To expand this idea a little further, it’s important to cast past optimal strike zones of all kinds when fishing frogs, then work the frog to the strike zone while positioning your body (and fishing rod) in the hook set-ready position as you approach the juice. Seems like an easy concept to grasp, but I still see too many anglers make the grave mistake of overhand casting the frog to land with a plop right on the hot spot, then keeping the rod tip high where they can’t deliver hook set power. This could be on a milfoil edge, a lilly pad edge, a shade line, beside a log, and even on the backside of a pontoon boat. It’s not necessarily that they get fewer bites, it’s that they’re not ready for them. One of the main keys is to give yourself at least three to five feet of working room. This will give you and Mr. Frog a few feet to make sure your cadence is in synch, nothing is fouled up on the cast or landing, and that your body is ready for the full force hook set. Also, before you even pull that frog into the water, make sure all the slack line is tight and your rod is in position as soon as the bait hits the water, because chance are, the strike will occur as soon as the frog touches a single molecule of H20.