I fish washouts mostly since our waters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach aren't as easily sight fished as the shallower beaches in P'cola and Navarre. I use bright colored Clousers and Gotchas mostly as well as some ghost shrimp imitations I've come up with. Pink and Orange are the general color schemes I have the best luck with. I prefer a fast sink tip line for this (SA Coastal Express is my favorite) since it loads fast, handles the surf better and doesn't form a 20ft mess of spaghetti behind me. I use fairly short, 20lb leaders with a 12-15lb fluoro tippet for pomps and whiting. If blues are a problem, you can tie something heavier on, but I rarely have too much issue with them.