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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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First for me!

Thought I'd share this interesting catch from today....I've seen trout have a throat full of bugs and once in a while a minnow tail sticking out...But this was a first....









The trout absolutely hammered the spinner. When I landed it, I noticed something weird sticking out of it's mouth. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was frog legs I was looking at!

Then to my surprise, the frog kicked it's legs!!!

I'm all for leaving nature be..And intended to do just that...But when removing my spinner, the frog came out lol.

I released the trout and snapped that picture of the frog and couldn't believe my eyes when the frog hopped right into the water....


Guess he didn't learn his lesson the first time!!!


That stream has an abnormal amount of frogs this year for some reason.


Thought I'd share...I found it pretty interesting and I've never seen it before.
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Forgot the pic of the frog. Lol
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That's a new one to me, though I'm not surprised trout eat frogs.

I was with my brother years ago when he caught a little trout with a mouse tail sticking out of its mouth.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2017, 10:33 AM
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Back when I was in college while summer interning with the PAFBC we were electro shocking a small but popular limestone in the State College area know for having a lot of large trout in the usual places. While shocking one particular pool we bubbled up 5 wild browns at or above 20" in length, one of them being 25". While measuring and weighing the fish it coughed up a 3' snake. I mean this thing was huge. It had been in there a long time as it was pretty digested. Bummer cause that was quite the meal gone to waste.


That is the first frog I've seen though. Super cool.
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Just about anything browns can catch is fair game.

That's really cool with the frog. The trout already had a frog in its mouth and still hit a spinner.

I've caught trout that had a minnow stuck in the throat but still hit a plug.

Yours is a nice reminder that the unusual wildlife events are often the most memorable thing of the day.

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That's what I couldn't get over....the frog was literally still kicking and he whacked the spinner lol. Where did he plan to put it?!?!? I know fish don't think along those lines lol.


Was a good day and the best I've done on that stream...but that frog is something I will remember.
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There'll be mad run on Rebel "wee frogs" at the local tackle shops now .... LOL

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Did it have a cough cause he had a frog in it's throat.
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Kinda of goes back to Frank's theory that trout don't hit spinners because they think they'll food.
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Kinda of goes back to Frank's theory that trout don't hit spinners because they think they'll food.
I agree with that for the most part.

Bass are known more for eating frogs than trout. Fly fishers commonly use popper bugs to catch bass, but I haven't heard of anyone using them to catch trout. Seems to me it should work.

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