i spent the last week in southern fla around the palm beach area. i found a pier in lakeworth which is about 20 min away from my girlfriends house. i hooked into a very large ray the first day, and caught a large snook the next. i have to say, i really enjoy fishing salt water, even from a pier. the best day that i had though, my girl went with me and we were fishing spinning rigs, with 1 oz. jig heads and live shrimp. we were catching mostly "blue runners." for their size and the rigs we were using, they put up an excellent fight and were a blast to catch. the best part was watching her catch them and the smile on her face. i recommend anyone to get a medium spinning outfit and some jig heads with shrimp and hitting the pier. never know what you may hook into, and even the smaller fish put up a good fight.