That is a mistake, because frogs are incredibly tasty and easy to get (with some practice). I tried to take some photos and even video last night and they turned out to be of such poor quality, to be unusable. So we will have to rely on some discussion of the subject.
My son and I spent a few hours picking up our legal limit in frogs last night. I did quick search to see if I had ever covered the subject in one of our blog pieces here and lo and behold…nope!
First things first, you do not need a gig to get frogs. If you can find a creek that you can wade into easily, grabbing frogs is fairly easy to do. A gig simply allows you the the ability to be farther away from the frog when you make contact with it. The key to catching or gigging frogs is to think like its predators and do not alarm it. Here are some simple tips:
Please note you will need a good gig, and from my experience that simply does not exist. I have bought so many gig heads I cannot count and they have all failed me at some point.( So if you run a gig head making business and are reading this, send me one to review so you can prove me wrong. ). The reason for this is if you gig a frog in the middle of the water they will more often than not get off the gig. So make sure when you gig them, you gig them in such a way that you can then pin them to the bottom of the creek, pond etc. By so doing you will then be able to get to the frog and get it off the gig.
I think I have made it clear that I am not a fan of making animals suffer when hunting, fishing, etc. So when frog gigging if possible, I will immediately cut the legs off of them and discard the upper torso. If in a survival situation I would then save it. For regular eating there is so little meat on the upper torso it is cooks up to literally nothing. However, in a survival situation I would remove the entrails and the skin and eat the rest of the animal since the bony structure has a fair amount of nutrition in it.
Here are a few thoughts on processing and cleaning frogs. Please note that if you have never done this, it is not easy.