MAGGOTS DON’T GO FAR
MANY anglers prefer to use dead maggots because they do not bury into the bottom or crawl away. There are good reasons for using dead maggots, but these aren’t them!
Maggots don’t crawl very far underwater. They struggle to get a grip on silt or weed, and normally you will find them no more than 12ins from the feeder. It can take a long time for a maggot feeder to empty, especially if it is a dark-coloured plastic. An hour or more isn’t unusual, even in warm water.
When you retrieve an empty feeder it is because the maggots wash out as you reel in.