Hilton Head True Grits Fishing

Captain Jeff: "As of June 1, we are operating with normal procedures and availability. With regard to Covid-19, we have lifted all limitations on groups. We can take any assortment of people up to 6 people per boat. If you have more people, we have 3 boats available."

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,300
    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 May 1 - Sep 30
    $950
    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! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $800
    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
    6 Hr Fall–Spring Special 1 Hr Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Apr 30
    $800
    The fishing is fine this time of year, but we often need to get a bit further offshore to get to the fish. The Fall is Big Bull Red Fish time about 5 miles out. The Winter is Black Sea Bass and lots of keepers 15 miles out. The spring is Cobia fishing 15 miles out. You pay the 5 hour price and we'll add the extra time for free.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 23
    $625
    This trip is a real rod bender! In the afternoon the wind is often up and it's hard to get offshore. You'll stay close to shore and focus on 3 to 5-foot Sharks for sport. It's easy to do for beginners and kids alike, but when you use light tackle, it's good fun for adults as well. On the water, the afternoons are cooler than the mornings due to the wind and the angle of the sun putting more shade on the boat. This is a great family trip and is perfect for all three generations.
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About the Captain

Jeff Kline
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
298 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
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

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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August fishing trip
Half Day trip with Capt. Stef (shark fishing)
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Mandy N.
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Great time had by all!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 18, 2021
We all had a great time on the water with Capt. Steph and first mate Tate. True Grit was a great boat with plenty of room for...
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) on June 8, 2021
We did a 4 hour shark trip and it was the perfect scenario for my first timers. The cap and crew were phenomenal. Very much...
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Perfect trip for family

VERIFIED   4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) on July 19, 2021
I booked for the whole family and everyone got no less than two fish. My teenage boys got to fight 5 to 6 foot sharks so they’ll...
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Kevin T.
Cincinnati, OH
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Half Day with Captain Jeff and Captain Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
Really fun short charter! We had some first time fisher kids. We started catching immediately when anchored. They suggested...
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Jeff S.
Lowell, MI
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 22, 2021
Great time with Captain Stephon (sp? sorry capt) great guy great trip. Highly recommend to anyone.
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FAQs about Hilton Head True Grits Fishing

Hilton Head True Grits Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $625 per group - 4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hr Fall–Spring Special 1 Hr Free (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hilton Head True Grits Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (We provide ice for our guests)

Trips booked with Hilton Head True Grits Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Gratuity is 15-20%)
  • Fishing License

Hilton Head True Grits Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing

Hilton Head True Grits Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning Rods and Reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn International)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hilton Head True Grits Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel