night crawler

noun

Definition of night crawler 

: earthworm especially : a large earthworm found on the soil surface at night and used for fish bait

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Try near shallow, main lake points using crank baits, rattle traps, night crawlers on a bottom bouncer, and Flicker Shad crank baits in 10 feet or less. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 For that reason alone, Zenna with its affordable, small plates menu should be able to pay the rent by feeding the area night crawlers after last call at the local bars. Courtney Dabney, star-telegram, "Fort Worth’s first Zenna knows its Thai and Japanese niche | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 A few of the other standout classes include a vet camp, which allows 10- and 11-year-olds to use medical tools such as microscopes and dissection equipment, and the night crawlers camp, which is an overnight zoo camp. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo brings back dinosaur summer camps to celebrate returning Jurassic exhibit," 26 Mar. 2018 Drifting night crawlers has been good in main channel, along with sculpin/ginger marabou jigs. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star Tyler Mahoney,, kansascity, "Fishing report: Things have been slow because of weather | The Kansas City Star," 11 Apr. 2018 Drifting minnows or night crawlers from Fall to Short Creek and around Monkey Island has produced some nice rainbows. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 Use a two-hook rig, Power Nuggets (or mice trails) on one hook, night crawler on the other. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lake Chabot’s magic coronation of spring," 29 Mar. 2018 How: Retrieving crankbaits or trolling with bottom bouncers, jigs or wedding rings tipped with a dead minnow or night crawler. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "You know about perch, bass. But you also should try catching walleye, tiger trout. | Idaho Statesman," 19 Mar. 2018 But light pollution seems to disorient these tiny night crawlers, making them spend more time on land—and thus rendering them more vulnerable to threats. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "Watch Baby Sea Turtles Run on Treadmills—for Science," 22 Dec. 2017

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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night crawler

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night crawl·er | \ ˈnīt-ˌkrȯ-lər \

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