Most guys make the sandwich with the minnow through the lips and the squid hooked once through the end an allowed to dangle on the same hook. DO NOT DEADSTICK IF YOU WANT TO CONSISTENTLY CATCH. I recommend CHSP pier from where the pier narrows back to the beach. This is probably the most consistent shore spot in DE/MD. 20-30 fish days can happen at times, just don't expect a keeper every trip. It gets frustrating because most of the fish are only an inch short. Lots of fun though, even if you don't get meat. You can always throw out a rod for croaker, spot, or trout if you are looking for a guaranteed meal.