I'm field testing some great looking Snag Proof frogs. Sure wish that I had some grass in waters close to home. But as you can see, grass isn't always necessary! Here are some tips from Snag Proof on fishing its baits:
Fish the lures slowly… in most cases, the slower you fish them the better.
Twitch your rod tip frequently, even with lures such as the minnow with built-in action. This breaks up the retrieve and makes the lure behave erratically, often enticing fish strike.
Pause frequently on the retrieve. Let lure settle down, then begin retrieve again. This imitates a live animal cautiously moving through the water. Fish will often hit just at the moment you stop or start the retrieve.
If the fish misses the lure, cast right back to the spot where he struck, he’ll hit again. Same methods work along brushy shorelines and stump-filled inlets. Try it!
Cast lure on top of rocks, stumps, pads, brush or shoreline… let it fall into the water like a lizard, or small animal or bug.
Cast Past the Bass — casting directly to lone stumps, stick-ups or other structures can often startle resting bass lying near the surface. Cast your lure well beyond the structure, then use the pause/retrieve method to bring your lure right past the stick-up for better results.
When fish strikes… hold on! Lower your rod tip and wait 2 seconds, reel ‘til you feel the fish, then strike back! This gives the fish a chance to sort the lure out of the weeds, or moss that it may have grabbed along with the lure. The soft lure body completely fools the fish. They’ll run with it like live bait! Fish won’t spit it out like hard plugs.
Positive Hooking. The Double hook is exposed when the lure is hit from any angle. It won’t turn sideways or pull out like a single hook and weedguard. Keep your hooks sharpened and ready for action.