Here is what I use to catch fish for inshore fishing. I do not have any real off shore gear since I rarely fish off shore. In the Mosquito Lagoon, you need relatively lightweight tackle.
#1 - My favor store is Cabelas. Actually, I have never been there since all of my purchase are online. I like ordering things on line since a few days later there is a little package waiting for you after work.
I use a combination of Pflueger and Shimano reels. I prefer the Pflueger Reels since they have better customer service. I recently purchased their new Infusion Model (from Cabelas, of course) and it is very smooth.
For line I use Suffix Braid line in 10 lbs. test. It is very smooth and, when used in combination with an artificial bait, you can cast a country mike.
For rods, I have standardized on Shimano Clarus rods. They are about $67 each and are a good value. They are both sensitive and strong.
I use primarily gulp shrimp. It works great. The only downside is when the puffer fish eat them since I consider puffer fish garbage fish.
Finally, I use Gamatasu hooks. I used #1 or #2 circle hooks. They are super sharp and do not rust.