I finally had the chance to get out on a lake this past weekend and catch some quality largemouth bass. Liz was too busy with the wedding planning, so I woke up at daylight and went and tried a new lake near Butler, AL. At daylight, this lake looked as impressive as any lake I have ever fished before, with standing timber, lily pads, and coon tail grass. With these conditions, there is only one bait I had in mind, a topwater frog. I began the morning fishing my frog through the lily pads and grass and within minutes landed the first bass, so I knew the technique would work. After catching a couple, I was fishing in a creek off the main lake and caught a 6 pound 8 oz healthy bass. Catching a fish this size on a topwater bait is an unbelievable experience and will keep you fishing topwater lures regularly. One thing I noticed this morning, is that as soon as the fog cleared off of the lake, the frog bite slowed down and the fish just weren’t interested in it anymore. I changed to a popper and began catching fish immediately. I stayed on the lake a couple more hours and ended up catching 19 bass, all on topwater frogs and poppers. This morning was an experience I will remember for a while and I have attached a video below showing some of the highlights.
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