Going up north this week and the bass always give me a hard time, especially during the day.. I find the fishing is good at the few hours around dusk and dawn but other than those times I usually get skunked.
I usually fish for them with a drop shot rig, or just a standard split shot and hook setup with a worm or live shiner, this has been by far the most effective method.
Gonna grab some tubes because I haven't used them before and I hear they're excellent for smallies, I picked up some new cranks this year too which are supposed to be good crayfish imitations, can't wait to try out the rebel crawfish, i'm hoping it looks as real to the fish as it does to me.
The lake I'll be fishing also has walleye and lakers, would it be better to try and target them midday?