I'm no red drum fisherman by any stretch, but the best luck seems to be in the surf in Sept/Oct. I suppose they are in the bay, I just have no clue, honestly. Never fished for them there. If I go to the bay or over to the sound, it's for croaker.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Let a man vote to give himself a fish and he eats until society collapses.