You threw your trash in the lake at 1:57 and I quit watching.
Used plastics can and do kill fish!
Point taken.. what is probability that a bass finds and eats a used plastic worm vs you throwing a Texas rig and the bass swallowing it after taking it off the hook? Have you actually observed what happens when a bass swallows a worm? Asking for a friend...
Why do think a fish wouldn’t just as readily take a discarded bait waving in the water at it or floating by?
Of course they will. A bass doesn’t know,if there is a hook there. No difference in the bait.