Early Summer Whopper Plopper Fishing From The Kayak

Come along as Tim heads out on Clearlake for an evening of topwater fishing. Tim is fishing out of an all-new kayak and he brought 3 rigs along for the adventure. He has a Whopper Plopper, a frog, and a Punch Rig. Its a short trip before the sun goes down but that's prime time for the evening topwater bite!

The topwater bite in June can be truly incredible. The fish's metabolisms are the highest they've been in months, the water temperatures are warm but not exceedingly hot, and the baitfish are typically still shallow. Its a recipe for topwater mayhem! We chose the kayaks for this quick adventure because we can move stealthily through the shallow cover and catch fish that often spook when the bass boat trolling motor is chopping through heavy grass.

Tim's kayak of choice tonight was the new Topwater 120 PDL. This boat is known for its sturdy platform and ample storage, two things that are very important to Tim. Tim ran into Matt on his Predator PDL, giving them a great chance to compare the boats side by side. If you're in the market for a new kayak, boat boats are excellent choices!

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear the guys were using in the video.

Baits...

- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Delicious): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Tungsten Weight 1 oz: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

-Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

-Bully Wa 2 Frog (Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Whopper Plopper 110 (Monkey Butt): http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Tim's Kayak- Old Town Topwater 120 PDL: http://bit.ly/2KGiYf5

Matt's Kayak- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2WyVQka

Tim's Whopper Plopper Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 70 HG: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Tim's Punching Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Tranx 200 A: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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Whopper Plopper Fishing in Oklahoma

We're on McGee Creek in Oklahoma throwing a Whopper Plopper, Frog, Buzzbait, Popper, and a fluke! Its a brand new state for us, neither CC nor Matt has ever bass fished in Oklahoma but that won't stop us from finding the fish! Come along for a fun day exploring the standing timber and murky waters of McGee Creek.

When fishing a brand new lake its easy to become overwhelmed. We focus on key patterns that let us locate fish quickly, instead of haphazardly covering water. In this case, we knew we had high muddy water conditions so we focused on topwater. Despite the stained water, the fish had no issue locating the whopper popper and other topwater lures.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle used in the video. We hope you enjoyed coming along for a day on the water in Oklahoma! We'll be on the road for several months so follow along as we break down new fisheries all over the country!

The baits...

Whopper Plopper 110 (Bone): http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Bully Wa 2 Frog 65 (Little Allen): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Skirtless Pro Buzzbait: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

Keitech 4.8 Buzzbait Trailer: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

River2Sea Biggie Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Matt's Topwater Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Frog Fishing For Bass | Everything You Need To Know

Topwater time has arrived! Frog fishing is as good as it gets in bass fishing but first you've got to learn how to do it properly. Today Tim is taking us in-depth, covering what different baits are for, how to work them, colors, locations, and so much more! Whether you're looking to catch your very first frog fish, or you're advanced but wanting to see a review of the best new baits on the market, this video is for you!

Frogs can be broken down into 4 categories. Tim explains the differences between "all around frogs", "cover frogs", "popping frogs", and "straight retrieve frogs". Each frog style has a unique purpose and needs to be treated differently. Tim does a great job of breaking down each style and teaches exactly how to work each one.

Don't get caught unprepared this year. Don't be the guy who can't get bit! Worse yet, don't be the guy missing all the bites! With some quick study your hookup to land ratio can be amazing with a topwater frog. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment that Tim discusses in the video.

All-Around Frogs...

River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

LiveTarget Hollow Belly Frog - http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk

Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog: http://bit.ly/2abpR40

Frogs For Mat Fishing...

Ish's Phat Mat Daddy Frog: http://bit.ly/2L7KgqC

Spro King Daddy Frog: http://bit.ly/2h0LCYd

Popping Frogs...

Jackall Gavacho Frog: http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

River2Sea Spittin Wa: http://bit.ly/29YS5g6

Spro Bronzeye Poppin Frog - http://bit.ly/2HsyqIJ

Straight Retrieve Frogs...

Teckel Sprinker Frog: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

Deps Basirisky Soft Belly Frog - http://bit.ly/2uIS4cx

GREAT Frog Rods...

Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Dobyns Champion Extreme HP 7'4" Flip - http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

Budget Friendly Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Softer Frog Rod- 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Frogging Reels...

Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Budget Friendly- Shimano SLX - http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Favorite Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Great Alternative- Sufix 832 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Related Videos...

Bully Wa 2 Video: https://youtu.be/JfzUGmhqvvI

How To Walk A Frog Video: https://youtu.be/cNnz3Z1cumk

Spittin Wa Video: https://youtu.be/2pUuXlFrLbU

Sprinker Frog Video: https://youtu.be/byRTNKPvTWM

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Early Summer Frog Fishing!

The frog bite is just kicking off and they're eating it like they've never seen a frog before! The blow ups are viscious and the fish are BIG! Frog fishing is one of the most exciting ways to catch a bass! Its close quarters combat with heavy tackle. Come along for a day of Frog fishing on Clearlake with Tim Little!

Whether you're a veteran frog angler or you're just getting started, there are details in this video you can pick up on. Watch closely and you'll see that Tim is using 3 different frogs to get the best hookup ratio around a variety of different grasses. When the grass is so thick it mats up, he turns to the Live Target. When the grass is thick but not completely solid, he finds his best success with the Bully Wa 2, and when the grass is sparse, he couldn't beat the Teckel Sprinker's ability to call fish up.

The frog is one of the few baits where dedicated equipment is key. With the wrong setup you'll miss or lose every fish that bites, but with the right gear you can have an amazing time on the water. Below is a break down of the baits and tackle that Tim was using to be successful with a frog.

The Frogs...

-Live Target Hollow Frog (Emerald Brown): http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen, Goliath): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Teckel Sprinker Frog (Camo): http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

Live Target Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Bully Wa Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 746: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

Reel- Revo Inshore: http://bit.ly/2Vp5epN

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Teckel Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ