Lots of good 411 on this forum for you.
The best advice I can give you is this. If you are not sure what is going on down there, Jerk.
I do like 50-65 braid as my main line. One ounce bullet weight, swivel, 3-5 foot leader of 15-20# mono or fluoro, and hook of your choice. Most bites will occur right after you feel your weight clear the brush or whatever is down there. You won't always feel the actual bite, especially if it is a big fish. Most of the time, it just gets heavy and pulls back. You have to set the hook out of self defense.
If you are feeling lots of ticks or pecks it is most likely small bass or bream or sandies.
Also you will have fish pick up the weight at times. Not much you can do about that.