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8 responses to “Giggety! Spearing Frogs and Fried Frog Legs”

  1. Andy

    Man I love to gig frogs. Was the habitat you were in swampy at all? Its hard for me to picture Lake Tahoe being swamp like, and hard to picture bull frogs living in pristine water. That would make frog gigging even more fun. Good post.

  2. Holly Heyser

    Andy, we have bullfrogs all over the place! When I was a kid, I’d catch ‘em in irrigation ditches where I lived in the San Joaquin Valley – farm country. My mom has them in her little seasonal creek and pond in the foothills too. No swamp necessary!

  3. Amber

    I bought some frog legs at the grocery store a while back, and they were awesome. I used to catch them as a kid in the gravel pit-turned-pond next to the wooded lot my folks owned. We had mostly no idea what to do with them once we got them, though. We knew you could eat frog legs, but killing the frogs we caught never crossed our minds.

    I’d love to gig for them here, but most of the habitat is, as Andy mentions, swampy. Last year, my boyfriend fell chest deep into a sinkhole, and I got stuck hip-deep in thick, sticky mud. Nearly dislocated said hip, and I know people who *have* dislocated hips in swamp mud. It makes me wary to go giggin’.

  4. Mike Dwyer

    “The Cajuns just grab their frogs. I prefer to kill at a gentlemanly distance.”,/I>

    I told you! Gentlemen use gigs!

  5. Suburban Bushwacker

    A great report Hank, seriously making me want to go to the Asian supermarket to get some. None of a gigable size on this side of the pond
    SBW

  6. Tyler Burgess

    Which one was the prince?

  7. Craig Sanders

    Love frog legs, used to go giggin when I was a teen. You can use a pole with a hook and a piece of colored cloth too. The will jump and catch it. Legal to use a .22 as well.

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