After 50 yrs. of chasing these green trout, here's my advice and you can take it for what it's worth.
#1- leave the big motor turned off, never caught a bass going 60mph
#2- find an area that has bass appeal, a point with cover and deep water close by would be one. A John Hope funnel point would be another, a creek bend, all these have bass appeal and you can find them in just about all areas of a lake.
#3- Once you've located the area then you use a lure that fits the area, whether is a crank bait (large or small) plastic (large or small) top water or bottom water. Suspended fish are the hardest but can be caught with the right presentation and lure. I find when the water is flat and high skies I choose small baits, light line and lower my expectations. Even Rick Clunn gets skunked.
#4- Enjoy the outdoors, there are many many people that would trade places with you.