I to fish out of Solomons when I adventure into the Bay, alot of nice fishing there North or South. As far as your questions go for help, it sounds as though you are already experinced. You just need to experiment what works and go with it. At first set up vary the weights and amount of line I like to run the heavier closer to the boat with shorter lenghts - as opposite furtherest with lighter. Also with diffrent colors and see what they want and make changes when you get the first bite. Keep in mind with the tandem rigged bucktails the weight of the leadheads on them, you will need less weights added or none. Some people brush the chutes with a hair brush I mostly check frequently and wash and shake while using and wash them later at home. Keep reading into this website there is alot of good info here that will help. Good luck in the morning!