I've had good success on this lure called the Worm Rival Spin from K&E tackle. Here's a pic of a couple of the colors that I've used with pretty good success. I've also caught quite a few sunfish on 1/16th ounce hand tied jigs as well. For me the jigs with small hooks, like size 6 or 8 work better for obvious reasons and I usually add a chunk of cut fish, a crappie nibble, or a worm. But by far my favorite bait for gills are chunks of nightcrawlers or worms that I find under some rocks and flower pots on the side of my house fished on a number 8 hook.
I have a lot of luck jigging with Gulp! minnows on a 1/64 or 1/32 oz. jig head and freelining Gulp! waxies using the slow fall as my action. Jigging catches the bigger ones and freelining catches 'em all.
New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state! https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/