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Hey guys. I've been fishing with a topwater toad and doing well getting strikes. The problem is actually getting the hooks in. Anyone have any tips for getting a better hookset ratio? I tried a trailer hook but that was getting full of weeds.
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patience
the way I use a toad. is when it strikes I wait til I feel a tug and then I snatch his lips off. what kind of toad are you using?
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Stanley Top Toad
I've using the Top Toad thinking it would be easier with the hollow body.
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Love fishing them in floating vegetation
Fishing these frogs are a blast. I picked some up last year at bass pro. I had the same problem!!! While at acadamy one day I saw some that were very similar and much cheaper. I used them and went back and bout a bunch of them. Can't remember who made them but i increased bite for catch about 90%
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Frogs
Try spro frogs they are like 10$ But they are worth it I wait bout 2 sec or if I feel them. That's my favorite way to fish try sexy shad caught I lot on that color even though it's not a frog color .also use braid u get a lot better hook set
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wait
you have to wait till you feel the fish on dont set the hook when you see the fish hit.
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Thanks guys.
Thanks for the input. I'll try a little more patience and maybe pick up some of those Spro Frogs too.
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cut the legs
If you buy one of the spro frogs, I've found you get better hooksets when you cut the legs back an inch or so. I guess it just allows the bass to strike where the hooks are more often.
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modification
Usually when I take them out of the box I use a pliers and bend the hooks about an eighth of an inch away from the body. The exposed points lead to more hookups and its still pretty much weedless.
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Frog
It all depends. If you are fishing the frog in slop, you have to give the fish a second before crossing his eyes. If you are fishing in open water, cross his eyes right after he hits. In open water, the only thing the fish is sucking in is the frog, hence not much of a wait needed. When fishing in slop, the fish has to suck in all of the slop as well as the frog.
The way I taught myself was just like when I learned how to catch fish on a buzz bait. I would not look at the bait. I would just look down. That would slow me down on the hook set long enough to allow the fish to eat.
As for waiting until you feel the fish, I think that is over exaggerated. If that is what works for you, then by all means, wait until you feel the fish. I have caught hundreds of fish on frogs and have never waited until I felt the fish. A second or 2 after the bite seems enough of a wait for me, but that is just me.
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