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Using Red Wigglers or Eisenia Foetida as fishing bait

Updated on May 12, 2017
Fishing with Red Wigglers
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If you’re passionate about fishing and have always loved using worms as fish bait, then you should definitely consider raising and breeding your own red wigglers for fishing. Managing your very own worm farm will not only help you raise an unlimited supply of worms for bait, you also get to help reduce the amounting piles of garbage in your area (that’s via composting of course).

Red Wiggler Worms – The versatile worms!

Red wigglers are not only great for composting, producing worm castings and making worm tea. These tough and very resilient crawlers also do well as live worm bait. And they’re not called wigglers just for nothing. Their wiggling movements actually help attract the fish (especially trout types, as well as crappie, bluegill and perch) into taking a bite on the hook. They also have the perfect fit and size when attached on the fishing hook (fits perfectly on a small hook). Besides that, red wiggler worms can also be submerged under water (can usually keep itself alive for more or less 5 to 30 minutes). They will also be able to withstand temperatures that range from 38-95 degrees.

Why red wiggler worms are considered to be great for fishing

Fish have minds of their own too, so you won’t be able to trick them into eating something that looks lifeless or inactive. You’ll have to be able to lure them into thinking that there are active things moving in their area of sight. You’ll also have to be able to make them think that the object that they’re seeing in front of them is something that can possibly be eaten. Using red wiggler worms (also known as Eisenia Foetida) as bait for fish never fails to get a catch. Now, other than the wiggling movement that a red wiggler worm makes, it has also been said to be a very tasty treat for several kinds of fish.

How to raise red wiggler worms for fishing

You can always start small. Other than that, get your worms a home that they can live in. There are also a lot of worm bin selections that you can personally avail of (get the one that is opaque in shade as worms detest bright lights). Otherwise, just make your own. Besides providing your worms their very own home, also fill it up with at least 3 to 5 inches worth of moist bedding materials (these materials can actually come from your household scraps). You’ll just have to make sure that what you put into the bin are all organic (you can initially start with presoaked shreds of old newspaper or cardboard). You can also raise your worms well by feeding them organic food (this can be in the form of garden scraps and kitchen wastes). In addition to that, have their food prepared in tiny pieces, and have these buried into the ground to encourage them to burrow towards the food (will also help keep the compost aerated).

When to harvest worms for fishing

Your worms, when given the proper maintenance and care, will be able to develop into healthy worms. In this devoted approach, you will soon be able to harvest red wigglers for fishing (in more or less 3 months from when you started rearing them).

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