Zoom Horny Toad
The Zoom Horny Toad is a soft plastic topwater buzz frog intended for surface retrieves through areas of heavy vegetation. The Horny Toad, from Zoom Baits, is one of the original topwater buzzing frogs and continues to be a popular choice when bass are feeding on the surface, especially around matted grass, reeds and lilly pads. The Horny Toad's ultra vibe legs kick subtly creating a gurgling noise and leaving a bubble trail in its path. Generally, the Zoom Horny Toad is rigged with a screw lock toad hook and retrieved in similar fashion to a buzzbait - a constant retrieve keeping the bait on the surface. Retrieve the bait quickly atop the water's surface though the heaviest of vegetation and watch as giant bass break through the water in an attempt to crush their prey. Ever since Zoom introduced the Horny Toad – a soft-plastic weedless buzzing frog that tickles the water’s surface with its unique paddle feet – bass have not been able to resist it. Reeling a Horny Toad across the surface produces a soft sputtering sound that raises the ire of even the most lackadaisical lunker. And the best part is this Toad ventures into vegetation much too dense for a buzzbait. One of the first places pros employed the lure with great success was in the weedy waters of Lake Okeechobee. From there the Horny Toad’s popularity exploded as thousands of anglers began using the topwater buzzer on lakes and ponds across the country. Anglers soon discovered the Horny Toad’s allure was not just limited to vegetation; it also caught bass around flooded timber, docks, seawalls, bare banks and even over open water.
The rigging method for the Zoom Horny Toad is likely different from angler to angler, however, we prefer the Stanley Double Take Hook for more applications. The other option is rigging the Horny Toad on a 4/0 straight shank flipping hook. The flipping hook offers the most complete penetration of the plastic and perhaps the best hookup ratio of any other possibility.
The Zoom Horny Toad is 4.25" in length and comes 5 per pack.