Get a popping cork, #20 leader (mono), hook. The less hardware( snaps , swivels, etc. , the better)
Tie a Palomar or uni knot to the bottom of the cork, keep the leader shorter than the shallow depth of where you are fishing. If fishing 3 feet or more, 30 inches is fine,,,,a little bit longer for deeper water. When the water is two feet or so, leave a foot of leader after tying the hook on. Use treble for shrimp, jigs for lures, # 4 single hook with live baitfish. Tie on palomar or uni knot to the swivel on top of the cork. You do not need havy mono or wire leaders. #20-#30 is just fine. Trouts #20 Reds #30 Every once in a while after catching fish, check the line next to the hook for abrasion and trim off worn line and retie.
I like to use it in offcolor, brown, green, black water except clear. In clear water fish can see the lures, jigs, baits better compared to dirty water.