Green worms

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by goingfishin, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    I have heard that green worms work really well in the spring time but I have not had the chance to try them out. A friend told me that after a big rain strom and the creeks go back down you can go dig in the silt that the high waters pushed up; around bends and find them. Does anyone know anything more about finding them?
     
  2. dab_602000

    dab_602000 New Member

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    I really havent heard of green worms but the is a lady here that injects a dye in the worms that makes them glow in the dark. They are a grite floresent green color. And they really glow in the dark. The dye dosent hurt them but I tried them once at nite and they are really cool looking. Any way hope you find your green worms.
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I know exactly what you're talking about. I dig them in the dry/moist sand on the banks of the Ohio River. They smell like poop and look like little redworms(but green) and curl up when you get them. I have a few places I can get them Nightcrawler size. Those are my favorite but if you just get small ones use 2-4 on a hook. Have a rag handy, the juice that comes out is "FUNKY"!!!

    Me and a couple buddies go several times a year, Spring and Summer and dig them up. Never tried digging for them any other times. Every time we get them we end up catching fish. Blues, Channels and even Flats love them and will tear them up everytime they are used. Bad thing is every other fish does also...:smile2:

    Anymore questions, just ask and I'll try to help out.:wink::big_smile:
     
  4. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    The only ones I have ever seen were the ones injected with the dye, never knew there were actually green worms?? Its funny, what my neighbors must think of me in the spring and summer, in the front yard with my headlamp on after a rain digging for worms..:big_smile: I guess I am "that guy" in the neighborhood..:eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  5. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    green worms are great catfish bait all year.In dry years they can be hard to find . Just take care not to get the juice in your eyes, and don't let children mess with them.
     
  6. craddock1

    craddock1 Active Member

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    i haven't used green worms in years. Hoot and i use to dig them around the chicken house. they were funky but good bait. Around here our fiddle worms have a blue glow in the dark. They are great bait and you can break them in half and bait two hooks. some are two feet long.
     
  7. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Clifton---Green river worms (not the store bought kind) are killer bait. Take Dale's advice and keep 'em away from kids and your eyes. They are FOUL smelling creatures, and the only way I've found to get the stink off your hands is washing them with toothpaste.
     
  8. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    look for a bunch of little holes in the bank after the water goes back down. an if you dig there you will find them. they are a great bait out do my fishing partner every time i use them. hope this helps.
     
  9. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Hey Larry
    Welcome to the BOC.
    So where are you from?
    Thanks for the tip. last year while fishing the Iowa I watched a catfish work the bank where there were many small holes.
    The fish was actually raising its head above the water and sucking the bank.
    Never seen that before.


    I've a few buddies that use green worms.
    The only ones I know that know where to dig them have cabins on the river so spend a lot of time there.
    Never tried them myself.
    welcome again
    just
     
  10. catfeveriowa

    catfeveriowa New Member

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    I just knew u were going to see this post :smile2:.
     
  11. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    hi i'm from Council Bluffs i fish the Mo. river mostly but fish lakes sometimes.where are you from?
     
  12. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Mt Pleasant.
    Home of xgovernor Tom Vilsack.
    SE about 30 miles from the Mississippi.
    the best to ya
    just
     
  13. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    you bet they are i dig them up alot around here. great bait when the river is on the rise.
     
  14. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    those are night crawlers with a dyye job
     
  15. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i should start selling them..lol
     
  16. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    dont know what a green worm is, but ive seen worms injected with green dye to make em glow in the dark.
     
  17. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    What you saw was crawlers fed with a green dye. The Green worms are found in the sandy/moist river bank soil. They stink really bad!!!
     
  18. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    My Grandpa was the best fisherman I ever known when he was alive. The best memories of my childhood are the 2 weeks each summer I would spend with him. We fished every day for them 2 weeks on his boat. It was my only time in a boat all year. The first order of business every morning was go dig green worms in the sandy river banks. Then off to lake Perry to fish. We always caught lots of fish on them green worms. I haven't used them since but they sure worked back then. I miss ya Grandpa.
     
  19. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Warcraft-----The first time you encounter a green river worm you will become a believer. If the looks don't convince you, the stench will. The only thing these foul creatures have in common with dyed nightcrawlers, is the number of legs.
     
  20. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    yeppa i know all about green worms. i have used them my whole life.my river banks around are full of them here. i said i should sell since so many people want them and know one has them.