“Here in Florida we haven’t really had any significant cold weather to drop the water temps down to make the bass lethargic. They are still eating heavily. It was the first thing in the morning and I figured why not try a soft plastic frog. I would run the frog down the bank line across patches of grass.
My first bass was fourteen inches. Not a bad one but Im on the search for the big one. About thirty minutes went by with out a strike but I remained to stay confident with the frog. I casted the frog on to a big patch of weeds. I started reeling it in and as soon as that frog came off that matt and hit the water, a giant mouth came out of the water!
Never in my many years of bass fishing have I seen an explosion like that. I set the hook as hard as I could and right then I knew I was in for a fight. My heart was racing, the only thing I could think of is stay calm and have the net ready. After a fight that lasted about fifteen seconds but felt like a life time, I pulled her into the net!
My hands were shaking while pulling her out of the net. Weighing in at eight in a half pounds and twenty four inches in a half inches long, My decision on a top water frog approach was a success!”