All this rain it's time to get out and collect some crawlers. I picked up 500-600 last night in front of my house.Most of them look like small garter snakes and they're a lot tougher than the ones you buy at the bait shop. I won't have to buy any worms all summer.They were hooked up doing the wild thing last night. Makes it pretty easy to snag 'em.Get a strong flashlight or headlamp. Stuff a rag in your pocket so you can clean your hands every so often.Get a small bucket and you're ready to go out.The richer the soil the more the worms...the thinner the gass the easier they are to pick up.If you are out in the middle of a heavy rain there will be some in the gutters. When grabbing the crawlers try to grab the end that is in the dirt.They come out much easier that way.When they try to go back into the hole hold on tight till they ease their muscles up.If you pull too hard and break them throw them away. Sick or diseased or half worms will die and kill the rest of your worms. Check them often and put them in separate containers if you get a whole bunch of them. I have one store bought worm keeper and one styrafoam specimen cooler that I keep mine in. I put 20-30 in a margarine container for fishin trips.Remember when it comes to inflow 2 things to remember....1 Anything that swims will eat a big gob of worms. 2. If you ain't buying them you can fish with 5-8 worms on a good sized j hook. It will improve your catch.We're not perch jerkin with half a red wiggler. I'm using a 7/0 Gamakatsu octopus hook or a 5/0 Mustad about the size of a golf ball.I got 2 buckets worth in 1 hour 45 minutes last night.Here's a couple of pics.