We just fish for reds/trout/flounder.
L or ML rods work best, you don't need or want heavy action rods, they break lines and pull hooks too easily.
20# braid or 12-15# mono works fine.
1/8 oz screwlock head with a bass assassin type tail or paddle tail will catch anything you're interested in. Grass flats with potholes is your best wading ground to get some action. It's not complicated, don't over think it.
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX