Try These FROG FISHING Tips To Land More Fish!

Try These FROG FISHING Tips To Land More Fish!


Frog fishing can be some of the most fun and rewarding fishing you can do! However, it can also be some of the MOST FRUSTRATING fishing IF you don't follow these tips. Today we have Jeremy from @Fishing the LoneStar, who wants us to try these frog fishing tips to land more fish! Comment below and let us know if this helps, or share your own tips with the community!

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Video transcript:

Jeremy:
Oh, yeah. Good fish. What's going on guys. Welcome back to the MONSTERBASS channel. My name is Jeremy with Fishing The Lonestar. I'm so pumped today because the time has finally come. It's a magical time of year to talk about frog fishing. It is my favorite, my absolute favorite way to catch fish, but it has not always been that way. If you follow my channel at any length of time, you know that I was not always into frog fishing. Not that I didn't like it, but just because I wasn't very good at catching fish at that hook set, of the retrieval, the gear I was using. So we're going to talk about all of those things today, but those three things exactly are what we're going to talk about. We're going to talk about the gear to use to improve your hookup ratios. We'll talk about the retrieval to use, to improve your bites.

Jeremy:
And then obviously once you get a bite, we'll talk about the hook set and landing those fish. Again, my name is Jeremy Vishal from Loanstar. If you have not yet subscribed to my channel, there'll be a link below. Do me a solid jump over there, subscribe to my channel where I'm giving fishing tips, weekly updates, and just having some fun on the water, catching big fish and sharing those tips with you. So be sure to subscribe there. And talking about subscribing, if you've not yet subscribed to MONSTERBASS, The Better Bag. That's right. The Bag, that and now it comes with the Regional Pro subscription. Make sure you do that because a lot of the baits I'm going to talk about, actually the main frog I'm going to talk about today, came in a Regional Pro box. And I'm so glad it did because I've been slaying them with this frog.

Jeremy:
So first and foremost, let's talk about the frog. I do not believe that all frogs are created equal. I do think that the frog definitely matters. So I'm going to talk to you a little bit about the frog that I use, but why I use it, now you can go use this exact frog. You can find one like it, but some things to consider when you're purchasing a frog for frog fishing. So, first of all, there's a couple of things you can think about when you pick a frog, are you going to walk it? Are you going to pop it? Do you want it to just hop? There's multiple things you can consider. I personally have found the frog that does it all. And that is the Blitz Lures Popping Frog. And it came in a Regional Pro Box last year.

Jeremy:
And I'm so glad that MOSNTERBASS gave us this bait because it is now all that I use. This is the only frog that I use, is this frog here. But you'll notice the back has this hump design. So when a fish bites it, it's automatically going to push down and expose those hooks. And this is really soft classic. The hooks are also already angled up so you don't need to bend them out at all. The legs are perfect in terms of size, it walks really well. And the reason why it walks really well is because of that keeled body. So you'll see on the bottom there it's keeled and it walks really well back and forth, with really small twitches. Now the mouth is cupped in a way that you can pop it really hard and it will make a pop or a splashing sound, or you can just simply barely pull it.

Jeremy:
And it'll just chug on the water. So does a little bit of everything for you. The colors that I use are this kind of white shad color. So I'm probably more imitating shad than I am a frog obviously with that color. There's a couple of other colors that Blitz Lillard offers, but one of the other ones is, I believe this is margarita and it is a kind of a yellow and green. I throw this in a lot of stained water, is when I really reach for this one. That white really excels in clear water. And then low visibility, so darker, like early morning later at night, or even just night fishing. I'll go with this black and brown. And I can't tell you enough how soft this plastic is. Which completely aids in hookup ratios. So those were the frog.

Jeremy:
Let's talk really quickly about the actual rod reel and line because yes, they all matter. All right, I use the Lew's SuperDuty reel, it's a 20 pound drag is the reason why I use it, because we'll talk about in a minute on the retrieval, where I'm throwing this rod is normally in lily pads or merging vegetation, meaning that it's coming out of the water. So I'm usually throwing this in a lot of heavy, thick stuff. I will say though, the only time I've really needed the full 20 pounds of drag to get the fish out, was when I was fishing in Florida in some pretty gnarly stuff. But I would say you need a reel with heavier drag. Eight or nine pound drag, you'll probably get away with it in open water and some of the thicker stuff, you're going to need it to kind of winch that fish out, in my opinion.


Jeremy:
The other thing I use, this is a TFO 7'4" Extra Heavy Tactical Elite Rod, right? This is the rod that I particularly use for a couple reasons. One, it's an extra heavy rod, which means through the main backbone of the rod is very stout for hook sets and for getting those big hooks. You'll notice the frog has big hooks. For getting those hooks penetrated into the fish's mouth. However, this rod also has some really soft tip to it. All right. See how there's some good flakes in the tip. That allows me to a couple of things. Make accurate casts and allows me to have really good twitches to walk that frog from side to side. So this is the rod that I choose. I really love this rod again, it's a 7'4" Tactical Elite series by TFO and is a great frogging rod.

Jeremy:
I've used previous rods before though that are just super heavy, in terms of very stout. But not much tip to them. Those work. It's just hard to walk the frog the way needed to, when you're talking about walking it. But then if you go wider, then you forfeit that hook set ability and sometimes getting that fish out of heavier stuff. I've just found that rod does a really good job between both giving the backbone and the right tip.

Jeremy:
All right. The line that I use is actually KastKing 50 pound braid. 50 pound braid seems do the trick for me. Some people use 65. I've never ever, not once ever had that braid snap or break on me. 50 pounds has always done the trick. So that's all I recommend as a 50 pound braid.

Jeremy:
Now, one thing I will tell you with the reel, this is one, that is a brand new one. I've not spooled this one yet, but make sure that that drag is set tight. That is locked down. You do not want to go to set that hook and have your drag pool because I'm telling you with these heavier hooks, those heavy gauge hooks, you need a solid hook set to drive those folks home. All right, so log down your drag. Should be one of the very first things you do, when you pick up your reel for frog fishing.

Jeremy:
All right, let's talk about the retrieval. Now. I do think this matters just as much as all the rest. But the retrieval that I use, one side pitch, I try to pitch in two places. I'm sorry, pitch. I should say cast. I try to cast into two places. One, I'll cast onto the bank. That's right. I'll purposely cast onto the bank and slowly ease that frog into the water, just like a frog normally would do. From the bank line into the water. Or I'll throw it into the vegetation and pull it out just the edge of the vegetation line. And that's where I will then pop and walk that frog.

Jeremy:
Now there's a particular technique that I will show you as you watch this video. There's a technique that I want you to see. And that is that the rod is up against my arm, it's kind of somewhat tucked in, but the rod tip the rod butt, I should say. The butt of the rod is hitting my forearm on the twitches. So I'm popping the frog, that butt of the rod is hitting my forearm. That's how you know you're doing it right, when you feel that. But I will twitch, twitch, pause. Twitch, pause. Twitch, twitch, pause. Twitch, pause or I'll just simply walk it. Walk, walk, walk, stop. Walk, walk, walk, stop. And especially on a windy day, the wind and those waves that are bobbing your frog as it's sitting there bobbing, your frog itself may not be moving. You may not be moving your frog, but those frog legs are doing this in the water, as those waves are pushing your frog.

Jeremy:
All right. So just think about that. Sometimes when your frog is sitting still, it doesn't mean that those legs aren't. And sometimes that's what the fish need to come in and smash it. That retrieval tip though, that rod butt hitting your forearm, is how you know you're giving it a good popping or walking action. So try that next time you're on the water.

Jeremy:
Last, let's talk about the hook set. Now, if any of this video is, I only want to say controversial, it's going to be the hook set and people are probably going to comment below their preferences. In fact, do that. Comment below what was your preferences. Because there's two schools of thought. One is the minute, I mean the second, the millisecond that the frog hits, set the hook. Okay. That's one school of thought. The other is to cast when the frog bites, count 1001, 1002, then set the hook. I will say that I've found for me, somewhere in the middle is what works best. All right. So what I mean by that is when the frog hits, what I normally do is I'll show you. Let's assume that the frog has hit, I'll point my rod tip right at the frog, I'll reel down enough slack to get the line tight and then set the hook. So that process of reeling in the slide for me, is normally about half a second, to a second. All right.

Jeremy:
So I normally go 1000, literally I will reel down, set the hook. And that real down is enough for the fish to grab it, turn its head and begin to swim down. And right then is when you're setting the hook to nail that fish. So again, that's what's worked for me. Comment below though and let me know what works for you and what your typical hook set looks like for a frog. But I'll repeat for me, it is to let that fish grab it, turn, set the hook. Okay. And that's normally long enough for you to point your rod road and reel down the slack, get a good hook set it.

Jeremy:
If you've got any other questions, please drop them below. I will be reading these comments. I will respond to you. I'll let you know if there're any questions if I can help with. The MOSNTERBASS staff and team is great as well about commenting below on questions on videos. So whether it be the brown, green, or white, those are the three colors that I carry. Make sure you pick up the Blitz Lure Pop up Phrog or any other frog for that matter. Those are just the qualities and characteristics that I look for in a frog. The gear I use, the retrieval I use and the hook sets I use, that have totally turned around frog fishing for me and made it a confidence lure that I absolutely love to throw almost year around, down here in Texas.

Jeremy:
Make sure you subscribe right here to the MONSTERBASH channel for more awesome videos, fishing content, tips, and tricks coming your way. If you've not yet signed up for the Regional Pro Box, because it is full of amazing baits, just like this frog that I got. That totally improved my frog fishing game. And get out there and catch monster bass.

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