Charters for Hilton Head Fishing
Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to go if you are looking for the ultimate fishing experience.
Hilton Head Island is located just north of Georgia’s state line. It is within easy driving distance to Savannah and its airport. This island offers unparalleled angling opportunities through a number of reputable charter operators.
Charters are also available all year, with warm winters and water right off the coast.
Top Fishing Charters in Hilton Head
Top Rated Sport Fishing Hilton Head
Fishing in Hilton Head
The charter captains at Hilton Head are as experienced as they come and they are not afraid to dive into deep water. They can customize your experience to suit your budget, abilities, and comfort zone.
Charters from the shore
Redfish, speckled trout and flounder are all targets of inshore fishing. This offers lots of excitement, just wait until you tie into a bull Red! Inshore fishing isn’t difficult to arrange.
You will need to travel further out into deep waters in order to catch species such as sailfish, marlins, groupers, and tuna. You’ll be rewarded with incredible opportunities to catch the most sought-after game species around the globe, and you can even compete for trophies!
Deep-water fishing doesn’t necessarily require you to use lures. However, it can be a rewarding experience to work the bottom in areas with high productivity. These all-day trips will take you to schools of snapper, cobia, and seabass if you have the right crew and captain. Working a reef can be fun for both novice anglers as well as experienced ones.
Unbeatable shark fishing is possible thanks to the ideal water temperature and abundance of active prey. Your charter captain will guide you to a school with local knowledge. This allows for half-day catch and return trips. The shark charters on Hilton head Island are a great choice for experienced anglers who have a tight schedule.
Rules & regulations
If you are fishing on a charter, you don’t need a fishing licence. A valid license is required if you plan to go out on your own. You will be informed about the regulations regarding bag size and weight limits by your captain.
[CITY] Fishing Seasons
Redfish run in cooler weather, which means that the season at Hilton Head Island begins with the New Year. In January, prime species include triggerfish, grouper and sheepshead.
Redfish season is at its peak and salt flat fishing is unbeatable. In shallow bays you will find flounder, while deeper waters will have grouper and snapper waiting to be caught.
March is a transitional month, when the water warms from winter. Reds continue to feed inshore and warmer species such as Cobia are beginning to turn-on. This makes it a great time of year to hunt sharks.
Spring is a time for sailfishing. But blues, amberjack and barracuda are also gaining popularity. It’s still great to fish for sharks, and you don’t have to hesitate to book a charter to reds with the right crew and captain.
Warm water provides plenty of energy to feed, and May is when blufish, amberjack and barracuda are at their best. This is why shark fishing is so exceptional in May. It is illegal to capture Cobia in May.
Tarpon, Mahi Mahi and Cobia are all on the menu in June, making Hilton Head Island an exciting late-spring fishing destination. Opportunities abound for many species as they hit their warm-water stride.
July is a continuation of the warm water excitement. Everything from Amberjack to Wahoo, Cobia and Tarpon are biting. Redfish and Seabass, which are cold-water species, will be less active in July. However, sharks will continue to feed in summer.
August is the warmest month of the year. This increases the excitement for anglers who love to fish on Hilton Head Island. Warm weather species are in their prime and packing on pounds before fall cools down.
Cooling water means cool weather While the warm-water species are slowing down, the cool-water ones are heating up. Redfish, Seabass, and flounder are the most popular fish in September. Shark fishing is still very good.
As the water cools, Mackerel and trout, reds and Seabass start to turn on. However, shark fishing is slowing.
The trend towards cool water continues in November, with the warmer-weather species becoming less popular. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no angling excitement. Reds, flounder and Seabass fishing are great in the late fall.
Redfishing is spectacular at Christmas, and there’s no better time to fish for grouper or snapper. Do not let the thought of cold weather scare your eyes! This far south, “winter,” is a relative term…
Hilton Head’s Top Targeted Species
- Spanish mackerel
- King mackerel
- Blacktip shark
- Bonnethead shark