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What frogs are you guys using and which ones did you not like? 

I'm trying to get into frog fishing but the few I have either fill with water constantly or don't walk good or I miss the hook up. 

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Booyah pad crasher & bend the hooks just a LITTLE  bit to where the hooks points stick up just a LITTLE.

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Booyah Pad Crasher Standard

Spro Popper

 

Didn't like the Spro Original. 2/3 sank like a rock out of the package.

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A long, stout, heavy action bait casting rod with heavy line would certainly help with better hook sets too

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34 minutes ago, wisconsin heat said:

Booyah Pad Crasher Standard

Spro Popper

 

Didn't like the Spro Original. 2/3 sank like a rock out of the package.

Yeah that's what I experienced today with brand new ones. The popper not as bad but eventually filled after about 3 casts. 

22 minutes ago, gimruis said:

A long, stout, heavy action bait casting rod with heavy line would certainly help with better hook sets too

Running a 7'3 Mag Heavy 65# FX2

Thanks a bunch guys gonna order some Booyahs

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Can't beat the pad crashers but I still like using the kvd frogs they are very durable ppl complain about the hook ups but some minor modifications will help, first remove the rattle inside the bait so it collapses easier second bend the hooks up just slightly and you got a great frog, the details on them are really nice.

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Snag proof bobby's perfect is my go to frog. I use others but this is my #1.

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Livetarget mouse in small size is my fav. Easiest to walk, doesn't fill up with water. Can do wide walk or short little twitches. I have a great hook ratio on it as well. I also like ribbit frogs and keitech noisey flapper with spring lock hooks for moving frogs.

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These are what I have the spro popper and River 2 sea below it I know. The rest can anyone identify? The brown one I think is matzuo cause the white one not in picture looks just like it. All except the green one next to the 2 black ones sucked lol 

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Edit* the green one that worked good and the black one below it look identical. But the black one kept filling with water the green one didn't. Idk 

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I have found, snag proof Ish's phat frog take on the least amount of water but it is a little bit more difficult to walk and they hold up really well. Best value (learn how to walk and set hook) is Pad Crusher. Great little frog there! White is a killer for me. Best all-around frog is LiveTarget. 

More .02 worth of help: pull hooks away from the body of frog with pliers. This will help hook up ratio. Lake Fork has a frog trailer for hollow body frogs and it works great but limits the walking of frog but will increase hook-ups. Make sure your not reeling too much line when your trying to walk frog. Sometimes we get caught up in what we see on TV or others doing on the water and don't fully understand why they do it. Slack is important to walk. No slack; no walkie. 

Best of luck! 

 

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Stay away from Matzuo frogs, I picked up three different ones from Kmart and each and every one pulled the ring out if the frogs mouth after a single hookset. Nearly impossible to set the hooks afterwards, unlike other frogs people have mentioned. Spro and Pad Crasher are great.

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Ishs phat frog

live target

spro poppin

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Dam0007

The green one is a "nervous walker" no longer in production.  I had one and its incredibly soft and comes with rattles.  Lots of good reviews on them as well as big bass.  Cant find them anymore though

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12 hours ago, dam0007 said:

These are what I have the spro popper and River 2 sea below it I know. The rest can anyone identify? The brown one I think is matzuo cause the white one not in picture looks just like it. All except the green one next to the 2 black ones sucked lol 

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Edit* the green one that worked good and the black one below it look identical. But the black one kept filling with water the green one didn't. Idk 

the others are live target! 

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Using: Booyah Pad Crasher standard size

Don't like: The one with legs-ya'll know the one. Fills with water. Fish will bite it, but I get no hookups even after tuning the hooks a bit. Lost a leg. Junk!!! and now it's in the landfill.

Gonna Try next time out: Live Target Field Mouse And an older SPRO in black.And I may buy an H2O or two from Academy if price is right. The smaller and weedier the body of water, the better the frog fishing thru the warm months.

9 hours ago, Foxyshazzam said:

Stay away from Matzuo frogs, I picked up three different ones from Kmart and each and every one pulled the ring out if the frogs mouth after a single hookset. Nearly impossible to set the hooks afterwards, unlike other frogs people have mentioned. Spro and Pad Crasher are great.

Somebody gave me three Matzuo crankbaits as a Christmas gift. I looked them up and they're sort of el cheapo, according to most people who've used them. I'll find some kid to give them away to at our next yard sale.

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I don't think any of these are live target they don't look like them eyes and arms are different. Idk could be different production runs.

The live targets belly has a silver think where hooks go in these dont. Hooks just run out a hole and circle thing is behind that

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38 minutes ago, dam0007 said:

I don't think any of these are live target they don't look like them eyes and arms are different. Idk could be different production runs.

The live targets belly has a silver think where hooks go in these dont. Hooks just run out a hole and circle thing is behind that

top 2 on the right and bottom left all look like koppers live targets to me.  they all have little "arms" in the front/mid section which is pretty standard on the live targets.

top left looks like a spro bronzeye popper

not 100% sure on the others, but bottom right may also be a spro bronzeye, regular.

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Booyah is nice. Spro is nice. I haven't bought any in a while. But Iobee is my favorite 

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I fish a lot of frogs. My best producer for the past couple years has been the Booya Pad Crasher. The KVD Sexy frog is a close second and the Spro after that. I've wanted to like the Live Target frog but it just doesn't seem to produce like the others, plus it tends to flip over sometimes which annoys me. The others don't do that.

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8 hours ago, the reel ess said:

Using: Booyah Pad Crasher standard size

Don't like: The one with legs-ya'll know the one. Fills with water. Fish will bite it, but I get no hookups even after tuning the hooks a bit. Lost a leg. Junk!!! and now it's in the landfill.

Gonna Try next time out: Live Target Field Mouse And an older SPRO in black.And I may buy an H2O or two from Academy if price is right. The smaller and weedier the body of water, the better the frog fishing thru the warm months.

Somebody gave me three Matzuo crankbaits as a Christmas gift. I looked them up and they're sort of el cheapo, according to most people who've used them. I'll find some kid to give them away to at our next yard sale.

You'll like the mouse. It fills with a little bit of water but action is killer. 

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3 hours ago, Frogfather said:

You'll like the mouse. It fills with a little bit of water but action is killer. 

I used it this evening. I got 2 bites but missed them. I think that fish was small. I caught 2 on the frog, 2 on buzzbaits and one on Hula Popper. I got this 5 lb'er on a white Hart Throb buzzbait.

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On June 21, 2016 at 9:32 PM, the reel ess said:

I used it this evening. I got 2 bites but missed them. I think that fish was small. I caught 2 on the frog, 2 on buzzbaits and one on Hula Popper. I got this 5 lb'er on a white Hart Throb buzzbait.

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Awesome!

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