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AHQ Report - Hilton Head

July 30

Morning surface water temperatures are roughly 89 degrees around Hilton Head.  Bait is prolific. 

There are certainly some redfish and trout that can be caught on shrimp, mullet or menhaden inshore around Hilton Head, but overall Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

July 1

Morning surface water temperatures are roughly 83 degrees around Hilton Head, but in the afternoons in skinny water they can reach 90. The water is not very clear mainly due to tides and wind. 

As it gets hot some inshore species have gotten a little sluggish around Hilton Head, but Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports

June 11

Water temperatures are about 83 around Hilton Head. 

Big redfish have been keeping charter clients happy the last week or two, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

May 28

Water temperatures are in the mid-70s around Hilton Head. Very windy conditions have dirtied the water.  

The Broad River/ Port Royal Sound cobia fishery was pretty good in May, but Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports

May 14

Water temperatures are in the mid-70s around Hilton Head. Very windy conditions have dirtied the water and limited fishable areas.  

There is one commonality for inshore fishing right now, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 30

Water temperatures are about 72 degrees around Hilton Head. There is a lot of darker fresh water around the Broad River Bridge but closer to the ocean the water is nice and green.

In a sure sign that summer is getting closer, Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 15

Water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 70s around Hilton Head. 

For anglers with access Hilton Head fishing is still good, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 1

Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are about 70 degrees, and there is still a lot of freshwater coming in from the rivers and making for stained/ dirty conditions. Still, overall the water is normalizing and better than it was. 

For those who can fish in Hilton Head there is some good news, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

March 27

Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head have gotten into the upper 60s and even hit 70, and the water had cleared until recent winds got up. 

It’s a tale of two tides for redfish in the Hilton Head area, and Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports

March 13

Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head have gotten into the low 60s, and even though recent big tides reduced the clarity each day this week visibility has been rising. 

Spring saltwater fishing is always a mixed bag, but this year Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

February 27

Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head range from about 56-59, and on days when there has been no recent wind or rain clarity is very good. 

Weather conditions have been inconsistent for inshore fishing, but Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports

February 17

Inshore surface water temperatures around Hilton Head range from about 56-62, and with recent rains and big tides visibility is only fair. 

Conditions continue to be a little tough for sight-fishing, but Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports

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