Welcome to the Hatteras Harbor Marina Fishing Report.
Our fishing reports appear just below these photos. Be sure to visit this page daily for current fishing reports and photos. Thank you and good fishing!
Friday, September 20, 2019
The wind finally fell out early this morning and several charters made a run for the Gulf Stream. They got through Hatteras Inlet just fine only to find that the swell was "still big". Although fishing was somewhat scrappy, they were glad to be out fishing! There were fair catches of Dolphin (mostly bailers and a few gaffers) and Wahoo. One really nice Yellowfin Tuna made it into the fish box. The weather should continue to improve over the weekend - time to get out to the fishing grounds! Inshore charters went for some "big" Bluefish - which is a nice class of fish. They went for some Drum but they were not biting today. They got on some Speckled Trout this afternoon. don't miss out on all the fun - get yourself on a charter by calling 800-676-4939.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Inshore anglers got out today for a great day of catching big Bluefish. They also got on a good Red Drum bite with most fish being "over slot" along with a few in the "slot" size. It is very exciting to catch big fish using small rods and the anglers talked excitedly about the fight! NE winds and big seas kept offshore boats in again today. We'll have to wait to safely navigate Hatteras Inlet. Check back tomorrow to find out the status.
William Gardner of Lynchburg, VA: 47" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
String NE winds (gusts up to 40mph) and seas (8-11 ft.) kept all offshore boats at the dock today. An inshore boat ventured into the Pamlico Sound this morning despite the whitecaps. They got on a good Red Drum bite with several keepers to report. It is supposed to blow all night so tomorrow is probably not going to be fishable. Check back to see what transpires.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Due to Offshore winds the larger boats stayed in. We did have several boats fishing Inshore and they caught Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Pompano.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Offshore boats found limits of bailer Dolphin as well as good Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were finding nice size Cobia a few Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Hatteras Fever: Russell Lutsrell of Wine, VA caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Fingeance: Tim Jackson Jr. of Dresden, OH released a 43" Red Drum.
Carolina Girl: Rosemarie Robinson of Belair, MD caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna.
Release: Travis Lechowit of Argyle, TX caught a 6lb Triggerfish.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Offshore boats had excellent catches of some nice sized Wahoo, some boats had good catches of Dolphin. There were also some Yellowfin Tuna, Triggerfish and Snapper. Inshore boats found fair Speckled Trout.
Predator: Scott Hall of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 45lb Wahoo.
Hatteras Fever: Maggie Williams of Bedford, IN caught a 43lb Wahoo.
Release: Matthew Bass of Nashville, NC caught a 6lb Triggerfish and a 43lb Wahoo.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
We experienced quite a few rain showers last evening, which carried over into this morning. There were no inshore boats out today. Fishing offshore wasn't as good as yesterday. Some bailer Dolphin were caught along with scattered Blackfin Tuna. The Wahoo bite was fair today although quite a few seemed to break off before making it to the boat. Bottom fishing was good with some nice Vermillion Snapper caught. Summer is quickly disappearing - get your fishing trip in now! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more information.
David Gibson of Frisco, NC: 43 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Joan Stewart of Midland, NC: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Jeremy Overcash of Troutman, NC: 50 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Things are beginning to improve somewhat on the lower end of Hatteras Island. Visitors were allowed in on Thursday and anglers are getting to the fishing grounds. Inshore anglers got on Speckled Trout. Offshore, the Wahoo bite was on again today. There were scattered catches of Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. A few Dolphin were in the mix. One Sailfish was released. Thanks for your patience and thoughts while we struggled to get back on track. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Timmy Horton of Midlothian, VA: 51 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Kelly Bergenstock of Kill Devil Hills, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Andrew Weik of Washington, DC: 52 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Jodie Blalock of Robbinsville, NC: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Back up and running at Hatteras Harbor Marina! We had a few boats out Offshore fishing today they caught excellent Wahoo, fair Dolphin and a good run of Blackfin Tuna. The village is slowly getting back on its feet like we always do. The cleanup crews, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Fire Departments, Cape Hatteras Electric and Church groups and local individuals to name a few have really been on the ball and helped a lot of people out. It really does take a village and we are Hatteras strong. We are thankful for all the calls and emails checking on us at this difficult time. Ocracoke our sister island was hit far harder than we were and our hearts go out to all those displaced and devastated. We wish them a speedy recovery. Our main phone line will be out until the phone company can get to us so please call 252-986-2167 if you need to reach us.
Good Times: Christine Wilfong (77 years young) caught a 60lb Wahoo.
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Post Hurricane Dorian there is quite a bit of clean up. Ocracoke was by far hit the hardest. Hatteras Harbor and the charter boats all survived intact. We commend the CHEC and it's crews for restoring power so quickly to everyone. We are not sure at this time when we will be open for regular hours. The road is still closed to visitors. Thank you to everyone who has called or emailed to check up on us. We will keep you posted.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Boats were moving today and preparing for bad weather ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Larger boats left or moved to larger slips while the smaller boats were pulled out and taken to higher ground. Mandatory evacuations are in force at this time. We did have some Inshore fishing today with a nice catch of Cobia. Stay safe and dry out there!
Monday, September 02, 2019
No boats Offshore today. A few boats fished Inshore today they found large Red Drum and some Speckled Trout, Sheepshead and Bluefish. Starting tomorrow Sept 3rd at noon there is a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County visitors. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all residents starting at 6AM Sept 4th. We will be open at 6AM tomorrow and likely close early. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone being impacted by this storm. Stay safe and dry!
Sunday, September 01, 2019
A few boats fished Offshore today. They found a swell already starting to head our way from the South. They had good Wahoo catches some Dolphin and Albacore. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had Bluefish good Speckled Trout and Cobia.
Tuna Duck: Michael Murphy of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish.
Release: Christopher Bright of Hobbsville, NC released a Barracuda.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
A beautiful slick calm day! Inshore anglers caught Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, a small King Mackerel, and Bluefish. They even went clamming. Quite a smorgasbord for dinner! The Wahoo bite is on offshore! That catch was complemented with a few Dolphin, Triggerfish, and Vermillion Snapper. Sounds like a great night for the grill! What a great way to celebrate the holiday with fresh fish.
Sundown: Gary Fitch of Parkville, MD caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Lucky Chip: Dean Dunn of Goochland, VA caught a 44lb Wahoo.
Friday, August 30, 2019
It has been a gorgeous day on the island and on the water! Fishing did not disappoint anglers at all today. Inshore charters experienced good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout. The Wahoo bite was good yesterday and it got even better today. The Dolphin bite was scattered with both bailers and gaffers. A few Blackfin Tuna were caught as well. Are you here for the holiday weekend and want to fish? Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Todd Walter of Hainsport, NJ: 40 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Kenneth Strickler of Henrico, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Lucky Chip.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
A cool northerly breeze and abundant sunshine made for an excellent day to be fishing! Inshore charters fished for Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Pompano. One charter went after Tarpon but ended up catching a Black Tip Shark. Nearshore charters got on good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. The Wahoo bite continues to be good offshore. There were scattered catches of Dolphin (mostly bailers). Blackfin Tuna also made it into the fish box. One Sailfish was released. The weather looks promising throughout the weekend - take advantage and go fishing!
John Canning of Hatteras, NC: 2 lb. Pompano on Hook Up.
Hamilton Hudson of Havre de Grace, MD: 2 lb. Pompano on Hook Up.
Michael Schneider of Baltimore, MD: 5 lb. Speckled Trout on Adventure.
Jeremy Faulkner of Maiden, NC: 40 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Shayne Catsha of Pillow, PA: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Jeffrey Lehman of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Cameron Harner of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Dyllan Harner of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Damon Lahr of Mahwah, NJ: 42 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Another good day of fishing! Inshore anglers enjoyed a beautiful morning or afternoon on the Pamlico Sound catching Speckled Trout and Bluefish. One charter fished the wrecks this morning for Triggerfish and brought in some Dolphin as well. Fishing has picked up offshore with good wahoo action, bailer Dolphin, and some Blackfin Tuna. Big Eye released a Sailfish. There is still plenty of Summer left - go fishing and fill up your freezer with fish for later. Give us a call at 800-676-4949 for more information or check out our website hatterasharbor.com.
Matthew Brown of Livonia, NY: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Chris Sole of Feeding Hills, MA: 58 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Daniel Naples of Branchburg, NJ: 40 lb. Dolphin on Chaser.
Ashley Metz of Chambersburg, PA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Fishing Offshore really picked up today boats had excellent catches of Wahoo with several citations as well as great catches of Dolphin. Inshore boats were catching Trout and Bluefish.
Predator: Eric Davis of Glen Burnie, MD caught a 51lb Wahoo.
Hatteras Fever: John Wagner of Mechanicsville, VA caught a 40lb Wahoo. Randall Toney of Henrico, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo.
Good Times: Walter Williams Jr. of Hampton, VA caught a 35lb Grouper.