Topwater Froggin’ Big Bass (Leech Lake Largemouth): Top water frogs for big largemouth bass on Minnesota’s Leech Lake. Jason Mitchell joins Charlie Peterson from Northland Fishing Tackle in late September to target shallow bass in thick wild rice and lily pads. Easy way to target shallow bass in heavy cover. Arguably one of the most fun ways to catch a big bass.

Charlie Peterson gives a walk through on the development of designing the new Reed-Runner Topwater Frog. The perfect hollow body frog for the thickest vegetation.

This video was filmed on Leech Lake which is a massive body of water with a lot of great bass habitat and bass fishing opportunities but these shallow water weed patterns are prominent on many Minnesota bass fisheries. Late summer and fall is a prime time for using frogs. Tips on how, where and when to catch big largemouth bass on Leech Lake. Equipment recommendations for using frogs in heavy weed cover. Enjoy all the awesome topwater strikes and blow ups!

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Reed-Runner Walking Frog

Topwater Froggin' Big Bass

Reed-Runner Walking Frog (Blackbird)

Fishing topwater frogs is one of the most effective and fun ways to extract big hungry largemouth out of shallow water cover. Northland’s Reed-Runner Frogs are designed for fishing the thickest and meanest of cover from pads, reeds, rice, and cattails! See all colors here.
  • Easy Walking & Popping Actions that teases ’em to strike
  • Made with hooks that sit very tight to the body for a weedless retrieve
  • Softer body for better hookup percentage
  • Lifelike patterns that mimic frogs, reptiles, mammals, birds and fish that swim on the surface


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