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local bait shop/marina boat rental can usually tell you what is biting and the best baits-live or lures.
Drift fishing is usually a good way to fish bays and inlets, where water is not too rough. Lower your bait just above the bottom using a flounder rig. My baits of choice for fresh/live bait fishing are squid strips, clam pieces and sandworms. Small eels can get you bluefish and other voravcious species. Live shrimp is good for redfish and many panfishes. Have fun and remember to keep a few for dinner!