I spent a couple of hours splitting Cedar rounds this afternoon and came across these guys.
|Cedar Bark Beetle Larvae|
Not quite that many, but a bunch. They range from a 1/2 inch to about an inch. They are white, fat, and have a head like a Lamprey Eel. They literally grabbed my glove and held on.
|Lamprey Eel Mouth|
So, here is my question. Has anybody used anything like this for bait and for what type of fish? I suspect I could collect a couple dozen in an afternoon of wood splitting and I'd hate to see them go to waste. I'm thinking a trout would probably like them, maybe Crappie or some other panfish.
Anybody got any thoughts?
Yeah, why not, but then you are gonna eat them too. Looks kinda gross.ReplyDelete
Not in this lifetime.Delete
I bet they'd work. The real question, though, is how do they burn?ReplyDelete
Give it a try and tell us the result..ReplyDelete
You said they cling to your glove, do they try biting your hand if you handle them?ReplyDelete
Hey Atlas. Welcome to NCT. I stuck the nose up to the glove to see what they would do and they attached to the glove. I pretty certain, since they are a wood eating larvae, I'm not sticking my finger anywhere near the mouth.Delete
I say you cook up some fresh caught trout, saute a handful of those little suckers and teach them a lesson. Stick with a dry white wine.ReplyDelete
looks just like a wax worm and i know that the gills and trout love those.ReplyDelete