The Carolinas - Spots for Hilton Head

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07-07-2007, 09:10 AM
I'm heading to Hilton Head in August and dragging my boat. It looks like the water is pretty shallow around there and I assume that Spanish will be lurking around the inlets.Any suggestions for reefs/wrecks that can produce something bigger? Looking to slow troll and/or bottom fish.

07-07-2007, 09:07 PM
Check on , they have a hilton head report on their site. I've done some in shore/ near shore at hilton head but can't help on the off shore much. Good luck, you'll enjoy it !!

07-07-2007, 09:35 PM
Thanks - I'll check it out. The only deepwater spot I've found is the Betsy Ross Reef, which is in 90' and is about 25 miles out.

The Eagles nest and Hilton Head reefs also look like good starting points, just not familiar with that area.

hhi angler
07-08-2007, 11:45 AM
The water is very shallow around HHI, the reefs may hold some BSB but mostly cudas and sharks. The Betsy Ross is not 25 mi but it is a trip that many times does not hold any fish. I have had luck going out from south beach trolling for spanish but with the water temp in the mid 80's most fish are out farther. SCDNR site has all of the reefs charted with a discription of the material. Port Royal sound holds tons of sharks as it is the largest east coat breeding area. Watch your depth finder all of the time around the HHI area as even the markers will go down to 2-3' at low tide.

07-08-2007, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: Sounds like it might not be worth dragging my boat down there. :( My buddy wants to catch some sharks, but I'd rather get a charter for that....

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