Gear Pros love frogs! Topwater frogs and toads provide some of the most exciting bass fishing there is. Check out what some of the top pros like to throw! Posted on July 11, 2014 Photo: David Hunter Jones - Topwater frogs and toads provide some of the most exciting bass fishing there is. The explosive strikes and scary slurps are reason enough to throw them. But, they're also highly effective in and around heavy matted vegetation as well as open water. Check out what some of the top pros throw and why they like them. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Greg Hackney loves frogs and toads because of how effective they can be in the right circumstances, as well as the fun factor. Not all of his toads are toads, however. Photo: David Hunter Jones - The Strike King KVD Sexy Frog is his go-to topwater amphibian because it walks easily and is super soft. âThe body collapses very easily and the hooks are right there to grab the fish as soon as he bites,â Hackney says. Photo: David Hunter Jones - âThe Strike King Swimminâ Caffeine Shad is good when a regular moving toad is too much commotion,â he says. âIt makes a different sound when you buzz it across the surface.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - Hackney goes for the Strike King Rage Toad when he needs a super aggressive presentation. âThis is the most aggressive of all the toads in terms of the water it churns up. Itâs like a Horny Toad on steroids.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - J Todd Tucker is a topwater technician and never leaves the dock without an array of topwaters. Photo: David Hunter Jones - His selection consists of, top to bottom, a Picasso Shad Walker, a Zoom Horny Toad and a Snag Proof Fredâs Frog. Photo: David Hunter Jones - âThe Shad Walker comes through the slop better than other topwater toad-style baits because itâs so soft. Plus, it walks like a Spook. Itâs a good open water bait, too.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - Tucker likes the Snag Proof Fredâs Frog for its realism and hookup ratio. âItâs so soft that when fish go to grab it, itâs almost always a good hookset. In the right colors, it can be a shad or a bream. Itâs very versatile.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - The Zoom Horny Toad is the gold standard by which all other toads are measured. Tucker likes it because of the unique sound the churning legs make upon retrieve. âIt gets lots of reaction strikes.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - Matt Herrenâs lineup consists of the Spro Poppinâ Frog, a Reaction Innovations Trixie Shark and a Snag Proof Bobbyâs Perfect Frog. Photo: David Hunter Jones - The Spro Poppinâ Frog is a modified version of the original Bronzeye 65, which Dean Rojas made so famous. The popping version simply has a concave mouth that chugs and spits when itâs worked. It also walks easily. Photo: David Hunter Jones - âThe Trixie Shark makes a big commotion at slower speeds, and because the way the body is made, you can put a massive 7/0 hook in it and almost always get a good hookset.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - The Snag Proof frog Herrenâs go-to around matted vegetation like milfoil and hydrilla as well as sloppy patches. âItâs got good hooks and is soft, so I get a lot of hookups.â Note how heâs got a length of braid tied around the line tie to keep water out of the body, even after it gets mauled by a bass. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Fred Roumbanis is the most underrated frog fisherman on tour. Heâs designed several frogs, including one of the most widely used colors, Fredâs Frog, which is available on Snag Proof frogs. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Hereâs one such example. âWell, I designed the color and I like the frog. Itâs stout and soft, which is what you really want is a frog. You donât miss many on it.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - Bobby Lane likes frogs and toads not only in his weed-filled Florida lakes, but all over the country. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Snag Proofâs Guntersville Frog was designed by his brother Chris for the fall frog bite on the famous north Alabama impoundment. A lot of anglers were modifying the frogs, so Snag Proof went ahead and made the mods standard in this model. Shortened legs and an internal attractor get lots of attention. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Stanley Ribbit â This is Laneâs go-to toad when heâs looking to cover water. Photo: David Hunter Jones - Picasso Shad Walker â âThis thing has a big profile, throws a mile and is better when theyâre eating baitfish, not frogs.â Photo: David Hunter Jones - A black, white and natural frog cover all of Keith Combsâ bases when frog fishing.