I frequently get asked this question:
What is your go-to lure for targeting big bass?
Fall Smallmouth on a Stanley Original Casting Jig
The frog style bait has some versatility as well. The Stanley ribit can be used as a buzzbait, a sub surface jerkbait in the shallows, and throwing it in the slop (as it was made for). The Stanley top toad is also a frog bait that floats. This makes it great for buzzing across the surface, and killing the bait dead in its tracks. This bait is truly a deadly presentation. This style bait does not have to be used strictly around thick mated weeds. I personally like to use them anywhere there is shallow water. I look for a depth range of 6 feet or less. There are those rare instances when vegetation will reach the surface in 10-15 foot range. Utilize the frog in this spot and you could land the biggest bass of your life.
5 lb Smallie - Hawgline Creature Bait