Fishing with live bait is highly effective, so make sure you are rigging up right.
So there you have it; a rig for any situation and any species.
If you are fishing from the bank and need to cast long distances use the pulley rig. Or the next time you are trolling and want to try live bait use the santee cooper or the drag n' tail set up. If those don't work try a high low rig and use two different baits until you find what they want.
I have a lot of success with the simple live bait rig. Fishing a lot of cover I am able to pull out bass, bream, and pike.