Stanley Jigs Ribbit Frog
This bait is by far the best!!!
Let me start out by saying this, for the money these baits are oustanding!! Yes sometimes they do roll over and run on their backs but these must be perfectly straight in order to run true. I was fishing my aunt's lake July 19th of this year 09' I tossed this near some lilly pads looked towards the boat ramp for a moment and then back to my frog, there was a wake above the water a good inch from a bass coming to take this.. blew up on and missed! I let the frog die in the water and she/he came back around for another hit I felt the jump a little bit and went to set the hook pulled it right out of the mouth. The pic is the bass I caught moments later after catching her boyfriend.. Anyway the bass I lost was much bigger than this one.
All I know is I get some amazing strikes off this frog, they are explosive. This is a great bait, the feet make a lot of commotion on the surface of the water like a buzzbait would. I have one tied on everytime I go fishing and I just recently added more to my box, this is a must have in every fishmans bag or tackle box no dissapointments here.
August 8, 2009
Bass love 'em
I fish around A LOT of lily pads and grass and this bait makes catching fish easy if the bass aren't noise shy that day. It has a unique sound and makes a lot of racket and you can see the wake in shallow water when a bass comes from 15 ft away to eat this bait, so it's very exciting to use. The only thing is you have to be patient and let the fish take the bait down a little before setting the hook, and you got to set the hook hard to penetrate the bait when fishing it weedless. Takes a little patience for topwater, but well worth it. One of the best things about this bait is that big fish love it too. It's not just for the numbers.
July 13, 2007
WHAT A FROG!
A serious bass fishing friend introduced me to the Ribbit. This has revolutionized my fishing in that it is a virtually totally weedless topwater- the genius in it was to make the frog pigeon toed. I agree with the comparison to a buzz bait- it also reminds me of the old Jitterbug with all of the racket and water disturbance it makes when reeled straight in. I like the original rather than the floater, as they will often take on the fall if one has a backlash or something. (Not that I would ever do that!)
My most recent trip in my backyard pond (6 acres) yielded ten bass in an hour- 1 five, 3 threes, and the rest on down to a pound or so.I like watermelon red and the new catalpa; have also caught fish on the lily pad color. When you have a weedless lure that yields smashing topwater strikes, what else can you ask for?
July 9, 2007
The Stanley ribbit frog is probably the best frog I have ever used. I was skeptical at first but after using it I had wished I bought more. The frog almost resembles a buzz bait with its top water actions. I tried the 4.5 bull frog but was not as impressed as the 3.5. Stick with the 3.5 that is your best bet. I caught 6 largemouth on 5 frogs for a total weight of about 14lbs. @Lake Toho the first week of March. The only down fall, but is not really a down fall is the bass hit them so hard the frog is close to ruined after one fish.
March 30, 2007