Once you find a promising cove or backwater, tie on baits that "match the hatch." Good choices include shallow-running crank-baits, lipless swimming plugs, spinnerbaits, and some swimbaits. Topwater and floating-diving plugs are often effective early and late in the day, especially under cloud cover. Your goal is to imitate a crippled bluegill, so pick color combinations of green and yellow. Consider buying several specific sunfish-pattern plugs or spinnerbaits, such as Castaic's Sun-fish and Baby Sunfish and Secret Weapon's Green Sunfish spinnerbait.