Choosing Frogging Mats

Author: Captain Mike Gerry | Posted: 09/30/2015


Choosing Frogging Mats

When you have miles of great looking grass that all looks good, something has to stand out so you can make a choice; where do you fish and what makes one clump of grass look better than others? These are the questions you have to answer every time you get on the water and start looking for that frog bite. To me there are some easy answers you just have to store them in your memory bank so the choice becomes easy.

First of all I look for grass that has become burnt looking and cheesy where your frog makes a trail through the cheesy grass. Next let your ears be your guide; as many of us painfully know, the grass knats can be a pain, but when you hear blue gill feeding on those nasty knats and they are making a popping sound; you have found some perfect mat choices.  There are certainly many other keys to finding great frogging mats but these two are where I start.

Once you have found some key areas as mentioned above then you start narrowing the choices down even further and other elements lead you deeper into frogging territory; for example water current, if the area you have identified has water current moving around it from wind or dam control you have once again narrowed your choice to even a better set of elements. Grass mats make all kinds of different formations, but when they form points or have outside and inside bends where the bass can feed from you have once again narrowed your choice and gotten closer to the some of the best frogging areas on the lake. There are also other visual keys that can define a good frogging area; blow holes are one, if you visually see where bass have exploded through the mat that's some pretty telling indicator that there is bass in that mat area. Many times you can also see the drag lines where another angler has dragged a fish from that very blow-hole indicating that this area is being fished for a good reason. Lastly I like scattered grass much better than the real thick stuff as the fish can identify what is above them easier when the nasty foamy cheesy look has some scattered effect to it.

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