Awe maybe my favorite bait, love the bone jarring strikes. Mine has been the X-Raps and Husky Jerks. On cloudy days I'll go with brighter colors and on clear days I'll stick with shad patterns in sivler and black backs and silver and green backs. I also love the feather teaser back trebles too. Line for me would be flouro-clear or straight flourocarbon on 8 to 10lb test. I'll also trick'em out with suspend dots too to give them a slow sink or a more wild action. Oh it's just around the corner and I'm ready.