We are a fish bait company located in the Piedmont of North Carolina (US). We specialize in the wholesale production of Catalpa/Catawba Worms, used for fish bait. We have been in business for over 10 years, harvest over 50,000 Catawba worms per year, and have consistently produced Catawba worms on our farm for over 20 years.
For retail information, please visit our dealer information page, or for more information about our products ask your nearest Bait and Tackle store.
Catawba Gold Bait, LLC is a proud member of Goodness Grows in North Carolina.
For more information about our products, please visit our links above.
What are Catawba/Catalpa Worms?
Catawba worms are actually not worms at all, they are the larvae of a Moth that only eats the leaves of a "Catalpa/Catawba" tree. They are seasonal, attract many predators that like to eat them (besides fish). Making them hard to find, and a consistent supply of Catawba worms almost impossible to come by. Lots of the "old timers" search far and wide to find this legendary fish bait, as it is some of the best around for catfish and panfish.
How do I Fish with Them?
Well it depends who you ask.... Some people prefer to turn them inside-out so that the scent gets "in the water" quicker, whereas others just cut them in 1/2, or 1/4 and fish with them. They are not like a typical worm, as their skin is "tough" almost like leather. We have had people tell us that they have caught 10 fish on a half of worm and never had to re-bait. When using our Patent frozen Catawba worms, make sure to thaw them the day you plan on fishing.
For more information about how great they are to fish with, and how to fish with Catalpa/Catawba worms please visit some of the links below.