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Would a soft plastic frog like a Ribbit or would a popping frog like spro work better as far as getting the most bites?

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Yes.

 

 

There was a whole article devoted to that in a recent Bassmaster magazine...the guys that like toads say 'toads'...the guys that like frogs say 'frogs'.  I prefer frogs, but will admit that I haven't fished toads enough to make it a contest

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On a given day one may outfish the other and vise versa. We see this a lot on the Potomac with both bass and snakeheads.

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I never had great luck with hollow body frogs. Caught a few, lost a few but never great success.

 

Had a ton of success with Rage Toads, either catching fish on the splashdown, letting them sink, or on the retreive. Their achilles heel is that they are disposable and you can go through quiet a few.

 

Last year (granted, it's only a years worth of R&D) I made Homemade Sprinker Teckel Frog with a Spro Frog, #4 VMC 3 way swivel, and Teckel Sprinker Frog tail because I didn't want to wait for the real Teckel Sprinker Frog to come out (it sucked btw). I caught a ton of fish on this lure. Like one time, 4 in a row. It was crazy. Have never had such good luck with any frog. It was a brown one.

 

Now that Booyah is coming out with their cheaper knock-off of the Teckel frog I am going to try that. 

 

It seems to be all of the best features of a toad + hollow body combined, minus the sinking feature which sometimes really catches fish.

 

 

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Frogs are more versatile imo, because they can be paused for long periods or fished quickly. Of course they can't be allowed to sink down into holes or near cover like a toad can, which is deadly at times. 

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Totally different applications as has been said.  I use both.  SPRO Hollow body (usually popping) for slow retrievs and pausing over opn spots and Yamamoto solid body Buzz Frogs for a steady retrieve.  I have been known to let a SPRO fill up with water and let it sink in mat holes as well.  ;)

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Only the fish knows what they want at any given place or time. 

Throw em both and "listen" to what they tell you. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I'm not going to tell you what you will catch more fish on, but I am going to tell you that in my opinion fishing the hollow body frog is just more fun.

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I like using both. I use hollow body frogs more tho.

 

Starting using these last year.

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Z man Pop Shadz. 5" version. They float and have a cupped mouth, making it pop and spit water. You rig them weightless Texas rig. They made from ElaZtech plastic, the same durable stretchy plastic used on the TRD's. They really excel in lily pads. They work around and through the openings very nicely. And they have a great hookup ratio. 

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1 hour ago, NorthernBasser said:

I like using both. I use hollow body frogs more tho.

 

Starting using these last year.

z-man-pop-shadz-smokey-shad_b491945d-515

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeSoAgkwyClS4lar9g-pn

 

Z man Pop Shadz. 5" version. They float and have a cupped mouth, making it pop and spit water. You rig them weightless Texas rig. They made from ElaZtech plastic, the same durable stretchy plastic used on the TRD's. They really excel in lily pads. They work around and through the openings very nicely. And they have a great hookup ratio. 

Those look really good. May start using those. Thanks guys, just wanted to not waste time on one or the other.

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I say frogs, but I'm biased. I also fish places with a lot of vegetation. I've tried toads with less success. But, honestly, I haven't given them the time I've given a frog.

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I'm a toad guy but my lake has next to nothing when it comes to vegetation.

The toad is really good at covering water and exposing fish that are hidden in the rocks.

Sometimes they will just hammer the toad and other times they just show themselves taking a peak at what the commotion was.

This will allow me to toss a shakey head or a senko to these fish that are not as aggressive

 

I like to impart the "Alabama shake" during parts of my retrieve as it allows the bait to stay a little more in place while creating more disturbance than just the legs.

Many of my bites will come as I pause the bait after the shaking

 

 

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Apples and oranges.  Apples and oranges.

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Way to many undefined variables for me to say one way or the other. What is the temp, depth, wind, and cover like?

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Thick, warm, 5 to 6 ft.

2 hours ago, Bankbeater said:

Way to many undefined variables for me to say one way or the other. What is the temp, depth, wind, and cover like?

 

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On 4/18/2018 at 7:51 PM, NorthernBasser said:

I like using both. I use hollow body frogs more tho.

 

Starting using these last year.

z-man-pop-shadz-smokey-shad_b491945d-515

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeSoAgkwyClS4lar9g-pn

 

Z man Pop Shadz. 5" version. They float and have a cupped mouth, making it pop and spit water. You rig them weightless Texas rig. They made from ElaZtech plastic, the same durable stretchy plastic used on the TRD's. They really excel in lily pads. They work around and through the openings very nicely. And they have a great hookup ratio. 

Speaking of Z man, they also have floating soft frogs in two sizes: larger "Hard Legz Frogs" and small "Finesse Frogs". I have a pack of both that I've played with. They both seem like they'd have promise in the ideal circumstances, though I like the larger ones better because the small ones are somewhat hard to match a hook with, and kinda difficult to throw cause they're so light. Both are walkable, I'm just not real good at it on my current rods. But they skip like no tomorrow for sure.

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On 4/19/2018 at 7:39 PM, All about da bass said:

Thick, warm, 5 to 6 ft.

 

I'd put a 1/8 ounce weight on a toad and fish it like it was a creature bait.

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Neither is better, they are tools and excel in different conditions. Ribbits will get absolutely murdered sometimes if the fish are aggresive but sometimes they like slower moving target. 

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On 4/19/2018 at 4:24 PM, Ratherbfishing said:

Apples and oranges.  Apples and oranges.

Hahahah. Exactly

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Situational I would presume, I almost only throw hollow body and popping frogs though.

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