Bass Fishing with Frog Lures on the St. John’s River

I’ve researched¬†quite a bit information on Bass Fishing with Frog Lures that this post will share with you. ¬†Fishing hollow-body frogs has become an incredible phenomenon all over the country. The neat thing about frog fishing is you learn to creep, walk, chug, pause and — most of all — always be ready for a big fish to crush a frog. This research can help you choose the right gear for frog fishing on the St. John’s, as well as find the best times to fish a frog, where to fish frogs, and different techniques to try the next time you go frog fishing.

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Using the frog lures is pretty easy. Cast it out on the grass and hop it back to the boat. Hooking and landing the big bass that often inhabit this water can be challenging. Typically, experienced frog anglers will use heavy line and fairly stout rods to get these fish. Monofilament lines in the 20-30 pound class are common, and braided superlines in the 50-80 pound class have gained immense popularity in the past few years. Super braids have the ability to cut through the grass more easily than monofilaments and they give you a great advantage in hook-setting power, especially on a long cast. Some anglers prefer low and medium gear ratio reels, like 5:1, for the cranking power needed to winch these fish out of the salad. Others like higher speed reels so they can keep the fish moving toward them when they pull them out on top of the grass. Rods are generally long, from 7-8 feet with a relatively light tip and lots of backbone. The light tip is needed for long accurate casts and the stiff mid and butt sections will set the hook and move the fish. Many rod manufacturers have produced rods that were designed and engineered specifically for fishing frogs and have the action and power necessary to hook and land more frog fish. Continue reading