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

We have had beautiful weather over the last couple of weeks and that has allowed me to enjoy one of my most pleasurable pastimes, golfing. I’ve played nearly everyday and it has been a lot like fishing. Lots of head scratching, wondering why the puts are not falling and why I keep missing the fairway off the tee box. Very similar to, ” why do these fish have lock-jaw when I present them with a beautiful live bait for the taking, and, where have all the fish gone?, they were here and hungry yesterday”.  Then there are the moments that I think I’m ready for the Sr. tour and that if I had taken the game seriously as a young kid, I could be basking on a beach enjoying the millions in career earnings I would of surely made. Very similar to the days of “knowing” I should have my own fishing show and that I can out fish and out catch anybody within a thousand miles. Oh well, back to fishing. I caught a fair number of Trout about a week ago when I found myself with a few hours to kill. They were small, but I stayed busy. That’s my only time on the water in nearly a month. Once these extreme tides wane and the weather gets nicer after this cold front pushes thru, I will most likely do some backwater fishing and locate some Redfish along with some more Trout. That is, if I’m not out hitting the golf ball preparing for my  PGA Sr.tour debut.   Tight Lines and Hit it straight!

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

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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.