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Frogging

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Where can I get a frog gig and a good headlamp for frogging around the New Orleans area, preferably the westbank?
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froggin
Academy has em but why don't ya'll just catch em by hand.It's a whole lot easier plus your frogs will stay alive till your ready to clean em.
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Frogging
I don't know where you frog at, but where I frog at in Lafitte a gig is useless,like BIRD DOG stated use your hand to pick them up or use a paddle and whack them with. If Academy doesn't have a head lamp try Alario Bro's in Westwego.
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Need help
I have an 8 year old I want to bring and I would rather him not stick his hand out and grab them. Thats why I want a gig or has anyone used those spring loaded grabbers they sell at Academy? They don't have frog gigs there.If he gigs them should I put them on ice till I clean them? Thanks guys.
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Grabbers...
Those grabbers work great. As lonng as the frog is not on a stump they catch them pretty often. Make sure you hit them inbetween the front and back leggs or they will get out.

Let the kidd get his hands dirty that's half the fun of froggin.
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Net
You can also use a net. That's what my daughter uses to catch frogs when we go frogging, it works great.
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This is what you want to use
Get a Q-Beam Light, (it uses a 12 volt battery)
and a pair of these babies! http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_37124____SearchResults
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gig and light
you can get both at Alario's in westwego on Ave. A
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nets
nets get caught up in limbs make a gig
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Nets
No the nets we use do not get caught up in limbs. It's a long net on a long pole you set it on top of the frog, and it jumps in the net and can't get out. We usuall get atleast 5-10 in the net bfore we have to emptyn it into the ice chest. But you get what ever feels comfortable to you. I'm just letting you know what's easier for us when we go. We've not gotten a net caught up in limbs.
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frogging
The best thing is start the little off right by letting him catch them with his hands, that is the most fun for them. I started my son off at 6 catching with his hands. Remember the only reason why you're out there is to show the littles how to do things. I hold my sons lifevest on the back so he can reach down and catch them with his hands. Don't use the Q-beam it takes away one hand. Send me an e-mail and I can send you the procedures on how to build your own headlight. I have built 6. Will cost about $30 to build and it is a hardhat that attaches to a 12 volt battery. Awesome light.
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east bank
just cross the belle chase ferry and launck in caernarvon by ebi just go down the canal and when you get to where you need to go left or right take a right and go down to where it opens to the big mar(cravasse)they should be every where in there
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