I guess I officially became a pariah in 1992. Once that damn movie A River Runs Through It hit the big screen, I was done for--and nearly forever. A staunch worm fisherman for years, I was banned from the bow seat in McKenzie drift boats. No one would sell me felt-sole waders. Even my daughter wouldn't let me Texas-rig her bass worms. From there it was all downhill…until now When the economy turned south about a year ago, my friends' general attitude toward me--the "wormin' meat fisherman"--changed. Folks who once stood proud mid-river casting tight loops and invisible-to-the-naked-eye Light Cahills suddenly discovered I was regularly putting good fish on the bank with worms, split shot and even bobbers. I was smiling, too. Yep, in some angling quarters, fishing with worms has suddenly got glamour. Well, maybe not gild and glitter, but some "purist" folks have noticed that if they want to consistently put fish in a skillet, not much can trump the simplicity and effectivness of plain old dirt-diggin' crawlers. Maybe it's because an earthworm is so democratic in its appeal. Worms tempt trout without peer. They blister bass--largemouths, smallmouths and spotted ones, too--and wallop walleyes. Panfish are pushovers for red wigglers. And there isn't a catfish alive that can resist a crawler crept past its whiskers. But there's a saying: "Everything is simpler than you think, yet more complex than you imagine." And it's especially applicable when it comes to fishing with night crawlers. Keep these half-dozen quick-hitter tips in mind this season.