Everything You Need to Know About Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Fishing

Hilton Head Fishing Charters

The fishing in Hilton Head is some of the best in the state of South Carolina. Located in the southernmost part of the state, Hilton Head has miles of marshes, backcountry, and tidal creeks behind it. In front of it deep blue waters go on forever. Hilton Head's moderate climate make it a perfect fishing destination year-round. Whether you want to cruise the backcountry chasing Redfish, or head 70 miles offshore to the Gulf Stream, Hilton Head fishing charters have it all.

Hilton Head Inshore Fishing

The inshore fishing around Hilton Head is some of the best in the entire region. If cruising skinny intertidal waters chasing Redfish is your idea of a good day of fishing, you've come to the right place. Beginning in the fall and continuing through the winter, massive bull Redfish move into shallow waters to feed. In the warmer months they can be found in deeper inshore basins and nearshore structure. Hilton Head shark fishing is also red-hot in the summer months.

When fishing for Redfish in Hilton Head, you're always in line to catch Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, or Bluefish on fishing charters from Hilton Head Island. In the summer, migrating Tarpon make their way into the bays and backwaters around Hilton Head in pursuit of schooling baitfish. Hooking up to "The Silver King" is an unforgettable experience, and people come from far and wide for their shot at these prehistoric creatures.

Hilton Head South Carolina Deep Sea and Offshore Fishing

While Hilton Head is generally considered an inshore fishing destination, the offshore and deep sea fishing is also excellent. There are countless artificial reefs and shipwrecks accessible by a short boat ride. Additionally, legendary deep water locations like the R7 and R8 Navy platforms about 50 miles off Hilton Head Island's coast.

For the charters that run closer to shore, trolling or bottom fishing around sea floor structure produces Grouper and Snapper species, as well as Cobia and Kingfish (King Mackerel). Heading further out to sea will bring Pelagic beasts like Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, and billfish species like Black Marlin from Hilton Head.

Things to do in Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island is a unique vacation and fishing trip destination. The population of the island is only around 40,000 people, but can swell to over 150,000 in the summer. Regardless, the island maintains its small town feel throughout the year. After your Hilton Head Island fishing charter, take a break from the fishing and visit a number of local restaurants for true Lowcountry cooking. Hilton Head also features a number of historical landmarks for those looking to learn the rich history of this beautiful island. For the fishermen who also enjoys golf, there are a number of excellent courses on the island.

Fishing in Hilton Head Island, SC

Get on the water with our Hilton Head Island charter boats for fantastic inshore and deep sea fishing today. Check out our Hilton Head Outfitters trips for everything from Hilton Head fly fishing guides to Hilton Head offshore sport fishing charters.

Hilton Head Tides and Weather

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