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Offline Green Horn

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Frog Hunt
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:00:07 AM »
Anybody do any frog hunting? I'd like to do some frog hunting in the spring. I live in Ellensburg. Anyone have any ideas? Anyone want to go?  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 09:55:02 AM »
Some of those lakes should have a few...

I've caught them on flies and a little frog bait, flies worked the best. Just creep along with the kayak, find them, then dangle a dry fly 3" above them with the longest fly rod you have! Hookup almost every time.
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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 10:05:53 AM »
I hunt them with a camera.   I never really thought about harvest.    I guess some of the toads around here might get big enough to consume......

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 10:29:26 AM »
Only place I've seen bullfrogs is in a couple golf course ponds. I'd love to find a huntable (giggable?) population. We used to whack dozens of leopard frogs as kids in MN and skin them and eat the legs. I think it would take a couple hundred to make a meal!

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 11:29:14 AM »
I bought a gig a few years back because we had frogs at the lake in the community. Invariably the big ones were nowhere to be seen once I had the tool to harvest. I'm still interested but it's low on my hunting priority list still.
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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 11:42:47 AM »
"I've caught them on flies and a little frog bait, flies worked the best. Just creep along with the kayak, find them, then dangle a dry fly 3" above them with the longest fly rod you have! Hookup almost every time."

Bet that would work on Nancy Pelosi as well.

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 11:56:38 AM »
Haven't here but have gigged hundreds of them tasty devil's. I've seen and heard them but not in enough numbers to get me excited

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 12:39:35 PM »
As a kid in PA I used a curly tail grub on a long pole to catch bullfrogs.  Lower it about a foot in front of them and vibrate it on the surface, they'd jump forward and inhale the plastic bait.
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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2019, 01:09:56 PM »
Anybody do any frog hunting? I'd like to do some frog hunting in the spring. I live in Ellensburg. Anyone have any ideas? Anyone want to go?  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
I grew up in Eburg and caught hundreds of bullfrogs in the ditch behind our house, just a few blocks north of campus.  Not sure what condition it's in now but 35 years ago that ditch was known locally as "The Ganges". :chuckle:  I'd look along the river in back eddies and side channels or any of the local lakes/ponds.  Gladmar used to be a good one, same with Fio Rito, or anywhere along Wilson Creek.

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2019, 02:43:34 PM »
Caught quite a few while bass fishing with rubber frogs.
But west-side frogs might be different.
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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2019, 03:25:04 PM »
 We used to use our Crossman 760’s. They were deadly on the big ones you couldn’t get close enough to gig....sure miss those days growing up.
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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2019, 07:57:14 PM »
 There are plenty of Bullfrogs in WA and they are an invasive species although a long standing one . Cant speak specifically to E-burg area . But I would bet most ponds, small lakes or slow moving waterways with habitat i.e. Cattail and aquatic vegetation holds them . :twocents:

 Been years but we used to gig them . Good eats !

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2019, 09:16:38 AM »
Lots of frogs in the area! I started gigging in the Yakima area. I dont go often maybe a time or 2 a year. Pretty fun and if you can get past them being frogs they are pretty tasty. I’ll try to see if i have any pics.


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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2019, 09:50:04 AM »
Anybody know any spots in SW WA where these suckers live?  I listen for em, but no luck yet.  My kid has been bugging me about catching frogs for quite a while and I have to constantly stop him from going after the native protected frogs.

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Re: Frog Hunt
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2019, 10:20:30 AM »
here’s a pic from southwest Washington. Took my girlfriend’s little bro

 


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