Shrimp and popping cork/flourocarbon leader/#6 treble or 2/0 kahle hook
Watch for active bait
Simple soft plastics on a light jighead are very effective
Fish a moving tide if possible
If you catch a fish on a certain lure or in a specific place, do not abandon it. Never leave fish to find fish
you can access drum bay from the hwy in several places, just trial and error, drive down any trail you see. there's a pier at the sea isle community also. you can wade the surf just about anywhere, but i'd go across the toll bridge and fish the boilers area. just ask at the bait camp for directions. if you wade the pass, be sure and wear a life vest, several people drown there every year. good luck!