The Filthy Frog from Googan Squad is a hollow-bodied topwater bait that cleans up in the slop. Its weedless design allows you to drag this bait through the thickest cover, and the bait's narrow-body presents a perfect frog profile. The Filthy Frog is weighted, so you can cast it far and cover plenty of water. The body is designed to keep water out and stay balanced during your retrieve. The rubber legs give this bait a lively action; they're fastened to the bait from the inside to prevent them from falling out, even after the harsh treatment dished out by aggressive bass, pike, or other frog-loving species. When the water temps are warm, look for areas with shallow water vegetation and deploy the Filthy Frog. It will be disgusting.
This Frog can walk the walk! With your rod tip pointed down, apply quick twitches on a slackline. This technique imparts the''walk the dog'' action popular in topwater lures. Every Filthy Frog's hook is wrapped tightly with plastic tubing to help prevent water seeping into your frog.
Googan Squad Braided Line 40-65lb
Medium-heavy to heavy casting rods with fast action
7.1:1 - 8.1:1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tip:Always wait a second before setting the hook on a hollow body frog. A short pause gives the fish time to fully take the bait, while providing you time for a strong hookset. Also, you can trim one of the Filthy Frogs skirted legs shorter than the other to increase the bait’s walking ability!
The Googan Squad Blooper is a topwater popper that will crash and splash it's way across the water's surface. Designed with a cupped mouth for maximum splash and “bloop” sounds, it features two needlepoint hooks with a feathered back hook. The belly of each Blooper is outfitted with a set of Rumble Strips, which increases drag and surface disturbance.
Point your rod tip down and apply quick snaps to your rod tip to get your Blooper to sing loudly and call in fish from a distance. This technique will help resemble the action of a fleeing baitfish being chased to the surface of the water.
For a slower and more subtle approach, make short sweeps with your rod tip allowing the bait to gently plop at the surface of the water. This will help you mimic the action of a baitfish feeding at the water's surface. The cooler the water, the longer the pauses.
Line: Googan Squad Monofilament 8-15lb or 15-30lb Braided Line Rod: Medium power casting or spinning rod Reel: Casting or spinning reel with a moderate retrieval speed
Pro Tips: Use the Googan Squad Blooper when fishing tight to cover or shaded areas. The ability to barely move this bait and create a subtle plop will help you get bites from fish holding tight to cover.
The Toad is the Googan Squad's take on a soft plastic topwater buzz frog. Using our patented flange the Toad is able to create explosive topwater action while maintaining a slow retrieval speed across the top of the water. It is best to fish around spotty grass with open water to allow the toad to create the perfect action. Reel at a steady pace across the top with the occasional pause or twitch to entice active fish into a reactive topwater bite.
The Googan Squad Hound is a tight walking topwater bait with a cupped mouth for added splash as you bring this puppy in. It's equipped with three sticky sharp, black nickel treble hooks, with a feathered back hook to help fool fish and keep them pinned.
While at rest, the Googan Squad Hound will sit with it's backside down, which gives the back feathered treble hook a chance to sit just below the water's surface for added yumminess to nearby fish. Built with internal one-knocker style rattles, the Googan Squad Hound makes plenty of noise to draw in a big bite.
Available in a variety of Googan approved colors that add to this doggy's swagger. Fish the Googan Squad Hound around schooling fish, across points, shallow water flats, and any other open water areas where bass are ambushing baitfish.
Pro Tips: Throw the Googan Squad Hound when bass are actively feeding on baitfish, especially during cloudy days or low light situations. It's best to leave a bit of slack in your line when working the bait, so when you pop your rod tip down it allows the Hound to effectively glide back and forth. Over the top of submergent grass, shallow points and shell bars, and shallow flats are all great spots to chuck the Googan Squad Hound.
Googan Squad Monofilament 12-15lb or 15-30lb Googan Braided Line
The Googan Squad Poppin' Filthy Frog is designed to splash, spray and spit your way into a bite. A cupped mouth helps you ''walk the dog'', keeping the bait in the zone longer. The 100% weedless body also allows you to fish it in the thickest slop, while the protective tubing around the hook keeps water out. And, an internal weight improves casting distance while assuring upright landing every cast.