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Giggin' up some fun...

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by 9Left, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. 9Left


    Well, the river is still a bit ugly in my opinion, but some river magicians out there may say different ( check out SMB's latest post in his thread titled " warning)... anyway.... I was aching to get outdoors, and with froggy season just opening, it was a no brainer. I took Catmangler to the deep dark swamps of Ohio last night to spear some tasty treats. Erik was a bit of a newb on gigging so I let him have some target practice on the first few ribbits of the night... IMG_4428.JPG

    He caught on pretty quick and we started filling the bucket... IMG_4431.JPG

    We gigged for 4 hours, totaling about 24 frogs while listening to the sweet sounds of swamp things and enjoyed the absolute fireworks display put on by the millions of lightning bugs.

    Tight lines fellas....... and...
    Happy Fathers Day!!!
  2. Ant


    I havent went giging in years.Loads of fun.And good eats.
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  3. Nice job. ! Enjoy your dinner, yum !
    I was out on the river friday nite and heard quit a few bellowing, they had me thinking about deep fried legs.
    Good luck and Good Fishing.
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  4. BuzzBait Brad

    BuzzBait Brad River Angler

    I have a buddy that keeps asking me to go gigging but I can never follow through with my schedule. Hopefully soon because it looks like a lot of fun.
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  5. Been a very long time since I've had frog legs. You boys enjoy that is some good eats!!!!!!!!

    I would have liked to see the firework show myself it's amazing when you're deep in the water in the middle of nowhere the lightning bug show is outstanding.
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  6. fishin.accomplished

    fishin.accomplished just regular member

    Mmmmmm. Kids these days don't know what they are missing....
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  7. Cat Mangler

    Cat Mangler Pirateer

    Tons of fun Brad, just keep your mouth shut from all the bugs. Lol

    The legs went well with my father's day feast of flathead, walleye frogs legs and chicken fingers for the non-fish eaters.
  8. IMG_5194.JPG Was a lot of fun and good eating! Seeing all the lightning bugs and hearing all the frogs was crazy. My wife and kid are hooked on it and can't wait to go again!
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  9. Flannel_Carp

    Flannel_Carp The Flan With A Plan

    Never had them but have heard they taste great. Looks like a good haul there!
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  10. ML1187

    ML1187 Bucks, Smallies, Flatties & Kayaks

    Sure does look like fun and tasty eating fellas !
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  11. back in my younger days we used a 22 rifle to get our frog legs. just shoot them in the head and scoop them up. nothing like eating a big batch of fresh legs. you guys got some fine eating there.
  12. I may be wrong but I think it is still legal to shoot them in KY ?? Anyone know for sure ?
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  13. 9Left


    not sure about KY... but not legal here, thats for sure
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  14. I think you can in KY but if I'm not mistaking, you need or at one time needed a valid Hunting license.
    Yea, very illegal in Ohio.
    My father and I always used our flyrods to catch frogs. He tied a special dragonfly imatation with a double hook that rode up (if you turned the fly over correctly) and wouldn't catch in the moss and water weeds. We would travel to a dozen or more ponds picking out the largest frogs that were normally laying out in the moss. This thread brought back a Flood of Great memories, thanks !
    Good luck and Good Fishing !
  15. yeah it sure brought back a lot of memories for me to. it has been many yrs since I hunted frogs with a 22. but it was down in Tennessee on some farm ponds. I don't know if its legal to hunt them down there with a gun or not. I don't even know if it was legal back when.
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  16. Saugeye Tom

    Saugeye Tom River Pilgrim & Sojourner

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  17. maybe, maybe not.

    back then we hunted for a lot of our food. we had always just frog hunted with a 22.

    I just googled frog hunting in Tennessee and from what I read its still legal to use a gun to hunt frogs except on certain waters. so there I wasn't poaching!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
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  18. Specgrade

    Specgrade Wannabe Worm Drowner

    I used to get frog legs at The Shuckin' Shack, back in the 90's. Yours looks even better! Great job.
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  19. Saugeye Tom

    Saugeye Tom River Pilgrim & Sojourner

    I had a short stint as a oyster shucker there
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  20. Saugeye Tom

    Saugeye Tom River Pilgrim & Sojourner

    lol I thought you were in ohio
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