It is always best to start fishing in protected areas where the water will be slightly warmer. Present you baits slowly and let the bass tell you how active they are in the area you have chosen to fish.
The water on Honeoye is very clear now, so use watermelon seed or other green type plastic baits. If you find turbid water switch to green pumpkin or black. Moving baits such as a small crank bait, lipless crank bait or spinnerbait will work but make very slow presentations.