slowly drag it over the pads. you have to give the bass time to locate the frog. in the sun there will be a shadow on the pads that the bass can see, on cloudy days, not so much. on cloudy days, the bass’s lateral line will help it locate the bait but sight is the number one sense. if you move it to fast you are pulling it out of the strike zone to quick. stop it once in a while. pop it once in a while.
when the frog is over a hole, meaning an area of open water in the pads, just stop the frog and jiggle it a little like you would a drop shot. don’t move it, just subtle little twitches. Patience, patience, patience. when it’s over a hole, wait, light up a smoke, scratch your a*s, take a drink, but wait, wait wait. Don’t be afraid to make 10 or 20 casts over a spot you think holds bass. leave the spot and come back in 20-30 minutes if you get no bites or a blowup and miss.
the bass in the photo of my signature here on this site was caught on a horny toad last year. i must have made 50 casts under that tree to finally get her. she blew up and missed it on like the 2nd or 3rd cast. i was fishing from the bank and after about 20 casts, i turned to the right and fished the other side for a while then went back to where she blew up before, i eventually got her to bite. results are in the picture.
this year for some reason, frog fishing has been down in a lot of areas. where i am there was an explosion of a frog hatch. frogs everywhere. i’d throw my frog out and the other frogs would attack it. i actually caught 2 3lb frogs from them attacking my spro.