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!
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Inshore anglers had a great morning catching Keeper Drum and releasing over slot Drum. The Bluefish bite was on again today. Overall it was a slow day fishing offshore. Quite a few boats made it out this morning after 14.6" of rain since the first of the week. The Dolphin bite was scattered as was the Wahoo bite. Bottom fishing included Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Blue runners. Check out the picture of a very colorful Queen Triggerfish! Everyone is gearing up for another day of fishing tomorrow - let's hope fishing improves!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
A repeat of yesterday with heavy rains keeping Offshore boats in. Inshore a few boats went out and caught Bluefish and Red Drum.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Offshore boats were again tied to the dock with high winds. Inshore boats however were able to get out into the sound and came back with good Red Drum catches.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Weather kept Offshore boats at the dock. A few Inshore boats ventured out and found good Red Drum fishing in the sound.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Strong winds and pouring rain kept boats at the docks today.
Friday, July 20, 2018
The wind turned SE today and made for some rough seas both inshore and offshore. Inshore parties went out this morning clamming and took advantage of the only sunshine of the day. Other parties had fair catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. No one went this afternoon. Quite a few offshore boats ventured out and reported rough conditions that only got worse as the day progressed. The Dolphin bite was scattered. Wahoo are starting to make a much better showing and they provided a pretty good bite. A few King Mackerel were also in the mix. Two Sailfish were released. Stormy weather is predicted for the weekend with strong winds and a lot of rain. Let's hope it clears out soon!
Price Frazier of Hendersonville, TN: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A wonderful NE breeze cooled things off overnight and anglers went out to a beautiful sunrise this morning! Most of our fleet went out and managed to get charters on fish. Inshore groups stayed busy with Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and big Drum releases. Check out the happy faces of the lucky anglers! It was another scrappy day for offshore charters. Captains and mates really had to work for their catches and for most it paid off. Dolphin fishing was fair to good with mostly bailers being brought in. The Wahoo bite improved greatly today. A couple of King Mackerel were caught. Two Sailfish were released.
Richard Sawyer of Alexandria, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Tightline.
Pete Deacon of Haverhill, MA: 45" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Scott Lesser of Yadley, PA: 45" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Lawson Honeycutt of Concord, NC: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Regina White of Charles Town, WV: Barracuda release on Lucky Chip.
Shane White of Charles Town, WV: Sailfish release on Lucky Chip.
Michael Wallace of Stafford, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Several offshore boats headed out early to the Gulf Stream for a full day of fishing. They returned with good catches of Dolphin (gaffers and bailers) along with scattered Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Two Sailfish were released. Inshore anglers focused on Red Drum, catching Puppy Drum. A few Spanish Mackerel were caught as well. Overall fishing was slow for inshore anglers. Most boats are on the books for tomorrow, so check back to see what conditions prevail and whether or not the fish are biting!
Joseph Holloway of Fredericksburg, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Robert Holloway of Smithfield, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
A few boats Offshore today that returned early as the wind breezed up in the afternoon. They returned with fair catches of Dolphin/Mahi. Inshore boats were catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Red Drum. Nearshore there were good catches of King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel.
Tradition: Rocky Siesel of Cincinnati, OH released a Red Drum. Andrew Brackman of Raleigh, NC released 2 Red Drum.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Several boats Offshore fishing the Gulfstream today. Fishing was on the slower side with a few to fair Dolphin and a scattered Wahoo. Sea Creature released a Spearfish which we don't see a lot of. Inshore lots of Bluefish were hitting the hooks and then the coolers. Red Drum and large Spanish Mackerel were biting as well in good numbers.
Sea Creature: Trent Krueser of Chagrin Falls, OH released a Spearfish.
Tradition: Lauren Clem of Flint Hill, VA released a Red Drum. Austin Clem of Flint Hill, VA released a Red Drum.
Predator: Alan Dubois of Powhatan, VA caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Offshore boats were out on this beautiful summer day reporting fair to good Dolphin/Mahi with bailer and gaffer size being caught. A few Wahoo were boated with Snapper and Triggers. Inshore only a few boats fishing today and they reported good Bluefish. Sailfish were the billfish winners today with Carolina Girl and Native Son both releasing one and Good Times released a Sailfish and a White Marlin.
Native Son: Drew Coates of Mathews, VA released a Sailfish.
Good Times: Ray Allen of Chesterfield, VA released a White Marlin. Shayna Morris of Chesterfield, VA released a Sailfish.
Carolina Girl: Jack Archebelle of Virginia Beach, VA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Carolina blue skies and a cool NE breeze made for an excellent day to play outdoors. Whether it was at the beach or on the water fishing, it was impossible to beat today's weather! Inshore anglers returned with real good catches of Tailor Bluefish. Bluefish are excellent fried or bake to make fish cakes. Anglers who ventured offshore reported fair to good catches of Dolphin. Bottom fishing produced nice catches of Triggerfish and Grouper. One Sailfish was released. Fishing was a bit scrappy, but anglers managed to bring back some good fillets to grill, fry, or bake. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up with the fishing trip of your choice.
Brian Middledorf of Dunkirk, MD: 42 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Samuel Mehlman of New Windsor, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Friday, July 13, 2018
We had our entire fleet out today taking advantage of the weather and getting their charters on the fish. Inshore charters concentrated on Red Drum, both Keepers and citation releases. The Bluefish bite was good and kept anglers busy when not catching Drum. Offshore, the Billfish bite was on with one Blue Marlin and four Sailfish releases. Dolphin fishing was scrappy for some and better for others. The Blackfin Tuna bite was scattered.One boat fished near shore and caught Almaco Jack and Amberjack. Don't let your vacation slip by without a fishing excursion - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the charter of your choice.
Robert Ralph of Knotts Island, NC: 50 lb. Dolphin on Big Eye.
Pam Holliday of Pooler, GA: 43" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Dennis Holliday of Pooler, GA: 44" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Abigail Taylor of Eastanollee, GA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Vira Strimple of Winchester, VA: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Jack Offenhauser of Fayetteville, NC: Sailfish release on Reliance.
Dylan Cotten of Fayetteville, NC: Blue Marlin release on Reliance.
John Kessler of Mount Wolf, PA: 35 lb. Dolphin on Predator.
Patrick Reynolds of Kinston, NC: 46" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Inshore boats were busy shuffling anglers out into the Pamlico Sound this morning and afternoon. Today's catch consisted of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and Red Drum. Clamming was the choice for several groups who got their limit. Besides being a fun way to spend time with friends and family, fishing can be very educational as well. The Billfish bite was on again with five Sailfish released. Fishing was kind of scrappy with bailer Dolphin being the main catch along with some gaffers. Bottom fish included Tilefish and Grouper. One Wahoo was caught. Despite showers offshore everyone appeared to enjoy their time on the water!
John Warren of Gladys, VA: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Seth Arnold of Burnsville, WV: Sailfish release on Reliance.
Daniel Arnold of Burnsville, WV: Sailfish release on Reliance.
James Taylor of Richland, MO: 30 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Sarah Ingalls of Greenville, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Tony Taylor of Chester, VA: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Benjamin Keenan of Hellertown, PA: 47" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Another busy day for anglers! Offshore boats headed out this morning after a couple of blow days. The Billfish bite was good with six Sailfish releases and one White Marlin release. Most boats returned with limits of bailer Dolphin along with some Triggerfish and Black Sea Bass. Inshore anglers returned with lots of Bluefish. Citation size Red Drum kept anglers busy and some "keeper" Drum were caught as well. A few groups went clamming. Sounds like a mixed grill tonight. Tomorrow looks to be another busy day filled with lots of sunshine, good weather, and fond memories. Don't miss out - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book your charter!
Mitchell Montgomery of Hilliard, OH: Sailfish release on Release.
Mitchell Messer of Hilliard, OH: Sailfish release on Release.
Butch Richards of Lancaster, PA: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Chris Veronie of Hampton, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Julia Coup of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Veaonie of Hampton, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Scott Lynch of Hillsborough, NC: 41" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Thomas Rise of Garfield, AR: 44" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Jake Davis of Mechanicsville, VA: White Marlin release on Hatteras Fever II.
Matthew Goodwyn of Richmond, VA: 46" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Matt Baltz of N. Chesterfield, VA: 43" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Nathaniel Goodwyn of Midlothian, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Michael Goodwyn of Powhatan, VA: 40" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Seas were still high offshore and the larger boats stayed in. The sound was a little more forgiving and boats fished morning and afternoon. They had limits of Red Drum both large and puppy size. A young angler fought and released a 50" Red Drum on a trout rod with 10lb test. There were also a good showing of Bluefish in the mix. Weather looks to be subsiding as the week goes on so we hope to have boats out all week. Stop by the marina store and check out the 2018 Captains T-Shirt.
Tradition: Adam Walborn of Virginia Beach, VA released a Red Drum.
Hang On: Keegan Kolb of Nitro, WV released a 50" Red Drum
Monday, July 09, 2018
Weather churning offshore kept the bigger boats in, but the Inshore boats were able to get in a morning. They found Spanish Mackerel and released big Red Drum.
Steven Hamel of Charlotte, NC released a 49" Red Drum on Fingeance
Sunday, July 08, 2018
No boats left the dock today due to weather. A few Inshore boats may be heading out tomorrow.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Northeast winds prevailed all day making water conditions quite choppy. Inshore boats headed out this morning and returned with good catches of Bluefish and some Red Drum. They stayed in this afternoon due to choppy waves. About half the offshore fleet went out to fish the Gulf Stream. They reported a good Billfish bite with one Blue Marlin release, three White Marlin releases, and two Sailfish releases. Congratulations Predator on your Grand Slam! The dolphin bite slowed down and the catches were pretty scrappy. The Wahoo bite appears to be picking up. To check out the latest official results of the Hatteras Grand Slam - check out their facebook page. It is supposed to blow the next few days, so check back to see what's going on!
Kermit Armstrong of Harrisburg, NC: 45 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Charles Barnes of Dolphin, VA: Sailfish release and White Marlin release on Bite Me.
Thomas Lohr of Rockville, VA: White Marlin release on Bite Me.
Jason Whitlow of Quinton, VA: Sailfish release on Predator.
Eric Whitlow of Quinton, VA: White Marlin release and Blue Marlin release on Predator.
Friday, July 06, 2018
We've had a very busy day at the marina with inshore, near shore, and offshore charters. Inshore anglers got on Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish this morning. Big Drum, Puppy Drum, and Black Drum were biting later in the day. Several groups went out this afternoon to splash in the water and to look for sea shells! Others went clamming. Everyone appeared to return wet and happy. Near shore charters went out this morning and returned with Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish as well. The Dolphin bite continues to be good offshore with both gaffers and bailers. Bottom fishing produced some Triggerfish and Amberjack. One charter spent the day catching a limit of bailers on fly rods (father and son). One Blue Marlin and eight Sailfish were released by our fleet. The Hatteras Grand Slam began today and a total of three Blue Marlin, two White Marlin, and nineteen Sailfish kept participants busy and tomorrow will be another chance to get out and go for the Billfish.
Joshua Joslin of Milton, KY: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Bobby Shaw of Vineland, NJ: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Trevor Hill of Hurricane, WV: Sailfish release on Release.
Stephan Sagenich of Mercer, PA: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Brenton Tymchyshyn of Sharpsville, PA: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Stephan Sagenich of Greenville, PA: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Denny Arnett of Hope Mills, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Wallace Wilson of Vass, NC: Blue Marlin release on Sea Creature.
Gene Scott, Jr. of Watauga, TN: 53 lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl.
Tim Knight of Spotsylvania, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Tradition.
John Lagundo of Manassas, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.