how to avoid bait stealers?
i'm new to salt water fishing, i dont have a boat so i'm forced to fish off piers. anytime i use live shrimp or frozen sardines, by the time the bait hits the bottom, i dont feel any hits and the bait is gone. i've been told its pin fish stealing the bait. are there any techniques you would advise? like keeping the bait moving with a steady retrieve? any help would be appriciated.