Hilton Head Sport Fishing LLC

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Hilton Head Sport Fishing welcomes you aboard for an exciting day fishing the sound or the ocean for some big, tasty fish. Captain Jeff Kline specializes in family-friendly fishing trips which are suitable for children and grandparents alike. He and his team can also tailor a trip to suit any group, from competitive sportfishing types to Marines from the nearby Paris Island. All are welcome onboard.

You will be fishing aboard the “True Grits,” a 34’ custom Fitz sportfishing boat freshly-restored in 2018. The vessel is licensed to carry six guests, and has plenty of space for you all to fish and relax in comfort. True Grits has a full bathroom and plenty of shade to make your trip more enjoyable. She is also loaded with quality equipment to let you bring in the best of each species you target.

You have plenty of options for what to target on your trip. The waters around Hilton Head Island are full of everything from Redfish and Seabass to King Mackerel and Tarpon, but Capt. Jeff’s specialty species are Sharks. Blacktips, Bulls, and even Tiger Sharks can be caught here. You can fish the sound for smaller Sharks or head out in search of bigger fish to fight.

However you choose to spend your day, you can rely on a skilled team and a dedicated captain who will do everything they can to make your trip special. All rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and licenses are included. At the end of the day, your catch will even be cleaned and filleted for you free of charge. Just bring whatever you want to eat and drink and plenty of energy for the day ahead.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $1,195
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for the biggest fish around, this is the trip for you. Take on big Tiger, Bull, and Blacktip Sharks, Cobia, Kingfish, and a host of other hard-fighting fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $895
    up to 6 persons
    This is a good trip for more experienced anglers or perhaps a larger group that wants more fishing time to entertain everyone. We can fish for Cobia (Mid-May to mid-June), Barracuda, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and a variety of sharks from 10 lbs. to 100 lbs. We are usually 5 - 15 miles offshore. To fish for Tiger Sharks (our biggest game) an 8 hour trip is necessary.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $745
    up to 6 persons
    The extra time onboard really makes all the difference on this five-hour charter. You can troll for Mackerel and fish for Sharks and have plenty of time to get the best of both worlds. You get a very good ocean experience for the least amount of money.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $745
    up to 6 persons
    The same as the morning trip, just a different time. FYI - the morning trips are hotter, but calmer seas. In the afternoon the sun is high so there is more shade on the boat and a breeze, but the seas can be choppier as the wind often picks up a bit.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Discounted)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Apr
    $745
    up to 6 persons
    During these months nearshore fishing can be slow, but the offshore fishing is excellent. Sign up for this trip and receive a FREE 1 HOUR making it a 6 hour trip which is enough time to get to the offshore reef. In October, this trip is the best choice for catching Bull Reds nearshore, especially if you're fishing with a group of 4 or more anglers. With fewer than 4 anglers, the 4 hour trip is sufficient.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning trolling for Mackerel or Shark fishing in the ocean on this exciting 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    up to 6 persons
    On this 4-hour charter, you will either be trolling for Mackerel or fishing for Sharks in the ocean.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Shark Fishing (Evening)
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Aug (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $445
    up to 6 persons
    Spend a summer's evening fishing for hard-fighting Sharks! This trip is perfect for children and grandparents as you will be fishing the sound, not heading out into the ocean. Most Sharks you will be catching are around 3' long.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Michael Fitz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 450HP Cummins 6CTA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Jeff Kline
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Member since March 2017
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Over 50 father of 2 daughters. Originally from Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, I have lived on Hilton Head Island for 20 years. While not a native to HHI, I've been fishing saltwater since I was in diapers. I'm a college educated guy who runs a tight professional ship. I am a former corporate guy who worked with Merrill Lynch, CoreStates Bank (now Wachovia) and Commerce Bank (now TD Bank). We like families the best and often get three generations on the same trip. But we are ready to take out a bachelor party or group of Marine Drill Sergeants from Paris Island (which is right next door) as well. There is no age limit on our boats. They are three of the largest and most comfortable charter boats on Hilton Head Island.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.82
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
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Great time with Capt Jeff and crew
3 hours evening shark fishing
3 hours evening shark fishing
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Charles W.
Hilton Head Island, SC
 4.67
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Thanks for a great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
6 of us took our first ever 3 hour afternoon near shore shark fishing trip with Cptn Jeff and first mate Caleb and had a great...
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Tri T.
Katy, TX
 5.00
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Evening shark fishing on True Grits

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
First of all, let me say that we can’t wait to go out with Captain Jeff and his first mate Seth again. And the True Grits...
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John W.
Canton, Georgia
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Fishing on the Honey B

VERIFIED   April 27, 2019
The captain was great, they called in advance to make us aware of rough seas! Told us if we waited a few hours they should...
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Kevin J.
Eden, NC
 5.00
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Full day with captain Kline and first mate Seth

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
What can I say about this trip! The Captain and first mate were Awesome! Took my father on a fishing trip and those two guys...
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Botts S.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
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A special 6-hour cruise

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
We arrived at the dock at 7:45 we met the captain we met the mate and we took off it was a beautiful morning there were dolphins...
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