|Written by Thomas Conroy|
Introduction: Nothing can ruin a day of fishing like finding that the worms you have obtained for bait have died prematurely, but with a small amount of care you can assure that you can keep worms alive when fishing or camping until they have served their purpose. The two main factors why fishing worms die are due to either a lack of oxygen or excessive heat, and if you can take measures to avoid these two killers you can keep your fishing worms alive and at their wiggling best until needed.
Step 1: The first step to keep your worms alive when fishing or camping however is to make certain that they are in good physical condition before you purchase them - if they look bad in the bait shop or store they have no chance of living more than a few hours after you buy them.
Step 2: To keep worms alive when fishing or camping you will need to remove them from the container that they were purchased in and place them into a more suitable container with more room to move. The idea is that the more active the worms become the more oxygen they will receive, and they will keep much better. You can aid this process by making certain that the container you have placed them into has a large amount of air holes punched into the lid, and by occasionally stirring the worms in the container to make them more active.