Top Water Fishing with Frog Crank Bait
When I am fishing for chain pickerel and bass I love to top water fish. I love seeing the action on top of the water. That is also why when I fly fish I love using dry flies. I am always looking for new baits to get and try. One place I am always checking out online is Ebay. Many of the lures and different baits I have in my tackle box are from sellers on Ebay. I can usually find many different types of baits at very good prices. Many of the items also come with free shipping. At the end of July I was searching on Ebay for top water frogs and came along the Buzz’n Frog Crank bait and thought I would give it a try. It is a hard bait that is divided in two with the back part of the body that spins in the water as you reel it in. It makes a good commotion on the water. I used the bait on the Saint. John River and had some bass chase it and also had a huge pickerel smash it in Chipman. The bad news for me is I did not have the drag set right on my bait caster and the line broke and there went my new lure that I really likes. It was my fault and it is part of fishing.
When I got home I ordered three more of the frogs from the same seller. Each one is a different color. The frogs have a two-pronged hook instead of a regular tremble hook. You can certainly cast it right into the lily pads. Sometimes it gets weeds on it and you can work it in those areas. The season is wrapping up in a bit but I certainly hope to give them a try by going after some pickerel before the end of the season on October 15th. If you are interested in the baits, here is the link to the seller on Ebay for the Buzz’n Frog Crank Bait.
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