Buzzard worms

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by master_cat, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    Thought i would share some info with the rest of the bros on here iv found a bait that the catfish caint resist they are buzzard worms thats wat we call them at least i thoght i would let yall in on a lil secret for some great fishing

    1.wat they look like they are greenish yellow 2 to 4 inches long and when you uncover them they coil up they stink relly bad they have a thick slime over them that sticks to yer fingers like snot get past that and they work great

    2. finding the buzzard worms is the hardest parts they but iv boiled it down to certain areas so success is almost certain

    A.bridges over rivers the bank under bridges is geat pull leaves back use yer shovel if they are there ull find them

    B.islands with trees in the river these are great places

    c.bends in rivers strowed with blowdown trees and leaves dig right beside the water

    3.how to store and keep yer worms

    A. 5 gallon bucket with leaves sandy dirt from the river bank store under yer house or any other damp cool place remember to keep the soil damp

    4.using yer new worms
    A. use them like you would anyworm but 2 a hook is plenty the cats eat them up

    i hope this helps yall hope you can find them and ill be posting pics of some of the worms soon yall have a great day
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    sounds like what are called "green worms" up here.
     

  3. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Yes we call them green worms or stink worms here and they make great bait when you can find them.
    Good info master_cat!
     
  4. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    id like to find out more info on these great worms they are strange
     
  5. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    I think I had a bad case of those once.........:eek: :blink: :eek: lol
     
  6. craddock1

    craddock1 Active Member

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    i haven't used these since i was a kid. i use to dig them next to the chicken house.
    another good one is fiddle worms. now they are white and some are 14 inches long. i use a 20 year old hand saw that has never been sharpened. go to a spot in the woods that hasn't burned in several years that stays damp year round. i cut a dogwood down about 2 feet from the ground and about 2 inches thick. start sawing down the middle of the stump and if the worms are there they will be crawling out of the ground in minutes. i usually do this alone now so i wait until i can see several all the way out of the ground before i stop sawing and pick them up.
     
  7. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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  8. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    that is good info hope my info helps anybody that trys to find them
     
  9. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Dink, I was born and raised here in Ohio, thought I knew every critter that flew, swam, crawled or walked on four or two legs, but I never heard of or saw a buzzard worm! Are they only in southern Ohio?
    Master cat, get those pics up, I'm always up for something new.
     
  10. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    im working on pics as we speak thanks for the intreset
     
  11. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    we call em green worms here too and let me tell ya, in muddy water you will not find a better bait! i have a creek close to me that i have a couple of hot spots for digging these critters. as for finding out about them, good luck. i have looked all over the web for something. i have even emailed entomologists with no avail. those worms they have in the archives are not the worms i am talking about either. i am going to try and raise some this year. i dont know what they eat but i do know i find them alot in dead leaves and muck. also find them in sand. i guess i'll just get some pond mud,sand and a pile of leaves and mix it all up! if anybody knows anything about these guys it would be appreciated.
     
  12. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    those pics in the arcive dont look like wat i have the ones i have have thick slime on them and they are nasty but work great
     
  13. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i have never seen them around here (dayton), the ones i did see came from kentucky and they were being sold for $4 a dozen back in the mid '80's. guys who had them would clean out all the channels at the ******* i went to with those green-worms. if i remember correctly they had a menthol scent to them. i sure would like to find some around my neck of the woods!