Bullfrog secrets from a pair of swamp Yankee specialists
Learn to catch and cook giant bullfrogs like these two kings of the swamp do. By Michael R. Shea
n the late spring, when the nights turn muggy and the bugs come out, you can find Tim Reed and Rodney Smith paddling their 14-foot canoe— called Frogzilla—through the swamps, streams, and hidden backwaters of northern New York in search of giant bullfrogs. These guys routinely fill freezers with outsize frog legs, and the tactics they use will work anywhere frogs are found. Last summer, they shared their secrets with me. Meet the Frog Kings.