Re: Help me fish S.E. of Houston, TX
There is some good wadefishing in that area but lots of it is either too deep or too muddy to wade very well. Not sure about the surf fishing in that area, but I do know you will want a sinking line to fish it. I would recommend getting a sit-on-top kayak to use where its too deep or too mucky to wade. I would expect to use the 8wt rod mostly.
Hiring a guide specifically to take you out in a kayak and show you lots of spots could be the best use of your money, as you would benefit from it every time you go out after that.