When it comes to charter boat fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the name Hatteras and world class fishing go hand in hand…
Either offshore or inshore, Hatteras has it all and no one takes fishing more seriously than the captains and mates of the Hatteras Harbor Marina Charter Fleet. The largest and most experienced in the area, the fleet enjoys one of the shortest runs to the gulfstream where an abundance of fish is caught year round. From marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin and wahoo offshore to speckled trout, flounder, striped bass and red drum inshore our fleet is ready to serve your needs. Boats return to the docks between 4-5pm it's a great treat for the whole family to watch the catches hit the dock.
Bring the entire family and enjoy uncrowded pristine beaches amid a relaxed atmosphere where southern hospitality is at its best!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
High winds kept all boats at the dock today.
Offshore: Bailer Dolphin Fish vs. Gaffer Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi)
The Mahi Mahi like to travel in schools. A school of Dolphin weighing 3 to 10 pounds are considered Bailers. They are usually caught from a drifting boat using light tackle.
Gaffer Dolphin weigh from 15 to 20+ pounds. They are usually caught while trolling. Because of their size, a gaff is needed to get the fish onto the boat. A Dolphin weighing 35+ pounds will earn you a NC Saltwater Citation. (that's good!) The current NC limit for Dolphin is 60 per boat per day.
Inshore: Puppy Drum vs. Red Drum (Red Fish)
The Red Drum like the Dolphin, like to travel in schools. A juvenile Red Drum weighing 6 to 8 pounds is considered a Puppy Drum.
A mature Red Drum is near or over 27" and can weigh from 10+ pounds. Anything over 40" is catch and release and must be released, however, you will receive an NC Saltwater Citation!
The North Carolina State record for a Red Drum was caught right here on Hatteras Island in 1984. 94 pounds 20ounces.
10 out of 16 Red Drum World Record fish were caught in North Carolina............
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Red Drum fishing continues to be good inshore. Flounder and Bluefish catches were good today in the Pamlico Sound.
Offshore, Dolphin made a better showing today with limits of bailers and some gaffers. The Wahoo bite was scattered. Vermillion Snapper and Gray Tilefish helped to fill the fish box.
We would love to help you plan your next fishing adventure whether inshore or offshore. We also offer make-up charters for offshore fishing. We have accommodations for fishing parties or family groups. Harbor Deli is open daily (except Sunday) for breakfast and lunch. Call 1-800-676-4939 for more information.
Offshore Charter Fishing
Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin are among the many fish our charter fleet will encounter in the gulfstream water off Hatteras. The boats depart at 6:00 am and arrive back at the dock from 4:00-5:00 pm. Bring your family down and watch the boats unload their catches!
Inshore Charter Fishing
Inshore anglers can book either full or half-day trips. A typical half-day trip leaves the dock at 7:00 am and returns at 11:30am, docking long enough to grab lunch. At 12:30 pm, the inshore fleet heads back out and will return at 5:00 pm.