Step 1: The nightcrawlers will be crawling on the streets and sidewalks. They do this to escape drowning in their burrows and to find a mate.
Step 2: We like to use forceps with a bent tip to pickup the nightcrawlers from the street. The bent tip makes picking the worms up much easier.
Step 3: Do not squeeze the worm too tightly or you will cause damage.
Step 4: We place the nightcrawlers in a small plastic bucket. In a short period of time many worms can be captured. It is also good exercise.