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Everglades January Frogging :)
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:24:33 PM »

Went fishing with my BIL out in the Everglades today. We were catching them on plastics earlier in the day, but once I saw they were willing to hit the frog, I couldn't put it down... lol!! Enjoy the pics!!



My fish weren't monsters by any stretch of the imagination, but a couple of FL guys did manage to catch some beauties today as well. I invite you to go check them out in the Florida fishing report forums.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 07:39:54 PM »

Lou you found some nice ones frogging. ~c~  My first fish was on a horny toad weightless.  The top water bite stopped quickly. 
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 07:41:12 PM »

Lou you found some nice ones frogging. ~c~  My first fish was on a horny toad weightless.  The top water bite stopped quickly.
Thanks George. You caught a beauty today my friend.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 08:18:25 PM »

Nice!
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 08:29:31 PM »

Nice catches! I've been hit with work so hard I literally haven't been in dang near a month. ~rant Probably closer to 3 weeks but I don't see a end in sight just yet. :'(   Please keep posting up motivation.  ;D
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:30 PM »

Gotta fish your favorite way and who desn't like topwater.  ~c~ ~c~
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 09:04:37 PM »

A good day on the water.  Nice fish.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 09:57:29 PM »

Great day Lou!!! ~c~

I've never seen a hook come out of a frog like in that first pic. How'd you manage that?

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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 10:07:53 PM »

Nice!   Iím ready to start throwing the frog again  ~cf
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 07:04:53 AM »

Great day Lou!!! ~c~

I've never seen a hook come out of a frog like in that first pic. How'd you manage that?

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Thanks Smallie, its pretty common for the frog to slide out from its hooks assembly when it starts to become pretty worn. Believe it or not, although that frog got pretty beat up yesterday, it still works properly. As long the nose doesn't rip it will float.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 08:44:10 AM »

Nice....were you throwing in open water or over pads/vegetation?
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 08:45:54 AM »

Nice....were you throwing in open water or over pads/vegetation?
Thank you. I threw in thick to moderate vegetation.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 09:03:56 AM »

Some nice looking Frog fish Lou. ~c~ ~c~ Your right there were a couple of Big Fish caught yesterday. ~c~
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 10:43:50 AM »

Very nice!!
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 08:28:46 AM »

Nice hookset, I've always had issues setting the hook when froggin'.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 10:03:01 AM »

Nice hookset, I've always had issues setting the hook when froggin'.

Just count to 5 before you set the hook.  :)
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 04:46:16 PM »

Nice hookset, I've always had issues setting the hook when froggin'.

The little trick that helps me is basically a 3 count.

3 words.

"There she is"
"That's a bass"

You can also just count
"One, Two, Three"

Whatever works for you. A lot of people say a bass will hold on to a frog a LONG time. Down here in our Everglades that is not always the case. These bass will sometimes spit a frog out as quick as they inhaled it. Waiting too long like I waited last month on a hookset resulted in missing a fish that made a BIG boil.

Just my opinion on the matter. I'm no expert though. In most cases I think a 5 count like Princeton_Man mentioned should be fine. I just don't have that kind of patience.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 05:12:48 PM »

I will only tall you what a Guntersville guide told me a couple of years ago.  Make that hookset like you are trying to flip over the boat.  He was reacting to my less than purposeful hook set.

Now on the other deal.  There is no way on God's green earth I could count to 5 or even 3 for that matter before I set the hook.  I set it when I feel the fish.  Being an older guy I don't move that fast anyway so maybe I have a built in delay.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2018, 06:03:27 AM »

Every frogger has there method of when to set the hook, I have learned over the years that the hookset is situational. Sometimes the fish take the frog and spit out out pretty fast or sometimes they hold on to it for a long time. In my case, I set the hook whenever I see my frog is no where to be seen. For how long or what count that is?  I honestly couldn't tell you.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 01:05:23 PM »

There is no way on God's green earth I could count to 5 or even 3 for that matter before I set the hook.  I set it when I feel the fish...

Ditto ... get too excited when I see that thing get hit.  Think that's the cause of a majority of my missed hooksets.
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Re: Everglades January Frogging :)
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 01:07:48 PM »

I will only tall you what a Guntersville guide told me a couple of years ago.  Make that hookset like you are trying to flip over the boat.  He was reacting to my less than purposeful hook set.

Now on the other deal.  There is no way on God's green earth I could count to 5 or even 3 for that matter before I set the hook.  I set it when I feel the fish.  Being an older guy I don't move that fast anyway so maybe I have a built in delay.
Built in delay  ~roflmao
Sounds like that might be it!
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