OK, Im a 100% offshore guy but I've been invited to a 3 day trip to the Chandelier Island Chain off Lousianna in August. Apparently its an amazing place to fish inshore for reds and trout. We take a mothership out to the islands where guides take us out. Im debating whther or not more offshore species will be near the mothership which i can fish from at night I have 2 set ups so Im fine with rods and reels. I have the brand spanking new 2007 Japanese shimano Stella 4000 on a shimano calcutta rod along with another low profile set up but I have no clue about topwaters, jigs and swim baits for inshore species. If you are a self proclaimed redfish or trout man please post what essential lures, topwaters, softbaits i should be stocking up on.