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, October 06, 2017
The weather and the fishing certainly improved today. There has been a lot of activity on the docks with inshore, near shore, and offshore parties boarding boats and returning with good catches. Inshore anglers caught Bluefish, Speckled Trout, big Drum and some keeper Drum, Gray Trout, and some Flounder this morning and afternoon. One boat fished near shore and returned with Amberjack. Offshore, fishing was slow but steadily improving. The Wahoo bite and the Dolphin bite were fair to good. Blackfin Tuna made a better showing today. Some King Mackerel are starting to show up. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. Our entire fleet is fishing offshore tomorrow - so check back for more information.
James Engle of Frostburg, MD: 50" Red Drum release on Tightline.
Paul Cronshaw of Chance, MD: 48 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
The Harvest moon greeted early risers and led the charters out through the inlet and into the big sea. It was a very beautiful sight! Inshore anglers are still being challenged by a great Drum bite. They had quite a few citation releases and some keepers as well. A handful of Speckled Trout were caught this morning. Offshore charters experienced a real good Wahoo bite today. Dolphin fishing was better than it has been for a while. A few Blackfin Tuna were caught. Bottom fishing was good with Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish. Sounds like an excellent mixed grill for dinner tonight.
Thomas Bryant of Pinnacle, NC: 42" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Jack Clayton of Pinnacle, NC: 45" and 48" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Mickey Bell of Shady Side, MD: 40 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Tony Heart of Edgewater, MD: 46 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Adam Heatwole of Harrisonburg, VA: 10 lb. Triggerfish on Release.
Harold Wenger of Dayton, VA: 46 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Brandon Bowman of Walnut Cove, NC: 65 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Sorry for the late report - the internet and phones, etc. went out and we had no service. There was a lot of Drum action inshore and reports of good Speckled Trout fishing as well. A handful of charters fished offshore and returned with some nice Wahoo. a few Dolphin, and a few Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good. October is a great time to fish or clam or just go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
David Latinski of Coatesville, PA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Philip Chua of Elkins, WV: 47 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Chris Martin of Chesapeake, VA: 68 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Chad Whitehead of Windsor, NC: 40", 41", 42" and 45" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Randall Wilson of Windsor, NC: 41" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Inshore boats were rocking the Red Drum today with boats catching limits of Puppy Drum and releasing larger Red Drum. Only a couple of boats Offshore today they caught Wahoo, Triggerfish, Sea Bass and scattered Dolphin. Only need 1 or 2 more for a makeup trip Offshore this week. Come by and we can get you hooked up.
Release: Jake Studer of Coatesville, PA caught a 48lb Wahoo.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
October showed up with a hint of fall with cool temps in the morning coming up to the mid 70's by afternoon. Offshore waters were pretty kicked up and not boats fished Offshore. Inshore boats however ventured out and had a great day of Puppy Drum. A few people on our makeup list looking to fish this week. If you only have one or two wanting to fish stop by and sign up and we will get you out on the water!
Saturday, September 30, 2017
NE winds brought about much cooler air, however mixed with abundant sunshine, it made for a picture perfect day! Morning anglers reported very good "keeper" Drum fishing. The afternoon groups reported good Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Inshore trips run half days in the Pamlico Sound and offer other options such as clamming, sight seeing, or flounder gigging (night trips). The Billfish bite was on offshore with 7 Sailfish releases from our fleet. The meat fish bite was scrappy again today with a few Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna reported.
David Race of Midlothian, VA: 35 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Fever II.
Robert Richmond of Murrells Inlet, SC: 45 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Weston Smith of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Lee Smith of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Gerald Smith of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Joseph Powers of Blountville, TN: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Chad Capps of Salisbury, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Jason Cutright of Harrisburg, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Robert Barefoot of Lewisville, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Friday, September 29, 2017
A few inshore boats fished and reported good "keeper" Drum fishing. Offshore boats reported bumpy conditions getting to and from the Gulf Stream. One party released a Sailfish. Dolphin fishing was fair to good. The Wahoo bite was fair and a few Blackfin Tuna were caught as well. Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper were targeted above the wrecks. All in all, fishing was scrappy but at least they got out and enjoyed a day on the water!
Ronald Peak of Mechanicsville, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
James Riley of Gloucester, VA: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Mark Wright of Hanover, PA: 53 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Fred Mason of Media, PA: 51 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Due to inclement weather and possible ocean overwash the marina will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Due to high seas all the offshore boats stayed at the dock and starting preparing for some wind.
A few inshore boats fished and had good catches of keeper Red Drum and Speckeld Trout
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The first full day of Fall brought blue skies and lots of sunshine. Inshore anglers reeled in Speckled Trout and Bluefish this morning. The afternoon brought about keeper Drum. There is a BIG swell offshore, however our courageous captains and adventurous anglers braved the conditions and had a great day fishing. Eight Sailfish were released by our fleet. Wahoo fishing was fair. The Dolphin bite was pretty good. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna were scattered.
Michael Sutton of Chesapeake, VA: 57 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Richard Clark of Fuquay Varina, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Tyson Swanger of Apex, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Zack Furney of Apex, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
David Gibson of Hampton, VA: Sailfish release and 57 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Christopher Whitehurst of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Hatteras Harbor fleet was extremely busy again today. Inshore anglers continue to do well with Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Our offshore fleet released two White Marlin and five Sailfish, providing anglers with an exciting day of fishing. Wahoo and Dolphin catches were very good. A few Blackfin Tuna were caught and the Yellowfin Tuna bite was scattered. Bottom fishing was good with Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish being thrown into the fish box. Fire up the grill as there will be some great eats tonight!
Rick Kohl of Greensboro, NC: White Marlin release on Reliance.
Amy Lieberman of Lawrence, PA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Katie Williford of Richmond, VA: White Marlin release on Release.
Daniel Ansell of Hatteras, NC: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Kevin Rogan of Saylorsburg, PA: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Richard Rogan of South Amboy, NJ: Sailfish release and Barracuda release on Gambler.
Warren Koch of Schuylkill Haven, PA: 48 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Richard Hafer of Pine Grove, PA: 60 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Cheryl Flury of Onancock, VA: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Mike Emerine of Warren, OH: 41 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Carolina Girl: Harold Ludlum of Millville, NJ caught a 44lb Wahoo. Jeanette Davison of Glenolden, PA caught a 42lb Wahoo. Donna Ludlum of Millville, NJ caught a 64lb Wahoo.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
What a beautiful day for the last day of Summer! All of our fleet stayed busy today with fishing charters. Inshore anglers experienced great Speckled Trout fishing, with a some Drum (keepers) and Blefish this morning. The bite slowed down quite a bit this afternoon, however anglers still returned with smiles from spending a great afternoon on the water! Offshore, three Sailfish were released. The Wahoo bite continues to be great and Dolphin fishing was good. Top all that off with some Blackfin Tuna and you've gathered a splendid meal for the grill tonight. Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and Autumn brings some wonderful opportunities for great fishing!
Candi Pennifill of Front Royal, VA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Patrick Kelly of Vilas, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Travis Shomaker of Sugar Grove, NC: 48 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Richard Rogan of South Amboy, NJ: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Thomas Trego of Swanton, MD: 46 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Ray Cronk II of Vineland, NJ: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Ron Aument of Columbia, PA: Sailfish release on Sundown.
Harold Ludlam of Millville, NJ: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
David Mikesell of Staunton, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
John Harvey of Richwood, OH: Sailfish release and 53 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Jesse Oram of Staunton, VA: 56 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Tyler Lawhorne of Waynesboro, VA: 60 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Several days of not fishing makes one appreciate late Summer days like today that are picture perfect for being out on the water. Limits of Speckled Trout and Drum. A few Bluefish were hooked as well. Several boats headed offshore and besides good Dolphin and Wahoo catches as well as a few Blackfin Tuna, anglers returned with lots of memories a and sunny dispositions! One Sailfish was released.
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC: Sailfish release and 40 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Dottie Hutcheson of Smyrna, SC: 55 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Jose continued to churn up the ocean keeping boats in. Inshore a couple of boats went out and got a fair catch of Puppy Drum. Looks like Offshore will be a wash tomorrow but the rest of the week looks much improved.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Another win for the Inshore team as Offshore boats were unable to fish today. Wind and wave heights kept the Offshore fleet in. Inshore boats were catching great Puppy Drum and Trout.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
It is certainly a busy day on the docks with all the activities happening with our 14th annual Day at the Docks celebration. Children and adults alike had a great time learning about our local traditions in the fishing industry. Morning anglers that fished inshore reported good Drum and Speckled Trout catches. A handful of boats fished offshore and returned with good Dolphin (some limits) and Wahoo catches. Blackfin Tuna was scattered today. Today's events end with the "Blessing of the Fleet" - so come on down to the docks and offer your blessings.
Bradley Hennis of Archdale, NC: 41 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Dylan Porter of Williamsburg, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Gambler.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Another beautiful day on Hatteras Island led to many people heading out inshore or offshore for an exciting fishing adventure! Folks who fished the Pamlico Sound had a great time catching Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish. One group took to clamming and returned with a limit. The offshore charters reported some rough conditions this morning, but calmer seas this afternoon. Native Son released a Sailfish. Dolphin fishing was good with some limits of bailers. Wahoo fishing was good again today. A couple of Blackfin Tuna were caught. Tomorrow is our annual Day at the Docks celebration, celebrating our local watermen and their trade - both commercial and charter captains and the industry that supports our legacy. Don't miss out on all the fun - bring the whole family - it is educational and enlightening!
John Fuog of Purcellville, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
Cody Schilanski of Myrtle Beach, SC: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Molly McAllister of Myrtle Beach, SC: 48 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Brian Diaz of Virginia Beach, VA: 46 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Iva Conlee of Fredericksburg, VA: 48 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Another busy day on the dock! Inshore anglers were excited about returning with limits of Speckled Trout. Drum fishing did not disappoint anyone today as that is still red hot! Several boats fished near shore and reported fair to slow conditions with Spanish Mackerel and Amberjack being caught. The offshore boats had a great day with good Wahoo and Dolphin catches along with some Blackfin Tuna. Gambler released two Sailfish. Good Times and Sea Creature released one Sailfish each. Bottom fish included Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish. What began as a beautiful morning turned stormy this afternoon just as the boats returned. Lots of lucky anglers today!
Kenneth Adams of Laurel, MD: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Timothy Horsky of Bedford, PA: Sailfish release and 61lb. Wahoo on Gambler.
Lynn Shimer of Central City, PA: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Val Deschaine of Westminister, MD: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
What a beautiful day to head offshore. Anglers had to wait patiently for the ocean to calm down and it was worth the wait! Hatteras Blue released one Sailfish and Release released three Sailfish. The Wahoo bite provided a lot of action and anglers returned with excellent catches. Dolphin fishing was good and a few Blackfin Tuna were caught. The morning brought limits of keeper Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish for inshore anglers. This afternoon brought good Drum fishing for everyone fishing the Pamlico Sound. All in all, it was a beautiful day to be out on the water enjoying time with family and friends.
David Clarke of W Simsbury, CT: 2 Sailfish releases, a 40lb. Wahoo, and a 35lb. King Mackerel on Release.
Michael Glynn of Scottsdale, AZ: Sailfish release and a 43lb. Wahoo on Release.
Charles Chrisawn of Apex, NC: Sailfish release and Barracuda release on Hatteras Blue.
Dawson Diffenderfer of Fayetteville, PA: 40lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Gaither Robinson of Smithsburg, MD: 48lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.