Flipping and Frogging Big Bass In The Heat!

Its 106 Degrees today!!! Its HOT but the bass are biting if you know where to look! The frogging, flipping, and punching bite is going strong! Come along for a day on the water with Matt as he patterns bass on a hot Summer day and explains why he's making changes along the way.

A lot of anglers are afraid to fish in the Summer heat. If you're willing to get out there and know where to look it can be incredible shallow water fishing. Understanding shadows and bass behavior makes all the difference! Matt started off his day on Clearlake with a plan to frog and flip. He began with 3 rods on deck; a frog rod, a flipping stick with a 1 oz tungsten weight, and a flipping stick with a 3/4 oz jig.

The bass started biting on the first cast and Matt never pulled out another rod. As the day progressed he dialed in the pattern and fine tuned his color choices to get more bites. The combination of frogging the edges of cover and flipping deep in the thick patches is a 2-pronged approach that can be applied on any fishery that has heavy cover. Below is a breakdown of the gear Matt was using throughout the day.

The baits...

1) Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2 size 65 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

2) Flippin' Jig- No Jack Size 3/4 oz (Hematoma and Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer #1- Reaction Innovations Kinky Beaver (Low Blow): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Jig Trailer #2- Strike King Rage Craw (Junebug): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

3) Punch Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Punch Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap Hook Size 4/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Bobber Stop- Peg X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Creature- RI Kinky Beaver (Green Pumpkin, Magic Craw Swirl): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Frog Combo...

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

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

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

Flipping Combos...

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

Reel- Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

Sun Gear...

Sun Mask- Aftco Salido: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4

Sun Shirt- Aftco Barracuda Sunshirt: http://bit.ly/2KaUg3m

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3 New Frog Fishing Tricks To Catch More FIsh!

Come along for an evening of frog fishing and learn new tricks to put more frog fish in the boat! Matt and Tim spend most of the year with a frog rod in their hands and they've learned a ton of tricks along the way. Tonight Matt is giving up 3 tips that will completely change your frog fishing. Whether you've struggled to land your fish or maybe you'd just like to get some more bites, this video was made for you!

Matt's first tip to improve you frogging is to explore your opportunities in open water. If you frog heavy cover and slop, its time to branch out and fish away from the cover. The majority of our really big frog fish come in open water.

The second tip is to make sure you're using the right rod and the right frog. While that seems simple on the surface what Matt is actually recommending is that if you're struggling to hook or land frog fish, it might be time to look at a softer rod and a smaller frog with lighter wire hooks. By dropping down in power, you'll have time to build up speed in your hookset before connecting with the fish. This is especially important for smaller or younger anglers who don't have the power to smash hookset after hookset.

The final tip is to branch out and try new frogs. Fish become conditioned to frogs just like they become conditioned to other baits. By changing profile, action, or in some cases sound, you can catch a lot more fish. Below is a breakdown of the frogs we recommend trying, as well as the gear we'd use to fish those baits.

Favorite Open Water Frogs...

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 65 (Little Allen or Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

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

-Live Target Hollow Body: http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk

Favorite Popping Frogs...

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

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

Smaller Frogs...

-Bully Wa 55: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3

-Spro Bronze Eye Jr: http://bit.ly/2XkbgxR

Frogs With Unique Action...

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

-Teckel Honker: http://bit.ly/2Xj7Ye4

-Teckel Maracker: http://bit.ly/2xlXI5s

-Deps Basirisky: http://bit.ly/2uIS4cx

Our Favorite Frog Rod...

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

Lighter Action Frog Rods (Highest Priced to Lowest)...

-Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Shimano Curado 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

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

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POND Bass Fishing from a KAYAK **LIGHTNING & FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS**

Tim is back on the kayak in a tiny pond and he's catching bass! Come along as he fishes a frog and senko for the pond bass. He's hoping to catch some nice fish before a giant storm rolls in with flash flood warnings, thunder, and lighting.

Tim starts out with a Bully Wa Frog. As the day progresses he switches over to a Sprinker frog hoping the straight retrieve will get a better bite than the side to side walking action of a traditional frog. He gets bit on the very first cast and after that focus completely shifts to the Teckel. Tim continues to explore, picking up both a senko and a Rage Bug to probe the thick grass in the middle of the pond.

Pond fishing is typically a little easier than fishing on a big lake. While you have less water to work with, the trade off is the bass are easy to target and trapped in a confined space. By implementing a 2-part attack with the combination of topwater and senko Tim was able to quickly and easily locate the fish that were feeding in the pond. He didn't have time to dig deep into the reeds in search of a bigger fish but he did the best he could with a short window of opportunity.

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment Tim used to have a successful day on the water.

Lures...

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

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

-6" Senko - http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Strike King Rage Bug - http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Kayak...

-Old Town Topwater PDL: http://bit.ly/2YAQdnu

Storage...

-Plano Rustrictor Box 3700 - http://bit.ly/30STK1D

-Plano KVD Speedbag Worm Files (Small) - http://bit.ly/2GYT4RC

Frog Combo...

-Shimano SLX 7'2"H - http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-Shimano SLX Reel 7.2:1 - http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Worm Combo...

-Zodias 6'10' MH - http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Curado 70 7.2:1 Gear Ratio - http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Flipping Combo...

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

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

Apparel...

Sun Shirt- Barracuda Geo Cool: http://bit.ly/2KaUg3m

Sun Mask- http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi

Sun Pants- Aftco Original Fishing Pant: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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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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