Welcome to the forum!
You'll find plenty to catch all along the SE US in the fall/winter.
You can use a standard top/bottom rig or a fishfinder rig. Use anything from a 1/0 - 5/0 circle hook tipped with local chunk of bait fish. Toss it out in the first trough, no need to skyrocket it out a mile.
You can do a search on here for many variables and find all kinds of good info.
Let us know how you do!