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Okay, this is definitely new to me on how to hook a spike:

 

http://vimeo.com/20744902

 

Squeeze the butt, let the breathing nub protrude, and hook the breathing end. Wow. I also read somewhere you do similar thing to the wax worm, where you squeeze th waxworm tail end, just barely enough to make them excrete the sticky substance, hook the waxworm from the tail end up to 1/5 of the way, and let them wiggle. The substance, presuming it's a fight/flight hormone, which attract predatory response from the fish. Could this be the same chemical compound used by Berkley as the secret formula for their live bait version? Oooo...

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I didn't watch the vid Leo, but I pinch em' between my thumb and forefinger and just barely hook the skin... too deep and the maggot dies. a sharp, very fine wire hook is a godsend when hooking spikes.

Wow, a few thousand spikes to use in my lifetime, and I get have to master all the hooking methods for the spikes. Very interesting to know.

 

By the Tony, have you ever use the black soldier fly larvae? I may be breeding them since they are beneficial as the composters.

Thanks for posting Leo

Dwayne, since you're going composting/worm farming, you might be interested in looking at this article:

 

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/bsf-bucket-composter-version-2-1/

 

Composting with the black soldier fly larvae  (BSFL) will help you with the composting, as well as live baits. I'm not sure how effective the BSFL will be as live bait, but the smaller ones about 1 week old is the same size as the largest spikes, and as lively as the spikes or even livelier than the waxies. I'll have to experiment a bit more. I know I saw quite a few of the black soldier flies during the summer month near my larger outdoor compost piles. I may have to rig something to recover some of the larvae for fishing experimentation.

That was a nice vid. the crappie at the end was a nice slab.

Tanks Leo, I enjoyed this oen very much, very informative

Hey Bruce and pond owners, you might like to check this project out for feeding your fish:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPFMmQjV33w

 

Extremely high on natural proteins, and loaded with extracted vitamins from all the grubs' feeding activities..but 42% proteins, and 12% fat, imagine add calcium powder into the mix, the grubs are ready to satisfy your fish feeding needs daily. Hardly any work in producing these little guys. I'll venture into breeding them for the fun of it.

Leo, you always impress!

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