I live in Louisville but I spend a lot of time in St Pete beach. The winds down there have been bad all year so off shore has been rough. Your best best is early in the morning over off pass a grill beach down by the jetty snook have been crusing the beaches. But like I said it depends on the wind again even off the beach. That's why I say early. D.O.A., Mirrolure, and of course live bait. White Jigs, if you tie your own flies tie a fly with and silver flash and other color flashes if not buy one like that. red jig heads,
when you get down thereask what is the best live bait they are hitting on or just get some live shrimp always catches something. During the day my favorite place to fish Fort Desoto park wade fish, kayak, just do a google on Fort Desoto great place to fish and can find some calm water out of the west wind.