Trout are often found in or along the edges of grass flats. Using a weedless presentation, like texas rigging a swimbait hook will keep you in the strike zone longer, with out fouling up on bits of grass.
We have had great success fishing brightly colored softbaits in stained or murky water. Bone, Bubble Gum, Chartreuse and Electric Chicken get the job done.
When winter water temps force sea trout into deep pot holes and pockets, slow jigging small soft baits can pull limits when they may refuse other offerings. The mini darter series offers a unique jigging presentation that trout can ignore.
Try using a fish finder rig when fishing new areas. Having two baits can be better than one.