here's the deal, and this post is more for the inexperienced anglers new to bass fishing I'm sure most of you know this already. you can find bass at 9 mile, mile roads, selfridge, most anywhere on the lake now that they are schooled up and cruising looking for food. There will still be bass hanging out in weedbeds or rocky areas where they feed on crayfish or anywhere a school of small perch are hanging out. With the bass in cruise for food mode they are not right on the bottom but nearer the surface so dragging tubes or other bottom baits will not be as effective as they were in spring. It is known that a bass will come up for a lure more often than they will go down for one after all their eyes are in the top of their heads and they are usually looking up anyway. A bass will rise up from 20 fow or deeper to hit a topwater on the surface I know I have experienced it so why spend most of your time probing the bottom? Bass will use a break line, weedline, and channels like a roadway to navigate around the lake and they will just suspend out in open water with no structure around so long as there is a food source close by. No matter where you launch from my advise would be to find a weedline or a breakline, you can find breaklines and areas of weeds all the way out to the shipping channel and make sure your in clearest water available. tie on a 3/8 to 1/2oz spinnerbait or a rattle trap or a jerk bait or if the water is calm enough tie on a topwater like a zara spook that you can work fast and crankbaits that run near the bottom that is good for bass hanging closer to the bottom so switch it up occasionally. Set your trolling motor on high and start power fishing covering as much water as possible and if you see birds diving into the water throw everything down crankup and move to that area and start power fishing again. Make sure you stop far enough back to make long cast as not to spook the fish with the boat or trolling motor. If you don't have a trolling motor set up to drift through your selected area. If you see a group of boats that appear to be on a school of perch fish around the perimeter of those boats. Vary your retreive speed slow to fast while jerking and snaping your rod tip to give the bait an erratic action that will draw strike if your fishing through a school of baitfish you need to do something to draw their attention away from the school or your lure just becomes another minnow in the pack. Never forget about the shallows find weed patchs or rocky areas and work them over you might get a good surprise from a big loner just hanging out waiting for a meal. Don't worry about water temp until the surface temps gets up in the 80's then look for the coolest water available which will be where water flows into the lake. Invest in some marker buoys when you come across a patch of weeds, a hump or a sudden change in depth toss it out and mark it then fish around that spot. You can use several marker to "map out" a weed or break line contour by spacing then out along the line using your fish finder then backing off and fishing out to the markers. Don't waste time fishing one area hoping for something to happen. Give the spot a fair chance a school of bass may pass through then move you can always come back later and see if the fish are there yet. If you do not have confidence in your bait or the area your fishing make a change immediately. I think this is enough to give any novice angler a successful outing...hopefully. Please add to this as you see fit I could keep going but I think I have provided enough information to get most started.