The lure preferences are dictated by which bay you're fishing in, as are colors.
The further south you go, the shallower and for the most part clearer the bays get.
Sand eel colors we use are the tequila and baffin magic. Which is pumpkin/gold flake and bright pink.
Hogie colors are pumpkin/Chartreuse Red/white White/chartreuse
Now my neighbor in Seadrift catches a ton of trout and uses one bait, Norton bull minnow in plum/chart. So, it's more the who and where than the what.
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX