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.
To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.
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.”
Welcome to the Weekend! Florida’s Treasure Coast is the place to be each and every weekend as the calendar is always jam packed with fun events for you and your neighbors to enjoy. This weekend’s hot events include delicious wines, friendly felines and dancing the night away for a good cause. Check it out:
Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer
Date: Friday September 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
Address: 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave, Palm City, Florida 34990
Wine lovers and those crazy about cats are invited to join us for the first ever Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer to benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Attendees will get to mingle with friends and some famous felines while sampling delicious wines from a couple native Florida Vineyards, as well as an impact-driven world-class vineyard out of Napa Valley. There will also be light bites, cat basket raffles and live music featuring the acoustic sounds of local musician Ben Mejia. All cat adoptions will be waived. It is a $20 entry fee per person, which includes admission and 1 FREE raffle ticket. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Dance the Night Away for Molly’s House
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 2201 SE Sailfish Point Blvd, Stuart, Florida 34996
Dress in your best elegant 60’s attire and come dance the night away with us! Incredible food, an open bar with signature cocktails, casino games, a live and silent auction, and SO MUCH DANCING! Don’t miss this amazing event for an amazing organization!
Food & Wine Pairings at The Dolphin Bar
Date: Event occurs the last Sunday of every month.
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Address: 1401 NE Indian River Dr. Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
Food & Wine are kind of a big deal at The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House. Our Chefs truly enjoy taking the time to put together a well thought out and delicious 4-course meal paired with some amazing wines. The last Sunday of every month at 5:30PM, we dedicate our private Banquet Room to guests who share our passion for food and wine.
On the Waterfront
Living in the tropical climate of Treasure Coast boasts year-round fun for its residents. If you’re ready for just a relaxing weekend on the waterfront, there’s always the beautiful blue water of the St. Lucie River and Atlantic Ocean. Luckily for residents at Harbour Ridge, access to some of the world’s greatest fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding is just steps from their front door.
Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge’s shoreline encompasses two miles of beautiful, pristine riverfront. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a secluded safe Harbour for your vessel and with easy ocean access just minutes away.
With the west end of the Bahamas just 55 miles offshore, and the Gulf of Mexico accessible via the Intercoastal Waterway, there’s no limit to your adventure. Take a cruise to Lake Okeechobee or spend the day snorkeling and diving offshore, the pristine Florida waters are your playground.
Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. For the non-boaters in the community, the estuary shoreline is also 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.”
Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront community located on the Treasure Coast and boasts world-class fitness and outdoor amenities. Waterfront walking and biking trails, stand-up paddleboard and kayak launch, championship golf, and of course the state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa Fitness and Tennis center. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!
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.”
For more information, Harbour Ridge’s ideal waterfront lifestyle and the surrounding waters, click here!