I like to choose lures and rubber that has the best of both worlds, both a light and dark color, like black and white, blue and white, green and white.. then those plugs and rubber will be suitable for bright or dark day and night fishing,,
sluggos, finS fish, and most other rubber baits come in two-toned versions.. an assortmant of jighead weights, dark and white bombers and dark and white poppers is about all you'll really need and will keep your cash out-lay and your tackle bag on the light side..
my starter list would be:
*sluggos both 6" and 9" in two-toned color
*jigheads (bullethead) from 1/4oz to 1oz
*a couple two toned windcheaters (kinda like a bomber/rapala) there are two sizes, get one of each 5" and 7"
*a couple poppers that cast well and are two toned with rattles
* a few castmasters with white bucktails or swedish pimples
there will always be those certain situations when fish might like some special thing but you can't carry it all.. the poppers will have you covered for surface action, the bomber type plugs will get you subsurface and the jigs will fish the bottom for yah..
you have some schoolies headed your way in a few weeks .. my home river is loaded right now and has been all week (kennebec)
good luck to yah