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AHQ Report - Hilton Head

June 13

Morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are in the low 80s and water clarity is still very good. Bait is abundant.

June 6

Morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are about 81 degrees and the water is unusually clear. Tons of bait including finger mullet and menhaden can be caught, and there seem to be more big white shrimp off the beaches than usual this year.

May 23

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 76 degrees while the creeks are a couple of degrees warmer. As a result bait is much easier to find now.  

May 15

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 75 degrees while the creeks are a bit warmer.  Big tides last week pulled the menhaden out of the rivers but other bait is around. 

May 2

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 72 degrees and temperatures are frequently pushing well into the 70s in the creeks.

April 25

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 69 degrees and frequently pushing well into the 70s in the creeks.

April 11

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 67 degrees and about 65 in the creeks.

March 28

Morning surface water temperatures just off Hilton Head are about 63 degrees and about 65 in the creeks.

February 29

Morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are still only about 56 degrees and water clarity is high.  

February 16

Morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are up to about 56 degrees and water clarity is good.  

February 2

Morning surface water temperatures around Hilton Head are in the mid-50s and clarity is high. 

January 23

Morning surface water temperatures off the beaches around Hilton Head are about 51 degrees and the water is clear.

January 4

Morning surface water temperatures off the beaches around Hilton Head are about 54 degrees, and the water is clearing after big moons and recent storms. 

December 21

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are about 56, and with the crazy winds and storm surge the water is muddy. 

December 14

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are down to the upper 50s.  Clarity continues to improve.  

November 29

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are down to about 60 degrees.  The water is not clear yet but it’s heading that way.

November 16

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are down to about 63 degrees. 

November 9

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are around 67 degrees. 

November 3

Morning surface water temperatures in the rivers around Hilton Head are still in the upper 60s and the water is muddy after extreme tides and wind. 

October 27

Morning surface water temperatures inshore around Hilton Head are down to about 69 degrees. 

October 20

Morning surface water temperatures inshore around Hilton Head are down to about 70 degrees. 

October 13

Morning surface water temperatures inshore around Hilton Head are down to about 75 degrees and the water was clean before yesterday’s weather. 

October 5

Morning surface water temperatures inshore around Hilton Head are still about 79 degrees and the water is dirty with the mega-tides. Bait is everywhere.

September 28

Morning surface water temperatures inshore around Hilton Head are down to about 80 degrees and the mullet run is underway. 

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