The boat's up to you. Your call, let me know. As for lures/tactics, I've been having luck with finesse worms on Haddon Lake in the evenings. If we're going on foot, I'm only bringing one rod, my 7 ft. all around rod that you tried out. If by boat, I'll bring two.
One thing you'll learn about me, I'm pretty much a "fly by the seat of my pants" type fisherman.