Early spring is the best time to go frog fishing, and we have put together some topwater tips and gear recommendations that will help you make the most of this season. Frog fishing is a technique that has become increasingly popular over the years, and it involves using a soft plastic frog bait to imitate the movement of a real frog.
The first step to successful frog fishing in the early spring is choosing the right gear. We recommend using a medium-heavy rod with a fast action and a high-speed reel. This will allow you to cast the frog bait accurately and retrieve it quickly, giving it a realistic action that will entice the fish to bite.
One of the key factors in successful early spring frog fishing is choosing the right location. Look for areas with shallow water and plenty of cover, such as lily pads, reeds, and weed beds. These areas provide excellent hiding spots for frogs, and the fish will be actively searching for them.
When it comes to casting and retrieving your frog bait, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, always cast beyond the cover and work the bait back towards it. This will give the fish plenty of time to spot the bait and strike.
As you retrieve the bait, make sure to give it a realistic action by jerking the rod tip and pausing the retrieve. This will make the bait look like a real frog hopping across the water, which is irresistible to fish.
There are many different types of frog baits on the market, but we recommend using a soft plastic bait with a weedless hook. This will allow you to fish in areas with plenty of cover without getting snagged. We also recommend using a bait with a realistic color pattern, such as green or brown, to imitate the look of a real frog.
Fishing with frogs this time of year requires patience, but combined with the right gear and technique you’ll be ripping lip in not time.
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