Bluefish are good, a little oily but I enjoy them.
I wonder if the metal lure was a hopkins.
Gotcha plugs are good for spanish and blues as are bucktails.
That's what they call them out there, a tandem jig set-up, they are sold that way, red & white.
A large one with a smaller trailing jig, If the are running past the piers, one on each jig isn't uncommon.
I love fishing the outer banks.