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Hilton Head (SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated August 18

  • by Jay

Information courtesy of Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126).

Redfish: Fair to good.  Coach reports that concurrent with the arrival of bait-sized shrimp fishing has gotten pretty good, and his boat is catching lots of small redfish to go with a decent number of slot-sized and above fish.  The best pattern continues to be working the smaller creeks with cut mullet and mud minnows.

Trout: Slow to fair.  Water clarity issues have not made for great trout fishing, but when you can find high, clear water they will eat shrimp.

Tarpon: Fair.  Tarpon are in the area and they will eat menhaden and mullet.  Fishing a few feet under the surface has been better than bottom fishing.

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A nice redfish caught Friday on Coach's boat
A nice redfish caught on Coach’s boat

A pretty trout taken in the clear water
A pretty trout taken in the clear water