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#11030239 - 08/09/15 08:59 AM Yellow grasshopper popping time!!!
CrappieTX Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
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Loc: Frisco, TX.
Anybody ever tried popping yellow grasshoppers??? Growing up, that was how I first learned how to catch cats. Just a rod, reel, line, hook, and a yellow grasshopper. I grew up and fished the Brazos river between Albany and Throckmorton west of Dallas. Early Morning we would catch grasshoppers and put them in our coke bottles. All you had to do was walk the bank and find a brush pile either laying in the river or trees hanging over in the river and use your rod like a fly rod slapping the grasshopper on top of the water. The sound of the grasshopper slapping the water was like a dinner bell and sometimes you would see multiple channels swimming around looking for the gh. We have filled the bottom of a 12' flat bottom john boat many times. Lotta fun, sure do miss it!
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#11030267 - 08/09/15 09:15 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
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That sounds like great fun. I wonder if it would work in a lake around shallow timber?
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#11030324 - 08/09/15 09:54 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
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MTry putting one on a fly rod. We used them to catch flatheads in the clear fork of the brazos north of merkel on tied grasshoppers...


Edited by kodys'papa (08/09/15 09:54 AM)
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#11030349 - 08/09/15 10:08 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
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Years ago (20+) I used to night fish the Clear Fork just east of Anson at the bridge. That was my go to bait.
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#11030640 - 08/09/15 12:58 PM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
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Funny you posted this-
I bought this last week just for grasshoppers this year-
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#11031005 - 08/09/15 03:10 PM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Originally Posted By: Fishin' Nut
Years ago (20+) I used to night fish the Clear Fork just east of Anson at the bridge. That was my go to bait.


My grandparents live in Anson close to that bridge. When I saw this thread, that is the exact spot I had in mind of fishing hoppers. I have set many limb lines up the banks of that river. My grandmother always used to tell us though, nothing but drunks fished under that bridge. When it was just my brothers and I fishing it, she was right. Only because we didn't want our grandmother to be wrong about something.
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#11032325 - 08/10/15 09:43 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: Mudshark]
CrappieTX Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mudshark
Originally Posted By: Fishin' Nut
Years ago (20+) I used to night fish the Clear Fork just east of Anson at the bridge. That was my go to bait.


My grandparents live in Anson close to that bridge. When I saw this thread, that is the exact spot I had in mind of fishing hoppers. I have set many limb lines up the banks of that river. My grandmother always used to tell us though, nothing but drunks fished under that bridge. When it was just my brothers and I fishing it, she was right. Only because we didn't want our grandmother to be wrong about something.


roflmao roflmao roflmao LMAO!!!
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#11033795 - 08/10/15 06:55 PM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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We went to cooper before the big drought of 2011 and fished dip/punch bait and didn't get a fish. At the boat ramp I saw a man with a good mess of nice cats I ask him what his bait was and he showed me a wire box full of those big yellow grass hoppers.

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#11033931 - 08/10/15 08:00 PM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
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Youst to slay channel cats behind Granbury Sam by drowning some grass hoppers ' Thats all the would want

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#11034554 - 08/11/15 07:30 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
CrappieTX Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX.
Once those particular hoppers come out, the kitties know the sound when they hit the water.
I'm going to try it in some of our lake creeks with brush from my yak and see if I can't, at least, make a meal.
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#11039430 - 08/13/15 10:19 AM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
txtac Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 825
Loc: God's Country....Prosper, TX
Hmmmm.... I remember some dude I use to go to church with and fish with that told me he was going to show me that trick. peep

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#11039823 - 08/13/15 01:17 PM Re: Yellow grasshopper popping time!!! [Re: CrappieTX]
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Registered: 08/20/14
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Loc: Coppell/Cedar Creek Lake
My grandfather fished with yellow grasshoppers on the pedernales river. He had several milkweed patches that he would raid at a certain time of year. We would have coffee cans full of yellow grasshoppers. We even kept some in the freezer for fishing out of grasshopper season. He wasn't interested in other types of grasshoppers. Just the yellow ones. I would be interested to hear peoples opinion of why the yellow ones are good for cats versus other types of grasshoppers.
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