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    Thread: Best way to catch a bullfrog?

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      Best way to catch a bullfrog?

      Hey, folks,

      Now I don't mind the leopard frogs ... I kind of like having them around. And the local green frogs, and the spring peepers, etc. But bullfrogs are another story. Not a fan of someone who wants to eat my fish. And today, I heard that telltale deep THRUUUM coming from the lower pond.

      So please tell me your favorite ways to catch a bullfrog. It's a liner pond, so I'm afraid tridents aren't allowed!

      Best,

      Bill

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      Quote Originally Posted by One Poet's Garden View Post
      Hey, folks,

      Now I don't mind the leopard frogs ... I kind of like having them around. And the local green frogs, and the spring peepers, etc. But bullfrogs are another story. Not a fan of someone who wants to eat my fish. And today, I heard that telltale deep THRUUUM coming from the lower pond.

      So please tell me your favorite ways to catch a bullfrog. It's a liner pond, so I'm afraid tridents aren't allowed!

      Best,

      Bill
      you'll need to go to Fla or Ca and get yerself a princess...oh wait, they don't have them anymore...plan B...

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      A long Pole with some flexibility, like a fishing rod with about a foot of fishing line tied to the tip and a brite color small crappie jig and a flash light, dangle the jig infront of it's face

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      You might try a game net (common fish net on a pole) and a head lamp, so you don't have to hold a flashlight. By netting at night, you can see them, but they can't see you and your net.

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      Strong light & blind them at night, creep up and net them.

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      Not sure what a bull frog is but we get huge predatory invasive cane toads in Australia (Rhinella marina).

      This DIY trap works well for those
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4I6vftg3UIU

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      Ya they can get pretty big here in Pa., the size of dinner plates. I never really thought of trying to remove them. I believe its only the smaller koi that 4-6 inches that they will eat. I know the crows do a number on them. I don't believe there would actually be a way to get rid of them totally.

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      ‘The size of dinner plates’ wow…I’ve had a couple of big girls in my pond but nothing that big

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      So every year before pond start up I open the valve of my 48 inch vortex to drain what ever has settled in my bottom drains. It's normal to see a few dead frogs go by because they attempt to find the lowest point of the pond to survive the winter. So the drain to the vortex is a 2 inch pipe. It goes for a foot then takes a 90 degree angle that shoots 150 feet to the end of my property and woods. Last year while doing this I see the huge pair of legs go by but was not quick enough to catch it before going down the drain. The frog was a foot long and ended up clogging that 2 inch pipe. Luckily it clogged at that elbow. My brother works at a hospital and they were clearing out the old surgical units. He gave me a few pair of 18 inch needle surgical claps they use for clamping arteries. I had to stand on my head and pull the frog out with one of those.

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