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!
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Slow Sunday in Hatteras, only one boat fishing Offshore. They returned with a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna as well as some Dolphin. Weather felt a little cooler with a lack of humidity. Fall fishing is a great time to get some meat in the freezer for winter!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Fall is in the air! Storms came through last night bringing a NE influence - no humidity along with plentiful sunshine - an absolutely beautiful day. There wasn't much activity inshore today - a few small Speckled Trout and some Red Drum bites. Most of our offshore fleet went out and the Wahoo bite was awesome and everyone returned with boxes full. A few Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna were caught, along with some Triggerfish. One Sailfish was released. Anglers should be headed back to fire up their grills. Don't miss out on all the action - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the fishing excursion of your choice.
Ryan Herring of Pine Grove, PA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Jason Ulsh of summit Station, PA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Brian Lawhorne of Staunton, VA: 48 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Joshua Dudley of Rustburg, VA: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Christopher Perry of Spotsylvania, VA: 26 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Strong SW winds did not deter folks from heading out to the fishing grounds this morning. Most of our offshore fleet ventured out through rain showers to be treated to a day of fishing in the Gulf Stream. The Dolphin bite was fair to good depending where you fished. The Wahoo bite was good - with some nice citations. A few Yellowfin Tuna were caught as well. The wind switched W this afternoon - getting rid of the humidity and hopefully the mosquitoes. Inshore anglers experienced slower conditions than earlier this week. Their catches consisted of Gray Trout, some keeper Red Drum, small Speckled Trout (throw backs), and Bluefish. No two days are ever the same - so maybe "catching" will be better tomorrow. A day spent on the water is satisfying to the soul and better than any day at work!
Bill Raley of Mechanicsville, MD: 41 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Franklin Stone of Charlotte Hall, MD: 45 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
John Kendal Gardiner of Charlotte Hall, MD: 40 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Archie Bost of Raleigh, NC: 50" Barracuda release on Calypso.
Aaron Morgan of Boonville, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Bob McIntyre of Gibbsboro, NJ released a 45" Red Drum on Fingeance.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The storms predicted for late last night held off and our fleet managed to get anglers out to the fish again today. "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" - Dr. Seuss would say for our inshore fleet. Big Drum provided an excellent bite. Bluefish were biting as well as a few Spanish Mackerel, and Gray Trout. Our offshore fleet returned with real good catches of Dolphin (some limits) and scattered Wahoo. One Blue Marlin was released. There are many smiling, sunburned faces as they pack their catch into coolers and head out to cook their catch. With the plethora of fish caught today there should be some good grilling tonight. Enjoy!
Tony Stewart of Blairsville, GA: Blue Marlin release on Release.
Allen Barfield of Parksley, VA: 40" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Bernie Shiffler of Holtwood, PA: 2 45" Red Drum releases on Sound Bound.
Pamela Wild of Holtwood, PA: 2 49" Red Drum releases on Sound Bound.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The wind switched to NW allowing boats to safely get out. Inshore anglers enjoyed a beautiful day in the Pamlico Sound catching Puppy Drum, small Speckled Trout, and Bluefish. A handful of charters headed offshore and they got on some Dolphin (mostly bailers with a few gaffers), Wahoo, and Triggerfish. Some storms should come through tonight and we'll have to see what tomorrow brings. Want to get out this week? Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we will help to set you up with a charter of your choice.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Only a few boats were booked today but weather kept them at the docks. We have women's clothing on sale 30% off! Great items available to decorate your home come check it out.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Several boats fishing Offshore today. They returned with good large Wahoo catches, Triggerfish and Blackfin Tuna as well as excellent Dolphin. There were several good catches of Triggerfish as well. Inshore boats were hooking into a lot of Spanish Mackerel and a few Albacore.
Release: Bernie Shiffler of Holtwood, PA caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Predator: Charles Kitts of Wilmington, DE caught a 42lb Wahoo. Joyce Winfree of Aston, PA caught a 44lb Wahoo.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
What a gorgeous day out on the water! If you were Inshore or Offshore you were enjoying a slick calm blue sky kind of day. Anglers were filling up the coolers with limits of Dolphin, lots of Triggerfish, large Wahoo and some Tuna. Inshore guys were finding Red Drum and Spanish Mackerel.
Tuna Duck: Matthew Ellis of Norfolk, VA caught a 46lb Wahoo.
Chaser: Catherine Holtham of Frisco, NC caught a 45lb Wahoo.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Summer has turned to Autumn and we did experience some chill in the air early this morning. Most of our offshore fleet stayed busy keeping anglers on the fish today. Four Sailfish were released and two were boated. Even more were seen throughout the day. The Dolphin and Wahoo bites were fair to good. Triggerfish helped to fill the fish box and is excellent eating! Near shore anglers were treated to Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel. Inshore anglers went after Red Drum. The Marina parking lot is full of happy faces as people load up their catch! Let's hope this weather prevails so that we can accomodate all the folks who want to get in on the action! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up.
Robert Crowder of Madison Heights, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Robert Peters of Lynchburg, VA: Sailfish and Barracuda releases on Predator.
David Williamson of Lynchburg, VA: Sailfish on Predator.
Zakk Royce of Gasburg, VA: Sailfish on Good Times.
Ron Bell of Pamplin, VA: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Armando Garcia of Pamplin, VA: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Jacob Kidd of South Chesterfield, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Tracy Melnik of Clemmons, NC: 44 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Travis Morrissette of Chesterfield, VA: Barracuda release on Calypso.
Corey Morrissette of Jetersville, VA: Barracuda release on Calypso.
Friday, September 21, 2018
It's hard to believe that it is the last day of Summer! Inshore anglers enjoyed a beautiful day out in Pamlico Sound catching Bluefish. We had quite a few boats to head offshore this morning and fishing improved from the last few days. Four Sailfish and one Blue Marlin were released. The Dolphin bite improved with limits of bailers and some gaffers. The Wahoo bite picked up today as well. The weekend promises some nice weather - don't miss out - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up.
David Scott of Exton, PA: Blue Marlin release on Sea Creature.
William Fields of Chesterfield, VA: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Henry Hudson of Chesterfield, VA: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Michaela Jones of Corapeake, NC: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Walter Yates, Sr. of Chesapeake, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Corey Street of Suffolk, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Walter Yates Jr. of Suffolk, VA: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
David Gibson of Frisco, NC: 43 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Richard Gibson of Shrewsbury, PA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Another beautiful end of the summer day in Hatteras. Inshore anglers went out into the Pamlico Sound and experienced some good Drum action! They got on some keeper Drum as well as over slot Drum releases. The Bluefish bite was on again today providing lots of action. Several offshore boats went out to the Gulf Stream and their catches consisted of King Mackerel, Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing included Amberjack and Triggerfish. The Barracuda bite was good today. The Release boat entertained an interesting visitor while out to sea. A pigeon landed in the cockpit and stayed on the boat for about four hours - it was fed peanuts along with some water as it rode along resting. Capt. Rom named ir Florence. Check out the pictures.
Mike Glynn of Scottsdale, AZ: 47" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Bryan McBride of Whispering Pines, NC: 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Morrissa Barber of Cameron, NC: 45" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Jim Pinklam of Mooresville, NC: 55" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
It was good to see a few of our offshore fleet make it out to the Gulf Stream after Hurricane Florence. They had to locate a safe channel just after the storm passed and managed to mark a safe passage. One Blue Marlin was released. A few Wahoo were caught along with a Dolphin. Bottom fishing included Black Sea Bass and Amberjack. The Captains reported a big swell this morning although it calmed down throughout the day. Inshore parties are keeping busy with over slot Drum releases and a good Bluefish bite. It looks to be a pretty weekend and we hope to get folks out on the water!
William Scott of Exton, PA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Gorman Horner of Salisbury, MD: Blue Marlin release on Bite Me.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
A couple of Inshore boats out fishing today. They reported excellent Red Drum with keepers and releases. Weather breezed up in the afternoon but should die down overnight. We hope to see some Offshore boats back in the saddle again in the next few days.
Adventure: Red Drum Releases: Byron Jenkins Jr. of Montpelier, VA 46". James Heffler III of Milford, VA 47". Jonathan Wells of Glen Allen, VA 49".
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Mostly minor wind damage and flooding in Hatteras. The marina will be open Monday 16th provided the roads are clear. We feel for our brothers and sisters south of us who took the brunt of this storm. We wish them a speedy recovery and calm weather.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
All of our boats have been moved to other locations or have been secured here at the marina. We are praying for everyone in Eastern North Carolina, stay safe. We will be back in a few days.
Monday, September 10, 2018
We had lots of Offshore boats headed out today. They returned with good catches of Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. The boats did return early for the most part because of the mandatory evacuation. There were also a few Sailfish released. Inshore boats found some Red Drum. As of noon today we are under a mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors. We plan to be open tomorrow weather permitting but will not be here later in the week. Please stay safe and dry everyone!
Tuna Duck: Kevin Mitchell of Staunton, VA released a Sailfish.
Tightline: Sam Huffstetler of Burlington, NC released 2 46" Red Drum.
Predator: Wayne Geddings of Monroe, NC released a Sailfish.
Calypso: Jay Skorupski of N. Versailles, PA caught a 52lb Wahoo. Edward Watt of N. Versailles, PA released a Sailfish.
Sound Bound: Princess Moody of Dewitt, VA released a 49" Red Drum.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Weather continues to be hot and beautiful. Almost all of our boats are booked for tomorrow so it looks to be a banner day. Inshore boats were not running today but Offshore boats were hitting the water. Several fished Offshore and found great catches of Dolphin and some large Wahoo as well as a few Blackfin Tuna and decent Triggerfish.
Hatteras Fever: Jordan Wallace of Clayton, NC released a Barracuda.
Sea Creature: Raymond Mitchell of Wilmington, DE caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Another slick calm day to be out on the water. Inshore parties had a good Bluefish bite as well as good Red Drum fishing. Offshore parties reported beautiful weather conditions, unfortunately the catches were not as plentiful as yesterday. Two Sailfish were released. Some Dolphin were caught along with a few Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo. Bottom fishing produced catches of Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, and Black Sea Bass. Our belief in Hatteras is that fishing is always good, the catching varies. The weather is supposed to be beautiful again tomorrow, so we'll head out to see what a new day brings.
Alec Slemp of Castlewood, VA: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Another beautiful September day for fishing! Inshore anglers continue to do well with the Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. One group went clamming and had a great time splashing around in the Pamlico Sound keeping wet and gathering a limit of clams. Offshore anglers experienced excellent Dolphin fishing along with scattered Wahoo. The Blackfin Tuna bite was fair to good depending in which direction the Captain went. Two Blue Marlin were released and even more of them were seen.
Andrew Kidwell of Henrico, VA: Blue Marlin release on Good Times.
Marlin Schlabach of Sugar Creek, OH: 43 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Joey Shetler of Millersburg, OH: Blue Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Inshore anglers were treated to quite a smorgasbord today. Spanish Mackerel, small King Mackerel, Bluefish, and Albacore kept them busy this morning as well as this afternoon. One boat took a party near shore this morning and go into a Bluefish blitz - check out their catch! Offshore captains reported a good catch with gaffer Dolphin, a good Blackfin Tuna bite, and a few Wahoo. One Sailfish was released and more were seen. It was a gorgeous day with birds on everything - the ocean is alive!
barry Hearin of Felton, DE: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.