This week looks like we will be locked into some nice weather. It is still that time of year that you can expect to see negative low tides. Plan on fishing the deeper sand holes on the edges of your favorite flat. As the water rises, you will be able to follow the fish in. 
Big trout over 20 inches continue to be caught on a regular basis. They are keying in on big white bait. I know it is a run, but if this is what you are targeting, making a trip to the skyway for bait is the trick. Make sure to use a bobber when fishing these big baits. While the trout love them, you will need the bobber to slow the bait down.  If artificial is your bait of choice then I would recommend a jig head heavy enough to bounce it across the bottom. Fish it with a plastic 4 in. shad or shrimp. I like darker colors for canals and rivers, while lighter colors have always been productive on the grass flats.
Most of the reds are being caught close to the mangroves or in the creeks.  Shrimp on a number one hook with a small split shot tossed tight against the shoreline or near oyster beds is what they like. The majority of the fish are small but we have been catching a few slot fish as well. There are some upper slot fish on the flats but you will have to wade to them. They seem to disappear as the water rises. 
Looking for something to eat? Sheepshead is a great fish to target this time of year. They can be found on most structure throughout the bay.
Capt. Mike Gore