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Froggy got me out of jam today.
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:10:40 PM »

Fished the Everglades for a bit this afternoon and the fish were not making it easy for me,  but I did  manage to come across these two hungry beauties.

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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 09:14:56 PM »

Nice catchin' Lou!
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 09:24:56 AM »

Very nice catches!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 09:35:21 AM »

Some nice fish.  Congrats on the catch.
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »

Fished the Everglades for a bit this afternoon and the fish were not making it easy for me,  but I did  manage to come across these two hungry beauties.

For the full report click here -----> Florida Bass Fishing Reports
What lb braid and what knot are you using
I finally went to braid/fleurocarbon this year. Tried 20lb braid with a bowline knot for its universal property. One more lost frog.

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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 10:31:35 AM »

What lb braid and what knot are you using
I finally went to braid/fleurocarbon this year. Tried 20lb braid with a bowline knot for its universal property. One more lost frog.

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65 lb braid, and the Fish N Fool knot.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 11:07:12 AM »

65 lb braid, and the Fish N Fool knot.
38lb braid is the heaviest i have, 12 lb Sniper leader. The only brush we have are dead trees. Ill try that knot. Should work well when im dropping lures in the trees and striper fishing.

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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 11:32:02 AM »

38lb braid is the heaviest i have, 12 lb Sniper leader. The only brush we have are dead trees. Ill try that knot. Should work well when im dropping lures in the trees and striper fishing.

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The minimum I throw for frogging is 40lbs in open to light cover conditions. When the cover is moderate to heavy I go with 50-65lbs. I do not use leaders for frog fishing.  The hooksets are too powerful, and leader knots will not withstand those forces for too long.
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 11:34:40 AM »

Them are a couple of nice looking Frog fish Lou.  ~c~ ~c~
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 12:33:03 PM »

The minimum I throw for frogging is 40lbs in open to light cover conditions. When the cover is moderate to heavy I go with 50-65lbs. I do not use leaders for frog fishing.  The hooksets are too powerful, and leader knots will not withstand those forces for too long.
Frog work in the fall i guess, until the sun hits the water? I never used the frog during the spawn. Have to remember, 20 year layoff was like starting over lure wise. I tried the Ned rig first, then the whopper plopper and stuck with sammy and buzzbaits up top. Caught my best bass on worm since i had used it forever. After getting used to new lures I caught more bass this year than ever and hit one stretch of 3.5 or bigger 6 straight weeks. To you thats nothing but up here its a lot. I didnt even know we had spotted bass. For some reason i really caught the spots. 4 on the NC trophy list.

Im not bragging, just telling you guys my progress. Its like any sport, listen to anyone thats better than me.

Im down to one solid black frog. Ive read black or white is a great place to start.

Im here to learn and guide anyone having trouble with Lake Hickory in tournaments since ive got 20 plus years there.

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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 01:10:26 PM »


 After getting used to new lures I caught more bass this year than ever and hit one stretch of 3.5 or bigger 6 straight weeks. To you thats nothing but up here its a lot.
Im down to one solid black frog. Ive read black or white is a great place to start.

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To me, I will take 3.5lbrs all day long. I'm an equal opportunity frogger. If a bass, regardless of its weight, is willing to play, I'm game.  lo lo

As far as frog colors, I vary colors base on situations. I have had lots of success since I was introduced to white frogs a few years ago, but sometimes I have learned, a change in color at the right time will increase the hook up ratio.
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 01:22:25 PM »

Lou congrats on the catching and tks for sharing those pictures with us also. ~c~
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 01:28:01 PM »

Lou congrats on the catching and tks for sharing those pictures with us also. ~c~

Thanks Donald.
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 01:29:21 PM »

@ FFF, Steve, and Ron. Thank you.  ~beer~
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 01:58:29 PM »

65 lb braid, and the Fish N Fool knot.
Guess I just learned me a new knot. I had never seen or heard of the Fish N Fool knot till I read your reply. I did some research and as soon as I saw how it went I was like  :-* I like the way that looks a lot. Not that I have a problem with a polymer knot which is what I use on my frogs but I will be trying this Fish N Fool knot. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2018, 02:03:18 PM »

Guess I just learned me a new knot. I had never seen or heard of the Fish N Fool knot till I read your reply. I did some research and as soon as I saw how it went I was like  :-* I like the way that looks a lot. Not that I have a problem with a polymer knot which is what I use on my frogs but I will be trying this Fish N Fool knot. Thanks for the tip.
Glad I could help Steve. I have been using the Fish N Fool for a couple of months now, and I gotta say, it's a solid knot. I had my go to knot  as well and used it for over 20 yrs. But as soon as I came across the old Fish N Fool knot, I knew it was the knot for me. I use 5-6 turns before I cinch the knot down, and with 65lb braid, this knot will hold a dump truck.
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2018, 02:05:56 PM »

Glad I could help Steve. I have been using the Fish N Fool for a couple of months now, and I gotta say, it's a solid knot. I had my go to knot  as well and used it for over 20 yrs. But as soon as I came across the old Fish N Fool knot, I knew it was the knot for me. I use 5-6 turns before I cinch the knot down, and with 65lb braid, this knot will hold a dump truck.
That is what I liked about it was the design the way it looks to hold the line just makes sense.
Im looking for that dumptruck girl.  lo ;D
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Re: Froggy got me out of jam today.
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2018, 10:09:42 AM »

The frog whisperer strikes again!
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