Posted on 2/22/2023

4 Best Hilton Head Island Fishing Spots

One of the most famous pastimes that Hilton Head Island is known for is fishing. The water surrounding the Island is teeming with Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, Black Drum and more. Whether you’re fishing for sport or leisure, Hilton Head has something for everyone looking to enjoy the island’s beautiful waters. Here are the 4 best Hilton Head Island Fishing Spots to help you make the big catch while of vacation.

Black Drum Fish at Hilton Head Island

4 Best Hilton Head Fishing Spots at a Glance

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#1 - Jarvis Creek Park

Hilton Head fishing Jarvis Creek

Jarvis Creek is one of our favorite spots if you’re visiting Hilton Head with the family. This beautiful park is centered around a large pond of water where you can fish from the banks or you can cast a reel from the fishing dock.

Bass is one of the most popular fish you’ll find in the park. In addition to being able to fish, Jarvis Creek features fitness trails, grassy fields, public grills, picnic tables, restrooms, and a playground. All of these amenities make it perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

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#2 - Hilton Head Lagoons

Pelican and turtle at the Hilton Head Lagoon

Another inshore option for catching some great fish are the lagoons found within Palmetto Dunes and Sea Pines. These communities are home to lagoon systems filled with Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Black Drum, and Flounder. While these lagoons aren’t quite as extreme as offshore fishing, many visitors prefer the picturesque and serene landscapes that these options offer. Kayaks, canoes, duffy boats and the like are welcome on the Hilton Head Lagoons. You can access the lagoons by staying in a Palmetto Dunes vacation home.

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#3 - Charles C. Haigh Jr. Fishing Pier

Father and son fishing off Charles Fishing Pier in Hilton Head

The Charles C. Haigh Jr. Fishing Pier is one of the best Hilton Head Island fishing spots open-year round for saltwater fishing. This spot provides visitors with as close to a deep saltwater fishing experience as they’re going to get without a boat. There’s also a parking lot conveniently located nearby and there’s no fee to fish.

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#4 - Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters

Fishing poles off the back of a fishing charter

If you’re looking for a little more adventure, there are plenty of fishing charters to choose from. Take your pick from half day or full day, public or private charters.

  • Hilton Head Fishing Adventures - Offering light tackle fishing with inshore fishing guided by Captain Charlie Beadon.
  • Off The Hook Fishing ChartersEnjoy a day cruising around the backwaters of Hilton Head Island with Captain Brian Vaughn. Vaughn is a native of Hilton Head with over 25 years experience guiding inshore, offshore, light tackle and fly fishing charters.
  • Outcast Sport FishingIf you’re looking for something a little more extreme, head over to Captain Chip and his team currently hold the state record for Blacktip Shark and Lemon Shark!

Plan Your Hilton Head Fishing Adventure

Fishing at Hilton Head Island is a great way to live the island lifestyle. Whether you've been fishing your whole life or you're just picking up the hobby, Hilton Head Island makes fishing a breeze for everyone. Start planning your Hilton Head fishing adventure today by reserving a vacation home. We offer a great selection of homes that the whole family will enjoy, like homes with private pools

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