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Posted: 05 May 2012 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone else take the kids out at night and catch nightcrawlers???I can remember when i was 5-6, my dad takin me out the night before we fished and we would catch 4-5 doz nightcrawlers…My son is a total WORM HUNTIN PRO!!!!!He really likes when he comes across a kissin pair:) and can score 2 worms at 1 time…Last night we scored 4 doz worms in about 30 min and watching him doing the super-fly snooka on them gave me some great memories!!!!

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Posted: 05 May 2012 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Good memories being made there, its funny how little things like that can stir them up.

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Posted: 06 May 2012 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Catfish spawn.  Off subject, i was trying to remember the trigger temp that causes catfish to start spawning.  Anyone know?  I know they are one of the last species to spawn, but forgot the temp.  I suppose i could google it, but thought maybe someone on here would know?

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Posted: 06 May 2012 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Very good memories worm hunting when I was a youngster.  Caught more than we used.  Anyone use a worm shocker?  Not many have heard of them, very easy to make.

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Posted: 07 May 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Coot, I had to make my son a shocker afew months ago…It was fun watching him as the worms would surface:)

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Posted: 07 May 2012 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I had completely forgot about that worm shocker my dad had.  I can remember watering this bed along the side of the house and sticking that thing in the ground and then waiting with flashlite for the heads to stick out.

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Posted: 07 May 2012 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We caught our fair share at night when I was a kid. Pre red lens, we would cover an old Coleman flashlight with a red t-shirt over the lens. More often than not though we tried to do our stocking up during the spring rains. There is at least one rain storm per spring when a huge amount of the worm population is out in full force. We would find a back country dead end road along a field and clean house as they were stranded on the pavement. Goal was always 300-400 an outing. We always had the bedding made up in big Styrofoam coolers acquired from the tropical fish store. The worms would be enough to get us through the summer if we kept them in a cool corner of our basement or crawl space. I don’t fish much with bait anymore but I still stock up each spring for my 7 year old, it beats buying a dozen each time we go out. I find if I pull them they don’t live as long. When you pluck them off the road or sidewalk they are not stressed or crushed so they seem to last a little longer. Great memories of all us kids and a couple cut off milk jugs that’s for sure. Great forum topic! Maybe we need a “remember when” or “how we used to do it” forum, just for all us old SOB’s to reminisce.

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Posted: 09 May 2012 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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This is a great topic.  We used to shock them out of my uncle’s garden when we were kids.  I can remember when we first starting using the shocker…we thought it was brilliant…and it was.

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Posted: 10 May 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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ah the shocker.  That is the coolest thing.  Except when I got shocked.  My boy loves digging for worms and collecting them.  I haven’t had him out in a rain soaked night pickin them yet.  Will have to pick up a shocker, those are fun.

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Posted: 10 May 2012 09:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yep, I have all the same stories…From the shocker to the wash tub in the basement…Man to go back to the day of no worries!!!

Guess it is time to dig thru dads garage and find the old shocker and teach the boys about fish worms!!!

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Posted: 10 May 2012 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I think I know where Dad’s OLD shocker is hanging, but I remember it having a ton of tape hanging off it.  I think I will get find a new one some where.

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Posted: 11 May 2012 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I also remember shocking worms as a kid.  I can’t remember ever buying them at the bait store.  Can you buy them or does any one know how to make one.  I would love to have one to entertain the 5 and 7 year old who love fishing and worms.

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Posted: 11 May 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Just get a metal rod and bend it at the top for a handle.  Attach an old extension cord by cutting the female end off and attach with only one of the wires to make it “hot”.  Tape around the wire and handle so you don’t get zapped.  Try not to use a 3 prong ext cord.  You may have to turn the plug around sometimes to make it hot.

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Posted: 11 May 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thanks Coot.  It’s now on my things to do this weekend

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Posted: 14 May 2012 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Tomm, did ya get it done?

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Posted: 17 May 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Worm hunting is a lot of fun. I used to collect them in our apartment complex and people would walk by and think I was nuts. Can’t say I blame them totally: A girl out in the rain with a red light on her head crawling around on the ground. I would have thought she was nuts to. I do remember one night when I was just getting a ton and was not paying attention to anything around me untill I heard a twig snap close to me. I looked up and saw eyes glowing at me about 15 feet away. With my red head lamp the eyes looked like demon eyes. When the animal finally moved I realizied it was a skunk, it was one of those moments where you think “oh crap” then “willl my husband let me back in our apartment if I get sprayed.” I made a quick decision to run as fast as I could and hope the little guy didn’t spray me as I retreated. Good thing no one was around to watch that show! The lesson I learned that night was to look up every now and then.

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