Some Of THE BEST FISHING On The East Coast

fish-lowcountryFishing is a year-round activity on Hilton Head Island. For those that want to keep their feet on the land, lagoon and surf fishing are popular choices. For those looking for a bit more adventure, inshore and offshore fishing may be the ticket. 

LAGOON FISHING

Most of the lagoons on Hilton Head are brackish, meaning they are both fresh and salt water. Lagoons offer a unique fishing experience because of the variety of species you can hook. Don’t let the calm waters fool you; fish can grow to enormous sizes (red drum  can weigh more than 50 pounds).

Other fish caught in the lagoons include tarpon, striped bass, black drum and the occasional blue fish.

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FISH of the Lowcountry

fish-lowcountry2Fishing is a year-round activity on Hilton Head Island. For those that want to keep their feet on the land, lagoon and surf fishing are popular choices. For those looking for a bit more adventure, inshore and offshore fishing may be the ticket.

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Fishing rules and regulations

fisfrulesOCEAN FISHING

Beach, tidal creeks, docks, & piers

  • You need a license for those over 16 years old – non-resident license $11 for 14 days; resident license $5
  • Do not fish in designated swimming areas.
  • You are not to fish for sharks but if you happen to hook one you are expected to release it.

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Get On The Water

Yes, “water, water every where…nor any drop to drink” as Coleridge wrote 215 years ago in the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” but we don’t care about drinking water as long as we can always enjoy it by boating, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, charter boating and everything else.

For locals and tourists alike, the creeks, rivers, sounds, ocean, lagoons, ponds, salt marshes, wetlands and maritime forests with their abundant wildlife provide a bounty of outdoor adventures for everyone of all ages.

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