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 19, 2018
It was quite a chilly morning in Hatteras, but things warmed up as soon as the sun rose. Most of our offshore fleet took charters out to the Gulf Stream for a full day of fishing. The Wahoo bite did not disappoint today and anglers received quite a few citations for ones that weighed over 40 pounds. Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, and King Mackerel catches were scattered. Three Sailfish were released. Inshore anglers got on the Drum again and brought back some keepers and released those that were over slot. Inshore trips run in the morning and afternoon in the Pamlico Sound. Sounds like a front will be coming through this evening, so we'll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Harold Rathbone of Dandridge, TN: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Matthew Roush of Mountain City, TN: 50 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
David Reed of Huntington, MD 46 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Charles Wilson of Chesapeake Beach, MD 44 lb. Wahoo on Release.
David Washburn of Williamsburg, VA 49 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Dallas Wagner of Glouchester, VA: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Cameron Cordle of Richmond, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Jason Stewart of Mocksville, NC: 34" False Albacore release on Calypso.
Keith Latham of Mocksville, NC: 34" False Albacore release on Calypso.
Bob Linster of Exmore, VA: 35" False Albacore release on Calypso.
Matthew Minster of Louisa, VA: 44 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
We received our first taste of cold weather overnight with winds blowing in from the NW making it quite chilly. No one fished offshore as the swell was too big. They have spent today getting ready to head out tomorrow. Inshore anglers had a great day with Puppy Drum and big Drum releases. Looks like if the weather cooperates we'll have most of the fleet out - check back to see what transpires.
Brandon Strats of Tiltonsville, OH: 49" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Levi Wyatt of Williamsport, TN: 41" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Despite overcast skies anglers made it out ot fish today. Inshore trips focused on good Drum fishing. They also got on Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. The catch offshore was scrappy with a fair catch of Blackfin Tuna along with scattered Dolphin and Wahoo. It was kind of rough today and the eight year old who received the citation below kissed the dock upon her return - even though she stuck with it all day! Way to go!
Reagan Maleta of Goochland, VA: 26 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
David Rausehelbach of Woodstock, VA: 40 lb. and 41 lb. Wahoos on Bite Me.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A few boats fishing offshore today with good Wahoo catches, decent gaffer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Sea Creature released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were finding both keeper and release Speckled Trout in the morning, afternoon brought on Spanish Mackerel in good numbers, Bluefish and Red Drum.
Sea Creature: William Miller of Townville, SC released a Sailfish. Mike Roncadori of Jefferson, GA caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Tradition: Kenny Church of West Jefferson, NC released 2 Red Drum 40" and 41". Andrew Smith of Charlotte, NC released 2 Red Drum 45" and 41".
Bite Me: Gregory Wagner of Columbus Junction, IA released a Barracuda.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Several boats out fishing today, weather was mostly overcast and on the warmer side. Offshore boats found good Dolphin and Wahoo with some Blackfin Tuna. Gambler released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were finding Grey Trout and Red Drum.
Calypso: Jason Stewart of Mocksville, NC caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Gambler: Michael Cherry of Corolla, NC released a Sailfish. Ray Etheridge of Jarvisburg, NC released a Barracuda.
Predator: Anthony Critz of Quinton, VA caught a 40lb Dolphin.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Several boats out fishing the Gulf stream today, weather was cooler with no humidity and in the upper 70's. There were a few Dolphin a good Wahoo catch and Blackfin Tuna. Triggerfish were also in the mix with some good sizes. Inshore boats were finding excellent Red Drum catches and releases.
Calypso: Robert Clemens of Winchester, VA released a Barracuda.
Good Times: Daniel Schromm of Winchester, VA caught a 65lb Wahoo.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The majority of the Offshore fleet made it out today! So glad to see after days of sitting at the docks. NW winds made for a bit of a rough ride, however everyone returned with smiles and good stories to tell. The Wahoo bite was hot with some nice citation size fish. Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blackfin Tuna catches were scattered. Three Saulfish were released. The wind is supposed to fall out and we should experience some beautiful Fall weather for the beginning of the week. We have a list started for a Make up charter - if interested please give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more information. The inshore fleet stayed busy getting anglers on Red Drum today.
David Canady of Charleston, WV: 49" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Shawn Passalaqua of Deptford, NJ: 43 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
Andrew West of Kure Beach, NC: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Bill Troxler of Salisbury, NC: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Scott Sorrell of Hampton, VA: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Junior Parker of Four Oaks, NC: 40 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Hurricane Michael came through last night and for us it was mainly a wind event with some soundside flooding. Winds sustained around 40 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph. There were a few heavy rain squalls and the folks north of us experienced flooding due to the sound being pushed hard north. Our hearts go out to anyone who experienced major damage. Needless to say no one fished today but the fleet is steady preparing to head out tomorrow. Check back tomorrow for the latest fishing news!
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Strong winds and another day of huge swell kept offshore charters in again today. A few inshore charters went this morning and reported good Drum fishing, with some keepers and releases. We'll hang on to our hats and keep an eye on Hurricane Michael - and hope to get out on the water soon! May everyone who is in the path of this storm be blessed.
David Eckard of Hickory, NC: 52" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
There's a big swell offshore and it kept our charter boats in today. Inshore anglers went out into the Pamlico Sound and caught keeper Gray Trout and Speckled Trout along with some Bluefish this morning. The afternoon groups got in on some little Speckled Trout and under slot Red Drum. A few Cobia were seen again today. Our thoughts and prayers are with those along the Florida panhandle and anyone who is in the path of Hurricane Michael.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
October is still steaming along with temps in the upper 80's. Weather breezed up a bit in the late afternoon. Offshore boats were catching fair Dolphin and excellent Wahoo with some Triggerfish mixed in. Inshore boats saw several Cobia today which we have not seen in a few months. They hooked a few and chased a few. Gray Trout and Red Drum were also being caught.
Hatteras Fever: Brandon Levin of Edgewater, MD caught a 46lb Wahoo.
Adventure: Elton Wilson of Hixson, TN caught a 46lb Cobia.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Lots of boats fishing Offshore today, they returned with good Dolphin and Wahoo. Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna were on the dock as well. A few King Mackerel were hooked. Inshore boats were finding large schools of Red Drum with both keepers and over size.
Release: Barry Goldman of Warrenton, VA caught a 43lb Wahoo.
Sunday, October 07, 2018
A slow hot Sunday in Hatteras. Temps were in the upper 80's with no breeze. Fish felt the heat as well and didn't bite for much. There were fair Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna caught as well as Wahoo and Triggerfish. Hatteras Fever released a Sailfish. No Inshore boats were chartered today.
Hatteras Fever: Michael Barnes of Crownsville, MD released a Sailfish.
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Another beautiful Fall day! Inshore charters experienced good Speckled Trout and Bluefish catches. We had quite a lot of boats fish offshore today. The Wahoo bite was on - check out the citations. The tuna bite was good with a few Yellowfin Tuna and even more Blackfin Tuna. A few King Mackerel were caught as well. Triggerfish were targeted over the wrecks. Four Sailfish were released. We need people for a Make Up Charter - give us a call at 800-676-4939 if interested.
Robert Ames of Maywood, NJ: 44 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Michael Pittman of Marshall, VA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.
Ryan Hensley of Weaverville, NC: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Fred Skiles of Hustontown, PA: Sailfish release on Hatteras Blue.
Sean Ray of Dillwyn, VA: 75 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Stuart Baber of Free Union, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
James Frazier of Free Union, VA: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Michael Conlon of Alexandria, VA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Raymond williams of Uellington, AL: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Rick Farrell of Tingley, IA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Friday, October 05, 2018
Offshore a few boats were out they found a few Dolphin good Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats were finding excellent Gray Trout and both keeper and release size Red Drum.
Sound Bound: Mary Joyner of Hatteras, NC released a 45" Red Drum. Debbie Oakes of Virginia Beach, VA released 2 48" Red Drum.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Inshore anglers enjoyed a beautiful morning releasing over slot Red Drum and managing to hold onto a few keepers. This afternoon anglers experienced good Gray Trout fishing and lots of little Speckled Trout. Fishing was a bit scrappy for our offshore fleet. The Dolphin bite was fair to good, along with scattered Wahoo, and a few Blackfin Tuna. One Sailfish was released. Bottom fish included Triggerfish and Amberjack. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up with the trip of your choice. We are currently looking for people for a Make up Charter on Friday.
Tim Fitzpatrick of Downingtown, PA: 45" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Chris McKinney of Erdenneim, PA: 45" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Tyler Gansner of West Chester, PA: 46" and 48" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Eric Derose of Cream Ridge, NJ: Sailfish release and 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Speckled Trout have shown up for some great Fall fishing. Bluefish and Sea Mullet kept the youngsters busy. Inshore fishing is a great way to introduce children to fishing. Just look at those smiles! We had one boat leave yesterday for an overnight offshore fishing adventure. They caught Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and they released a Blue Marlin. The Wahoo bite has been hot and anglers returned with some excellent catches. After a slight hiatus Dolphin have returned and anglers got onto some good schools today. One young lady named Mackenzie (age 6) released a Sailfish. Sounds like good eating all around!
Barry Sullivan of Davidsonville, MD: Blue Marlin release on Predator.
Gene Olmo of Annapolis, MD: 60 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
James Sharpe of Naalehu, HI: 83 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Mackenzie Studer of Coatesville, PA: Sailfish release on Release.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Weather was warm and beautiful off the Carolina coast with boats bringing in excellent citation Wahoo, fair Dolphin, good Triggerfish and a few Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats found excellent Trout fishing with both Speckled and Gray with keeper and releases.
Bite Me: Kevin Bostian of Johnstown, PA released a Barracuda. Robert Rager of Johnstown, PA caught a 71lb Wahoo. Stephen Lowe of Ingalls, IN released a Barracuda.
Release: Steve Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 5lb Triggerfish. Jonathan Hudson of Knotts Island, NC caught a 6lb Triggerfish. Mark Assur of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna.
Reliance: Timothy Hearne of East Syracuse, NY caught a 40lb Wahoo.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Good fishing Offshore today with some boats catching limits of Dolphin. There were fair catches of Tuna and some Wahoo in the mix. Inshore boats were finding lots of Gray Trout.