Monday, June 4, 2018

Frog Addicts Newsletter Vol 5 - May 2018

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Frog Addicts Newsletter. Each month we will be reviewing up to the minute frog and bass fishing related news plus recapping the previous months "Best Of" when it comes to social media, frog videos and more.. Here is what's happening in the world of frog fishing.

Frog NEWS and Baits Hitting the Shelves

Afer a couple of quiet months it was nice to have some new frog info land in our laps, now if only these baits had scheduled release dates!

WESTIN LURE - Letting the Frog out of the Bag

Fishing Tackle Retailer Magazine released an article (HERE) in early May giving European anglers a sneak peak at two new baits from Scandinavian lure maker Westin. Known here in north America mostly for their swim-baits Westin is breaking into the frog market via a hard bodies wake bait along side a hollow body bait

Freddy the Frog Wake Bait (seen above) is a hard bodied frog that comes in at 7.25" and weights 1 5/8's ounces. This is not your average wake bait. Sure many die hard frog fisherman will argue that this isn't a traditional frog bait, but if it looks like a frog and swims like a frog... I'll review it as a frog

For more details check out the whole FTRM article HERE

The Westin Swim Hollow body is another bait that wont fall squarely in the frog category because, well just look at it, its a fish. With that said many major manufactures are making hollow body shads, sunfish and much more, so who am I to judge.

the Swim Hollow body is designed to be walked like a traditional Hollow body frog, but if you want to be more aggressive you can get it to walk subsurface. It is a single silicone skirt and a double hook that sits back on the bait for increased hook-up ratios.

Cant wait to see these baits in person when they make their way to ICAST 2018.


Teckel has been teasing the release of a new bait since late last month. Up until now there has been slim to no info being shared about the bait, so it was nice to finally put and name and face to this new frog - "The Maracker" - to see it in action scroll on down and check out the video section of the newsletter.

At this time no release date is available 

Top Posts from @FrogAddicts

To get your pics features on the @FrogAddicts Instagram page just tag #FrogAddict in your post or send them via personal message, Here are the top five trending images from April 2018

#1 - @lastcast_kline

@lastcast_kline with a nice grass bass landed on a @booyah_baits padcrasher. 

#2 - @jp_kimbrough

 @jp_kimbrough doing his best to choke this largemouth with his @rapalausa Terminator Frog

#3 - @pierre_bass_angler

@pierre_bass_angler with a CHUNKY walking largemouth caught on a "bluegill" color BOOYAH ToadRunner.

#4 - really captured the features and benefits of the @stanfordbaits BOOM BOOM FROG 

#5 - @Bass_junky

If you look closely you can still see my NORIES NF60 frog hidden in this fishes mouth. Great frog that still sits in my primary frog box nearly 4 years later

Top 5 Frog Videos

Here they are, BassJunkies favourite frog videos from April 2018 (we may have cheated a bit here and there). As always be sure to check out our YouTube Channel for frog unboxing reviews, action on the water as well as a collection of our favourite frog fishing videos including the ones below. 

#1 - Major League Lesson - James Watson

MLF Pro James Watson tries not to piss off Dean Rojas or Ish Monroe while giving up some great frog fishing tips

Feature Frog: Spro Baby Popper
Channel: MajorLeagueFishing

#2 - Giant Bass Spring Break Fishing

This is a lengthy one, so you may want to skip ahead about 4 minutes or so to see the boys land a nice chunky frog fish on a Stanley Ribbit Top toad.

Feature Frog: Stanley Ribbit Top Toad
Channel: Finz Twinz TV

#3 - Bass Fishing for Beginners: Frog Modification Part 2

Another great video from Bama Bass, this video has that perfect mix of fish porn and tips and techniques. Give it a watch, you may just learn something.

Feature Frog :  Booyah Toad Runner
Channel: BamaBass

#4 - Major League Lessons: Alton Jones on Frog Fishing

This is one of those cheats, this video was not from last month, but since I shared it last month on the Frog Addicts Instagram and FB pages Im calling a audible and sneaking it in... just listen to what Alton has to say!

Feature Frog: Booyah Pad Crasher
Channel: MajorLeagueFishing

#5 -  Introducing the Teckel Maracker 

Here it is, our first look at the all new Teckel Maracker, what do you think?

Feature Frog: Teckel Maracker
Channel: Teckel Lures TV

1k GiveAway Winner

In the month of May we reached our first 1,000 followers on Instagram, what better way to celebrate than with a give-away. Congrats to our 1K giveaway winner @jaysink_fishing who is now the proud owner of a Savage Gear  Lily Ninja frog and a frog Addicts sticker!

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