hey guys i have been fishing out of my boat the past 2 months and now i think i want to try and wade fish some. Where would be the best place for me to go my 1st time and just drive up and begin fishing? Also what kind of equipment do i need to carry w/ me and should i go live bait or plastics??? I have also seen guys out there wading in shorts is that just crazy or do i need waders and ray guards? any input appreciated.