Fish will follow different types of food sources and in the early morning will typically attack something on the surface. If there are no hits on surface baits, I got to the second level which is fishing just below the surface of the water, about 1 to 2 feet below the surface. This can be done with a variety of baits, running a spinnerbait shallow, shallow crank bait, swimbait, whatever you can keep in this depth range.
If this level does not produce I got to three which is fishing a bait between 4 and 7ft, deeper running crank, deeper running spinnerbait, swimbait, pretty much any bait again that you can keep in this depth.
If there are still not fish being caught I got to my fourth and final level, which is fishing the bottom, with a jig, deep crank, or a slow finesse bait that I can bump along the bottom.