Will Frog Lures Work Inshore? [Z-Man Goat ToadZ Review]
Will Z-Man Goat ToadZ work inshore?
I don’t think anyone out there can get enough of topwater action.
Getting those fish fired up and aggressive to strike the surface is unmatched.
So can frog lures trigger the same behavior from inshore saltwater fish as hard-body topwater lures?
Let’s dive into it!
Z-Man Goat ToadZ Review [VIDEO]
Topwater lures come in all different shapes and sizes with treble hooks or single hooks at different points on the lure.
As we exit summer and head into early fall, floating grass becomes a problem.
But, what if I told you there was a lure out there that triggered topwater strikes without catching any grass?
And on top of that, it needs no special retrieve at all…
Introducing the Z-Man Goat ToadZ Frog Lure!
A lot of people out there may not consider this as a bait for inshore saltwater fishing.
We’ve just recently added these to our online tackle store.
Perks Of Topwater Frog Lures
Topwater frog lures have the hook right on top of the lure.
So this does not collect floating grass because of that hook placement as opposed to traditional topwater lures.
Additionally, most topwater lures are walk-the-dog style or you need to impose action on the lure.
That is not the case with frog lures.
You can simply toss these lures out and reel them straight back to you.
The lure will sit right on the surface and the dangling legs behind the body of the lure displace water and create attraction.
Also, you can pause and retrieve this lure to have it sit right on the surface whenever needed.
When To Use Frog Lures
To start, first thing in the morning is always a good time for topwater bites.
However, frogs can be used at any time.
Moreover, these frogs are easily skippable beneath mangroves or docks.
For these Z-Man Goat ToadZ, my go-to hook choices are Z-Man ChinlockZ SWS Weighted Hooks or Mustad Grip Pin Hooks.
Any type of hook that is exposed along the backside of the lure will match up well with these frog baits.
The reason I recommend the hooks I just mentioned is because of the lure keeper on the top of the hook shank by the nose of the lure.
That keeps the bait in place and prevents it from sliding down the hook.
3/0 or 4/0 hook sizes will work just fine.
When it comes to the weight of the hook, I recommend using a 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. weight.
Anything heavier than that can cause the lure to swim a bit deeper than intended.
Furthermore, the weight placement helps the bait land flat on the surface.
Z-Man lures are extremely durable and can withstand catching a bunch of fish over a few trips.
However, because of that, they are not very dense.
They don’t cast as far as other frog lures might.
But they will last longer than other frog lures simply due to the material.
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