As a huge fan of lifelike lures I could not wait to get my hands on one of Lunkerhunt’s Lunker Frog baits. I had the chance to test the 1/2oz model in a Green Tea color on a pond that was half covered in weeds. Right out of the box I could tell that the Lunker Frog was not like any frog lure I had ever used before due to the Lunker Frog’s lifelike legs that extended when I retrieved the Lunker Frog back to shore.
Bait: Lunker Frog
Color: Green Tea
Style: Hollow Body/Weedless
At first glance you can tell that Lunkerhunt company paid attention to detail when designing the Lunker Frog. The Lunker Frog has one of the most life-like frog bodies on the market today, and for me that is a huge plus when I’m hunting those monster bass that are locked in on real frogs.The Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog has a real life kicking motion when you retrieve and pause the bait which I found in open water and on the edge of weed matts to be highly effective in creating more strikes than a standard frog lure.
When the Lunker Frog is paused on the water the legs are tight to the frog body and once you give the Lunker Frog a light pull the legs extend giving the Lunker the most life-like motion of any frog lure I have ever used.
There were multiple times while fishing the Lunker Frog in open water with no weeds that the leg action was the difference in getting a strike, or not.
I also found that the life-like frog feet gave the Lunker Frog a little extra splash while retrieving the lure.
The finish on the Lunker Frog is top notch and held up fairly well over two days of fishing and catching well over 20 bass.
The Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog is built with a soft plastic body that really helped with hook sets with the weedless hook system.
The Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog’s legs hang down below the surface just like a real frog, and many of my strikes were while testing the Lunker Frog in heavy cover while the Lunker Frog was not being moved for long periods of time. This is something to keep in mind while fishing this bait is to work it slow with many long pauses during the retrieve especially in small openings in the weed mats.
Overall I found the Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog to be one of the best imitation frogs I have ever used.
Pros: Very durable, great hook set ability to ultra soft body construction, very life-like in appearance, pause and retrieve motion creates more strikes.
Cons: The legs can come off with some bass strikes, but they float if they do not get eaten..
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MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5