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
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Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 4 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Beaufort/Hilton Head Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Bay Street Outfitters

Fishing conditions: Fish are very schooled up, and water is clean. When conditions are good it is time to work the flats when the water is out of the grass.

Inshore temperature: 55 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 58 Degrees F

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

Working the edge of schools during low tide with natural color shrimp or crab patterns is best technique this time of year.

7-Day Forecast

This is the time of year where weather can be more unpredictable as we start seeing changes into the spring. The best window for sight casting this time of year is still when the tide is low enough to be out of the grass to target schooled up reds.

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