Summer fishing in the bay

Hey the bay fishing is getting good. topwater fishing and livebait fishing is tops. I use pilchers, pinfish, or pigfish. I use a 1/2 ounce wight on my main line with a swevel. I put a 8 to 10" leader on the swevel then a 3.o hook. Put the live bait in the sand next to some grass and hold on. Hold the rod tip up and when the fish bites let him bend the rod over ant then JUST REEL. The trout has a soft mouth and will tear lose.THANKS CATHUM UP, CAPT ALLEN