Welcome to the Severn River area. We are blessed to have a variety of local fishing in the river and its creeks and coves plus we are located next to the Chesapeake. There are plenty of ways to fish -- I'm sure you will learn where and when to use your light tackle. As Tom mentioned, I encourage you to come to a meeting of the Severn River Rod and Keg Club. I am the current president. We meet the first Wed of each month at various local watering holes. You will get to meet other local fishermen and can learn where the fish are biting at that time.
The SRRKC board has not had a huge number of fishing reports this winter and spring. Hopefully that will pick up real soon. The main Tidalfish board has loads of posts, many of which provide helpful fishing information.
Regarding the use of Fishbites, in my experience over the past 5 or more years, the local bay water temperature does not get warm enough until about the second week of June for the Fishbites to dissolve and spread their scent. Prior to that date, I don't bother using them. After that date, they work about as well as live bloodworms. Gulp uses a different formulation. I have caught fish through the winter using different shapes of Gulp baits on jigheads.
Scout 162 Sportfish, Native Watercraft Manta 14, and Malibu Mini-X