I typically rig the weedless with a weighted hook, the lighter the better, but that depends on the conditions when it comes to the surf. With the texas surf I have seen hundreds of flat clear days over the years, but I look for them and plan my trips around them. For someone that goes to the beach at set intervals or just when they can your chances of getting a good day decline dramatically. If you are going in early October you can still find some trout. If you do arrive to rough water bring some larger tackle and use dead mullet or shad and search for some bull reds!
Side note, the CDL are great for bass to if you live inland and do some freshwater fishing.
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