Saturday, March 15, 2008

Catalpa Worms Catfish Bait

"The catalpa worm is the caterpillar of the catalpa sphinx moth. In spring, the female moth lays thousands of eggs on catalpa trees leaves. Within a few days, each egg hatches into a caterpillar with a whale of an appetite for catalpa leaves. The larvae grow fast and are soon one to three inches long and as big around as a pencil.
"Slapping the leaves with a long cane pole produces a shower of falling worms. Once they're grounded, they're picked up and placed in a container with a few catalpa leaves. Catfish fans like catalpa worms because they're tough and difficult for a fish to pull off a hook. One worm may catch several catfish. Once you've pinpointed a catalpa tree, you can gather lots of worms quickly and inexpensively, another favorable characteristic." Fishing Tips Forum

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