Big Donnie and I went fishing the other day, we left town with the boat, our fishing stuff and a dozen nightcrawlers. Regular Canadian nightcrawlers like I sell here at work.
We had intentions of stopping out here along the road, seining up a batch of creek chubs and going fishing. But the creek was dry, just a little trickle of water, here and there. We checked 3 spots where I've seined minnows before, and all of them were dry. We are really dry here, we need rain!
We more or less wanted to check out a new patch of water, neither of us have ever fished it or been on it in a boat. Looking at it on Google Earth, it's just a long lazy hole. Looking at it from the bridge, it looks to be 5, maybe 6 feet deep, for as far as you can see. That's deep enough for big bass.
Since we didn't have any minnows, we stopped at a store over there and Donnie bought a dozen Green Nightcrawlers. I was waiting in the truck, I'd never seen a neon green worm before, neither had Donnie. Donnie told me: Well, I'm gonna give them a try. He paid over six bucks for that dozen of worms.
Long story short, the river where we wanted to scout out was 2 feet, maybe 30" below the normal water level. Not enough water to run my outboard motor. At normal level, I think we could have buzzed upstream, maybe a mile? I just wanted to check it out. We ended up coming back home, fishing in our farm pond. We tried those green worms, we caught several fish each, didn't keep anything. My brother likes to take the kids up there and tinker around.
We had 4 or 5 green worms leftover, I've been showing them to my friends here at work. Nobody had ever seen them before, honestly, I don't see where they are any better than a regular worm. Maybe I'm wrong? Six dollars per dozen, .50 cents each, that's pretty high for a nightcrawler.
I searched the other morning, here's a link:
Back when my brother and I were little, we sold worms, for I forget? Probably a Quarter or 50 cents per dozen. Good money at that time.