My favorite local bass lake has clear water and intensely pressured fish. They are just plain hard to fool. What I found last season was that a 4- or 5-inch hand-poured soft-plastic worm would outfish by far a more common 6-inch injection-molded worm. The smaller, more flexible baits definitely have more movement in the water, and better colors, too. Downsizing the bait probably helped, as did fishing with 8- or even 6-pound-test fluorocarbon line.