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Live Worms As Bait

by Pursue The Outdoors on November 30th, 1999 in Freshwater Fishing

Many anglers use live worms as fishing bait, but carrying those worms with us while fishing can be a pain in the butt. Not if you’re sitting on the bank still fishing. In that case the container of worms is simply set down beside you, and you grab a worm any time one’s needed. It’s more of an issue to those of us who move around alloy while fishing. For example, when I go trout fishing, I don’t stand in one palace to fish. I’m on the move all the time, crossing the river as I go, fishing much of the time. The point is that I cover two to five miles walking per trip, and carrying live worms with me used to be a pain in the butt.

I would stuff the container of worms into my fishing vest, but then would have to “dig” into my vest every time I baited up (which is a lot) , and this became a huge time waster. As any avid angler will tell you, the more time that you can spend with your line in the water the better. Well, when your spending time digging through your vest and/or looking for your live worms, you don’t have your line in the water. In an attempt to solve this problem, the bait bag was created. The concept is simple; have a place to store your live worms that’s always within reach. A small bag was developed that carries live worms while fishing. In other words, live worms are purchased as normal. Then when you arrive at your fishing destination, the worms (not the dirt, just the worms themselves) are transferred into the bait bag. This way your live worms are always literally at your fingertips, ready to be used.

You can purchase a bait bag or make one yourself, it makes no difference, the point is that if you fish with live worms and are mobile while fishing, a bait bag should be employed. The amount of time it saves you is incredible. I’ve been fish with some manifestation of a bait bag for more than 20 years and can’t imagine fishing with live worms without one. My bait bag stays on my vest at all times, whether I’m worm fishing or not. My bait bag is literally as important to my fishing as the live worms themselves are. The bottom line is that if you use live worms as bait, you have to give a bait bag a try. You’ll be glad you did.

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