. If it's gone, I hit' em. If it's still there I twitch it in place as much as possible in the same spot. If he doesn't take it, I reel up and throw it back just beyond where I got the bite. Alot of times, he'll hit it again. I have waited too many times to "feel the weight of the fish" as is often written, only to have that the last thing I feel. I fish frogs alot and ALWAYS use scent such as megastrike.
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Some of my largest fish came on frogs and everyone of them was on a very long pause in open water. Be patient and don't limit yourself to thick cover.
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Zooms horney toad works better as a flipp'in bait just tx-riged on a heavy flippin rod,use the same places you throw a Jig!! hits are much easier to feel they kill it quick 30 mintues 28lb sack makes me a believer, I was using watermolen red, I had picked up at the boat ramp, please don't litter??????????????????? just leave a few good ones where they can be seen,I'll find them
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