Everyone on the site is always willing to help...just let us know where you want to fish, type of fishing you will be doing (bait fishing or lure fishing),and someone will help you. You might want to check out other areas of the site that can help you answer some of your questions such as the "How to" and "Hot Spots" areas.
The main thing is to get out there and fish - textbook reading is good for learning basics but actual "hands on" fishing is the best teacher.
PS - Might want to fill in your profile with some information so people know where you live, types of fish you like to target, and other interests (i.e. Topwater fishing for stripers, tog fishing,etc.). This way they can recommend spots near your location, etc.
I for one am still learning. If fishing from the surf, be patient, and use fresh bunker. The main thing I am learning is that it might not be technigue or terminal tackle, but as Gil might say "Reading the Surf". Most important, have fun. look, listen and see.
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