I've done a lot of fishing for Puppy Drum (spottail), and trout in SC. I'm from N. Myrtle Beach, and lived in Charleston 5 years before moving to VA Beach. We would catch live bait, mullet minnows, menhaden and fish them in creek mouths, grass edges for reds and trout, even catch a few flounder. The most common rig we used was a Carolina rig/w circle hooks, but also did well with floats. Since I've been in VA I've had great success so far fishing the bridges for everything that bites!, this is a great fishery! I have not tried the ole' live bait thing in the marsh. Does anyone have any luck around here live bait fish'n? I know some good spots to catch bait and would like to get some pullage from some decent size reds...any recommendations? I'm thinking this would be a good backup when it's too rough for my boat in the bay. R/ Chip.