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.
In memory of my childhood friend Dan Sterling, who taught me at an early age how to catch bream with a hand-line, and who unknowingly hooked me on fishing for life.