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Angling Records of Local Fisherman

Updated: Apr 1

Not only does Hilton Head Island and the surrounding salt waters and brackish waters have some of the best fishing in the South, but it's also the place of some amazing record holders! Take a look:

Fishermen with a bluefin tuna

#1: Bluefin Tuna Weight: 396 pounds, 14 ounces Year: 2006 Angler: Jim Middleton III, Bluffton, S.C.

Tarpon fish

#2: Tarpon Weight: 154 pounds, 10 ounces Year: 1987 Angler: S.B. Kiser, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Fishermen with a cobia

#3: Cobia Weight: 92 pounds, 10 ounces Year: 2009 Angler: Robby Maroudas, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Black drum

#4: Black Drum Weight: 89 pounds Year: 1978 Angler: William Buquet, Port Royal

fisherman with African Pompano

#5: African Pompano Weight: 44 pounds, 3 ounces Year: 2011 Angler: Courtland Babcock III, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Next time you are out on the water don't forget to read up on the SCDNR's rules on S.C. game fish here. And book a Hilton Head Island fishing trip with our experts or rent a boat to fish on your own and maybe even you might beat one of these records!


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