picknhand,Best advice I can give ya(for what it is worth)is to check out the Barataria Pass area and back side of Grand Terre Island(not a far run from Sand Dollar Marina).Wifey and I used to routinely take our 16 by 52 flat,launching at Sand Dollar Marina.Where ya fish is obviously gonna depend upon wind speed and direction and hope and pray for light winds possibly from N or slight S winds and ya should be able to head towards Grand Terre,back side near pump station(told ya was gonna give ya EXACT spots)and very hard to beat Vudu under popping cork,we found specks down there were not exactly liking lotta popping of cork,just cast dem babies as far as ya can,pop cork few times and SLOWLY reel and watch what ought to happen.We are NOT fans of live shrimp,NEVER toss em and I have quite an arsenal of effective swimbaits,lotta soft plastics will work and Berkley Gulp,Swimming Mullet in Chartreuse HARD to beat and been having pretty good results with Lunker City line of lures(can't find em locally,too bad)and Shakers in 3.5-4.5 typically encite quite a riot(know ya gonna get lotta folks swearing by OTHER soft plastics-to each his own-trust me Lunker City Lures deserves at least a shot).For surf fishing,contact Sammie Romano at Chag's in Metairie-bet he even tells ya WHERE to try.I am not a surf fisher but if ya got some MirroDines,toss dem babies and get ready to HANG on-dem sharp treble hooks really dig in and imitating a mullet can't hurt!!!Good luck,used to love my plastic boats and getting Cajun Sleigh ride a neat thrill.Let us know ya do-ya might convince me and Wifey to head back down to GI where we used to crab,fish the passes for specks and reds and enjoy saltier water than what I typically get in Lake P Basin!!!Four Bayous Pass is quite a paddle from Barataria Pass but if ya get right winds and wanna scope out the camps out there,should be plenty specks hanging around the camps,ALWAYS a good spot(s)!!maybe the gent who makes INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE custom swimbaits will chime in,possibly privately,and get you some custom swimbaits.I am embarking upon fashioning custom swimbaits and MAY have some ready by the time ya headed down.
P.S. Hard to beat the action(head AND tail shake)of Shakers(www.lunkercity.com)!!Get u some and see what I mean!!!