Change Your Bait Frequently!
When you are bait fishing be sure to CHANGE your bait frequently....every 15 min or so...do this even if the crabs etc are not bothering your bait. Why????? because the flow of the sea water dilutes the scent in the bait quickly...especially in frisky surf conditions. Don't be lazy and leave the same bait out for long periods..........you may be in for long periods of no bites also!!!!!!!........Please Practice Catch and Release.