What other worms work?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Catmanjack, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. I keep red worms (eisenia fetida) in a compost bin in my basement and use them to fish for bluegill and the occasional catfish. They work pretty well but they tend to be a little small. Are there any other worm species that you can keep in a bin year round that make a better bait for catfish.

    By the way I have a bias against nightcrawlers because I always seem to kill them in the bin...... I think the Ph gets out of wack????
  2. fishallday927

    fishallday927 New Member

    ive found that red worms tipped with meal worms catch decent catfish but i dunno mabout keepin those year round sorry

  3. Cool ... I'll have to try that.
  4. tfabry

    tfabry New Member

    Fremont, Wisconsin
    We raise African Nightcrawlers for composting. They eat alot and get pretty large. We have one bin right now with 14 dozen that are 10-12" long and the size of a number 2 pencil. Alot of people raise and sell euros too
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Montgomery, Alabama
    Canadian Nightclawers, that u get from ur local Wal-Mart or baitshop, they are large and they work well for bigger catfish.