Cool, sunny morning for fishing frogs. Lizard hooked with 11 and kept a limit! Hunted doves at a new pasture and draw, did not see that many birds but got 2 passing by! Picked a handful of puffball mushrooms with plans to eat on top of some ribeye - Yum!
This morning's frogging trip was a test against the wind. It took me longer to catch 13+ smaller and legal frogs because of the windy conditions, but I prevailed to hook a limit (8 bullfrogs 4.5" or bigger). I love this time of year as I can do some frogging and scout for doves while in the area at the same time. Hopefully some rain will bring out the fall mushrooms soon. Doves-frogs-mushrooms and picking some ripe red apples makes for a fun trip out!
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!
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!
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