There was a time when I would have considered myself absolutely mad at the bullfrog. Used to be my favorite thing in the world to do, and you talk about get geared up.
Here are the devises we used to bring on each trip.
1. Grabber (best used on frogs that are clear of brush and such)
2. Gig - Being a good gigger is actually harder than it looks. we had one guy that used to go with us that I swear, he never missed with the gig. all you'd see if frog feet sticking out of mud once he pounced.
3. Pellet gun w/scope
Not as effective as you'd think. They jump, and if the water's deep, no frog.
4. this was the best trick right here though. a fishing pole with a plastic worm. we were frogging on the red river. sometimes, we'd have a big frog scoped out, but he was on a sandbar with a super shallow water around it. couldn't get to him. man, you flick a plastic worm on a barren sandbar that frog's sitting on, he'll hop right to it, and commence to chewing on it.
caught several like that.