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« on: November 24, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »



Joined up with UB FL Member FLOGROWN and fished the Miami Canal with him today. Before I dive into our outing, here were the conditions today:

Temp: Upper 60's
Water Temps: Mid 70's
Skies: Partly Cloudy
Wind from the West 5-10 in the a.m and 10-15 in the p.m.
No Current
Water Clarity: Clear with 6ft visibility
Water levels: Normal for this time of year
Fishing time: 7am - 4pm
Bass boated: 29

I met up with FLOGROWN at the ramp little bit before 7am, and we headed South on the Miami Canal. My goal today, besides fishing of course ;) was to show FLOGROWN the ropes in regards to frog fishing. Basically, how to fish it, where to throw it, and identifying the strike zones, etc.. etc..

It took about 30 minutes for the first bass to strike, but after that the bass showed their hand for the day and it was all about casting into the right cover and working those strike zones. Unfortunately however, those strike zones were TIGHT to cover. Anything outside those strike zones and the cichlids were going to have a field day.

I stuck with the frog the whole day, and FLOGROWN fished with various baits but stuck to his guns and fished the frog the majority of the time. The bass weren't big today but they were really feisty and plump. Despite the heavy presence of gar and cichclids. The bass are feeding well. Spring is going to be crazy out in the Glades this year, I have a good feeling about it.









Day in Perspective: FLOGROWN, it was absolute pleasure fishing with you today. We had our good share of laughs and discussions. Looking forward to fishing with you again in the future.
Although we boated plenty of fish, the bass were sticking to their guns and holding very tight to cover. But if you take your time and break the cover down, there are plenty of bass to be had out there right now.

Thank you for reading. I'm sure FLOWGROWN will share today's experience a bit later on.  But, I wouldn't be surprised if he's sleeping already...   lo lo  ;PEP)




« Last Edit: November 24, 2018, 05:12:10 PM by Bassinlou »
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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 05:14:10 PM »

Thats awesome that you were able to meet up with each other! Good to see FloGrown getting some frog action.

Thanks for the report!
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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 05:14:52 PM »

Thats awesome that you were able to meet up with each other! Good to see FloGrown getting some frog action.

Thanks for the report!
Thanks Rick!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 06:04:31 PM »

I truly appreciate the invite had great time fishing with you and getting to know as a person. We had alot of great laughs and you got to witness FlOGROWN's legendary hook set lol!You are one hell of a fishermen but a really cool dude to hangout with.I learned a ton of information from you on frog fishing IAM determined to put it all together and become a successful frog fishermen. Great day Lou !Thanks again!!!


PS- heading to holey land in a few hours got the frog rod ready lol!



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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 07:21:07 PM »

Thats awesome that you were able to meet up with each other! Good to see FloGrown getting some frog action.

Thanks for the report!
I didn't get the skunk I got lucky and got one, had a handful I set the hook wrong or pulled it out there mouth,but Lou was killing them!!He can dance that frog like nobody's business and perfect cast,it's gonna take some time for me to put it all together but I'm determined,Lou taught me a lot that I can work on,lethal lure to use here in Florida


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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 07:38:17 PM »

Yes, learn from him you must. Seek wisdom in him you will.

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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 11:19:19 PM »

Nice! Glad you guys found them. Always great to see that top water frog bite


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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 04:39:49 AM »

Glad you got to fish with the Frog Whisperer.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 05:16:37 AM »

Glad you got to fish with the Frog Whisperer.
Lol he is the frog whisper no doubt about it had a great time

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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 07:45:32 AM »

I didn't get the skunk I got lucky and got one, had a handful I set the hook wrong or pulled it out there mouth,but Lou was killing them!!He can dance that frog like nobody's business and perfect cast,it's gonna take some time for me to put it all together but I'm determined,Lou taught me a lot that I can work on,lethal lure to use here in Florida



Regardless of how many bass you caught, I'm happy that you learned and took with you several valuable tips in regards to frog fishing.  As you experienced and mentioned on another post, the frog is a very versatile bait and as you felt, it's one of the most physical demanding of bass fishing techniques. But as you learned, when the game plan comes together, frogging can be extremely rewarding.
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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2018, 08:13:37 AM »

I truly appreciate the invite had great time fishing with you and getting to know as a person. We had alot of great laughs and you got to witness FlOGROWN's legendary hook set lol!You are one hell of a fishermen but a really cool dude to hangout with.I learned a ton of information from you on frog fishing IAM determined to put it all together and become a successful frog fishermen. Great day Lou !Thanks again!!!


PS- heading to holey land in a few hours got the frog rod ready lol!



Appreciate the kind words FLOGROWN. If you don't mind I would like to share with the group how our trip came up.

FLOWGROWN, has been in communication with me determined to learn how to frog fish. After a few messages back and forth, I wanted to see how dedicated he really was in learning how to fish the frog, so I proposed a challenge. I suggested on his next outing he take only his frogs and his frog rod with him on the outing, that's it. Doesn't sound like tough challenge right? Think again, especially if you have never frog fished before. ;)

Being a man of his word, FLOWGROWN accepted the challenge and busted his butt for 5-6 hours in applying what he had learned so far leading up to his outing. Long story short, the outing or "challenge" was a humbling experience, but he still caught a bass. We discussed and broke down the outing, and through our conversations I was able to identify key points that he really needed to focus and improve on. At the end of it all, our schedules matched up and we got together and had a frog fishing clinic.  :) We identified what he needed to work and improve on, and I'm confident all of us will be seeing nice bass pics from FLOGROWN in the near future.  ;PEP)
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2018, 09:02:18 AM »

Congrats on the catching there guys  ~c~  Tks for sharing the trip and pictures with us also.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2018, 12:19:54 PM »

Nice! Glad you guys had a good day!
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 12:31:54 PM »

Lou and FLO GROWN thanks for the report and glad y'all were able to get together and do some Frog fishing and if you really want to learn how to fish the frog you went with the right person. ~c~ ~c~
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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2018, 06:39:02 PM »

I'm surprised that ole Froggy (Lou) let any frog fish slip by so you can catch one! I've witnessed his vacuum like capabilities first hand. Sounds like a good day.
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 06:45:05 PM »

I'm surprised that ole Froggy (Lou) let any frog fish slip by so you can catch one! I've witnessed his vacuum like capabilities first hand. Sounds like a good day.
Lol!! Smh...
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2018, 06:51:24 PM »

I'm surprised that ole Froggy (Lou) let any frog fish slip by so you can catch one! I've witnessed his vacuum like capabilities first hand. Sounds like a good day.
Lol he's fast

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2018, 05:45:48 AM »

I'm surprised that ole Froggy (Lou) let any frog fish slip by so you can catch one! I've witnessed his vacuum like capabilities first hand. Sounds like a good day.

Only way to get some fish is to cast to where he was gonna cast next faster than him. ;)
Lol or youíll go down the entire stretch of canal wondering how heís the only one catching any fish on froggy.


I say that jokingly of course but with a bit of truth. A lot of it really is about placement. Lou knows where to place it.
WWLD? Thatís the question and the answer to frog fishing successfully.


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Re: MM35 Alligator Alley
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2018, 05:53:23 AM »

Only way to get some fish is to cast to where he was gonna cast next faster than him. ;)
Lol or youíll go down the entire stretch of canal wondering how heís the only one catching any fish on froggy.


I say that jokingly of course but with a bit of truth. A lot of it really is about placement. Lou knows where to place it.
WWLD? Thatís the question and the answer to frog fishing successfully.


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Lol that's like saying keep up with Eddie van Halen playing guitar not happening lol

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2018, 05:57:36 AM »

Only way to get some fish is to cast to where he was gonna cast next faster than him. ;)
Lol or youíll go down the entire stretch of canal wondering how heís the only one catching any fish on froggy.


I say that jokingly of course but with a bit of truth. A lot of it really is about placement. Lou knows where to place it.
WWLD? Thatís the question and the answer to frog fishing successfully.


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Rick, your froggin skillset has improved leaps and bounds. So much so, that you cast right at or really close where I would cast. I have to fish faster just to keep up with you!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 05:59:08 AM »

I appreciate him taking the time and showing me how to frog fish and it motivated me to becoming a frog fishermen,that being said  I just enjoyed being out there with him fishing great dude!!!

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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2018, 06:31:51 AM »

Rick, your froggin skillset has improved leaps and bounds. So much so, that you cast right at or really close where I would cast. I have to fish faster just to keep up with you!!

Thanks but trust me you arenít trying to keep up with me lol.


Flogrown yeah the important thing is you had a good time out there!


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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 06:48:42 AM »

Thanks but trust me you arenít trying to keep up with me lol.


Flogrown yeah the important thing is you had a good time out there!


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Had a great time and learned ton about frogging

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