It seems like the heat of summer has pushed the fish into deeper waters, with most shallow catches coming near dusk and dawn. If you’re looking to spend a day of fishing “fun in the sun” you might try a deeper channel or grass flat in over 3 feet of water. There are good numbers of Specks mixed with flounder and reds when you find them. Use fish depth as a rule of thumb. If you’ve caught fish in 10 feet of water, but decide to move… try to find another spot with a similar depth. Live croaker and shrimp seem to be the favorite baits right now. However, with the right artificials you should be able to catch the more aggressive fish consistently. Throw your favorite topwaters when the water’s slick and something shiny/silver when the sun’s up or the water’s clear. It’s a good time to be on the Texas Gulf Coast.