If you go out to the point at EI one side is ocean and one side is sound. Well the sound side has a HUGE flat that stays loaded with bait fish. Right where the beach access is (no access this time of year). If you are staying in that area. If not, have somebody drop you and your bucket/net off and walk out there real quik. Will not take long to gather all you need. Good luck!!
Not sure if it can still be used, or if it is still there, but there used to be the end of a creek almost in front of the school on hwy 24 toward Morehead from hwy 58. Hope I got that right. It has been a very long time, but some of my friends used to get their live bait from there. Should be other similar places.