We use Thermocline - the smaller baits this time of year match the shad fry.
Mr. Fry's in any shad color (like Black Emerald Shiner)
It doesn't look like it, but that is a pound and 3/4 crappie that we got a picture of.
Or slab bugs - They have the little arms and legs to add more movement/action
(This one is tore up from catching around 20+ crappie with about a dozen keepers)
Good luck out there!