Sight fishing gets a little tougher, with the higher tides, as we head into the Summer time patterns in Eastern Tampa Bay and Northern Sarasota Bay. With most low tides dropping only to +1.5 to +0.8 ft., blind casting with Dupree's Spoon Fly, EP Mullets, Grassett's Flats Minnow, and Olive Sea Ducers will find redfish, snook, and trout. Large trout are (18-25") have been plentiful on the flats of Palma Sola and Tidy Island. Snook and reds can be found near the mangroves on the rising tide. Using a clear floating fly line (Monic's Tropical FST Line) or a floating clear tip fly line (Monic's Tropical Seamless Clear Tip) will give you advantage when blind casting (www.monic.com). The clear line will prevent overhead "line flash" which could spook fish that you may not see while blind casting. With the new moon coming up next week, the afternoon falling tides will be the best opportunities for sight fishing with the fly rod, with tides dropping to -0.5 or more in the late afternoon.