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Lure Review


A Frog by Any Other Name Would Fight as Hard (continued)


The great thing about most trailer baits, the Fighting Frog included, is that unlike baits like the Senko or Roboworm's finesse worms, there's a lot of meat to the body of the lure so durability is pretty decent. The wild card of course, is the bait's legs. Sometimes they stay on for a long time, sometimes they get bit off, other times they just disappear for no apparent reason whatsoever. I'm happy to report with the Fighting Frog that durability is pretty much on par with other baits of the same style.

The bait at rest under water in our test tank.

Design/Ergonomics: The Fighting Frog is available in at least twenty four (24) different colors and as mentioned earlier they are packaged in resealable bags. Each bait is infused with Big Bite Bait's own secret sauce Bite Juice, and also previously mentioned there is the channel on the underside of each bait to aid with rigging.

A close-up of that frog face.


Another look at the texture at the top of this "frog".


The baits themselves actually have six appendages - two legs, two arms, and two, what appear to be antennae stemming from the very tip of the bait between its legs. I don't recall antennae on any of the real life frogs I've seen in the past - they must grow frogs differently in the South than out West.


The ridges on the bait's underside.

Price & Applications: Depending on the size you're interested in purchasing, a package of Big Bite Baits Fighting Frogs runs between $3.49 - $4.49 and may vary by forty or fifty cents ($0.40 - $0.50) depending on your location.

What are those two things coming out between the legs/claws? Since when do frogs have antennae?


My preferred rigging.

One of the really fun things with this bait is it can be fished traditionally on the bottom, swum in the middle of the water column, or buzzed on top over dense or sparse vegetation. As eluded to earlier, all it takes is a little imagination and experimentation to get the bait rigged just right.

An aggressive spot on Lake Berryessa.



Big Bite Baits Dean Rojas Fighting Frog Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Really detailed for a soft plastic bait 8
Performance Easy to rig and fish 8
Price Big Bite Baits are always priced right 7.5
Features Infused with BBB's secret sauce 7
Design (Ergonomics) Available in a host of colors 7
Application Imagination is the key with any soft plastic 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Available in 3 different sizes - No option to fish legs together like many other soft plastics
+ Versatile bait  
+ Infused with Bite Juice  


What did you catch them on Dean? "A frog!"


Conclusion: There's really very little downside to Big Bite Baits Dean Rojas Fighting Frog. In fact the one I listed under the Plus Minus matrix above is only there because I need to find something to criticize. Thanks to those legs, there are several different ways you can fish this bait from the traditional trailer to a standalone plastic tipped on a shakey head or just fished Texas style. Of course, the most important thing about this bait is that it allows Dean Rojas to tell everyone he caught his fish on a frog.


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