Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH(LEARN more here: www.amfish.ca) fishing vlog is about good areas to fish frog baits for bass:
If you are a hardcore bass AMFisHer such as myself, you know how crazy frog fishing can be but if you haven’t fished frog baits much then you will want to continue reading!
Any top water fishing is exhilarating action BUT with frog bait fishing there are various key areas you will want to fish them. For starters the number one spot you will want to fish frog baits is exactly where you see frogs swimming around. If you see frogs in an area that is where you want to fish, as bass and various other species will be feeding on them as a regular food source.
Heavy matted weedy areas filled with tall reeds and lily pads similar to the area in this vlog, are very good spots to try casting out frog baits. I can’t stress enough watch how real frogs are moving in those areas and try to mimic the exact same action with your frog bait. If real frogs are scurrying along the surface quickly, you make your bait have the same action. If you see frogs stopping and hopping up on lily pads to rest, do the same thing swim your frog bait up on a lily pad.
This is a bass I caught in a very similar area, tall weeds along with surface weeds, depth was about 1-2 feet and there were frogs living in this area. Once you find these spots you can visit them time and time again on your outings with the expectations that largemouth bass will be attaching your frog baits!
Largemouth bass are looking up most of the time as they keep eyes on bait in the area, so even going as far as casting your frog up on to shore and twitching it back into the water is a great strategy to get strike! Sunken trees, stumps, docks and various other forms of structure are also great areas to cast frog baits around, again if you see frogs somewhere try fishing a frog bait.
When fishing frog baits in these areas, don’t be afraid to cast them right into the thickest of weeds, WHY well that is where a lot of the bass hang out in the very thick stuff. The trick is to work your frog delicately along the surface bumping into weeds, sticks, twigs, branches, as making contact with structure triggers fish strikes sometimes. If you do get your frog hung up on weeds the worst thing you can do is tug on it really hard, as that will only dig the hooks deeper into the obstruction, best way to free a hung up frog is to twitch is softly a few times, as that should pop in free a few inches from the hang up.
You can also fish frogs around open water areas that are near thick weeds, as you will often see frogs swimming back to shore from deeper open water areas, just make sure to pause the frog a few times, especially if a fish misses it on a strike, twitch it quickly then dead stop it, usually brings that chasing fish back!
If you fish for largemouth bass then you definitely need to try some frog fishing!
Hope you found this post helpful.
The AMFisH guy…
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