Goleta pier info?

Great site! First-time poster and glad to be here. I am headed to Goleta pier this weekend with the family and wanted to get some tips on tackle.
Fished the surf plenty of times from Malibu to Ventura but this will be my first try at fishing a pier and I wanted to get the family and kids on some fish.
Any tips on tackle, hook size, weights, bait is welcome and most appreciated.


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Hey "B"
Welcome to the boards. I live about 7 hours from Goleta, and have never had the pleasure of fishing that pier, but I can tell you that before heading out to any pier in California that is new to me; I consult my Pier Fishing in California book to get a wealth of info- including the fish species and environment and techniques that have proven successful.
Her is a link to one of Ken' articles on the Goleta Pier. Good luck and please post a report on you adventure.