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Lure Review



A Frog by Any Other Name Would Fight as Hard


Date: 8/30/17
Tackle Type: Lures
Manufacturer: Bit Bite Baits
Reviewer: Cal

Total Score: 7.58 - GOOD

It's a pretty well known fact that the favorite bait of BASS Elite Series angler Dean Rojas is the frog. Case in point? With no less than six (6) topwater frog baits to his name you can bet a good percentage of the time when asked, "Hey Dean, what did you catch them on?" that the answer will be "a frog!" However, there's one "frog" bait with his name on it that will make you think twice when hearing that answer. Here's our look at the Dean Rojas Fighting Frog by Big Bite Baits.


Big Bite Baits Dean Rojas Fighting Frog Specifications

Type Craw/Trailer Bait
Material Soft Plastic
Colors/Patterns 23
Sizes 3", 4", 5"
Scent/Plastic Treatment Big Bite Baits Bite Juice
# per package 10 (3") : 7 (4") : 5 (5")
Resealable Bag? Yes
MSRP $3.49 - $4.49


Introducing the Big Bite Baits Dean Rojas Fighting Frog.


Impressions: Big Bite Bait's Dean Rojas Fighting Frog is a trailer type bait sharing a similar profile to Reaction Innovation's Beaver. The difference here is the Fighting Frog has additional appendages along the side and its back legs have a more rounded shape than the Beaver's. This all serves to give the bait the very rough silhouette of a frog - hence is name.


Dean Rojas showing us the brand new 5" size back in 2014.


The Fighting Frog is available in three different sizes each of which comes in a resealable bag - the actual number of baits in each bag varies by the size of the bait. Each Fighting Frog is infused with Big Bite Bait's proprietary "Bite Juice" fish attracting scent.


Dean's favorite way to rig the bait... Texas style.


One side is the bait's frog like appearance.

Performance: For testing purposes I did fish all three sizes settling mostly upon the four inch (4"). As with most soft plastic baits, the style and ease of rigging is limited only by your own imagination. For me, when it comes to trailer style baits, I'm actually very unimaginative choosing to fish baits like this tipped at the end of a jig, on a weighted hook, or rigged Texas style on either on a punch rig or traditional bullet weight and hook.

Flip it over for the creature like ridges and a channel to facilitate rigging.


Big Bite Baits does incorporate a hook channel down the middle of the bait to help conceal the hook point and give you less soft plastic mass to push the hook through during a set. Additionally, the legs on each Fighting Frog come detached, so there are no decisions to be made as to whether or not you should split the legs or keep them together.


The transition between top and bottom is very creature-like.


The Fighting Frog's legs or claws, you choose.

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