I swear by Fishbites for surf fishing. We bought a pack and used a half strip on the hook shaft with either clam or mullet strip on the shank. With this set up we were literally getting a bite every cast, usually within 2 minutes of the bait hitting the water. If the bites took much longer we very often found that the Fishbites strip was missing. We caught blues, kingfish, trout and catfish.
– Mark Farmen