As you work the bait, imagine what your bait must look like down at the bottom. Visualize the action in your mind as you hop it, swim it, and drag it. Also visualize a giant bass right behind it - following every movement you impart to the worm. By visualizing it, you heighten your senses for "feel."
Dedicating yourself to visualization will keep you more alert and improve your reflexes - so when the imaginary bass actually becomes a real bass biting your lure, you'll react quickly and improve your chances for a solid hook-set.
Good Fishing.Babe Winkelman