Hit the sand this morning, fished the outgoing tide. On the water about 6:15. Started with the flash minnow, then dug some sand crabs. Lots of short bites right at the lip of the trough, wasn't hooking up, probably dink perch. Moved down the beach and found some more fish. 4 dink bsp, then hooked up a nice bean. Stubborn guy kept going on runs, took a few minutes to negotiate him onto the shore. Solid 20-21". Released to be caught another day. Went back to the flash minnow rod to finish out the morning, no dice on the hardbait. Conditions were excellent, minimal salad, reasonable surf, water getting warm and very clear.