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August is The Perfect Month to Catch This Trio of Trophy Fish with Captain Miles


two men on a boat holding a very large tarpon

Experiencing the Hilton Head fishing season in August waters means trophy fish are coming close to shore. These trophy fish include tarpon, the blacktip shark and jack crevalle. Captain Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters call this trio of fish biting right now, “The Big Dogs.”

Captain Miles driving the Bayrunner boat at Shelter Cove Marina

Captain Miles told Island Events, “Two of these fish, the tarpon and the blacktip shark, often weigh over 100 pounds and put on awesome aerial displays.

fisherman holding the mouth of a Tarpon in the water on the Bayrunner Fishing Cruise

People usually catch the blacktip shark while tarpon fishing or vice versa, making it easy to get two of the three “Big Dogs” in one spot.”

charter guest holding a blacktip shark

Be mindful though, as one of the smallest of the three, may just put up the toughest fight for the catch. Captain Miles said, “The third is the jack crevalle, weighing up to 40 pounds. But hold on! These fish fight like 100-pounders.

charter guest proudly holding a jack crevalle fish on the Bayrunner charter

The tenacious jack crevalle often takes much longer to bring to the rod tip than the other two, even though they are twice as big.”

man and woman holding a jack crevalle on the Bayrunner fishing charter

Let Captain Miles lead you to the perfect Hilton Head fishing spot when you book one of his Bayrunner Fishing Charters. With his 50 years of fishing experience, you are bound to learn plenty of great catching techniques and gain more knowledge on Hilton Head Island inshore fishing!

Captain Miles driving the Bayrunner boat into the marina

You can book a Hilton Head inshore fishing charter online. This is a fun activity to do with the whole family while visiting Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Hilton Head Island!

beatiful sunset under a bridge with the wake and fishing rods of the Bayrunner boat

*Cancellations made with 48-hour notice or less are subject to 50% of charter fees. Weather cancellations are determined by the captain only.


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