If you haven't bested a beast by noon, pick up the worm rod, head back to the deep areas where you started, and fish slowly on the bottom with a Texas-rigged 10- to 12-inch ribbon-tail worm in green pumpkin or grape. Feel for subtle differences in the bottom, such as drops, brush, grass, or lone pieces of hard structure. Be sure to alter your retrieve cadence. For example, if you slowly dragged the worm over a piece of structure on the first retrieve, recast and aggressively pop it over on the second pass. Quite often, a big bass will follow a worm for a while but only eat it when it makes an abrupt movement.