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« on: August 13, 2021, 10:10:46 AM »

I went out and caught some bloodworms the other night during the bloodworm run. Last month I got some as well. To persevere them I dried them on some paper towel then put them in the freezer until they stop moving so when you salt them they don't bleed out ,salted them and then froze in small bags. Does anyone here have any other suggestions on how to persevere bloodworms.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 05:59:39 PM »

WOW, I wish we could hunt blood worms here.  The are excellent bait but use them live. Not sure on preserving them though.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2021, 07:04:40 PM »

They look like a miniature version of what we call blood worm.    Ours are 2 to3 ft long and thicker then your thumb.   They are becoming extinct here.

I very seldom use bait and cant remember how we preserved them.   I know you cut one end and force out the sand and insides and if I remember correctly then wrap it in newspaper or "clingwrap" plastic and freeze.   They have a reputation of being the best bait for a fairly wide variety of fish.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 04:12:17 PM »

my brother pays nearly a dollar each for these.  he uses them to fish for perch off the local beaches along the central and northern california coastline.  these make absolutely the best bait!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2021, 07:33:50 PM »

Here is not legal to sell most types of bait but it happens for sure.   Permits are issued for collection for own use and only 10 per day.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 12:21:47 AM »

Here in Namibia, we are not allowed to use any worms for sea fishing, just too effective. That's not to say that a few don't use them, but usually used fresh and live.

For preservation, you might search worm preservation on UK sea angling sites, they use a lot of preserved black lugworm in the winter. Think it involves gutting and freezing.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 07:15:27 AM »

Here in Namibia, we are not allowed to use any worms for sea fishing, just too effective. That's not to say that a few don't use them, but usually used fresh and live.

For preservation, you might search worm preservation on UK sea angling sites, they use a lot of preserved black lugworm in the winter. Think it involves gutting and freezing.
I have sometimes been tempted, seeing the locals don't seem to care, but after warnings from my brother, refrained.    I would not usually do things against the regulations, but very frustrating when locals are catching Galjoen shot for shot and me not even feeling one on mussel and Redbait.🚔

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 09:00:31 AM »

Here in south Australia we have a bloodworm run in July and August three days after the new moon when they go out to sea to breed, you go out in the boat with a spotlight and a dabnet and scoop them up. We are not aloud to sell them unless you have a professional fishing licence.

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 04:15:37 PM »

I remember as a kid paying .25 cents a dz. for Blood Worms at the local fishing station. They are about $1 each now. In Spring I would dig my own Blood Worms in the shallows of Jamaica Bay. You can't do that anymore by Law.

I remember when the Pro Worm Diggers came to a Sand Bar & cleaned it out of Worms in 2 days.

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