Nightcrawlers, or earthworms, have a long shelf life and are chemical free making them safe to have around pets and who join you on boating expeditions. Try garlic scented nightcrawlers to attract fish with a more pungent smell—panfish, bass, walleye, trout, and catfish will eat it up.
Using lively leeches for bait in shallow or deep waters is the perfect way to catch leech-loving fish like smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Buy red worms, or red wigglers, can be used in any environment, including ice fishing, brackish waters and fresh water making them ideal for any angling adventure.
Most live fishing worms require minimal maintenance outside of changing out a fresh bedding of soil every three to six months and providing cooler temperatures (usually with a refrigerator) to create an environment that promotes low metabolism and low energy absorption, while sustaining a healthy amount of activity until used. Use the old dirt as a natural fertilizer for the garden.
First, make sure the fishing hook is correctly tied on your line using a clinch knot, palomar knot, turle knot, blood knot, double surgeon's loop, mono knot, or a tucked sheet bend to make sure it’s fastened tightly.