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Offline badger132

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Looking for a worm carrier
« on: Jan 24, 2021, 04:24 PM »
The styrofoam containers worms come in are OK- insulated, light, small, but they have a couple of problems:

They pop open and fill your gear with dirt and worms.

They get mashed and broken easily.

You can't get the worms out of the bottom without losing half your dirt.

Has anyone bought or made a better solution?

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2021, 05:34 PM »
Bait Puck II from Strike master, I use one for open water. They're insulated, lid screws on and can hold a couple dozen. I replace the the dirt with worm bedding. They last a long time this way, just rotate bedding out every couple of weeks.

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2021, 05:44 PM »
Bait Puck II from Strike master, I use one for open water. They're insulated, lid screws on and can hold a couple dozen. I replace the the dirt with worm bedding. They last a long time this way, just rotate bedding out every couple of weeks.
x2 for that in the winter. I keep the bottom empty, keeps them from freezing if you leave the puck on the ice.

In the summer, I've just used one of these for years with some small holes drilled in the lid. I've been using the same one for 4 or 5 years now. They aren't insulated, though, so you do need to keep them cool. I put mine in a little insulated drink bag with an ice pack in the bottom, and they are good all day, even on 80-90 days.

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2021, 05:59 PM »
I keep worms in the summer in a small cooler filled with moss.  Dirt makes too much of a mess in the boat.  Every once in awhile I'll take the moss out and wash it in a bucket of water and squeeze the excess water out and put it back in the cooler.  Then I replace the worms.  In the winter, I use old pill bottles for my waxies and spikes.  I use to use a puck but found the pill bottles fit better in my pocket.  And, the wife lets me keep em in the fridge!  That folks is a biggie.

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2021, 06:28 PM »
I keep worms in the summer in a small cooler filled with moss.  Dirt makes too much of a mess in the boat.  Every once in awhile I'll take the moss out and wash it in a bucket of water and squeeze the excess water out and put it back in the cooler.  Then I replace the worms.  In the winter, I use old pill bottles for my waxies and spikes.  I use to use a puck but found the pill bottles fit better in my pocket.  And, the wife lets me keep em in the fridge!  That folks is a biggie.

Exactly. Sphagnum moss. I used to raise 'em. They eat the stuff and stay lively and "springy", don't get that apathetic "watered down" state. I learned that from a bass tourney guy many moons ago. He also owned a floral shop and provided me with all the moss I wanted, in return for all the worms he wanted. I'd sink a couple styro beer coolers in the ground in a shady place, and toss the top on. Bring it in the garage in the winter, then back outside in the Spring.
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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #5 on: Jan 24, 2021, 06:34 PM »
I never keep a ton, maybe 3 dozen. My yard is a crawler magnet, so I can go pick as many as I want at night basically anytime it rains.

I have a sneaking suspicion the ridiculous abundance of crawlers in the yard might have something to do with my septic tank being one of those 100 year old brick cistern types  ::)

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2021, 08:57 AM »
Frabill dual compartment crawler can. It's larger than the other options but well insulated. I really like it in the summer because I can fill one side with water and put it in the freezer. That frozen block of ice will keep things cool for days. In the winter you can carry twice as much bait. Or worms on one side and waxies on the other. However works for you.

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #7 on: Jan 27, 2021, 10:38 AM »
Frabill dual compartment crawler can. It's larger than the other options but well insulated. I really like it in the summer because I can fill one side with water and put it in the freezer. That frozen block of ice will keep things cool for days. In the winter you can carry twice as much bait. Or worms on one side and waxies on the other. However works for you.
I can see where what your talking about would work great in the summer, with freezing one side with ice.  I just pulled it up but could only see the outside of the bucket.  I would like to see what the inside looks like.  Any way you can post a pick? 

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #8 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:02 PM »
I can see where what your talking about would work great in the summer, with freezing one side with ice.  I just pulled it up but could only see the outside of the bucket.  I would like to see what the inside looks like.  Any way you can post a pick?

Use an insulated coolie lunch bag with the ice pack in top or side.....they also have removeable plastic liner. This is mine and works great. Room for my sandwich and a pop, too.  ;D



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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #9 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:08 PM »
What do you keep your worms and moss in?

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #10 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:12 PM »
Read reply #4. Grab a handful and they go in this one.
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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #11 on: Jan 27, 2021, 11:04 PM »
Do you just throw the moss into the lunch cooler loosly and then the worms, right along with your sandwich?  Or do you put the moss and worms in something before you put it into the soft cooler?  If so what do you use?

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #12 on: Jan 28, 2021, 08:42 AM »
You're makin' this way too hard......! Throw the worms and a pile of moss in bottom of coolie; it has hard plastic removable liner. All compartments are waterproof vinyl. Sandwich goes in seperate top compartment, and my freeze pack goes on side or in top compartment. Three seperate compartments. The coolies are not very big; perfect size. When you're done fishing, dump the moss and worms back in the big cooler.


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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #13 on: Jan 28, 2021, 09:56 AM »
Thnx, didn't see that there were 3 different compartments.

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Re: Looking for a worm carrier
« Reply #14 on: Jan 28, 2021, 10:12 AM »
No prob. It's a handly little devil!  ;D
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