Great Topwater Frogs For Bass

Great Topwater Frogs For Bass

Avid bass anglers know fishing fake frogs is one of the hottest techniques today for catching big bass. They're fun too, producing heart-stopping blow-ups back in the sticks, or right at boatside. I've loaded the boat with additions like the Booyah Pad Crasher, Livetarget Field Mouse, and Strike King Sexy Frog, new last year, as well as old favorites—Scum Frog, SPRO Bronzeye, and various editions of the Snag Proof. But as the weather starts to warm, I'm getting the itch to try the latest year-class of yummy amphibians. Here's are 9 great fake frogs for bass to try in 2013.

Bizz Baits Pad Daddy

With cream-color belly and the same great eyes as the Slop Swimmer, Pad Daddy looks like it will put the hurt on pad-loving lunkers as it buzzes through the slop. It's designed to always swim with belly down and has a deep hook groove on the back.

Bizz Baits Slop Swimmer

Newcomer Bizz Baits, designed by Brian Souza, brings on a short-body frog, the Slop Swimmer, that features big feet with flickering toes. Awesome lifelife eyes and cream-color belly enhance the effect.

Evolve Mad Mouse

Okay, not technically a frog, but the latest Evolve creation, Mad Mouse, is built for the same swamp-style fishing — big rods and big bass in the jungle. The rodent has an upturned snout to wiggle through grass, while its feet and tail paddle along behind.

Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog

David MacDonald the boys from Ontario add the Lunker Frog to their impressive line of softbaits. Lifelike colors match several species, including leopard and wood frogs, with natural countershading. But the long, jointed legs give this one another dimension of realism.

Paycheck Transporter

This floating popper-style frog features skirts along its sides that imitate arms, as well as the usual tail skirt. Real cool coloration should bring bites, and with its big double Gammy, Bub Tosh declares, 'Whatever eats it gets weighed! '

Tuscaroran Pro-Lures Rude Frog

Earl Carlswell and his band of Florida bass fanatics bring on the Rude Frog, a smooth-bodied model with broad head to push through cover, while the paddle feet kick up a fuss. Best of all, the unique material it's made from resists tearing, unless you juice up a jackfish.

River2Sea Spittin' Wa

When you wan to make some serious commotion, River2Sea's new Spittin' Wa is your frog. Its cupped mouth is ported on each side for extra spitting as well as chugging. Its wide body and elongated skirt draw attention, too, while a River2Sea custom double hook is ready for anything.

Stanley Ribbit Top Toad

Lonnie Stanley and John Hale haven't rested on their laurels after Ribbit's great success. Hollow-body Top Toad combines the flotation of a hollow-body frog with the buzzing legs of a toad. In a pack of two, ones come rigged with Stanley's Double Take hook, a serious sticker.

Yum Money Frog

Taking their big-foot Money concept a step further, Yum adds this wide-striding frog with big paddle feet. The solid body has a slot on the back and belly to hide a big-bite hook.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

13 Fishing Inception SZ

13 Fishing Inception SZ

Florida angling pro Jessie Mizell knows that the saltwater found in Sunshine State coastal fisheries can wreak havoc on even the best fishing gear. But with 13 Fishing's new feature laden Inception SZ saltwater baitcasting reel, tackling inshore and light tackle saltwater game fish just got a whole lot easier!

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

The In-Fisherman staff reveals insider swimming jig tips and tricks for big bass.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

Berkley

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

Trending Articles

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...


Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at catching Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options. Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you can Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

See More Trending Articles

More Bass

What can hook wounds in bass tell us? Bass

Largemouth Bass Hook Wounds

Savannah Fernholz, Andrea Sylvia, and Dr. Michael Weber - December 17, 2019

What can hook wounds in bass tell us?

They're easy to rig and they flat-out catch bass, says host Todd A. Kuhn in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight.

Stay in the Bass Strike Zone with Texas & Carolina Rigs

Game & Fish Digital Staff - February 25, 2020

They're easy to rig and they flat-out catch bass, says host Todd A. Kuhn in this episode of...

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue fingers. Bass

Fall Smallmouths: The Topwater Dossier

Matt Straw - November 11, 2019

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue...

See More Bass

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.