Best time to go through any inlet is between tide changes, this is the time when the water isn't moving much in either direction. Try for early mornings when the seas tend to be flatter. When tide is coming in or out, the mouth of the inlet will be the roughest point. I'd say go out just as your going into a change of tides, this will give you a little time out there to come back in when it's still changing. Nothing like running through the inlet.... we do it up in OCMD all the time at night and enjoy the boardwalk lights from the water.... Good luck! Take your time.... and be safe!!!