by Dan Rice
here’s nothing quite like the excitement of
frogging. It’s undoubtedly one of the top
techniques for catching quality and quantity during the summer. In certain situations, this technique will
outshine and out-fish everything else in your boat. Find the
right location and become even more focused on frogging
with these tips!
Smaller, natural lakes in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho include Newman, Eloika, Silver and the chain lakes that are connected to the much larger, Lake Coeur d’
Alene. These bodies of water can be finicky on when the frog bite kicks into gear; but, they can also be the most rewarding.
Each of these lakes can fish differently, which can make dialing in this pattern frustrating; but if you see fish up shallow, (bass, bluegill, or other baitfish) then your confidence should be in topwater frogs.
On most smaller lakes, the population of bass are more than likely closer to being in the same stage. If conditions are stable, your catch count can be astonishing. Bass thumb is inevitable when all goes right.
Larger lakes and rivers in our area that can be dynamite for frogging include Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Long Lake, Lake Pend Oreille, Moses and Potholes.