Fishing Forum
Skip to Content


Fishing Forum > Utah Fishing Forum : Utah Fishing General >

Picking up worms

FLASY FISH LURES fishing
Report Post | Register to Reply
Picking up worms
I saw some worms on the sidewalk last night but wasn't in a position to pick any up. It looks like TDs "worm rain" is here. Go fill up a bucket while you can. I especially like it that you can get all different sizes as I often want to use something smaller than a huge nightcrawler.

I went to the corner store the other day and bought some food; got gas and worms Wink.

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
(This post was edited by catchinon on Mar 7, 2019, 10:39 AM)
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
Our Sanpete County snow worms aren’t ready for the annual harvest just yet. I saw one the other day wearing a beanie and and a full length Thinsalate jacket. They are a hardy species. Reminds me of a statement I heard after I moved to Fountain Green. I heard that if you wanted a wife that could endure to the end marry a girl from Sanpete County. No matter how difficult life gets you know they have been through worse.😃
Ice_sled
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
A couple weeks ago I had bought worms and had rods loaded and went to Lincoln Beach to fish but when we got there it was iced over from the boat ramp to 1/4 mile out in the lake. The worms are still sitting in my fridge reminding me of that day taunting me to go fishing every time I open the drawer and see them.



Respect the fish!
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
I can see you have Kats on your mind. Maybe if your really nice ill take you to my (secret spot) , no one knows, never had a human poison it yet!! This years high water makes it, ripe for giants. Think you can handle it??
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
I some steel rod, cut off one end of an extension cord and brazed the hot wire to the rod. Stick it in the lawn and plug it in...all the crawlers u want. Of course a handle is necessary, as well as normal precautions of dealing with electricity....



Lund Pro V 2025/225 Optimax/Bigfoot Kicker/105lb XI5/HDS-7/HDS-12 Carbon...Fish On!
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
Years ago I used to have a worm box that I kept in a potato pit so it was in a cool place during the summer. It was a wooden box with screen mesh on 2 of the bigger, opposite sides, with one of those sides being a tight fitting lid. For the worm bedding I used sphagnum moss that I occasionally picked up in the Uintas. I tried feeding the worms cornmeal, but all that ever did was grow white, sticky mold. So I just used the moss plain. I kept the box in the pit with the lid down, because worms always migrate to the bottom of whatever container they are in. When I opened the lid the worms were right there on top, and easy to grab. And the only maintenance was to pull the box out once in a while and run a little cold water on it. The excess water drained right out the other side of the box. It was extremely handy.

Now to the real point of my post. To keep the worm box stocked with 6-12 dozen all the time, I would take advantage of good rain storms and go gather worms right afterward. It was very convenient and easy to get them that way. But the most incredible thing was how fresh and healthy they stayed, compared to when I would hunt them in my yard, pinching them half to death when coaxing them out of the ground. No joke, when I would grab the rain-caught worms to put them in a smaller container for a fishing trip, I could barely keep them in my hands because they were so feisty and wriggly. They practically fought back. (Sometimes putting them on the hook was a challenge too)

It was also very nice to be able to grab and go on a moment's notice. And it was much better than roaming around the yard late at night, pinching worms, when I would rather be in bed sleeping before getting up early for a fishing excursion. I highly recommend you take advantage of the easy pickins when it rains.
teeth
(This post was edited by Matador on Mar 7, 2019, 4:53 PM)
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [doitall5000] Picking up worms In reply to
I think I can handle it but I don't know what you want me to do to be really nice. I hope we can fish together again because I want to see how you set up your homemade jaw jacker.

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
When I was younger we would flood our grass under the peach tree and spread out used coffe grounds then around 10 pm go out and catch worms. That electric probe does work but the worm don’t last very long.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [utwalleye] Picking up worms In reply to
The worms would have to be wearing ice skates and a snowmobile suit in Paradise right now. But when they do come I will be stocking up.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [packfish] Picking up worms In reply to
ls that where you're from? Good to know... The Benson worms are having the same issues today, snowshoes caught on their tails so they can't make it out of the ground yet.. Don't like hanging out in the snow much either... Hopefully soon though... Be nice to find some fresh bait... Later Jeff
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
catchinon wrote:
got gas and worms Wink.

You gotta stay away from that gas station sushi, it'll get you every time!
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [Jedidiah] Picking up worms In reply to
It's the dried up old pizza slices that look like they have been there since lunch yesterday that worry me. As a matter of fact I came down with some gombu flu from eating a breakfast sandwich I got at that gas station at the intersection in Heber. Guess we'll stick to McDonald's in the future.

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
We only had tiny ones so farTongue, no crawlers, but the robins are happy! Heavy snow falling now. Mad But its all moisture and we're happy to have it for sure!
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
When I was a kid in Salt Lake we would go to Liberty Park, in the evening after they had watered.

My Mom especially, was adept at picking up worms that were only partially out of their holes. Brings back a great memory. She would get several dozen in a short amount of time.

Also, to tap onto another post, my Uncle would make the electrical rod contraption that he would stick in the ground and get the worms to come up in our front yard. He was always a guy that was handy at a lot of things. Probably lucky he didn't shock himself.

Fun times!
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [Crimson] Picking up worms In reply to
My grandfather did the same thing. He used to sell live bait including the minnows that I would catch in our farm pond. Another guy would buy nightcrawlers from a schoolmate who lived around the (country) corner; he would find one under each cow pie.

I think a lot of people look down their noses at those who fish with bait but I find that it connects me back with my youth. I caught some trout the other day on nothing but half a nightcrawler under a red and white bobber and was happy as a clam about it. I find it hard to fly fish or troll through the ice.

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
You know what they say..."Good things come to those who bait."



Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
I remember as a kid back in the 50's you used to see signs all over the place stating: 'Nightcrawlers 15 cents per doz'. Then they went up to 25 cents. There was always people selling them along Parleys Way on the way up the canyon. And always 4 or 5 places in Heber that had signs selling worms. Now you can only find them in certain places.

My dad had a small beer keg that he cut and made a lid on it. He buried it in the garden with just the lid showing and kept the worms in it. It had peet and shagum moss in it. He used to put coffee grounds and other table scraps in it to feed them. I did all the catching after he watered the lawn in the evening.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [lovetofish] Picking up worms In reply to
That brings up an interesting story. A woman I knew in England had made a trip to America. She encountered some interesting communication confusions while here. Once when they ordered fish and chips they were given crisps (potato chips here). Chips in England are just large French fries, nothing like what is sold here as "English chips".
As she traveled about she saw signs advertising nightcrawlers. She couldn't believe that ladies of the night would be so bold in offering their wares and at such cheap prices! Someone straightened her out and she had a good laugh at herself. Shocked

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
(This post was edited by catchinon on Mar 9, 2019, 7:26 PM)
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
At work the other day, one of the guys shouted out Ronald is looking at mail order chicks on the computer and then they took turns looking over my shoulder:

https://www.tractorsupply.com/...ck+Days-_-Live+Birds

Ronald :)

Let's go fishing! I prefer to fish with others. I'm well equipped with plenty to share and have a vehicle with amazing off road capabilities to get us to even hard to reach fishing destinations. Let's team up! Private Message me to suggest I come to where you're fishing or plan a trip with me!

Who here is a surf fisherman? That's my next big vacation. I've already purchased top equipment for surf fishing. I'm looking to hire a guide or go with someone experienced.

Date proposal to single young BFT fisherladies with courage enough to put a worm on a hook: Sunday August 18 at 8 A.M. fly the Air Chair (this is sorta like water skiing, but better -- see in my profile pictures) with me at Deer Creek. Movie on Tuesday, but it hasn't been picked yet.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [RonPaulFan] Picking up worms In reply to
I have done the same thing. I picked a few chicks a couple of years ago. They all turned into chickens and now my wife wants me get rid of themFrownMad. Hmm, I might get enough out of selling them to buy that new cat rod and reel I "need."

BTW, Ron, the real chicks aren't as fetching as the models they feature in the catalogs Wink.

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~~ }<(((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°> ~ ~ }<((((°>
~~~}<(((((((((°< ><=;> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ }<((((°>

"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [catchinon] Picking up worms In reply to
I tried raising chicks once. Bought a bunch and took them home, but they all died. Turned out I was planting them too deep.