Once the water temperature gets about 55 deg. or lower, a Zoom finesse worm on a light T-rig or jig head (I like 1/8 oz. in each) is hard to beat. Green pumpkin is my favorite color. There's something about that small 5" finesse worm that has caught many bass for many people.
There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind - Washington Irving