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Author Topic: Frog Gigging  (Read 69 times)

Offline King Ben

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Frog Gigging
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:12:16 AM »
Frog season is open year round in Oklahoma so the wife and I decided to take a couple of frogs we have been watching going on three years.  We harvested four frogs with three of them being the largest I have ever seen/taken!  The largest was 20" and the other two were close to that length.  Once skinned and cleaned I weighed the second largest pair of legs on the digital scales...7 ounces!  That's almost half a pound for one pair of legs!  As usual the pictures do not do them justice...

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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 08:43:40 AM »
Nice job! 
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 09:07:12 AM »
Going to be some good eating there, those are huge.  ##$%#111
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 10:25:28 AM »
Wow Ben, you could almost cut steaks off of those buggers! I've gigged and cleaned hundreds of frogs over the years, a 16" frog was about the biggest we'd get, but we put a lot of pressure on the population every summer too.  Those Oklahoma frogs look like the beasts they had us dissecting in biology class.
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 10:32:07 AM »
One more thing to add, In recent years instead of just breading and frying them, we take some and coat in Frank's hot sauce and make something like buffalo chicken (have done it both before and after frying, seems good both ways).
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 11:12:51 AM »
wow, huge frogs. i love frog legs, but never hunted them. nothing that big around here. do you shoot them? snare them?
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 11:26:20 AM »
Them is some big frogs Ben. Good eatin' too.
Sounds like excellent recipe Mad i will have to try that out.
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 01:50:49 PM »
We generally gig them too, but some nights they seem to be willing to sit tight and when they do we'll grab them by hand.  Some people use dipnets (I've never found that useful) and Dad always enjoyed catching them with his fly rod.  We had pretty steep banks on the lake by our house, he'd just sneak along the bank above them with a little fly or popper dangling in the air out in front of them & tempt them into going after it.  We had a relatively short season for frogs here, mid June to mid August, but recently they extended that to mid Oct.  Daily limit of 8 and possession limit of 16, gotta have a fishing license.
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 02:40:20 PM »
with the small frogs around here, i'd burn more calories eating them than they provide --099-780
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
I have not seen a frog that big since I went alligator hunting at lake Seminole in south GA.  They were all along the banks of that lake.  Well so were the alligators.  Those will be some good eating. Enjoy!
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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #10 on: Today at 06:42:43 AM »
You guys talking about a season for taking within your states.  I looked up our rules as I have never heard of one here.
Well there is no open season as it is Non Game, but read the rules.

"The bullfrog is classified as a nongame species with no open season. It is unlawful for any person to take, or have in possession, any nongame mammal or bird unless that person has a collection license or is collecting fewer than 5 reptiles or fewer than 25 amphibians that are not endangered, threatened, or special concerned species."

So,
As long as we have less than 25 Bull Frogs, we are OK.   ##$%#1119


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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #11 on: Today at 07:38:27 AM »
When I was a kid PJ, the frogs around our place definitely fell into the category of "endangered, threatened, or special concerned species", just ask 'em!
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Frog Gigging
« Reply #12 on: Today at 02:02:43 PM »
UPDATE:  The legs have been consumed and were awesome!  We took Mad's advice and used Frank's RedHot powder.  We discovered the powder two years ago.  We use it all the time when we fry chicken wings.  Dump the wings in a bowl after deep frying (non-breaded of course), put in your desired amount of Frank's, put lid on and shake the bowl until they are all coated.  We did the frog legs the same way and they were awesome, thanks again for the idea Mad!

 

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