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#12356040 - 07/24/17 03:34 PM Yellow jacket lava
Ash58 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 305
Loc: north texas
So I went out to the barn looking for an extra pole to get ready for tonight and I found two yellow jacket hives. I sprayed them down and as I was throwing them away I remembered that my father told me that the larva made great bait. I brought the hives in the house and I spent close to an hour picking larva out. Was it a waste of time? Or do y'all think they could trigger a bite? I was thinking of tipping a hand tied jig with one just to see.
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#12356054 - 07/24/17 03:51 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
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Just wondering if all the wasp spray will taint the larva and keep the crappie from biting? hmmm
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#12356056 - 07/24/17 03:54 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Ash58 Offline
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I was worried about that as well. They are on their thorn bath now.
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#12356063 - 07/24/17 04:01 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Davedave Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
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I'm not sure. I just know that I wouldn't eat one.
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#12356129 - 07/24/17 04:42 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2986
I used to knock the nests down with dirt clods, and then take the larva. I'll guarantee you that triggered a lot of bites.

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#12356175 - 07/24/17 05:17 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Larvae are good eating.
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#12356231 - 07/24/17 05:56 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
chickenman Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
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Loc: Denton County
I have a native american recipe for yellow jacket larvae if anyone is interested.
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#12356261 - 07/24/17 06:24 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
JIM SR. Offline
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
you probably cant keep the bream away long enough to catch a crappie,..

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#12356414 - 07/24/17 07:30 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: JIM SR.]
Bobcat1 Offline
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No thanks. One of them little demonic bastages stung me on the ring finger last week. I forgot how much that hurt. I hate them. They got a good dose of spray and a good stomping when they hit the ground.
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#12357135 - 07/25/17 09:01 AM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
I've heard thats the best bream bait around!
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#12357159 - 07/25/17 09:18 AM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Ash58 Offline
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Loc: north texas
Caught serveral crappie in them. All dinks though.
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#12357301 - 07/25/17 10:39 AM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
Lovfldx Offline
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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!

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#12357477 - 07/25/17 12:22 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
PReaux Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 11
Loc: Wood County
I've always heard that if you let one sting you on an arthritic knuckle it would ease the pain and help with the arthritis . . therefore helping you feel the "thump". . just saying . .

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#12360475 - 07/26/17 11:19 PM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: PReaux]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 212
Loc: The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: PReaux
I've always heard that if you let one sting you on an arthritic knuckle it would ease the pain and help with the arthritis . . therefore helping you feel the "thump". . just saying . .


That's usually done with honeybee venom, not wasp venom. Wasp venom has different components and is much more potent than honeybee venom. I was a beekeeper for a few years when I lived in a place where I could have them. Just gotta make sure you aren't allergic to the stuff or you won't feel too many thumps at all after anaphylactic shock.
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#12360683 - 07/27/17 08:07 AM Re: Yellow jacket lava [Re: Ash58]
chilli31 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Allen, Texas
Fastest way to get rid of the sting of a wasp.
Find some wet mud and smear it over the affected area and let it dry wait for a hour and wash of the mud
The mud will pull the sting out some how
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