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!
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!
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
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