Lots of freshwater in the bays but isolated pockets along Matagorda Island are holding good numbers of slot reds. The ticket is to follow the bait, set up a wade and start with Super Spook Jr. topwater plugs in Spectrum or bone. Once the topwater bite slows, switch over to swim baits. My favorite is a 3-1/2 inch Yum Money Minnow in white/chartreuse.
Live shrimp and croakers are good at the jetties fished in 14 to 18 feet of water. Remember this: The key to finding fish at the jetties is to move around a lot. The fish are there. You just have to find them.
Phil Brannon used a Money Minnows to catch these reds in three feet of water along Matagorda Island.
Capt. Robert Sloan