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BobOmaha

Scum Frogs...

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I've not been a member of this forum very long, but REALLY enjoy everybody here. I know that I won't ever get to meet everybody, but would like to... grin.gif

My vacation starts in two weeks (9/9-16), and we've decided to stay at a resort on 8th Crow Wing. If you live in the area, or going to be in the area at that time and would like to meet for a cup of coffee and fishin' chat, please contact me at bob.cody@coxNOSPAM.net. (remove the "no spam")

Now about SCUM FROGS...

I could probably ask this on the species-specific forum for bass... but would rather ask my friends HERE.

There have been some previous posts about "Scum Frogs". Before participating here, I had never heard of them... but have found them on the Internet. But now I have some questions:

What SIZE do you "Scummers" use? (I've only seen the 5/16oz.)

I would assume that GREEN works best?

There are other 'similar' frogs in the market... Mann's Super Frog, Snag-Proof, etc. They seem to be more readily available... are they as good?

Looking forward to hearing from you SCUMMY-users out there!

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We've got a place on 11th. September should be a good time to be up on 8th.

I just bought a 1/2 oz "trophy" scum frog with the dark green back and chartruese legs. I tried it out this weekend for the first time as we have some thick lily pads on our shoreline. Second cast, blam-o, nice top water exlosion! I had difficulty waiting the two seconds before setting the hook. It seems like a long time but it worked. Not a huge bass, but it sure was fun.

I took someone's advice and added some shot inside to give it more weight and some rattle. This lure appears to be great for bass and will probably be dynamite for big pike once it really cools off.

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Found some Scum Frogs at WAL-MART of all places!!! Noticed that they are VERY similar to the Snag-Proof versions. (But the Scummies were cheaper! grin.gif)

When fishing the Snag-Proof ones in the past, have had trouble with them rolling over (hook-points down) and then catching on the pads/weeds, etc. Same problems with the Scummies??

Does the added weight still allow them to float? (if you only used a little weight) Does the weight help it to float "upright"?

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Bob,

Hey how it going? The scum frogs do not have that problem. These things are great, I usually use the Dark Green and the light Green those seem to work the best. But a couple of other colors work to, you got the white body with the red and white skirt, another is a white and green with a frog looking under belly with white and yellow skirt. September should be really good topwater action up in the pads. Make sure you put your pictures of all the big bass you get on this site. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brad

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Well keep in mind I've only casted this thing maybe 8 or 9 times, so others might know better. I didn't really have a problem with snagging pads though.

I dropped a couple of tiny bullet weights inside to help with casting and rattle (maybe 1/16" each?). That option is up to you, it would probably work just fine w/o them. It still floated head up, hooks underneath. I suppose the hooks could then catch from time to time, but pretty rarely.

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Thanks (and Scummy-Brad too)!!

Wally-World didn't have that many colors, but stocked-up on what they had!! grin.gif

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    • BringAnExtension

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      11 hours ago, ZachD said:

      I am sure Johnny P is all booked up on weekends by now and for some reason some of the guys don't like sleeper houses all though I may push for it this year last year was such a hassle packing everything up for the night loading the trucks having to bring sleds and wheelers. I much rather bring my flasher couple rods and lots of beer. I go fishing enough running and gunning its nice to have a break where you just show up and fish.

      Yes, he probably is.  I book with him early.  I think that he offers guide service in December up until he opens the sleepers up.  Might align with your portables.

    • I was on Namakan yesterday and kept 4 eyes 14" to 15" caught in under 20' of water. Water temp is 60. I was rigging with a half crawler. However, I had friends out using jigs and minnows in 40+ ft and they did well. He said he found a school and using his I Pilot just hovered over the top of them. So it seems the fish are scattered and all methods are working.

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    • monstermoose78

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      I hope this weekend is better than last!!  I know there is a  lot of ducks around but they have so many places to hide.

    • If you want to stay away from the crowd I would suggest Beacon Harbor I think after jan 1st they don't allow day passes its only beacon harbor and outdoor authority who have houses there. Then they allow only a limited amount of yearly passes.

      Now they don't have all the bells and whistles like a bar and food ect but John and Ann are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Not to mention I personally think it is some of the best.

       

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    • fins_n'_feathers

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    • eyeguy 54

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      212 wondering the same thing maybe?? ;)   

       

    • Agronomist_at_IA

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      Zach-

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      • The Petrowske family are wonderful hosts.
      • No other resort that we have used has come close to being wonderful hosts.  They just didn't put any effort into it.

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      I am sure Johnny P is all booked up on weekends by now and for some reason some of the guys don't like sleeper houses all though I may push for it this year last year was such a hassle packing everything up for the night loading the trucks having to bring sleds and wheelers. I much rather bring my flasher couple rods and lots of beer. I go fishing enough running and gunning its nice to have a break where you just show up and fish.

       

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    • BringAnExtension
      Yes, he probably is.  I book with him early.  I think that he offers guide service in December up until he opens the sleepers up.  Might align with your portables.
    • Dusty
      I was on Namakan yesterday and kept 4 eyes 14" to 15" caught in under 20' of water. Water temp is 60. I was rigging with a half crawler. However, I had friends out using jigs and minnows in 40+ ft and they did well. He said he found a school and using his I Pilot just hovered over the top of them. So it seems the fish are scattered and all methods are working.
    • monstermoose78
      I hope this weekend is better than last!!  I know there is a  lot of ducks around but they have so many places to hide.
    • ZachD
      If you want to stay away from the crowd I would suggest Beacon Harbor I think after jan 1st they don't allow day passes its only beacon harbor and outdoor authority who have houses there. Then they allow only a limited amount of yearly passes. Now they don't have all the bells and whistles like a bar and food ect but John and Ann are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Not to mention I personally think it is some of the best.   Now if you needed a bar and food and all that my choices would be Rogers or Westwind
    • fins_n'_feathers
      Today was the complete opposite of yesterday. The current coming out of light house gap made a pocket of clear water out in the lake overnight, fished right on the edge of the muddy water in 14 feet of water and went through 3 bags of frozen shiners and caught a bunch on plastics after the minnows were gone. Nothing fantastic for size, only 3 in the slot but nice limits of 14-17 inchers and a ton of smaller fish. Once that muddy water gets blown out or clears up the bite is going to be crazy good!