Took the new Penn Battle 2 combo Santa brought down near the pipe on Alabama St on the incoming tide. Got the stink off on the second cast with a nice sized sea mullet. Then nothing doing for the next 2.5 hours bottom fishing. Packed up and headed over to Kure Beach pier for the next hour. One bluefish on cut bait on a bottom rig. A flattie and a black drum hit a white 4" Gulp that was above a bucktail.