Boat or boatless?
SonOne & I did a Thursday evening to dark drive up & wade fish off Mustang Island.
SO caught around 12 trout and one 19.95" red, I caught about the same number trout, maybe a bit more, and also a 18"+ red. Targeting reds but the trout were stacked.
We kept SO's 22" & my 19" trout for fish tacos. Threw back a number of trout that probably would have (& would have) measured and lost a couple serious trout, including a legit upper 20 6 lb+ trout, spit the hook 15' from me. Very nice trout any time and especially in August.
Again we were looking for reds, but the trout were beating the reds to the bait. Learned a long time ago not to leave a hot bite, so we were weeding through the trout especially after that mamma trout. Never really got around to finding the reds and the plan was to find a STAR red.