Locklies Marina is just east of the WS Bridge and they will have bait. The north side fo the river has been productive for croaker. I recently caught them on the west side of the bridge in 30+ feet of water, but they will often hang out in the shallower water downriver from the bridge. A friend told me he has been catching some large ones near the Broad Creek area from the bank, and obviously in shallow water. Good luck.
My son and I went to West Point and caught a couple dozen Croakers using Squid in just a couple of hours. Lots of boats at the ramp and the smell from the factory was at full strength, other than that, it was a fun day on the water.
Went to west point both Sat and Sun morning. Fished the last of the incoming tide. We took squid, shrimp, and bloodworm fish bites. They liked evrything but with squid being the cheapest, that's what we used the most. We caught plenty everywhere we stopped. Wind really kicked up around 8:00 this morning. We left at 9:00 when the tide went slack and the bigger fish stopped biting.