Do fish really like worms???

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Post by richg99 » 19 Jul 2016, 07:51

The last two paragraphs are very interesting, especially if you are a bass fisherman.

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Post by overboard » 19 Jul 2016, 09:22

Interesting!
Many years ago when the June Bug spinner was popular for walleyes, an old guy in Canada suggested to use them with a piece of red porkrind and a nightcrawler trailing off the hook/hooks. See um (red), smell um (nightcrawler), hear um (vibration from blade), was what he used to describe why to set it up this way. Seems like almost all modern worm harnesses for walleyes are still based on that same principle, and there is something hanging off the hook/hooks to provide scent.

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Post by clinchmtnboy » 01 Aug 2016, 19:14

richg99 wrote:The last two paragraphs are very interesting, especially if you are a bass fisherman.

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http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php ... arthworms/

I remember we were fishing after a flood a few years ago. We caught cats that were about to bust with worms. I would guess it is the natural instincts that take over. I know those cats took advantage.

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Post by mirroman » 08 Aug 2016, 22:49

I have a book on fishing published in the late 60's or early 70's titled "Lunkers Love Nightcrawlers".
I have taken lots of advice from those pages and scored on many a large fish. Yep, they like big worms!

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Post by Macrosill » 02 Feb 2017, 14:36

It seems they really really really do like worms. The bigger question is Why do they like worms so much? Who cares why, lets just go fishing with worms! LOL
mirroman wrote:I have a book on fishing published in the late 60's or early 70's titled "Lunkers Love Nightcrawlers".
I have taken lots of advice from those pages and scored on many a large fish. Yep, they like big worms!
Cherish that book.
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Post by richg99 » 02 Feb 2017, 14:48

Never saw a fishing book, or any other book, that cost over $1900.00

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Post by Johnny » 02 Feb 2017, 17:14

the TV show Pawn Stars often show how they buy books
in the tens of thousands of dollars - BOOKS !!!
I like historical literature, but that is rediculous.
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Post by Crazyboat » 02 Feb 2017, 18:48

When I was younger and fished lakes and ponds we always went for crickets and grasshoppers, always got a hit on them, never went looking for worms unless we crapped out on finding the jumpers.

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Post by UCFJed » 08 Feb 2017, 10:20

especially considered the fish still loved the worm-shaped, scentless, plastic when it was motionless. Was it because they are just naturally curious, seeing a completely new object and having the built in reflex to see if it’s edible?
Interesting article. Bass will attack anything that they can fit in their mouth for the most part. I like to think that finesse worms are almost like a snack for them.

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Post by ppine » 11 Jul 2017, 11:34

One of the best ways to catch big trout over 20 inches in lakes is to use a part of a nightcrawler fihsed straight out with the hook exposed. To a fish it looks like a leech but smells right. In the spring, when the water is cold they can be fished right on the surface. The nightcralwer can be inflated with a syringe so it floats. Then it can be still fished from shore with a lead weight slip sinker. When the fish hits it will not feel the weight and readily take the worm.

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Post by richg99 » 11 Jul 2017, 12:21

Live bait!!!! Oh my God!!!

Ha ha... Good suggestion. I always thought that live bait was for......
People who wanted to catch fish!!!!

I am actually considering using live shrimp once again here on the Texas salt flats. Used to catch a lot of fish that way.

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Post by LDUBS » 11 Jul 2017, 20:45

We used to use live grass shrimp for stripers and sturgeon in the California Delta. But I think I probably caught more stripers on cut up sardines than anything else.
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Post by Lost Pole » 11 Jul 2017, 21:26

I have a medium fish tank under our house that I use to test lures I tie. I look at the diff actions of diff feathers/hair/fibers with diff head weights I pour compared with diff hook sizes.
We have water in our "back yard" ( think bayou/ swamp) 6 months outta the yeAr I guess.

The boys have started wanting to keep sunfish as pets. Fine by me.
But what I've observed from feeding them is that worms...... are 2nd on the feeding frenzy scale. They go crazy for um as they're dropping and undulating. If they're dead or stiff, they usually make it to the bottom and our crawfish get em. Most of the time that's our night crawlers. The red wiggles never reach bottom.... especially if there's a baby black "crappie" in there. If I catch any baby white "crappie", they may starve n die if I don't scoop up some minnows to put in.

Grass shrimp last maybe 3-6 seconds.... if they're crafty.
Nothing beats a grass shrimp in my tank.



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Post by richg99 » 11 Jul 2017, 22:04

Wiggly worms.... Guess that clearly explains why Wacky Worm rigging often brings more bites than Texas Rigging or Carolina Rigging.

Thanks for the info.

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Post by Stumpalump » 12 Jul 2017, 00:13

richg99 wrote:Live bait!!!! Oh my God!!!

Ha ha... Good suggestion. I always thought that live bait was for......
People who wanted to catch fish!!!!

I am actually considering using live shrimp once again here on the Texas salt flats. Used to catch a lot of fish that way.

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