I've been trying to learn to use soft plastic baits for the last couple of years now and up until yesterday, I had NEVER caught ANYTHING on plactis. Despite spending probably a couple hundred $$ on baits, scents, hooksm rods, reels. I was about to resign myself to use only live bait. I swear I have read and reread every post here, and every other website and followed advise to the T and was just never successfull at all. But I kept trying and finally hooked a nice little bass yesterday in a private pond. I was ecstatic! Most of you will probably read this and say "big deal?"!!, but to me, as frustrated as I was, I was on cloud 9 all night. I I went on to catch 2 more on the same lure and the exact same presentation. I don't know how many times, I have beed told or read somewhere on presentation to "let the fish tell you the proper presentation". Well that seemed impossible since I NEVER even got a stupid bite!!! But last night I finally found a method that works for me. "Bout frikkin' time!!!" Anyway, this site was a big help, it just took a lot of persistance to get there. Now to see if I can repeat my little success on another body of water!!! I was going to post a picture of the bass, but the file is to big. I will try to reduce it and post it.