The other day a buddy I work with and I were talking and I said something about going to the river after work and digging some worms. He looked at me like I was NUTS! Keep in mind, he is about 10 years younger than I am. Seems like the digging of worms has become a lost art? When I was really little, I used to go with my dad and dig "river" worms all the time. He would not even use the worms like you buy in the store, he called them "sh***ers" (you can fill in the blanks). He would dig with the worm fork, (highly recommended if you do dig worms by the way!), and as he turned over the dirt, it was my job to pick out the worms and put them in the coffee can. The worms you could dig at the river were about 10 or 12" long, as big around as your pinky, and as tough as leather. The juice that comes out of them also floureces, or glows, big time at night. You glob a ball the size of a tennis ball, and you have some mighty fine bait my friends! Especially after a good rain. I can remember going to the river and seeing evidence of people digging worms all up and down the bank, but not any more. I guess it is just to easy to buy them now.