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#510640 - 08/22/19 01:44 PM Bullfrog Tadpoles
jpws Offline


Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 41
Loc: AR
My pond has GOBS of Bullfrog tadpoles. Is this a good thing or bad thing? The big fatties would seem to me to be super easy bass bait....but there are SO many that it'd seem to make an easy buffet for a predator vs chasing a small BG.

For example, I can drop in a basic Wal Mart minnow trap and check it at the end of the day and it'd have no less than 75 of these 3" critters (some with legs, some without) in it....every time i check it.

Thoughts?
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.20 acre pond-that leaks/4-5' deep. Stocked 6/22/19 with 300 BG(supposed to be HBG, removed 100+/- so far), 100 RES, 3carp. On 8/20 added 300 HBG, + 21 5"HSB. 8/21 added 5 8" SMB, one 10" LMB . video 8/12 https://vimeo.com/353629233

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#510641 - 08/22/19 02:27 PM Re: Bullfrog Tadpoles [Re: jpws]
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Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 49
Loc: wisconsin
I had an insane amount of those little buggers everywhere until... adding Bass, Bass, and more Bass, of the large-mouth variety. This was coupled with a weed eradication, it must have made them easy pickings.
Now they are rare to find anywhere!

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#510644 - 08/22/19 02:37 PM Re: Bullfrog Tadpoles [Re: jpws]
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Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 438
Loc: Grinnell, IA
My experience mirrors Journeyman's. Once we corrective stocked LMB, our hoards of bullfrogs and their tadpoles were hammered. The larger bullfrogs have learned to be wary of open water. I happened to catch a nice big bullfrog wading the edge and tossed him out about 25 feet. My dog decided this was his cue to retrieve the frog (which was kicking like crazy for shore). When the dog met the frog, the frog climbed up on my dog's back! The dog circled for a bit, decided he'd lost the frog, and came to shore. The frog dove off into the weeds along the edge.
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#510649 - 08/22/19 03:40 PM Re: Bullfrog Tadpoles [Re: jpws]
jpws Offline


Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 41
Loc: AR
My 9yo sure will be sad if the big frogs are taken out :), but will quickly forget when a HSB nails his topwater bait. He can't get enough of Frog Fishing. Btw, if you've not "fished" for bullfrogs with a topwater rubber frog - you should. It is hilarious when they attack it - and good casting practice for a little fella. Watch this frog attack.

https://vimeo.com/user4535506/review/355403853/ec5b3afda6


Edited by jpws (08/22/19 05:58 PM)
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