So far I have used crab and bloodworms
on blood worms i have caught croaker, spot, catfish and perch
on crab i have caught striper and trout. They often outcatch real bait for me.
I have also used the berkley gulp baits and have caught croaker on the bloodworm. Often when baits dont work on their own like squid strips I will add a bit of bloodworm fish bite to the hook along with it and that seems to work well also.