Thrill of the Frog - Man, I'm Gonna Miss It
As any bass fisherman who has ever had the thrill of catching a bass on a hollow body frog knows... there is nothing like it - period.
But what makes it so exciting? It's not always the most productivechoice and it can be BEYOND frustrating at times. It's not a method forthe the faint of heart. Maybe that's it?
Every single day during the summer months here in the grand old U.S. A. -perhaps the world - bass anglers across the nation head out to theirlocal ponds, lakes, or rivers in search of the densest lily pads or thethickest algae blooms around. They cast that hollow body frog right intothe thick of it and with the exception of the plop that frog makes whenit hits the surface of scum, there is nothing but deafening silence.Slowly the angler works that frog - twitch, twitch, pause...twitch,twitch, pause...
And then it happens...a sound that resembles a gurgle mixed with a pop,splash, and slurping sound all rolled into one. It happens sounexpectedly that it's nearly impossible to resist the urge to yank backon that rod when you see and hear that fish break the surface andtension. So many times the angler jumps the gun and misses the fish.
It is the patient angler, though, that can withstand the thrillof the frog. It's that angler, and that angler alone, that can waitthrough the excitement and slowly count to three-one-thousand beforeyanking the hooks into the lips of that worthy fish. Then there arethose who laugh at the idea of a three count. Nay, they say...I set thehook by feel and feel only. These are the masters of the thrill of thefrog.
For those monk like anglers who have the ultimate control, they arerewarded by some of the biggest and gnarliest fish out there and some ofthe most exhilarating fishing experiences available.
Bass aren't the only things that love the frog
Get out there and experience the thrill of the frog for yourself.
Till next year....