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Starting to use frogs more.

Any you really like and find durable? What about the raw unrigged baits like Rage Tails that you Texas rig?  Not feeling much love for them personally.

Scum Frogs? Booyah? Spro? Live Target?

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By far my favorite method of bassin

Favorite is still the Manns Super Rattlin Rat but that hasn't been made in years and years (down to my last one)

 

Out of the ones you can get now the Scum Frog BigFoot is my favorite

One trick - run a small duolock through the frogs body and the center of the legs, keeps em from getting pulled out.

I've got a few frog bodies with no legs

 

Fish it conventional with 40# braid tied direct to a medium size breakaway paper clip style snap. On the rare times I fish in the daylight I'll use a length of 40# floro as a leader

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very much agree w/ the scum frog when that slime is on top of the water ,or just heavy cover  very soft not a lot of distance is required when tossing frogs 40 - 65 lb braid again agree .

Now if your fishing the OUTSIDE edge the Stanley Ribbit frog I like alot its legs produces a lot of wake , bubbles & sound . 

Most importantly keeping your hooks sharp, I don't keep frogs locked in a box after use . just keep the cover open & let it air dry w/ prevent rust .

learning the identification of aquatic plant growth is very important WHY because larger bass use this to prevent sunlite to their eyes ( shade ) & of course smaller prey , don't ignore very close to the shore line as frogs also travel the waters banks 4-6 " from the shoreline , don't be afraid to increase your cadis mix it up , you want that Bass only to see it for a second they are already looking up for a really good meal       

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 yeah that is good... those guys seem to do a good job. Thanks.

Interesting that most of the soft hollow frogs are so expensive!  Seem very overpriced. 11 bucks for a 3" hollow piece of rubbery plastic.....

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for get your frogs and rats buy a savage gear suicide duck i got one only 20 bucks

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For cheaper frogs i use the BooYa Pad Crashers. For my higher end frogs,  i like River2Sea Bully Waa 2. 

At the end of last year i starting trying the Stanford Baits Boom Boom frogs. Pretty ingenious design with a small peice of velcro like material on the back behind the head, that catches on the tiny teeth of the bass's mouth, giving you better hook up ratios. It really seemed to improve the ratio, and gives you that little extra time to really set the hook.

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I've done well at times on the Spro frogs, but have used some bought from Academy Sports, (H2O) and they've worked as well. I have used both the Stanley, Sizmic & other small companies pours and they all will catch fish. I like adding those solid frogs to a buzzbait frame or a single buzz blade ahead of them. I make my own buzzbaits with Owner hooks. 

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Good old scum frogs for me.

I load them with some small broken off pieces of rubber worm for casting weight that doesn't affect the buoyancy.

Just make sure the body still crushes down enough to expose the hooks.

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Something about the live target  just does better where i throw it.

no clue what it is. or why....day or night.....It just gets more blow ups.  

 

I picked up their new popping frog....and after getting it...just left in in the box.....I can't believe how heavy of a hook they put on it.

If i could actually get a solid past the barb hookset..I'd break the damn jaw trying to get it out.  Completely overkill.   Sticking with the spros.

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Some frogs just do not get a good hookset. Most likely the angle of the hook or something. Was fishing a scum filled pond last week. A ton of blow ups from big pickerel. So often they just hit that frog and miss getting it into their mouths.

 

I need to fish frogs more at night.

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No love for snag proof frog?  It's a bit more compact and better casting frog.  No fancy finish, but gets the job done.

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IMO the best bang for the buck is the Booya Pad Crasher.  I'm a Spro fan too. I typically trim the legs a tad.

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Good ole fashion horny toad, scum frog, and spros

 

The freshwater lure scene in the past ten years has grown . The choices and techniques  are endless and fantastic for certain conditions, lakes, etc. I'm a minimalist.  

 

Started throwing a wacky rig 20 years ago just driving any offset hook I had through the middle. 

 

I'm proud to say I'm keeping up with the Jones's and broke down and bought the tool, o rings.  

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