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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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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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