At my favorite 80 acre bass lake we caught them left and right. A couple 17", a few 16 inch, and many smaller. We used shad-raps, swim jigs, plastic salamanders, and the most fun was the buzzbaits. Found them in all depths of water. Sunfish we kept we just ate, the bigger ones were in 6-12 feet of water. Even my friends 4 year old caught a 16+" bass. Fish-on!!!!
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988