hello everyone. i am an avid small/large mouth bass fisherman but recently have had my eye on surf fishing for stripers. i picked up what i beleive is a good set up to start with.10ftmed,heavy ugly stick(ugly sticks r about all i use but am willing branch out)matched up with an OKUMA AVENGER ABF65 with baitrunner its spooled with 30lb braid,also have a 7ft med heavy UGLYSTICK matched with OKUMA AVENGER ABF40 also with bait runner spooled with 15lb braid for casting some lures or bait when dont need as much distance. picked up a spool of 50lb mono for a leader but not sure if that would work to well against a blue. would like to hear othersthoughts on these set ups or if i need anything else. Oh and wondering what bait would be best this time of year off the surf or in some inlits,was planning on hitting the rivertonight with the kid to catch some eel for live bait to try out and picking up some bloodworms/surf clams. any help would be greatly thanked.