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Seafood and fishing around Fripp Island

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Seafood and fishing around Fripp Island

We will be staying a week on Fripp the middle of July. We have spent a lot of time in the Port Royal area but this will be our first on Fripp. Can you tell me the best place that is close to buy fresh seafood to prepare, what will be the best fish to buy this time of year, and any ideas where to fish, crab, etc on the island. I usually go to 13th Street Dock but that seems a little far. I remember a place across the street form the Shrimp Shack but have never found it open. Also any road side stands for fresh vegetables and fruit.


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1. Re: Seafood and fishing around Fripp Island

Hi nmballetmom,

The best place to buy seafood is actually on the way out to Fripp Island at the Gay Fish Company (from downtown Beaufort, about 12 miles on US 21, 2 miles before Harbor River bridge). The shop is open from 9-6 Monday-Saturday. They typically have fresh shrimp, scallops, crab, and a variety of seasonal fish. I can tell you for sure shrimp and scallops are in season at the moment, though I'm not certain about other fish.

As for crabbing on Fripp, there are a couple of locations I recommend. One spot is at the end of Blue Gill Road, in the vicinity of the marina. We've had lots of luck there in years past. Other spots include the Bonito Road bridge, the bike path bridge connecting Tarpon Blvd with the Marsh Dunes neighborhood, and Paradise Pier on the south end of Hunting Island.

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