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Fishing Bait - Worms and Worm Farming

Grow your own self sustaining supply of worms!

One of the tried and true baits that fish always bite is live bait, and for most freshwater fish, the live bait on the top of the list of favorites is worms. I always buy a few boxes of worms for every fishing trip, and dump the unused worms in the flower bed. Not anymore, now I am taking on a new title of worm farmer. Well, actually my kids are, and I will help them to get it going. Our family’s video of the process is below. Raising worms is fairly easy. It all depends on the type of worms you buy, but most can live in a reasonable indoor temparature of most households, but some would require refrigeration. If you plan on storing them in your refrigerator, you should buy the smaller worm habitat kits, but if you can store them indoors you may want to go with the larger unit to raise and grow more worms. We are going to be raising Night Crawlers, as they are what I use for most of my fishing. The idea behind it is to always have worms at our disposal, readily available, for our family fishing trips. Our nightcrawlers are expected, in our research, to each lay 38 worm cocoons each year, with each cocoon producing one to two worms, that will grow to maturity and repeat the cycle. We went with the HABITAT® V DELUXE WORM STORAGE KIT. It is a complete kit that comes with everything that you will need to get started. It comes with everything that you see in the picture below: Frabill Super-Gro Worm Bedding Frabill Habitat V Deluxe Worm Habitat Frabill Lil Fisherman Portable Worm Storage Frabill Fat & Sassy Worm Food Frabill Habitat® V Deluxe Worm Storage Kit Buy Live Worms Dying Your Worms for Extra Fish Attractant Pautzke High Octane Fire Bait Dye, and Spike-It Dye-A-Live, both are great color dye’s for live bait that will turn your self raised worms bright attention getting green, or other colors. Very simple to dye your worms just before your trip, and have them ready to go. Spike-It Dye-A-Live Garlic Scented Spike-It Dye-A-Live Unscented Pautzke High Octane Fire Bait Dye Live Bait Dye Frabill Habit V - Complete Worm Farm Video Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.
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