Jul 24th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 24th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Bass busters throughout the land love the springtime bite. When bass start getting active. Pursuing eats and getting ready to reproduce. Great fun is had by most anglers in the spring.
However, many non-fanatical anglers whine about the “Dog Days” of summer. Too much heat. Fishing isn’t as easy, etc. That’s just fine for the rest of us who can’t wait for the heat and the weed-choked areas to form on our favorite lakes. For the uniformed, it’s an impenetrable mass. But for those in the know, it’s time to bust big bass with frogs in the shallows while others are staying cool in the pool, pub, or in the air conditioning at home.
There are a zillion varieties of and makes or frogs on the marketplace. The two most popular styles are the hollow-bodied and the solid soft-plastic frogs.
The hollow-bodied frogs are ideal for dragging over the dense mats for sure. But they also excel as a topwater offering using the walk-the-dog method. You can cast it under some of the densest shoreline cover without worrying about too many snags.
The solid-bodied frogs are also excellent in the mats. They can be fished in the same areas. Also allowed to drop into holes and sink down. This can draw some quality strikes. Many of this variety can also be used as topwater baits, just not for the slower techniques. Think buzzbait. Many of them have leg designs that kick, flab, etc.
For both frogs, using heavy braid and casting gear is a necessity for getting solid hooksets and dragging the bass from the dense weeds and through the heaviest of snags.
So, head to Bass Pro Shops and check out their frog selection, or stop by the tackle shop on your favorite body of water and grab the frog that looks good to you.