I love casting cranks and jigs. I am Really getting into tossing big heavy jigs also for superpigs. I want a 25lb pike really bad and need to buy some bigger lures for this fall to cast with. My favorite cranks are #5 through #9 shad raps. My favorite jigs are made by kits tackle in montana.
Lindy rig with live bait, its the universal sure fire way to catch a fish any where on the planet. you can cast and retrieve or just let it sit. Works in salt or fresh. It has all the parts necessary to catch a fish, a weight, a hook, and some bait.
first thing I do on an unfamiliar body of water is tie on a lindy and cast it out. leave one sit, and cast & retrieve the other