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, October 25, 2021
It was a rough day offshore today but some of the big boats made it out and had a good day. The King Mackerel fishing was off the hook with several citations issued. They also had some bailer Dolphin, Wahoo and good Blackfin Tuna. Carolina Girl released a Blue Marlin. Our inshore boat filled a cooler with big Bluefish.
It looks like the weather is not going to cooperate this week. Most of the boats are in watching the weather mode. We'll have to see how it goes for the rest of the week.
Scott Anderson of Two Rivers, WI caught a 32lb. and a 34lb. King Mackerel on Calypso
Jim Green of White Settlement, TX caught a 37lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Mark Roy of Reedville, VA caught a 43lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Ben Ames Jr. of Reedville, VA caught a 43lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Edward Fortuato of Fredericksburg, VA caught a 51lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Tom Hedgpeth of Reedville, VA caught a 29lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Christopher Adkins of Moyock, NC released a Blue Marlin on Carolina Girl
Sunday, October 24, 2021
A beautiful morning turned into a beautiful afternoon and evening. A few of the big boats ventured out today and were met with success. They had good fishing. They caught bailer Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. The nearshore boat had good catches of King Mackerel. Our inshore boats that ventured out into the sound got on the Red Drum, some Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Morgan West of Durham, NC caught a 52lb. King Mackerel on Gambler
Brennan Mange of Durham, NC caught a 38lb. King Mackerel on Gambler
Al West of Durham, NC caught a 30lb. 5oz. King Mackerel on Gambler
Saturday, October 23, 2021
A beautiful sunrise dawned on the offshore fleet out on the fishing grounds this morning. The big boats had a pretty good day with a few King Mackerel, good Dolphin catching, a few Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Hatteras Blue released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had a good day filling coolers with big Bluefish.
They'll be back out there tomorrow and hopefully, it will be tight lines for everyone.
Nathan Steele of Dodwell, VA released a 35" Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Thomas Hall of Montpelier, VA caught a 39lb. King Mackerel on Hatteras Blue
Robert Hage of Hardy, VA caught a 34lb. King Mackerel on Calypso
Donald Hodson of Roanoke, VA caught a 39lb. King Mackerel on Calypso
Curtis Hudson of Wilmington, NC caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Rick McDaniel of Tulsa, OK caught a 55lb. Wahoo on Release
Hunter Smith of Powhatan, VA caught a 60lb. Wahoo on Predator
Friday, October 22, 2021
The big boats stayed tied to the docks today due to windy conditions. Inshore boats had a good day in the sound with Bluefish and Red Drum. Tomorrow looks like all of the boats will be heading out.
If you're on the island and in the village, come on down around 4:00 pm and watch the day's catch hit the docks.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Lots of boats headed offshore to help their parties fill their coolers, and they didn't disappoint. King Mackerel fishing was excellent, with catches of Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna as well.
Inshore boats had catches of Bluefish, big Spanish Mackerel, and Red Drum
Chaser- Calvin Lindsey of Lynchburg, VA caught a 38.5 lb King Mackerel
Calypso-Matthew Walthall of Poquoson, VA caught a 30lb King Mackerel
Elizabeth Walthall of Poquoson, VA caught a34lb King Mackerel
Bite Me- Jason Miller of Stephens City, VA caught an 87lb Wahoo and a 39lb King Mackerel
Greg Grose of Middletown, VA caught 31lb and 34lb King Mackerel
Mark Moran of Alexandria, VA caught a 41lb King Mackerel
Elton McIntosh of Silver Spring, MD caught a 39lb King Mackerel
Good Times- Aaron Heinie of Manchester, MD caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna
Luke Hochheiser of Manchester, MD 32lb Blackfin Tuna
Dylan Ewen of Woodbine, MD caught a 35lb Blackfin Tuna
Rick McDaniel of Tolsa, OK caught a 42lb King Mackerel
Release- Rick Foard of Warrenton, VA caught a 32lb and 50lb King Mackerel
Garan Digges of Bealeton, VA caught a 36lb and a 44lb King Mackerel
Garrett Wyatt of Marshall, VA caught 31lb and 44lb King Mackerel
Hatteras Blue- Dan Goodwin caught a 39lb King Mackerel
Shawn Butterfield of Locust, VA caught a 40lb King Mackerel
James Snyder of Spotsylvania, VA caught a 43lb King Mackerel
Chris Doan Adamstown, MD caught 40lb King Mackerel
Carolina Girl- William McCall of York, PA caught a 40lb and 51lb King Mackerel
Thomas Doan of Buxton, NC caught a 35lb King Mackerel
Catherine Brondhurst of Buxton, NC caught a 49lb King Mackerel
Jared Buker of Avon, NC caught a 52lb King Mackerel
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Offshore boats had catches of Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, big Spanish Mackerel and some bottomfish; Triggerfish, B-liners and Sea Bass
Inshore anglers had catches of Bluefish, Drum and Speckled Trout
Thomas Snoddy of Palmyra, VA caught a 6lb and 8lb Spanish Mackerel
David Gilmore of Glade Hill, VA caught a 32 lb King Mackerel
Steven Martin of Ocean City, MD caught a 32lb Blackfin Tuna
Ernest Wagner of Forest, VA caught an 8lb Spanish Mackerel and a 31lb Blackfin Tuna
George Carroll of Rustburg, VA caught a 7lb and 8lb Spanish Mackerel
Noah Kline of Manchester, MD caught a 33lb Blackfin Tuna
Lawrence Heinie of Manchester, MD caught 29lb Blackfin Tuna
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
It was a beautiful, calm day today and the big boats were cut loose from the dock. They scrapped out a day of bottom fishing. Catches included a few King Mackerel, B-liners, and Triggerfish. Inshore boats had a good day catching their limits of Bluefish, Red Drum and a couple of False Albacore.
It looks like they'll be back at it again tomorrow. Hopefully, it'll be tight lines for all.
Monday, October 18, 2021
The wind is still blowing so it was another day of the big boats staying tied to the docks. Our inshore boat Black Pearl was able to have an excellent day. It was a stellar Red Drum day with mainly keepers and big Bluefish.
It looks like tomorrow the wind will lay enough for the big boats to be untied.
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