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Most anglers agree that the more irritating a buzzbait can sound with squeaks, squeals and clacking, the more often a bass will take a swipe at the bait.

Buzzbait Trick: Make Some Racket

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Most anglers agree that the more irritating a buzzbait can sound with squeaks, squeals and...

To increase the appeal of your hollow-bodied frog as it is retrieved through a pad field or across matted vegetation, and to make the bait easier for a fish to find, make some noise.

Frog Hack: Add Rattles

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

To increase the appeal of your hollow-bodied frog as it is retrieved through a pad field or...

Like spinnerbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs, bass can sometimes be just aggressive enough to swipe at a buzzbait trailing by over their head but not so much that they get hooked.

Buzzbait Trick: Add a Trailer Hook

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Like spinnerbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs, bass can sometimes be just aggressive...

If you've trimmed the back legs on a frog and are still dealing with the issue of short strikes, consider adding a stinger hook like Lake Fork Tackle's ''Frog Tail Hook.''

Frog Hack: Add a Stinger Hook

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

If you've trimmed the back legs on a frog and are still dealing with the issue of short...

Some bass fishing pros feel like the skirts on buzzbaits straight out of the package aren't thick enough.

Buzzbait Trick: Add a Bulkier Skirt

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Some bass fishing pros feel like the skirts on buzzbaits straight out of the package aren't...

Straight from the manufacturer, frogs have long legs, or twin sets of rubber skirt material that sweep the water behind the frog as it is retrieved.

Frog Hack: Trim the Legs

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Straight from the manufacturer, frogs have long legs, or twin sets of rubber skirt material...

If anglers have a complaint about the use of hollow-bodied frogs, and there aren't many, it might be that the hook-up ratios for frogs straight out of the package aren't as numerous as many would hope for.

Frog Hack: Open the Hook Gap Slightly

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

If anglers have a complaint about the use of hollow-bodied frogs, and there aren't many, it...

Some pros on the professional bassing circuits feel like the skirts on buzz baits are too air resistant and make them harder to throw a considerable distance.

Buzzbait Trick: Ditch the Skirt

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Some pros on the professional bassing circuits feel like the skirts on buzz baits are too air...

While many anglers rate the springtime and its famed spawning cycle as their favorite time to target largemouth bass, yours truly has developed an affinity for the dawg days of summertime.

Offshore Hotspots for Summertime Bass

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

While many anglers rate the springtime and its famed spawning cycle as their favorite time to...

Ok, then that secret is this - sometimes, you can catch the year's biggest bass in the summertime months, not the spring.

Huge Bass in Heat of Summer

Lynn Burkhead, WorldFishingNetwork.com

Ok, then that secret is this - sometimes, you can catch the year's biggest bass in the...

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