Fishing the hollow body frog
Warm weather is here and you can hear the croaks of frogs across the lake. Now is the prime time to use the hollow body frog. The standard frog like the Jackall Iobee is well suited for fishing in heavy weed cover and it works best with a walk-the-dog retrieve. The Jackall Gavacho frog is a popping frog which excels around sparse cover and dirtier water because it displaces more water than your standard frog. To make your frog walk-the-dog with ease, trim the skirted leg tails and make one strand shorter than the other.
Lily pads are the obvious choice, but finding transitions in weeds will help you find high percentage areas. High percentage areas can be where two different weeds meet each other, boat docks with adjacent weeds of lily pads, and fallen timber in the weeds.
Braided line is a must when it comes to castability and strength when pulling fish out of heavy cover. PowerPro Maxcuatro is a braid you can rely on. The Shimano Zodias 7’5” heavy-power is an ideal rod for frog fishing––it easily walks frogs and can pull fish out of the nastiest cover.
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