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!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Offshore wind and waves kept the larger boats at the docks today. Inshore the wind and waves were less of an issue and a few boats fished the flats and shallow waters coming up with excellent catches of puppy drum and some bluefish. Looks like the weather will finally five us a break the next few days. Check back tomorrow to see what they brought in!
Monday, September 11, 2017
Bands pushing up from Hurricane Irma made offshore weather too nasty to try with winds over 30mph. Inshore was a better bet and despite gloom and wind anglers returned with good Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout and Gray Trout. We feel for all of those in FL and south dealing with the aftermath of such a huge weather event. Wishing them a speedy recovery!
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Nice fall like day with temps in the mid 60's, unfortunately due to strong NNE winds none of the boats fished today. We are looking for the boats to fish about mid week. So check back and see what they catch this week.
Friday, September 08, 2017
North winds brought much cooler temperatures today and anglers were treated to an absolutely beautiful day to be out fishing. Fishing was slower than usual inshore with some Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, and Bluefish caught this morning. Lots of Red Drum were biting for the afternoon anglers. Several charters went offshore and reported that they experienced a real pretty day! Sea Creature released three Sailfish. Release released two Sailfish and Good Times released one Sailfish. The Wahoo bite was on again today and there were excellent catches thrown on the dock. Some Blackfin Tuna and a few Dolphin made it to the fishbox. Bottom fishing was good.
Christopher Byrd of Staunton, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Sarah Kline of Staunton, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Robert Byrd of Staunton, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Sarah Rose of Glen Burnie, MD: 41 lb. Wahoo and Sailfish release on Release.
Mark Rose of Glen Burnie, MD: 45 lb. Wahoo and Sailfish release on Release.
Daniel Cusworth of Mohawk, NY: 42 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Thomas Delong of Advance, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
It was a busy, productive day of fishing out of Hatteras! Inshore anglers had luck with the Red Drum (mostly releases) this morning and again this afternoon. Speckled Trout fishing was good as well. Several groups went out and dug their limit of clams. There will be some good eatin tonight! Offshore charters enjoyed a beautiful day on the water. The Wahoo bite came back strong today. Anglers also experienced pretty good Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna catches. Good fishing for everyone!
Jared Hurst of Castle Rock, CO: 41" and 48" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Sasha Murray of Morgantown, WV: 42 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Crystal Dalton of Morgantown, WV: 44 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Josh Perkins of Powhatan, VA: 55 lb. Wahoo on Gambler.
James Henry of Columbia, SC: 44 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Walt Malecki of Swanton, MO: 40 lb. Wahoo on Release.
William Belz of Langhorne, PA: 46 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Stormy weather kept offshore charters from fishing today. A few inshore charters went out into the Pamlico Sound and caught limits of Puppy Drum and a few Flounder. Hopefully the weather will provide some opportunity to get fishing before this week ends.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Offshore boats had good weather with winds starting to pick up late afternoon. They had good catches of Dolphin and Wahoo with a few Blackfin Tuna scattered in. Inshore boats were catching Spanish Mackerel and releasing large Red Drum.
Tightline: Jessica Roberts of Vanderbilt, PA released a Red Drum.
Release: Robert Wessels of Hickory, NC caught a 66lb Wahoo.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Several boats fishing offshore today on this beautiful Labor Day. The Wahoo catch was more scattered today with some Dolphin mixing in as well as Blackfin Tuna. Triggerfish were on the line wreck fishing. Gambler and Lucky Chip both released Sailfish. Inshore boats were finding Spanish Mackerel a few Flounder and Puppy Drum. Nearshore trips had excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Hang On: Gary Basham of Virginia Beach caught a 5lb Flounder.
Lucky Chip: Randy Goodrich of Princeton, WV released a Sailfish.
Gambler: Jason Zavacky of Irwin, PA released a Sailfish.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Fair weather today with boats fishing offshore having excellent catches of Dolphin and Wahoo. Inshore boats had a great variety with very good Puppy Red Drum, Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Gray Trout. Reliance released a Blue Marlin and Brother's Pride released a Sailfish.
Reliance: John Daugherty of Disputanta, VA released a Blue Marlin.
Sea Creature: Andrew Scott of Brevard, NC caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Chaser: Catherine Holtham of Frisco, NC released a Sailfish and caught a 40lb Wahoo. Jeremy Johnson of Hatteras, NC caught a 42lb Wahoo. Dawn Cagnina of Melbourne, FL caught a 49lb Wahoo.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Storms along with lightning and heavy rain did not deter several offshore charters from going out to the Gulf Stream this morning. Captains reported that their boats received a good rinsing. All in all, their catches consisted of a few Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and some bottom fish. A couple of inshore boats went out and reported a few Red Drum being caught, otherwise fishing was slow in the Pamlico Sound. We need a couple of people for a Make Up charter on Monday or Tuesday. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more details.
Friday, September 01, 2017
Wow, it's hard to believe September has arrived! Fishing was slower today than yesterday, however a good day on the water beats a day anywhere else. Inshore anglers returned with Puppy Drum this morning as well as this afternoon. Spanish Mackerel fishing near shore was red hot! Offshore anglers braved a choppy ocean this morning until the wind turned and made for slightly better conditions. The Wahoo bite was much slower today, but Dolphin fishing was better. Some Blackfin Tuna were caught as well. We need people for a Make Up Charter either Monday or Tuesday. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 if interested.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
What a beautiful late summer day to spend on the water with family and friends! All inshore boats stayed busy today. Morning anglers had their hands full with great catches of Speckled Trout. The afternoon groups had fun with keeper Puppy Drum. One boat fished near shore and returned with a nice catch of Spanish Mackerel. Most of our offshore fleet headed out to the Gulf Stream today. Some boats returned early with limits of Wahoo. Overall, the Wahoo bite was excellent with a few Blackfin Tuna and some Dolphin thrown into the mix. Several anglers were real fortunate and released a Sailfish! Congratulations!!
Adam Hornberger of North East, MD: 42 lb. and 59 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
John Katinos of Mullica Hill, NJ: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Daniel Finn of Colonial Heights, VA: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Robert Keesler of Mongaup Valley, NY: 50 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
David Floyd of Augusta, GA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Northeast winds made for much cooler temperatures today. Abundant sunshine helped to elevate everyone's mood after the past couple of windy, rainy days! Inshore boats made the best of it and returned from their morning trips with keeper Drum and over slot Red Drum (citations). Sting Rays provided a little extra excitement. This afternoon, fishing slowed down a little in the Pamlico Sound, however some Spanish Mackerel were caught in the ocean. No boats fished offshore, but they are gearing up to head out tomorrow after five consecutive days of staying onshore. Time to get back to fishing!
JohnPaul Todd of Arlington, VA: 49" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Mark Heath of Stuart, VA: 48" and 50" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Northeast winds cooled things off early this morning, however it also churned up the water even more. Heavy rains are supposed to move into the area overnight. As of right now, no one expects to fish tomorrow.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Big seas kept all boats docked today. There is a pattern of weather that is going to make fishing difficult for the next few days, so keep posted and we'll let you know all the fishing news as soon as we get out again.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Overcast skies and choppy seas did not deter offshore anglers from going out today. Good Times released two Sailfish and Reliance released one. The Wahoo bite was fairly good for some and not so good for others. Blackfin Tuna produced a scattered catch and a few Dolphin made it into the mix. Inshore groups experienced a great Drum bite (keepers) all day! It was a slow bite from Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel was caught near shore. Clamming has become quite popular and is a wonderful way to spend time with family and/or friends. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book your water adventure before summer ends.
Michael Conrad of Rockville, MD: Sailfish release on Reliance.
Leandra Hobson of Statesville, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Michael Hobson of Statesville, NC: Sailfish release on Good Times.
James Poegl of Aylett, VA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times.
Tyler Foster of Chesterfield, VA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Our inshore fleet stayed busy again today. Catches of Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and keeper Drum kept parties reeling all day. Clamming trips and shelling trips made for some "happy campers" returning to the dock with some nice finds along with all the clams one can eat! One boat fished near shore this morning and returned with good catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Hatteras Fever II and Lucky Chip released Sailfish offshore today. The Wahoo bite wasn't as good as yesterday, however some anglers lucked out with nice sized catches. Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna were mixed into the daily catch. The only way to catch a fish is to head out and wet a line. Give us a call 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Douglas Evans of Chesterfield, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Lucky Chip.
Richard Walker of Chesterfield, VA: Sailfish release on Lucky Chip.
Colby Toney of Henrico, VA: Sailfish release and 48 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Kip Wolfmeler of Davidson, NC: 23.5 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Chaser.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Lots of action on the dock today! One group of offshore anglers returned early with a good catch of Dolphin and two Sailfish releases. The Wahoo bite was really good and it was perhaps the best bite so far this year. There were a total of three Sailfish released by our fleet! The Drum bite bite was hot all day for inshore anglers. Bluefish and Speckled Trout were plentiful this morning. Lots of fun was had clamming this afternoon. Summer is running out - book your trip soon!
William White of Perkasie, PA: 2 Sailfish releases on Gambler..
Clinton Lester of Manassas, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
Seth Hershberger of Akron, OH: 40 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
John Wengerd of Dundee, OH: 42.5 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Troy Lutomski of Monroe, NY: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Travis Odom of Semora, NC: 48 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Starr Pullman of Wake, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Michael Taylor of Henrico, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Oh my gosh what a beautiful day on the water. Offshore still produced limits of bailer dolphin, few wahoo, blackfin tuna and some trigger fish. Six sailfish were released by the Hatteras fleet. Nearshore had plenty of spanish and king mackerel. Inshore had good numbers of drum and speckled trout. There was also some small cobia. What a good variety for eating and fun catching.
Release: Michael Brinn from Westminster, Md released a sailfish, Kristy Brinn from Abingdon, MD released a sailfish, and Jeffrey Carnes, Jr from Abingdon, MD released a sailfish
Good Times: Walt Williams from Hampton, Va released a sailfish
Carolina Girl: Michael Stevons from Tinton Falls, NJ released a sailfish
Monday, August 21, 2017
Well the Billfish seemed to be all about a Solar Eclipse today! We will have some flags flapping at the docks this evening. Calypso and Sea Creature each released 2 Sailfish. Native Son released 4! Sailfish. Tuna Duck released a Blue Marlin. Carolina Girl and Good Times each released a Sailfish. There was also good Wahoo fishing a few Blackfin Tuna and Mahi Offshore on this beautiful hot day. Inshore boats were on the Puppy Drum catching limits and a few Speckled Trout. Clamming was also in demand today with the temps soaring into the 90's with the humidity.
Carolina Girl: Zachary Annon of Machipongo, VA released a Sailfish. 11 year old Gibson Hubbard of Machipongo, VA released a Barracuda.
Sea Creature: Anne Spence of Toronto, ON released a Sailfish. Mike Magee of Kings Mountain, NC released a Sailfish.
Calypso: John Bogert of Wayne, NJ released a Sailfish. Katherine Owen of Glen Carbon, FL released a Sailfish.
Good Times: Billy Schuh of Shlocton, WI released a Sailfish.
Release: Jacob Scott of Bumpass, VA caught a 4lb Sea Bass.
Native Son: 10 year old Raegan Breon of Mingoville, PA released a Sailfish. Tyler Hockman of State College, PA released a Sailfish. Harold Hockman of State College, PA released 2 Sailfish.
Tuna Duck: Mike Hempel of Westmilford, NJ released a Blue Marlin.