Live Mousies/Mousees 100 count
Live bait Mousees or Mousies Low prices and Shipping Fees Guaranteed delivered to your door. Fresh We carry live bait for ice fishing and pan fish baits.
Live bait Guaranteed delivered to your door. We carry live bait fore ice fishing and pan fish baits. Some of the baits we carry include: spikes or maggots, oak leaf grubs, mousees / mousies and more to come.
Rat tailed maggots, otherwise known as Mousees or mousies is the larval form of the Drone fly ( Eristalis tenax). They get their name from the shape of their long tail. Mousees or mousies will extend their tails to reach the surface of the water. The tail is used to breathe thru somewhat like a breathing tube. Mousees can be found in polluted water containing organic matter. Once the larva decides its time to pupate it will crawl up out of the water and turn grayish - black for a couple of weeks until it’s ready to become a Drone fly. The Drone fly resembles a Honey bee but is a little smaller and has no stinger because it is a fly. The adult Drone flies will feed on the nectar and pollen of some flowers and will help in the pollinating process.
Mousees are a very popular form of live bait for anglers especially ice fishermen. The color of mousees or mousies are off white to light tan in appearance. They are able to move their tails around after they are put on a hook which helps adds attraction while fishing. There are many types of panfish and trout that love the taste of mousees.
If you purchase mousees in bulk you can store them in the refrigerator for several weeks to slow down the growth rate. Do not freeze. Because mousees are a seasonable bait, they can only be purchased November – March.
Only next-day-delivery shipments are guaranteed.
Any damage noted to the exterior of a delivered package must be immediately reported to the delivery person at the time the package is accepted. Failure to report damage at the time of delivery will void our conditional guarantee. Smith Creek Fish Farm will handle all delay and/or damage claims directly with the courier company