Mouse bait for Bass: Wrap a rubberband around the mouse, tuck the hook under the band. You do not spear the mouse b/c you need it healthy. Set the mouse adrift on a tethered piece of wood. When the wood gets near lilly pads (or whatever) pull the mouse off and retrieve the wood. The mouse will try to swim towards the nearest dry land/plant. Your job is to keep it in the water thrashing about to atract a "lunker".