From my experience, two main things determine what I may do first. That's 1) water temp; 2) type of structure.
Water temp below 55 degrees and above 88 degrees, I'll be slowing way down with presentation. Spring and fall, more movement. This is only a general rule.
Fishing BPs or timber, I usually do a few things differently. Presentation will vary with BPs. Usaully vertical presentation at first, depending on depth of BP, then pitch and swing.
Timber will be vertical varying the depth till I find where they're located. Usually dead stick for a few seconds, then a small twitch or two, may move side ways or move away from the tree. I try lots of things on timber, but exploring around the tree for limbs at depth by moving the jig usually produces the most bites.
What works Monday may not be the best presentation come Tuesday.