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, November 18, 2017
The wind did lay last night and anglers received a chance to get out to the Gulf Stream to fish. It turned into a beautiful day with plentiful sunshine and pretty good fishing conditions offshore. One charter released two White Marlin and one lost a Blue Marlin which provided a lot of action for the anglers. The Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna bites were good. A few Dolphin made it into the mix today. Some boats stop to catch King Mackerel as they headed in. Inshore anglers caught some Bluefish and some small Speckled Trout. They looked for the big Drum but they were elusive today.
After a few weeks of slow fishing, it appears as though fishing is picking up! Come to Hatteras over Thanksgiving and catch your feast!
Rob Garcia of Kannapolis, NC: 44 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Adam Comer of Ravenswood, WV: 59 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Robert Wielhouwer of Marshville, NC: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Brian Lareau of Cary, NC: white Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Michael Kelley of spring, TX: white marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Gusty north winds kept everyone docked today. It's supposed to drop out tonight and then switch to the southwest later tomorrow. Let's hope that it will allow boats to get out to do some fishing!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
This is the first day in nearly a week that boats made a trek offshore. Offshore charters reported about a dozen Blackfin Tuna and some nice size Wahoo. Commercial boats reported a fair King Mackerel bite. Some anglers fished inshore for fun and reported undersized Drum and Speckled Trout. We do have charters scheduled for this weekend and some ever-so-ready anglers who are eager to get on the fish.
John Nikol of Rural Hall, NC: 47 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Steven Bigler of Raleigh, NC: 57 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Robert Chappell of Raleigh, NC: 68 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
One boat fished offshore today in cool slightly breezy weather. They reported a good catch of King Mackerel. No boats fished Inshore today.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Another blow day, no boats out! Looks like we are in for a pretty good nor'easter until possibly Sunday. Check back tomorrow.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
We did not have any boats go out today due to the weather.
Check back tomorrow to see what's going on.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Northeast winds produced big seas and brought Coastal Flood Advisories for our area today. Needless to say, no boats fished out of our marina. This front is supposed to bring lots of rain along with windy conditions through tomorrow. We cannot complain however for the weather previous to this was absolutely gorgeous.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
People who are not in Hatteras today are missing out! Weather was gorgeous with blue skies for most of the day a mirror calm sound and temps in the 70's. Offshore boats were fishing for King Mackerel and caught a few. Inshore boats were catching Red Drum and Speckled Trout in good numbers.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Only a couple of boats out today Offshore and only one was chartered. Slow fishing today with some assorted bottom fish of Snapper, Triggerfish, Porgies and a Lion Fish. Weather was foggy off and on with light winds and temps in the 70's.
Release: Tiffany Taylor of Plymouth, NC caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
A few boats fished with charters today and a few were commercial King Mackerel fishing. King Mackerel fishing was good with citation weights. Wahoo was fair, Dolphin fishing was scattered and bottom fishing was fair with boats catching Triggerfish and Amberjack. Blackfin Tuna were coming in with citation weights in good numbers. Release released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were catching lots of Speckled Trout and some Red Drum. Weather was perfect fall with a light breeze and blue skies.
Release: Blackfin Tuna: Tyran Harris of Va Beach, VA 28lbs. Jaman Lane of Newport News, VA 30lbs. Paul Evans of Va Beach, VA 27lbs. Robert Tripp of Va Beach, VA 27lbs. King Mackerel: Jaman Lane of Newport News, VA 45lbs. Robert Tripp Jr. of Chesapeake, VA 47lbs and 34lbs. Robert Tripp of Va Beach, VA 39lbs.
Tyran Harris of Va Beach, VA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Sometimes a full moon can make all the difference when it comes to a good fish bite. Fishing picked up today both inshore and offshore. Limits of Speckled Trout were brought in all day from the Pamlico sound. Some Drum were caught this afternoon before the wind started blowing. Offshore, two Sailfish were released. Anglers caught limits of King Mackerel while live baiting. Limits of Dolphin were also brought in. The Blackfin Tuna bite was good with "big" fish being the exception. A few Wahoo made it into the fish box. A front is supposed to move in tonight. We'll see about tomorrow.
Michael Spearman of Colonial Heights, VA: 38 lb. King mackerel on Sea Creature.
Hannah Spearman of Colonial Heights, VA: 32 lb. King Mackerel on Sea Creature.
Caden Smith of Zionville, NC: 49 lb. King Mackerel on Good Times.
Mike Smith of Zionville, NC: 37 lb. King Mackerel and 28 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times.
Tom Wright of Wake Forest, NC: 27 lb. blackfin Tuna on Release.
Doug Cross of Peachland, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Jeffrey Stortz of Lake City, FL: 38 lb. King Mackerel and 29 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Joseph Ashley of Peachland, NC: 35 lb. King Mackerel on Release.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Summer time in November on Hatteras! Drum fishing was good this morning in the Pamlico Sound. This afternoon brought limits of Speckled Trout. A handful of boats live baited for King Mackerel and had a good day. Fishing was a little better offshore with fair Wahoo catches. A few Blackfin Tuna were caught with one shout out for a Yellowfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish brought up from the wrecks. It appears to be a great weekend to get out on the water before the time changes and the days get shorter. Call us at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Debbie Oakes of Virginia Beach, VA: 49" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Kevin Oakes of Virginia Beach, VA: 48" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Rom Whitaker, Jr. of Hatteras, NC: 11 lb. Sheepshead on Sound Bound.
Julian Metts of Powhatan, VA: 55 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Fishing was scrappy all around today. The King Mackerel bite was fair to good. A few Wahoo and some Triggerfish were caught by the few boats that fished offshore. The weather is going to hold out through the first of next week. Let's hope the fishing picks up.
Iris Martin of Rockwell, NC: 32 lb. King Mackerel on Adventure.
Kelly Martin of Rockwell, NC: 55 lb. King Mackerel on Adventure.
Jimmy Ingold of Mt. Holly, NC: 43 lb. King Mackerel on Calypso.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Temperatures in the 70's and slick calm water made for a beautiful day! Inshore anglers lucked out and returned with limits of Speckled Trout. They experienced good Drum fishing this afternoon. After getting their limits, they also went clamming and enjoyed a wonderful time playing in the Sound on the first of November. The ghosts and goblins must have headed offshore to scare away the fish after their Halloween frolics. It was an extremely slow day of fishing. As one Captain put it - "there's not enough sugar on the island " for the fish to bite today. Perhaps it will pick up tomorrow. We are looking for several people to fill a Makeup Charter this Friday.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! A few boats were finally able to get out to the deep blue today. Fishing wasn't red hot but there were some Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi on the docks.
Monday, October 30, 2017
No news on the homefront with gale force winds keeping the boats at the dock.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Weather is keeping us in the harbor today and most likely will tomorrow. Check out the photo gallery for a couple of underwater Red Drum shots! Fall fishing is great in Hatteras so get hooked up with your full or half day trip.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Another mild day in Hatteras. Stormy conditions are predicted for this weekend and many anglers took advantage of the weather today to get out on the water. It was slow fishing this morning for inshore charters. This afternoon, fishing picked up with limits of Drum.It was a slow go offshore as well. The Wahoo bite was good, however they were very elusive and most did not make it into the boat. Blackfin Tuna fishing was good, depending on which direction you went. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper brought in. Three Sailfish were released and more were seen. Fall is a great time to fish - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Paul Howard of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
peggy McFadden of Lexington, KY: Sailfish release on Release.
Robert Jones of Virginia Beach, VA: 72 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Phillip Hoffman of Wallana, TN: 50 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Chester Mayo of Virginia Beach, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
David Knack of Arlington, VA: 62 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Travis Morris of Buxton, NC: 67 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Gray Honaker of Southern Shores, NC: 46 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Richard Ernwine of Jacksonville Beach, FL: 58" Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Michael Gray of Midlothian, VA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Friday, October 27, 2017
What a difference a day makes!The wind fell out late last night and although the morning started out chilly, abundant sunshine warmed things up quickly. This morning inshore anglers got into Speckled Trout and Flounder. The afternoon brought about a good Drum bite. Offshore, conditions were much better than yesterday. We sent out a Makeup charter and they released a Sailfish! The Wahoo bite was good and scattered Blackfin Tuna helped to fill the box. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper hitting the hooks.
Michael Shepner of Rodanthe, NC: 42", 46", and 47" red Drum releases on Hook Up.
Addison Pollard of salvo, NC: 44" Red Drum release on Hook Up.
Patrick Hatcher of Greenbelt, MD: 46 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
David Stanley of West Jefferson, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Jeff Shaffer of Vincent, OH: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Good Times.
Ronald Price of Madison, NC: 46 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Thomas Posey of winston-Salem, NC: 51 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Winds blew from the northwest causing rough conditions in the Sound and out on the ocean. It also ushered in much colder air, making it feel more like Fall! A handful of boats headed out into the Pamlico Sound for a fair to good day of Drum fishing. Two boats headed offshore with one returning early. The other party braved the conditions and released a Sailfish. They ended up with a mixed catch of Wahoo, Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and King Mackerel. Way to go, guys! Better weather is forecast for this weekend - want to go fishing? Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and book the charter of your choice.
Bertie Cartwright of Bath, NC: Sailfish release on Release.