Boat is fine for Christmas bay, Oyster, and Bastrop bay (also, greens and Karakawa on the intercoastal out of either FatBoys or Sea Isel in winds less than 12 knts. You can catch lots' of reds in those bays. Texas has lots of storms that can come up and that would not be fun or safe n that rig. As always you are solely responsible for navigating and operating your rig on the water.
The main thing I would start looking for were ever you fish is bait, birds, and slicks... that's how you'll find the fish.
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