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BSquared18
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:33 PM 07/07/08 (CST)
Hi,

I'm new to this forum. I live in Minneapolis and was wondering if anyone knows of a place nearby (i.e., within, say, five or ten miles driving) where I can find and capture either tadpoles or frogs, preferably but not necessarily bullfrogs. I realize that I need a fishing license to do this.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:40 PM 07/07/08 (CST)
Hey BSquared18,

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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:33 AM 07/08/08 (CST)
Frogs: May 16 to March 31 licensed anglers and children under age 16
may take, use, buy, and sell an unlimited number of frogs up to 6 inches long for bait. A DNR license is required to take frogs for purposes other than bait. Bullfrogs are native to SE corner of MN, but are invasive and destructive elsewhere in the state. Do not release bullfrogs outstate of Winona and Houston counties.

As for where to find them, I would think any swamp, flowage or water would bound to have some. Heck, I got them all over the lawn.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 10:55 AM 07/08/08 (CST)
Does anyone know if baitshops sell live frogs I havent seen them so i might just have to try and catch em!
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:32 PM 07/08/08 (CST)
I don't know where you can buy live frogs. But, if you want tadpoles, I have seen thousands of them off 101 and hwy 7 in Minnetonka. If you are going West on Hwy 7 towards 101, there is a gravel walking/biking path that goes right under Hwy 7, just East of 101. I have seen tons of tadpoles on the Northside of 7 right off that path. I'm not sure where the closet place to park would be?


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 07:52 PM 07/08/08 (CST)
Thanks, Bobberdown. I'll check it out.

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:03 AM 07/13/08 (CST)
Bobber Down, yesterday (Saturday) my wife and I walked the trail that you described and saw the tadpoles that you mentioned. It was a beautiful day and a fun walk. Thanks for the tip! Minnetonka has a great system of trails, as shown on the city's online map.

By the way, there's public off-street parking near the trail, south of Hwy 7 next to a water treatment plant, about a 15-minute walk from where the tadpoles are. It's the next left turn after the library entrance after you turn off of Hwy 101 onto Hwy 3/Excelsior, heading east.

Do you happen to know what kind of frogs those tadpoles turn into? The tadpoles are awfully small, and I was wondering if they morph into the really tiny frogs that we saw a few of (smaller than a little-finger fingernail). We also saw one larger frog; well, we didn't actually see it--we just saw the splash where it landed after jumping about three feet from the edge of the water.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 07:58 PM 07/17/08 (CST)
A lot of the small black tadpoles are going to end up as toads. Toads are pretty darned prolific, and they're darned useful, too, since they gobble up bugs of all kinds, including skeeters and hornets.


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 08:38 AM 07/18/08 (CST)
Bsquared,
I'm happy to hear you went and checked it out. No I don't have any idea what kind of frogs they turn into. Yeah, Minnetonka does have an Awesome trail system! Caligrl and I ride from Purgatory Park to Lake Minnetonka on trails every couple weeks, it's really nice.


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