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Red Worms: Using them as fishing worms

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Just like European nightcrawlers, Red Worms can also be used as fishing worms. Not only are they good when it comes to composting, they are also good with attracting fish; and they are indeed a good fish bait product. And besides being used as fish bait, these worms can also be used as live worm feed for aquarium and pond fish, as well as for other kinds of animals (some birds, reptiles and amphibians).

Although red wiggler worms are less favored over the nightcrawler type, they can still manage to survive under the water. And despite them being short in length and slim in structure, they can still prove to be the ultimate choice for panfish and trouts in particular. Worm bait in this type can also stand temperatures that are between 38 to 40 degrees (are said to be strong skinned). They can be submerged underwater for a very long time; and will continue to wiggle on the fish hook, until it catches a fish.

Now, red wigglers are said to also be preferred by many people, compared to the garden worms type. How so? Well, red worms are said to be a lot more tastier compared to nightcrawler worms. Other than that, how are these worms used as fish bait? It’s actually quite simple. What you can do first is to skewer one worm into a fish hook (you can rig them by using gang hooks). After you have done this, throw your whole hook and fishing line into the water. Take note that these worms don’t easily die when you throw them in the water, even if you hook them into your fishing hook. So when a tug or fish bite happens, let the fish (here’s to hoping that a fish was really caught) bite more firmly into the bait. And since this worms slime tends to be really mouth-watering for fish, they fish won’t likely let go of the worm. So as soon as you feel a firm tugging to your fishing line, then it’s time to reel it back to you.

You can also make a living out of raising fishing worms. This is what you can call a Red Worms vermiculture farm. You can choose to raise and breed thousands of worms (you can keep them inside a worm bin that can vary in shape, capacity, size, and design), for composting purposes or as fish bait. Either way, these two can still be very profitable. You can decide on whether to sell the worms itself, sell their castings (can be used as an organic fertilizer), or these worms sold a nice catch for fish. Fishing worms can be sold to fishermen (a big staple for this range of people), commercial breeders, or to worm dealers who sell these at aquariums or laboratories.

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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.

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.