Few things in Bass fishing are more exciting than topwater frog fishing. This type of fishing is not for the feint of heart, it’s visual, violent and just about as much fun as you can have bass fishing.
Frog fishing can be effective on all types of water and most of the year; however, my experience is the hotter the better and the nastier and sloppier the water the better. These baits are virtually wheedles and allow you the ability to fish spots that are unfishable with any other technique. From a boat, a float tube, or from the bank you can make casts to water that any other fisherman will ignore. While you can catch fish throughout the day, early and late are best, challenge yourself to make casts that normally you wouldn’t think about. When the bait hits the water think like a frog, hop from grass patch to grass patch, and hold on. If there are open patches in the slop run your bait through them pausing along the edges. Don’t let a solid surface of vegetation stop you from fishing, often this is just a canopy that can provide shade and shelter for hungry bass, I can not count the times I have had a fish blow up through the moss to get a hold of whatever is hopping along the surface.
Catering your gear to this type of fishing can be very important. A stout rod with plenty of backbone is important and without a doubt braided line will catch more fish and allow you to haul those fish out of the thick stuff once they are hooked. Baitcasting reels are the way to go for frog fishing, look for a strong drag and a quick gear ratio (6:1 and up).
If you need anything to get setup for this exciting way to catch bass come in and talk with our crew at the fishing counter here at your Oklahoma City Bass Pro Shops.