I have never had a problem such as yours (love the humorus telling of it!), but when I neet to rid myself of an annoyance I just chase them with a net or two untill caught, after of course removing the drift wood and other scenery from the tank.
How about some 2lb test fishing line a real small hook and a nice wriggly garden worm?
When I have my rather large saltwater tank I had a 24" Panther Grouper that I couldnt catch for almost 6 months. I took my ultralight fishing rod and tied on a minijig with the hook barb removed. He slammed it and I pulled him out of the tank. Did very little damage to the fish. as the barb on the hook was pinched down. He was pissed with that "oh ****" look on his face be he lived another 7 yrs in my buddies tank.
Think fly fishing! Get a #22 or smaller midge hook and some tippet material. Any flyfishing shop will have these items.. Hell, they would probably GIVE you a hook and length of tippet for free.Best answer on the two forums I posted this!!! Now if I can find tackle small enough for a bloodworm!!!
I am going to try two of your ideas this weekend; first the late night raid and then the "fish in a pop bottle" if that fails.
Dad is a fly fisherman, so he may actually have them! I will reserve this one for "last resort"!Think fly fishing! Get a #22 or smaller midge hook and some tippet material. Any flyfishing shop will have these items.. Hell, they would probably GIVE you a hook and length of tippet for free.