Super morning to go Froggin, no wind, frogs not at all spooky and easier to land the cast lizard on target! Sunny, warm and humid as the hoppers were aggressive so it didn’t take long to catch 17+ small and legal frogs and keep a limit for a delicacy meal of legs, HyVee asparagus and cold watermelon-hmmm.
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Long time friend was in Lincoln for the weekend seeing family so we met up with the boat in tow and headed to Wildwood for a few hours of fishing. My friend had not frogged but wanted to try it and learn the tricks to the trade. We put 10 nice hoppers in the bucket in a short time with the light winds and the aggressive bite. The opposite was the fish bite, slow with only a few Bluegill caught, one nice Bass and Yellow Perch. We cut the trip short so Tim could get on the long road back home. Frogging good, catching fish bad!
Warm morning for fishing at Wildwood. Winds were light from the southwest - I like some chop on the water. Picked up a handful of Bluegill and a fair Crappie on 1/16 oz. jigs and leeches and Canadian night crawlers. Highlight was 2 big C. Catfish (10-12# range) on the light line and ultralight rods, fun to catch! REGULATION: Total catch and release on the catfish at Wildwood. Saying this to those that don’t read the signs or look at the fishing regulations and are keeping them. The reason they get that big in Wildwood is because of the good folks that abide by the regulation - enough said!
A little late getting out this morning, the sun was getting higher and the hoppers were moving into cover and shade! First pond I visited was disappointing, the pond was drying up and I think the frogs migrated to the creek. Tall terrestrial vegetation covered the entire area around the pond and I found only a few keeper size frogs. Worked hard but I landed 4 of various sizes as they were aggressive, I kept 2 and loaded up and moved to the next pond. Better luck here with better choices and bigger sizes! Finished out with a nice limit (8 bullfrogs) of 4.5”-5”+ for a delicacy meal tonight, deep fat fried frog legs-”hmmm good” as they say!
The frogs stuck out like a sore thumb, easy-peasy as they sat along the edge of the lake. Aggressive to the hook and almost addictive this frogging. Wetook turns fishing them but in a short time we had 15-16 “hoppers” caught and a limit (8) in the ice down bucket of the nice 5-6” croakers. Then it was time to fish for Bass, Bluegill and Green Sunfish. We both rigged up a rod with a Satra Special rig on the line with a medium leech. We tossed into 2- 3’ of water near a known drop off dropping to depths of 12’. Instantly, we were catching fish on the ultralights. A dozen 10-14” bass, small Bluegill and Green Sunfish were caught, and lots of fun was had. A good morning for birding, bird photography, catching bullfrogs and fish from the boat!
Started out early AM catching Bullfrogs at my traditional frogging ponds. Didn’t see as many frogs as I had hoped for but what I did see were very aggressive to bite. Caught 14 frogs while II kept a Limit (8 Bullfrogs) of nice 5”+ hoppers. Tall grass and lake edge vegetation so a lot of “blind” catches are always fun, frogging is a great way to get outdoors during this Covid-19 Pandemic!
Great morning hook up the boat and go fishing for frogs and fish. Started out early AM catching my limit of bullfrogs at this public lake (exact location will remain a secret until you join me on a trip). I didn’t see as many frogs as I had hoped for but what I did see were very aggressive to bite. I kept a limit (8 bullfrogs) of nice 5”+. Winds were light from the north so I hit a couple past fishing hot spots. Ended up camping on one spot and caught 43+ small bass in the 10-14” size on jigs and leeches, ultralight rods and reels/light line. Good bite on the gentle 4-11” drop-off. Picked up a handful of small Bluegill, a Green Sunfish, a Crappie and 3 Channel Catfish fiddlers. It was a fun morning catching frogs and Bass from the boat. I love retirement and getting outdoors during this pandemic!
Super morning to go Froggin, no wind, frogs not as spooky and easier to land the cast on target! Cloudy and cool, the hoppers were aggressive so it didn’t take long to catch 20+ frogs and keep a limit of nice frogs for a delicacy meal of legs, fresh sweet corn and cold watermelon! Contact: Fins and Furs Outdoor Adventure Guide for a bullfrog fishing trip with Steve. Phone: Steve at (402) 853-2550
Nice Friday morning trip to Flanagan with a nice guy from Lincoln - we fished from the boat! Light south winds. We fished small jigs and the Satra special rigs tipped with medium-large size leeches and crawlers. He jigged amongst the trees. We also placed a slip bobber on the edges of the inundated trees fishing 6’ depths. The Bluegill bite was great with fish up to 8.5”. Landed one medium sized crappie about 8”. Highlight of the morning was landing a pig, 20 inch plus Channel Catfish from within the dense tree vertical habitat.
Early morning trip to Wanahoo with a friend and his dog in the boat! Light winds and sun was low so we put the trolling rods out, we snapped on a couple crankbaits, a # 7 Flicker shad and a #9 Flicker minnow. Spooled out 100’’ of line on the line counter reels and pulled them at 2.5- 2.7 mph range over open waters. Bumped the bottom on the edge of the lakes drop offs and points and hooked up with one, nice 16” (about 3 lbs) Bucketmouth Bass. We changed tactics with the light north wind, we anchored up tying off to trees and finesse fished with the Satra special rigs tipped with Can. NC’s and also we used small jigs tipped with medium-large size leeches. Best results jigging among the trees and casting the 1/32 oz. jigs off these points near deep water drop offs into 22’ depths, fish were hanging out in 8-12’.
The weather changed; first came the rains, then the winds. We took refuge and a short in the truck in the parking lot. The rains stopped so we boarded the boat and toughed out the strong north 30-35 mph winds. The bite was good for smaller Crappies and we caught Bluegill up to 9”. We stay with the plan to “target” the big Bass catching a few more while finishing out the trip with blue skies. Strange weather morning for fishing at Lake Wanahoo.
A good Bluegill bite as a mother and teenage son joined me for fishing at Flanagan Lake. They jigged among the trees and cast/finesse fished with small 1/32 oz. jigs with bling tipped with medium sized leeches and crawlers. No disappointment in the quality of fish caught and the bite today at this new lake in northwest Omaha. A number of fair sized Crappie up to 9” with jigs tipped with plastic bodies. Trip was a short one but a few small Bass were hooked in the same depths as the Bluegill. A fun morning fishing at this catch and release fishing lake for these two anglers.
Rain, rain go away! I’m trying to catch fish here! Recent trip over to Flanagan Lake with the boat, the rains cut into my fishing time but didn’t deter the fish from biting. Jigged among the trees and cast/finesse fished small 1/32 oz. jigs with bling tipped and medium sized leeches & crawlers. No disappointment in the quality of fish and the bite today at this new lake. The Bluegill bite was really hot! Caught 50+ fair size Bluegill, fun using the ultralights and light line. Picked up a number of fair Crappie to 9”, a dozen Largemouth Bass at 9-16” and a dreaded 12” Bullhead - Not to insult you bass fisherman but I thought I had a good bass hooked up!
Overall very good fishing between the rain storms and the wind gusts at this “Catch and Release Only” fishing lake in northwest Omaha. Yes, I got wet! Not fun but hey an adventure! Oh, I kinda felt like a “bridge troll” finding refuge out of the rains as I fished under the Ida Street bridge.
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