First off I'm from the north of the state and have never been to aep. A buddy of mine and myself are headed down there next Saturday for a day to fish and explore. I'd like to start for gills and then finish off with bass. Any pointers to make our time more enjoyable would be great. Maybe a couple go to baits, bug spray, are the ticks bad? We'll be dishing from shore and I've heard it can be kind of a bear with all the shoreline cover. I know the permit is needed. Are any of the areas better than others? Thanks to anyone who can provide some knowledge.