After a slow start, we started catching the little guys left and right, and on pretty much everything. We were using our surf rods and spinning reels with a traditional bottom rig. We caught them on every kind of bait we had: squid, blood worms, shrimp, and sand fleas.
My dad and I are saying that we each caught six. I think we probably reeled in more than that, giving them to another angler on the pier who loved filleting them and eating them.
My pap, who is a sheepshead expert from his months in Florida, was effortlessly trying to get one of the zebra-striped fish to hit. We saw quite a few around the pier pilings, but could not get them to hit on anything.