This time, you are not just raising Red worms for worm composting but you are raising Red Wigglers for fishing baits.
Why Red Wiggler worms?
Red worms are good for fishing because they can survive for at least 5 minutes while in the hook. Fishes won’t give in to your trap if your bait is dead.
The worms’ ability to wiggle while inside the water makes them tempting. Second, though Red worms are just around 4 inches long, they can still be as good as the European Nightcrawlers. Lastly, since Red Wiggler worms are very popular you won’t have problems with supply even if demands are high.
How to Raise Red Worms for Fishing?
Raising Red Wigglers is never hard if it’s just in small scale. You may buy worm bins in the market. It comes in different size and designs. Depending on the amount of wastes and the number of Red Wiggler worms that you want to raise, you have variety of choices. You can also opt to make a worm bin on your own.
When your bin is set, see to it that the bedding is equally prepared. When you use shredded papers, those should be soaked into water first. Remember to keep the bedding moist at all times because worms breathe through their skin so too dry or soggy places won’t suit them. Also, make sure that the bin is not transparent because worms also hate light.
To do better in raising Red worms for fishing baits, give them enough food. Well, you can also have some treatments for the foods like freezing. Freezing will help potatoes and other foods to break down easily.
After 90 days or so, you’ll have lots of healthy Red Wiggler worms for your fishing escapade.