With the arrival of spring the inshore flats fishing is on the move, just like the fish. Warming waters, calmer winds, make for a more enjoyable experience for both the anglers and the fish. Despite the fact that we have had a relatively warm winter overall, the average temperature has not been much above normal so the fish patterns and habits will not be much different than years past. Bonefish sightings (and catches) continue to run strong. Many bones are averaging in the 8 to 10 pound range. Both the sound in North Bimini and the flats of south Bimini have been very productive. Also nearshore, there have been plenty of yellowtail, lane and mutton snapper. Of course I like to target triggerfish because they are great to eat. My best advice on the use of natural dead bait is squid. Warming water means an increase in the diversity of species on the flats so permit, tarpon in the deeper water, barracuda and shark are all available targets. Early morning on a rising tide is you best slot for the best action.