Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 161
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frogman Horney Toads are KILLER!!
If you don't catch fish on anything else, you will with a Horny Toad. They are KILLER!!
I do best with Green Pumpkin shades and Watermellon shades, White and Black. Great topwater action. Stick/insert type weights work well in heavy cover and deeper fishing. You can drag these bad boys through just about anything. and rattles make them especially tempting.
#4 or #5 wide gap hooks work best giving a nearly automatic hook set. Hold on tight, fish whack it hard.
May 7, 2006
Rated 4 out of 5
by eighthave Love the action, but...
When pulled across the top of small grass patches and open water at a pace just fast enough to keep it at the top, the strikes are awesome, but the feet seem to tear off easily. That doesn't kill the action, but doesn't produce nearly as well.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arch69er Best Ribbit Bait Out There!
Mr. Chambers and the gang at Zoom have been building some of my favorite plastic lures for years, the Ol'Monster worm, Super Fluke, and now this solid body frog. There is a tremendous variety of very convincing color patterns, with my most productive being a watermelon with red flake and a red pearl belly. I mostly fish more open water without a lot of vegetation, so I tend to use 15-17 fluorocarbon or 30lb. braid. A 3/0 Gamakatsu EWG Superline hook seems to be the key to not over-powering the bait, but also making enough of a keel weight so it will turn itself over and run correctly if it lands upside down at the end of a cast. Don't forget to "Texpose" your hook point in thicker cover like recently flooded willows, etc. I fish this bait on a Dobyns Champion 734 with a Quantum Kinetic 100 reel, and have no problem driving that excellent hook home at the end of a long cast. WAIT until you feel the weight of the fish before setting the hook; do NOT set on the visual strikes, when can be explosive and a thrill to watch...keep your cool! The more often you can land this bait on the bank and twitch it into the water's edge before starting a slow steady retrieve with your rod about 10 O'clock, the more "convincing" your presentation will be!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scoott best topwater ever
Guys...Fish this thing like a zarro spook. Twitch, twitch, pause, twitch, twitch pause. Keep it on top, but pause slightly between twitches. Fish fast. The fish can't stand it. Fish it with a 4/0 round bend Gamakatsu or BPS offset hook. This puts a slight bend in the frog and allows it to get to the surface faster than a wide gap. 4/0 lets the bait be slightly lighter too and have had little problems with hook ups because of the smaller hook. Try it next time! You won't regret it! Green pumpkin is my best color.
July 23, 2013