Best 5 Topwater Frog Lures for Spring Junk Fishing

Do you plan on getting in some junk fishing this spring? If so, you may want to consider using a few topwater frog lures. There are quite a few on the market but not all of them are worth your cash. With that said, here's a look at five of the best topwater frog lures available:

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1. Rebel Buzz'n Frog

The way I see it, the Rebel Buzz'n Frog was made for spring junking. Because of the frog's rotating hind legs, it's also buzzbait. It comes with a 1/0 dual hook and works great in the matted weeds. You can typically pick one up online for less than $5. I like pairing it with a braided 30 pound test line and a 7 foot flipping rod.

2. Scum Frog Top Water Kit

In my opinion, the Scum Frog Top Water Kit should be a junking essential in the spring. You can buy it online for $17 and it comes with two poppers and three scum frogs. The bass seem to find the black and dark green scum frogs irresistible. Just make sure that you let the fish get a solid hold on the scum frog before you attempt to set the hook.

3. Kooper's Live Target Walking Frog

Kopper's Live Target Walking Frog is another must-have junking lure. They typically sell online for $12 and come in several color combinations. The brown and black walking frog works great at dawn and dusk. The smallmouth bass also tend to favor the yellow and black as well as the green and yellow color combinations.

4. Bass Pro Shops Humpin' Toad

The Bass Pro Shops Humpin' Toad makes an excellent junking tool in spring and fall. The $4 price tag is easy on the wallet. I also like the fact that the toads are enhanced with anise oil and are able to take double-prong hooks. I tend to have the most luck with the Black Magic, Black Yellow and the Green Pumpkin Seed.

5. River2Sea Dahlberg Diver Frog

Looking to go deeper? Check out the River2Sea Dahlberg Diver Frog. It will lighten your wallet by about $12. It has a weed guard and a top placed collar that emits air bubbles as the frog dives. You can also just skip it along the vegetation mat if you prefer. The only downside is that you'll have to be a bit persnickety on how you store and handle this baby. In order to keep its legs in fine swimming form, you'll want to store it in its own box. Other than that, it works well.

Killeen Gonzalez enjoys fishing with her family and has traveled extensively.

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Updated Sunday, Mar 4, 2012