We're heading down to Clearwater for a family trip this weekend, I want to get some fishing in. Since I don't want to fly with a big rod, I'll run by Walmart and get a surf fishing rod and reel (2), some beach rod holders, rigs, bait, and go. Would like to be on an actual BEACH rather than a sandbar or seawall, as I could be closer to my family enjoying the waves. Also, would like to CATCH fish. So, any advice on this would be appreciated.. such as: Length of rod (9'?) line weight (12lb?) lures or bait? (which lures, or, triangle weight, rig (what kind) and cut or live bait? Finally, where? I hear it's not legal on Clearwater beach proper, but I'll have a rental car, I'd like to load us all up and have a beach day, me fishing, them playing. Looking forward to your advice!!!!