Nightcrawlers: fishing’s most universally favored livebait offering

Category: npaa

 May 9th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified May 9th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

To many an angler, nightcrawlers are freshwater fishing’s preeminent livebait offering. In fact, one of our sport’s most heralded books, “Lunkers Love Nightcrawlers” by Buck Perry offers compelling evidence that nightcrawlers are responsible for duping more trophy class fish than any other bait, live or artificial.

The list of popular freshwater fish species that’ll sample these plump earthen dwellers is long. Bluegills on chunks; crappies with a piece on a jig; catfish and bullhead whiskers stand on end for juicy crawlers; walleyes inhale them offered on a variety of delivery systems like spinners and livebait rigs; largemouth and smallmouth bass engulf crawlers in virtually any fishing situation.
In this second installment of Frabill’s Livebait Video Series, titled “Nightcrawlers,” anglers learn everything from harvesting wild nightcrawlers to caring for them afterward, both short-term and long-term.
Oh, and lest we forget the simple angle worm or red worm. They fall under the same class and care.


Frabill, Inc. (Jackson, Wis.) is in its 72nd year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Frabill’s ice fishing product mix consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, apparel and other related accessories. Open water products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, and other accessories. Visit www.frabill.com.


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