Bestbait Live Leeches

Nephelopsis obseura

Usually Available End of April til September.

These are water ribbon leeches.  Our lively leeches are packaged and shipped in pre-moistened bedding and can live 2 to 3 weeks in your refrigerator door.  Once you receive  leeches they are best to be stored in non-chlorinated water in the refrigerator.

1 lb. has approx. 20 dz.

Available in 1/2 lb., 1 lb., and 2 lb. increments.

Fishermen use two methods when fishing with leeches. One way is to hook the ribbon leech in the larger of the two suckers, which is actually the tail; this way will usually encourage the leech to stretch out as it attempts to swim away. This method works best when fishing with a bobber. If you are trolling, hook the leech through the head so the leech is swimming forward. If you hook the wrong end, leeches often ball up and you can’t do much with them. Sometimes, they roll up even when hooked correctly.

Our leeches are easy to keep alive. They are not sensitive to temperature changes, and they require relatively little oxygen. Leeches can be kept alive for weeks, even without food if you take care of them. Do not use water with salt or chorine it in, non-chlorinated tap water in most areas is suitable for leeches or lake water would be the best. Do not use distilled water alone because its extreme purity can be harmful to the leeches’ metabolic balance. Keep the water clean. Change the water when it shows signs of becoming dirty or polluted.


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1/2 LB., 1 LB., 2 LBS., 5 LBS.