When I was a kid and it was too hot to dig up worms, a BB gun and a yellow jacket nest was all I needed to get bait. Shoot the nest down, swat the wasps with a badminton racket, killing them, and digging out the larvae. 5 mile creek cats, sunfish and bass loved em! Never caught any crappie on em. Had to go down to the bait shop on the corner of Simpson Stuart and US 75, sell enough pop bottles to scrape up 25 cents for a dozen minnows. The crappie would devour em!