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bbb
07-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Give me some tips on finding, seeing, gigging, and cooking the little guys legs.

Went last night for the first time ever. Right as it got dark I went to every eye shining and they were all gators. Bugs were all over my headlight so I started heading back towards the ramp. Finally realized I'm not looking for something as bright as a gators eyes. Started seeing them here and there and though the 3 largest of the night got off the gig, I finished with 12, the longest being around a foot long.

Seemed the later it got, the more I saw. My son had a good time even though he was asking to go home about the time it got dark. He was seeing too many gators and he said it just felt creepy being out there.

Ugahewes
07-22-2011, 11:21 AM
Gators, call troy on swamp people he will get them

dewyafish
07-22-2011, 11:21 AM
Don't see many bullfrogs now, but we used to row crop them back in the late 70's and early 80's.

Some people say the cattle egrets has hurt the population. I don't know.

ferris1248
07-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Sauteed in butter, lots of garlic and white wine is all you need to know about frog legs.
Be careful and do not overcook.

Oh yeah, a crusty baguette to mop up the sauce.

A nice salad or some vine ripe tomatoes, sliced over buffalo mozzarella cheese with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

dewyafish
07-22-2011, 11:37 AM
Deep fried is pretty good too.

ferris1248
07-22-2011, 11:41 AM
I see you're still in your 40's. ;)

About mid fifties or so, you start moving away from that stuff.

Mullet
07-22-2011, 11:42 AM
I see you're still in your 40's. ;)

About mid fifties or so, you start moving away from that stuff.

I got a head start. ;)

Bigfoot
07-22-2011, 11:47 AM
look out for snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grew up giggin, being the younger brother it was my ace that always ended up in the gunk on the front end of the boat while ol fat cat was runnin the motor. Many a time had scares of my life...

was super awesome fun though. As I remember we ate the legs fried...taste like chicken

001
07-22-2011, 11:56 AM
Look for the white bellies.

micci_man
07-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Look for the white bellies.



yep. On a good size frog you will see the white belly from a distance more than the eyes. We don't go until 11:00 or later when it gets dark around 9 or after. Gives them time to get out in full force. Poll or trolling motor. In ponds their on the edges and easier to get vs a lake (to many places for them to hide). Rivers are fun too. You can also use a bream buster with a small peice of white sheet on the hook dangled in front of them. As mentioned watch for snakes in trees if you have to get under a limb. I fry them.

dewyafish
07-22-2011, 12:32 PM
I got a head start. ;)

So...Tell us about the fried green tomatoes at Blackbeard's.

ferris1248
07-22-2011, 01:13 PM
So...Tell us about the fried green tomtoes at Blackbeard's.

You gotta make exceptions from time to time. ;)

Mullet
07-22-2011, 01:26 PM
So...Tell us about the fried green tomatoes at Blackbeard's.

Gina LOVED them. Anything else?

Bigfoot
07-22-2011, 01:33 PM
You gotta make exceptions from time to time. ;)



with ya!

dewyafish
07-22-2011, 01:56 PM
Gina LOVED them. Anything else?

"You're an oak." (Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone)

bbb
07-22-2011, 02:07 PM
We were at Iamonia so limbs and trees were not an issue. Water was. Never saw a snake. I just used my big motor most of the night and pushed through the pads. Once I had the light on them, they never moved. One little one jumped in the boat and was croaking most the night. Thought he made a good decoy.

I found one open pocket of water about 10'x10' with hydrilla. There were 8 frogs sitting in it. I missed the biggest and got the 2nd largest and left the other 6 alone. I tried to gig a couple from behind and lost them, but after cleaning them, I realize I may have been gigging them in the spot with the most bones.

I could see buying one of these with the air cooled engine if frogging became addictive.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n205/bbbdale/dixontwister.jpg
http://www.airboatsunlimited.com/videos/100_1263.mov

When we got to the lake, there was a boat in the middle pulling skiers. At 11pm, I counted 35 gators within 200 yards of where they were skiing. I know the change of a gator attack is slim, but I would not ski out there.

Bodine
07-22-2011, 05:50 PM
Yep look for their throats, every spring the commercial guys come through town and hit Iamonia, Carr and Jackson, probably Micc as well, they thin them out pretty good.

bbb
07-22-2011, 06:05 PM
every spring the commercial guys come through town and hit Iamonia, Carr and Jackson, probably Micc as well, they thin them out pretty good.

I had no idea. :huh

I had a bunch of them croaking around me right before dark, but at that point, I was just looking for eyes and not a body.

I have a good variety tonight for the fryer. 6" legs down to 3" legs. If the 3" legs are just as good, look out frog population.

I was please that they were as easy to clean as they were. Cleaned 12 frogs in about 5 minutes.

Ugahewes
07-25-2011, 11:01 AM
I want to ride in a airboat

Mullette
07-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Gina LOVED them. Anything else?


Billy loved them too. I finally found a way to get him to eat tomatoes :)

Mullette
07-25-2011, 11:55 AM
And if you really want something good, try the BLT with fried green tomatoes at Blackbeards. Yum Yum Yum!!!!!!
Make sure you ask for the jalapeno ranch to dip it in :)

Timba
05-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Are all frogs edible?

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ferris1248
05-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Lordy......you done gone way back!

Timba
05-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Ferris, this is the thread that came up with the search so I figured I would give it a shot

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ferris1248
05-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Our main gigger may be Costa Rica on a job. May have to wait till he checks in.

As far as I know most frogs are edible, but bullfrogs are the most commonly hunted just because of their size.

Jonsredfishin
05-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Give me some tips on finding, seeing, gigging, and cooking the little guys legs.

Went last night for the first time ever. Right as it got dark I went to every eye shining and they were all gators. Bugs were all over my headlight so I started heading back towards the ramp. Finally realized I'm not looking for something as bright as a gators eyes. Started seeing them here and there and though the 3 largest of the night got off the gig, I finished with 12, the longest being around a foot long.

Seemed the later it got, the more I saw. My son had a good time even though he was asking to go home about the time it got dark. He was seeing too many gators and he said it just felt creepy being out there.

I don't have a problem taking you and your son out to show you the ropes since you're not from my area. I usually go from sunset to midnight, but it doesn't get really good until around 9:00, later the better. I usually will not leave until we have at least a 100. Let me know if you want to go, I'm free tonight. I'm probably about two hours away though.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/jonsredfishin/frogs-1.jpg (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/jonsredfishin/media/frogs-1.jpg.html)

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/jonsredfishin/frogs2.jpg (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/jonsredfishin/media/frogs2.jpg.html)

Jonsredfishin
05-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Doh! Just read the whole thread and saw that this is from 2011...

ferris1248
05-09-2014, 04:09 PM
:grin

The original thread is. The guy a couple of replys back (Timba) resurrected it.

That's a nice mess of frogs in your pic.

micci_man
05-09-2014, 04:39 PM
LOL bbb has come a long way from back then.

Leopard and bull frogs Timba is what you want, bulls if you can find them.

From last week

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa457/micci_man/IMG_6429_zpsbc86bac6.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/user/micci_man/media/IMG_6429_zpsbc86bac6.jpg.html)