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AHQ Report - Hilton Head

May 12

Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to 70 degrees inshore around Hilton Head. Water clarity is decent. 

It’s a common theme up and down the coast this week, but the fishing has been really tough in the Hilton Head area because of the wind. With limited fishing options Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

May 4

Morning surface water temperatures are about 72 degrees inshore around Hilton Head and threadfin herring have arrived in good numbers. There are also some menhaden although they are mostly confined to the ocean. 

Resident species can certainly still be found in Hilton Head, but Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 21

Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 71 degrees inshore around Hilton Head and, despite extreme wind almost every day, water clarity is still decent overall and very good in some places.  Glass minnows are now everywhere and threadfin herring are starting to arrive.  

The most exciting fishing in the Hilton Head area has been for giant black drum in the Port Royal Sound, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 8

Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 67 degrees inshore around Hilton Head and clarity is still about a 7 out of 10. There has been even more wind this week. 

Even though the weather hasn’t been especially pleasant it’s pretty consistent conditions this week in Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

April 1

Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 64 degrees inshore around Hilton Head and clarity is about a 7 out of 10. There has been a ton of wind this week. 

The trout continue to cooperate around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

March 17

Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 60 around Hilton Head but the clarity is still pretty high. 

There has been some outstanding trout fishing around Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

March 2

Morning surface water temperatures have jumped way up to 62 around Hilton Head, and the water is dirtier. Instead of a 12/10 it’s now an 8/10!

The inshore fishing can be a little slow when it warms this fast, but Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

February 18

Morning surface water temperatures have jumped from the upper 40s to the lower 50s around Hilton Head, and the water is crystal clear.   

There’s been some improvement in the fishing conditions in Hilton Head this week, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

February 11

Morning surface water temperatures are still about 50 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is crystal clear.   

It’s a beautiful time to be on the water in Hilton Head, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

February 1

Morning surface water temperatures are about 50 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is clear. 

Inshore fishing is slowing down around Hilton Head, but Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

January 20

Morning surface water temperatures are about 58 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is still pretty clear. 

Inshore it remains mostly about the trout and redfish right now, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

January 6

Morning surface water temperatures are about 60 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is clear. 

Inshore it’s mostly about the trout and redfish right now, and Captain Kai Williams (843-816-7475) reports

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