For that reason we have put together this list. We hope this list will help you to decide which one is the best hollow body frog.
To give you a preview, here are a few of the lures we will be talking about more in detail below:
What is the best topwater frog?
Here is a preview of some great lures we are going to look at in this post.
- Lunkerhunt Lunker
- Livetarget Hollow Body
- BOOYAH Pad Crasher
- BOOYAH Poppin’ Pad Crasher
- Savage Gear Imitation Legs
- Savage Gear Action Legs
- Snag Proof 7512 Ish’s Phat
- Ima Dabeat Topwater
- River2Sea Spittin Wa
One of the most realistic looking frogs that we are going to be talk about today is the Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog. This is as real as you can get. It is 2 1/2 inches in length and can extend to 4 1/2 on retrieval because of the legs. The hooks sit tight up against the body making it a 100% weedless topwater frog. You will have no fear throwing this lure in the deepest of cover.
One of the biggest challenges when froggin is the setting the hook. If the plastic it too hard and doesn’t expose the hooks fast enough, you are going to be missing out on many, many fish. However, with this lure, I feel the plastic is really soft. This is good because it allows for better hookups.
While many topwater frogs nowadays are going to skirts. This lure in particular has legs. This gives it that lifelike frog kicking motion. When you pause it the legs sit up into the body just like a real frog. In my opinion, you can’t get a more real looking frog then the Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog.
If you like the Lunker Frog, but want to create even more disturbance on the water and better your chances of catching more fish you may want to check out the Lunkerhunt Popping Frog. This is has same design as the Lunker Frog the only difference is the popping action. It is available in two different sizes, 1/2 ounce and 1/4 ounce.
Livetarget Hollow Body
When you hear two fishermen talking about topwater frogs, without a doubt you will hear them talking about the Livetarget Hollow Body Frog. This is a very popular frog and for good reason. Time after time this lure has proven to catch fish, big ones!
Like the lunker frog, LiveTarget spent a lot of time creating a frog that looks realistic. This is important especially if you like to deadstick the frog. If the bass get a good opportunity to look your lure, you want your lure to look as real as possible.
Like most frogs this lure 100% weedless lure, with the hooks hidden behind the body. The plastic is a very thin material, making it compress with very little effort and maximizing your chances of landing more fish.
It is available in several different colors and sizes.
See the LiveTarget hollow body frog in action:
BOOYAH Pad Crasher
The next on our list of the best topwater frog is the BOOYAH Pad Crasher. This is a hollow body floating topwater frog. It is available in two different sizes. The BOOYAH Pad Crasher is 2 1/2 inches and weighs 1/2 ounce while the BOOYAH Pad Crasher Jr. is 2 inches long and weighs 1/4 ounce. Which one should you choose? It really doesn’t matter. Both of them are going to catch you fish.
This frog is made from a thin, but durable plastic. The hooks are embedded into the plastic making it 100% weedless. You will have no problems throwing this into the heaviest of cover. One of the best features to the frog is the noticeable narrow body. This really sets it apart from other topwater frogs on the market such as the ones that we have already mentioned.. This narrower body allows for walking the dog with ease.
If you are looking for a frog that you can walk I would recommend you pick up a BOOYAH Pad Crasher.
Watch the BOOYAH Pad Crasher in action:
BOOYAH Poppin’ Pad Crasher
If you like the BOOYAH Pad Crasher you will love the BOOYAH Poppin’ Pad Crasher. This frog is very similar to the BOOYAH pad crasher by design but it has one very noticeable difference, the popper front. This is really designed to make as much disturbancion to the surface of the water as possible.
I really like the design of the popper because it can be popped with very little effort. This can give bass the idea that the frog is injured or is trying to get away. This action is something bass just simply can’t help, but come up and get it.
This frog 2 1/2 inches long and weighs 1/2 ounce. It is made from the same plastic as the pad crasher and the hooks are 100% weedless.
Throw this the BOOYAH Poppin’ Pad Crasher in patches of cover. Remember to pause between pops.
Savage Gear Imitation Legs
Another very realistic topwater frog is the Savage Gear Imitation Legs. This is a hollow body frog that is designed to be a floating frog. It is 2 1/4 inches and weighs 2/3 ounces. It is made of a flexible plastic that when compressed will expose a single hook.
The single hook design was to improve hookups. This is especially true with frogs that have legs because many times with dual hooks the legs can fold up and get caught on the legs. However, with the single hook design you will better your chance of landing more fish.
One of the first things you will notice with this frog is that it looks just like a frog, right down to the legs. In fact, it was designed from a 3D scan of an actual frog. Because of the narrow body it was designed to be a walk the dog type frog.
However, due to the legs and the way it sits in the water because of a weight in the back of the frog, many have found it difficult to walk it. What I have found to be effective with this frog is the design. Take advantage of this design, it looks just like a frog. Thus it makes a great frog that you can slowly bring across the cover.
Make sure you give the bass plenty of opportunity to look at the bait. Sometimes the longer you wait the better your chances.
Savage Gear Action Legs
Very closely related to the Savage Gear Imitation Legs is the Savage Gear Action Legs. It has the same exact body design including the one single hook on the back. It is 2 1/4 inches long and weighs 2/3 ounces.
The only difference between the two are the legs. They call this legs action legs for a reason. They are designed to cause disturbance on the backside of the frog. Just like with a popper frog you want to cause commotion to attract the bass. The Savage Gear Action Legs does just that except rather than the commotion being in created in the front of the lure it is in the back of the lure.
Since the design between the two lures is different we can expect the way they are fished to be different as well. The imitation legs are designed to be worked slow, while action legs is designed to be worked quickly across the water
Throw the Savage Gear Action Legs when you want to cover a lot of water quickly. This is a great lure to quickly fish across lily pads.
So what do you think? Is the Savage Gear Frog the best topwater frog? Watch it in action below:
Snag Proof 7512 Ish’s Phat
Another popular topwater frog amongst our readers is the Snag Proof 7512 Ish’s Phat Frog. It is a topwater floating frog. It is 2 3/4 inches and weighs just about 3/4 ounces. It is made of a plastic that hides the hooks making it 100% weedless.
One of the best features to this lure is that it has what is called ITT or Inner Tube Technology. What this means is that the seal of the hook is completely separate from the body of the frog. This helps to ensure that no water gets into the actual body of the frog causing it to sink.
Another thing you will notice is that it is a little bit heavier that other frogs that we are reviewing today. I actually like that it is heavier because it will allow you to launch it a mile.
It comes standard with a glass rattle inside which can act like a dinner bell to bass. Which is really a unique feature because not many frogs come with a rattle.
Because this lure can be casted very well and because of the rattle I think the Snag Proof 7512 Ish’s Phat Frog is great for throwing in situations where you want to cover a lot of water quickly.
Is this lure the best topwater frog? Learn more in the following video:
Another unique frog, one perhaps you haven’t heard of is the Ima Dabeat Topwater Frog. As you can see this frog is a small frog. It is 1 4/5 inches and weighs 1/4 ounce. This is definitely one of the smallest topwater frogs that we are going to talk about, but don’t let the size fool you, this lure will definitely catch you some fish.
You will notice it has a popper in the front of this lure so it is designed to be a popped. It is very nicely made with the hooks hidden behind the body to make it 100% weedless.
In my experience you are going to either love this frog or you are going to hate this frog. Many times when froggin we want to offer the bass a big fat frog. We want to create a lot of disturbance to bring bass to our lure.
However because the Ima Dabeat Topwater Frog is so small you have to fish it a different way. This is especially true because the size also limits your casting ability.
I would recommend this frog a finesse frog to be thrown around cover, but necessarily directly into cover.
When to throw it: This frog isn’t designed to be bombed into heavy cover and cover a lot of area. Rather I would use it whenever you want to finesse the frog around cover such as laydowns, trees, docks etc.
River2Sea Spittin Wa
Another great topwater frog to be added to our list is the River2Sea Spittin Wa Frog.
It is 2 1/4 inches and weighs 9/16 ounces. The first thing you will notice is the popper head on this frog. This lure is designed to be popped to create commotion and attract attention. Right behind the popper are holes which are designed to create a bubble trail. It is not the best to be walked, but does a great job making its presence known and bringing the bass up to come and get it.
See the River2Sea Spittin Wa Frog in action in the following video:
So what is the best topwater frog? As you can see from the few that we talked about, that is a very difficult question to answer. In fact, even though this post is pretty long, we didn’t even talk about them all. There are so many more on the market. The important thing is to get out there a find out which one works best for you.
(Don’t forget about equipment, learn about what is the best frog rod here.)
What do you think is the best topwater frog? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.
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