Spring is prime time for surf fishing. This is the time of year when fish migrate inshore. Early in the morning or nightfall is the best time to find active fish and avoid the crowds. Prime locations for surf fishing are passes, points and jetties that transition from the ocean to bays. Since you are primarily fishing in one spot, live or dead bait is the way to go, and will draw fish to your location. Fishing with shrimp on a bottom rig is sure to catch fish, but live or dead baitfish will bring in the big ones. The joys of surf fishing are that you never know what you will catch from pompano to sharks. Look for a rod a long rod to maximize your casting distance and one that has enough power to aide your in your fights with big fish. The Shimano Tiralejo rod has your needs covered. Be sure to have a large spinning reel with enough line capacity to cast PowerPro braided line long distances and allow fish to make big runs.