You can catch a lot of whiting and have a chance to hook into a big red or a shark if you go to the beach and cast out shrimp on the bottom. When you catch a whiting, cut it into smaller chunks and throw them out to catch sharks and maybe reds. Buy live mullet or dead mullet for a Breyer chance at reds. You can also catch HUGE black drums on shrimp and cracked crab.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.