If you're fishin' the baits you had pictured in your posts...nothing wrong there. If you're fishin' them the way we described...that should be good. The size of the weight shouldn't be a problem unless its excessive, I use 1/16th to 3/8 oz. depending on the situation. Sometimes I use baits MUCH
larger than you're using now. Just the other day I was using a 10" Yum Ribbontail and none of the 5 bass I caught on it were as long as it! For the record, I got skunked this morning too.