It's about the time it starts getting too hot to really enjoy your everyday fishing routine, time to change it up. With a little change in gear and style, you'll be ready to reel in some bullfrogs the next time you hit the water. If you've never fished for frogs, you have no idea how much fun you're missing.

First off, before some Karen emails me in disgust of this whole frog fishing idea, it is a real thing that is governed by the Oklahoma Wildlife Department, and frog legs make a mighty find meal. Nature provides the good stuff, and some humans still like being the apex predator on the planet.

Second, it's unlike anything you've angled for in your life, but not always. It seems that every time we go fishing for frogs, things turn out one of two ways. Either you hook a frog and pull in dead weight like you would a cigar-saugeye, or they fight like hell in the water reeling them in, and that fight continues on the bank until you can put hands on them. Either way, you're still earning a good meal, but the state has three important rules every angler must abide...

You are limited to 15 frogs per day. Like most wild game, you cannot sell it or ship it out of state. Thirdly, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is off limits to catching frogs. Additionally, the OK Wildlife Department goes on the specify that any means of harvesting your frogs are legal with a fishing license... hook and line, gig, spear, bow and arrow, etc... Everything except firearms. For that, you'll need a hunting license and a place open to hunting frogs, most places are not. 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 bit topwater frog baits and pretty much anything that grabs their attention, but I've always been partial to the Texas rigged purple worm. It never fails. Good luck.

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