There's a couple bass that hang out under the floating dock in the lake behind my house. I've had a brim under it come up to me multiple times and try to nibble at me. So one day I took a plastic worm and just wiggled it with my figures in the water. Nothing hit it, but they came in for a closer look. Yesterday I set the pole on the dock and spooled out a few feet of line. I'm in the water, and working the worm at an arms lenght away with about a foot of line between my hand and the worm. I almost caught him to. He hit it pretty hard, but I think that the 7.5" worm, which kinda balled up when he hit it was too much for him to swallow. Had him come in a couple other times too. I'd like to catch him using this "hand line" method within the next few weeks. I will say there nothing like seeing a bass hit a worm,in the water, in person for less then 2' away.