Post by Metal Angler on Apr 29, 2005 11:23:44 GMT -5
Never by bait again
Recipe for growing maggots for panfishing
To breed your own clean maggots Put ½ pint of well-curdled milk into a large basin, mix in about ½ lb. of boiled potatoes (mashed and cold). Place the basin outdoors until fly-blown. As the maggots grow, remove and place them in small tins containing bran - don't have the bran too deep. As the maggots grow in the tins (in a cupboard or sometimes buries), add small quantities of fresh bran now and then. The bran hardens the maggot skins and the eaten bran purges the digestive system, thereby whitening the maggots. Some accomplished anglers even go so far as to stain the live maggots pink and other seductive colours.
Its ok to keep a fish or two if you really need it if not C&R!