fishing with nightcrawlers help

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garvin
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fishing with nightcrawlers help

Post by garvin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:06 pm

hey guys,

im a newbie asking newbie questions.. so sorry in advance >/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> how does someone fish with nightcrawlers? it seems like everytime i use them for bass it seems like its really good, or really bad at times, how do you guys use them to fish for bass? sometimes i see a fish and it just passes by my nightcrawler and ignores it and never comes back, what should i do, any helpful tips? thanks all!

ukey28
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fishing with nightcrawlers help

Post by ukey28 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:02 pm

Sounds like a troll but I'll bite. Hook them through the nose or collar on a carolina rig. If the bass pass them by, try the same things as you would if you were lure fishing, Lighter line, smaller hook, etc. Sometimes you need to replace the nightcrawler after it gets washed out or drowns. Bass won't usually hit them if a panfish has taken a bite out of them, Hope that helps.
Frank : Bassin' USA Prostaff : New York

johnnie crain outdoors
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fishing with nightcrawlers help

Post by johnnie crain outdoors » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:59 am

Good advice from Ukey, I'll only add, try using them on ultra lite tackle-small fine wire hook no sinker, allow to sink slowly and retrieve slowly, hook the worm only through the head -do not thread it on like for catfish. Keep the worm off bottom, they are easily over-looked lying on the bootom. Good luck. Johnnie Crain
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garvin
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fishing with nightcrawlers help

Post by garvin » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:07 pm

thanks guys for all your input and help >/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" />

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