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From Charlie Taylor....
After getting my oil changed last Wednesday morning, my mechanic noticed a rod in the back of my truck with a popping frog tied on it. He asked if I ever catch anything on the frog. I told him that sometimes it produces very well.
He asked if I would show him how to catch a fish on it and I replied sure!. We headed to the back of his property where he has a 2-3 acre pond. Fran and I caught bluegill out of this pond to stock Phillip Bolin Park's pond in the Spring.
When we arrived, I proceeded to cast and retrieve the frog for about 20 minutes without a strike. I told Mike that I really didn't expect much as I suspected that there were no bass in the pond. Plenty of crappie and bluegill, but no bass. I based that opinion on the fact that Fran and I fished nightcrawlers under bobbers for about 3 hours in the Spring and did not see a single bass.....of any size.
I finally cast the frog parallel to the bank and retrieved it through a patch of willow grass. As I twitched it, something came up and swiped at it without taking it. I let it sit a couple of seconds and twitched it again. Once more, something came up and swiped at it and missed. After another few seconds of allowing it to sit still, I twitched it again and it disappeared. I waited a couple of seconds and set the hook.
While Mike was saying you got a bass, I was telling him that it was probably a big bluegill. It did not fight like a bass. I horsed it in and......lo and behold..........the big boss of the pond.
You all know how big I am. Check out below.
This bullfrog must be 24" long and weigh almost two pounds.