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!
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Cobia continue to move through Hatteras Inlet allowing anglers a good chance to hook up a big one. Spanish Mackerel, keeper Red Drum, and Bluefish kept anglers busy all day! It was a beautiful day to be offshore. The Dolphin bite picked up and anglers returned with excellent catches. The Blackfin Tuna bite was on and there were also scattered Yellowfin Tuna. Several nice sized Wahoo made it into the fish box as well. Hatteras Blue released a Blue Marlin. Way to go! Bottom fishing was pretty good as well.
Jessie Sakach of Blacksburg, VA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Jeffrey Beshel of Chesapeake, VA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Phillip Beshel of Gloucester, VA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Pascal Baumeler of Newport News, VA: Blue Marlin release and 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Matt Barbour of Blacksburg, VA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Courtney Beshel of Gloucester, VA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Judson Lattimore of Vorcester, MA:72 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Michael Stuart Jr. of Balto, MD: 46 lb. Dolphin on Good Times.
Jessica Blizzard of Joppa, MD: 50 lb. Dolphin on Good Times.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Inshore fishing was the hit today! The Cobia have arrived and they provided a lot of action for eager anglers. Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Bluefish filled in during the interim - lots of excited, happy groups returning with fun stories to tell, as well as some good eating. It was scrappy fishing offshore - lots of grass and sharks got in the way. Some gaffer and bailer Dolphin were landed, as well as a few Blackfin Tuna. A nice group of Yellowfin Tuna were located, but the sharks won that battle. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish, Grouper, Silver Snapper, and Tilefish. Our very own Brother's Pride released a Blue Marlin. Way to go guys!!
Edward Fletcher of Creedmoor, NC: 40 lb. Cobia release on Tradition.
Robyn Fletcher of Creedmoor, NC: 67 lb. Cobia release on Tradition.
Mark Peters of Chapel Hill, NC: 40 lb. and 45 lb. Cobia releases on Sound Bound.
Keegan Prime of Warwick, NY: 9 lb. Spanish Mackerel on Big Eye.
Joshua Smith of Homestead, NC: 40 lb. Grouper on Carolina Girl.
Dewey Steele of Newport News, VA: 43 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Blue.
Zachary Carter of Newport News, VA: 35 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Blue.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Another beautiful Spring day on Hatteras Island. Our marina looked quite lonely with everyone out and about on the water entertaining anglers with good catches! This morning inshore anglers caught some Cobia and Drum. The Spanish Mackerel bite was really good. This afternoon Cobia hit hard and anglers got in on the action. Captains and anglers alike were jacked up over "world class Cobia fishing". Offshore, overall fishing was much slower. Two Blue Marlin were released. The Dolphin bite was scattered, although a nice size. A few Tuna were reported. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. Good weather should hang around for the weekend - don't miss out on the action - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Douglas Ajano of Cornelius, NC: 45" Cobia release and 50" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Gabe Karber of Cottage Grove, MN: 57 lb. Cobia on Tradition.
David Claud of Mechanicsville, VA: 42 lb. Cobia and 41 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Mark Lindquist of Hartwell, GA: Blue Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Bryan Little of Kingston, TN: Blue Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Suzanne Czarnick of Genoa, NE: 49 lb. Cobia on Tradition.
Teresa Crites of Morganton, NC: 54 lb. Cobia on Tradition.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cobia began filtering through Hatteras Inlet today and inshore anglers rook advantage of the situation. Some citation Drum were caught as well as sea Mullet, and Bluefish. It was somewhat choppy but anglers made the best of it! The Billfish bite was on offshore and three Blue Marlin and one Sailfish were released by our fleet. The meat fish bite was slower with fair catches of Dolphin and a few Tuna (Blackfin and Yellowfin). Please don't listen to the weather report - the weather has been beautiful and sunny, with little rain. Come on down and enjoy a day of fishing and fun in the sun!
Melinda Arrington of Christiansburg, VA: 45 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Richard Bentz of Manteo, NC: 46" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Gabe Karber of Cottage Grove, MN: Blue Marlin release on Good Times.
John H. Culp of Richfield, NC: Blue Marlin release on Release.
Robert Thompson of Athens, GA: Blue Marlin release on Predator.
Chris Phillips of Dallas, TX: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Jim Denny of Davidson, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Our season has certainly started! All the Offshore boats left the docks today with 3 Makeup groups in the mix. Billfishing was decent Mahi/Dolphin were the main catch today with a few Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo in the mix There were also good catches of Triggerfish and Snapper. Inshore boats were finding a few puppy drum and Bluefish.
Lucky Chip: Jeffrey Dissinger of Palmyra, PA released a White Marlin. John Campbell of Mountain City, IN released a Blue Marlin.
Calypso: Michael Hasselman of Chesterfield, VA caught a 36lb Dolphin.
Hatteras Fever: Kevin Rogan of Saylorsburg, PA released a Sailfish.
Tuna Duck: Ian Schmelkeper of Odenton, MD released a Blue Marlin.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Almost all of our fleet was out fishing today! That is a lot of anglers out enjoying the ocean blue. No billfish flags flying but the meatfishing made up for it. Excellent Gaffer Dolphin a few Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna and good Blackfin Tuna. Inshore there were Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Cobia.
Reliance: Michael Almonrode of Norristown, PA caught a 47lb Wahoo.
Tuna Duck: Albert McLaughlin of Connellsville, PA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna.
Predator: Russ Hallauer of Greensboro, GA caught a 48lb Dolphin.
Hatteras Blue: Jonathan Echols of Suffolk, VA caught a 41lb Dolphin.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Weather continued to be windy and choppy, a few of the larger boats ventured out. They returned with fair catches of Gaffer Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Grouper. Inshore boats found some Red Drum slot size.
Good Times: Ross Scroble of Chicago, IL caught a 21lb Grouper. Thomas Taylor of Los Angeles, CA caught a 20lb Grouper.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Last day for the Offshore Open today. 17 boats fished today. Sea Toy maintained their lead with a hoss of a Blue Marlin weighing in at 690.4lbs. Our own Calypso came in second and Goombay finished at third. Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin and Release released a White Marlin. Captain comments on today's fishing was "scrappy". Main catch was Dolphin followed by some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo. Inshore fishing found citation Red Drum and a lot of Sting Rays. Sting Rays are often overlooked but the "wings" when done properly are very tasty with nice white flaky meat. Next time you catch one give it a try!
Sea Creature: Brian VanHoy of Walkertown, NC released a Blue Marlin.
Adventure: Matthew Murphy of Summerhill, PA released a 46" Red Drum. Alex Murphy of Summerhill, PA released a 47" and 44" Red Drum.
Release: Kurt Zalys of Kannapolis, NC released a White Marlin.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The forecast called for heavy downpours: but after a wet start, abundant sunshine prevailed for the better part of the day. 20 out of 22 boats fished the 3rd day of the HVOO Tournament. A total of three Blue Marlin were released. Congratulations Calypso on your Blue Marlin release today. Check out the latest stats on HVOO.org. Fishing was slow inshore today. Some citation Drum were released last night around Hatteras Inlet. A few Puppy Drum were located this morning along with a few Bluefish. Meat fish included gaffer Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Tomorrow will be the 4th and last day of the tournament and if the weather permits most of our fleet will be out fishing.
Sam Huskins of Olin, NC: Blue Marlin release on Calypso.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Rain showers and big seas ushered in the second day of fishing the HVOO Tournament. Five Blue Marlin were released by the eight boats that were fishing the tournament. Check the reports and leader board on their website HVOO.org for the latest results. Altogether our fleet released four Blues and our very own Brother's Pride (Albert Bonney) released a Blue Marlin as well. Anglers reported good Dolphin fishing and the Blackfin Tuna bite was good today. No boats fished inshore due to the weather.
Calvin Carter of Davidson, NC: Blue Marlin release on Carolina Girl.
Donald Stone of Christiansburg, VA: Blue Marlin release on Bite Me.
Brian Cardone of Carolina Beach, NC: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Morning squalls kept inshore boats early, but some ventured out this afternoon looking for Cobia which they did not find. They found some Puppy Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. Today was the beginning of the 24th annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open. There are 22 boats participating. Today a total of 10 Blue Marlin were release, 2 Blue Marlin boated and 1 White Marlin released. To view the leader board check out their website HVOO.org. Good luck to all participants! As far as meat fish goes, the Dolphin bite was good, a few Tuna were caught and one Wahoo was reported. Our fleet release two Blue Marlin and boated one. If you're on the island come down any afternoon to see what's going on in the fishing world.
Erby Middleton III of Virginia Beach, VA: 99" Blue Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Howard Shipwash of Concord, NC: 107" 404 lb. Blue Marlin on Release.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Offshore boats found decent weather and fishing today as well as Billfish. Dolphin were in good supply as well as citation size Blackfin Tuna. There were also some King Mackerel and Wahoo on the dock. Reliance released a White Marlin and Release released a Blue Marlin. Sounds like conditions for good Billfishing are just in time for the HVOO tournament. Inshore boats were chasing Cobia far and wide with a lot of releases. Keeper drum and good Spanish and Bluefish rounded it out Inshore.
Adventure: William Joyner of Battleboro, NC released 4 Cobia. Daniel Joyner of Battleboro, NC caught a 45lb Cobia and released 6 Cobia.
Reliance: Weston Henderson of Winston-Salem, NC released a White Marlin.
Tradition: Eric Sell of Rancho Cucamonga, CA released 2 Cobia. Elizabeth Sell of Rancho Cucamonga, CA released a Cobia. Jeff Wisom of Poolsville, MD released a Cobia.
Sundown: Pierrette Hansell of West Chester, PA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna.
Release: Joe Hensgen of Raleigh, NC released a Blue Marlin. Jeff Alman of Raleigh, NC caught a 35lb Dolphin.
Predator: Sid Stanley of New Kent, VA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Jeffrey Mitchell of New Kent, VA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Sheila Mitchell of New Kent, VA caught a 24lb Blackfin Tuna.
Monday, May 14, 2018
We can tell that tournament time is coming up this week! Everyone is getting their gear rigged up and scouting where the Billfish are. Offshore boats today had fair weather with a higher wind as the day moved on. They returned with fair to good Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna and scattered Wahoo. Good Times boated a 511lb Blue Marlin and Hatteras Fever released a Blue Marlin. Inshore found both over 40" released Red Drum and keeper Puppy Drum. We will have our webcam on covering the weigh ins this week for the Hatteras Village Offshore Open, you can also find up to date information on HVOO.org.
Adventure: Daniel Lyons of Hickory, NC released a 44" Red Drum. Matthew Lyons of Conover, NC released a 46" Red Drum.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Hope all the mom's out there had a great day and if you were lucky got out on the water! We had several boats Offshore today they caught good Mahi with a few Blackfin Tuna and King Mackerel mixed in. The Blackfin Tuna while few were good sized still pulling in citation weights. Inshore only one boat fishing and they reported good Puppy Drum fishing.
Release: Ryan Albaugh of Avon, NC caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Henry Weatherford of Chesterfield, VA caught a 21lb Blackfin Tuna. Andrew Dickerson of Avon, NC caught a 24lb Blackfin Tuna.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Another gorgeous day for fishing. All of our offshore fleet ventured out today! It sure was a beautiful sight to see everyone heading out this morning. Meat fishing was slower than it has been. Most anglers returned with a few Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good with Tilefish, Triggerfish, and Snowy Grouper - some great eating! The Billfish bite picked up though and the fleet released three Blue Marlin and boated one. A White Marlin was released but not from our fleet. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book your inshore, near shore, or offshore charter. Remember we also offer Make up charters for offshore trips.
Clifton Carlton of Fredericksburg, VA: 59 lb. Dolphin on Big Eye.
Robert Wilson Jr. of Delanco, NJ: Blue Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Scooter Bonner of California, MD: 10 lb. Tilefish on Predator.
Dusty McLenore of Lexington, NC: Blue Marlin release on Sea Creature.
Kora Riggs of Greenville, NC: Blue Marlin release on Sea Creature.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Fishing has improved this week and anglers are starting to notice. Our offshore fleet headed out to the Gulf Stream early this morning to a beautiful sunrise along with warm temperatures. Parties experienced a real good Blackfin Tuna bite along with fair Yellowfin Tuna catches. Dolphin fishing was fair to good and a few Wahoo helped to even things out. Inshore anglers had a slow morning but fishing picked up this afternoon with big and little Red Drum releases, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel.
Patricia Meyer of Pueblo, CO: 64 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Matthew Chong of Annandale, VA: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Brian Cmolik of Powhatan, VA: 20 lb. and 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
john Jessup of Powhatan, VA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Andrew Cliborne of Powhatan, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Eric Gunn of Ashland, VA: 2 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Donald Walters of Frisco, NC: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Nicholas Thomas of Virginia Beach, VA: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Kent Stephens of Virginia Beach, VA: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Hunter Suter of Catlett, VA: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
What a beautiful day to be on or near the ocean! Plentiful sunshine, calm seas, and good fishing conditions made for some very happy anglers. Dolphin fishing was good. The Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna bite was good and the Wahoo put on a show today as well. King Mackerel continue to hang around and bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, and Tilefish caught above the wrecks. Hatteras Fever released a Blue Marlin and a Hatchet Marlin. On the soundside, a few Drum bit this morning and this afternoon brought Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Joey Worshaw of Hickory, NC: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Dan Tillery of Powhatan, VA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Sundown.
Michael Harris, Sr. of Salem, VA: 20 lb. Blackfin tuna on Sundown.
William Swimley of Virginia Beach, VA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Scott Hughes of Myrtle Beach, SC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Gordon Jobe of Myrtle Beach, SC: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Inshore anglers had a good time today catching and releasing BIG Drum! The Bluefish bite was on today as well. Several boats fished offshore despite rough conditions. Anglers returned with good catches of Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Dolphin fishing was good as well. Carolina Girl released a Sailfish. Better weather is forecast for the rest of the week - let's hope the bite continues!
Jacob Cowan of Williamston, NC: 46" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Richard Cowan of Williamston, NC: 41" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Richard T. Cowen of williamston, NC: 40" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Dylan Ault of Bozensa, MT: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Spring was no where to be found today in Hatteras. Weather was chilly with temps barely touching 60 with a cool wind behind it. Blackfin Tuna continued to be a strong catch with a few citation sizes. Dolphin and Yellowfin Tuna were scattered.
Release: Ivy Carey of Va Beach, VA caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna. Elena Bussey of St. Pete Bch, FL caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna.
Monday, May 07, 2018
Several boats fishing Offshore today with overcast cool weather. A couple returned early to the dock but most stuck it out. They were rewarded with fair Blackfin Tuna, some Mahi a few Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. There were also Triggerfish and good King Mackerel fishing. Sea Creature released a Sailfish.
Inshore boats were seeing Red and Black Drum and a few Bluefish.
Adventure: Todd Flohr of Galion, OH released a 47", 50" and 51" Red Drum. Michael Loukett of Hopewell, VA released a 46" and 48" Red Drum.
Predator: Basil Adkins of New Franklin, OH caught a 22lb Blackfin Tuna.
Release: Daniel Bayse of Glen Burnie, MD caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna and released a 105" Shark. Robert Beall of Sykesville, MD caught a 24lb Blackfin Tuna. Mark Rose of Glen Burnie, MD released a 100" Shark. Brian Hurlock of Magnolia, DE caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna.
Sea Creature: Christopher Strawn of Braselton, GA released a Sailfish.