Frog fishing is with­out a doubt the most ex­cit­ing way to catch a bass, short of us­ing a grenade, and even that is de­bat­able.

SA Bass - - >> Sa Bass - >> Gareth Rawl­ins

The con­stant re­trieve, at­ten­tion to the bait, and fi­nally the splash and swirl as your bait gets hit has re­sulted in more rac­ing hearts than a boat full of bikini clad beau­ties com­ing past your anthill. It is my ab­so­lute favourite way to catch a bass and for­tu­nately one that I have learned a few tricks about how to do it right. Here are some sim­ple ba­sics that are needed to set you up cor­rectly to frog like a boss.

This is by far the most im­por­tant item to get cor­rect. I have tried, and some­times suc­ceeded, to set the hook on a frog bite with a small soft rod, but it is dis­ap­point­ing and ir­ri­tat­ing and your hook up ra­tio will be very low. I use a heavy 7’6” frog, jig and crea­ture rod. The first time I used it at Lake Mazvikadei I was not quite used to its strength, and af­ter an un­sus­pect­ing 10 inch fish hit the frog, I struck

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