Has anyone else noticed this conundrum? The tactics, presentations and advice from almost every outside source seem inherently flawed when you apply them to our bass. Of course I don't have the gear and location that In-Fisherman or other sources seem to assume that every fisherman has ($10k bass boat, many tackle boxes brimming with every lure and bait imaginable, lakefront property on Lake Okeechobee etc. etc.) but bass here seem to like one thing and one thing only: soft plastic. In my case, specifically the pumpkin green, 4 inch long senko or zoom tail variety. For example, I personally, or any of my friends have ever had any luck on any sort of crankbait (excluding the ever potent original Rapala). Willow blade spinners seem to be similarly ineffective, as do chatter baits, swim baits, poppers and on almost every occasion, topwater frogs. I just picked up some jig-n-pig combos, so hopefully those will produce. But as for the aforementioned lures, they just don't seem to give half a rotting bluegill carcass. It may be my imagination, and I'm sure everyone else has the maddening spring bass fever that I'm currently attempting to cope with but there is no way that nobody else has noticed this. Alas, this pains me that this pattern exists, because as my maddening desire for bucketmouth grows with each passing season, so does my desire to capture them with new and exciting means. And then there are just those days where a good ol' senko just can't touch a thing no matter carefully placed or lovingly twitched through a seedy part of Pondville. Does anyone have any luck with anything beyond my basic poor man's ways? What am I missing here? Are my cranks the wrong color? What conditions are there for other presentations? Help! I'm going completely mad! I find myself waking up to my hands trying to texas rig a worm that isn't there!