A few simple ways to get bloodworms in the summer.
Most fishermen are well aware that bloodworms are universal and desirable for almost all types of fish. Indeed, predatory fish also bite perch fish, perch and roach, crucian carp, gudgeon and many other types of fish.
In general, bloodworms are widely used by fishermen in the winter, when fishermen approach the choice of bait very carefully and seriously. So, in winter, the bait should be attractive to the fish, tender, well enough to be stored. The bloodworm answers all these qualities quite well, and even if you hit a completely unfamiliar reservoir in the winter, then choosing a bloodworm as a bait, you will not be mistaken. But what if you want to go fishing for bloodworms in the summer? The answer is simple and naive: take it and go fishing. In summer, bloodworms can be caught even with greater success than in winter, as fish are more active, and bloodworms are a treat for it. But, there is one small snag, but where can I get bloodworms? So I'll try to talk about where to get bloodworms in the summer and stay with the catch.
Buy or get
1. If you live in a city, the task is greatly simplified. Without further ado, the easiest action for the extraction of bloodworms in the summer will be to buy it either at a fishing store or at a market in the aquarium or fishing sector. Why is it easier? The thing is that in the summer it is not so easy to get bloodworms, but in addition, it still needs to be somehow saved, sorted and given a presentation. Therefore, spending "ridiculous" money for boxes of bloodworms, you will save a lot of time and effort by enjoying fishing.
2. If it is not possible to buy bloodworms, but you really want to catch it, you will have to get it yourself. There are also several ways here, which I will briefly talk about.
Where and how to get bloodworms
Using a bucket
For production, we need a bucket (colander), which must be firmly tied to a pole from 2 meters. Then, lower this pole in some swamp or lake to the bottom, scrape off silt, carefully lift it all to the surface of the water and gently wash the raised mass in a sieve. After some time, at the bottom of the grid, it will be possible to notice an accumulation of bottom inhabitants, including bloodworms. Advice, if you decide to do this, treat the skin from mosquitoes, as this event may take more than one hour.
Bucket and net
The following method is not much different from the first. You scoop up silt from a jetty or bridge (or you can go into the water yourself) with a ten-liter bucket, and dump it on the shore onto a prepared propylene or metal fine net, substituting a basin from the bottom. Washing mud, the bloodworm will remain on the grid.
Industrial method for the extraction of bloodworms
Another “industrial” way of mining. You need to take a regular rag bag (from under the potatoes, for example), put foam rubber on it, old washcloths, etc., add pieces of fish, offal, put a brick in it, and throw it all at 24-72 hours to the lake, to a depth of 1.5-2 meters. When you get the bag, the bloodworm will be in foam rubber. By the way, you can throw a bag without foam, both methods work. You just have to wait until it comes out, collect it and sort it. In words, everything is quick and easy; in practice, all this is not so romantic.
As you know, bloodworms are quite tender, and if stored improperly, they quickly die. About how to save bloodworms in the next review. That's all for now, good luck.