Re: Sea trout set-up?
If you have the opportunity, I bet you can rent a kayak for pretty cheap. Kayaks are ideal for hitting the trout flats and finding tailing reds, while also allowing you to get in among the mangroves for snook. If there are rock piles along channels near where you will be, that is where I've had luck with pompano, and if you can get casts at dock pilings, you may pull a sheepshead away from their usual barnacle meal!
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...