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Fishing on Hilton Head Island

hilton head fishingOutside offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities for fishing enthusiasts of all  ages. Experienced anglers, as well as those new to fishing, are sure to enjoy a day on the water off Hilton Head with us.



Join one of our expert fishing guides for an outing in the rich Lowcountry waters. Choose from in-shore, near-shore or off-shore options that provide different fishing experiences depending on the season and your group's interests.

Experience an offshore Fishing Charter, Fly Fishing in the flats, Freshwater Fishing in Lowcountry ponds and lagoons, Shark Fishing, or the very popular Kayak Fishing.

Fly Fishing on Hilton Head Island

hilton head fly fishingLearn the proper techniques of fly fishing from experienced guides who will help you develop a strong foundation of skills that will allow you to be successful on this relaxed tour through the saltmarsh tidal flats that surround Hilton Head Island.

The most sought after species for fly anglers in the Lowcountry is the red drum or redfish. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, and on occasion, cobia are taken on the fly. Outside's fly fishing trips are limited to two anglers. All charter fishing trips include boat, bait, tackle, USCG licensed captain, licensing and iced cooler. Please call us at 800-686-6996 for more information and reservations.
4-hour $425

Shark Fishing on Hilton Head

Book a 3 Hr. Shark Fishing Charter hilton head shark fishingHilton Head shark fishing is fun for the whole family. Join one of our expert guides for an evening excursion targeting a variety of s mall sharks found in our area waters. Species include Tiger Sharks, Blue Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Sand Sharks, Black-tip Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Mako Sharks, Sharpnose Shark. We provide everything you need: boat, captain, bait, tackle, licensing and a cooler with ice for anything you would like to bring to eat or drink. Available weekday evenings June-September.
3-hour $395

Freshwater Fishing on Hilton Hilton
The Bream and Bass Fishing Experience

freshwater fishing hilton head

The freshwater ponds and lagoons at Palmetto Bluff are an angler's paradise. Stocked and carefully managed for over 70 years, the property's waterways are teeming with bream and bass. Our expert guides will lead you to the "hotspots" on the lagoons of this extraordinary and beautiful property.
3-hour $295 (Up to 2 people)

Kayak Fishing on Hilton Head Island
If you have never fished from a kayak, you are truly missing a wonderful experience. Kayaks allow you to get to places that boats simply cannot, and very quietly as well. Our guides are not only skilled in the sport, they are passionate about  it. Let them share their kayak fishing knowledge and experience with you. Kayak fishing trips are conducted on Hobie Mirage Drive state-of-the-art fishing kayaks.
$125 per person, limit
3 people per trip, includes all bait, tackle, and guide.

Broad Creek from Shelter Cove Harbor

Book a 3 Hr. Shark Fishing Charter Here we fly fish in a nearby cove where the outflow of the Palmetto Dunes lagoon system meets Broad Creek. Awesome catches.

Fishing Charters on Hilton Head

charter fishing on Hilton Head IslandInshore Light Tackle, Fly Fishing on flats boats and near shore fishing on 26ft twin outboard fishing boats. Winner of the Island Packet's People Choice Award for 2012.

Come enjoy charter fishing at its finest on Hilton Head Island. Our licensed and experienced captains will show you all the spots including the flats and estuaries of Calibogue and Port Royal Sound Outside. Whether your an old salt or just a beginner, our guides can offer a wealth of low country fishing experience.


We offer private near-shore charters on comfortable, stable, power-catamarans and inshore charters on flats boatsNear-shore charters vary with the seasons, with opportunities forladyfish, bluefish, king and Spanish mackerel, tarpon, a variety of sharks and more. Our 26 ft. catamarans can accommodate up to 6 people and features twin-outboard engines and a small head. Our private inshore charters focus on redfish and speckled trout, on comfortable "flats" boats ideally suited for accessing the shallower inland marsh flats. Flats boats can accommodate up to 2 people. Great for fly-fishing.


Book a 3 Hr. Shark Fishing Charter

Charters include everything: boat, captain, bait, tackle, licensing and a cooler with ice for anything you'd like to bring to eat or drink. Call 800-686-6996 for availability and reservations.

Boat 3hr 4hr 5hr 6hr 8hr 10hr
The Outside Angler $395 $465 $565 $665 $865 $1,065
O Cat 2 $395 $465 $565 $665
Flats Boat $350 $425 $525
Fish Hawk $295


Flats Charters

Fishing Report on Hilton Hilton

Fishing opportunities in the Lowcountry change depending on the season. Here are the seasonal fishing reports for our area: 

SPECKLED TROUT are in abundance in the Fall and are a fun fish to catch on light tackle and also an excellent fish to eat. It is not uncommon to catch your limit of Trout in the fall, they average 1.5-2.5lbs.
REDFISH & FLOUNDER are also plentiful in the Fall due to the abundace of bait fish and shrimp that are in the inshore creeks.Sightfishing for tailing Redfish is still very good. As the water temps cool large (Bull) Redfish begin to school right off the beaches of Hilton Head and average 20-35lbs.

REDFISH (Spot Tail Bass): The most popular and sought after fish in our area. Reds can be caught all year long with the winter months being the peak time for casting flys or artificals to large schools of feeding fish in two feet of water or less. These winter fish range in size from 2 to 15 pounds with the average being seven to eight pounds. In the summer months we stalk the tailing fish on the shallow grass flats around the high tides.
News from Capt. Jimmy:"Fishing trips for Winter are more tide oriented than any other time of the year. Good fishing opportunities are available under selective conditions. It's best to customize fishing times whenever possible.
Aboard the O Cat: Best opportunity is bottom fishing at one of the near shore reefs for Sheepshead, Black Sea Bass, Gray Trout, Sharpnose Shark and Spiny Dogfish.
Aboard the Cleopatra: Inshore fishing is best on a flats trip with one or two anglers. Redfish are found on the shallow low water mud flats until mid March and provide the best opportunities."

COBIA begin to arrive in the spring and in large schools in the Port Royal Sound and Broad River. Fish average between 25 and 40 lbs. and it is not uncommon to catch a Cobia over 50 lbs. Fishing with bait is the most common method for catching Cobia but artificals and flys may be used when sightfishing on calm days.Other species that are caught in the Spring are Triple Tail, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish and several varieties of sharks.

Summer species include:
TARPON arrive in the summer months in the Port Royal Sound as well as the backcountry creeks that surround Hilton Head. Tarpon are one of the most exciting inshore gamefish to catch because of their explosive long runs and incredible leaping ability. Tarpon average 75-115lbs. and may reach 150lbs. or more!
Other species in the Summer months include King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and sharks. Sight casting for tailing Redfish is at it's best!



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