When I fish plugs, the first thing I look for are some bait fish to see how they are swimming and reacting. I try to emulate their pattern but I add my own twist. I make that plug move like it's been slashed by a brute. I'll dart it along for a few yards, pause then wobble it like walking the dog. It's really effective when the water starts to warm up and the fish slow down a bit. Also, try adding a red rooster tail or skirt to the back hook. It seems to trigger the bigger fish on hot days.