Any luck with Catalpa/Catawba worms?

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by sgniogs, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. sgniogs

    sgniogs New Member

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    Hey all-

    Has anyone had any luck with Catalpa/Catawba worms? I know where several trees are and I was wondering if its worth the time to harvest the bait.

    Thanks
    S.G.
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    They are great for eating size channels here. The trees I got worms off of were cut down last year so I'll have to try to find some new trees. They work best here in Aug. and Sept.
     

  3. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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    they are hard to beat for channel cats,sure wish i could get my hands on some.i have not had any for five yrs.they cut the trees down we used to get them from.:embarassed::crazy::angry:
     
  4. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    For channel cats under 6 #, I think catalpa worms are the very best bait
    you can use.
     
  5. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Also one of the best bream baits around! I tear them in half, place the hook point against the head (or tail) and turn the worm inside out as you thread the hook through. Stays on the hook really well, and catches a variety of fish. I would love to have some, myself; the birds eat them off my trees before I get a chance. :big_smile: