STAY WIDE EYED
Reed and Smith are after meat frogs: the 1-pounders and better. “You can judge a frog’s size by its eyes,” Smith says. “If they’re big and set wide, that’s a good frog.” You can also tell males from females by the tympanum—the disk-shaped eardrum on the side of a bullfrog’s head. If it’s larger than the eye, it’s a male. Smaller and it’s a female.