We were steadily catching specs last Sunday on the tip of Redfish using croaker. We switched to shrimp under a cork and started catching reds just under the slot. We caught 5 19" reds before leaving around 10AM.
These are the first reds we caught since May when redfish were everywhere we fished.
I had a friend who fished the surf in Jamaica Beach with his step-son on 7/24. They were armed with live shrimp and they each caught a limit of reds in shin deep water. The also released about 7-8 others. They were out of the water by 9 am and never went in past their waste. Of course, I couldn't go because of some stupid thing called work!
I was there Monday and Tuesday evening though throwing spoons, tops and mirrolures. Two evening take for me was 7 trout, 5 were 16"-17" each with one at 21" and the biggest at 22". There were 4 that I released because they were right at 15" and would have shrunk to under 15" one on ice.