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On a side note: how would an inshore setup translate for bass use?
For reels, Daiwa bg's are popular for a cheaper spinning reel. Most of my casting reels are Tatulas and have handled it fine. Brand is a personal preference, and there's about an even number of Daiwa and Shimano fans in the clubs I'm in. 2500 and 3000 size spinning reels are most common.
If you're fishing artificial, walk the dog topwaters like spooks are popular in lowlight and overcast conditions.
Paddletail swimbaits, typically rigged on 1/8-1/4oz jigheads are highly popular too, with Down South lures being a very popular choice on Calcasieu lake. White and chartreuse seem to be among the most popular colours. Curl tail grubs are effective as well, especially Berkley gulp swimming mullets in chartreuse. Bonus is flounder absolutely love those too.
A popping cork with a shrimp artificial 18-24 inches under is a top producer too. Vudu shrimp, 4 horsemen boom boom shrimp and Berkley gulp shrimp all work well.
Most bass gear translates fine to light inshore fishing, so if you already have any rods or reels that fit the description you should be fine.