Where are you putting in? I have a "Hot Spot" Map, if I can find it, where my fishing guide took me. I went there last year and caught large mouth bass. If you see bass boats with big writing on them, they are guides. I follow one and stayed away a good hundred yards. I caught fish and they didn't. I use a "fluke" in the smokey color. If the water is cold, try to add a little weight on it and bounce it on the bottom. Try to find some rocks. Islands works great. But becareful of the scub divers. Look for their buoys. My e-mail addis: email@example.com. If I can find the map in the garage, between my house and the garage of 9 inches of snow, lol, I will xerox a copy of it and mark some spots for you. I have caught bass in the middle of some coves where they were busting shad. I also caught up to 3-4 pounders in 60' of water using a rattle trap but letting it sink to 40'.
Hope this helps some.