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, July 26, 2017
Inshore anglers kept busy this morning catching Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. Some groups spent their time clamming and dug their limit from the waters of the Pamlico Sound. Captains are beginning to offer shelling excursions for those not interested in fishing or clamming. Sight seeing tours are offered as well. This afternoon brought about good Red Drum fishing. The Sand Dollars in the first picture came from the Sound! There are so many opportunities to explore and discover new finds! Offshore anglers experienced slow fishing conditions today. The Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna bites were scattered. Wahoo fishing was good. Big Eye released a Sailfish.Sundown released two Sailfish. Happy Birthday, Rebecca!! There were deep water and shallow water bottom fish caught by several parties. Don't let July get away without a wonderful fishing adventure out of Hatteras Harbor Marina!
James Battle of Richmond, VA: 21 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Owen Johnson of Mechanicsville, VA: 11 lb. Gray Tilefish on Good Times.
Saxton Marek of Kitty Hawk, NC: 4 48" Red Drum releases on Fingeance.
Kevin Donovan of Los Angeles, CA: 3 49" Red Drum releases on Fingeance.
Taylor Lounsbery of Kitty Hawk, NC: 52" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Andrew Bernd of Bethlehem, PA: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Bridget Evans of Wadsworth, OH: 42 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Clay Gumphrey of Frederick, MD: 52" Sailfish release on Sundown.
Thomas Dodson of Union Bridge, MD: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sundown.
Stephen Peach of Walkersville, MD: 65" Sailfish release on Sundown.
Kevin Erickson of Windber, PA: 47" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Shadoe Smith of Windber, PA: 45" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Michael Spinos of Windber, PA: 46" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Kyle Smith Jr. of Windber, PA: 48 " Red Drum release on Adventure.
Kyle Smith of Windber, PA: 40" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
We had a few Offshore boats out on this breezy day. Skies were overcast for most of the afternoon giving a little cool from the heat. Boats were catching a few Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo as well as Grouper and Triggerfish. Inshore boats caught some Red Drum and limits of Clams. Trips are booking up fast for the week, don't miss your spot.
Release: Scott Borer of Chesapeake, VA caught a 43lb Wahoo. Jordan Johnston of Toledo, OH caught a 23lb Grouper.
Adventure: Pete Baragona of Long Beach TSP, NJ released 2 Red Drum. Glen Corrigan of Wantage, NJ released a Red Drum.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Winds kept the Offshore fleet docked. Inshore boats were able to get out though and reported keeper Red Drum and Speckled Trout.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
High winds and seas kept all the offshore boats in today. One of the inshore boats went out and had a great time catching Speckled Trout and keeper Red Drum.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Southwest winds blew in today making for some not so good fishing conditions. One inshore boat ventured out this morning and had a great time catching Speckled Trout. Another boat went near shore/ wreck fishing this morning and returned with Dolphin, Barracuda, and Sea Bass. Two boats went offshore and reported bumpy conditions. One Sailfish was released. A few Dolphin and Wahoo were caught. It's supposed to blow for the next several days so check back to find out what's going on.
John Drago of Cary, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Friday, July 21, 2017
With today's heat index, it was a great day to be on or near the water! Inshore anglers enjoyed catching Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. When it gets too hot, the nice thing about inshore fishing is that you can get out, sit or wade in the cool waters of the Pamlico Sound and maybe even dig for clams. One boat fished near shore this morning and returned with medium Bluefish as well as Spanish Mackerel. Our offshore fleet released five Sailfish today. Dolphin fishing was scattered. Several good catches of Blackfin Tuna were thrown on the dock this afternoon. Several citation size Wahoo were caught. Tilefish, Grouper, and Triggerfish were the bottom fish caught today.
Nicholas Manzoni of Baldwin, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Tyler Tinsler of Fredericksburg, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Brian Verne of Kill Devil Hills, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Blake Simmons of Fredericksburg, VA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Elise Thomason (11 yrs. old) of Portsmouth, VA: Sailfish release on Lucky Chip.
Brian Solis of Virginia Beach, VA: Sailfish release on Gambler.
John smith of Charlottesville, VA: 26 lb. Grouper on Predator.
Justin McCormac of Raleigh, NC: 49 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Caroline McCormac of Raleigh, NC: Barracuda release on Hatteras Blue.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Summer is in full swing in Hatteras Village! What better way to spend time with family and friends than on the water. Inshore anglers spent the morning or afternoon catching limits of Speckled Trout. Drum fishing was good today. Bluefish,King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel kept everyone busy reeling! Offshore, the Sailfish bite was on again with three being released by our fleet. Dolphin fishing was good as well as the Blackfin Tuna bite. It was a slick calm day and there were quite a few family groups with youngsters who had a great experience on the water.
Rob Beasley of Edenton, NC: 44" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Peter Pugh of Collierville, TN: Sailfish release on Reliance.
Jacob Stegal of Denver, NC: 29 lb. Grouper on Release.
Aiden Copeland of Elizabeth City, NC: sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Kelsie Stingo of Masontown, WV: 20 lb. Grouper on Carolina Girl.
Andrew Cottrell of Morgantown, WV: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Arrington Payne of Shady Spring, WV: 41 lb. Grouper on Predator.
Richard Raught of Petersburg, VA: 11 lb. Gray Tilefish on Predator.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
It's been a gorgeous summer day! Lots of happy vacationers enjoying time in or on the water. Inshore anglers had a great time catching Speckled Trout and big Bluefish. The Red Drum bite was good all day! Offshore, six Sailfish were released by our fleet. Anglers returned with limits of Dolphin. The Wahoo bite was good again today and a handful of Blackfin Tuna added some variety. Bottom fish included Triggerfish and Grouper. We are thankful that the weather and the fish cooperated today - it's about as good as it gets! Don't miss out on the action - call 800-676-4939 to book your trip!
Jack Flathman of Savannah, GA released a Barracuda on Release
Logan Zell ( 11 yrs. old) of Mount Joy, PA: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Evan McClelland (13 yrs. old) of New Albany, OH: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Ethan Bourgeois of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Derek Camp of Adairsville, GA: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Craven Sykes of Greenville, SC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Barber Sykes of Greenville, SC: 42 lb. Dolphin on Bite Me.
Rick Dukovich of Pittsburgh, PA: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Doug Spencer of Merrimack, NH: 7 lb. Triggerfish on Predator.
Steve Beaton of Boerne, TX: 22 lb. Grouper on Predator.
Jonathan Flathman of Savannah, GA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Rainy start to an overcast day. Boats fishing offshore came back with fair to good Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Tilefish and citation size Wahoo. Sailfish were working the waters today with several being caught and released from the Hatteras fleet. Inshore boats fished in slick calm waters with a bit of overcast. They had great catches of Speckled Trout and Bluefish and released large Red Drum.
Tradition: Christine Stych of Jamesburg, NJ released a Red Drum.
Bite Me: John Hewitt of Fernandina Beach, FL caught a 46lb Wahoo.
Release: Christopher Keating of Jarrettsville, MD caught a 10lb Tilefish. Kyle Keating of Jarrettsville, MD caught a 12lb Tilefish.
Lucky Chip: Dallas Pitcock of Sandston, VA released a Sailfish.
Sea Creature: Joseph Schwartz of Tilghman, MD released a Sailfish.
Monday, July 17, 2017
A few boats out Offshore today with a rainy start to the day. They reported fair Gaffer Dolphin, a few Yellowfin Tuna and scattered Blackfin Tuna and few Wahoo including a whopper citation (check the pictures!). Bottom fishing went well with Triggerfish and Grouper. Bite Me released a Sailfish and Carolina Girl released a White Marlin. Inshore boats waited out the morning storms and caught Red Drum and coolers full of Speckled Trout. Nearshore boats were catching great Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Carolina Girl: Preston Avery of Eagle, ID released a White Marlin. Mike Bradshaw of Suffolk, VA caught a 61lb Wahoo.
Bite Me: Cathy Reynolds of Pipersville, PA released a sailfish.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A quiet day at the marina, a few boats out fishing on a nice summer day. They reported fair Dolphin, Grouper, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Billfishing was excellent with boats flying multiple flags on the way home. Inshore boats caught Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Gray Trout and Speckled Trout.
Predator: John Matoy of Hampstead, NC caught a 46lb Grouper.
Bite Me: Martin Grubb of Colonial Heights, VA released a Sailfish. Johnny Hauler of Chesterfield, VA released a White Marlin.
Release: Ken Wilder of Portsmouth, VA caught a 20lb Grouper and released a Sailfish. Ronald Rytter of Newport News, VA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
SW winds blew today making for some rough fishing conditions. A handful of offshore boats attempted to fish but big seas forced them to return early. In spite of the weather, two Sailfish were released. Dolphin fishing was scrappy with some bailers and a couple of gaffers brought in. One Wahoo was caught and several Amberjack helped to fill the box. Inshore anglers had fun catching Speckled Trout (one citation size), Bluefish, Puppy Drum, and Spanish Mackerel. The wind is supposed to fall out overnight and provide for better conditions tomorrow.
Charles Bonton of Glen Burnie, MD: Sailfish release on Release.
Bryan Hollowell of Pinetown, NC: 7lb. 8oz. Speckled Trout on Tradition.
Chuck Reehak of Ironwale, OH: Sailfish release on Predator.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Another busy day here at Hatteras Harbor Marina. A plethora of fish were caught this morning as well as this afternoon. The catch consisted of Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Flounder (citation size), Red Drum (keepers and releases), and a Cobia release. Several boats fished near shore and brought back limits of King Mackerel and Amberjack. Some Spanish Mackerel were caught as well. Dolphin fishing continues to be good offshore. Several Wahoo made a showing today. A few Yellowfin Tuna were brought in (one really large one). The Blackfin Tuna bite was good.Our Make up Charter released a Sailfish on the Bite Me!
Greer Ocilka of Pittsburgh, PA: 7 lb. Flounder on Tightline.
Phillip Schissler of Swanton, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Talsey Cunningham of Stafford, VA: 28 lb. Grouper on Release.