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So I was fishing today with my booyah pad crasher in sun burnt color and I lost it and need to replace it. So I'm looking at one of three brands, another booyah pad crasher (did well before but on a lot of bites it seemed like the fish didn't commit), the strike King KVD frog, or a live target frog. Any advice and opinions?

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Try the Bobbys perfect frog by snag proof.I have had alot of luck with that one.

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I like the Booyah and also Spro's frogs. I have one of the KVD frogs and don't like it at all. I've never fished the Live Target but that's mainly because I have yet to find an offering from them that I liked.

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Out of the 3 choices you presented I would recommend the Live Target Frog the most.

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You had one of the best brands. If you haven't already, trim the legs about 3/4 to 1" and bend the hooks out a bit. Booyah is a premium frog with a medium price.

See this thread for ideas for more bites:

 

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Try the booyah popping pad crasher, it has quickly become my favorite all around frog.  Cricket frog is the most versatile color I have used, with black coming in a close second.

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I throw a lot of frogs, and 8 of the 13 I have are either Pad Crashers or Poppin Pad Crashers. Booyah makes awesome frogs with a very affordable price. I've never had much luck with the other brands I have.

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Going against the grain here but I just can't stand Spro Frogs. They are the hardest "soft" plastic frogs made imho. If I'm not throwing a Scum which is my all time favorite, it will be a Live Target.

Your's and most eveyone else's opinion on here may vary. 

 

Mike 

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1 hour ago, Mike L said:

Going against the grain here but I just can't stand Spro Frogs. They are the hardest "soft" plastic frogs made imho. If I'm not throwing a Scum which is my all time favorite, it will be a Live Target.

Your's and most eveyone else's opinion on here may vary. 

 

Mike 

I have an older one and noticed the rubber is harder than the newer ones of other brands I have. I just assumed that was because my SPRO is old, but apparently not.

I bought an H2O brand from Academy that I would not recommend. It's very hard to walk. I only bought it because it was dirt cheap.

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Huge fan of the Live Target Frogs.  The detail and durability are great. I have heard complaints about hook sharpness, but have a dozen or so and haven't noticed any dull hooks.

Another option is the Live Target Field Mouse. I cover an area with the frog, catch what I can and then throw the mouse. I almost always get a straggler that was hesitant to bite the frog.

Both Live Target baits have an action that is unique, a deep bobbing action that looks like an animal frantic to get out of the water if you work it right.

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Booyah, Live target are all good frogs. I use the KVD frog since they have a few colors I like and a rattle inside, plus i like a firmer frog at times, but I would say Booyah would do the trick since you can buy 2 for the price of 1 Live Target frogs which are really good, but sometimes the smaller frog can be what they want.

You mentioned having fish not commit, maybe try a small Jr. Pad Crusher and a Standard. A Poppin Pad crusher would be a good option as well. Booyah makes a great frog for the money. Great frog period I should say. Pound for pound, hard to beat it when they go on sale Buy on 50% off at Dicks.

LT frogs at Dicks have been Bogo and $10, the 45T is small but worth having as small profile can help, but the 55T is probably the most used size.

All options are good. Strike King is a good frog. They have gotten better in the last couple years and are softer, still firm but Softer and have some great colors. You can easily add a rattle to any frog as well.

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I have found Booyah pad crashers to have the softest and most collapsible bodies out of any frogs I have used. My hook-up ratio is considerably better with the Booyahs.

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I have used the Jackall Iobee frog for several years now, they are extremely easy to walk, the hooks are sharp and require no bending, no trimming required and they collapse well but are still durable.

The only other frog that I use regularly is the SPRO, skips easier than the Iobee.

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The kvd frog has a bad rap but it's a really durable good looking frog  good colors and the skirt material is way better than the booyah pad crashers. The kvd frog needs simple adjustments take out the rattle so the frog collapses easily. Bend the hooks slightly if needed. I  caught my first frog fish on a kvd frog.

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I really like the white LiveTarget field mouse. It swims incredibly lifelike in open water, and the hooks are great and detach well from the body on a hookup. I've also actually seen big white mice jumping around in thick lily pads around here, so to me that just adds to the realism.

I also use a normal Spro frog. No issues with it so far.

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the booyah pad crashers are very hard to beat, especially for the money.  

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LT field mouse was getting some attention today. This one went 3lb2oz, my best top water fish on the year.

3lb2oz Newman(2).jpg

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Stick to the pad crashers or get my personal fave Scumfrog Trophy series.  A word of caution about the Scumfrogs.  They are (to me) for use in HEAVY Cover....which is what I use a frog for.  They don't really do "Finesse Frogging" all that well.  They are big, heavy, (I use the 5/8's) and work GREAT in the slop.  They land with a PLOP that is unlike any other.  I let them sit a bit after landing before giving a twitch.  90% of the time..THAT is when you get your blow up.  I don't trim the skirts or anything else.  I just fish the hell outta them.  Do NOT get any of the BPS Kermy Frogs.  Junk.  Absolute junk.  Never thrown a Spro.  I have Booyah, Scumfrog, and Live Target.  All three are used for different things

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A frog I've not seen mentioned is the River2sea BullyWa. I've been using some of the original version and man does it walk nice. The downside is it does fill up with water a bit fast, but it walks beautifully. There is a new version that's bigger with monster 6/0 hooks that I havn't had a chance to try out yet. 

Other than the river2sea, Spro and Padcrashers are my go-to's. 

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On 8/30/2016 at 6:49 PM, Molay1292 said:

I have used the Jackall Iobee frog for several years now, they are extremely easy to walk, the hooks are sharp and require no bending, no trimming required and they collapse well but are still durable.

The only other frog that I use regularly is the SPRO, skips easier than the Iobee.

 

I just started using the Iobee frogs this summer and they have quickly become my go to frog. I couldn't be happier with the Jackall Iobee.

I've also been trying out the new Terminator walking frogs. They seem to be great as well. 

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On ‎8‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 9:41 AM, timsford said:
On ‎8‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 5:21 AM, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

SPRO the only frog you need to know:thumbsup_blue:

I used spro for years. Pad Crashers cost less, last much longer, hold up better (you don't have to squeeze water out near as often) I now use Pad Crashers.

 

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Pad Crasher's and Spro's are my favorites I've used. Spro's are more durable in my experience and are heavier (cast better), pad crashers are much cheaper and despite being softer still float after taking a beating. Plus the softer body I feel is better for hookups. 

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