Gear Review: Berkley PowerBait Frog and Toad

What is it?

Berkley PowerBait Frog and Toad

What sets it apart?

Berkley recently expanded its PowerBait family with a pair of soft plastic frogs, each designed for a different take on the buzz toad presentation. The Beat’n Paddle Frog features paddle style feet that kick and splash, while the Buzz’n Speed Toad’s serrated feet cut through the water for a different type of commotion. For waters with a wide range of vegetation types and densities, these baits offer a one-two punch of different looks in the same general presentation.

How do I use it?

The 3.9-inch Berkley PowerBait Beat’n Paddle Frog and the 4.25-inch Berkley PowerBait Buzz’n Speed Toad come in 12 colors, including highly detailed HD Tru Colors. Made sturdy for extended use, even in heavy cover, both baits include perpendicular hook point keepers, which protect single and double frog hook rigs allowing you to fish in all structures. The Beat’n Paddle Frog boasts an easy start up with motion at various speeds, while the Buzz’n Speed Toad’s belly slot has an extended leading edge that keeps the bait from sliding up the shank.

How much?

$4.99 ($5.99 HD colors)

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Angler’s insight:

By offering two different leg designs, Berkley equips soft-frog tactics with double the enticement. Maybe you want to churn up some open water bubbles with the paddle style and then zip through sparse pads with the buzz style — maybe even as a buzzbait trailer. Berkley ensured its new PowerBait frogs pack plenty of bite with the new Fusion19 Frog Hooks. This needle point, round bend hook comes in a weighted option for longer casts and a waking option. That weighted hook will also keep the bait upright and tracking in proper form, even at burning speeds.