Dean Rojas and Ish Monroe are just a couple of folks who have proven that frogs work just about any time you feel like tying one on. They’re from the Westy/Lefty Coast, and so is fellow frog lover Dan Wells, who’s been red hot of late and recently shared a few tips about his froggin in this article.
Following are some excerpts â€“ bear in mind the interviewer is asking him about the CA Delta.
> I think the difference in what I am doing and what everybody else is doing has to do with location.Â First of all, it seems like everybody is looking for big mats, like 20 to 30-ft across and I think those are tough to fish.Â I concentrate on bits of mats that have blown away or broken off and gotten stuck on grass flats or hydrilla.Â These are good spots for big fish to position themselves.
> …it was into the 60s at the start of the day I targeted the open water the bite and went with a slow, methodical walk for my retrieve.Â As the water was more stable and warmer, I went into the mats because thatâ€™s what the fish did.Â I could also speed up my retrieve.
> I think too many people focus on the tide.Â I like to read an area that is right to fish if it is good to fish on big water then I go there on big water and when its low water, I go where it is right for low.Â I donâ€™t want to keep running from point-to-point looking for that magic, specific window.Â Iâ€™ve got high water spots and low water spots, to keep it simple.
> Most of the time, I use a darker frog. More importantly than the brand of frog is having the right gear to fish a frog.
Luckily the interviewer asked that question and it’s: Dobyns Champion 736, Abu Garcia 7:1 Revo SX, 65-lb Spiderwire braid. Btw, the 736 is listed as extra-fast tip for 15-30 lb line and “made for fishing frogs, pitchin’ and flippin’.”
Dang it, I think I’m using the wrong rod for froggin’.