I have never had great luck off of the dock but I fish there often. I have caught: Grunt (many times), a puffer fish or two which reguires a gentle touch, a sting ray once who took all of my line as if it were nothing but it was great fun, three or four snapper which surprised the hell out of me, a cow fish, and a few other breeds. The best thing about fishing off the dock is fishing off the dock!! Truly.