You will need different techniques and tricks depending on the time of the year
In the spring, Topwater plugs, crankbaits and jigs are the preferred baits as they will remain close to shallow rocky areas of the lake until the temperature of the water warms.
Summer fishing can often be a “hit and miss” attempt due to the whereabouts of the fish during this time. Early morning and evening periods will usually find fish in shallow water aggressively feeding – this is were topwaters really excel.
In the fall the fish go much deeper, around 30 feet, and Rattle traps, cranks and jigs are the gear you will need.