Photo by Dan OSullivan - Advanced Angler I started frog fishing many years ago, and it has always been one of my favorite ways to catch bass, but to me, the frogs available always were less than ideal for the way I liked to fish them. I like to look at a piece of cover and try to visualize where the biggest bass in the area might be positioned, and put it there. If that means throwing the frog over, around, under and through cover, then I will.
Not every frog would do exactly what I needed it to do. I needed a bait that would skip cast well, walk in a side to side motion on the water and hook the vast majority of the fish that bit it. Before I started working with SPRO, I found baits that did one or two of the things well, but they weren’t the whole package. Full Story
Dean Rojas enters this tournament 11 points behind Aaron Martens in the Toyota Angler of the Year race. And Rojas is in classic one-day-at-a-time focus. He thinks a 15-pound average will put anyone in Sunday's Top 12 finale. But at Wednesday's anglers' meeting, he wasn't looking any further down the road than Day 1 at Chesapeake Bay.
"We have 12 more days of competitive fishing," said Rojas, referring to this event and the final two remaining on the schedule. "I have to be at my best for 12 more days to do what I want to do. (Today) is day No. 1 of the 12."
Dean Finishes 6th on Havasu, Leaves West Coast With Points Lead
After making a big jump on Day 3 to qualify for Sunday’s final Top 12, Lake Havasu City resident Dean Rojas caught just 14-6 Sunday. He finished sixth with 61-7, just ahead of reigning Bassmaster Classic champion Casey Ashley (61-4).
However, Rojas, who has qualified for the final round in the last three of the four Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments this year, currently leads the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race with 365 points (based on cumulative finishes in Elite tournaments), just 10 points of Lucas, winner of the Sacramento Elite, and Martens, who has 332 points.