i had been reduced to float fishing for pearl spots after the murrel went off the bite. the new scum frogs sat idle and i went almost around the bend just casting and casting. today i caught this appx 2 lb murrel on a scum frog and had the blighter run into heavy snags (submerged tree branches). i followed the tips and controlled my self and the steady pressure on the line brought the fish out after a few minutes.(it helped that i was running 30 lb braid and 30 lb floro leader
these fish definitely do hit the scumfrogs hard and swallow them almost fully. sadly this makes a safe release a difficult proposition and this murrel went to happy murrel grounds.
hey guys! the slipper is not for size comparison just discarded by the retriever in haste !