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losing fish on the frog #12784482
06/08/18 02:42 AM
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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.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784485
06/08/18 02:45 AM
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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.

Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784508
06/08/18 03:17 AM
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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784511
06/08/18 03:22 AM
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Missing fish is common. Losing them is rare. Sounds like you have a tackle issue. What're you throwing it on


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784533
06/08/18 04:04 AM
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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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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784541
06/08/18 04:18 AM
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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.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784546
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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784584
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heavy action rod, fast reel with heavy braid. When you get a bite reel down until you feel them and swing hard.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784599
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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.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784607
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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.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784613
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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..

Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784615
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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.


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Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784618
06/08/18 11:38 AM
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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.

Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784677
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Switch to a better frog. If you're using the original scum frog, it had horrible hooks

Re: losing fish on the frog [Re: montyb] #12784679
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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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