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#12784482 - 06/07/18 09:42 PM losing fish on the frog
montyb Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 12
I'm getting lots of fish on the frog. I was at Athens yesterday and had lots fish on and landed only a few, any suggestions.
by the way, color didnt seem to matter (yellow, green, white all had strikes and fish on).

I used scum frog and not sure of the other brand but it was a bit bigger.

Edited by steve hummert (06/07/18 09:46 PM)

#12784485 - 06/07/18 09:45 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
NickHasty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1479
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Losing fish frog fishing, is part of it. I'd recommend putting some spro frogs into your mix, I think they're by far the best. Also, when a fish strikes, wait a second or two before setting the hook, don't pull it away from them. Good luck.

#12784508 - 06/07/18 10:17 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6187
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Count to three......and swing.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12784511 - 06/07/18 10:22 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
WackySenko Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 1190
Missing fish is common. Losing them is rare. Sounds like you have a tackle issue. What're you throwing it on
"Its not an addiction...its a disease! and I LIKE it! keeps my sanity in this cruel world!"

#12784533 - 06/07/18 11:04 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1232
Loc: All over
I have same problem. Lost so many I don’t throw a frog anymore. I wait and do all that and stick and about the 2nd jump or so they spit it. Even used those trailer hooks for them and still won’t stay on.
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#12784541 - 06/07/18 11:18 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
RedRaider3933 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 2959
Loc: Plano, TX
My guess is you are using underpowered equipment. If a fish eats a frog and you actually stick it there is almost no way to lose it.
Go Tech

#12784546 - 06/07/18 11:32 PM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
bassfinder78155 Offline

Registered: 04/27/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Sherman, Texas

#12784584 - 06/08/18 05:06 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
LunkerXpress Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 564
heavy action rod, fast reel with heavy braid. When you get a bite reel down until you feel them and swing hard.
BASS Central Opens Co Angler trying to live the dream

#12784599 - 06/08/18 06:08 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
Topwater2 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 914
Also, and this help you tremendously. Take your needle nose and bend the hooks up or out just enough to clear the body of the frog. It won't take much and as mentioned above, count to three and hang on.

#12784607 - 06/08/18 06:26 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 958
Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
7'3"-7'6" Heavy, x-fast rod, 65# braid. After seeing some of the underwater footage that Tactical Bassin has put out, it amazes me how fast a bait can go in and out of a fish's mouth, I don't count to three. When I see the frog disappear, I swing as hard as I can. It is more like 1-2 seconds to know if they got it.
Faith. Family. Fishing.
PB - 11 lbs 1 oz

#12784613 - 06/08/18 06:28 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
6BOOMER Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 977
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
All as mentioned above, I also bent the double hooks up just to enough to clear the body of a hollow belly. You'll be amazed how many fish you may have lost stay on..

#12784615 - 06/08/18 06:32 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
blackhawk19 Offline

Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 32
Loc: Prosper, TX
Heavy rod with braid. I like the Booyah Padcrusher. Keep your rod tip up on the retrieve. Once a blow up occurs, wait one second and make a gradual pull to make sure they are there. Then lay into them. I don’t recall losing a fish once they are hooked.

#12784618 - 06/08/18 06:38 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3829
Loc: Weatherford, TX
These fish most likely aren’t eating it, just slapping st it, which can happen this time of year.

Change colors, or presentation when that happens.

#12784677 - 06/08/18 07:32 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8220
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Switch to a better frog. If you're using the original scum frog, it had horrible hooks

#12784679 - 06/08/18 07:34 AM Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb]
Bass&More Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 10300
Loc: Jack County
Lots of good frog baits out there. I mainly use the Academy H2O frogs in black and yellow and will trim the leg/ streamers down to 1 1/4" inches that helps with some of the short strikers thrown on a heavy action 7" rod, revo winch spooled with 30+ pound braid. Cadence and retrieve come into play as well and when you feel the fish, set the hook. peep

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