Re: Damn Yankee...
If you want to get into a very fun fishery you could team up with someone to get you onto skinny water red drum fishing. I know taht it is not your gig --- but a flat bottom boat would serve you well in that area and give your boy something to play with when he visits.
You also have wicked cobia if you know where and how to get onto them. The beaches tend to be long and very gradual slopes (good for minimizing erosion) and finding structure can be a challenge. You will find plenty of friendly and helpful folks. Even though the area is loaded with damned yankees --- even they become more civilized when transplanted to southern shores!!
"You fish --- then you die --- or you don't fish and die anyway --- your choice"