General Interest Blog Posts

Fall Fishing

November 20th, 2017

One of my favorite books—”My Health is Better in November” by Havilah Babcock, poet laureate of South Carolina—always comes to mind this time of year. Havilah’s love for the wonderful abundance of fall fishing and hunting opportunities here in the Lowcountry is reflected in many of his books. On Hilton Head Island and in the… Read More…

Fall Pickleball Fun!

October 27th, 2017

We look forward to fall every year and to the return of couples and couples’ groups to the Island to play pickleball. In September and October, Palmetto Dunes experienced a tremendous increase in participation in both pickleball clinics and round robins. All eight dedicated courts were jammed in the morning hours with pickleball players, many… Read More…

The Strike of the Speckled Seatrout

October 20th, 2017

Armed with a set of fangs that would make any snake or vampire jealous, a voracious appetite and an explosive strike, the speckled seatrout ranks in the top three inshore game fish, along with flounder and red drum. Often attacking prey their own size, the strike of the seatrout is hard to beat. One nice… Read More…

Battling Big Bull Reds

October 5th, 2017

Better weather, thinner crowds and bull redfish swarming inshore waters are all reasons to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Lowcountry. The 20- to 50-pound bulls are here or offshore all year but, during this season, they come close in big numbers with catches of 20 or more fish in a trip not at… Read More…

The “Big Dogs” of Summer

August 15th, 2017

The dog days of summer are here and August is a great month to catch what I call the “Big Dogs.” This trio of tackle-busters, all available near or inshore, offers anglers big game thrills. Two of these fish, the tarpon and the blacktip shark, often weigh over 100 pounds and put on awesome aerial… Read More…

Pickleball Programs Are Popping Up!

August 1st, 2017

Like all summers, this one is passing by quickly. Every morning, we have had great activity on the resort’s eight dedicated pickleball courts. It is both fun and rewarding to see so many people we have introduced to pickleball returning during their annual family pilgrimage. Two years ago, when we started our pickleball program, it… Read More…

A Day on Daufuskie Island

July 27th, 2017

Daufuskie Island is one of the last truly unique places in America. While I will try my best to describe it here, it’s impossible to do it justice. No matter how much you hear about this island just a short boat ride away from Hilton Head Island’s sandy shores, you will be surprised when you… Read More…

Airborne Acrobats: Silver King and Blacktip Sharks

July 14th, 2017

We had just put a fresh menhaden on the hook and tossed it out when the water exploded. Ten feet in the air shaking his bucket mouth, the silver king then reentered the water and went into overdrive. The line screamed off the reel and, then, it was over. This scenario is replayed over and… Read More…

Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

July 1st, 2017

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has the only dedicated Pickleball courts on the Island available for rental. Why is this significant? Pickleball is an excellent family sport, but it requires a space to play and a place to rent equipment, and both are available at Palmetto Dunes. Pickleball is easy to learn and one of the… Read More…

Battle In The Deep Blue: Catching A Mahi-Mahi

June 25th, 2017

The calm sea exploded around the skipping ballyhoo, the rod bucked wildly and the fish took to the air. There was no doubt we were hooked up to the most beautiful fish inhabiting the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream: the dolphin (fish), more commonly known as mahi-mahi. Young Robert Lyon, the third generation… Read More…

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