All year long, with different set-ups.
Shallow, light weight, short leader, small hook and soft plastic. 4" lizard on that rig is deadly right now.
Mid depth a little heavier and longer.
Deep, 20-40 feet is where this technique shines. One ounce tungsten weight, plastic bead, double clinch knot, high quality barrel swivel, knot, leader between 36" and 84", knot, hook, bait. Fish it slow and shake it sparingly. Especially in tree tops.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.