I have been fishing the Galveston area longer than I care to remember but I have never really targeted sharks, other than using a stringer in the surf. I have a couple of cheap 12' surf rods with spinning reels spooled up with what I believe is 300 yds of 25# mono. With a good leader, how big a fish can I reasonably expect to put on the beach with these rods? As far as bait goes is dead bait like mullet ,shad or squid bought at a bait camp worth using? Or would I be better off catching whiting and using that? What is the best time of day, I see where a lot of people go overnight. I remember building fires on the beach down around SLP many years ago, is this still allowed?