Grunting for worms

Want to catch some earthworms? Pretend you're a mole. For experienced worm hunters, the technique works like magic.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 28, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<a href=#video>VIEW VIDEO</a> | Gary and Audrey Revell demonstrate worm grunting to collect bait in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida's panhandle. A second segment shows a preliminary test for earthworm responses to a burrowing mole. The contain

 

VIEW VIDEO | Gary and Audrey Revell demonstrate worm grunting to collect bait in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida's panhandle. A second segment shows a preliminary test for earthworm responses to a burrowing mole. The contain

 

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Earthworms make great fishing bait, but they can be tough to collect. Simply digging in the dirt is a dirty and inefficient way to gather worms.

 

Instead, worm collectors in the southeastern United States have found a much...

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