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."
Day 3: 5, 19-09 (15, 47-01) Rojas, who finished 3rd at Sacramento, spent the first 2 days of the event on his home lake floundering around the middle of the pack. He made some big noise on day 3 with a sack that was topped only by Omori's.
"We'd been having wind, clouds and high water, and those are three things I'm not used to seeing on this place," he said. "It threw me a curveball."
This is Havasu weather right now, and this is when they bite the best for me. It's going to be hotter tomorrow and I really like the way the conditions are setting up."
A 5 1/4-pounder was the biggest of the nine keepers he caught on day 3. He broke off a 3 1/2-pounder, but he doesn't know whether that one would've made the trip to the scale.
He had little company in his best areas.
"That goes with anybody who's fishing their home lake – you always have little stretches or spots you can go to. I'm just kind of bouncing around between them.
"I really got on (the fish) late today – I saw what they were doing and I liked it. Tomorrow's going to be a shootout." Read More