finding crawlers in a drought

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Jason E.
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finding crawlers in a drought
<p>For those of us who prefer to gather our nightcrawlers rather than simply purchasing them at the store, the drought in the Midwest has been tough.&nbsp; The lack of rain has pushed the worms deeper and into more select areas.&nbsp; For hardcore anglers who prefer only the liveliest and most natural bait, there are still some options, even in a drought, for harvesting worms.&nbsp; I discovered this spot a few days ago.&nbsp; We have had SOME rain in St. Cloud, so after a shower the other day, I checked out my usual spot at night and found nothing.&nbsp; The spot in the picture is at the base of a hill.&nbsp; The rock line tends to gather more water than regular ground, and BINGO, the nightcrawlers were surfacing.&nbsp; I found about 2 dozen altogether and brought my supply back up.<img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/~roughfis/content/wormhunting-2" /><a href="http://www.roughfish.com/~roughfis/content/wormhunting-2"><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/~roughfis/sites/default/files/SUNP0111.JPG" style="width: 420px; height: 336px;" /></a></p>
TheHugbot
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nice work, I usually collect

nice work, I usually collect mine from a compost heap when it gets dry, if you turn over the first few inches it will be warm and moist. if that fails then I will probably turn to another bait such as maggots from my local tackle shop. I have never bought worms. (P.S. your pic isn't showing.)

TheHugbot
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heres the pic  

heres the pic