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- n. An earthworm of the species Lumbricus terrestris, known for its large size and nocturnal surfacings
- n. More generally, any arbitrarily large earthworm, especially those favored in angling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; an earthworm. It often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet, and is used as bait by anglers. The term is used mostly in the northern and western U. S.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
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I was fishing with a nightcrawler on a single hook with a two foot leader and a swivel connecting to my main line.
Out here in AZ, it's difficult to find good nightcrawler grounds.
Went on many a nightcrawler hunt when we were kids.
The night before a fishing trip we go out nightcrawler hunting.
Based on my experience, I can catch 3x as many largemouth on a nightcrawler than anything else.
Mike Stone was fishing for trout and walleye at Aurora Reservoir on July 26, when he dropped a floating jighead, tipped with a nightcrawler worm, into the water ... [and claimed the state-record for channel catfish].
Use a piece of nightcrawler on the hook, no weight, let it sink natural.
Oh sure John - I say I might be a purist but in reality I've been known to scissor off a nightcrawler segment and stick that puppy on the end of a wet fly - adds a gourmet touch, don't you think?
I had a tube of this paste that I put on the sinker, added with a nightcrawler worked amazing.
During times like this I use tiny little nubs of nightcrawler like you would for sunfish.