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!
Saturday, September 28, 2019
There has been a lot of action at the marina today. Inshore anglers experienced an excellent Speckled Trout catch along with some under slot Red Drum. Offshore, the Sailfish bite was quite active today. Congratulations to everyone who received a citation! The Wahoo bite continues to be good. Blackfin Tuna bites are picking up nicely. Bottom fishing brought in Triggerfish. Our day will end with the annual "Blessing of the Fleet" which was cancelled earlier this month due to Hurricane Dorian. We certainly should show gratitude for each and every day we're given. Many blessings to our friends on Orcacoke as they continue to repair their homes and life as they knew it - our hearts go out to you!
David Knowles of Cherryville, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Thomas Barnes of Asheboro, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Mark Samosky of Goldsboro, NC: 45 lb. Wahoo on Adventure.
Matthew Ellis of Norfolk, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Aaron Ellis of Norfolk, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Scott Byrd of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Great weather and fishing continue. Offshore boats found a few bailer Dolphin, good Wahoo a few Blackfin Tuna, Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper were also mixed in. Inshore boats found Speckled Trout in the morning and big Bluefish in the afternoon. Nearshore boats were catching Spanish Mackerel.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Another beautiful day on the island! Inshore anglers experienced a great day of fishing with Speckled Trout along with some under slot Red Drum. In particular, Reana had a good morning as these were her first fish caught in the Pamlico Sound - just look at that smile - she's hooked. A few Flounder were reported. Several boats fished near shore and one happened to land a 74 Lb. Wahoo just off the beach - way to go! They also had a scattered King Mackerel bite. One boat bottom fished for Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, and Vermillion Snapper. Offshore there was an excellent Wahoo bite along with a few Dolphin and scattered Blackfin Tuna. One Sailfish was released. Feel left out? Sign up by calling 800-676-4939 and spend a full day or a half-day with family and friends - good memories are made on fishing expeditions!
James Jacobs of Troy, OH: 74 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Joan Mancil of Hampton, VA: 60 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Mark Shockley of Hampton, VA: 55 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Catherine Shockley of Hampton, VA: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
William Bartosh of Mechanicsburg, PA: Sailfish release on Sundown.
Ken Hyde of Falls Creek, PA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Beautiful weather ushers us into Autumn. Anglers took advantage of this to get out on the water. Inshore charters returned with good catches of Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Offshore charters got on a good Dolphin bite. The Wahoo bite was pretty good today as well. Blackfin Tuna fishing was fair and the Yellowfin Tuna bite was scattered. Several Sailfish were released. Bottom fishing was good with Black Sea Bass helping to fill the fish box. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the charter of your choice.
Blayne Mutschler of Evingyon, VA: Sailfish release on Release.
Matt Mutschler of Bluemont, VA: Sailfish release on Release.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Excellent Dolphin fishing today with some boats catching limits. There were also fair catches of Wahoo. Inshore boats caught Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Big Eye: Jason Wolfgang of York, PA caught a 58lb Wahoo.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Great weather today with a cool start that climbed into the lower 80's. Offshore boats had good bailer Dolphin, fair Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing found some Snapper and Triggerfish. Reliance, Sundown and Tuna Duck all released Sailfish. Inshore boats had good catches of Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Sea Mullet.
Reliance: Shi Ceng of Center Moriches, NY released a Sailfish.
Sundown: Gary Fitch of Parkvine, MN released a Sailfish. Mark Fitch of Baltimore, MD caught a 40lb Wahoo.
Tuna Duck: Chris Eads of Dublin, VA released a Sailfish.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Lots of boats fishing Offshore today. No boats were booked to fish Inshore today which is a shame the water was beautiful. Offshore there were excellent catches of both Wahoo and Dolphin. There was also good bottom fishing with Snapper and Triggerfish on the dock.
Chaser: Kelly Johnson of Hatteras, NC caught a 72lb Wahoo.
Reliance: Matthew Garofollo of East Moriches, NY caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Hatteras Blue: Benjamin Hanks of Mt. Airy, MD released a Sailfish.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
You couldn't ask for a prettier late Fall day! No wind, abundant sunshine, and clear blue skies made for a great day to be on the water. Inshore anglers went ou this morning and returned with limits of Speckled Trout. Offshore fishing improved today with good catches of Dolphin - both bailers and gaffers. The Wahoo bite was good with some nice sized fish thrown on the dock. Bottom fishing was good with Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish. One Sailfish was released. Weather reports sound promising for next week - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the charter of your choice.
David Mikesell of Staunton, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Jason Myers of North Wilkesboro, NC: 51 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Patrick Gayaghan of Cranberry Township, PA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Jonathan Smith of Raleigh, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Brian Blancuzzo of Clearfield, PA: 47 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Friday, September 20, 2019
The wind finally fell out early this morning and several charters made a run for the Gulf Stream. They got through Hatteras Inlet just fine only to find that the swell was "still big". Although fishing was somewhat scrappy, they were glad to be out fishing! There were fair catches of Dolphin (mostly bailers and a few gaffers) and Wahoo. One really nice Yellowfin Tuna made it into the fish box. The weather should continue to improve over the weekend - time to get out to the fishing grounds! Inshore charters went for some "big" Bluefish - which is a nice class of fish. They went for some Drum but they were not biting today. They got on some Speckled Trout this afternoon. don't miss out on all the fun - get yourself on a charter by calling 800-676-4939.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Inshore anglers got out today for a great day of catching big Bluefish. They also got on a good Red Drum bite with most fish being "over slot" along with a few in the "slot" size. It is very exciting to catch big fish using small rods and the anglers talked excitedly about the fight! NE winds and big seas kept offshore boats in again today. We'll have to wait to safely navigate Hatteras Inlet. Check back tomorrow to find out the status.
William Gardner of Lynchburg, VA: 47" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
String NE winds (gusts up to 40mph) and seas (8-11 ft.) kept all offshore boats at the dock today. An inshore boat ventured into the Pamlico Sound this morning despite the whitecaps. They got on a good Red Drum bite with several keepers to report. It is supposed to blow all night so tomorrow is probably not going to be fishable. Check back to see what transpires.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Due to Offshore winds the larger boats stayed in. We did have several boats fishing Inshore and they caught Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Pompano.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Offshore boats found limits of bailer Dolphin as well as good Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were finding nice size Cobia a few Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Hatteras Fever: Russell Lutsrell of Wine, VA caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Fingeance: Tim Jackson Jr. of Dresden, OH released a 43" Red Drum.
Carolina Girl: Rosemarie Robinson of Belair, MD caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna.
Release: Travis Lechowit of Argyle, TX caught a 6lb Triggerfish.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Offshore boats had excellent catches of some nice sized Wahoo, some boats had good catches of Dolphin. There were also some Yellowfin Tuna, Triggerfish and Snapper. Inshore boats found fair Speckled Trout.
Predator: Scott Hall of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 45lb Wahoo.
Hatteras Fever: Maggie Williams of Bedford, IN caught a 43lb Wahoo.
Release: Matthew Bass of Nashville, NC caught a 6lb Triggerfish and a 43lb Wahoo.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
We experienced quite a few rain showers last evening, which carried over into this morning. There were no inshore boats out today. Fishing offshore wasn't as good as yesterday. Some bailer Dolphin were caught along with scattered Blackfin Tuna. The Wahoo bite was fair today although quite a few seemed to break off before making it to the boat. Bottom fishing was good with some nice Vermillion Snapper caught. Summer is quickly disappearing - get your fishing trip in now! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more information.
David Gibson of Frisco, NC: 43 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Joan Stewart of Midland, NC: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Jeremy Overcash of Troutman, NC: 50 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Things are beginning to improve somewhat on the lower end of Hatteras Island. Visitors were allowed in on Thursday and anglers are getting to the fishing grounds. Inshore anglers got on Speckled Trout. Offshore, the Wahoo bite was on again today. There were scattered catches of Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. A few Dolphin were in the mix. One Sailfish was released. Thanks for your patience and thoughts while we struggled to get back on track. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Timmy Horton of Midlothian, VA: 51 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Kelly Bergenstock of Kill Devil Hills, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Andrew Weik of Washington, DC: 52 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Jodie Blalock of Robbinsville, NC: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Back up and running at Hatteras Harbor Marina! We had a few boats out Offshore fishing today they caught excellent Wahoo, fair Dolphin and a good run of Blackfin Tuna. The village is slowly getting back on its feet like we always do. The cleanup crews, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Fire Departments, Cape Hatteras Electric and Church groups and local individuals to name a few have really been on the ball and helped a lot of people out. It really does take a village and we are Hatteras strong. We are thankful for all the calls and emails checking on us at this difficult time. Ocracoke our sister island was hit far harder than we were and our hearts go out to all those displaced and devastated. We wish them a speedy recovery. Our main phone line will be out until the phone company can get to us so please call 252-986-2167 if you need to reach us.
Good Times: Christine Wilfong (77 years young) caught a 60lb Wahoo.
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Post Hurricane Dorian there is quite a bit of clean up. Ocracoke was by far hit the hardest. Hatteras Harbor and the charter boats all survived intact. We commend the CHEC and it's crews for restoring power so quickly to everyone. We are not sure at this time when we will be open for regular hours. The road is still closed to visitors. Thank you to everyone who has called or emailed to check up on us. We will keep you posted.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Boats were moving today and preparing for bad weather ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Larger boats left or moved to larger slips while the smaller boats were pulled out and taken to higher ground. Mandatory evacuations are in force at this time. We did have some Inshore fishing today with a nice catch of Cobia. Stay safe and dry out there!