Fishing The Filthy Frog In 5 Simple Steps
A hollow-body frog ranks as one of the best topwater lures for fishing in weeds because unlike lures with exposed hooks that bog down in the slop, the lightweight, weedless frog smoothly glides over the vegetation. The Googan Squad Filthy Frog performs to perfection over the slop as its weedless design lets you drag the bait over the thickest cover and its narrow-body presents a lifelike frog profile.
The Filthy Frog Is A Fatty
The weighted Filthy Frog allows you to make long casts across the weeds to cover plenty of water. Whereas other hollow-bodied frogs tend to start filling with water that needs to be squeezed out frequently, the Filthy Frog’s body is designed to keep out water, so the lure stays balanced throughout your retrieve.
Designed to walk in similar fashion to a Zara Spook, the Filthy Frog features rubber legs that generate a lively action. While twitching the frog across the surface, you will know bass go the “Eat Me” text message on the frog’s back when the letters disappear in a frothy explosion of water. After feeling the weight of the fish on your line, the strong, ultra-sharp wide-gap double hook of the Filthy Frog will dig in for a solid hook set.
Bass blow up on a hollow-body frog when you skim it across matted vegetation with steady twitches of your rod, but bass frequently miss the bait as the fish blast through the mat. You have a better chance for a solid hook set if you skim the bait over the mat and then let it it still in the openings of the vegetation.
Fishing The Googan Squad Filthy Frog
When fishing short patches of mats or lily pads skim your frog across the weeds and continue to work it in the same fashion once it slides into open water. Constantly twitching your rod when the lure hits open water will cause the frog’s legs to kick and thrust to imitate the real thing. If a bass blows up on the frog but misses, let the lure sit for a second and then start twitching it again to trigger another strike.
Any time the frog enters open water, retrieve the lure in the walk-the-dog fashion. You can increase the walking action of a Filthy Frog by trimming one of its skirted legs shorter than the other one.
The Filthy Frog Walks The Walk
The frog’s walking ability also makes it a great topwater option for fishing strictly in open water or around other cover such as standing timber, laydown logs or boat docks. Rapidly twitching the frog close to cover imitates the commotion created by a buzz bait, but the buoyant frog has a distinct advantage over the buzzer because you can stop the frog and let it sit for a while when it reaches the cover, whereas with a buzz bait you have to keep it moving or it will sink. The frog sitting there with its legs undulating is hard for a bass to resist smashing it.
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