Don’t be fooled that summer is ending; September is one of the best times of Florida’s fishing season. The waters aren’t as crowed with boats and are teeming with fish. Don’t be surprised to hear of people landing Snook and Tarpon as well as Wahoo, Dolphin and Sailfish. Residents and members at Harbour Ridge can be out in the Atlantic in no time thanks to their on-site marina. But don’t get caught off guard yourself – read ahead to learn about this month’s fishing prediction.
September in South Florida means one thing: Dolphin! The golden-headed fish has been reported all over in the local waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Head out the inlet to get in on the action as soon as you can. A tip: you can find these fish near weed lines, but don’t spend all day flipping over every pile of seaweed that you find floating. Keep an eye out for ones that have bubbles near them, then cast there and troll.
Not to be out shadowed, September might even have some leftover Wahoo from the earlier summer season. And don’t forget, Stuart is the Sailfish Capital of the World. The bite here is starting to pick up and anglers are reporting some good action – especially in the mornings.
This is also a great time to catch cobia. Another local tip: look for rays up on the surface or with your bottom machine. They almost always come with cobia underneath their wings. If you can find the rays, you have a good shot at cobia.
Start your day on the water at first light trolling for the sport fish. Once the sun is higher in the sky, switch to bottom fishing the local reefs for Grouper or Snapper. There are a few artificial reefs created by Martin County’s Artificial Reef Program just off of the St. Lucie Inlet that provide habitat for these species. They make great fishing grounds.
Looking for beach fishing? Head out to find Tarpon rolling on the shorelines. The best time for Tarpon is in the morning or in the evening. Stop by the Snook Nook, the local bait and tackle shop, on your way out to the beach to pick up anything you might need. A spinning reel will do the trick.
The weather forecast is looking great for fishing, as well. The late summer atmosphere, along with the Atlantic Ridge Axis shifting from Central to South Florida means that the air and water temperatures are less likely to produce storms. Enjoy a few weeks of warm blue waters and mostly sunny blue skies.
The fishing and the weather make it great to spend the time outdoors. One of the best possible places to cast is near Harbour Ridge – located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The lifestyle of this private community is centered around the water and second to none.
Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf and country club communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.
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