I live in South Louisiana. I have been fishing a lake for the past 3 or 4 months. I like you know there are some large bass in it. I have tried everything artificial you can think of without one hit. About a month or so ago, I was what I thought was pure luck, I caught a 2 lber on a bream rig. Bobber, regular hook and a nightcrawler. I was very surprised.
Yesterday I went out to the lake fished for several hours for the elusive bass. Finally I decided to fish for the bream I know are under the pier. I started catching bass right along with the bream. In the same spot with the same rig. Bobber, aberdeen hook and nightcrawlers. Although they were not lunkers but 3 of the 4 were at least a pound or better.
I ended up bringing home 34 bream and 4 bass. I consider that a good day.