To be clear, fishing lures with trebles like Pop-Rs and Spooks may cause more problems than they’re worth. But buzzbaits and frogs are killer, and they let you target the heaviest leaf-littered areas that everyone usually avoids. Translation: areas with less angling pressure. Most bass fishermen know that buzzbaits run pretty well over shallow debris like floating leaves, and are familiar with the fact that the spinning buzzer sound resembles a shad school, which are abundant in the fall. Frogs can be fished much slower, in more precise locations, and through even thicker patches of leaves. Despite some anglers’ hesitation to pick up a frog because it’s not really frog season anymore, I’ve witnessed more tournaments won on a frog in early fall than I can count.