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 15, 2020
It was a sunny day today with wind and waves keeping our offshore boats tied to the dock. A few of our inshore boats had great Red Drum fishing and lots of Bluefish. The only thing better than catching Red Drum is eating Hatteras style stewed Drum.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Rough seas and wind kept all the big boats at the dock today. Most of the smaller boats went fishing in the sound and had good catches of Red Drum.
Laurel Demott of Waynesboro, PA released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Douglas Demott of Waynesboro, PA released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Bruce Staley of Queenstown, MO released a 40" Red Drum on Tightline
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The weather improved today and several boats made it Offshore. Most boats had a fair catch of Dolphin. Large Wahoo were being caught as well as Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Sea Creature released 2 Sailfish. Hatteras Fever released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had excellent Red Drum with lots of releases and good Bluefish. Nearshore boats were catching Triggerfish, Tilefish, and Amberjack
Black Pearl: Dennis Robinson of Buxton, NC released a 48" Red Drum. Adrian Burrus of Buxton, NC released a 46" Red Drum. James Moylan of Hatteras, NC released a 46" Red Drum. Henry Barden of Millboro, VA released a 45" Red Drum.
Good Times: Doug Henderson of Cadiz, OH caught a 6lb Triggerfish and a 50lb Amberjack. Kenny Stallings of Shiloh, NC caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Hook Up: Scott Mayer of Richmond, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Lee Hunter of Richmond, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Van McAdoo of Montpelier, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Jay Throckmorton of Goochland, VA released 2 48" Red Drum.
Gambler: Melissa Olson of Sterling, VA released a 48" Barracuda. Eric Olson of Reston, VA released a 47" Barracuda.
Sea Creature: Jeff Chandler of Sandy Ridge, NC released a Sailfish. Yvonne Green of Stokesdale, NC released a Sailfish.
Hatteras Fever: William King of Fairview, NC released a Sailfish.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Gusty NE winds kept offshore boats from fishing today. The Drum bite was red hot this morning with one group catching 18 Red Drum in just about 2 hours! Most were released, but some were keepers - there is nothing better than some Hatteras Island style Drum Stew! Hopefully, the wind will dissipate and the sea will calm down for fishing tomorrow.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Another great day for red hot Billfish action. Our Offshore fleet released six Sailfish! They experienced good fishing for Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. The Dolphin bite was scattered. The Wahoo bite was good with some nice sized fish brought in and even more that got away - the elusive Wahoo! Our inshore fleet had another good day of Red Drum releases. Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Gray Trout were caught as well.
Hunter Ashley of Washington, NC: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Trent Ashley of Washington, NC: Barracuda release on Gambler.
Brooke Zubal of Chicago, IL: 40 lb. Wahoo on Chaser.
Joshua Webb of Bristol, TN: Sailfish release on Release.
Aaron Webb of Bristol, TN: 42 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Samuel Williams of Claremont, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Aaron Ciotoli of Martinsville, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Joshua Yost of Lexington, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Only one boat headed offshore today, they returned with a few Dolphin and Wahoo
Inshore boats fished today in the though the rain showers. They caught limits of keeper Red Drum and a good number of Speckled Trout. There was one 38" Red Drum.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
The weather was booming in Hatteras today with a few severe squalls in the afternoon. The Inshore boats were able to get out for their morning trips and made a good show with some large Red Drum releases. Offshore boats were outside of the squalls and had an excellent day of billfish. The Release released 7 thats right 7 Sailfish and a Blue Marlin. Tuna Duck released 3 Sailfish and Sea Creature released 1 Sailfish. There were also fair catches of Dolphin, Wahoo a few Yellowfin Tuna and some Triggerfish.
Black Pearl: Donny Igniatovich of Shenandoah, PA released a 48" Red Drum.
Sea Creature: Keith Killian of New Philadelphia, PA released a Sailfish.
Tuna Duck: Andrew Sisk of Bluemont, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo and released a Sailfish. Brittany Salatino of Bluemont, VA caught a 46lb Wahoo and released a Sailfish. Ray Tenney of Winchester, VA released a Sailfish.
Release: Christopher Allen of Falls Church, VA released a Sailfish and a Blue Marlin. Patrick Raley of Strasburg, VA released 4 Sailfish. Allen Gingerich of Fort Valley, VA released 2 Sailfish.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Offshore fishing was a little scrappy today, but they did catch a little bit of everything, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Triggerfish and Tilefish. The big news of the day was all the Sailfish released. The Hatteras Fleet released 15 Sailfish and 2 Blue Marlin. Carolina Girl released 3 Sailfish, Bite Me and Sea Creature both released 2 Sailfish, Release released 1 Sailfish and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats also had more exciting news with all the BIG Red Drum releases. There were also keeper size Red Drum, Bluefish
Bite Me- Sailfish- Michael Meily of Sparks, MD, Billy Meredith of Shrewsbury, PA
Black Pearl- Red Drum- Mark Trolio of Lowellville, OH released a 45", James Landgraff of Lowellville, OH released a 48", Wayne Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 45", Adam Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 46", Joel Groetsch of Avon, NC released a 51", Jim Stanford, Mechanicsburg, PA released a 46", Lisa Stanford of Mechanicsburg, PA released a 45", Rhonda Thomas of Mechanicsburg, PA released 2- a 46" and 50", Kyle Frazier of Poland, OH released a 48"
Carolina Girl- Sailfish- Adam Fritch of Topton, Pa, Brian Boyer of Mortztown, PA released 2,
Hook Up-Red Drum- Kaitlyn Owens of Atlanta, GA released a 46", Mark Owens of Roswell, GA released a 40"
Release- Sailfish- Kit Whitaker of Chillicothe, OH
Hatteras Fever II- James Henry of Columbia, SC released a Blue Marlin, Patrick Goss of John's Creek, GA released a Sailfish
Monday, September 07, 2020
Another great day to be in Hatteras!! 5 boats headed offshore this morning in hopes of loading the coolers with fish for their parties. They reported a mixed bag of fish today, Dolphin, Wahoo, both Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Tuna Duck released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore Captains showed their parties a good time today as well. They had catches of Bluefish, Speckled Trout, keeper Drum and big Drum releases and a Cobia was also caught
Kenneth Moorefield of Vero Beach, FL released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Charles Childers Jr of Clover, SC released a 48" Drum on Adventure
Buxton Smith of Belmont, NC released 3 Drum, 45', 48" and 50" on Black Pearl
Howard Smith of Belmont, NC released 2 Drum, 45" and 46" on Black Pearl
Deborah Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released a 44" Drum on Tightline
Ernest Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released a 43" Drum on Tightline
Ethan Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released 42" Crumo n Tightline
Allisha Roach of Camden-on-Gauley, WV released a 45" Barracuda on Bite Me
Robert Gower of Mineral, VA released a 50" Barracuda on Bite Me
Jessica Willoughby of Little River, SC released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Weather kept Offshore boats at the dock today. Wind and waves offshore were too high. A few Inshore boats ventured out in the sound where weather was calmer. They found excellent Red Drum fishing with several large Drum being released.
Black Pearl: Shana Allen of Chesterfield, VA released 3 Red Drum 43", 44" and 45". Bruce Morris of Richmond, VA released 3 Red Drum 44", 48" and 50". Ray Allen of Chesterfield, VA released 2 Red Drum 46" and 48".
Saturday, September 05, 2020
A strong NE wind cooled things down quite a bit today. Inshore anglers continue to get on a great Red Drum bite. What a thrill to catch such large fish on small tackle! The Billfish bite was on offshore - with one Blue Marlin release and five Sailfish releases! They got on some decent catches of Blackfin Tuna. There were also scattered catches of Dolphin (gaffers) and Wahoo. Gusty NE winds made for a bumpy ride back to shore. We have some openings for the upcoming week - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Elijah Anderson of Demerest, GA: 50" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Collin Silverthorne of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Brett Silverthorne of Pine Knoll Shores, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Roy Parker of Kill Devil Hills, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jay Coll of colonial Heights, VA: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Thomas Masetti of Chesterfield, VA: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jason Bernard of S. Chesterfield, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Angee Stansbury of King George, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Vernon, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD: Blue Marlin release on Bite Me.
David Biederman of Jupiter, FL: 40 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Adam Formella of Elizabeth City, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
David Formella of Jacksonville, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Friday, September 04, 2020
A busy Labor Day weekend has begun on the island. Anglers took advantage of the beautiful weather to get out on the water. Inshore charters experienced a good time fishing for Red Drum this morning and afternoon. They also got on some Flounder this afternoon. Offshore anglers had a good day with scattered Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin catches. The Wahoo bite was good along with a good Blackfin Tuna bite. A few King Mackerel made it to the fish box. Three Sailfish were released. All in all, good times and happy anglers!
Lorin Schumacher of Gaffney, SC: 48" Red Drum release on Chaser.
Paul Mencel of Philadelphia, PA: 47" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Connor Striculand of Georgetown, SC: 45" Red Drum release on Hook Up.
Michael Cropper of Spring Hill, FL: 62" Sailfish release on Calypso.
William Peck of Airmont, NJ: 50" Barracuda release on Calypso.
Darrell Blake of Liberty, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Clinton Brewer of Julian, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Maccharoli of Greensboro, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Joey Stone of Julian, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Clinton Bonde of Greensboro, NC: 52 lb. Amberjack on Predator.
Andrew Covington of Greensboro, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Madden Forrest (9 years old) of Poquoson, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Lots of boats fishing today. Offshore boats reported a good trolling bite today, with pretty good catches of Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Bite Me released 2 Blue Marlin and 1 Sailfish, Gambler released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats reported good catches of all size Red Drum, small ones, keeper, and citation size. There were also some Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
Austin Reisig of Nottingham, MD released a Blue Marlin on Gambler.
Seth Persinger of Chester, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Nicholas Chatham of North Chesterfield, Va released 2 Red Drum, 47" and 50" on Black Pearl
Brittany Chatham of North Chesterfield, VA released a 49" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Alvin Smith of Elm City, NC released 3 Red Drum 48", 46" and 40" of Adventure
Jack Berghof of Pittsgrove, NJ released a Blue Marlin and Sailfish on Bite Me
Kevin Gibson of Mullica Hill, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Makayla Dedrick of Chesterfield, VA released a 52" Barracuda on Calypso
Austin Reisig of Nottingham, MD released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
It was a beautiful Carolina blue sky day as our offshore charters had a great time. The bite was on big time for Sea Creature who released four Blue Marlin and one Sailfish. Other offshore boats had catches of some wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Our inshore boats had catches of keeper size Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackeral and Bluefish.
Len Burrier of Fallston, MD: Released a 42" Red Drum on Chaser
Earl Jacobs of Livingston Manor, NY: Released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Arthur Mueller of Glen Spey, NY: Released a Sailfish and a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Steven Ryder of Roscoe, NY: Released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Joseph Franke Jr. of Ferndale, NY: Released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
David Jackson Sr. of Shady Side, MD: Released a Sailfish on Native Son
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
It's hard to believe that fall is right around the corner! Our fleet was busy today getting anglers to the fish. Inshore anglers got on some Red Drum this morning. The afternoon charters experienced a good Spanish Mackerel bite as well as some Flounder. Offshore charters reported choppy conditions this morning along with "slick calm" conditions by noon. The Wahoo bite was good, along with a few Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing included Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. One Sailfish was released. Don't let the Summer pass by without stocking your freezer with fish for the Winter - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Albert Petero of Dundalk, MD: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Wyatt Rose of Shadyside, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Nice day of fishing offshore, the anglers had a good time catching Wahoo, Dolphin, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and some bottom fish like Sea Bass, Triggerfish and Tilefish. Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers had a great time catching Big Drum, keeper Drum and Spanish Mackerel
Logan Riggins of Suffolk, VA caught a 41lb Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
James Masters of Suffolk, VA released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Baotri Nguyen of Richmond, VA caught a 5.06 Triggerfish on Good Times
Eric Suydam of Lititz, PA released a 46" and 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Blake O'Sullivan of Rodanthe, NC released a 50" and 49" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Derek Hench Lititz, PA released a 48" and 50' Red Drum on Black Pearl
Sunday, August 30, 2020
A couple of boats fished Offshore today they found great catches of Blackfin Tuna, large Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and a few Dolphin. Inshore boats were finding excellent large Red Drum that were released.
Citations: Red Drum
Black Pearl: Ray Allen of Chesterfield, VA released 5 50". Shayna Morris of Chesterfield, VA released 7 50".
Friday, August 28, 2020
Pretty blue skies gave way to some clouds today as a handful of our offshore boats had catches of a few Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. The billfish bite was on with Sea Creature releasing one Sailfish and Predator releasing two Sailfish. Bottom fishing included Sea Bass, Tilefish, Triggerfish and Grouper. Our nearshore charter had some good catches of Spanish Mackeral. The morning inshore charters had very good over slot Drum fishing with fish being released. Afternoon inshore boats had the same good Drum fishing along with Speckled Trout.
Michael Strojny of Rising Sun, MD: 22lb Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Lauren Bateman of Annapolis, MD: 50" Red Drum released on Black Pearl.
Jason Bateman of Annapolis, MD: 50" Red Drum released on Black Pearl.
Ben Frey of Evans, GA: Sailfish released on Sea Creature.
Jesse Lambert of Preston, MD: 50" Red Drum released on Black Pearl.
RC Russell of St. Michaels, MD: 48" Red Drum released on Black Pearl.
Cody Collins of Abingdon, VA: 50lb Amberjack caught on Predator.
Bradley OQuinn of Glade Spring, VA: 51lb Amberjack caught on Predator.
Samuel Keena of Leesburg, VA: 50lb Amberjack and a Sailfish released on Predator.
Justin Lopez of Abingdon, VA: Sailfish released on Predator.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
A little windy offshore today and fishing was a little scrappy. They returned with catches of Blackfin Tuna, some Wahoo and bottom fish; Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Tilefish, Snapper and Grouper.
Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout with some limits. The Red Drum bite has been really good. There were also some Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and Sea Mullet caught
Dan Chorba of Dallas, PA released a 41" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Only a few boats fishing Offshore today. They returned with good catches of Blackfin Tuna, Tilefish and some Albacore. Inshore boats were finding a lot of Red Drum and releasing some large ones.
Red Drum Released
Black Pearl: Mike Lentz of Middletown, DE released 48". Ava Wrzesien of Newark, DE released 48". James Moycan of Bethesda, MD released 50". Jameson Moylan of Bethesda, MD released 40". James Favret of Severna Park, MD released 42".
Adventure: Jeffrey Cockrell of Annapolis, MD released 49"
Good Times: Colin Casey of New York, NY caught an 11lb Tilefish. Joe Lapaille of Washington, DC caught a 13lb Tilefish. Anneka Marchan of Reston, VA caught a 13lb Tilefish.