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!
Monday, November 22, 2021
A couple of our inshore boats ventured out today before the wind picked up and the rain started. Hook Up had a catch of Triggerfish, Sea Bass and an Octopus. Black Pearl had a good catch of Speckled Trout and slot-size Red Drum. The big boats stayed tied up and it looks like Thanksgiving day will be the pretty weather day.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
It was a gorgeous fall day today. Dawn broke on calm seas and balmy temperatures. A few of the big boats parted the water this morning. They slung their limits of King Mackerel over the gunnels along with a few Amberjacks and African Pompano. Our inshore boat Island Time caught some keeper-sized Red Drum.
Olivia Rooks of Hatteras, NC caught a 36lb. King Mackerel on Calypso
Terrence Beamon of Va. Beach, VA caught a 35lb. King Mackerel on Release
Carlton Bivens, Sr. of Chesapeake, VA caught a 40lb. and a 55lb. King Mackerel on Release
Nathaniel Howard of Smithfield, VA caught a 60lb. King Mackerel on Release
The NWS issued a Gale Warning for our coastal waters starting tomorrow evening. It looks like there won't be much fishing going on the next few days. We wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving this week.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
It was another blustery day today with small craft advisories being dropped early this morning. A NE wind was still stiff enough to put a few white caps on the sound. The big boats stayed tied up but our inshore boat Black Pearl had an excellent day of Red Drum fishing. We all know by now that Red Drum love to bite on windy days. It's looking like tomorrow will have a couple of the big boats cutting loose from the dock and venturing out to the fishing grounds.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
One boat headed offshore with their charter today, they return with a pretty good catch of King mackerel
Inshore boats had catches of Red Drum and Speckled Trout
William McBride of Charlotte, NC caught a 36lb King Mackerel on Release
Milo Kincaid of Grant, FL caught a 31lb King Mackerel on Release
Clint Reese of Raleigh, NC caught a39lb King Mackerel on Release
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
A few boats geared up to head offshore this morning with their anglers, they were kept busy reeling in King Mackerel. One of the inshore boats went out in the ocean on this beautiful almost slick calm day to one of the nearshore wrecks and caught a limit of Sea Bass, some Triggerfish, and King Mackerel.
Gary Gilbert of Sanford, NC caught a 40lb King Mackerel on Black Pearl
Michael Hogbin of Hedgesville, WV caught a 38lb King Mackerel on Calypso
Barbara Cumberland of Kearneysville, WV caught a 30lb King Mackerel on Calypso
Amber Copeland of Manns Harbor, NC caught a 54lb King Mackerel on Hatteras Blue
Ronald Brown of Clinton,MD caught a 32lb King Mackerel on Release
Michael Buchanan of Clinton,MD caught a 56lb King Mackerel on Release
Jerohn Anderson of Clinton,MD caught a 58lb King Mackerel on Release
Otis Duffie of Severn,MD caught a 50lb King Mackerel on Release
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
It was a beautifully calm day today and only slightly chilly. The big boats stayed tied up but our inshore boat Black Pearl headed out to the ocean (that's how calm it was) and had an excellent day of catching Red Drum and King Mackerel.
Josh Huggins of Council, NC caught a 30lb. King Mackerel on Black Pearl
A couple of big boats are booked to go out tomorrow. We'll see what the sunrise brings.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
A chilly sunrise dawned on a handful of boats this morning. Only one was charter fishing. Inshore boats saw an excellent Red Drum day. The Release was back at it again today. They had a good catch of King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna hit the dock. Our inshore boat Black Pearl had limits of Red Drum to fill their coolers.
Joseph Hall of Hampstead, NC caught a 27lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Hunter Hodge of Middlesex, NC caught a 55lb. King Mackerel and a 30lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Merle Katalinic of Hampstead, NC caught a 30lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Harold Meadows of Hampstead, NC caught a 29lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Caroline Batten of Kenly, NC caught a 35lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Tomorrow looks to be even chillier and the wind is forecast to do what it does in Hatteras, breeze up. Only time will tell if the forecast is right.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
It was a pretty day around here today, which is becoming hit or miss. Several of the big boats parted the water this morning. Most scrapped out a day of catching some Blackfin Tuna and a few Dolphin with both gaffers and bailers and the Release caught a Swordfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum, Sheepshead and Black Drum.
Tom Patterson of Lexington Park, MD caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Greg Howard of New Ulm, MN caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Ricky Fortune of Hatteras, NC caught a 385lb. Swordfish on Release
Thursday, November 11, 2021
It was a beautiful day for King Mackerel fishing. The big boats stayed in while a few of our inshore boats went fishing. Black Pearl had some pretty Kings along the beach. Saturday looks to be a good fishing day with little wind.
Victor Schaff of Charlottesville, VA caught a 30lb. and a 31lb. King Mackerel on Black Pearl
William Marrs of Mocksville, NC caught a 24lb Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue
Grant Marrs of Advance, NC caught a 31lb Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
It's been a pretty windy last few days and the big boats were finally able to be cut loose from the dock. A few of them headed out under sunny skies and a lot calmer seas. The fish were biting and the anglers were catching. They caught some King Mackerel, Wahoo, Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna.
Inshore boats had an excellent Red Drum day. The next couple of days look to be good so far. Friday is looking like the wind will pick back up again for a day with a calmer weekend only to blow again on Monday and Tuesday. As usual, we will see what the weather brings.
Harrison Schaff of Raleigh, NC caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Jonathan Maulden of Raleigh, NC caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Carl Walker of Concord, NC caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Thursday, November 04, 2021
It's been another day of wind and reports calling for it to not let up until next Tuesday. I guess we'll have to wait and see on that. Meanwhile, the big boats stayed put. Our inshore boat Hook Up did go out today and made some anglers happy. They had some nice Red Drum and big Bluefish.
The weather reports are calling for the wind to pick up some for a few days and they have extended that forecast until next week. All eyes will be on the weather.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
The big boats had to take a blow day today and stayed tied to the docks. The weather does not look like it will be fishable offshore for much of the week this week.
Our inshore boat Black Pearl slipped out today and reported excellent Red Drum and big Bluefish catching. On windy days like today, the Drum love to bite.
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Tuesday, November 02, 2021
A few boats headed offshore this morning, they returned with catches of Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and some bottom fish; Sea Bass, Triggerfish and B-liners
Inshore boats had catches of Red Drum
Mark Brooks of Burlington, NC caught a 42lb King Mackerel on Hatteras Blue
George Jacobs of Ship Bottom, NJ caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna on Release
Randy Orrison of Bluemont, VA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Monday, November 01, 2021
A few boats headed offshore today, they had catches of King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna.
Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish
Just one boat fished inshore, they caught a limit of Red Drum
Sunday, October 31, 2021
The wind kicked up pretty good this morning and Release was the only boat to leave the dock. They were able to sling a Wahoo and a limit of Dolphin over the gunnels. It looks like a few more boats will be going out tomorrow.
We hope everyone is enjoying this spooktacular weather and have a happy Halloween.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
A few of the big boats managed to get past the inlet this morning. It was worth the trip. They had catches of Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin that were in the bailer and gaffer size, Wahoo and Calypso released a Blue Marlin. They also had some bottom fish like B-liners. Inshore boats had catches of Red Drum and big Bluefish. The anglers were happy.
The wind is supposed to pick back up this evening but we will see how it goes with the rising of the sun in the morning.
Matthew Davis of Greensboro, NC released a Blue Marlin on Calypso.
Friday, October 29, 2021
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Thursday, October 28, 2021
A few boats headed offshore, they reported kind of scrappy fishing. There were a few King Mackerel, Blackfins and bottom fish caught; Triggerfish, Sea Bass and B-liners. Carolina Girl releases a White Marlin.
Inshore boats had a great day catching limits of Bluefish and some Red Drum
Brian Allen of Mooresville, NC released a White Marlin on Carolina Girl
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Only a few inshore boats ventured out today, they were met by some winds but were able to make a day of it. They had good catches of Bluefish and a few Red Drum
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The boats stayed tied to the docks today under a gale warning. Tightline, one of our inshore boats went out this morning and had a good catch of Red Drum and big Bluefish.
The gale warning is being extended so far, until tomorrow evening. When the wind falls out we will have to see if the seas will do the same.