I am not one that usually strays from my favorite baits, but recently decided to to try Secret 7. I did so due to its ability to cast it. I normally only use SureShot but it is definitely not the best bait to cast. I caught 10lbs worth of channels in 10 minutes with Secret 7 and continued catching them. Did not use side by side with my favorite straight over the side of boat. Had to stick to what I knew. However, next time I will try both at same time. Bottom line is that all the Secret 7 results posts are accurate. It catches fish! Very impressive.