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    Default Catching nightcrawlers using electricity

    HI,

    Moderators, if you think this is dangerous, feel free to delete this. I remember reading this technique in a fishing magazine a few years ago. What your doing is putting 120 volts into the ground and forcing the worms out of the ground. I did it yesterday and got about 50 nightcrawlerers in 1/2 and hour.

    Grab a piece of wire coat hanger and cut it to a length of about 15". Stick in straight down into the ground so that an inch or two sticks out of the ground. NOw you need to connect 120volts to the piece of wire. Easiest way is to use and extention cord. On the extension there are two slots to plug into. The smaller slot is the HOT side. Push the small slot onto the wire in thte ground. NOW plug in the extension cord and in about a minnute, worms will start comming up after the ground. After you see enough worms, UNPLUG the extension cord, and gather them up.

    If it's unclear or you want more info, let me know.
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    You know I`m gonna have to try this.Thanks neighbor.
    Gaff in the head doesen`t mean your in the boat!

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    doesn't sound like the safest technique, but you got my attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyguy
    doesn't sound like the safest technique, but you got my attention!
    I especially like the addition of water to the outlet for effect!

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    We used to pump spray bleach water onto the lawn at dusk. Not strong but just a hint of bleach in the water.
    Wait about 2 or three hours and come out with a flashlight and scoop them up.
    And I didn't get shocked once.
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    Looks good but me and electric dont mix....LOL LOL

    Be safe and good luck
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    Say What!!

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    We use to throw a couple buckets of soapy water on the ground around 10 ish and go out at 11 and pluck away

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    been ther done that

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    i heard of that before and thought about trying it but never did...maybe i will....i never had much trouble walking around slow with a flashlight though

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    Had to give it a try,tripped the GFI every attempt.
    Gaff in the head doesen`t mean your in the boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelQuick
    Had to give it a try,tripped the GFI every attempt.
    The gfi will trip every time, need to use a non-gfi outlet. I did this 30 yrs ago as a kid. We used a heavy metal stake w/ a y at the top, like those used for holding a rod on the edge of a river for fishing. You will feel the elec. through the ground and in your hands. Worked best after a rain. Knowing what I know now about elec. you couldn't get me to do that again.I'm thinking the 911 call would be something like : my son or husband was outside picking worms and collapsed, paper reads man found dead w/ worm in hand. A safer way is to go out after a rain and w/ a flashlight w/ red lens at night and pick them up from the yards. We'd get a few of us together and in no time had more than enough to use the following days.
    Another option is to order them through the mail, I've done this w/ worms and meal worms and got a lg amt of them for months of fishing. Split the order among friends, the cost is not great.
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    Did this years ago and found the worms died quicker than normal.

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    Notify your next of kin.
    Make sure your insurance is paid up.....

    The was a product similar to this that was sold like this and it was taken off the market do to electrical shock hazzard....take heed.

    use the diluted bleach method works fine ....and it cleans the worms.

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    years ago they made a elec tool for that but at least it was with a 12volt battery and 2 horseshoe like stakes that you drove into the ground..

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