Hilton Head Island is a mecca for those who love to get outdoors.
Each summer, the Island hosts millions of vacationers for the beach, the golf and, of course, the fishing. Hilton Head fishing is some of the best in the state. Some of the best fishing is for redfish, tarpon, cobia, bass, red snapper, sheepshead, sea trout and various shark species.
Pinckney Island Fishing Pier –
Saltwater fishing is permitted year-round on Pinckney Island. Available species include bluefish, spotted sea trout, flounder, red drum, striped bass, tarpon, saltwater catfish, croaker and shark. Freshwater fishing is prohibited. A South Carolina saltwater fishing license is required. A public boat ramp (CC Haig Landing) is located on south end of Pinckney Island. Freshwater fishing is prohibited.
Palmetto Dunes Lagoon –
The flat, calm waters of the Palmetto Dunes Resort lagoon system is open for everyone to fish– not just residents and visitors. The lagoons serve as a nursery to a variety of saltwater fish species. The lagoons hold giant redfish, trout, bluefish, black drum, flounder and even tarpon. These peaceful and serene waterways twist and turn throughout the private Palmetto Dunes community.
Jarvis Creek Park –
Located off William Hilton Parkway on Jarvis Creek Road, this 53-acre park includes a large pond, fishing pier, open fields, picnic shelters, playground, restroom facilities, a one-mile walking trail and workout stations. The family-friendly fishing dock is a calm spot to teach the kids and is full of largemouth bass.
- Monday thru Sunday 6 am – 9 pm
- Winter Hours (Daylight Savings Time Ends)
- Monday thru Sunday 6 am to 6 pm
Charles C. Haigh, Jr. Fishing Pier –
The Charles C. Haigh Fishing Pier provides visitors with deep saltwater fishing without boarding a boat. Anglers spend the day fishing the pier all year-round. And, it’s free!
Chaplin Community Park –
Surf fishing for whiting, redfish and croakers are waiting in the waters near Chaplin. Follow the paths from the parking areas to Burkes Beach until you see an inlet. A medium-heavy surf rod with a double-hook rig works well in this inlet for surf fishing.
Hunting and fishing pricing is based upon your residency. For residents of South Carolina, the cost is $35/year. For nonresidents, the cost is $75/year. Go to this link to get your license.
Children under 16 not required to purchase a hunting or fishing license unless engaged in commercial activity or using any non-game fish devices (traps, trotlines, gill nets, hoop nets, set hooks, jugs.)