Randall, it surely depends on where you are - and are we fishing for largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass? We are still getting hot days, cooling nights here in North Georgia where my brother is seeing fishing picking up on Lake Okeechobee. One of the guys that works with us is doing his prep work - pulling the boat AND dock out of the water so when it freezes in a couple weeks it will be safe!
I fish a soft plastic up feeder streams right now - Avenger is the new bait from Bruiser Baits, and it is a killer. I also fish larger and longer soft worms right now. Sure, some guys are drawn to deeper water and fishing a stick worm on a drop shot rig. But honestly, to your question, after first morning casting I'd move to the crankbaits around structure until last two hours of daylight and bring back topwater.