I love frog fishing and topwater fishing but I have never fished a topwater lure just like a frog on top for bass! We found some fish in super shallow water in the backs of creeks. The water was pretty clear and the fish were chaising big baitfish up onto the bank. We started off fishing a Jacob Wheeler buzzbait but as the sun rose the fish never totally committed to it so we had to modify our topwater technique to be more subtle and literally start fishing the lure just like a frog. I could actually see the fish in the clearer water swimming off the bank and staying under the lure and starring at it until they were triggered by a small twitch after letting it sit floating for 5-10 seconds. The technique involved a walk the dog style topwater on braided fishing line and a medium heavy fishing rod. You’ve got to make long casts very near to cover in the backs of creeks targeting where the bank flattens out and often you’ll see the fish or bait fish (shad, herring, and bluegill) swimming around. Then walk the bait in slow twitches and long pauses just like fishing a floating frog – the biggest tip is to let the bait sit without moving for long periods of time.
As you know I put a Lowrance Ghost trolling motor on my bass boat a few weeks ago and one thing that frustrates me is no pro angler will be honest in reviewing positives and negatives of a product. In this video we review the Lowrance Ghost – taking a look at the spot lock feature, sonar and graph integration, some of the creature boat comforts it offers, as well as some of the quirks that stand out. Overall, I love the trolling motor but there are a few things that need a little TLC or aftermarket tweaks to take full advantage of. I’m no pro angler but I hope this honest review will help you get a better idea of what the Ghost has to offer.
Is this the END??? Bass fishing has changed so much lately that it’s almost not surprising that tournament fishing is evolving just as quickly – good or bad! As I’m sure you’ve read Major League Fishing (MLF) is buying FLW Outdoors one of the 2 biggest players in tournament bass fishing for the past 25 years. This continues the move by MLF to change the framework and standards of tournament fishing into a more bass friendly, network friendly, marketable content form. Like anything there are pros to the changes and there are cons, but one thing we can all agree on is you can’t stop change and seeing as the bass fishing tournament scene has been the same format going on 20+ years, it’s probably time to take a fresh look and mix it up.
Why did one of the coolest pro anglers on tour – JT Kenney – quit pro fishing? JT and I hung out to shoot some video and talk about fishing and he revealed not only why he quit pro fishing but also the best secret lake for bass fishing in Florida right now!!!! Although he’s out of pro fishing from the tour level tournament standpoint he’s going to be announcing the new Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour!! Should be hilarious and insightful at the same time – not to mention quitting fishing tournaments means he’s going shoot a bunch of tips and techniques videos on his YouTube Channel JT Kenney Fishing!!!
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