Bay Street Outfitters, SC

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Beaufort, South Carolina

Bay Street Outfitters, SC


Year-round low country fly fishing at its finest, convenient to Hilton Head, Charleston, and Savannah. Old historic Beaufort is in the center of it all with literally hundreds of square miles of tidewaters and grassy marshes to fish. The fishing possibilities are endless. Enjoy sight casting to redfish, cobia, sea trout, and crevalle jacks with fly or light tackle. Come spend a half or full day on the bow of a flats boat with one of our seasoned captains. We are home of "The Redfish School" for advanced sight casting to redfish and other saltwater species.

Date Range

Bay Street Outfitters is open year-round.

What is Provided to Customer

All rods, terminal tackle, and flies are included. Our guides will also carry a cooler, ice, water, snacks, lunch on full days, and a camera to take photos.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Trips meet and depart from one of seven landings in Beaufort County. We fish from flats boats or wade the inshore marshland waters of the low country: Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, South Carolina.

Typical Weather by Season

Weather is tropical here but we still have all four seasons. The warmer months can have tropical thunderstorms but those are usually in the afternoon or evening. Winter provides great clear-water fishing on the low tide and generally doesn't have really cold temps. We fish year-round.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

We provide half, ¾, and full days and can handled multi-boat trips if need be. We confirm trips with a credit card and have a 72-hour cancellation policy. All forms of payment are accepted and trips are not charged until after the trip has been completed.


Species You Fish for by Season

Redfish, year-round. Reds are fished for with 7-, 8-, or 9-weights and crab, shrimp, or minnow patterns, from flats boats on mud flats or wade fishing on grass flats. Cobia can be sight cast to from a boat from April 15 to June 15; it’s the only place cobia come inshore in such high numbers. Trout, ladyfish, flounder, bluefish, and jacks can be found in the summer.


What Should Customers Bring?

Sunscreen, camera, lightweight clothing that has UV protection, a jacket for cool mornings, and non-marking shoes.

Fly Shop

Our Fly Shop

Sporting lifestyle shop for men and women, with a huge selection of travel and outdoor clothing and tackle. We do offer lunch on all of our full-day trips and can help make accommodations at local inns or B&Bs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where are your nearest airports?
A. Our nearest airports are in Savannah, Georgia or Charleston, South Carolina for commercial flights. Private planes can use Frogmore Airport on Lady’s Island. Historic Beaufort has great inns and restaurants right downtown.


Bay Street Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop
Tony Royal
815 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
2020 Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter Fly Shop of the Year

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