yesterday was toughest for bites of last 1-2+ weeks. you were doing the right things though. through Tuesday the pitching bite was ridiculous, you could catch 30-50 fish a day, but most bucks 13-16". The bigger females were on little deeper hard wood or buried deep, think nasty buck brush with haygrass all around it. you could also catch them with about any bait anywhere, but the pitching was best. Wednesday the front started blowing through and that caused them to pull back and hold even tighter to cover. Best bite Thursday was pockets with hydrilla trap or c-rig. Friday they were little more stingy and seemed to just like the hydrilla with c-rig, trap not as good. Thicker the better, but even the sparse hydrilla had fish on it. You could still catch them pitching last few days, just maybe more of a grind and targeting nastier stuff. there has been some sight fishing the last week too, but winds and mud messed that up mostly.
this past week I caught fish on c-rig, t-rig, a-rig, jerkbait, buzz bait, frog, trap, whacky, and jig. was never able to get bite on chatter bait or crank.
it should be improving again all week, probably solid sight fishing by end of week.