2020 Frog Smacking Booyah Bucketmouths! Pics

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Wow what a new years week it's been for me, contractors, appointments and real crappy weather.
I was jonesing to hit the ponds yesterday but wasn't able to get out till almost 1:30 and by that time it was sustained 25 mph winds and a major rain and cold front could drop anytime.
I am so tired having to fish in nasty windy weather this past year and I told my wife I think I will wait till sunset to see if the wind dies down.
Well my Gemini side came out and I said F it and i decided to head out now i must b crazy it will b definitely challenging.
Loaded my escoot and hit a small pond just a few hundred feet from my house as the skies got darker.
The wind was whipping the top surface of the water like crazy and I could see the storm moving in. I stared out with my booyah frog to work the bank edge water reeds thinking with this nasty wind the lunkers should b posted up in the thick cover.
Only after a few cast I get a solid blow up on my frog and set the hooks hard and fast and ended up with a solid trophy pond Monster lunker.
Then I hooked a couple more small ones on the Sticko and then less then a hour of casting the rain started coming in and I just barely made back to the house on my Escoot before it dropped hard.
They always say the bite can b great before a cold front I can't argue with that plus the rain storm and nasty winds, just think I really wasn't planning on going out at all in that nast weather and look what I would of missed out on.
Or the my other theory is my new lucky Orange outfit help me hook one......lol
This is a great way to start out 2020 and hopefully this is the year I get The One on the bank in hand.
Thnx for following my post and get out and hook one today!....tra🎣
P.s. notice on my pole I have inch Mark's on it now for the bass length so from the butt of the pole up it measures up to 24 in. Pretty cool idea.
This bass was around 19 in.

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I remember a couple of "old timers" back in the 1960's saying the best fishing was while the atmospheric pressure was dropping; usually before a storm.
 

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Hooked my first bass on a poppin frog, I figured when it is real windy this frog will draw more attention.
Then sunday sunset I hooked a decent bass on the regular booyah frog.
This week temps in the high eighties might start triggering pre spawning bass.
Already found a couple of bass on beds early already.
Prime time will b around the 1st week of march and I am more then ready to gook the one....tra

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Heres my first popping frog bass, it was windy a tough bite day with high barometric pressure but got her done..tra

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The bite has been tough for the last 2 weeks with the barometric pressure staying high and steady at a average 30.20 every day but hooked another decent bass on the frog. Within the next 60 days it should b on fire for the pre spawn.......tra

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Heres a small frog Snatching sunset bass from yesterday with a incredible full sky reflection sunset off the water...tra

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Where did that one "minow" come from?! LOL I do miss those South FL. sunsets.
 

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It's been 2 weeks since I hooked my last pond Monster before the front. The barometric pressure has not buged below 30. Since the beginning of the month. I been hooking mostly small ones lately. Then another pre cold front was coming in last night. I went out for the sunset bite and a few cast at my first pond I get a Crushing slam on my frog and reel in a almost 23 " pond Monster.
It was a all head and shoulders pre spawner this fish had room for a few more pounds to pack. Released it back in so it can get back to fattening up. Things r looking up! I had to stretch both arms out all the way to get it in the pic.......tra

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More fish and another beaut of a sunset.......thanks for sharing!
 


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