What are pennywinkles?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by wolfman, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Seen the term on here a couple of times, anyone know what kind of bait this is?
     
  2. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    I "googled" the word and found nothing related to fishing.
     

  3. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Pennywinkles are found in small creeks and branches where leaves have rafted in the edge of the water. An aquatic insect lays their eggs in this accumulated debris. The larvae of this insect will remain in these wet leaves until it pupates and hatches.

    The larvae of this insect is a squirming worm about two inches long which will survive on a hook for considerable time. Catfish and panfish are quite fond of them.