Also, impart a soft landing. With baitcasting tackle, employ a low sidearm cast that keeps the lure close to the water. Spinning tackle casts light tubes, floating worms, and small balsa minnows with more precision than baitcasting. These light lures tend to land softly even with an overhead cast. With a tube or a floating worm, now is the time to skip the bait in front of the bass. A skipped bait mimics a fleeing baitfish and can prompt a cruising bass to strike.