How to Catch Shallow Bass In Early Summer

Its time to head shallow for some Summer bass fishing fun! Frogging, wakebaits, flipping, and a whole lot more... its the fishing we dream about all Winter long! If you're not going shallow with heavy tackle this Summer you're missing the boat on a lot of really fun fishing! Today Tim is breaking down all the baits he uses to consistently target bass in Early Summer.

Everyone loves catching bass on topwater but this is the time of year you can upsize to a big wake bait and catch a GIANT post spawn bass. If the topwater bite isn't happening you can head deep into heavy cover with a heavy punching rig and pull the big fish out of the shallows. If that's not working, there are some awesome reaction options like swim jigs and crankbaits that consistently fool Summer bass.

Don't miss your chance this Summer! Whether you're bank fishing a pond, paddling a kayak, or ripping around in a brand new bass boat, the Summer months have some amazing fishing opportunities. Head into the shallows and explore everything your lake has to offer! Below is a breakdown of the tackle discussed in the video.

Topwater Baits...

Wakebait- Evergreen Noisy Dachs:

Walking Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2:

Steady Retrieve Frog- Teckel Sprinker:

Buzzbait- Slow Roller Quad Blade:

Toad- Zoom Horny Toad:

Floating Toad- Damiki Air Frog:

Punching/Flipping Baits...

Muted Action- Reaction Innovations Beaver:

Active Action- Strike King Rage Bug:

5/0 Owner Jungle Flipping Hook:

1/0 Tungsten Flippin' Weight:

Subsurface baits...

Stick Bait- 6" Yamamoto Senko:

Jig- 3/8 oz pitching jig:

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

Soft Jerkbait- Zoom Super Fluke:

Reaction Baits...

Swim Jig- 1/2 oz Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig:

Swim Jig Trailer- Keitech 4.3" Swimbait:

Chatterbait- 1/2 oz Jack Hammer:

Squarebill Crankbait- 6th Sense Crush 50 Silent:

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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:

LiveTarget Hollow Belly Frog -

Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog:

Frogs For Mat Fishing...

Ish's Phat Mat Daddy Frog:

Spro King Daddy Frog:

Popping Frogs...

Jackall Gavacho Frog:

River2Sea Spittin Wa:

Spro Bronzeye Poppin Frog -

Straight Retrieve Frogs...

Teckel Sprinker Frog:

Deps Basirisky Soft Belly Frog -

GREAT Frog Rods...

Shimano Expride 7'3" XH:

Dobyns Champion Extreme HP 7'4" Flip -

Budget Friendly Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Extra Heavy:

Softer Frog Rod- 7'2" Heavy:

Frogging Reels...

Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:

Budget Friendly- Shimano SLX -

Favorite Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb:

Great Alternative- Sufix 832 65 lb:

Related Videos...

Bully Wa 2 Video:

How To Walk A Frog Video:

Spittin Wa Video:

Sprinker Frog Video:


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):

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen, Goliath):

-Teckel Sprinker Frog (Camo):

Live Target Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH:

Reel- Curado 200K HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Bully Wa Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 746:

Reel- Revo Inshore:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Teckel Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy:

Reel- Curado 200K HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Topwater Challenge: He Called His Bites!

From the first cast to the last, these bass were chewing! When you hear guys talking about frog fishing, these are the bites they dream about! Throw in a variety of tips about adapting frog fishing to your style instead of trying to fit yourself into the frogging mold, and this video is sure to help your fishing!

Matt has been struggling with his hookset as he regains strength after his accident. Instead of fighting it and continuing to lose fish he switched to smaller frogs and softer rods and was able to executive much more efficiently. This method works for anyone of smaller stature or anglers that are young/old that struggles to get a strong enough hookset for frog fishing. 

Matt's Baits...

-Bully Wa 55 Frog (Ghost, Little Allen):
-Gavacho Frog (Red Frog, Chart Strike Gill):

Other great frogs for this method...

-Live Target 45T:
-Bobby's Perfect Frog 1/2 oz:
-Spro BronzeEye Baby Popper Frog:

Our Favorite Frog Rods...
-Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH (736):
-Shimano Expride 7'3" XH:

Budget Friendly Rod...
-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Extra Heavy:

Softer Frog Rod Alternatives...
-Zodias 7'2" Heavy:
-Megabass Orochi XX 7' Tour Versatile:

Budget Friendly Softer Rod...
-Exage 7'2" Heavy:

Frogging Reels...
High-End- Metanium MGL:
Matt's Choice- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Budget Friendly- Casitas 150:

Favorite Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb:
Great Alternative- Sufix 832 65 lb:

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