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#494078 - 07/21/18 07:15 PM Tadpoles and Small Frogs
tallryan610 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Kansas City, MO
This is probably a dumb question....however just looking for confirmation. I have 100s of tadpoles and a few very small bullfrogs per every 4í of shoreline. I would guess easily 10,000 tadpoles that hang out in the first foot of water.

Donít fish eat them? BG, Bass, Etc.? This is a good thing right?

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#494082 - 07/21/18 07:44 PM Re: Tadpoles and Small Frogs [Re: tallryan610]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1308
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Usually it's hard to have a good population of bullfrogs if there is a good population of decent size LMB. The only exception tends to be if there is some sort of weedy refuge where the fish can't easily get to them.


Edited by anthropic (07/21/18 07:46 PM)
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#494085 - 07/21/18 11:16 PM Re: Tadpoles and Small Frogs [Re: tallryan610]
tallryan610 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I have LMB and lots of BG in pond, CC in it as well. Not sure if I have any bigger bass but I donít think the pond is over crowded with them either. I would just think everything would want to eat 1-1.5Ē tadpoles but maybe not.

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#494088 - 07/22/18 06:56 AM Re: Tadpoles and Small Frogs [Re: anthropic]
Shorty Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
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Loc: Raymond, NE
Some tadpoles can leave a nasty taste in a fishes mouth making them fairly safe from predation.
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#494098 - 07/22/18 11:35 AM Re: Tadpoles and Small Frogs [Re: tallryan610]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 296
Loc: Louisiana
A few weeks back I was walking around the pond and found literally thousands of tiny tadpoles swimming in inches of water on the shoreline. I'm quite sure they were tree frog as I have only seen two bulldogs in my pond and these were way too small to be bulldog.

Anyway, I went back out the next morning and couldn't find a single one. The panfish had totally decimated them in a days time.
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