I fished that pier last August and we got a mix bag of black sea bass,blues,flounders, and some skates. That area to the right definately has some potential. While we were there we saw 2 people setting the rods along the banks. Definately would be a good idea to wade in the water.
We rented out a pontoon boat from Conways the day after and had a blast with some mix catches, blues being predominent. Their boat rentals from what I remeber was dirt cheap. If you have a full day of fishing I would suggest going to Conways and renting a boat and fishing the back bays. You are allowed to venture out to the pier but cannot pass the bridge. All there rods and reels are 10% off, that is where I got the Penn Captiva for a very good price. They have all assortments of dead and live bait.
I fished the inlet from a kayak with a few others on Sunday. Got on the water around 6:30ish. Early on snappers were busting spearing on the surface. We were on our way into the lagoon to get some bait and headed toward the bay. We made a few drifts and had robins or small seabass a few guy made it back to Absecon bay and worked there way back but had no luck with the weakfish that they were into heavily the day prior. I stayed in the inlet and kept hooking up with robins and seabass till about 10. I did have two tb flounder in that time. After 10am I tried for some more snappers but there was so much spearing every were birds did not indicate feeding from below. I did get a few. I took lunch on the beach near Harris. The rest of the day I had nothing but robins so I made my way back across the inlet around 3pm to head for home.
Side note: the boardwalk behind Harris no longer has a fence under it. With out the AC pier and the Harris marina/fishing pier the stretch is not as protected as I remembered it.