Recently my girlfriend and I traveled south on 101. Out on the jetty new port I saw quite a few people with some sort of sea bass on stringers. I had my ugly stick and some light tackle. I was given permission for one hour of fishing so I ran down to this little tackle shop and bought one dozen sand shrimp. Using a balsa float and a 3 foot leader I got one bite almost instantly but couldnt set the hook. My alotted hour was ending and with the rain starting was reluctant to keep fishing and slip on those rocks. I did manage to get pinched (HARD) :shock:by a sand shrimp. My questions are: Are sand shrimp the best to use? If so whats the best way to hook them? High tide or Low tide? And is newport the place to be? I want to go out some time soon and devote a whole day to it. Dont care what kind of fish I catch just want to have a fun day on the water. Can anyone help me???