Live Bait


We have LIVE Bait Worms for Sale at the Rockledge Park store! Live Bait Worms are great for catching all types of fish on Grapevine Lake.

Worm Fishing Tips for all Anglers

  • Use Light Line  When using live worms as bait for fishing the lighter your fishing line is the more bites you will receive. This is especially true in cold clear water where your line is highly visible to the fish. Most anglers use fishing line that’s much too heave for the fish they are trying to catch so when fishing with worms use light fishing line.
  • Clean Your Hands  When fishing with worms (either live or synthetic) it is important that your hands are free of unnatural scents. Any scents that are present on your hands will transfer to your bait and cost you bites. The easiest way to accomplish this task is to wash your hands with odor neutralizing soap or simply rub your hands in a handful of grass before baiting your hook. Both of these solutions will help clean your hands of unnatural scents which may be present.
  • Casting – Cast out your live worm and carefully observe the float for any ripples up and down action or movement through the water. These are indicators of a fish biting or nibbling the worm.
  • Line Setup – To set up your fishing pole to fish with live worms on the bottom. Refrain from putting a float on the line. Attach two medium to large split shots on the line 15 to 25 inches from the hook and thread your live worm onto the hook.
  • Best Catching – Cast the split shot rig out to where fish like to frequent such as underwater structures like logs boulders and fallen trees. Hold your fishing pole or lean it against a “Y” shaped stick stuck into the ground. Feel for a tug on the line or watch the line and rod tip for movement.

Baiting live worms on a fishing hook

The Traditional Method
  • Step 1 Hook large earthworms by piercing in two places with a single hook. Grasp the hanging end of the worm and position the worm alongside the hook tracing the hook pattern to it’s point. Pierce the worm again where its body meets the point.​​
  • Step 2 Hook earthworms just once for a more natural appearance by impaling the worm along the side of one end. Leave the rest of the worm to move on it’s own.
  • Step 3 Cut a small worm into pieces and attach multiple parts when using small single hooks.
  • Step 4 ​Attach meal worms by threading from one end to the other on a single hook. Pierce at the tip and guide the hook through the length of the body until the point appears at the opposite end.
  • Step 5 Hook small worms by using multiple worms pierced by a single hook along the center of the body and stacked closely together. ​
Baiting live worms on a fishing hook


Not sure what to fish for?

Here’s a list of the commonly caught fish from Rockledge Park.