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Too early for frogs? #13854092 01/20/21 11:55 PM
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Thoughts?
Just walked back in from the back 40 and heard a bunch of frogs around the lake.
Thinking I might have to sling one this weekend...I know it’s early, but....I’m going to give it a shot

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They will eat a frog year round. Bass ain’t picky. Just gotta find the right lake and stretch of water.


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If it is warm enough and frogs are out bass will eat them

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
They will eat a frog year round. Bass ain’t picky. Just gotta find the right lake and stretch of water.

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One day bigfishtx and I were pre-fishing for Bassmaster Open on Lew about 10 years ago and there were bass eating frogs in 45 degree water in the shallow grass. It was unbelievable. I will be throwing a frog on Fri and Sat down at Fairfield. If you have cloudy conditions, I really don't think it matters what the water temps are, especially if you're fishing a lake that the bass stay shallow on the whole year. Lew is one of those...


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Re: Too early for frogs? [Re: McLovin’] #13854337 01/21/21 02:08 AM
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Thanks fellas....you talked me into it!

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Wasn't there a Pro, a few years ago, that said that of ALL the YEARS he had spent on the water ....he had never seen a bass EAT a natural frog.

They would strike them, but then expel them, every time.

He still used artificial frogs a lot, and caught some monsters on them, as have I. But interesting that they never really eat them.

Of course they don't eat many live spinnerbaits either.


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54 degree water temp is as cold as I’ve caught em...but that was Rayburn where they always chew a frog.





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Originally Posted by Big Hopper

Of course they don't eat many live spinnerbaits either.


Exactly , I bought some custom crankbaits at a show for a great price because they had "flaws" in the paint jobs. Hmmmm , I guess the hooks don't bother them but a little flaw in the dorsal fin turns em off. confused 3

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Originally Posted by Big Hopper
Wasn't there a Pro, a few years ago, that said that of ALL the YEARS he had spent on the water ....he had never seen a bass EAT a natural frog.

They would strike them, but then expel them, every time.

He still used artificial frogs a lot, and caught some monsters on them, as have I. But interesting that they never really eat them.

Of course they don't eat many live spinnerbaits either.


Watched one eat a Bullfrog in a stock tank on our place, that was keeping size. Big frog.

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Ya, I’ve never really thought a bass thought what fisherman call a “FROG” was a Frog. No “thought process” to it. Just something moving enticingly across the waters surface. Hmmmm, “let’s eat that”! Regardless, can’t argue their effectiveness.....winter or summer! Cool video!👍

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Caught em on a buzz bait & a floating jerkbait in 50 degree water pretty consistently on Fork when there was grass. Coldest I ever caught em on a frog was probably 58

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Originally Posted by G Love


Watched one eat a Bullfrog in a stock tank on our place, that was keeping size. Big frog.


Did someone say big frog?

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I always have one tied on and in the boat. If I come across some water or conditions it feels right I throw it. Have caught some in 48 degree water.

Learned a lesson prefishing Rayburn several years ago in early January. .Got back in a creek and was catching one here and there on jigs and T rigs. Water was in the 40s. Kept seeing an occasional swirl or splash. Day was warming up and getting nice. Grabbed a buzzbait and first cast was a 4lber. Rest of day was a blast catching fish on top.

I always keep a buzzbait, frog abd topwater rigged and ready now. Its paid off since.

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