Monday, July 4, 2016

Scum Frog Scum Dog Walker Frog Review

Scum Dog Walker : Colors: 12  Length: 2.5"  inch Weight: 1/2oz  Pack Count: 1


Im a big fan of Scum Frog baits, always have been and pretty sure I always will be. The focus on making quality baits with minimal bells and whistles so they can keep the price down and oh yeah.. catch fish! The Scum Dog Walker was a reader recommended bait and I have to say.. I'm impressed.

Overall Rating: 7.8/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 4.0/5

Scum Frog baits walk that fine line between having a thin flexibly body for improved hooksets, while still being thick enough to be durable. All in all they hold up well fish after fish but you may have to spend sometime turning and adjusting them on the hook.

Dont be afraid of the gaping hole seen below, I thought this frog may sink like a stone when I looked at it's belly but as it turns out this frog is a swimmer.

Castability: 4.0/5

The Scum Dog Walker is heavier then the standard line of Scum Frogs so casting distance is improved. It sill lands relatively soft so not to spook fish and once in the water it quickly drops its ass and spreads its legs in a fighting stance. The extra weight also helps with skipping, the old model is so light it could be awkward at times but the Dog Walker steps up its game.

Presentation: 3.0/5

I went back on forth on this one, and if the frog itself was not named the Dog Walker I may have taken it a bit easier on them here. Yes you can walk the dog with this frog but its not as seamless and easy as the name would suggest. It sits very low in the water and thus is swam or pulled over walked. On their website they actually provide instructions as to how to hold your rod in order to get the best results.

With that said it has a great pause and sit.. leading of course to the hookup ratio.

Hook-up Ratio: 4.5/5

Being a Scum Frog I knew this bait was going to score big in this category. The Ultra soft body, well placed hooks and of course a low sit give this frog an incredible hook up ratio. Its added weight also makes it harder for the fish to bump ip up into the air during a strike meaning it finds the fishes belly more often than the classic model.

Availability: 4.0

As with most brands with large line-ups Scum Frog is easy to find at most retailers, but the Scum Dog Walker might not be as readily available. All depends on how much room your local shop has on its shelves.

Options & Price: 4.0/5

Price is the big winner here, coming in under $6USD you can't find a better frog at the price point. Options are "Scum Frog Large" with 12 colours readily available. Like with other Scum Frog product some regions will also have speciality colours only available there.

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

Northern Lure Company ($5.40)

Bass Pro ($6.49)


All  testing was done on a  Dobyns DX746 it is my go to rod and handles both hollow and soft plastic baits alike. As for reels, the Daiwa Tatula HD pairs well with this rod and gives you a nice over sized spool for that added distance and power. Line choice was SunLine FX2

Field Test Report Card:

Open Water (Sparse Pads): B
Pads (Medium Cover): A
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): B-

Walk the Dog: C+
Popping Action: N/A
Sit/Pause: A

1 comment:

  1. Great Review on a Great Frog. I feel for $6 it is hard to beat the Trophy Series since you get a 4/0 Owner Hook that is good out of box, Durable, Big Eyes (I glue over mine as they wear off but that's a good problem) and the big brass weight adds flash. The New Rattling Scum Frog which has external rattles, thin body, sharp colors, owner hooks, Split Ring, and does not sit vertical like the 2 different Trophy Frogs. The non Walker is meant as a chugging frog and will not walk, but is also a good frog as hooks are low.

    As a fellow Frog Addict, This website has cost me alot of money, but I seem to agree with 90% of your reviews. If you want to fish the best frog on the market, single hook so physics is on your side, soft body, flat ridged bottom which squeeks on mats, Evergreen Kicker Frog. You can find them if you look around for 1/8 of retail price. That frog has a Sharp single hook with a hook slot, and scum frog feel, but it will produce behind other guys using standard frogs.

    Keep up the good work. I found my favorite toad because of this site-Larew 3 leg, I also agree with Zoom hooks as my fav. Heading out now to buy some Keitechs for tonight and also been liking the Molix Supernato Beetle. First Molix bait imo that is not a gimmick. Great Night fishing Frog/Wake bait. Thanks again for doing all these reviews, It is obvious that you give your honest opinion 100% of the time and that is rare to find.