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Best hard bait
FREDDY THE FROG
Freddy is an ingenious, multi-segmented wakebait with a single tail hook, plus a belly treble that you can remove to make the lure weedless. Available in four hand-painted colours, this topwater shimmies like crazy, shaking an internal glass stick loaded with steel balls. Largemouth bass anglers will surely drool over this beefy 7¼-inch-long bait, but I’m dying to also watch big toothy critters try to enjoy Freddy’s frog legs for dinner.