Monday, May 12, 2014

Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth Review

Buzzing Warmouth:      Colours: 8   Size: 4"     Pack Count:  4     
                            Leg Style: Buzz            Scent: N/A

Big Bite Baits continue in their attempt to expand frog fishing to the flipping and pitching market. First they introduced the Fighting frog (which i loved) and now they have the Buzzing Warmouth, a bait that is much better suited as a flipping bait, but since they insist on marketing it as a frog I was  obliged to  review it

Overall Rating: 6.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 4.0/5

The body and legs of the Buzzing Warmouth are tough and should hold up to multiple fish. I pretty was impressed with the leg action, even more so when flipping this bait rather then buzzing it. If you are an angler that likes to use screw in frog hooks I will warn you that the nose of this bait is a bit thinner then most and you may tear up some baits easier then if using a traditional hook.


Castability: 3.5/5

The Buzzing Warmouth is one of the flattest baits I have ever tied on which is one of the reasons it casts and skips like a dream. The only reasons would be its large profile, and the increased body weigh from the traditional warmouth.

Presentation: 3.0/5

This is another one of those baits that does a few things well, but none of those things are what I personally look for in a frog bait. To me, this is a wide body flipping bait with paddle legs instead of arms.. but since Big Bite baits already have a flipping bait that they call a frog (Fighting Frog) I'm not to sure what they were going for here.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.0/5

Looking at how flat this bait is, you would think that it would give you a very high hook-up ratio, but I have to tell you that it has a lot of features that get in the way rather then help, things like a very wide body, long thick rubber/plastic legs as well as the fact that to keep this bait weedless you will want to bury the hook point in it's side, which is a tougher material then many other frogs on the market today. Sure a flatter bait may look like an anglers dream, but not this angler

I found the Warmouth to be an odd size for hook matching. You are going to want to use an EWG 3/0 or 4/0  hook. The 3/0 is a better fit, but I feel it can be kind of small for some frog fishing (and when flipping)

Availability: 3.5/5

The Buzzing Warmouth is pretty easy to find. I have come across it both locally as well as on various big and small on-line retailers, but if you can't find it, check out the below links

Options & Price: 3.0/5

The price point on this bait is fairly hefty at on average $5.50 for a 4-pack or over $1.35 a bait

The colour and size options won't really blow you away either. The Buzzing Warmouth is only available in one size (4") and 8 colours. I will admit the colors they do have are pretty sweet, but this baits performance does not justify the price

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Big Bite Baits ($5.99)
Land Big Fish ($5.29)

Gander Mountain ($5.99)


The Buzzing Warmouth requires some dexterity and a good rod tip. It fishes fairly lite and the flat body can easily plane if you your not careful, so I fished this bait on both a Dobyns 735c and a 734c. If Flipping the bait feel free to go heavier.

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