Nightcrawlers everywhere

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by jctiger, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. jctiger

    jctiger New Member

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    I got up early this A.M. and found a ton
    of big worms.You know,when you walk outside
    and you can just smell em.A dim flashlight and a
    coffee can did the trick.:wink:
     
  2. kmcalester

    kmcalester New Member

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    I will be trying this in the morning, if we get some more rain.
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Had them all over here too.
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    We used to catch them after a rain at night with a flashlight .
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Usually just pick them up in my driveway after a rain. Just saw my first male red wing blackbird yesyerday also. Come on spring
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Darryl
    Some kid last year harvested a bunch that CUZ bought for the Cabelas Tourney from the river bottoms that were the BIGGEST worms I ever seen in my life!:crazy: Always said i was gonna try to get some myself.

    I don't ever see worms in my yard, a few dinks here and there I suppose but not nightcrawlers.:confused2: Why is that? Where do you look? What type of ground I mean?
     
  7. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    still frost in the ground here:sad2:
     
  8. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Look for areas that have lots of poop mounds where they come up. They make little piles.
     
  9. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Arnt kidds great. They get me about 500 every spring out of the yard and they go in a old deep freeze 1/4 full of a peatmoss, Potting soil, and leaf mulch. Nice to have a mix of night crawlers and river worms.
     
  10. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Try Field edges in the river bottoms after a good soaken rain or even ---gona gives a secret away---- try the local city park after dark.
     
  11. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Try gutters in the street during or right after a good rain.They come out by thousands.
     
  12. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I was always told as a child that people who wanted night crawlers in their yard needed to go to the bait shop and buy a dozen and turn them lose in their own yard.Come next Spring they'd have more than enough. I've no idea if that was true or false but always what I was told.:smile2:
     
  13. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    North Dakota
    They sell little clip on led lights that go on your hat, leave your hands free for picking. Got one for christmas, just waiting for the snow to go away up here in Dakota to try it out.

    If your flashlight is too bright and your spooking them, try a folded piece of wax paper taped over the front. Or a piece of Red Cellophane.
     
  14. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Just came in from storm spotting and the yard was full of them after the rain.I got several hundred in a few minutes.