I had two lines out different distances set in rod holders. Bait was missing at least once. One time it looked like it was picked at (all the meat was gone from the crab shell). One line had crab, other had shrimp and fish bites.
I fished a bait rod with fish bites and fresh head on table shrimp right off the beach. Got one bite and brought in a small whiting. It was very close to the shoreline.
There was a lot of vegetation being pushed up onto the beach.
Still, it was a fun day of fishing.