The spinnerbait is my #1 go to bait, has been for many years. Cover dependent, I never use less than 15# Big Game. When fishing relatively heavy cover my go to is 20# P-Line CXX. If I know there are really big fish in nasty [censored] I'll spool up with 30# Big Game. Several years ago while in Mexico I got on a big fish bite in a mesquite and huisache thicket that was so nasty that I spooled up with 80# braid.