Your best bait is to go to local tackle shops and make some new friends. For trout live shrimp under a cork typically is best, plastic jigs are great too. redfish like gold spoons, live croakers on the bottom.
Saltwater fishing is really all about the tide and water movement and barometric pressure
Really utilize the search function on this forum, there have been scads of posts about inshore fishing over the years. I still learn a lot but sifting through old posts using the search function for topics