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We ship by size of worm,which are large. On the average is 350 worms to a pound. The reason why we don’t ship by thousands or use this term is because it can be confusing. To explain, a thousand grains of sand is one thing, or a pound of sand is a something else. Shipping large worms which are like a chicken ready to lay eggs and stress less. Our Worm Farm Started in 1965..    $50.00 per pound plus frt

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Eisenia foetida, or”European Night crawlers.”are non native worms,This is why we

with any non-native species, it is important not to allow them to reach the wild. Their voracious appetites and reproductive rates (especially among the red wigglers) have been known to upset the delicate balance of the hardwood forests by consuming the leaf litter too quickly. This event leaves too little leaf letter to slowly incubate the hard shelled nuts and leads to excessive erosion as well as negatively affecting the pH of the soil. So, do your best to keep them confined!

Note We sell a Florida Red Worm that is native to Florida.

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Note We sell a Florida Red Worm that is native to Florida.
WE DO NOT SELL

Eisenia foetida

Eisenia fetida, known under various common names, including redworms, brandling worms, tiger worms and red wiggler worms, are a species of earthworm adapted to decaying organic material. They thrive in rotting vegetation, compost, and manure; they are epigeal. They are rarely found in soil, instead like Lumbricus rubellus they prefer conditions where other worms cannot survive. They are used for vermicomposting. They are native to Europe, but have been introduced (both intentionally and unintentionally) to every other continent except Antarctica, occasionally threatening native species.

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artist, Living the Life of using objects for many uses. Follow the
travels of life.

Artist Born for this time, Lived on a landfill as a child. Reuse Became

the way of life. To read the story from the inception of the Name Hong
Kong Willie. Famed, by the humble statements from the Key West Citizen,

viable art from reuse has found its time. To Live a life in the art
world and be so blessed to make a social impact. Artists are to give
back, talent is to tell a story, to make change. Reuse is a life
experience.

Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery In Tampa, a reuse Art Gallery. Artist
Kim, Derek, and Joseph. reuse artist that have lived the life and are
meant for the green movement in the world. A gallery that was born for

this time. Artist living a freegan life,art that makes a social
statement of reuse. Media that has a profound effect in making the word

green truly a movement of reuse in the world today and the future.

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JEFF STIDHAM

TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

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North Tampa- The night light shines like a beacon on the bait shop’s
buzzer, beckoning to early morning and nocturnal fishermen.

At Hongkongwillies the workday doesn’t end. The rustic store sits off
the Fletcher Avenue ramp to 75.We ship by size of worm,which are large. On the average is 350 worms to a pound. The reason why we don’t ship by thousands or use this term is because it can be confusing. To explain, a thousand grains of sand is one thing, or a pound of sand is a something else. Shipping large worms which are like a chicken ready to lay eggs and stress less. Our Worm Farm Started in 1965.. A windowless blue
mobile home and worm bed are it’s companions on a one-acre slice of
land.

The buildings are a sharp contrast to their new neighbors, Hidden
River Corporate Park rising out of the woods on the north and growing
Tampa Telecom Park on the west.

Owners Joe and Kim Brown work about 20 hours a day, occasionally
resting in “the cave”, the mobile home they live in behind the store.

The couple’s shop is well stocked with shiners and worms.

“What we try to do here is carry the best of baits,” Joe Brown said.

He’s got night crawlers from Canada, salamanders from North Dakota
and wigglers from his own worm bed behind the store. A refrigerated tank

is home to cured shiners and minnows sedated by the cold.

“Wild shiners in a non-refrigerated tank would be going crazy,” Brown
said as he peered into a tank of fish separated by size. “They’d be
jumping around trying to commit suicide. With the cold water they’re

pretty sedate, but you let the water (temperature) rise, a shiner would
be like a race horse.”

Larger shiners are selling for $24 a dozen a dozen today because the

fish are dispersed and spawning, so they’re are difficult to catch.

Normally, large shiners cost around a $1.50 each, Brown said.

Good bait, proximity to the Hillsborough River and convenient hours
lure in fishermen.

“It’s all the time,” Brown said. Catfish lovers are out early to snag

popular fishing spots, and during snook season there’s a real run for
shiners, he said.

It’s not uncommon for someone to ring the bell at 3 a.m.

“I stick my head out of the door real fast and tell them I’ll be
there. It takes a lot for someone to ring a bell that time of the day,”
Brown said.

The Browns opened their shop about two years ago with a top notch but
small stock of bait and tackle. Born anglers, they knew it was hard to
get bait late at night or early in the morning, so they decided to stay
open 24 hours.

Now they think their hard work is paying off. The shop has gradually
grown to include all kinds of lures and bobbers, rods and reels.
Hillsborough River fishermen know they’re there. And others find out
every day, Brown said.

“I’ve seen this place a bunch of times, off the interstate, but this
is the first time I’ve been here,” customer Michael Walker said one
afternoon. “We got a pretty good (fishing) hole near here, so this will
suit us just fine.”

Walker said he’s been to a few saltwater bait shops that were open
till midnight.

“But I don’t know any that stay open past midnight,” he said.

Although sometimes blurry-eyed when he waits on customers, Brown is
never too tired to swap fish stories and other tips.

Normally when he’s fishing with a shiner, Brown hooks the bait behind

the rear dorsal fin with a Khale hook. A bass usually grabs a smaller
fish head first, so the gills and fins smooth back as the larger fish
swallows its victim, Brown said.

But during spawning season, like now, he uses a straight hook and

punctures the crease at the bottom of the shiner’s mouth, hooking upward
through a hole in the snout.

“Now bass are eating and striking so hard they take him and swallow
him,” Brown said.

The shop has given Brown more than a chance to make a living and tell
stories. A former designer of conveyor systems, he gave up two houses,
boats and other luxuries to move to the woods 10 years ago.

“I had what you’re supposed to want,” Brown said. “I just wasn’t
happy.”

But he loved the river, and he lived for years on the Hidden River
property north of his shop. Today he said he thinks the land surrounding
his home will become Tampa’s version of Central Park.

“I had the foresight to have bait and tackle because there’s 25,000
acres of Southwest Florida Water Management district property adjoining
the river that will always be public,” Brown said.

Lettuce Lake Park, Trout Creek, Wilderness Park, Hillsborough River
State Park and other natural settings also are permanent parts of the
landscape, he said.

As the area grows, the Browns hope their business will follow suit.
They feel lucky that they’re in the middle of a developing area minutes
from the pristine quiet of the undeveloped Hillsborough River.

Soon Joe Brown plans to have canoes for rent.

“We’re going to grow slow, we don’t believe in carrying debt,” he
said. “It takes a lot to start a business.” We’ve had to sacrifice, but
we wouldn’t trade it.”

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HILLSBOROUGH RIVER ROLLIN’ ALONG

FRANK SERGEANT

Tribune Outdoors Editor

The Hillsborough River has seen some tough times, It’s been dammed
and drained and polluted and sea-walled almost to the point of death.

But it keeps on hanging in there. Old man river just keeps on
rollin’.

The upper river, above the Fowler Avenue bridge, shows fits and
starts of the sort of thing that brought the lower river to its knees

years back. But all things considered, its still got a whole lot to
offer a city-world wearied soul.

I went up there a week or so ago with Joe Brown and his fishing guide
pal Ted Sawyer, both Hillsborough River fans since they wore knee
pants.

Joe asked ask me to ride along to take a look at some of the trashing
problems that are starting to peak out here and there along the shore
lines, and we saw more of it than you’d hope to.

But what we saw mostly was rich-looking black water and tall, thick
cypress dams, lots of birds and fish and turtles. And solitude.

It’s not pristine wilderness. But considering it’s within shooting
distance of the downtown towers of a major American metropolis, the
upper Hillsborough ain’t bad. Not bad at all.

The river snakes through the backyards of a number of homes and an
apartment complex or two until it slips under the Fletcher Avenue
bridge. From there on up, city turns country in a hurry. There’s a
landing at Tampa Palms, but you can’t see any buildings, and for much of
the rest of it, the river swamp spreads out all around the flow, a lot
like it must have when Tampa was a two-bit fishing village 10 miles
away.

There are lots of interesting creeks to explore, including several

that Joe said were excellent bassing spots.

HILLSBOROUGH RIVER ENDURES DESPITE TRASH

Lettuce Lake, the only open spot in the river, gave us a look at the
county park tower where folks so inclined can view the swamp without
getting their feet wet. And a little further up, we found the buzzards.

They come in hundreds, maybe in thousands, Joe said, every winter.
They show up in November, they stay until March. They festoon the trees
in dozens, fight and hold discussions along the banks, bath in the
river.

Yep. Buzzards bath.

Apparently they get a bit too strong even for themselves after a
time. We watched a dozen of them flutter like sparrows in a bird bath as
they washed up along a sandy shoreline near Nature’s Classroom.

The birds roost in the trees along the river at night, fly out over

the surrounding pasture land by day looking for assorted horribles to
fill their stomachs.

Sometimes they go visit the downtown towers, where they whirl for
hours on the thermals of heated air rising up the glass cliffs.

We found the trash piles, too. Heaps of plastic cups, beer cans,
paper plates, the fallout from the civilization that bustles around the
edges of this little piece of wilderness.

Joe said he can’t understand why folks would take the trouble to come
out here, to get away from the pollution and the ugliness of some parts

of the city, and then turn the shorelines into a dump wit their
leftovers.

I couldn’t either.

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Joe Brown runs 24-Hour Bait, on Morris Bridge Road just off Fletcher
Avenue. It’s the nearest bait shop to the river, and the only one that
operates around the clock. (Well, sort of around the clock. If you show
up at 3 a.m., you have to press the buzzer and wait a couple of minutes
until Joe rolls out of the sack and comes on down to the shop to serve
you.)

The folks who buy bait there return with stories of their successes,
and this along with his own long angling experience has allowed Brown to
put together a pretty good picture of what works, when, on the river.

Wild shiners, Joe says, are the choice offering for the river’s large
mouth.

“We sell ’seasoned’ shiners that have been in chilled, chemically
treated water for a week or two. This gives them a slightly silvery
color, makes their scales a lot tougher and makes them stay alive on the

hook longer than domestic shiners or even fresh-caught wild ones,” he
says.

Brown says the way to fish the shiners is to use a Kahle-style hook
with a big bend, made of light wire so the bait stays lively. The hook

should be inserted under the skin back of the dorsal fin. The bait is
then either free-lined, with no weight or cork, or with a cork only,
around beds of floating grass and along the deeper cypress shores.

Joe says that simply putting a couple of the baits out behind the
boat and letting it drift with the current will also turn up plenty of
fish.

He says the side creeks are good spots to fish plastic worms, rigged
Texas style with a slip sinker. Colors favored by river experts are
tequila shad, red shad and crawfish.

Joe says that the waters above the “pop-off canal” dam, which
shuttles water to the Palm River in time of flood, are good for
top-water plugs early and late in the day.

Brown is also a catfish angler, and notes that there are plenty of
spots where big channel catfish gather in the river.

“Every major bend has a deep hole along the outside bank,” he notes.
“Most of these holes have big catfish in the bottom.”

In fact, some of the holes marked nearly 30 feet deep on Ted Sawyers
LCD depth finder, and suspended dots showed there were plenty of cats
waiting in the depths.

Brown said that cut shiners were the best bait for cats. He said the

fish usually feed right on the bottom, so the bait should be weighted
with plenty of lead to make it hit and stay put.

PANFISH PLENTIFUL

He said speckled perch or crappie have been biting well in the river
for several months, and should stay active through March.

Some of the best spots, he noted, are the hole just below the
Fletcher Avenue Bridge, and the island near the upstream end of Lettuce
Lake. He said Missouri minnows about two inches long are the best bait

in either location.

The river offers good fishing year around, but water levels drop in
late winter and early spring.

This means possible problems for boatmen new to the river, according
to Brown, because there are many unmarked rocks and stumps, particularly
near the Fowler ramp.

Guide Ted Sawyer suggests using only shallow-draft aluminum boats
during the low water period, and proceeding slowly until you learn the
water.

If you’d rather let Sawyer show you around, he can be contacted at
949-7517. The number at A-24 Hour Bait is 989-2248.

Joe has one request, however you fish the river: take a trash bag
with you.

‘FISH JOCKEYS’ HAVE RADIO LISTENERS HOOKED

Frank Sargeant

Tribune Outdoors Editor

Fishing Bait Tampa

WORM COMPOST RED WORMS

They call themselves the Mutt and Jeff of Saturday morning fishing
shows.

On the air they are argumentative, querulous and cantankerous by

their own admission, but Jim Lee and Joe Brown of WFNS, 910 AM’s
“GETAWAYS” radio program get along just fine when they hop into a boat

and head out for some redfish and snook action, as they did a few weeks

ago with captain Tod Romine of Bradenton.

Lee is an insurance man at his “real” job, while Brown runs Tampa’s
only 24-hour bait shop. Both say the Saturday morning radio gig is more
for fun than profit, but the 25 weeks since they started they’ve managed
to collect enough sponsors to break even and enough listeners to put
them in the ratings book.

“It ruins your Friday’s nights because you have to get up at 3:30 on

Saturday morning to be on the air by 6,” Lee said. “And we usually like
to get together at least once during the week to go over the next show
and plan the sound effects.”

The program not only covers hunting and fishing, but also family
adventures like locating shark’s teeth on the beaches near Venice and

going on-site at Gatorland at feeding time.

” We enjoy a lot of foolishness on the air,” Brown said. ” We want to
provide information, but more than that we want to entertain. It’s
humbling to know you’re just a push of the button away from disappearing
from your listeners.”

For a part of the trip on Sarasota Bay, the fish were somewhat
humbling, too, with the temperature around 95 degrees and baits scarce,

Tod Romine had to delve into his bag of tricks to turn the fish on. But
after a few dry holes, he managed.

” The big problem with fishing this summer has been the bait scarcity

in this area due to the red tide,” Romine. ” There’s lots of little
stuff on the inside that are good for chum, but the larger sardines we
want as bait are very hard to find.”

Fortunately, Romine had a “sardine mine” in a 15-foot deep hole in
the grass flats where he managed to collect several dozen 4-inch baits
with five or six throws of the 10 foot net. He then visited a spot near

the mouth of the Manatee River where one toss of of a small-mesh net
captured all the chum-sized sardines he could lift aboard.

” I like small sardines for chum because they turn the fish on but

don’t fill them up,” Romine said. ” Once you get them popping on top,
put out a bigger bait and you’re hooked up in a hurry.”

Lee caught the first fish, a snook of about 23 inches. He pulled it
aboard and was still posing for photos when Brown nailed one of about
the same size.

” That fish is just like mine, only an inch shorter,” Lee told him.

” Yeah , but it’s an ounce heavier,” Brown said.

” Mine has a higher IQ,” Lee said.

” He wouldn’t have hit if I hadn’t put it in there just right.

” Mine is better looking,” Brown said.

” Yours has a crooked nose.”

And so it went. We managed 15 snook total, all but a couple smaller

than the legal 24-inch minimum, and a dozen redfish, six of them in the

legal spot, six over the 27-inch maximum. In between was a mix of lady
fish, jacks and undersized trout — a busy day considering the sweltering
heat.

Romine fishes a mix of yellow holes on high or rising water, deep
cuts and island points on the drop.

For more on fishing the Sarasota Bay area, Romine can be reached at (941)
747-3866

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About Hong Kong Willie

Artist Born for this time, Lived on a landfill as a child. Reuse Became the way of life. To read the story from the inception of the Name Hong Kong Willie. Famed, by the humble statements from the Key West Citizen, viable art from reuse has found its time. To Live a life in the art world and be so blessed to make a social impact. Artists are to give back, talent is to tell a story, to make change. Reuse is a life experience. Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery In Tampa, a reuse Art Gallery. Artist Kim,Derek,and Joseph. reuse artist that have lived the life and are meant for the green movement in the world. A gallery that was born for this time. Artist living a freegan life,art that makes a social statement of reuse. Media that has a profound effect in making the word green truly a movement of reuse in the world today and the future.
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