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Scoot

Finally got out tonight and had a great time. Catching was ok at best, but it was a beautiful night on the river. Caught two 4-5 lbers and a couple of sheephead. Very few bugs and cooler air after dark. I think we could have caught quite a few fish if we had been able to stay on the water, but my 4 year old nephew had to get to bed. He reeled in all the fish- except one which my wife-to-be reeled in.
Great night to be alive!
Scoot

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Got out again last night- caught half a dozen cats between 1.5 and 4.5 lbs. Only had cutbait for bait. I've looked in several of the usual spots for frogs and have come up empty handed- any suggestions? I'd assume there's lots of them out this year, I just can't find them.
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i have looked a little bit for frogs and have heard them but have not tried to catch them yet.
trying to figure out how i am gonna keep them for awhile. there is a gravel pit nearby that i fish in and this is where i have seent he frogs. sometimes i fish everyday for days and then there are times where the schedule does not allow for that.
so if i catch them i need to be able to keep them till i can make it cattin.
hmmmm
mayb someone will have a suggestion or 2.
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Must: I just get one of those plastic buckets
with a lid, punch a few holes so they can get air and put about 6" of water in it so they cant escape when i open the lid. I keep em in the basement so they dont bake out in the heat outside. Wife dont like it much but the kids think its cool when they start croaking.
I have had em last a week that way. Keep an eye on em and bag up the ones that die and put em in the freezer for when you cant find any. Used two i had frozen since last year tonight.

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i know this is prolly dumb Q, but what do they eat?
if i can avoid killing them while in captivity i will.

do they need to be in water all the time or can there be something for them to rest on that is not in the water?

i see a squid around here.
hehe
i am ex navy myself.
Monty

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Monty when i have had frogs and tried to make them keep i learned that changing the water and using larger rocks help them last longer. Things not to do: do not put in any type of grass or leaves with them. it only begins to rot and have some really nasty smell and of course keep them away from your family cat. He will find a way to get at them so be aware. Hope this helps.

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wow someone from grand forks.
thanx for the tips.
i do not have to worry about pets as i do not care for them. i do not think i could care for them as they should be. so i have none.
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Hey Must,

Pretty far up North here to see a squid unless looking in the mirror, ay?

I would think a rock in the bottom of the pail with some water and air holes in the lid should work.

I had a baby snapping turtle last yr in a little 10 gallon aquarium and he was ornery as ever.

Sometimes you can pick them up super cheap at garage sales. The only problem there is you have to catch them again.

Anyway on the squid situation I'm USMC so Semper Fi. 65-69

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yep i see a squid when i look in the mirror.
88-92.
Monty

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There's a bait store east of Dilworth that's pretty good. I'm thinking D+H but not sure?

Frogs last year were 50 cents a piece there. Spendy but available, A pretty good bait shop in my opinion.

It's on the South side of hwy 10. By county 11.

I've looked all over but no luck yet.
My cousin was fishing the So. Dam this PM and no luck. Bank fishing and some pickups but no hookups.

Tomorrow is another day and early AM will try.

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Monty:
Yep you got it im a squid 84-pres. 3 to go and its pention time.

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that is spendy for frogs. when avail up here they were 35 each or 3 for a buck.
sometimes they were small sometimes large.
in my head i can see that shop, but cannot picture the name.
used to come into F/M by way of MN 32 and then US10. then found it to be quicker to go to GF and then take I29 in. since most of my shopping is on that side no sense to drive through town if not needed.
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CANOPY SAM

LEOPARD FROGS LOVE TO EAT WORMS. LIVELY ANGLE WORMS ARE BEST. THE KIND YOU DIG UP IN YOUR GARDEN. ITS KINDA FUN TO WATCH EM' EAT - THEIR PRETTY VORACIOUS LITTLE SUCKERS!
DON'T FEED EM' NIGHTCRAWLERS UNLESS YOU CUT THEM INTO LITTLE PEICES - FROGS WILL TRY TO EAT THE BIGGUN'S AND CHOKE ON EM'. MAKE SURE EACH FROG GETS A HUNK, AND PICK OUT THE PIECES THEY DON'T EAT OR THEY'LL ROT AND STINK UP THE PLACE. KEEP YOUR FROGS DAMP (NOT WET), AND COOL - FEED EM' ONCE, MAYBE TWICE A WEEK, AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP EM' GOIN' ALMOST ALL SUMMER. DAMP AND COOL.

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