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I plan on stopping by one-stop on my way to the lake. My intention is to get crawlers and leeches for a week in bulk. Curious as to how much to buy for two people to fish for a week, and how much it will cost. I've never actually bought in bulk before. If anyone could share their thoughts, I would appreciate it. I hope to use a lot, but you never know. Just a ball-park estimate would be great.

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Philbert,

We can do crawlers in a flat or a ten dozen pack. Both of which can include artificial worm bedding if you would like. We can also do leeches by the pound in all sizes...medium, large, and Jumbo. As a reference point a pound of larges is roughly 8-11 dozen, and a pound of Jumbos is roughly 6-8 dozen leeches.

If you are planning on doing some serious fishing I would reccommend about two dozen of a bait, per person, per day. If you are just planning on hitting up the morning and evening bite, I would do about a dozen of a bait per person, per day. As always it is better to get a little more than you need, just in case. grin.gif

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I'll second TL's response there. Bait will be the least expensive part of your trip. When using crawlers if there hitting you'll go through your share. Leeches tend to be a bit more durable. I would still make an effort with a baittamer and some nice minnows, but thats just me. Seems you kick yourself if your not doing all that well, and haven't tried something. Get baittamers and sink them, and your minnows and leeches will do well. Keep those crawlers in a cooler or refrigerator. Nothing worse than melted crawlers! FYI don't melt the crawlers and then try to save a few in the refrigerator. Makes you very unpopular! Ha! Have a great trip and bring the digital camera!

RD

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TL: What is the cost for lb of larges, 10doz crawlers? Also, I have never bought a flat, how many crawlers is that? Tryng to budget my costs, and figure out what I'll be spending. Thanks a lot, and will you be working on the 14th?

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1 lb. large leeches are 21.00 + tax

10 dz. pack is 28.50 + tax

A flat of crawlers is 53.00 + tax and is about 42-44 dozen.

Unfortunately I will not be working on that saturday. I have some buddies coming up that I met down in school and will be out on the water somewhere in Canada.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!

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