Grow Worms for Fishing Bait

The need for a steady supply of fishing bait led this reader and his father to grow worms at home.


| August/September 2006


My father and I love fishing, but we hate going to the store to buy fishing bait. We decided to grow worms in a worm farm, using an old chest freezer.

We drilled several small holes in the bottom for drainage and then filled the freezer with good topsoil. We also built a wire screen that covers the dirt to keep birds and other critters from eating our bait supply. The freezer lid is left partially open to let in rainwater. We bought a container of red worms and put them in the freezer along with vegetable scraps. By the next year, we had more worms than we needed.

Outdated vegetables from the grocery store (such as lettuce, carrots and potatoes) are a good source of worm food. You can also use potato and carrot peelings, as well as wilted lettuce from your own refrigerator.

Cory Ray
Burlington, North Carolina

 





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