Any froggers on here

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Mainbeam, May 13, 2019.

  1. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    I always like the three prong gig . Not those cheap store bought one that bend every time you hit a rock.
    I may have to find some time and make me one out of steel rod .
     
  2. Munson

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    Im in search of galvanized conduit to fix a spare or 2. I got a telescoping green one off Amazon. Caught remember brand name. It's going down tomorrow night boys! Im as excited as can be since we skipped our yearly river trip due to our ring leader being eat up with damn cancer:(
     
  3. dirtstalker

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    Gotta lowes close by? Under 10 bucks a stick (10ft). 1/2" is plenty big enuf..and has a lil flex to it.
     
  4. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    I scavenged a piece that I could straighten out. 3/4" would've been perfect but I got my masters in afro engineering ;):D
     
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  5. dirtstalker

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    Hey...ive gotta masters in that as well!

    If you use a trolley motor be careful with that metal pole around that battery. I shorted the battery across terminals with it one night going down the road..bout 3 in the morning. Blew the battery up..blew both terminals off...sounded like a shotgun going off. Scared the crap outta me..thought i was gettin shot at lol
     
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  6. Munson

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    Sounds like something I'd do too lol! About all off mine are walkable or shallow enough to pole your way around
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Dad always liked the heavy gigs, fish gigs... They didn't bend. They also resulted in losing several frogs. I swithched the lighter weight gig heads several years ago, and we rarely lose a frog.
     
  8. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    Show your frogs tomorrow:eek::rolleyes::eek::p
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Tough night. I do believe somebody had gigged a couple ponds before season. Dropped Dad off at 11:00. We had 24. I hit one more pond to finish our limit. Pretty good average. Had 4-5 smallish but rest were goodun’s.
     
  10. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Check those ponds for turtles. One nearby was full of frogs a lot of years until the turtles moved in one year and they have not recovered since. Enough frogs they would wake the pond owner up at night when they got to going and his house sets 50 yards from the pond.
     
  11. bgkyarcher

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    Both ponds had plenty of small frogs. Not quite gigging size. Could see where somebody had walked around them. First two ponds we hit.
     
  12. dirtstalker

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    My problem anymore is finding good size frogs. Plenty of em..just small ones. Dont know how long it takes a frog to get big..but i have several ponds that ive let go for 3-4 years..and it seems as if the frogs dont get any bigger. And no one else gets to these.
     
  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Hit them in late Summer. Those small frogs will be gigging size by then. They grow quickly. Puzzling why you don't see any in May.
     
  14. dirtstalker

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    Ill definetly try it. These ponds use to have loads of bigguns..just not anymore. An oldee feller told me once that the pesticide tags for cattle has been the demise of bullfrogs. Never had thought about it..but he may be onto something. There isnt nowhere near the number of frogs in general as they was when i was a younger feller
     
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I think the fishing birds/predators is the bigger problem. Every pond we gigged last night but one have livestock in them. We are gigging ponds we've been gigging for 50 years, and still plenty of frogs on the ponds with cover. Clean-bank ponds we used to get a lot of frogs from, no longer have frogs.
     

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