Frogs are becoming more popular fishing lures because they are a more realistic representation of a real frog, said professional fisheries biologist Mike Wood. In other words, they’re building a better frog. The hookup ratio on newer versions of frog-type lures is also much improved. And as more anglers catch fish with them, the baits become more and more popular.

Finding “Mr. Right”

Selecting the right frog lure isn’t easy. A quick and unofficial count at a local Bass Pro Shop revealed more than 150 sizes, shapes and colors of frogs. Only a few of them looked like ‘real’ green frogs. But the choice might be as simple as black and white, which will work almost anywhere. If you are after huge bass, bigger frogs are best. Keep your selection simple by choosing hollow-body frogs for slower fishing, and solid-body frogs for buzzing.