Grow your own self sustaining supply of bait 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.
Worm Farming Is Simple and Fun
Raising worms is fairly easy. It all depends on the type of worms you buy, but most can live in a reasonable indoor temperature 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.
Frabill HABITAT® V Deluxe Worm Farm Kit
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 to the left. Frabill Super-Gro Worm Bedding Frabill Habitat V Deluxe Worm Habitat Frabill Lil Fisherman Portable Worm Storage Frabill Fat & Sassy Worm Food
Buy Live Worms for Your Worm Farm
Have live worms shipped directly to you to start your own bait worm farm, so you will always have plump healthy worms ready for when you want to fish! The Super Red Worm from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm is the “Big Brother” of the red worm, and is also known as the European Nightcrawler. They grow to the perfect fishing bait size of four to five inches, and they are very active. This nightcrawler reproduces rather quickly, making it the perfect worm to add to your worm farm to grow and expand quickly. Whether you are wanting the worms as pets, for fishing bait, or to feed pets, these European Nightcrawlers are a great choice. Comes in smaller packs as well, but this bag of 500 worms is a great size to get started with. Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm says that this is the “Can’t go Wrong” Worm.” If you have every had a worm farm before, you probably know what they are referring to there. They are easy to raise, they are both heat and cold resistant, and they are the perfect size.
Worm Ranch Kit - Worm Farm
The biggest worm farm form Uncle Jim’s, the Ranch kit comes in an 11 inch deep tub to grow your own worms in. This is the worm farm for the most serious wormers because this tub is no joke. It is bloated with bedding and feed for 2,000 composting wrigglers. The size of this worm farm leaves plenty of room for maximum breeding to expand and grow your worms. This worm kit is the best and fastest way to get some serious production started from your worms.
Worm Farm Feed Supply
Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm’s specialized worm feed supply using their own tried and proven recipe to grow healthy worms. This is the exact food that they used to feed their worms on their Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. The perfect mixture of ingredients that are nutritious, organic, tasty, and will leave your worms salivating for more! Another amazing feature of this worm food is that it keeps your worms parasite free, healthy, and organic. Never before has a worm feed been so meticulously perfected. We strongly recommend that you get yourself some of this amazing worm farm feed today. This worm food is for Red Composting Worms, and European Crawlers.
Worm Farm Ranch Bedding
The perfect worm bedding for your worm farm, or ranch! Keep your worms in good shape, alive, healthy, and reproducing well to populate well with this worm bedding.
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. You can dye any bait with the enticing colors of this live bait dye. Whether it’s your night crawler worms, or shad, this bait will dye the baits a perfect color to entice more strikes.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products 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. The Best Worm Farming Experience Awaits!