Not skunked!!! Three spots and three whiting - I could have eaten dinner if I kept them all. Used the St Croix 4 piece 10' Triumph Surf Rod (nice!) and a pompano rig with a 2 ounce pyramid sinker. Casts a mile!!! The takes on these fish on this rod are very subtle, even though in a medium power rod this is one of the softer rods out there (with the exception of an Ugly Stik). Fun afternoon at the beach!!! This wasn't fishing - it was catching!