I am always talking about down south or Texas this and Florida that, well here we are again, they are lucky enough to have those soaring water temps and in my book, that only means one thing, its time to tie on that frog. Its by far one of the most exciting bites in bass fishing and I am happy to say, its not too far off form me in my local area.
So if your looking for that added edge, here are three “Hacks” as my boys would call it, that will give you that extra edge on the bass.
1. Add A Rattle
Sound is a huge component to having success on the water, and it’s no equally important when it comes to tossing out ribbitty friend. I like to slide a glass rattle jig tube into the body of the hollow frog to add to the sound it gives off. Additionally, you can add a second one to create even more sound. I prefer glass over plastic as it provides a more quality sound over the plastic rattle tubes. It will also help with a further cast that will enable you to get way back up into that cover.
2. Trim Those Legs
Shorten the legs up a tad and it will give you some more action as you work your frog across the water. By trimming your frog legs up, it will also decrease the overall size of your lure and in a lot of cases, downsizing your lure can make all the difference in the world. (just a note, we are trimming the string legs)
3. Add Scent
Load that frog up with scent. Break out your favorite bass cologne and hit the outside of the frog as well as the hollow chamber of the frog. Now, don’t go pour the entire cavity of the frog with your best scent, but place a little extra in that chamber so that it can emit the scent and watch what happens.
I hope these three little frog hacks help and they create those tightlines we are all looking for.
I’m The Bass Dude!