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how many fish have u been able to safely unhook from scum frogs?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:36 pm 
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i had been reduced to float fishing for pearl spots after the murrel went off the bite. the new scum frogs sat idle and i went almost around the bend just casting and casting. today i caught this appx 2 lb murrel on a scum frog and had the blighter run into heavy snags (submerged tree branches). i followed the tips and controlled my self and the steady pressure on the line brought the fish out after a few minutes.(it helped that i was running 30 lb braid and 30 lb floro leader :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: ).
these fish definitely do hit the scumfrogs hard and swallow them almost fully. sadly this makes a safe release a difficult proposition and this murrel went to happy murrel grounds.
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hey guys! the slipper is not for size comparison just discarded by the retriever in haste !


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Great shots of a monster's gullet.

Here is a little suggestion since these buggers do really swallow the frogs.

You should break off the barbs o the hooks by pressing them down with a pair of pliers. Once you break them you will notice that there is enough of the barb still left on the hook to be pretty functional. But still remember that it will be even more important to keep the line taunt.

This just makes catch and release much easier and less traumatic for the fish.

cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:52 pm 
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thanks ! shall try this on one frog and let u know the results.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Thanks Ken, I will try the same with my frogs as well. Had been thinking of a way for catch and release since the last time I caught those "gobras"/"kobras".


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that looks like a nice murrel. would have loved to see a picture of the murrels side . looks colourful from what little you can see.

Jeen


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Thats a Gobra, as one can make out from its teeth. Very aggressive and won't tolerate any thing going past its territory.

I had one give a 15 ft wake in the water before hitting my frog and then taking a flight in the air.

Congratualations.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:03 am 
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jeen , the next fish i catch i shall take high res pics and post them so u can see the coloration. (may be a while though)


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