Hilton Head is a paradise for vacationers and water sports enthusiasts. Most importantly, the island is a haven for those who love to fish. With a mix of inshore, offshore, and pier fishing, Hilton Head offers a diverse range of fish to hook any fishing enthusiast.

Grab your lines and tackle boxes as we give you the best places to fish on the island. We’ll fill you in on the best fishing spots and what rare catches await you in each.

Broad Creek: A Breeding Ground for Trout and Redfish

Kickstart your fishing adventure by exploring the inshore wonders of Broad Creek. This expansive waterway teems with redfish, speckled trout, and other types of marine life ready for reeling.

Broad Creek’s shallow, calm waters make it an ideal spot for those seeking a peaceful yet fruitful fishing escapade.

Port Royal Sound: Cobia Galore!

If you’re into bigger fish, Port Royal Sound should be high on your list of spots. Port Royal Sound is home to various species of mackerel like the Spanish mackerel and king mackerel. However, what really entices the boldest of fishing enthusiasts is the powerful cobia.

During the summer months, cobia begin migrating inshore due to their breeding habits. This is the ideal time for some cobia fishing closer to shore.

Skull Creek: Even Bigger Catches Await

The cobia in Port Royal Sound is sizable for every angler, but if you’re looking for even bigger catches, Skull Creek is the best spot on the island for you.

Besides several species of sharks, Skull Creek is also the place to be for red drum. Reel to your heart’s content and satisfy your big-game fishing fantasies in this Hilton Head fishing spot.

South Beach: Pompano by the Shore

South Beach is where you can enjoy the simplicity of surf fishing. As the waves gently crash against the shore, opportunities arise to hook pompano. This fish — which abounds in the waters surrounding the island — is renowned for its fighting spirit and is sure to give you a challenge even from ashore.

Besides pompano, other species of fish can also be seen in the area. Besides redfish, whiting often dart along the shoreline, offering a chance for a quick catch.

Jarvis Creek Park: Where Largemouth Bass and Bluegill Roam

Jarvis Creek Park is a haven for anglers looking for a more serene fishing experience. This fishing spot at 100 Jarvis Park Road boasts picturesque scenery and some of the largest populations of largemouth bass and bluegill.

The park’s regulations only allow for catch-and-release fishing. Nevertheless, a fun and relaxing angling experience awaits you as soon as you venture into the park’s bass and bluegill-filled waters.

Get Hooked and Be Near All the Best Fishing Spots

These are just some of the best fishing spots on the island. Regardless of which one arouses your inner Iaconelli, you need a base of operations that’s nearby.

Such a place exists in Beachside Hilton Head. Beachside Hilton Head is a stone’s throw away from the best fishing spots, attractions, and dining spots on the island.

Get hooked on the island’s charms and be close to it all. Book your next stay at Beachside Hilton Head today.