||If shipping Live and frozen fishing bait to an address in the RED and BLUE ZONES FedEx Ground for commercial addresses and FedEx Home delivery for residential can be selected and will ship in one to two business day. The rest of the country or residential deliveries to other areas will need to select FedEx 2 Day Air at a minimum.
We will only ship bait inside the continental United States of America. You must have Live or Frozen bait sent to a destination where there will be someone to receive the package, we will not be responsible if you are not present at the time of delivery.Here you will find all the bait you need for your fishing trip. Live bait, Frozen bait for shipment (Catawba Gold, Wax Worms, Meal Worms, Spikes & Shad Guts)We have an accessible drive for vehicles with trailers.
2013 Live fishing bait prices and availability at The Bait Barn.
IN-Store Live Bait Prices
- Crappie Minnows $.99 a Dozen (All Year)
- Bass Minnows $1.25 a dozen (All Year)
- Golden Grub, Meal Worms, (Beemoth)Wax Worms and Super worms
$1.50 - 25ct.
$2.50 - 50ct.
$10.00 - 250ct. (All Year)
- Golden Shiners $5.00 a Dozen (All Year)
- Goldfish for fishing 1.00 Each ---- $8.50 - Dozen (All Year)
- Crickets 25 - $1.00 50 - $1.90 100 - $3.85 (All Year)
- Red Wigglers $3.50 - 35 Ct (All Year)
- Cinderella Chicken $3.50 a 8oz Tub
- Chicken Liver in Brine $2.80 (All Year)
- Chicken Liver in Brine with Vanilla $2.85 (All Year)
- Leeches $2.00 Dozen (Seasonal In-Stock)
- Nightcrawlers $2.50 Dozen $4.75 - 24 ct. (All Year)
- Neon Green Nightcrawlers $3.25 - 12ct. (All Year)
- Shad Guts $4.99 8oz tub $9.99 16 oz jar (Seasonal Out of stock)
- Butter Worms (Price varies - Imported from South America (Chile) - Out of Stock)
- Shrimp $3.50 8oz Tub (All Year)
- Catawba Gold Bait Catalpa worms (Frozen) $6.50 Dozen (All Year)
- Skip Jack for $7.99 Seasonal (In Stock)
- Crawfish 6 for $4.50 Seasonal (out of Stock
- Tadpoles or Snails $1.69 Each (In stock)
- Koi $10.00 3 inch (In Stock)
- Shubunkins $3.00 3 inch (In Stock)
Guidelines for shipping Live and Frozen Bait!
There are special considerations when ordering Catalpa Worms/Live or frozen Bait that must be followed to ensure the freshness of the fishing bait. Our only wish is to provide you with the quality fishing bait you have come to expect from your own local Mom and Pop bait shops!
1. Someone must be present to receive the order from the delivery driver. This is done by signing for the delivery and can be confirmed by the shipping carrier through our shipping account. The shipping company will leave the container with or without a signature. If the container is left outside in high temperatures this will reduce it's ability to keep bait cool and no replacement or refund will be issued.
2. If a problem with your order has occurred, notify us immediately @ 317-545-BAIT (2248) and a picture must be submitted to our email within an hour of the arrival time to validate the authenticity of your claim. email@example.com
3. When shipping Catalpa Worms or Frozen Bait the freeze packs will thaw in transit, this is a normal situation especially during hot summer months. REMOVE THE BAIT from the shipping container and place directly into a freezer for several hours before handling the bait any further.
4. When shipping live worms they may become weak, this is corrected by adding a few drops of water (Spring or Well water...NOT city or tap water) to the container and placing the worms into the refrigerator immediately for several hours. Please do not drown the worms before fishing with them! Some varieties of Red Worms do not require refrigeration and that will be noted in the product description of the website that they only require some moisture to rehydrate.
How to fish with Catalpa Worms!
We don't just sell them, we use them ourselves and know that they work!
1. Take out only as many as you intend to fish with for the day and keep them stored in a cooler with ice to retain their flavor. They will turn brown over time and can be refrozen and used again for another day.
2. Tear the worm in half and using one end at a time, push the head or rear through itself rolling the skin inside out so that the juices are on the outside. This is done with a small stick, match or toothpick. (It's the taste of the worm that the catfish crave, not the color!)
3. Remove the stick, match or toothpick and insert your desired hook until the point of the hook punctures through the end. Recommended hook sizes are Size 1, 1/0, 2/0 or Larger.
4. Fish as close to the bottom of the lake, pond or river as possible for the best result.
People have been known to catch two channel catfish with only half a worm!