Nightcrawlers in the salt

Got a few perch to eat nightcrawlers from dug the backyard.
Didn't think they'd work but they stayed alive on the hook for some time and got bit.
Guess I'll never have to drop fifteen bucks on a dozen pile worms again.

Also the central SF bay still seems to be in winter mode.
Water is murky and cold and the smelt are still absent from the downtown piers, but a few perch are still around.