Good stuff from Odogg, I'll throw a few out there myself:
AWESOME FORUM/INFORMATIONAL SITE
this site has awesome articles, as well as a great forum with solid posters that is even broken up into regions for easier use.
Largemouth Bass in the 1990's, edited by In-Fisherman staff, is a GREAT resource, well worth the money
"Spoonplugging" is a classic, as is "Lunker" by Bob Underwood. Use google to find cheap used copies of those books on eBAy, Amazon, or somewhere similar.
MY USUAL APPROACH:
I typically fish out of a kayak, and I never did spring for a sonar or anything. This means I typically rely on structure that I can see coming out of the water such as logs, grasses, lily pads, or gravel/boulders.
I like to use Senko worms because they have a decent weight to them and so you can easily cast and control them without added weight. I like to rig them thus:
I like to work the edges of pads or weeds or brush by just dropping the worm in and letting it fall. Once it settles on the bottom you can work it back slowly like a jig or just reel it in and drop it someplace else. It's a little bit slower than burning a crankbait or spinnerbait around a lake, but it's simple, fun, and productive.
My number one favorite summer technique though is dragging a weedless frog around some lily pads. Try to cast out across the pads, and drag the frog back over, making some commotion as you go. When you get a hit, wait until you feel the weight of the fish before setting the hook and hauling 'er out.
I'll usually have two rods when I go out, and I'll equip the second one with a Senko the same color as the frog. If I miss the hookup with the frog, I immediately cast back to the same spot with the Senko, let if fall, and set the hook once I see the line tick. Simple, fun and it always work. Nothing compares to the thrill of hooking up with topwater lures, IMO.
Anyway, I hope you found this info useful. NOW GET OUT THERE AND CATCH SOME MUTHAFUCKIN FISH!!!