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Pat Shingleton: "Night-crawlers"

3 years 1 week 3 days ago May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014 Monday, May 19 2014 May 19, 2014 3:16 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Thundershowers bring earthworms to the surface. When I was a young lad, we called them "night-crawlers"- large earthworms that didn't like the wet but the fish loved ‘em. If a shower didn't get them moving, the garden hose did. We'd wet-down a section of the yard around 7 p.m. and gather the night-crawlers-at night. As noted in a previous column, folks in Florida's Apalachicola National Forest still practice the art of "grunting." Rubbing a curved steel bar over a planted wooden stake creates a strange sound. The vibrations annoy the worms, driving them to the surface. Thousands pour out of the ground, becoming prime fishing bait. Local grunters earn $1,000 in three hours for 5,000 worms. You may be fishing but possibly not "grunting."

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