It's just about the time of year when it gets too hot to enjoy your regular fishing routine. Instead of retreating into the air conditioning, let's change it up. With the same tackle and gear you already have, you're ready to fish for bullfrogs in Oklahoma.

If you've never fished for frogs, you have no idea how much fun you're missing.


First off, because we live in a time where intelligent people are silenced to protect the feelings of some Karen that will email me in disgust of this topic, it is a real thing that is fully governed and endorsed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Plus, frog legs are delicious.

Secondly, it's unlike anything you've fished for in your life.

Every time we go fishing for frogs, one of two things always happens... Either you hook a frog and pull in dead weight, or they fight like hell in the water and continue the hilarious chaos up on the bank until you manage to catch them.

Either way, you're still earning a good meal, but the state has three important rules every angler must abide by...

Every angler is limited to 15 frogs per day. Like all wild game in Oklahoma, you cannot sell it or ship it out of state, and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is off-limits to catching frogs - period.


Additionally, the OK Wildlife Department goes on the specify that any means of harvesting your frogs are legal with a fishing license. This includes your rod and reel, hook and line, gigs, spears, and even the most challenging method that will absolutely humble you - bow and arrow.

That being said, firearms are prohibited unless you have a hunting license and a place open to shoot frogs. Most lakes prohibit the practice. Plus, why would you want to risk ruining that meat and skip all the fun of landing one on a rod and reel?

They'll bite topwater frog baits and pretty much anything that grabs their attention, but I've always been partial to the Texas-rigged 6-8" purple worm. It never fails. Good luck.

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