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