September can be a tricky month to predict the migration of pelagics. Some years, the fish migrate through early in large numbers and sometimes they are late to arrive. The only way to know if they have arrived is to get out there and test the waters. It is always a good idea to take an electric reel to make deep dropping the backup plan if the bite is not on. The spearfishing is great year-round and September often provides beautiful flat calm days to get out to the good spots. You can easily fill the boat with a variety of seafood just within a few hours of diving, working patch reefs for the lobster, hogfish and grouper. Or venture out to the drop off and dive for some kingfish and permit. Sharks will always pose a risk while spearfishing, so working as a team to watch each other as the diver shoots a fish, and be ready to poke off the sharks as they get too close, will help to reduce the chance of a diver to get bitten. We as divers have to respect the fact that we are in the shark’s environment and we are responsible for the shark’s actions towards us. Dive safe and have fun.