Fishing the surf for Calico Bass can be so much fun! Literally almost any lure or bait could catch a bass depending on conditions and location. Calico Bass mature to adults in 4-5 years at about 10”-11”, then grow very slowly to around 33 years old, ((?size is mainly dependent on how much they can eat.?)) They are called kelp bass but are frequently caught around any sort of structure or cover available for them to hide and ambush prey. Jerk baits with single hook replacements work great and surprisingly will only pick up a very small amount of kelp / eel grass compared to trebles, just use heavy leader like 20- 25lb fluorocarbon just in case you get hung up. I’m just learning so ANY advise on lure selection or locations or just shootin the shit about calicos would be appreciated greatly!!!! nicer one typical size friend...."look up." me...."huh?" fav. zero dark thirty put a good bend on that small rod typical size / smaller one Lucky Craft Flash Minnow 110SP Lucky Craft Surf Pointer Ayame Rapala Xrap if its really slow, try a drop shot Thank for reading! Hope you get a chance to get out there and have some fun!