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Beaufort/ Hilton Head Fishing News and Report (Updated August 14)

With water temperatures usually as high as they will get all year, August can be a tough time to fish in South Carolina.  Luckily for Beaufort-area fishermen, however, even though it’s hot redfish are still feeding very well.  In fact, Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that tailing activity on the flood tide has been very good, and they do not remember a summer month in the past where ...

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Hilton Head Inshore Fishing News and Report (Update July 14)

Despite the hot air and water temperatures, Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports that inshore action has been strong in the Hilton Head area. Redfish have been hard to locate on high water, but once the tide is leaving the marsh small schools of spottails have been holding around shell banks extending from the shoreline of large creeks. Cut mullet or chunks of fresh menhaden fished under ...

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Beaufort/ Hilton Head Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated June 5)

Inshore: Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that redfish are chasing shrimp in the creeks. Fish can be caught on shrimp and mullet, with live mud minnows not producing as well but still catching a few fish. On cloudy days there has been some topwater activity early on Zara Spooks and Gurgler flies on the fly rod, and sub-surface ¼ ounce jigheads with Gulp! new penny shrimp have been wo ...

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Redfish are willing to feed at low tide, too, in Beaufort

In the most recent Beaufort/ Hilton Head fishing report which was posted on Friday Captain Tuck Scott reported a very strong high tide bite for tailing redfish, but he warned that fish were finicky at times on low tide.  However, that's not to say that spottails can't be caught on the ebb - check out these redfish caught yesterday on Captain Tuck Scott's boat.  Tuck reports that the fish were caught in the ...

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Beaufort/ Hilton Head Winter 2014-15 Fishing Report (Updated March 15)

Spottail Bass: Fair. Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that weather continues to be a major issue, but that looks to be improving. When they can get out they are mostly sight-casting for fish on lower stages of the tide, and although fish are selective they will generally eat. On fly tackle smaller patterns are more effective, especially size 4s stripped slowly.   On conventional tack ...

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