[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he spring and early summer fishing has been fantastic and will continue into and through July. The hotter weather will mean an adjustment to your fishing technique however. The best times to hit the flats will be early morning before the sun gets too high and late afternoon, early evening just before sunset. This means that you can take a break during the day and have a conch salad and a few cold ones and relax! The fish will be deeper in the water column, near edges and ledges. Always look for moving water. To get your bait/fly deeper into the water column use a heavier fly and allow sufficient time for it to sink. This will increase your catch ratio. Best natural baits are still shrimp and crab. You will find the schools to be smaller than in the past months but the typically the fish will be larger. With calm winds at this time of the year sight fishing is at its best. Don’t forget to try your luck at catching some permit, tarpon and barracuda which are plentiful. Nearshore reef fishing will provide some great grouper and snapper (yellowtail and muttons) fishing as well as tasty triggerfish.