Imagine being out on a vegetated lake with your trusted old bait and rod. The fish aren’t biting and your dreams of catching an 8-pound Largemouth Bass. Perhaps you aren’t getting the results you want is because you need to invest in a new lure. One that’ll tempt the largest adversary. When it comes to the appropriate bait, a Bass can’t refuse the temptation of a juicy frog, hence your next tool.
Why Are Frogs So Successful?
When considering the habits of a Bass, it is easy to see why they prefer amphibians over worms. Most individuals reside in lakes and rivers where amphibians also dwell. When mimicking the movement of this prey item, fishers are able to catch Bass more successfully.
Types of Frogs
There are various types of amphibian baits to choose from, each having their own specific appeal. The following lures are used specifically in big Bass expeditions.
• Hollow Bodies: These are used when fishing near surface vegetation as the bait gives the illusion of “slopping” through the marshy clay.
• Hard-Plastic: This type allows for a realistic motion that will attract Bass.
• Popping: Made of either hard or soft plastic, this type of bait seems to pop and splash. It is typically used in poorly-lit ponds.
• Soft-Plastic: This bait starts out floating on the water’s surface, then continues to sink. They also appear to swim with the motion of kicking legs.
How To Use Amphibian Lures
Casting out these animals is a unique style of fishing, specifically when it comes to Bass. Knowing how to correctly use this skill is essential in fishing amongst lakes, rivers and ponds. Read through the steps included in this process.
• Decide on your location, keeping in mind that you can use the aid of a solid bank to make your amphibian “flee into the water”.
• Once your bait is in the water, wait a few seconds, allowing the fish to spot its prey.
• Use your bag of tricks to make the amphibian appear as if it is popping, swimming, walking or skittering.
• With the matted vegetation working to your advantage, drag the bait through the open areas, “resting” in the grassy spots.
• If nothing seems to happen, snap your rod in the opposite direction of the bait to make a side to side action.
• Prepare for the bait to be hit, keeping a handle on your line and rod.
How Will a Bass Attack the Bait?
The Bass is known to do one of three movements when advancing on your realistic critter. To prepare yourself, be educated in all attack moves.
• Quick suck: As the name suggests, Bass are able to essentially inhale water into their mouth, sucking in what’s at the end of the line.
• Blowup: Bass will take up the bait through the sudden use of their body, referred to as Topwater Blowups. As the fisher, you might not expect such an intense action.
• Boil: When a fish “boils”, it refers to the large group of fish that suddenly appear, all wanting a piece of your bait. The edges of a boil tend to have various species of Bass such as large and smallmouth.
To become skilled in casting out this type of bait, you must know about the various types and how to use it. Given the species of fish, such as the Largemouth Bass who dwell in lakes and ponds, the use of an amphibian bait is a useful option. With your new tactic, perhaps you’ll get those fish after all.