I fished the creek near my house for a little while after work with the squirmie wormie to see how the creek fish would react to it. They seem to love it. Every fish hit it on the initial fall. I think any sort of retrieve is too unnatural for them but if I just made a cast into a deep hole and let it sink it would get hit. If not I just had to pick it up and cast it out again. Eventually something would take it. Ended up with 2 smallies, 2 rock bass, and 5 sunfish.