Catalpa worms

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by channelcathunter64, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. channelcathunter64

    channelcathunter64 New Member

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    i just recently got some catalpa worms and i was wonderin the best way to preserve them so any input would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. criggster

    criggster New Member

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    Vacuum sealed and frozen.
     

  3. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    I put mine in empty coffee creamer bottles.Just put the worms in and put just enough water to cover them and freeze.I do this every year and the catfish don't mind a bit.
     
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I sprinkle mine with corn meal put them in a paper bag then freeze them the meal keeps thim from sticking together:smile2:
     
  5. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    when i lived back east we just put them in a ziploc bag and froze them. when we thawed them out they were fine. that was before these fancy vacuum sealers.
     
  6. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    Blanch them then freeze em.
     
  7. duckriverdave

    duckriverdave New Member

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    I just got me one of those vacuum sealers yesterday. I will have to give it a try with catalpa worms.

    duckriverdave
     
  8. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I agree, either corn meal or flour.
     
  9. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    im currious if you can purchase cattapiler worms, like worms or mealworms, dont have the slightest clue where to harvest them in trees or whereever you get them from
     
  10. wormduck

    wormduck New Member

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    freeze the worms in water. it seems to work for me
     
  11. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    ive never seen catalpa worms advertised.

    we always blanch ours like you would vegetables and then freeze them. helps lock in the juices and color.
     
  12. James Bentley

    James Bentley New Member

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    You can buy the Catalapa tree from Autum Ridge Nursery for $4.95 each.They have a web site,www.AutumnRidgeNursery.com,I got 2,They ship trees that are about 2 feet tall.
     
  13. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    nice site but i did a search for the trees and nothing came up, do you have the name of the tree or are they not in stock at this time, pm if you have time, thanks
     
  14. los7883

    los7883 New Member

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    Hey yall...first post here!!! Woo hoo...i hear these worms are pretty tough is that true?
     
  15. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i add a little salt and fruit fresh from the canning dept.keeps color and slows down on the freezer burn.
     
  16. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    I found a local bait shop that carries these during the summer -- they're in ziplock bags and kept frozen in cornmeal. 1 dozen = $5.00

    I bought some and tried them over the weekend and didn't get a single bite on them. Would they have to be native in order for them to work, or was I just unlucky? :) I'd guess it was the latter of the two.
     
  17. James Bentley

    James Bentley New Member

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