Tactics I've found to work when fishing heavily pressured bass involve being subtle. This is in clear water with vegetation along the shore, with some patches of lily pads. After I get situated in a spot, I keep still for 5-10 minutes before making a cast. A long cast with a "quiet" bait, like a wacky rigged Senko, often produces a take similar to that of a trout. Keep touch with the bait as it hits the surface, and keep an eye on the line as the bait falls. Often it'll be the line moving that signals a hit, rather than the feeling of a strike ( It's usually the larger fish making the more tentative strikes). If no strike during the fall, raise the rod tip and retrieve some line, and let it fall again. If no strikes after a few lifts, I'll make another cast but in a different zone.
For times just before dusk, when bass move from deep water to feed, I'll use a long cast with a wake-type bait. Any floating lure will work but I've had great results with a gold or chrome Red Fin. Retrieving it just fast enough to create a wake, over a transition from deep to shallow water, produces some explosive strikes. I keep the rod tip high enough to keep most of the line off the water during the retrieve.
When fishing those impenetrable mats of weeds when the water is warm, I'll still be quiet getting situated and wait a few minutes before making a presentation. Dragging a Scum Frog along the top using brief retrieves, or using a fly rod to place a deer hair popper in a spot of open water, works for me. Just enough movement to get them to notice it. The hookup rate isn't as high as the other tactics but the ferocity of the strikes makes up for that.