I've tried and tried the Pet Spoon/Bender combo. Caught a few fish.
When I use a bait that looks the color of shad, Shadrap 5, the White's tear it up. I target whites between 20' and the surface in shallower lakes/areas. My second choice is a Flat A in shad/mirror. I catch more fish by far. Maybe I don't know how to use the pet/bender....