Spring has sprung and summer is almost here. Warming water on the flats surrounding the islands of North and South Bimini will certainly warm up the inshore fishing. It is hard to have a “bad day” fishing Bimini waters but everything is relative. Recently, a morning charter of novices (two persons) went out and landed seven bonefish (and lost three). The fish are averaging 6 to 7 pounds. The bite will continue to improve as the fish meander further out onto the flats to feed. The usual assortment of artificials and live baits will work, particularly shrimp. Permit are being seen in increasing numbers. Interestingly, the tarpon are hanging in the marina basins. On the nearshore scene, yellowtail, mutton and lane snapper are plentiful along with tasty triggerfish. Preferred bait for reef fishing is cut squid. When stalking the flats be sure to check the channel edges and look for moving water where the fish will be staking their prey. With the warm (but not hot) weather, calmer winds and low humidity, May is one of the best months to enjoy all that Bimini has to offer.