Have fished some online tournies with Donovan, that guy pulls out some monster channel cats in the summer as well. Great tips. I saw the worms were already out last night, time to start picking. I made up a small box to store them in and it just goes in the bottom of the fridge, I use the bedding you buy from any tackle store and it keeps them alive for months on end. If you do find some dead ones in there, usually around the top and they must be removed ASAP to prevent more of the worms from doing the same. I find using the headlamps that clip on your hat work well for keeping your hands free and if you can clip a container to your waste you can have a hay day picking those worms, have had some nights where I get up to 500 worms in a short time, tread lightly.
Another tip if you have a good area for leeches, take a tin coffee can seal the top really well after baiting it with chicken liver, take a good size round nail and poke as many holes in it as you can, the nail will make the tin pointy and prevent the leeches from getting back out, leave it overnight and check to see results at sun up. Bait gets expensive if you fish alot so any money saved will help out with buying more tackle and such, I find worms to be way over priced now adays with some guys charging up to $4-5 a dozen, the amount of worms I use in a summer it's just logical to spend a bit of time catching my own. Great thread DokDok keep the tips coming guys!