If you’re looking for a simple technique that will give lots of action I’d reccomend casting cranks on the 6-10′ rock reefs and you’ll hook up with some tank smallies and should still be able to find some ‘eyes as well. Shad Raps are my bait of choice and wim baits and Rippin’ Raps are also a good option.
Another, out of the box idea that might be fun for group is to find the edge of an emerging weed bed with any wind blowing in, anchor the boats up next to each other 20 or so feet from the edge, and float 6-8″ sucker minnows over the flat. It might be a little early in the season but it’s worth a try and I can almost guarentee if it does work that someone will be catching their PB smallmouth. We’ve done this anchoring boats next to each other when we just want to relax, shoot the breeze and BS with your buddies… It can be turned into a great batchelor party game since everyone can see everyone else’s bobber you can make side bets on next fish, biggest fish, most fish, etc. Any time there’s a hit everyone starts talking smack and any whiffs on a strike result in an immediate finishing of your beverage
Edit – Great minds think alike Wallster… You’re just a faster typer than I am