I am going to try some frog slop fishing soon, maybe tomorrow I am going to try some frog slop fishing soon, maybe tomorrow
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    I am going to try some frog slop fishing soon, maybe tomorrow
from RJR  
6/20/2012 2:43:25 PM

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 the little lake I like to fish in the winter is basically now ringed by weeds and slop (pond scum). I am going to rig a rod with 50lb braid and a seven foot composite rod and throw some frogs and horny toads. Any suggestions to try to improve hook up ratios? My past experiences with frogs is about a 10% hook up.


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   Slop fishing from BIGFLAT #11297 #11297  6/20/2012 3:17:01 PM
 I had a lil luck last week fishing a frog in the Atchafalaya Basin. One thing I learned is to wait til you feel the weight of the fish before setting the hook. My ratio got better when I used that method...BF


   Wap-a-prop from Cougarcat  6/20/2012 4:14:23 PM
 So you aren't going to try this on Wap-a-prop?


   no weeds there from RJR  6/20/2012 4:33:09 PM
 .


   Horny Toads kick ass from StevieP  6/20/2012 7:28:34 PM
 use a 4/0 EWG Gamakatsu hook. Tuck the hook point under the top skin of the bait for more weedless presentation, but fewer hooksups.


Leave the hook exposed for better hookup ratio, but it's less weedless.


Your choice.


As mentioned, don't set the hook on the splash. Wait until you FEEL the fish taking the bait before crossing his eyes and winching him in fast. You want to turn him toward you so he doesn't get hung up in more weeds.


   Horny Toad Hook from Wayne P.  6/20/2012 8:18:39 PM
 Use the 5/0 Horny Toad hook, screw the spring into the head, do not put the hook through the body, put the hook bend between the legs and very lightly "skin" hook the point in the top.
That way the Toad will not take up any hook bend space and allow for more positive hook-ups AFTER you wait to feel the take.


   on the buzz frogs from hitdawg #10731 #10731  6/21/2012 10:24:55 AM
 use the ribbit double frog hook. Keeps the bait running right and much better hookups. On either of the frogs, a good 3 second wait before setting the hook is the best way. Sometimes it is sooner but 3 seconds is a good rule of thumb. Drop your rod and let them get it good and lay the lumber to them.


   frog fishing from spropro11  6/23/2012 8:34:08 AM
 Just read a report on Lake Guntersville and the guide stated shorter trips this summer to deal with the heat.For me the hotter the better, my best frog trips for more blow ups are in the hottest part of summer. Not nearly the size as fall fish. If you want to frog fish you got to be tuff and leave the worms, jigs, and A-rigs at home. Stick with it and tuff out the hot weather.


   Rod tip from billsp from NJ #10585  6/24/2012 7:18:49 AM
 Move the frog with the rod tip high, like at the 11 O'clock position. At the blowup or swirl, dip the rod to an almost horizontal position and let the bass (or pickeral or pike up here) take the frog until you see the line tightening up - then wack 'em. They do sell a trailer hook to trail the double hooks on most frogs, saw it in the BPS catalog.


   Feel the strike from Champion1911  6/25/2012 7:30:42 AM
 You have to feel the strike before setting the hookas already stated. I use Ribbit frogs and leave the hook exposed between then back eggs pointed up to sky. Have had good hook ups once I learned to wait until I felt the fish


   No. 1 tip from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  6/25/2012 5:03:38 PM
 
Any suggestions to try to improve hook up ratios?


Do NOT look at the frog. Hear the strike, look for the bait, then set the hook.


9 out of 10 fishermen set the hook too damn early.


   colored line from spropro11  6/26/2012 11:22:48 AM
 I swithched to a bright colored line, oned is yellow and the other a light bluse and immediately seen the difference in hook sets. I used low visability braid for years and got to watching flat fishing in florida on tv and the lines they used and bought some. After the blow up I just lay down the rod tip and watch the line and when it takes off I blast them...So far it is well worth it


   update from RJR  6/27/2012 3:11:42 PM
 I caught several the other day on the frog. Cut the tails off to less than an inch, used 50lb braid(my A rig rod, md hvy 7 foot generic which is 20 yrs old). The fish would hit the frog and I just did like I do spook fishing. Just waited for the bait to disappear and my line to get tight. I am anxious to try it again.


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