And Bag, a few more things to keep in mind: If the fish aren't schooled up in big groups, it almost isn't worth the effort. If the tide isn't right, the schools will push in to the deeper water and make it tough to find them. Figure out when the tide is just right so that the schools are shallow. You'll know you have the right tide if you see a large group of fish finning in the shallows, the water erupt as a school spooks, etc....jumpers don't mean you're going to have good schools, but they can be a starting point at finding some Fish as much as you can at your beach of choice to learn when the tide is right, where the fish hole up, etc. Swap flies if you're fishing over a big school with no results Sometimes they just won't bite Rain the day of or days prior seem to make the fish more active Low light and clouds can really help. Bright sun may turn the bite off. Good luck man!