Using the tip of a toothpick, pushed through a soft-plastic bait and the eye of the hook, will help keep a Texas-rigged bait from sliding down. Break off both ends of the toothpick just outside the worm’s margins.
Bass Fishing

Stick a toothpick in it

One of the best tools a bass fisherman can have, especially during the summer when fish live largely in deep, cool, oxygenated water, are toothpicks. […]

A drop-shot rig will produce bass that have been hammered with other baits.
Bass Fishing

Drop-shot the ledges

As long as the fish remain on the ledge, it’s a safe bet that they’re still in the food mood — so it’s just a matter of keeping an easy meal there for them. […]