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!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Some rain came through this morning bringing in much cooler temperatures. It did not dampen the spirits of some hardy inshore anglers who went out for a good morning catching Speckled Trout and Drum. Only two charters ventured offshore. They focused on King Mackerel and returned with a fair to good catch. One group bottom fished for Amberjack and just as the fish hit, a big rain squall came through and drenched everyone. Sounds like a good time!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
High winds kept the boats at the dock today. We spent the day getting our 2018 calendars started, so if you are thinking about days for next year we will be able to hook you up soon. Weather was cooler today with overcast skies and rain in the early morning.
Monday, October 23, 2017
A few Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo today as well as a Sailfish released by Release. A few King Mackerel and Triggerfish as well rounded out the day. Not a red hot day of fishing but the gorgeous day more than made up for it. Inshore boats were catching Flounder last evening and today were on the Red Drum and Speckled Trout. We had a Manatee come for a visit today not a sight we usually have.
Release: Tim Hollins of Bumpass, VA released a Sailfish.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
A good number of boats headed offshore this morning, they enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with lite winds. They returned with some good catches of Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Bottom fishing produced lots of Trigger fish, Snapper and Amberjacks. The wahoo bites were a little scattered. Tuna Duck released a Blue Marlin and there were more seen.
Inshore anglers had a great time catching keeper Red Drum and limits of nice sized Speckled Trout.
Mike Winterling of Chesapeake, VA released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Sarah Bryant of Greensboro, NC caught a 36lb King Mackerel on Release
Jeffrey Bryant of Greensboro, NC caught a 35lb King Mackerel on Release
Dwaine Hutchens of Rural Hall, NC caught a 38lb King Mackerel on Release
Michelle Cooper of McDaniel, MD caught a 47lb Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
Samantha Simpson of Jamesville, NC caught a 51lb Wahoo on the Bill Clough Ford boat
Robert Denson of Hertford, NC caught a 49lb Wahoo on the Bill Clough Ford boat
Saturday, October 21, 2017
It doesn't get any better than this - no wind, temps in the 70's, and plentiful sunshine! Inshore charters struggled with their catches this afternoon, but this morning they caught some Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Gray Trout. Lots of big Drum were released. Conditions offshore improved today. Four Sailfish were released. Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna catches were good. A few King Mackerel were brought in and bottom fishing for Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper continues to be good. We need 3 anglers for a Make up charter on Sunday - call 800-676-4939.
John Culp of New London, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Troy Ward of Elizabeth City, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
William Matthews of Elizabeth City, NC: 47 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Ronnie Farr of Elizabeth City, NC: 45 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Nicholas St. Laurent of Camden, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Otto Miller of Elizabeth City, NC: 49 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Jeff Roberts of Kernersville, NC: Sailfish release on Lucky Chip.
Thomas Roberts of Kernersville, NC: 60 lb. Wahoo on Lucky Chip.
Friday, October 20, 2017
It has been an absolutely beautiful Fall day on the island! Inshore anglers returned with a mixed bag this morning. One party returned with Flounder and Sheepshead, another with Red Drim, and one with Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Conditions were much slower this afternoon, but the parties had a great time spending time with friends and family on the water! It's still a bit scrappy offshore - a few Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna were caught. Bottom fishing was pretty good with Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. A Blue Marlin and a Sailfish were released. We still need people to fill a Make up charter for tomorrow or Sunday - give us a call at 800-676-4939.
John Waggoner of Pineville, WV: 6lb. Triggerfish on Good Times.
Adrian Waggoner of Pineville, WV: 6lb. Triggerfish on Good Times.
Todd Negri of Federal Heights, CO: 49lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Chip Allsopp of Bay Head, NJ: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Lawrence Garvey of Frenchtown, NJ: 48lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Michael Blonder of Atlanta, GA: 46lb. and 49lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Zachary Blonder of Atlanta, GA: Blue Marlin release and 41lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Calypso: Triggerfish: Bob Linster of Exmore, VA 5lbs. Randall Carrington Jr. of Charlotte, NC 5lbs and a 44lb Wahoo. Keith Latham of Mocksville, NC 5lbs. Tom Gagnier of Mocksville, NC 5lbs. Jason Stewart of Mocksville, NC 5lbs. Andrew Whitley of Davidson, NC 5lbs.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Inshore anglers took advantage of the early fall weather to enjoy a great day of fishing the Pamlico Sound. Speckled Trout fishing was excellent with limits of Trout - " a nice class of fish, BIG"! The Drum bite was on again today with limits for the charters. One offshore boat ventured out and returned with a good catch of King Mackerel. Looks like the Fall fish have arrived.
Thanks to people reading our fishing report, we were able to fill a make up trip for tomorrow. So now we are going to try again, we're looking for 2 to 3 people to fill a make up trip for Saturday, call us at the marina if you want to go. 1-800-676-4939
John Hudgins of Yorktown, VA: 41" Red Drum release on Hook Up.
Henry Hudgins of Flowery Branch, GA: 41" Red Drum release on Hook Up.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We are currently looking for 3 to 4 people to fill a make up trip for Friday (20th) or Saturday (21st). Give us a call if you are going to be in the area and want to go fishing. 1-800-676-4939! Rough conditions kept all offshore boats docked today. Inshore charters ran out into the Pamlico Sound and had a good day catching and releasing big Red Drum. Much cooler air moved in with the northeast wind but temperatures are supposed to be above normal with good fishing conditions this weekend. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Clifford Lewis of Lewisville, NC: 2 42" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Daniel Lewis of Charlotte, NC: 40",41", and 45" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Richard Washabaugh of Lewisville, NC: 40", 3 41", and 42" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A cold front moved in pushing a fair amount of wind. Offshore boats stayed at the docks today. Some Inshore fishing was going on with excellent Red Drum catches. Just because the weather has cooled off doesn't mean the fishing has. Check back tomorrow for more fish news.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Despite wind and cooler temperatures Offshore and Inshore boats fished today. Offshore boats filled the dock up with Triggerfish, Wahoo, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper and Sea Bass. Inshore had excellent Red Drum and Speckled Trout. Fall fishing is hitting hard come on and get on the bite.
Release: William O'Boyle of New York, NY caught a 47lb Wahoo.
Hatteras Blue: William McClaugherty of Belspring, VA caught a 44lb Wahoo. Keith Dehart of Radford, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo. Robert Hurt of Fairlawn, VA released a Barracuda.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Temps continued in the high 70's today with a nice breeze. Several boats fishing offshore and inshore. Inshore boats were catching Red Drum and Speckled Trout. Offshore weather was great with fishing a bit slower. They had fair Wahoo with lots of citation sizes and Dolphin. Triggerfish were also plentiful with a few Amberjack to round it out. Release had a Blue Marlin release.
Hatteras Fever: Tim Smith of Sanford, NC caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Carolina Girl: Daniel Nash of Mechanicsville, VA caught a 71lb Wahoo. Colby Nash of Stevensville, VA released a 48" Barracuda.
Reliance: Brant Bullock of Piney Flats, TN caught a 41lb Wahoo. William Mackorell of Myrtle Beach, SC caught a 40lb Wahoo. Malachi Bullock of Piney Flats, TN caught a 45lb Wahoo.
Release: Paul Miller of Conestoga, PA released a Blue Marlin.
Native Son: Al Cassel of Clayton, NC caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Good Times: James Weidman of Boyertown, PA caught a 56lb Wahoo.
Sea Creature: Steven Phillips of Madison, GA caught a 55lb Wahoo.
Big Eye: Travis Sykes of Norfolk, VA caught a 45lb Wahoo. Keith Frazier Jr. of Norfolk, VA caught a 52lb Wahoo.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Inshore anglers "blistered the Puppy Drum" in the Pamlico Sound today - lots and lots of Drum! Offshore anglers had a bit of a struggle today, but the bite picked up some this afternoon. The Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna bites were fair. Some boats found schools of Dolphin. The King Mackerel bite is picking up and bottom fishing was pretty good. A beautiful day is on tap for tomorrow - let's hope the fishing improves.
Michael Byrd of Chesapeake, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Frederick Hughes of Chesapeake, VA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Heather Forbes of Mechanicsville, MD: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Brian Rogers of Greenville, NC: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Billy Phillips of Greenville, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th! Northwest winds kept offshore boats at the dock today. Inshore boats were busy this morning and afternoon catching Red Drum in the Pamlico Sound. A beautiful day is on tap for tomorrow - let's hope that the sea calms down.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Rain showers did not dampen the efforts of inshore anglers this morning. Fishing was a bit slower than yesterday, but they returned with some Speckled Trout, Drum, and Gray Trout. A handful of boats fished offshore and a few Dolphin and Wahoo were caught. The Blackfin Tuna bite was good. Two Sailfish were released. Bottom fishing continues to be good.
Chih Te Lee of Potomac, MD: Sailfish release on Reliance.
Hal H. Huang of Rockville, MD: 42 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Robert Moore of Midland, TX: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
We were blessed with some beautiful weather today. Inshore the fishing was just as good as you can get - one captain stated that it was a day that you dream about! Anglers caught limits of Speckled Trout and Red Drum both this morning and afternoon. Check out the pictures along with the smiles - way to go! The fishing offshore was on the slow side. Some Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna were caught. Bottom fishing was good. Some Sailfish and one Mako Shark were seen -even on slower days there is a lot to see when you travel offshore. Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to get out and explore the waters of North Carolina. Give us a call at 800-676-4949 to book your fishing adventure.
Michael Korpics of Northampton, PA: 46" Red Drum release on Tightline.
Duane Heller of Denver, NC: 41 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
Elton Wilson of Hixson, TN: 42 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Offshore fleet had several boats out today. They had fair catches of medium to large Mahi, several Blackfin Tuna and a few big Yellowfin Tuna. Gambler and Release each released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had the Red Drum snapping with boats catching limits of keepers.
Gambler: Damian Pearson of Glen Burnie, MD released a Sailfish.
Release: Matt Bost of Raleigh, NC released a Sailfish.
Monday, October 09, 2017
No Offshore boats fished out of Hatteras Harbor today due to ocean swells. A couple of Inshore boats went out in the morning and had an excellent catch of Red Drum and then topped it off with a clamming trip where they caught their limit.
Sunday, October 08, 2017
A good number of boats headed offshore this morning, hoping for the nicer today than expected. They got what they had wished for the ocean was great and the fish were there. The boats returned with a mixed bag of fish, Wahoo, nice size Dolphin and both some Yellow and Blackfin Tuna. There were also some Trigger fish caught.
Inshore anglers enjoyed catching Speckled trout and Red Drum
Daniel Tice of Fairfax, VA caught a 41lb Wahoo on Big Eye
Ron Wade of Disputanta, VA caught a 40lb Wahoo on Big Eye
Danny Garrison of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
John Callaghan of Alen Ridge, NJ released a Sailfish on Release
Robert Ames of Maywood, NJ caught a 5lb Triggerfish on Release
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Another beautiful day in paradise! There was a lot of activity on and around the dock today as our fleet took advantage of the day and the weather to get out and fish. Inshore anglers reported a good Speckled Trout catch this morning and this afternoon some groups took advantage of the slick conditions and went clamming. Our offshore fleet enjoyed a good day of fishing the Gulf Stream. Their catch consisted of Wahoo, Dolphin, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, and Triggerfish. One Blue Marlin and one Sailfish were released. Way to go!
Tray McLendon of Henderson, NC: 62 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Kyle Grosh of Raleigh, NC: 48 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Bradley Ford of Six Mile, SC: Blue Marlin release on Bite Me.
Steven Ames Jr. of Salem, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Amanda Snodgrass of Clover, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Shane Blackburn of Maryville, TN: 48 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Michael DiFrancesco of Birmingham, MI: 48" Barracuda release on Hatteras Blue.
James Keller of Winchester, VA: 52 lb. Wahoo on Sundown.
James Sundys of Boonville, IN: 78 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Darren Sundys of Smithfield, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Don Sundys of Hillsboro, KY: 40 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Philip Edwards of Leonardtown, MD: 47 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Kenneth Robertson of Lusby, MD: 44 lb. Wahoo on Predator.