3. You can’t talk topwaters without including a hollow body frog and whenever he finds a canopy of trash mats, duck weed, hydrilla, milfoil, pads or dead reeds, he’ll pull out the Spro Bronze Eye. He keeps the colors simple: black in heavy cover, bluegill for sparse cover and white for shad spawns.
Card says he throws the narrow nose model most, as it navigates heavy cover best; but for sparser areas, or open spots between thicker canopy sections, he’ll employ the popping version for a combination of walking and that fish-calling bloop, bloop, bloop.
Tip: “A lot of times, when guys come to a thick canopy, they stop walking their frog and just start scooting it along the surface. I always let the frog tell me if it can be walked. That’s my preferred cadence. There may be a little bit of water at the top of the mat where you can still walk it. If it’s too thick, then you just slow down and fish those mats super slow.”