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Here’s Why Nightcrawlers Are in Short Supply Right Now

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Here’s Why Nightcrawlers Are in Short Supply Right Now

Have you had trouble finding nightcrawlers this year?

Canada’s long winter and dry spring kept night crawlers deep underground and delayed picking.

When most people think of freshwater fishing bait, night crawlers are the first thing to come to mind. The long, fat worms are sold at just about every bait shop in the country.

But this summer, the bait market is experiencing a nightcrawler shortage. The long, cold winter and dry month of May have kept the night crawlers deep in the ground, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The bulk of night crawlers that are sold in the US are harvested in Canada. Every summer, bait hunters pick millions of night crawlers in Canadian soil and ship them south to the US market.

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