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!
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Another windy day for the big boats but it doesn't stop the inshore boats. The Drum loves to bite on windy days and today was no different. Some Speckled Trout showed up too.
11-year-old Levi Cardillo of McDonald, PA snagged a citation 6lb. 3oz. Speckled Trout. Way to go Levi lots of big fish in your future.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
A blustery but beautiful day today. Only the inshore boats took advantage of the fishing. Most caught their limits of Red Drum and some Speckled Trout. Speckles are "specktackler" eating fish. Very good fried with coleslaw and hushpuppies or fries. The next few days look to be windy as well. Hopefully, the big boats won't be tied to the dock for long.
Matt Strippey of Laurel, MD caught a 6.7lb. Speckled Trout on Hook Up
Monday, May 03, 2021
The day started out sunny and warm with the promise of hooking some fish. Offshore boats had success with some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna along with some King Mackerel, Dolphin and some bottom fish. They had a wet and stormy return to the dock as a thunderstorm rolled through. It was scrappy fishing for the Inshore boats but they managed to get a hook into a few Red Drum.
Ivy Carey of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Release
Leeandrew Stoltzfus of Williamsburg, IN caught a 20.6lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Omer Fisher of Fountain City, IN caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Ervin Stoltzfus of Williamsburg, IN caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Beautiful day today and the boats were able to get to the fishing grounds. Offshore boats had a pretty good day with Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, some Wahoo, some King Mackerel and Dolphin hitting the decks. Tomorrow is looking good so far, weather-wise. Inshore boats had excellent Red Drum fishing with some Bluefish and Trout in the mix. Two Sailfish were released on Sea Creature.
Trina Gebhart of Willowstreet, PA and Robert Wolpert of Lancaster, PA each Released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Michael Hodgson of Rosedale, MD released a 47" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Daniel Greer of Sparks, MD released a 45" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Forrest Wright of Whitwell, TN caught a 38lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Saturday, May 01, 2021
The wind was too stiff for the offshore boats this morning and didn't let up until too late this afternoon. Tomorrow will hopefully be calmer. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum again with some Trout being caught. Adventure, Hook Up, Tightline, Black Pearl and Gambler got on the keeper Drum with a couple of citation big Drum being released.
Ken Marl of Sanford, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Hook Up
David Maggs of Chapel Hill, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Eric Linder of Pensacola, FL released a 49" Red Drum on Gambler
Friday, April 30, 2021
It was a sunny but breezy day today. Inshore had fun Red Drum fishing. A few of the offshore boats may try to go out tomorrow if the wind cooperates.
Inshore boats caught some nice keeper Drum.
Brian Ratlief of Richmond, VA released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It was a pretty windy day in Hatteras today. No big boats went out but the inshore boats did. The Red Drum likes to be hooked on windy days and the little boats helped them out with that. It was excellent Red Drum fishing for all of the inshore boats.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
A beautiful warm day in paradise today. Mostly everyone went fishing this morning. Offshore boats had a day scrapped out with some King Mackerel caught along with a few Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Along with some bottom fish. Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Bite Me released a couple of Tunnys.
Inshore boats were on the Red Drum and Hang On caught some pretty Puppy Drum. Some Hatteras-style Drum would be the ticket for some good eating.
Black Pearl caught Red Drum and some Ribbonfish.
Jeremy Fisher of Millersville, MD caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna and Randy Gaigler of Parkville, MD caught a 28lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Monday, April 26, 2021
A few big boats went out today and had a couple of King Mackerel, Dolphin and Yellowfin Tuna with some Tunnys and Amberjacks. Inshore boats had Ribbonfish and some pretty Red Drum. Some good eating fish.
Randall Rader of Springfield, VA released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Boats stayed tied to the docks today due to high winds. Hopefully, they'll get back to fishing tomorrow weather permitting. Tuesday looks to be the better day for going out. Our marina store is still open if you'd like to come in and take a look at all of our new items and check out our t-shirts. We have Big Rock shirts in stock. We also have our 2021 captain's shirts. Or just come in to say hello.
It was excellent Red Drum fishing for a couple of our inshore boats. Hook Up and Black Pearl got into them today. Drum likes to show on windy days.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Started out to be a pretty day with most of the offshore boats going out. By the end, the showers moved in. It was scrappy fishing with a couple of Dolphin, some Wahoo and a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna making the trip back to the dock. Inshore boats had another day of Red Drum with a few citations and Ribbonfish. Biggest Ribbonfish they've ever seen for some captains.
Teresa Warburton of Bridgeton, NJ released a 41" Red Drum on Hang On
Jeremy Warburton of Bridgeton, NJ released a 41" Red Drum on Hang On
James Richards of Bealton, VA released a 46" and a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Michael Whetzel of Tomsbrook, VA released a 45" Red Drum on Adventure
Jeffrey Maynard of Thaxton, VA caught a 28lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
McKenzie Cook of Gastonia, NC caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
David Sosebee of Gastonia, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Howard Collmar of Gastonia, NC caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
John Nein of West Point, VA caught a 50.3lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Friday, April 23, 2021
A little bumpy this morning for the offshore boats, but was pretty this afternoon. A variety of fish were caught for sport and the table. They consisted of good numbers of bottom fish, few blackfin, yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo and some king mackerel. Yum!Yum!
What a nice day to be inshore reeling in the big red drum. One Captain said it was epic.
Black Pearl: Joshua Mertz of Nazareth, PA released 8 red drum
Charlie Bois of Nantucket, MA released 2 red drum
Sarah Bois of Nantucket, MA released 1 red drum
Carl Bois of Nantucket, MA released a red drum
Adventure: Kimberly Ammons of Aylett, Va released 3 red drum
Sandra Elliott of Chesterfield, Va released 3 red drum
Charles Ammons of Aylett, Va released 3 red drum
Steve Berkley of Meherrin, Va released 3 red drum
Good Times: Civde Glenn of Church Rd, Va caught a 22lb blackfin tuna
Carolina Girl: Henry Rawls of Powhatan, VA caught a 34lb blackfin tuna
James Stage of Midlothian, VA caught a 31lb blackfin tuna
Hook Up: Jamison Smith of Topping, VA released 7 red drum
Karl Bassett of Easton, MD released 7 red drum
Andrew Hooper of Locust Hill, VA released 7 red drum
Jeremy Hooper of Saluda, VA released 7 red drum
John Nein of West Point, VA released 7 red drum
Joseph Crump of West Point, VA released 7 red drum
Release: Mark Komraus of Monaca, PA caught a 46lb wahoo
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
A few big boats ventured offshore today and caught their share of Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum for another day.
Larry Parks of Warrenton, VA caught a 46 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Allen Gingerich of Ft. Valley, VA caught a 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Kai Gingerich of Edinburg, VA caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Luke Gingerich of Woodstock, VA caught a 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Harold Porter of Danville, VA caught a 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Dave Sarnoski of Lancaster, MA caught a 31 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Chip Wilson of Lunenburg, MA caught a 42 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
If you're on the island stop by our marina store and check out all of the new items we are getting in every day and maybe book a trip while you're here.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Scrappy fishing for the big boats today. They had scattered Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin. Inshore boats had their share of Red Drum again today. Hatteras Fever II caught a Bluefin Tuna.
Chris Critics of Collbran, CO caught a 67 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
David Limble of Cortez, CO caught a 71" Bluefin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Henry Gensheimer of Marshfield, MA caught a 91.5 lb. Wahoo on Predator
Monday, April 19, 2021
Nice thundershowers this afternoon let the sun shine as the big boats unloaded their catch. King Mackerel, Dolphin, Wahoo and the Tunas, Yellowfin and Blackfin hit the dock. Tuna Duck released the first Blue Marlin of the season. Black Pearl got on the Red Drum again this morning.
Danny Wilcox of Banner Elk, NC released a 107" Blue Marlin
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Warmer temps and a mostly cloudy sky saw most of the boats going out today. Offshore had some Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum action again today.
Paul Heisig of York, SC released a 46" Red Drum on Adventure
Ross Pusaterl of Louisville, OH released 2 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Joseph Pusaterl of Orrville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Dominic Pusaterl of Louisville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Mary Joyner of Hatteras, NC released 2 49" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Rom Whitaker of Hatteras, NC released 2 47" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Jason Hanna of Doylestown, PA caught a 25.4 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Adam Bash of Doylestown, PA caught a 22.6 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Dunford Okoth of Raleigh, NC caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Clyde Owino of Durham, NC caught a 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Donie Lang of Garner, NC caught a 27 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Gerald Okoth caught a 29 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Joshua Meadows of Church Road, VA caught a 20.3 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Luci New of Concord, NC caught a 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Maggy Linka of Greensboro, NC caught a 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
John Wassel of Concord, NC caught a 21.6 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Chilly conditions today didn't slow the fishing down. Offshore boats had pretty good Yellowfin catches along with a few Blackfin Tuna, some Dolphin, a few Wahoo and a few King Mackerel. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum again.
Jason Strength of Signal Mountain, TN caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck
Jonathan Inglett of Stafford, VA caught a 22.4lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Friday, April 16, 2021
It turned out to be a beautiful day on the water today. Offshore boats headed out in some chop this morning but the wind backed off and the seas calmed down. They caught a couple of Dolphin, some Wahoo and scattered Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats had citation Red Drum again today.
Daniel Gray of Chesapeake, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Deiv Van Sickle of Lexington, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Adventure
Kent Cook of Newton, NC released a 46" and a 48" Red Drum on Adventure
Owen Van Sickle of Hickory, NC released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Andrew Van Sickle of Hickory, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Hook Up
Craig Carter of Fairview, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Another blustery day on the water but not breezy enough for the inshore boats. It was excellent Red Drum fishing for them today. Tightline and Black Pearl were on them again.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The wind let up for today and the boats took advantage of it. The offshore boats had good catches of Yellowfin Tuna with a few Wahoo and Dolphin being caught. They also had a few Blackfin Tuna and a lot of Albacore. Inshore boats were on the Puppy Drum again and some citation Red Drum. Red Drum is a fine-eating fish, especially when it's Hatteras Style Stewed Drum.
Clay Gingrich of Hollidaysburg, PA released a 48" and a 49" Red Drum on Adventure
Kevin Clark released a 48" Red Drum on Adventure
Brian Luna of Williamsburg, VA caught a 45lb. Wahoo on Chaser