How to Make Fishing Worms Bigger

How to Make Fishing Worms BiggerRaising fishing worms can be for your own personal use or commercial purposes. Worms are still used by many fishermen as a bait and the bigger the better. Knowing how to make your fishing worms grow larger can be the difference between catching the fish. It will also help with sales if you choose to do so.


Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Composting bin such as plastic tub
  • Newspaper or cardboard
  • Leaves
  • Dirt
  • Kitchen scraps
Step 1
Purchase a composting bin or just use a large plastic tub.
Step 2
Fill the bottom of the bin with shredded news papers and cardboard. Lightly water. The total depth of everything should be no more than a couple of inches.
Step 3
Add some old leaves and pine needles over the paper products.
Step 4
Place dirt on top to level it off.
Step 5
Add kitchen waste in one area of the bin. Do not spread it out over the entire bin. This way you can put in new kitchen waste in an undisturbed area and leave the old to completely break down. Spread away a small area of dirt, put the waste in and cover it back up.
Step 6
Find or buy redworms and add them to the bin. Just put them on top and they will work their way in on their own. It takes two pounds of worms for one pound of food each day. If you create less waste, use less worms. If you want bigger worms, use less for each pound of waste, but don't decrease the numbers too drastically or you kitchen waste won't process quickly enough.
Step 7
Feed the bin with a new pile of kitchen waste each day to help the worms grow. You should have a square foot of space for each day's waste, up to one pound. If you create more than a pound of waste each day, you will need more space for each day's waste.
Step 8
Remove worms as they get big to give the others a chance to grow. Maintaining the bin and feeding regularly will help you grow big worms.

Tips & Warnings

Once the worms are removed from the container, they should be used or stored for future use. You can create another container and continue to feed them, knowing that these worms are for fishing whenever you need them. Or you can seal them in small plastic containers of dirt and store them in the refrigerator. If you choose this method, punch holes in the plastic lid for air. Take the small containers with you when you go fishing.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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