Recreation

Fishery Resources

Fishing: The rivers and nearby Atlantic provide year-round entertainment. An easy three-mile ride from Brooks Hill to a boat ramp, and you can be on the river fishing for bass, bream, catfish, and most all southern freshwater species. A short, fifteen-minute boat run downriver to Georgetown and the Intracoastal Waterway’s southern turn will put fishermen in brackish, tidal water that supports an excellent "inshore slam” fishery of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Inshore anglers also target sheepshead, black drum, tripletail, tarpon, and all sorts of panfish. Nearshore boats chase Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, spadefish, and all worlds of bottoms fish from black bass to grouper. Conventional and fly fishing guides work out of nearby Georgetown Landing Marina, as do a number of offshore captains who run through the Winyah Bay jetties to blue water species like dolphin, tuna, wahoo, and billfish. A jump-off to all of this fishing action is within minutes of Brooks Hill by boat or car. 

Wildlife Resources

Wildlife:  As is expected in the low country of South Carolina, turkey and deer are in abundance at Brooks Hill. There is not a lot of pressure on the wildlife in this area and this is one of the key benefits of having large, like-minded neighbors who manage their properties well. 

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One of the most significant wintering locations along the Atlantic flyway, the duck hunting surrounding Winyah Bay and Georgetown is phenomenal. Brooks Hill could certainly be enhanced with the development of flooded impoundments to attract waterfowl.