Florida Fishing September Forecasts


The following is the Fish Florida Alliance's curated list of local fishing forecasts around Florida. We share links and information from authoritative sources as well as "locals" to give you the best resource to plan your next fishing excursion. Check back before your next trip for the current fishing forecasts to the area.


September Saltwater Forecast Overview

The summertime may be known for its abundant fishing action in Florida, but the fall season is truly a hidden gem. As the crowds thin out, the fish remain, and in some cases, even come back to provide even more diversity in the angling scene. The Florida fishing experience never fails to impress.

The Keys welcome the return of Tuna, enhancing the already thriving deep sea fishing. Sailfish can be found in abundance in Miami, while the Panhandle offers the opportunity to target Bull Redfish in the shallow waters and take advantage of the warm weather for offshore fishing. Homosassa is a must-visit destination, offering the chance to combine fishing with swimming with manatees and fantastic reef fishing.

The shorter days of fall also provide ample time for freshwater fishing. Largemouth Bass are back at the topwaters, joined by Bluegill and various Panfish. From Okeechobee to the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and beyond, anglers are sure to have a memorable experience.


September Freshwater Forecast Overview

September is a time of the year when many anglers mistakenly believe that bass fishing will be poor due to the hot weather. However, this could not be further from the truth. The early morning bite is often a great time to fish, as the cooler temperatures increase the chances of catching a trophy bass.

Many anglers may head back to the boat ramp by noon, assuming that the bass will no longer be biting. But, in reality, some of the largest bass can be caught during the heat of the day. This is when precision casting and placing baits in the right spots becomes crucial, as bigger bass may be waiting in shaded areas or near food sources.

While the heat may slow down the bass bite, the truth is that bass in Florida still have to eat all year round. This is why Florida is known as the Bass Fishing Capital of the World.

There are numerous great fishing spots in Central Florida, including Lake Toho and Butler Chain, where anglers can try their luck and possibly land a lunker. With these lakes close to popular tourist attractions like Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World, there's no shortage of opportunities for a memorable fishing experience.



Northeast Florida Regional Forecasts

Including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach & Ponte Vedra, Florida


Central East Region

Including Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, and Space Coast, Florida


Southeast Region

Including Ft. Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Jensen Beach, Juno Beach, Sebastian Inlet, and Stuart, Florida


Northwest Region

Including Eastpoint, Forgotten Coast, Destin, and Panama City Beach, Florida


North Central Region

Including Steinhatchee and Gainesville, Florida


Central Region

Including Kissimmee/Clewiston, Polk & Highlands Counties, Florida


Central West Region

Including Madeira Beach and St Petersburg, Florida


Southwest Region

Includes Naples, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Venice, Florida


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