Anybody here float fish the upper Yadkin? When I was a teenager my uncle, cousin and I floated and camped on the Yadkin River from Elkin all the way down to new 421. We would often spend several days and nights subsisting on catfish, frog legs and corn ears "borrowed" from river bottoms roasted over campfire coals. The catfish were caught mostly at night from what my uncle called trotlines. Technically these were individual bank poles made from cut green river cane baited with Catalpa worms. The frogs were shot with .22 short hollow points. The kicker was they were shot during the day, not at night. We typically got anywhere from 30-40 frogs even of short 4-6 hour floats. I know we never dented the populations, because we kept it up for the better part of 10 years, until girls, cars and other things took precedent and I never noticed a decline. But on the few floats that I took in my 20's the frog populations had diiminshed considerably. I figured like many wildlife populations it may have been a cyclical thing, but to my knowledge they've never made a comeback. I did a short float last summer for the first time in many years and never saw a single frog. I have no idea if it was possibly pollution due to a pesticde runoff or possibly an over abundance of natural predators when hunting racoons, fox etc. declined. Any armchair biologists got a theory?