Okay, who am I kidding?! I'm old fashion.
Here is my checklist of items I need to go fishing:
1) Fishing pole-closed reel since I'm not smart enough to use anything else. (I do just fine even with the kid's Barbie pole; I secretly like it better than my new pole)
2) Bobber-I like the plain red/white kind and in the medium size...not too big and not too small
3) Cold Drink
4) Sun Glasses
5) Towel...maybe used to sit on and maybe wipe hand on.
6) Pliers...if I can find them
7) ..........AND WORMS! Plain ol' good worms. Real ones! Not smelly fake ones...not a lure, not anything else...just a plain fishing worms.
One downfall of being a worm/bobber kind of fisherman, your bait doesn't wait for you in the tackle box. So we thought it might be fun to start a worm bed.
After some "research" on the internet and using what we had on hand, we decided to wing it! List of criteria: Low maintenance, easy setup, self producing and out of the way
So we started with a blue plastic 55 gallon drum flipped upside down. Cut a square in it to create a door for the worms. Drilled holes in the lid to let rain in. Added a handle for ease of opening. And added metal straps inside to have a lip for the lid to sit on.
Then it was time to set the worm house in the ground. We named our worm house, "Wigglyville" We do everything with tractors but this heavy machinery isn't an essential tool to build your worm house.
Add veggie peels and scraps...pretty much everything except meat (otherwise you'll have a critter problem).
Three months later we noticed babies and I think it was 6 months later we could start using them.
Whether you catch the big ones (Grandpa Randy's) or little ones (like mine) hope you can enjoy your fishing with your home grown worms!