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I had the pleasure of reading an article about a technique used to collect worms.
This technique I read about is called "grunting for worms".
The way it works is you drive a wooden stake into the ground and take a piece of iron, like an iron rod and rapidly rub it against the wooden stake. This produces a sound similar to that of a mole grunting,as it hunts for worms and the worms wriggles to the surface, trying to get away.
For those of you that like to use worms to fish, I think this article is worth reading. Just go to Google.com and type in "grunting for worms". I found it to be very interesting.
have a great summer

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Clifton I also use a grunting method that is garunteed! I go to the bait shop and ask for two dozens red worms and when they give me the tab I grunt at the price as I hand over the money....lol

I think I might give your idea some research.

Joeb
Hey Joeb,
I like your sence of humor, I bet you're just as much fun out on the lake too,because laughter is good for the soul. Stay safe Joeb.
Have only vaguely heard of this, neat idea ! Yrs ago, late 60's, our neibhor let us borrow an eletric version that you stick in the ground, plug in, and within 5 minutes, night crawlers come up outta the ground. Have never seen a commercial version for sale. Hmmnnn.... steve b
I know it works.I just stick my pitchfork at an angle and then keep tapping on it for a few minutes.They start coming up immediately but you have to look all over at the same time and the're hard to see in the grass.After a few minutes you have to move the location of the pitchfork,but it does work.Easier at the bait shop though.
Ah, what kind of soil would worms live in? Under trees, in sandy soil, moist?
I saw this done in my back yard when I was a kid. Lived next door to a preacher and he and his fishing buddy were going fishing and needed bait. They were doing it right in the middle of our softball field, (back yard). They chose that spot because there were hundreds of little piles of worm casings mounded up all over like little ant hills. I of course had to go see and help pick up the worms. They took me and my little brother fishing with them as a reward. I caught what they called a "black fish". It had teeth! Soon after my 7 year old brother slipped off a log and went completely underwater, bounced off the bottom and landed feet first back on the log. He wasn't even wet. He wasn't down there long enough. I swear that's the way I remember it. He was afraid one of those "black fish" was going to get him.

Carryville, Fl has an annual, worlds original and largest, worm fiddlin' festival. I wonder if little brother would like to go to the next one!

Sharon, worms don't live in "soil", the live in "dirt". They vacation in soil. I once read that if you weighed every species on earth, whales, people, chickens, whatever, that earthworms would weigh the most. I guess they live in all kinds of dirt.
Hello everyone, I am sorry to say that I have not been able to contribute any interesting posts this year. I have been recouperating from heart surgery.
However I am glad to know that my post on "grunting for worms" received this amount of attention. I hope that as fall and winter approches, everyone will continue to stay safe and have fun

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