March 27, 2014 at 4:50pm
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.