January should provide anglers with lots of exciting action this year. Fishing in deeper water will provide you with better results on most days. Working your lures and baits much slower will also give you a better chance at success. Fish tend to become lethargic in cold water and are slow in moving to strike at lures. Finding water that is a couple of degrees warmer than the surrounding area can also give you an edge on finding fish. Water temperatures have been mild so far.
According to Captain Charlie, Redfish can be found around docks and sitting on the flats on warm, sunny days. Try a DOA shrimp around mangroves and docks for reds. The trout bite has greatly improved this past year and it should continue to get better. Snook season is closed for now and it will continue to be catch and release. Bridges, docks and the inlets will be the best opportunities to catch snook this month.
Bridges will continue to produce sheepshead, black drum, croakers, sand perch and bluefish. Most of the anglers on the catwalks prefer live or frozen shrimp for these fish. The drum and sheepshead have once again arrived early, and action has already been steady for these tasty fish. The inlet and turning basin will be full of bluefish, jacks and mackerel this month. Live or dead bait on a jig head will give you plenty of action along with silver spoons or shiny lures. Around seawalls, channel edges or deeper structure you can find grouper for catch and release action in January. Pompano fishing will depend on water temperatures for their location, but they will be in the area throughout the winter. Surf anglers will be targeting these fish on days when the beach is fishable. Enjoy fishing in January on the Treasure Coast!
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 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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There’s a reason why the Treasure Coast is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” Avid anglers know water temperatures can determine where and how you might fish this month. Fish tend to be lethargic in the colder water. Working your lures or bait slowly along the bottom will give the fish more time to react to it and can result in more bites. Keep in mind as well, sunny days will bring fish up in shallower waters to feed.
Here on the Treasure Coast, Snook season has opened again until May 31st. We are also likely to see consistent runs of cobia beginning after Valentines Day through mid-March.
Here is a list of what’s biting in the local waterways and the Atlantic this February:
Amberjack Grouper Pompano
Largemouth Bass King Mackerel Sailfish
Cobia Snapper Wahoo
Trout Sheepshead Snook
Set on 885 beautifully wooded acres, Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront golf community on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Discover this hidden gem along the shoreline of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. There’s something for everyone to love at Harbour Ridge. Residents can enjoy endless amenities as well as neighborhood events and it’s the perfect home base for avid fishermen and women with easy access to the water.
Harbour Ridge Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can guide you to great fishing spots as well. Choose from three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging from 24 to 60 feet, to find the perfect place for your boat at Harbour Ridge. Don’t own a vessel? No worries, The Club owns two boats that are available for members to rent at any time.
Learn more about Harbour Ridge’s beautiful community through the pages of our digital brochure or contact the Membership and Marketing Department to “Be Our Guest” and experience the Harbour Ridge lifestyle for yourself.
It’s Wahoo season on the Treasure Coast and the perfect time to get out on the water! Because water temperature varies by season and spawning takes place at certain times of the year, your favorite saltwater fish are coming and going this fall.
The St. Lucie Inlet and the Stuart Inlet are both located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, so there are a variety of species that you can chase after this October right in your own backyard. South Floridians truly live an amphibious lifestyle with boating year round in the sunshine state. Because Stuart is known as “The Sailfish Capital of the World” fishermen and boaters cherish these offshore waters. And know then like the backs of their hands.
According to the local experts, here’s what might be biting this month:
- Blue Marlin
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Yellowfin Tuna
Get a local’s look at the tides charts and fishing reports through Florida Sportsman. They’ll be able to provide the insider information on what’s biting and where. Florida Sportsman can also help you double check the local fishing rules and regulations as well. It’s important to keep the ecosystem balanced for the future of the sport.
Set on 885 beautifully wooded acres, Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront golf community on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Discover this hidden gem along the shoreline of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. There’s something for everyone to love at Harbour Ridge. Residents can enjoy endless amenities and neighborhood events and it’s the perfect home base for avid fishermen and women.
Harbour Ridge Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can guide you to great fishing spots as well. Choose from three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging from 24 to 60 feet, to find the perfect place for your boat at Harbour Ridge. Don’t own a vessel? No worries, The Club owns two boats that are available for members to rent at anytime.
Learn more about Harbour Ridge’s beautiful community through the pages of our digital brochure or contact the Membership and Marketing Department to “Be Our Guest.”
If you are searching for the big game and your personal best catch, then Florida’s Treasure Coast is your ideal fishing location. Loaded with massive grouper, snook, snapper, wahoo and sailfish, the crystal blue waters off the shore of the Treasure Coast are just waiting for your next adventure. We have narrowed down a few of the area’s tops spots to guarantee your next cast is your biggest and best yet:
4. Sailfish Point
The North side of the Saint Lucie Inlet is an area known as Sailfish Point. The Sailfish Point area provides an excellent fishing spot, primarily for Snook between the months of April and September. Use caution when boating in this area as it’s a maze of shallows that can ground your boat in the blink of an eye but when you find that sweet spot, the fish will come biting in droves.
3. Hells Gate
The name is much more intimidating than the location. It’s actually very peaceful. Getting there is also fairly easy. As you round the Southernmost tip of Sewalls point, and start heading North up the Saint Lucie River, the narrowest point (about 1/2 a mile North West of the point) is an area known as Hells Gate. It provides some excellent year round fishing. While you’ll find the docks an excellent place for Snook year round, the Channel side provides a solid fishery for Ladyfish and Bluefish from December to March.
2. Bessie Cove
Just South of the Stuart Causeway, on the East Side of the River, you’ll find the Bessie Cove area. All along the area is a large grass flats area, as well as a large number of docks. The grass flat, as well as the other flats areas in the river, is a good spot for catching some Seatrout from November to April, while the docks can be a good place to find Redfish and Snook. The Redfish bite is good from November to March, while the Snook bite is best between April to October.
1. Harbour Ridge
Topping the list is Harbour Ridge This unique community located on the wide water of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River is a local fishing haven. The estuary shoreline is a haven for anglers, as the river is teeming with redfish, snook, tarpon and trout. Of course, deep sea sportsmen cherish the open ocean and the waters off Stuart, known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”
Unique to this list, and many other communities in the area, Harbour Ridge boasts its very own marina, allowing residents to easily access their boat and the local waterways. Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. The Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide and the active yachting and sailing neighbors will delight you with parties, events and stories of “the one that got away.”
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