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For as long as I can remember I've locked myself into live bait when fishing the surf...I was only going a couple times a year but have since moved closer to the shore and really want to get into throwing more artificials. I've always fished live shrimp/mud minnows/mullet or whatever I caught in the net but recently have begun to make the switch. Got out to SLP today and I threw some 3" shrimp (New Penny) Saltwater Gulp in the surf. Caught a couple nice whiting and a lot of what I tihnk was some sort of mackerel. The mackerel had some bad teeth and kept tearing the Gulp in half. Anyway, I was using a small 1/4 jig head for the hook but realized I didn't really know what I was doing. If anyone can give me some tips as to what kind of set up works best in certain conditions I would greatly apreciate it. Tired of killing fish that swallow treble hooks! By the way, I'm using a 7' All Star med action...don't know if this is best either!