Hilton Head Island Fishing Hilton Head Island has some amazing fishing, with a number of great charter and fishing guide operations located near our Hilton Head beach rentals. These fishing charters can be rented by the hour, half-day or full day. Enjoy the excitement of catching a shark and a wide array of other fish nearly all year long. If you are over 16 years old, you need a 3 day non-resident license for saltwater fishing from a private boat that is available for a nominal fee. Commercial fishing boats provide a license that covers their customers.
Whether you’re looking for offshore sport fishing or great fly-fishing in the salt flats and lagoons of the low country, Hilton Head truly is an angler’s paradise. Spring brings great fishing for Sea Bass, Sheep's Head, Black Drum, Whiting, Blue Fish, Sharks, and Cobia. Along with long warm days, summer brings amazing King and Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, Sting Ray and Tiger Shark fishing to Hilton Head. Fall heralds the arrival of Monster Red Fish, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Sea Bass, and Black Drum Fishing.
Inshore and offshore charter fishing boats are readily available. You can go fishing on a party boat with a dozens of people for an evening of inshore fishing, or you can charter a boat just for your family into the Gulf Stream, and go 70 miles out from shore for a full day of great deep sea fishing. There are also great freshwater fishing spots on Hilton Head Island along with the occasional opportunity to get oysters, clams, shrimp and crabs. Whatever you try to catch and wherever you pick to get a line wet, you’ll discover that Hilton Head is a great place to fish. Whether you want to make memories by taking your kids fishing for the first time or reminisce with your grandfather about the first time he took you fishing while trying to hook into some Sea Bass, you’d be hard pressed to find a place offering a wider array of great fishing experiences than Hilton Head Island.