Method for Hunting Fishing Worms

Method for Hunting Fishing Worms
Ask many anglers including a large majority of kids what their favorite bait is and the answer is likely to be worms. Although there are many worms available for use, the humble night crawler ranks high among anglers as a go-to bait for many game fish species. Worms are available for purchase from many bait and tackle shops and even small groceries and convenience stores. However, night crawlers can also be found in yards around many homes when you know how and when to look.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Flashlight
  • Trowel
  • Small container with loamy soil
Step 1
Locate areas in landscaping and gardens that have soft or loamy soils instead of a hard-packed surface. Turn scoops of soil over with a trowel and look for night crawlers or earth worms in the soft soil. Pick up worms and place them in a container filled with loose or loamy soil.
Step 2
Turn over pieces of wood, bricks, concrete blocks and other materials to locate worms for fishing. Pick up the worms that will often be laying on the surface of the ground where the material was positioned.
Step 3
Walk out into your lawn or garden after a rain in the spring, summer or fall months. Proceed cautiously with a light step so that the vibrations from your footsteps do not cause the worms to move back into the ground. A shower or rain will often cause night crawlers to move to the surface aboveground.
Step 4
Shine a flashlight onto the ground to spot the worms. Move quickly as you work through the yard or garden picking up worms. Keep track of the number of worms you collect so you don't end up with an excessive amount. Do not overcrowd the container.
Step 5
Store your earthworms or night crawlers in their dirt-filled container until ready for use. Place the container in a cool location out of direct sunlight and check the worms periodically to ensure they are alive and healthy. Remove any dying or dead worms from the container immediately.

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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