How to Hook a Waxworm on a Hook for Fishing

How to Hook a Waxworm on a Hook for Fishing
Waxworms are popular live bait among many freshwater fisherman. These larvae are able to live weeks if stored in refrigerator doors, making them easy to raise and store. They also have a high fat content and are attractive to many types of fish, particularly sunfish. Fishing with waxworms is similar to fishing with tube jigs.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Waxworms Fishing hook
  • Waxworms
  • Fishing hook
Step 1
Hold the waxworm firmly between your index finger and thumb.
Step 2
Insert the hook into the backside about 1/5 of the way down the body.
Step 3
Bring the hook out on the backside. Make sure the waxworm is hooked firmly and won't come off easily in the water.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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