Most Used, Simple and Easy to Find
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the most used and simple live bait for fishing are worms. Whether you dig them up yourself, collect them on a nice night after a rain or simply buy them, keeping them alive as long as possible can be somewhat troublesome, especially during the summer months.
As a kid, all I needed was an old soup can, some dirt and grass to hold the worms I had dug up and get them to the creek behind the house. As an adult, I’m now traveling further distances and the ole tin can isn’t feasible anymore.
Bringing Your Worms To Your Fishing Spot
A few years ago I was looking around the fishing isle at the local Bass Pro shop and came across the Frabill Lil Fisherman worm box. A simple styrofoam box with two lids that are held on by an elastic band. Just next to that was some worm bedding. So I thought, why not?
It turns out that was my ticket to start taking my worms to my favorite fishing spot. It’s small enough to take anywhere and it keeps them alive and healthy even in the heat. Also if I had any leftover, I just put them in the fridge and they were ready for my next outing.
That little box is perfect for a dozen or two but not for larger quantities or keeping them long term. So I started searching again.
Larger Quantities and Long Term
There it was, on the top shelf kind of buried was the last and only Habitat II worm box. It as two ventilation ports and came with a pack of bedding, so again I though, why not? Once again, not a disappointment. Now I can safely hold up to eight dozen nightcrawlers, sometimes for a couple of months.
My worms are now fat, healthy and most importantly always on hand. Not getting or having nightcrawlers is a thing of the past, especially for those late night spur of the moment trips. I just transfer some of my worms/nightcrawlers from the Habitat II to the lil’ Fisherman and off I go. Upon returning, just put them back into the fridge for next time.
The worms are happy, you’re happy: it’s a win-win for all.
Until next time, tight lines.
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