For bites and fast action my go to is orange or pink road runner with a 2-3" venom tail clear chartruese with red flake an a really small PC of crawler for sent. Sometimes it helps sometimes it doesnt.
My favorite way to catch them this time of year is casting #5-#7 sized shad raps and flicker shads or tossing xrap 8's an 10's with a quick snappy retreive up hi on points or shallow flats. If weeds on the flat run it right over the weeds!
Ripnraps an red eye shads are also a great bait this time of year.