|First off, Welcome to the board! I am unfamiliar with a "penn battle" is it a spinning reel? What weight line? Like already said, a lite "freshwater" outfit with 6-lb line will be fine for just about anything your liable to hook into. They have a whole different fishery south of point conception (just north of santa Barbara) I would suggest just getting out there and checking it out. Most fishermen "just like anywhere elce" are always more than willing to share their sport with anyone who'll listen. There are a bunch of regulations conserning fishing here and the DFW Wardens are very serious about writing citations! The creator of this web site has a book in print "pierfishing in California" that is filled with information, list's every pier along the coast of California. Another book worth getting is " fishes of the pacific coast" and ofcourse stop by any Big-5 or Walmart and get a fishing regulations pamphlet for the fresh and salt water regs. Lastly, post a report of your outing! even if you didn't wet a line! Thanks...mutt.
Tight lines to all, and to all a good FIGHT!!!