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NEWS, Events, Updates, Announcements
We have made the Capt Ken's Designer Bass FROG™ : Clone Series available to customers to order retail from this website. The Capt Ken's Clone Series FROGs are available to ship immediately any time. Often they can be shipped the same day they are ordered, and sometimes even within a few hours. You can also order Skitter Leg/Stinger Hook Kits, 3-Packs of FROG Hooks, or 100 Packs of Latex Weedguards. They are always available. We have made some changes to the product that all users should appreciate. We now have many more weedguards, including the stronger latex style and the "Weedguard Attachment Tool in each package of Clone Series FROGs ordered here. The tool makes it extremely easy to attach the weedguards. We have also added a tough new top coat finish to the Clone Series FROGs that has greatly increased the durability of the paint, eyes, and the FROG body. It also greatly enhances the the appearance and the "feel" of this Designer Bass FROG ™ Series.
There is also a much stronger, heavier guage hook, but the original lighter weight hooks are still available for those who prefer to use a lighter spinning rod, making it easier for them to set the hook with a lighter tackle rod.
The custom Originals & Replicant Series FROGs , however, are made for each customer one at a time. So, you still must place an order for those, giving explanation for what you would like and how you would like it made by phone or email. The Work Schedule can vary on completion times required, depending on current demand.
The DragonFly in the photos above and below illustrate the "Stinger Hook Style" hooking system. It is very helpful when the bass are biting very light and tentatively. Also, they sometimes will smash a DragonFly hard on the surface or even leap into the air to to get it. They may eat it in the air or come back for it when it falls into the water, but they often blast it without even opening their mouth. This DragonFly will be worth owning on those kind of days. It is amazingly weedless with the weed- guard setup above, and it is more effective than a treble hook, but it very weedless when used over heavy LilyPads. Some of the videos coming to YouTube soon will amaze you.
Some types of cover are more challenging than others, and when the cover gets really ugly you can use the method above to get through almost anything. It casts well on 20 lb braid with a spinning rod, and it can be cast on a baitcaster with 55lb. braid. The hook is very strong.
Above you can see my favorite model of DragonFly Lures. This is the Hook Up Front Model. It is available with all of the Wing styles, including both natural and synthetic hair materials. In fact, you can change to any material or syle of wings in a minute or less. It is available in Hi-Resin Finish or
our soft textured but tough BUGSkin™ Finish. You can have a soft or hard body abdomen. You can have it in all available color models / species. You can even have it in our new smaller DragonFly models.
The whole point to this hook style of DragonFly is increased "finesse" during the presentation, especially while the lure is "skimming" over the surface of the water and weeds. The hook can be lifted out of the water during the retrieve so that it does not interfere with the smooth skimming presentation, even while passing over lily pads and other weeds or cover. It is extreme finesse presentation, especially when you use the new smaller size DragonFlies over shallow, calm or clear water. Watch for the many new videos that will be coming on YouTube demonstrating this new model and the standard belly hook models catching many bass and a surprising number of Big Bass, even on the smaller DragonFly. Coming Soon ! Stay tuned !
Now that is a beautiful Bass in the photo above, especially for the state of Pennsylvania and especially to catch on a DragonFly. Yes, it is Ted Polanowski again. Actually, Ted has been sending me photos like this for several years now. I would have published them all if I had not found out that the software used to build this website was going to disappear soon, but I just found out that weare getting aone year extension. So,we will be posting new photos for awhile longer, but unfortunately, we never did get all of our old photos of Big Bass for the FROG fishermen replaced from the last time we had to rebuild with new software.
Ted Polanowski caught this beautiful 3 pound smallmouth which was his personal best in the state of Pennsylvania. He caught it on the "Ole Blue Eyes" model of DragonFly with the Belly Hook style of hook placement. Ole Blue Eyes has dark blue eyes and bright yellow spots on a black background body. The Wings are neon chartreuse silicone. Ted does best with his Dragonflies on a calm surface.
Christian Boatright caught this Monster Bass in a lake near Pembroke, Georgia on a Capt. Ken's Designer Bass Clone Series FROG. A bass like that on a topwater FROG is the ultimate bass fishing experience for any Bass fisherman. Josh's Mom was ordering FROGs for her husband and mentioned the catch. I asked if she could get me a picture. I love seeing pictures even of smaller fish when they eat my lures, even if they are on someone else's hook. LOL! For me, its almost like being there.
I sent Christian a couple of my "new, tougher" Clone Series FROGs. Thanks for the picture and congratulations to Christian on an incredible catch.
The New DNA "Clear Wing" DragonFly Lure will not only allow you to use the Clear Wings, but you can also use all of the other wing materials used on the other DragonFlies, including the Silicone Wings, all of the synthetic Wispy Wings, and even natural BuckTail Wings. It only takes a minute to switch to any style or material Wing set. (Scroll toward the bottom of the DragonFly Page.)
Capt Ken's Weedless FingerLing PLUGs™
The Brook Trout Pattern above has caught most of my bigger bass this last year. I have only posted a couple videos so far, but I will post more as soon as possible. I am still back logged for months though on all "custom work". So it's tough to get time to work on the website and videos. Of course, you can still get Clone Series FROGs™ & Designer Shiners shipped within 24 hours. The Weedless FingerLing PLUGs are™ available in many patterns, and can also be customized to your needs. They are available in the Original SoftPLUG™ or the longer lasting Weedless FingerLing HardPLUGs™. They are extremely weedless. The HardPLUGs™ have the great advantage of allowing you to change the tails in seconds. Changing the tail can extremely affect the "action" of the Weedless FingerLing HardPLUG™. You can change colors, length, or materials. I will be posting more explanation and examples.
You can even switch from feather, hackle, or bucktail "PlugBUG" design to soft plastic "Action Tail" design. Either way, you can even add a spinner to "buzz" over the top of the weeds or "splatter" in a stop and go fashion. As always, the website will take time to catch up. So you can call or email me to discuss options available. Remember, it is a "custom" business.
The new Capt Ken's Designer Bass Micro FROGs™ are finally ready for sale. After much testing I have decided to finally offer them for sale. They have already scored a number big bass on ultralight tackle that you can watch get caught on Youtube, and more videos will be appearing as soon as I get a chance to publish them. The Designer Bass Micro FROGs™ are best fished on ultalight tackle or fly rods.
This video was the first one made on catching Big Bass on the Designer Bass Micro FROGs™. There have since been several more big bass videos made of fishing the Micro FROGs for Bigger Bass.
Check our YouTube Channel for the latest Micro FROG videos at
NEWS, Events, Updates, Announcements
My New Years resolution this year is to return all of the customer's old Big Bass Photos to the website, especially to the FROGmen Fishing Reports Page for the various states and a few foreign countries. I know I said that last year, but this time its already happening. Some of the more impressive catches will be highlighted here first, and then added to their respective State webpages.
I am starting with this gorgeous Big Bass from Texas which was caught by tournament Pro James Kiser. James caught this bass on Lake of the Pines during a Cicada hatch. The Cicadas were coming from the nearby Pine Trees and attracted bass in the area to the surface. James switched to Designer Bass FROG: Clone Series FROG #2 because the color closely matched the color of the Cicadas. The FROG was bigger than the big bugs on the water, but James said, once the bass moved in for a closer look --- "they locked onto the leg action, and that took care of the rest". James also caught some 2-4 lb' ers that day, and he has caught other big bass on the FROGs in the past. You can see some of those other big bass caught by James on the Designer Bass FROGs in the Texas FROG Fishing Reports.
James says, "These things are awsome!"
NEWS, Events, Updates, Announcements
Patrick Freeman liked the looks of an Original Series California Red Legs FROG for fishing in Louisianna and went right out after receiving them and nailed four 4 lb bass with it, proving that they will work well in Lousiana also. They look similar to a Bull FROG, but they have some red in the back kicking legs. There is also a "Red Phase of this species that can be almost entirely red with black spots. There is an example of each on the Original Series FROG and the Replicant Series FROG webpages.
Announcing a new Series of custom fishing lures !
It's the Designer Bass Bait Casting BUGs™
Hopefully, you have already seen my new YouTube Channel video about the Capt Ken's Designer Bass Casting BUGs™. They are a new Series of Custom TopWater Creature Baits. If you haven't you can click on this LINK to go to their new webpage on this site. There is also a LINK to the video there. There are a lot of new options there to help you "fish like nobody else" to fool the bass.
Well that didn't take long!!! Justin received his Capt Ken's Designer Bass FROG™ Original Series: California Red Legs FROG and a few days later he sent in this photo of another Big Bass. Its basically a "Bloody Bull FROG".
Billy Wilson bought his first Clone Series FROG back in July of this summer. In the photo above, he shows off his first bass caught on a Designer Bass FROG™ Clone Series FROG #4. Since that first FROG & bass, he has bought many more Clone Series FROGs, and even an Original Series: Pine Barrens Tree FROG. He has been catching many more bigger bass all summer and into the fall. With the temperatures suddenly dropping and taking the water temperatures from 73 degrees down to 59 degrees, he has been surprised to discover that the FROG bite is still "on" He recently caught 20 bass on the topwater FROGs under the much colder conditions. He sent the photo below, showing one of the recent bass with a Clone Series FROG that he customized with extra spots & markings with a permanent marking pen. Billy says these FROGs are now his favorite way to catch bass. But, he recently had had one of the new DragonFlies taken away from him by a very big bass on the second cast. So, he has ordered two more of those.
Billy is definitely stretching the limits of the topwater FROG fishing season in Illinois, but he may be dreaming about jumping Bass and DragonFlies all winter this year.
Darrell Hollifield is one of the founding members of the Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association, he was also one of my earliest customers for the Designer Bass FROGs™. As you can see, his Original Series Bronze Spotted Leopard is still catching bass for him after all these years. This Virgina Monster was almost 6 lbs. In the photo, below you can see the heavy pad cover Darrell had to pull this bass out of to get him into the kayak. Excellent is the only word to describe this kayak fishing photo. See also the photo below.
Check out this 23 inch Virginia State Citation Bass below, just caught on a Designer Bass FROG™: Clone Series FROG #4 - the Dark Brown Bull FROG. It was caught by Chuck Wrenn who is a FROG Fishing fanatic and who publishes his own FROG Fishing Blog--- http://froggin4bass.blogspot.com Check out his Blog to keep up to date on FROG Fishing in his state. If that wasn't enough of a great day, he also got the whole thing on video, and it will be posted on YouTube, his Blog site and on this page very soon. Kayak FROG Fishing for monster bass ! It doesn't get any better than that !!
Okay, here it is ! The best video submitted by a user of the Designer Bass FROGs™ that I have seen to date. Chuck wrestled a monster bass out of some of the worst lily pads that anyone would want to attempt and did it from his kayak. He received a Virginia State Citation for his bass caught on a Designer Bass FROG™ Clone Series : FROG #4 - Dark Brown Spotted Bull FROG. Now, that's what I call Kayak Fishing FROG fishing for Monster Bass in Virginia --- or anywhere else ! You should really check out his FROG Fishing BLOG that he says was inspired by his love for the Designer Bass FROGs™. Just click the Logo below.
At this time, I am announcing the availability of a new series of lures that, to me, are the most deadly lures I have ever used --- not just for Monster Bass, but also for all Bass of any size. For Bass, there is nothing more desirable than a Golden Shiner. We now have 6 distinctly different Kits available for $29.95
Capt Ken's Designer Bass Shiners™
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Capt Ken's Kayak & FROG Fishing BLOG
This is a new feature on Capt Ken's HomePage, and it is just a teaser for the new webpage dedicated to the BLOG Page where more detail can be found on the current subject.
As much as is possible, I want to keep viewers and customers to be kept up to speed about what's going on with my websites, products, YouTube Channel, fishing, and where folks are willing, I would like to highlight some of my great customers.
In this first conversation, I want to highlight a great customer who has an incredible ability to speak or demonstrate a product. I first noticed "Topwater" Johnny Campbell when he put in an order for a wide variety of my custom topwater lures. Then, I noticed that he had recently subscribed to my YouTube Channel. Since he also had a YouTube Channel, I checked him out. I was really impressed with his upbeat presentation when speaking on the subject of Entrepreneurialism in the spirit of the best motivational speakers I've ever heard. So, when Johnny later mentioned that he had made a demonstration video on his new Weedless FingerLing™ Big Scale Shiner Hi-Resin Hard PLUG, I was very excited to see it.
In the photo below, you can see the actual Plug I sent to
This PLUG has a very High Gloss, Hi-Resin finish on a Hard PLUG.
It can change its "screw on" tail to any of the other variations of tail types, styles & materials. You can also get this PLUG in the SoftPLUG version, but you cannot change the tail, and the SoftPLUG will not be as High Gloss or long lasting. The fish may hold on to SoftPLUGS longer however. But don't worry, they "do inhale" the Hard PLUGs also.
Note: We apologize that this site is still under construction, but it should get much better as we adjust to the new software. We will soon be re-posting all of your Big Bass Photos.
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