You didn't mention what size hooks ya got, but we use #8s or 9s further south in DE bay. Most popular bait this time of year is fresh bunker, if ya can find it, one bunker yields 4-5 baits. Clams rank 2nd.
My hooks are pre- rigged on 36" leaders, we use "fish finder" (sinker sliders) to attach the sinkers, anchor up, If you're using conventional reels, set 'em in free spool, turn on the clicker, stick the rod in a holder and wait for the sweet screaming sound of a runoff. Baitrunner spinning reels work well for the striped ones also.
Have fun, bring enough beverages - it can be a long wait.