How to make a homemade frog trap
does anyone know how to make a frog trap?:ooooh:
- Red Kellogg
Whether you want frogs for fishin' or eatin', my favorite way to get them is to shine a spotlight in their eyes, then snach 'em quickly with your hands. Make sure to keep the light right on them not giving them darkness one moment, or they'll be gone. Keep 'em wet by putting them in a closable mesh bag and dipping it in water momentarily. Another way is to knock them unconcious with a limber stick or crappie rod (inhumane, I know...don't slaughter me over it). Or if you only want bullfrogs, dangle a crappie lure in front of them with your fishing line. They'll bite it and you'll have 'em hooked like a fish. The leapord frogs good for bait can't seem to fit the whole thing in their mouth. Anyway, hope that helps, although it's not a trap.
never heard of a frog trap before. I've caught bullfrogs with trout flies already. thats fun.
oh it can be done what kinda frogs are you trying to get? leopards????
gigging is easy and works great. maybe shoot em? spotlights. trapping them will probably be very difficult
- Bryan Shrum
If someone can go into detail and take a few pics, maybe we can get something into the library. Someone out there knows how to make one.
Member since July 2002
Staff member since September 2003
Retired Army - 1975 -1995
thanks guys i will try all of those except the rod hitting not being mad at you i just dont like that it is inhumane oh BTW i use them for fishing:wink:thanks brothers god fishing and god bless
someone remind me next year when it warms abck up and i will do a step by step on how to trap leopard frogs for bait
Another way is to get out in a private pond with a .22
Make sure u have high velocity rounds, shine a spotlight on the frogs and SHOOT UNDER THEM.
This stuns the frog and you can then go pick it up. The come back to life in a couple minutes. We use small flat bottom boat for this since you can cover more water than wading and is alot cleaner.
Sometimes it kills the frogs but leapard frog legs taste good too, just not much meat on them.
I forgot to say, shoot right under their chin, u r hitting the mud that they r sitting on. It will flip them over on their backs.