Welcome to the Hatteras Harbor Marina Fishing Report.
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
It started out to be a pretty and calm day this morning. By the time the big boats returned to the dock the wind had picked up a little out of the SW. It was a scrappy day for some and for others it was a very good live bait day. They had real good King Mackerel and big Blackfin Tuna. Along with some Dolphin and a little Tunny. They also had a Barracuda and a couple of Cobia. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish and Bluefin Tuna were spotted around and are starting to show up. Inshore boats had their limits of Spanish Mackerel, limits on some pretty keeper Red Drum today and big Bluefish.
Tomorrow looks to be a blow day with strong North winds from a cold front going through. Monday may be more of a fishable day.
Tim Dantas of Forest, VA released a 78" Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Friday, October 15, 2021
The big boats got to the fishing grounds looking at a pretty sunrise. It was a beautiful day out there and the fish were biting. They had King Mackerel and Wahoo slung over the gunnels along with some bailer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Nearshore the Spanish Mackerel were biting. Inshore boats had a great day too with catches of Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout and big Bluefish.
Tomorrow is looking like another pretty day until the cold front comes through tomorrow evening.
Karen Lunceford of Aylett, VA caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue
Eric Singer of Tucson, AZ caught a 7lb. Spanish Mackerel on Hatteras Blue
Jay Wagner Jr. of Mechanicsville, VA caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
John Bower Jr. of Henrico, VA caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Some of the big boats went out to the fishing grounds this morning and were successful in catching some fish and Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish. They had good King Mackerel fishing along with some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna and a few bottom fish. Nearshore catches were made up of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Inshore boats had some good Red Drum fishing.
Danny Smith of Raleigh, NC released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Lesley Kelley of Atlanta, GA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Tucker Cardwell of Raleigh, NC caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Jason Chandler of Marietta, GA caught a 42lb. King Mackerel on Release
John Querry of Choctaw, OK caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Waters were still choppy from the blow. But we did have a few boats venture offshore. They had catches of some king mackerel and bottom fish. Along with a few dolphin and wahoo.
Inshore had excellent catches of red drum and a few bluefish.
The weather is suppose to improve.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
A few of the big boats were back at it today. They were in a Dolphin daze. Bailer Dolphin and a couple of Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats had a very good day with Red Drum in slot size and citation. They also caught some pretty Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
The anglers and the fish had something in common, they were all wet.
Chris Galentine of Centerville, OH caught a 5lb. 2oz. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Gabriel Jones of Clinton, TN released a 50" Red Drum on Hook Up
Sunday, October 10, 2021
All of the boats stayed tied to the docks today except for 2 inshore boats. Fingeance ventured out and got on the Red Drum. Of course, Drum love windy days. He also had plenty of Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Due to an unnamed tropical system off of our coast, the boats don't look to be going out tomorrow. We will see what happens as this system is getting closer.
Mark Mueller of Indian Trail, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Fingeance
Saturday, October 09, 2021
It was an early and wet day today. Big boats stayed tied to the docks and will tomorrow too. A couple of inshore boats went out this morning and had an excellent morning of big Red Drum and big Bluefish.
The weather is calling for us to have gale winds with chances of flooding by sound and ocean this evening through to tomorrow morning. The boats will all be staying home and staying safe.
Clint Leatherwood of Troutman, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Fingeance
Friday, October 08, 2021
Just a few of the big boats ventured out to the fishing grounds this morning. They were in pursuit of the fins and they were successful with Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, some Dolphin and bottom fish including Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish. Inshore boats had some Bluefish, some Speckled Trout and good Cobia catching.
The weekend is not looking very fishing-friendly for the big boats. The inshore boats might still be able to get out, we'll have to see what blows in.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
3 boats headed offshore this morning with Rick Kiger and his friends, even though fishing was a little slow the guys said they had a great time as always. They released 3 Sailfish and caught Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna.
Inshore anglers had a great time catching Drum, Speckled Trout and Bluefish
Richard Novak of Port Washington, NY released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
A hand full of boats headed offshore today. they reported kinda slow. There were a few Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and King Mackerel caught. There were also some Bottomfish boated; Triggerfish and B-liners.
Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout, Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
This morning started out a little stormy but turned beautiful as the sun rose. A few of the big boats headed out under some clouds but the sun dominated as it filled the sky. They managed to sling some Dolphin and a few Wahoo over the sides along with some bottom fish which included B-liners and Triggerfish. Inshore boats got on the Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and even a couple of Cobia along with a few False Albacore.
Monday, October 04, 2021
Another day in the fishing books. Several of the big boats departed for the fishing grounds this morning. They had a pretty good day with Wahoo and gaffer and bailer Dolphin hitting the decks along with some Blackfin Tuna and bottom fish with B-liners and Triggerfish. Release released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats caught their limits of Speckled Trout and Bluefish this morning and some keeper Red Drum.
Ethan Carroll of Vale, NC caught a 45lb. 6oz. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Sunday, October 03, 2021
It was prettier today than it was yesterday if that's possible. A few of the big boats headed out this morning and were able to hook up with some Dolphin, in both gaffers and bailers. They also had a couple of Wahoo, scattered Blackfin Tuna and good bottom fishing with B-liners and Triggerfish. The inshore boats and a good day catching Speckled Trout, Bluefish and keeper Red Drum.
It looks like another pretty day tomorrow. We'll see what the sunrise brings.
Saturday, October 02, 2021
It was a cool, misty morning when the big boats parted the water. The fish hit the docks under sunny, warm skies. They brought back Wahoo, bailer Dolphin, some Blackfin Tuna and Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish. They also had some good bottom fishing with B-liners and Triggerfish on the menu. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Kathy Hamilton of Denton, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Julia Gunderson of Cincinnati, OH caught a 6lb. 8oz. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
John Rust of Independence, KY caught a 6lb. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
Friday, October 01, 2021
A beautiful October morning turned into a beautiful October afternoon. It started out a little chilly but by the time the boats tied up it had warmed up quite a bit. It was a little slow fishing today for the big boats. They had some bottom fish as in, B-liners, Triggerfish and Sea Bass along with bailer Dolphin, Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Predator released a Sailfish. The inshore boats put some slot-size Red Drum, Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish on ice.
Charlie Smith of Penn Larid, VA caught a 54lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Brian Pollard of Chesterfield, VA released a Sailfish on Predator
Thursday, September 30, 2021
A lot of the mates were readying the boats to head offshore today. They helped their parties bring Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna in the boats. There were also some bottom fish caught; B-liners, Triggerfish and Tilefish.
Inshore anglers enjoyed a pretty day on the water catching, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Drum and Spanish Mackerel
Loni Dieterich of Pisgah Forrest, NC released a 50" Red Drum on Relentless
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Just a few boats geared up to head offshore, they reported slow fishing. They had catches of Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. Bite Me released a Sailfish
All of the inshore boats were fishing today, they reported good catches of Speckled Trout, Drum and Bluefish
Harold Elliott of Laurel, DE released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The big boats slipped through the inlet this morning to a beautiful sunrise. It was scrappy fishing for some of them with some Wahoo and bailer Dolphin being slung over the gunnels. They also slung some Blackfin Tuna. Nearshore boats had Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel while inshore boats had their limits of slot-size Red Drum, Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
The week looks like sunny skies with intermittent gusty winds. We will see what the sunrise brings because one thing we do know, the sun will rise tomorrow.
Peter Nekhay of Menlo, GA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Debra Dickson of Fort Mill, SC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Jeanne Ruff of Salisbury, MD caught a 49lb. Wahoo on Predator
Monday, September 27, 2021
It was a beautiful day in the fishing neighborhood today. The fishing part was kind of slow. The big boats released a few Sailfish and caught some Dolphin in the bailer variety. They also had a few Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. The inshore boats had a good day catching keeper Red Drum, some Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Ryan Hinchcliff of Surprise, AZ released a Sailfish on Predator
Zachary Lane of Salem, OH released a Sailfish on Calypso
Haven Barnhill of Lexington, GA released a Sailfish on Release
Sunday, September 26, 2021
It was a little windy today but not enough to keep the big boats tied up. The Wahoo fishing was very good. The bailer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna also hit the decks along with a couple of Albacore, and assorted bottom fish like Be-liners and Grouper. The inshore boats had lots of Speckled Trout, some Bluefish and Sea Mullet and some Red Drum. The nearshore boat had Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Mike Bercovitz of Savannah, GA caught a 42lb. Wahoo on Predator
Ted Ryan Estampador of Norfolk, VA caught a 48lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue