Frogs for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Mrquickset, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Mrquickset

    Mrquickset New Member

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    I wanted to let u guys know something that happened to me last year with frogs...

    I went to a private lake with a friend and took my typical channel baits...sonny's, liver, cut greenies. It was in August. I fished next to this fellow and he out fished me with cut bull frogs 5 to 1. I could not believe the difference in the bite with cut bull frogs.

    He said that he has had same success in the river for channels. And also he uses sand toads. So I took the remaining frogs home...they stay on the hook for multiple catches...and I also noticed alot of yard toads hopping around my house, so I grabbed 6 or 7 of them and took them to the river. I caught channels on the bull frog, but when I put the yard toads on...nothing, not a bite.

    I was wondering if maybe the yard toads release a chemical when they are in danger which wards off predators. I know in Kentucky there are mud dogs that cause an immediate end to catfish bites because of the release of a nasty smelling chemical.

    So, if anyone has any info on the toad issue...I'd like to hear it. I replaced all the line on my catfish poles just in case. However I have been sold on cut bull frogs :wink:
     
  2. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    Iowa
    Thanks , I have heard of frogs for bait but never heard that about toads.
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Kentucky
    Thanks for the info last year, I done same thing ran out of bait found a frog and used it and caught one
     
  4. PAWPAWME

    PAWPAWME New Member

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    State:
    GEORGIA
    I HAVE A SMALL KOI POND IN MY FRONT YARD THAT GETS TOOK OVER BY THE BULL-FROGS BY THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER,NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEME. THANKS
     
  5. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    missouri
    When i was a kid i used toads alot. I just hooked em thru the back leg and fished under a cork. Don't recall catching any cats but i did catch alot of bass.
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    State:
    greatbend kansas
    here in kansas we use sand toads and catch alot of channels on them as a matter of fact my son used them first and caught 5channels over my 1 using liver so go figure
    but they seem to pick them up and run not like other baits
     
  7. CatFuStyle

    CatFuStyle New Member

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    State:
    Xenia, Ohio
    here in sw ohio i use tree frogs sometimes, and they are a magical bait i say cause i can put them out and catch pretty much everything, every time ive tried to specifically try for cats using them i end up with a mixed bag of fish.
     
  8. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

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    State:
    HENDERSON,LOUISIANA
    SOME TOADS DO PUT OUT A BAD SMELLING,FOUL TASTING CHEMICAL WHEN THEY FEEL THREATEND.
     
  9. lil kat

    lil kat New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    I agree with this because when I was a young lad, I sicked our pet dog on a toad just playing and the dog bit the toad and then the dog started slobbering and foaming out of the mouth. My dad told me that it was a body chemical the toad gave off as a defense to prediators.