Will, it really depends on water temps as to "where" to fish for blues. Close to structure and ledges that are associated with some structure in about 30ft are whats working for us right now.
Big pieces of FRESH shad for bait. The key here is FRESH, no frozen bait. Moving location a lot untill you find fish is also important. In cold water when you do find fish there will be others in the same spot. So,,, when you find one stay on that spot till ur possitive there are no more to be caught. Good luck and hope to see some nice fish from you.