I have never fished from a pier, I've done a little bit of surf fishing in the gulf and done alright. We're staying in a house about a block from the pier so I guess a lot of my time will be spent there. My questions are do I need to buy a net with a rope to lower the fish up with? Also what do I do with the fish after pulling them up? I have some long stingers that I used surf fishing or is better to just bring a cooler with ice? Next question is what will be moving around in that area and what would be the best bait? Thanks y'all for helping me keep from looking too much like a dummy when I get down there!