Not so much for reds, but I've caught specs on them. Used to be the old Rebel Minnow was as good as any, but I like Mirrolure & Rapala XRaps too.
I've got more "refined" jerkbaits I use for bass, and they'll all catch fish, but not sure I would use them in the salt. I have converted some by changing hooks to saltwater type, such as Husky Jerks & Rogues, but not specifically for either fish species.
I don't get to wrapped up in colors, even though I have many. Anything with a basic white/silver/gold/pearl "baitfish" color pattern will work. I like black/purple, and chartreuse too, which generally work for a lot of fish. I've done fine with pink too. I've got some Gag's Mambo Minnows & Mirrolures in pink colors that specs seem to like sometimes.
Never tried them under a popping cork, but would likely work with sinking type lures in the "right" situation. I usually use a small bucktail jig or a shrimp type bait under a popping cork.
Don't overlook using a teaser fly with a jerkbait, as that can be very productive. Tie the fly to a short 4" to 10" dropper with a loop knot ahead of the lure. Keep the fly far enough away from the lure so they don't tangle.
BTW, flounder will take jerkbaits too if you fish them closer to the bottom.