I’ll be working on this page soon! Until I compile the information you might like to see a few videos of fish eating BSF grubs in my pond.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow3eNSGMFko[/youtube]

[youtube width=”425″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPFMmQjV33w[/youtube]

Here are a few fish I’ve caught using BSF grubs:

BSF as bait - bullhead cat BSF as bait - warmouth

The bullhead weighed 1.5 pounds and was a surprise because I didn’t stock them in my pond. The other fish is a warmouth which I did stock and it was about 6 inches long. Update; since catching the bullhead above I’ve also caught a 1 pound, 15 ounce bullhead. (I could have just said 2 pounds :) )

July, 2010 – I recently caught a channel catfish that I stocked in one of our ponds using a BSF larva as bait. I didn’t weigh it but by comparing to several fish I have weighed I estimate it was about 2.5 pounds and around 15 inches long. I rarely feed his particular pond with BSF.

Update: Since we now have a discussion forum we will be disabling comments here on the blog. Anyone can read the forum, but to join in on the conversation you will need to register. This is an easy and painless process, and it’s necessary to keep spammers from, well, spamming up the place. :)

The forum can be accessed here (forum) and you will see a link for registration in the upper left corner of the forum. The legal language on the registration form is very basic and is what came with the forum software. In short, we won’t share your information, and please don’t be vulgar or break the law. 😉

10 thoughts on “BSF as fish bait

  • March 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    These videos take me back to my fishing days in my youth, they are incredibly relaxing! I find fish mesmerising, could feed them all day and be perfectly content!

  • June 4, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Can u feed lava to dogs

    • June 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

      Hi Kat,

      I’m fairly sure you can. I know of one person who fed them to her cats by mixing them into canned food. This idea will probably repulse some people who are accustomed to thinking about their pets as people, but insects are very nutritious and are included in the diets of a wide range of animals. In fact, most people on this planet eat insects including larvae.

  • February 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    hi Jerry, i was wondering if it was worth trying to use BSF to catch freshwater trout or redfin? i’m from Australia and iv’e had a heap of them pop up in my compost bin. any help would be awesome. thanks.

  • January 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Hi there I got these Margot’s in my worm farm going to try them on Barra up in the
    N.T cheers june

  • January 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Hi June. We’ve set up a BSF Locator map (link) displaying the locations of confirmed BSF sightings/wild populations. If you’d like to contribute there’s a ‘Report BSF sighting’ link in the upper left corner of the map or you can use this link. Only locations which are submitted with adequate documentation will be used.

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