If you like to fresh water fish you have got to learn how to grunt for worms. It works! Some people like gruntin so much they make a living at it. They spend all year gruntin for worms in the Apalachicola National Forest among snakes, mosquitoes and gnats. The forest is very lovely and holds a lot of wildlife including the black bear.
Sopchoppy is a small town on the edge of the Apalachicola National Forest not too far from the coast. It is named after the Sopchoppy River which is an Indian name. The town of Sopchoppy has its “Worm Gruntin Festival” every second Saturday in April. My husband and I had a booth there selling my my Dad’s jewelry boxes ( www.OneOfAKindByDon.com ) and my jewelry along with my husbands wood work. To see our crafts go to http://www.davidandlindabateman.com/ .
You only need two tools. A stake to drive into the forest floor and your flat metal bar to make your “gruntin” sound. And don’t forget your bucket for your worms.