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Finding night crawlers or worms #13407186 01/17/20 06:03 AM
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Hello,

What's your favorite method for finding some live night crawlers or earthworms for some live bait panfishing? I've given the ol' cardboard trick a try and waiting to see what it yields in the yard.

Anyone lucky enough to just dig a couple holes and pull out some nice bait?

Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13407202 01/17/20 08:30 AM
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Buy them...either at the store or online. It's also easy to raise them afterwards too. Look online for several vendors who sell worms, supplies and have information for breeding them.

Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13407209 01/17/20 10:14 AM
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My local Walmart! cheers



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Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13407250 01/17/20 12:43 PM
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Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13407310 01/17/20 01:44 PM
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I raise worms, mostly for the worm droppings for plants. But as nice side benefit, I have an endless supply of fish bait. To give you an example of how they reproduce, to stock a new worm bed, I buy a tub of "large redworms" from Walmart that contains 30 worms. In three months I could start using them for bait and never make a dent in the population.



Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: banker-always fishing] #13407432 01/17/20 02:39 PM
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[quote=banker-always fishing]My local Walmart! cheers

I fish all over the state and Walmart is where I get most of them. I have raised them in the past and dug for them around old barns and gardens but they are not that expensive compared to the time it takes to dig them.

Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: banker-always fishing] #13407480 01/17/20 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
My local Walmart! cheers



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Yup. same here


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Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13408704 01/18/20 06:09 PM
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Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13409316 01/19/20 03:15 PM
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I simply do not use them! All artificial baits for me! hooked




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Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13409403 01/19/20 04:26 PM
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Have not used a night crawler in years. I mean years!

Re: Finding night crawlers or worms [Re: BiteArray] #13444011 02/19/20 06:05 AM
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Thanks all! Looks like I'll be hitting up my local Walmart to get started on my little bait farm.

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I have been experimenting with new worm beds, using a mixture of leaves, cow manure, and peat moss. I mix it up and let it sit for about a month. I then go buy a box of worms at Walmart and put them in the mix. That's about 30 worms. I cut cardboard covers, and feed them cornmeal. In two months, I have thousands of worms! It proves the old saying that worms double their population in a month, it more like a thousand times. I have been using 30 gallon plastic cattle protein containers to start these new beds. Keep them fed and moist and you will have all the bait you can use.

Whatever containers you use, always add air vents at the bottom. It keeps the water level from getting too high and it promotes good decomposition.



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Originally Posted by BillS2006
I have been experimenting with new worm beds, using a mixture of leaves, cow manure, and peat moss. I mix it up and let it sit for about a month. I then go buy a box of worms at Walmart and put them in the mix. That's about 30 worms. I cut cardboard covers, and feed them cornmeal. In two months, I have thousands of worms! It proves the old saying that worms double their population in a month, it more like a thousand times. I have been using 30 gallon plastic cattle protein containers to start these new beds. Keep them fed and moist and you will have all the bait you can use.

Whatever containers you use, always add air vents at the bottom. It keeps the water level from getting too high and it promotes good decomposition.




Sounds like you got a good worm farm going! That is a lot of bait! hooked

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I have been experimenting with new worm beds, using a mixture of leaves, cow manure, and peat moss. I mix it up and let it sit for about a month. I then go buy a box of worms at Walmart and put them in the mix. That's about 30 worms. I cut cardboard covers, and feed them cornmeal. In two months, I have thousands of worms! It proves the old saying that worms double their population in a month, it more like a thousand times. I have been using 30 gallon plastic cattle protein containers to start these new beds. Keep them fed and moist and you will have all the bait you can use.

Whatever containers you use, always add air vents at the bottom. It keeps the water level from getting too high and it promotes good decomposition.




Sounds like you got a good worm farm going! That is a lot of bait! hooked


And bait is not why I raise the worms! I want the castings for plants!



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