Rods: 7- to 712-foot medium-action spinning rods with fast tips.
Reels: 2,500- to 3,000-class spinning reels.
Lines: 10-pound-test braid.
Lures: Soft plastic jerkbaits in glow or root beer colors, shrimp imitations in natural hues, scented lures, spoons and walk-the-dog topwater plugs.
Baits: Live or fresh shrimp 1 under a clacking or popping cork 2 for trout. Small mullet strips, chunks of ladyfish, or shiner (pinfish) tails cut at a 45-degree angle are effective for redfish.