Re: Sea trout set-up?
If you want to take a bit of a drive, I'll be just north of you at the parents' house in Sarasota around Christmas time. I don't know the Bonita Springs area all that well but I do know that there is good fishing to be had all along the West Coast so you shouldn't run out of bites from a number of species where you're fishing, especially if you're fishing in the mornings and hitting the tide right! And as Mark said, if you're targeting Snook, which you should definitely do at least once, use a little heavier leader because they do tend to abrade the line more heavily than reds because of their gill-plates and such.
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...