Thanks for the response fellas. Just to clear some things up the boat is a 23-8 Wellcraft CCF. I have a older Johnson 225 on it and it runs pretty well, but not the quickest to jump on plane, especially in rougher water.
I never planned on catching rockfish, just thought I would use the lures that are already a bit beat up from a decent spring of fishing. Was thinking that larger bluefish and maybe some King Mackeral would hit. I really could care less if they tear up the lures because they all need new rubbers for fall anyways. I was just looking to catch some larger fish without worrying about making a 20 mile run into the ocean. Most likely it will all be catch and release anyways unless I catch a few blues for shark bait.
The comment about the inlet is spot on. I have been through twice on my boat and both times scared the hell out of me. I will be waiting for a boat smaller than mine to go through and then follow the path they take after they make it.
I appreciate the comment on the boards. What I may do is take my smaller set of boards and run a single spoon off the outside of my spread just to get those spoons away from all my boat lines.