Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jacking Worms

I am quite sure "jacking worms" is a Maine saying. I have been previously asked what it was so I googled it and didn't come up with one thing. Hmmm, maybe this post will clarify it ;)

Every Spring Maine Man and the kids go out on rainy nights
about 1/2 hour after dark armed with flash lights in search of night crawlers.

They are very fast! Flower Girl had a hard time getting them last year but this Spring she is the master worm gatherer.

Country Boy has had this skill mastered for a while now.


I however just take the pics in the dark & pouring rain. It was challenging to get clear photos without the above white haze.
Guess what they have for sale......Dozen Crawlers for $2.00 plus we have a endless supply for our fishing needs.

10 comments:

Prairie Mother said...

Ha ha!! Awesome how they are going at it. Jacking worms...that's a new phrase I'll have to figure out how to slip into conversations!

Krista said...

Doesn't everyone know about jacking worms? hehehehe ;-)

Country Girl said...

THEY ARE DOING GOOD PM. THEY HAVE OVER 20 DOZ FOR SALE AND JUST GOT A BUNCH MORE THE LAST COUPLE NIGHTS.
KRISTA, I KNOW...C'MON. YOU MIGHT BE A MAINER IF....

I GOOGLED "JACKING WORMS" AND GUESS WHAT COMES UP AS THE FIRST LISTING, THIS POST. LOL!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

I have never heard of jacking worms...interesting.

fullfreezer said...

I've caught night crawlers before but haven't heard of Jacking worms. Hmm... something new.
Judy

Don said...

Those crawlers are huge! Your kids are in heaven. How often do kids hear an adult tell them to get out your flashlight cuz we're going out in the rain to catch stuff so we can make money.

Your photos are really nice.

Karen Sue said...

My brother was a great nightcrawler catcher!

June said...

I want them for my garden! Now I'll never be able to get my kids out of the rain...PERFECT! Worm-jacking!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm watching Anthony Bourdain and he's eating his way through Maine so I thought of you.

Mr Quimby said...

I just had to post a quick hello! I grew up in Maine and was just seeing what came up on google for "jacking worms" and found this thread. I live in Utah now but will never forget my Maine roots and just finished jacking 3 dozen crawlers for fishing in the morning!! But nothing compares to fishing back home, I'm just glad I decided to pick it up again for the first time in 15 years.