Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Using Wild Black Walnuts to Get Fishing Worms

Isaac the falconer was down my way the weekend before last, and we went out digging on the dogs. The dogs found twice, but the soil was soft and the roots thick, and we never did account for quarry. While we were walking around, however, I showed him Osage Oranges on the ground and explained that the fruits developed their thick defensive pulp as a defense against Columbian Mammoth predation.

Isaac found a black walnut, and I showed him a few that were still encased in their shells, and told him about how you can use the walnut pulp to noodle earthworms out of the ground. Here's a video of that I found on Youtube for those that want to make their springtime fishing a little easier!


Seahorse said...

Wow, I never heard of this! I wonder if the walnut juice is instantly irritating? He did say it was toxic.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...