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!
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Inshore boats headed out this morning into the sound with their parties. They had a great time catching Speckled Trout, Blue fish keeper Drum and over the slot size Drum, and some Cobia. Along the beach boats caught Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Offshore anglers enjoyed catching Dolphin (with some limits) Wahoo ( a few) and there were some excellent catches of Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good as well with Sea Bass, Tile fish and Trigger fish being caught
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
It has been a busy day for anglers! Inshore boats returned with good catches of Bluefish and Speckled Trout this morning. The afternoon parties enjoyed good Drum fishing (keepers and over the slot). A couple of boats fished near shore and returned with King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. Offshore catches consisted of with Dolphin, a few Wahoo, and some Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good bringing in Tilefish, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Barracuda. The weather cooperated and everyone returned with good cheer after a day on the water. Way to go guys!
John Gaskins of Waterford, MI: Barracuda release on Bite Me.
James J. Weidman of Boyertown, PA: 70 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Daniel Liebler of Williamsburg, VA: 48" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.
Linda Sammons of Clarksville, VA: 31 lb. Grouper on Hatteras Blue.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
After a few thunder storms rolled though this morning the boats headed out to the gulf stream. They return with some good catches of Blackfin Tuna, some Wahoo, a few Dolphin and bottom fish; Trigger fish and Tile fish. Inshore guides took their parties out in the sound and caught keeper Red Drum and released some BIG ones, also some Bluefish were caught around the inlet.
Anthony Kotecki of Baltimore, MD released a 50" Red Drum on Adventure
7 year old Steven Pratt of Baltimore, MD released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Kenneth Targonski of Bloomfield, NJ released a 48" Barracuda on Tuna Duck
James Westhelle of Waitsfield, VT released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Abby Omlor of Lexington, KY caught a 45lb Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Foul weather kept all inshore boats at the dock today. Offshore charters got off to a late start due to heavy thunderstorms early this morning. Unfortunately they also returned early due to heavy thunderstorms this afternoon. The Dolphin bite (bailers) was scattered and a few King Mackerel were caught on the way back in. Way to go anglers for braving the tough conditions long enough to make a catch!
Wayne Marks of Easton, MD: 50" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Another gorgeous day to be out and about on the water. Inshore anglers returned with good catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel while fishing half day in the Pamlico Sound. Some small Cobia were spotted. Two Sailfish were released by our offshore fleet today. They also returned with Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. The Dolphin bite was scattered. Everyone left with good memories of a fun day of fishing as well as some good eats!
Christopher Rickman of Mechanicsville, VA: 58" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Chris Beazley of Henrico, VA: 60" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Ryan Walters of Sandston, VA: 48" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Lionel Puckett of Mechanicsville, VA: 46 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Jason Hartford of Hillsborough, NC: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Temps were in the high 80's and it sure felt it out here, even the fish weren't too excited to move around. Scattered Wahoo and Dolphin with a few Triggers and Snappers. Release was our lone billfish of the day with a Sailfish. Inshore boats out on the calm Pamlico sound were finding Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum and Clams.
Predator: Jacob Schmidt of Hickory, NC caught a 53lb Wahoo.
Reliance: Mark Foster of Saint Albans, WV released a 46" Barracuda and caught a 4lb Snapper.
Release: Samantha Cooney of Raleigh, NC caught a 5lb Triggerfish. Mark Cooney of Raleigh, NC released a Sailfish. Andrew Cooney of Raleigh, NC caught a 22lb Grouper.
Bite Me: Jack Callaghan of Annapolis, MD released a 46" Barracuda.
Native Son: William Kane of Highlands, NJ caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
It has been a slow fishing day here at Hatteras Harbor. Inshore and near shore anglers had fun with the Bluefish this morning. Some groups went clamming. This afternoon brought more Bluefish along with some "keeper" Red Drum. Anglers who ventured offshore reported rough conditions this morning along with slow fishing. A few Wahoo and scattered Dolphin was the main catch for today. Anglers returned with high spirits and good attitudes for a great day on the water!
Akira Min of Cary, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Inshore anglers had a great time catching Bluefish and Red Drum (keepers and releases). Offshore anglers returned with a variety of fish - King Mackerel, gaffer and bailer Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing slowed down due to a strong current. One Sailfish was released. The weather should remain nice throughout the week so don't miss out - call us at 800-676-4939 and book the fishing adventure of your choice.
Tiffany Reinhardt of York, PA: Barracuda release and 43 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Cody Hoffman of Medford, NJ: Sailfish release on Release.
Jason Hoffman of Medford, NJ: 56 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Libby Delaney of Bluffton, SC: 46 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Doug Delaney of Bluffton, SC: 35 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Fever II.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Sunshine and light wind was the order of the day with lots of boats out fishing. We had another makeup trip out fishing today. A great way to get Offshore on a budget! The catches today were a few Dolphin, good Wahoo with nice sizes and a few Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing produced Tilefish, Snapper and Grouper. Inshore boats were having a great day with Bluefish and Red Drum and Spanish Mackerel.
Bite Me: Richard Thomas of Linwood, NC released a 46" Barracuda.
Release: Patrick Oneal of Hatteras, NC caught a 40lb Wahoo.
Fingeance: Jacob Ridgely of Linthicum, MD released a 48" Red Drum.
Monday, August 06, 2018
Inshore boats reported Bluefish blitz at the point and keeper Red Drum in the sound. Offshore several boats were fishing today including a make-up charter. Dolphin showed back up for some boats in decent numbers. Wahoo were hitting it hard and several came to the dock. There were also and assortment of bottom fish with Tile and Snapper.
Tradition: Karl Lichtfuss of Asheville, NC released 4 Red Drum 40,41,43,47". Max Lichtfuss of Eagan, MN released 5 Red Drum 40,43,46,47,51".
Tuna Duck: Alexander Reynolds of Fenton, MI caught a 40lb Wahoo.
Hang-On: Wyatt Wisnosky of Potomac, MD released a 40" Red Drum. Kerry Wisnosky of Potomac, MD released a 42" Red Drum.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
A beautiful day finally in Hatteras with clear blue skies and high temps. Inshore boats had Gray Trout, Speckled Trout and Red Drum. Offshore several boats fishing a few Dolphin, Tuna and Wahoo were caught. Bottom fish were the main catch with Triggerfish, Tile and Snapper.
Brother's Pride: Robert Daniels of Glen Allen, VA released a Blue Marlin.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Our fleet kept busy shuffling anglers out into the Pamlico Sound for inshore fishing charters. A few Flounder were caught and the Drum bite was good today. Several groups enjoyed digging for clams. One boat fished near shore and returned with a good catch of Spanish Mackerel. Lots of charters headed out to the Gulf Stream and today's catch consisted of Dolphin (with some limits), scattered Blackfin Tuna, and scattered King Mackerel. The Wahoo bite was on and some nice sized fish hit the dock this afternoon. Bottom fishing was good for those who headed to the south. Want a way to beat the heat? Go fishing - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and book a trip of your choice!
Travis Quiller of Zebulon, NC: 20 lb. Grouper on Sea Creature.
Friday, August 03, 2018
Despite thunderstorms and heavy rain several of our offshore boats made a run for the Gulf Stream. They made a day of it and returned with fair to good catches of Wahoo. A few Dolphin were caught and bottom fishing was good. Inshore anglers kept busy in the Pamlico Sound catching and releasing Red Drum. Some fished around Hatteras Inlet and returned with good catches of Bluefish. Afternoon charters got into Speckled Trout and Gray Trout. The weekend is shaping up and boats are being booked - don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water and see a different view of our unique village.
John Gies, Jr. of Smithfield, VA: 44 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Troy Smith of Moyock, NC: 47" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Another beautiful Summer day on the island! Today was the day to be in the water or on the water- enjoying the great outdoors. We've been busy here at the marina getting anglers out to the fish. Inshore charters had Red Drum releases, along with good catches of Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, and Bluefish. One young angler released a Striped Bass (Rockfish) which is unusual this far south. The offshore fleet returned with fair to good catches of Dolphin and some good sized Wahoo. Bottom fishing brought in Triggerfish. Don't miss out on the action - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book a fishing excursion - it's a great way to spend quality time with friends or family!
Taylor Cox of Frankford, DE: 41 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Robert Teixeira of Durham, NC: 61 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
August came in with abundant sunshine after one of the wettest periods along the East coast. Almost 20" of rain fell in the last 10 days and left some pretty soggy conditions along the island. The sun was certainly welcome today and seemed to lift everyone's spirits. Inshore anglers enjoyed fishing the Pamlico Sound - they fell into some BIG Drum releases and some Pompano. Otherwise fishing was slower than usual this afternoon. Offshore charters experienced a good Dolphin bite (some gaffers and limits of bailers) along with a few Wahoo. There were several Blue Marlin spotted and one was caught but not from our fleet. We are looking for people to fill a Make-up charter for tomorrow - give us a call at 800-676-4939 if interested.
Eric Beecher of Carlisle, PA: 2 lb. Pompano on Adventure.
Annamarie Pope of Tolland, CT: 52" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
A few boats fishing Offshore today found good Wahoo fishing and a few Mahi. Some clamming going on around the inlet Inshore had good results. There were also some big Red Drum being released, as well as limits of keeper Red Drum
Colleen Breen of Prince Frederick, MD released a 49" Red Drum on Fingeance
Monday, July 30, 2018
More boats sailing on the Gulfstream today. The fishing was on the slower side with scattered Wahoo and Dolphin and a few Triggerfish and Amberjack. Inshore boats caught Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Gray Trout.
Bite Me: Keaghan Sweigart of Lancaster, PA released a Barracuda.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
A reverse today as Inshore boats sat at the dock and a few Offshore boats went out. They had good Wahoo fishing a few Yellowfin Tuna and Triggerfish. Weather continues to be unsettled but seems to smooth out as the week goes on.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
It is a good thing there are a lot of boats in Hatteras because the rain has continued to pour down. Charters stayed at the dock today, it looks like drier weather ahead!
Friday, July 27, 2018
Most of our fleet ventured out this morning despite heavy rain squalls. Inshore fishing was slow with Bluefish and Sea Mullet being the main catches. The afternoon anglers got on some Red Drum! Our offshore fleet had a repeat of yesterday - good Wahoo bites, scattered Dolphin, and an added bonus of some Yellowfin Tuna and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was fair to good. One Sailfish was released today.
Todd Sharp of Cambridge, OH: 42 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
James McKittrick of Chesapeake, VA: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Sea Creature.
Warren Cavey of Johns Island, SC: 45 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Ryan Cavey of Charleston, SC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.