Beaufort/Hilton Head Island - St. Helena & Port Royal Sounds, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Beaufort/Hilton Head Island - St. Helena & Port Royal Sounds, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Lots of rain run off has made water dark, so using dark flies is best right now. Blacks and purples.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 29 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Beaufort/Hilton Head Island is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Bay Street Outfitters

Fishing conditions: It is hot, and just like you and I need to fish can be lethargic and these hot temperatures. So starting early is often the best choice. There are a fair amount of migratory species that are in our waters right now as well.

Inshore temperature: 84 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 81 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: crabs, mullet, and small shrimp

Fish species: Year Round Redfish, Sea Trout, Black Drum Seasonal: Cobia, Ladyfish, Jack, Tarpon

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC

Beaufort/Hilton Head Island Description

The surrounding inshore waters of Saint Helena and Port Royal sounds form an estuary that makes up twenty-five percent of America’s east coast marshland waters. This estuary is made up of more than ten saltwater rivers and hundreds of creeks which support mud flats and wading grass flats. While pressure in the area has grown over the years there are still plenty of days that a trip out results in seeing only ...

Techniques & Tips

Expect tails on flood tides, small schools of reds on low and maybe a cobia or triple tail around on top.

7-Day Forecast

Hot, with pop up thunderstorms. But over all good weather. High tides are trending higher than reports so looking fors tails has been good.

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