Tight lines to all you anglers who have fished, and have yet to fish, aboard the Mighty Mako.
Hopefully, you will experience the thrill of a life time (or an enjoyable day among friends and family) when you fish aboard the Mighty Mako in 2017.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Dave

Lots of Large 100lb plus size Sharks are what we have been targeting over the last couple of weeks and the success is at an all-time high,,, as long as the Shrimp trawlers are out working.  Some great top water action on Blacktips, Spinners, and even a few Bulls. If the Shrimpers are taking the day off, we are fishing some inshore sandbars for the same species along with a few others and the size is cut down by about 2/3rds. Still better than a poke in the eye. We did do a couple of trips where the majority of our fishing was casting for Spanish Mackerel. It was pretty successful with each trip catching nearly a dozen or more, and it was just fun to see that many schools of fish in our nearshore area waters. It reminded me of how predominant the Mackerel fishing used to be, and just how much fun we had back in the day say 10-15 years ago . That bite has slowed, but it was nice while it lasted. I haven’t seen any large schools of Jacks, by I’m confident they will be showing up by the end of the month and certainly by August. I haven’t seen or heard of any Tarpon on the south end of the island and will let you know if I do. Not holding my breath, but never say never. There You have it. Tight Lines to all!  Please remember to try and take a kid Fishn !!

Spring: March-April
REDFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, and miscelaneous species depending on water/air temps
Summer: May-Aug
Fall*: Sept-Dec

Off$ea$on Fi$hing & Di$count$

*Fall fishing season might very well be the best fishing that the island’s surrounding waters have to offer. Ultra light tackle for Redfish and Trout offers backwater enthusiasts a great opportunity for fast paced action and rod bending moments. Glassy, calm water and a beautiful picturesque setting along the marshes and tidal creeks, offer the idyllic backdrop to the autumn fishing season. When combining the perfect fishing spot with the right tide, the chance of a memorable few hours are almost a given.

Rates Based on 1-4 Persons

5th Person add’l $50
*Afternoon or Evenings Only
Evening Shark Tours Available From May-September

Get A Kid Hooked!


Consumer Alert


A message to all visiting anglers. Please be aware of misleading fishing guide websites offering their services to Hilton Head visitors, as well as fishing reports that promise you the moon and the stars every trip. An attractive looking website accompanied by claims of “local expertise” and years of experience does not make it so, and my weekly fishing report is always honest and trustworthy. The Mighty Mako is not trailord to various docks and landings, demanding cash payment only. The Mighty Mako has fished out of Palmetto Bay Marina for over 25 years and has been docked in the exact same slip (slip #1) for the entire time. We gladly accept several forms of payment and offer all of the amenities one would expect from a reputable marina and charter service.