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Winter fishingIf you’re visiting Hilton Head Island for a weekend, a week, a month or more this winter, be sure to take advantage of winter fishing on the island. According to Captain Trent Malphrus, the winter months can be some of the best fishing of the year!

Red fish, who love our waters, tend to bunch up in schools from 50 to thousands of fish, which Captain Trent says looks like “clouds coming down the flats.” Because the water is cold, you can approach them without spooking them and their reaction time is slowed. If you find a school and if they just aren’t eating, quickly move on to the next one.

Captain Trent says jig fishing is the best way to catch these schools. “When I find the fish on the sounder, I try all different colors and sizes of jigs till I find the one they want that day,” he says. “You are going to be surprised at how many fish you can catch this way when the water gets cold.”

If you want the best chance of reeling in some fish, head out on a Hilton Head fishing charter with Captain Trent and Palmetto Lagoon Charters. He knows all the best locations to find fish and the right techniques to get them to bite.

So far this November, Captain Trent has been reeling in reds, flounder and trout. The bite is on, he says!

Call us at 866-650-4132 for more information on fishing our inland waters or the 11-mile lagoon system at Palmetto Dunes.

 

Hilton Head rentalsForget the base! We’re all about the bike here at Hilton Head Outfitters. I mean, is there a better way to see the island than on two wheels? You get to bypass waiting in traffic, breathe the fresh air and see the outdoors from outside a car window.

Here are a few facts about bikes here at Hilton Head Outfitters:

  • We have the largest fleet of bikes on the island! If it’s a busy season, reserve early, but you’ve got the best shot of landing bikes with our huge fleet.
  • You’ll find some 3000 bikes to choose from at Hilton Head Outfitters.
  • The resort offers 5 miles of paved pathways (many of them recently repaved) along with 50 miles of paved paths across the entire island.
  • Bike options for kids include youth bikes, kiddie carts, tag-a-longs and bike seats.
  • Adults can choose from beach cruisers, which are good on both the beach and bike paths, or our Comfort bike, a 21-speed all-terrain mountain bike built for pavement.
  • Want to ride as a pair? Try our tandem bikes with your spouse, your kids or anyone!
  • Need accessories? We rent helmets, baskets and even bells.
  • We bring your bikes to you and pick them up when you’re done – all included in the Hilton Head bike rental fee. It’s never been easier to bike while on vacation!
  • Ride your bike safely through the underpass to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina to enjoy shopping, dining, water sports, boating and cruising.
  • If you bring your own bikes with you, we can repair them if you have any problems.
  • Check out our selection of Thule bike racks in store for transporting your bikes back and forth to Hilton Head Island.

Give us a call at 866-650-4132 the next time you need a Hilton Head bike rental and we’ll have you set in a hurry. We’re all about that bike… no trouble ;-) .

Hilton Head fishingWondering where to cast a line on Hilton Head Island during your next vacation? We’ve got the scoop! With Hilton Head fishing charters departing every day from our lagoon and with the knowledge of fisherman extraordinaire Captain Trent, we can fill you in on some of the best spots for fishing on Hilton Head.

1)      Palmetto Dunes lagoon – The 11-mile inland lagoon at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort runs through our backyard and is stocked with lots of fish, including red fish, black drum, flounder and trout. There are several public fishing locations around the lagoon or you can join a Palmetto Lagoon Fishing Charter and let Captain Trent take you direct to where the fish are biting that day!

2)      Charles C. Haigh, Jr. Fishing Pier – Located on McKay Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway and open year round, this is a great pier for saltwater fishing.

3)      Daufuskie Island Dock and Float – If you take a cruise from Shelter Cove Harbour to nearby Daufuskie Island, you can fish near in the New River and Intracoastal Waterway. This location offers restrooms and parking and is open year round.

4)      Jarvis Creek Park – This park, located off of William Hilton Parkway, has an 11-acre fresh water lake stocked with bass and bluegill. Fish from the bank or head to the floating pier. Fishing is catch and release, and it’s a great place to take the kids!

5)      May River – Head just across the bridge to Bluffton and the May River to fish from one of the many docks that dot its shores.

Please note that all shore-based saltwater fishing (and many of our inland lagoons and ponds are saltwater) requires a South Carolina fishing license. Freshwater fishing does not require a fishing license.

Do you have a favorite fishing spot on Hilton Head? Is it top secret?!

For more information about Hilton Head fishing charters and Hilton Head Outfitters, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com.

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