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Beaufort/ Hilton Head Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated May 14)

Inshore: Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) in Hilton Head reports that bad weather has made for difficult fishing conditions, although that is beginning to settle out. When it has been possible to go fishing he has found good activity back in the feeder creeks fishing mud minnows around oyster beds on the outgoing tide. Short leaders under a rattling cork have been the best way to get live ba ...

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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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50-50 Cobia Caught by Cathy Goodman

Cobia season is still in full swing on the Broad River between Beaufort and Hilton Head.  Captain Tuck Scott's boat saw and caught three cobia yesterday, and the largest is pictured below.   In the bright sun their boat ran over the big fish in 30 feet of water before they saw it.  Captain Tuck whipped the boat around, and by then the fish had slowly moved off towards a grass line.  Cathy Goodman of Virgini ...

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