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All about Nightcrawler Worms

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

super_red_leftWhat many people do not know about Nightcrawler worms is that they can be as flexible worms as possible.  Known to be the best breed for fishing baits, Nightcrawlers have the guts to be called “fisherman’s best friend” because of their ability to lure fishes at the fastest time and at the most effortless way.

Nightcrawler worms or scientifically called as Lumbricus terrestris have two kinds called the Canadian and European Nightcrawlers.  Although both types are good for fishing, Canadian Nightcrawlers are bigger with a length of 14 inches.  These two are also preferred by those who are fond of fishing because aside from their length, they also have the ability to stay alive for up to minutes even when placed in the hook and submerged in the water.  This will give you more time to tempt the fishes until you finally trap them.  Commonly caught fishes through Nightcrawlers include small mouth bass, tout, carp, catfish, wall eye and large mouth bass.

Now if you are a worm raiser, Nightcawlers are also good because they are by nature hermaphrodite.  This means that they have both the male and female sex organs so even with just two worms on hand, you can already expect reproduction.  They are also not demanding when it comes to food and home.  Organic materials will be more than enough for them and a moist environment will make them even happier.  Should you want to catch them, do it at night especially after a rain because that’s the time when they usually come out.

At the end of the day, if you are tired of fishing, you can also use your Nightcrawler worms for vermicomposting.  Their ability to burrow and consume organic materials makes them suitable for the process thus giving you rich organic fertilizer.

Using Red Wiggler Worms as Bait

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Red Wigglers worm seem to be so delicious for the fishes.  Though a bit smaller as compared to European Night Crawlers, Red Wiggler worms are as irresistible as the former because of its physical attributes.  You just have to learn the right technique and the right procedure in using Red Wiggler Worms as baits in order for you to catch your target fish.

Red Wiggler Worms as BaitThe most common mistake of those who go for fishing is the unequal size of their hook and their worm.  Fishes are also wise; they can easily detect whether someone is after them or not.  To deceive them, you have to make sure that your hook and your Red Wiggler worm is of the same size.  This will give the fish the notion that what’s in front is just a food.  This will further give you a better chance to get what you want because if you have a bigger worm and a smaller hook, what may happen is that the fish will only nibble on the worm until it eventually dies.  Remember that fishes do not like dead baits.

When ready, slowly sink the hook in the water.  Do not worry about your bait because Red Wiggler worms do not easily die once they are already in the hook and submerged into water. When you feel that the fish is already there, do not immediately raise the hook.  Allow more time for the fish to play with your worm.  You don’t also have to worry about your worm sliding from the hook because the Red Worm’s skin will keep its body from falling.  And when you feel that it has already bitten the bait, go and do what you have to do.

There are times when the fish, even while you’re already pulling the rod up will try to run away from you.  Well, that’s normal.  Do the process again and again.  Fishes are also not good on handling temptations so the more you lure them with your baits, the more that you get the chance of catching them.

Raising Red Wiggler Worms for Fishing

Friday, March 26th, 2010

handful of composting worms

handful of composting worms

Red wiggler worms can be used for different purposes.  First, they can be used for gardening because their worm castings are perfect organic fertilizer for the plants.  The castings can also be made as compost tea which will be sprayed directly to your crops.  Raising this kind of composting worm can give you nothing but benefits.  If in case you don’t have a garden of your own and you are fond of fishing, good news because Red Wiggler worms are perfect as fishing baits.

When you want to have a good catch, we recommend that you raise your own Red Wiggler worms.  It’s easy so you won’t be burdened at all.  First, set up the worm bin.  You may want to buy commercial bin if you don’t have time to make your own but if you want it to be homemade, just use a plastic container that has a lid and is not transparent.  Drill some holes at the side and bottom for drainage and aeration.  You can use your old newspapers, magazines and cardboards for the bedding.  Cut those into strips and don’t forget to soak them into water but make sure that they are not too soggy.  Once the bin is set, you may carefully place the Red Wiggler worms inside.

Maintain the bin properly.  Food and temperature is very important so you have to be careful on those things.  Organic materials like kitchen scraps (free from oil), fruit peeling, grass cutting (those that were not sprayed with insecticides and pesticides only), tea bags, coffee grounds and more would be good for them but dairy products, meat, fish and fresh manure wouldn’t do them any good.  Temperature should also be at 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit and the bin should be located in an area that is not too hot or too cold.

In just few weeks, your red worms will multiply.  You can already have irresistible baits and the good thing about Red Wiggler worms is that they do not immediately die when placed in the hook.  This will give you time to lure your fishes.