We fished for redfish and black drum. The bait of choice was fresh dead shrimp. and cut mullet. The wind was up and the windward side of a spoil island was the secret spot. The dead shrimp as fished free line with no weight and allowed to drift free. I use 20 LB braid and a 20 LB mono or fluorocarbon leader with a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook. Just leave the rod in the rod holder until the fish hooks itself. Great fishing and great eating.