Hatteras Harbor Marina Outer Banks Atlantic Ocean

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Offshore boats stayed at the dock due to high winds. Inshore boats were catching Red Drum and releasing larger Red Drum. One of the biggest Red Drum we have ever seen was released today! Check out the pictures for more details. A few Bluefish were caught along with keeper Flounder. A few Cobia were seen but didn't bite.

Citations

Tightline: Stephanie Tucker of Urbanna, VA released a 58" Red Drum. Robert Tucker of Henrico, VA released a 48" Red Drum. John Scott of Urbanna, VA released a 48" Red Drum. 

Tradition: Kim Jensen of Penn Yan, NY released a 47" Red Drum.

Monday, July 04, 2016

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy fourth! A few boats out fishing in a hot breeze. They caught Dolphin in fair amounts with bailers and gaffers. Scattered Blackfin Tuna and bottom fish rounded out the offshore catch. Blue Marlin and Sailfish were released as well. Inshore Red Drum were snapping with a lot of large over slot size being caught and released as well as some Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.

Citations:

Sound Bound: Red Drum releases: Christina Borkhart of Star Tannery, VA 46". McKenna Davis of Maurertown, VA 48". Frederick Davis of Maurertown, VA 51". Jenna Cairns (9 years old) Perkasie, PA 49". David Cairns of Perkasie, PA 50". Christian Hayes of Spout Spring, VA 46". Jimmy Hayes of Spout Spring, VA 4 releases. 

Reliance: Bransyn Dillinger of Hagerstown, MD released a Blue Marlin.

Good Times: Billy George of Avon, NC caught a 35lb Grouper. Heather Nicholson of Avon, NC caught a 6lb Triggerfish.

Tuna Duck: Dustin Mertif of Pittsburg, PA released a Sailfish.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Inshore anglers that fished the Sound today had fun chasing and releasing some Red Drum! They also did a little clamming and harvested limits!

The Offshore fleet returned to the docks with fair catches of Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna, the Wahoo bite was scattered. Boats that bottom fished had excellent catches of Triggerfish, Grouper and Snapper. One White Marlin and four Sailfish were released! 

Today's Citations:

Lee Evans of Tyner, NC - Sailfish release on Bite Me

Hunter Nelson of Conway, NC - 5lb Triggerfish on Good Times

Andrew Blythe of Franklin, VA - (2) 5lb Triggerfish on Good Times

Jeffery Lavendet of Portsmouth, VA -  6lb Triggerfish on Good Times

Nikki Kitzmiller of Hubert, NC - Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II

Doug Kitzmiller of Hubert, NC - Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II

James Owens of Virginia Beach, VA - 20lb Grouper on Predator

John Canning III of Hatteras,  NC - 5lb Triggerfish on Reliance

Nicole Hendry of Brooklyn, NY - 54lb Triggerfish on Reliance

Brian Adams of Waldorf, MD - Sailfish release on Sea Creature

Ben Weaver of York, PA - Red Drum release on Sound Bound

Brad Ward of Windsor, NC - (2) Red Drum release on Tradition

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

Inshore anglers had a great time this morning releasing big Red Drum. Spanish Mackerel fishing was good inshore and near shore. This afternoon 10 citation Red Drum were released. Clamming was good as well.

Offshore 4 Sailfish were released. Dolphin fishing was fair to good. Some Blackfin Tuna were caught and Bottom fishing was good.

Citations:

Wayne Havens of Midlothian, VA: 48 " Red Drum release on Tradition.

Dennis Heath of Chester, VA: 43" and 50" Red Drum releases on Sound Bound.

Mari Beavers of Chester, VA: 45" and 44" Red Drum releases on Sound Bound.

Garrett Palmatier of Chester, VA: 2 47" Red Drum releases on Sound Bound.

Daniel Griffin of Chesterfield, VA: 51" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.

Dan Griffin of Chesterfield, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Sound Bound.

Danielle Griffin of Chesterfield, VA: 50"and 43" red Drum release on Sound Bound.

Mark Tull of Woodbridge, VA: 60" Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.

Darren DeMarce of Ashburn, VA: 60" Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.

Lyle McBee of Broadlands, VA: 60" Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.

Alex Gochenour of Woodstock, VA: 39 lb. Grouper on Good Times.

Hunter Nelson of Conway, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.

Bradley Piland of Virginia Beach, VA: 6 lb. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl.

Summer Kidwell of Wilmington, NC: 41" and 47" Red Drum releases on Tradition.

Timothy Kidwell of wilmington, NC: 45" Red Drum release on Tradition.

Kylie Kidwell of Wilmington, NC: 48" Red Drum release on Tradition.

Kourtney Kidwell of Wilmington, NC: 43" and 41" Red Drum releases on Tradition.

 

Friday, July 01, 2016

SW winds and rainy conditions created slow fishing this morning in the Pamlico Sound. This afternoon the Red Drum bite was on - lots of over-sized Drum were released and a handful of keeper Puppy Drum were landed.

A couple of boats ventured offshore this morning and returned by noon with SW winds and rough conditions. One boat returned with a limit of bailer Dolphin and the other with several gaffer Dolphin and a few Amberjack.

We're looking for good fishing conditions for the holiday weekend. Don't miss out!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Another beautiful day on Hatteras Island! Fishing was real good inshore this morning with Spanish Mackerel, Spot, and Sea Mullet. Rain showers sent afternoon anglers home early with nice catches of Spanish Mackerel and Red Drum releases.

Offshore, three Sailfish were released. Dolphin fishing was fair, a few Wahoo were caught, and some Blackfin Tuna made it to the fish box as well. Bottom fishing included Vermillion Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.

June has come and gone - don't let July pass you by without an exciting adventure inshore, offshore, or near shore.

Citations:

Steve McCartney of Virginia Beach, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.

Jerry Pace Jr. of Danville, VA: Sailfish release on Hatteras Blue.

Chris Scripter of Lakeville, MA: 49 lb. Grouper on Good Times.

Brandon Kaufmann of Stevensville, MD: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl. Brandon is 12 yrs.old and caught his first Sailfish!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What started out as a stormy morning turned into a most beautiful afternoon. Morning anglers that fished inshore had an excellent catch of Gray Trout. Gray Trout continued to bite this afternoon and anglers also had nice catches of Speckled Trout. Spanish Mackerel fishing was excellent, as well as Red Drum bites.

Near shore anglers returned with good catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.

Offshore, anglers returned with both gaffer and bailer Dolphin. The Blackfin Tuna bite was good today. No Billfish were released today.

Citations:

Al Stone of Leesburg, VA: 47"and 42" Red Drum releases on Tradition.

Amy Stone of Leesburg, VA: 42" Red Drum release on Tradition.

Sandra Detwiler of Everett, PA: 41" and 44" Red Drum releases on Tradition.

Laura Stone of Leesburg, VA: 41" Red Drum release on Tradition.

Justin Powell of Philipsburg, PA: 49" Red Drum release on Fingeance.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Weather was warm and a little breezy with boats catching a fair amount of Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna. Billfish were seen and a few were released. Inshore boats were seeing Spanish Mackerel and Red Drum. Some night gigging Flounder trips coming up tonight as well. Bite Me released a Sailfish.

Bite Me: Adam Templin of Prosperity, SC released a Sailfish.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great weather with hot sun shining down on us for a change. Improved Dolphin fishing from yesterday, a few Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fish included: Triggers, Vermilion Snapper and Jacks. Inshore fishing included Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Lots of citation size Drum were released, Sound Bound released 8 over 40"

Citations

Tightline: Katarina French of Castleton, VA released a Red Drum. Jeremy Clem of Flint, Va released a Black Drum.

Bill Clough Ford*private boat*: Noah Bonds Jr. of Williamston, NC released a Sailfish.

Tuna Duck: Victor Stewart of Midlothian, VA released a Sailfish. 

Tradition: Peter Wann of Alexandria, VA released a Red Drum. Anoush Rashidi of Fort Washington, MD released a Red Drum.

Good Times: Eric Moore of Tabernacle, NJ released an 85" Shark. Dylan Moore of Tabernacle, NJ caught a 50lb Grouper. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

No boats fished the Sound today, but the offshore fleet made it to the Gulfstream. Seas were a little choppy but fishing was fine. They returned to the dock with good catches of Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and a scattered catch of Albacore. One Sailfish was released! Boats that bottom fished caught Amberjack and Grouper. Amberjack weight range from 51 to 70 pounds! Groupers were 28 to 30 pounds!

Today's Citations:

Eric Eddy of Woodbridge, VA - Released a Sailfish on Bite Me

Stephan Thomas of Chester, VA - 72lb Amberjack on Good Times

Robert Lawrence of Chesapeake, VA - 51lb Amberjack on Good Times

Jeffery Lavender of Portsmouth, VA - 28lb Grouper on Good Times

Faisal Adam of Sylva, NC - 30lb Grouper on Predator

 

 

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