Be Careful With The "Go Big" Attitude: If I've seen this once, I've seen it a million times. A guy ties on a big bait just for kicks, nails a monster, and suddenly that full-size trout replica is the only lure he wants to throw. In reality, if you think only using big baits or only targeting oversized bass is a recipe for long term success, you're wrong. True, you may get that occasional beast, but day in and day out your chances of getting skunked are very high. If you have the mental fortitude to withstand the down time, more power to you, but to maximize the potential of any bass fishing situation, it's necessary to adapt to the conditions. This could be hourly, daily, or seasonally.