With bass in the trees, you need some strong braid and a Texas rig. Havoc's 10-inch Federale worm in black grape worked the best for us. The bait has a unique "ribbed egg sack" that supposedly gives it more action. But, more importantly, the ribbed design allows for better hook sets as it lets the hook point slide through easier than a full-bodied worm (trust me, I missed a bunch of fish using other Texas-rigged worms). We fished the worm with a bullet weight fixed with a rubber stopper.