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!
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The feel of autumn is in the air and the smell of fish is everywhere. At least it is here at the dock. The big boats had another beautiful day for the pursuit of the fins. Several Sailfish and 2 Swordfish were released and they had a few bailer size Dolphin along with some Wahoo, a few Blackfin Tuna and a Barracuda. They also had an assortment of bottom fish like Beeliners and Triggerfish. Inshore boats were on the big Bluefish and slot size Red Drum.
If you come down to the dock to see the day's catch, stop in our marina store and check out our gift shop. You just might find the perfect t-shirt or gift that you have to have.
Richard Goodman of Cary, NC released 2 Swordfish on Release
Jack Cardwell of Danbury, NC released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Douglas Wrenn of Leesburg, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Saturday, September 11, 2021
A beautiful day and the big boats were cut loose from the dock this morning in time to see a pretty sunrise on the way to the fishing grounds. Fishing was pretty good with a few Dolphin and some scattered Wahoo hitting the decks. They also had some Blackfin Tuna, a couple of Amberjacks and several Sailfish were released. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout along with Bluefish, Red Drum and the ever-popular eating fish, Sea Mullet. Tomorrow looks to be another good fishing day.
If you're on the island and want to check out the day's catch, come on down to Hatteras Harbor in the afternoon and see the fish hit the docks.
Charles Gaug of Odenton, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Chris Wilkinson of Huntingtown, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Bruce Dunbar of Colorado Springs, CO released a Sailfish on Gambler
Jared Seeloff of Portsmouth, VA released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
James Lewis of Frankford, DE released a 45" Red Drum on Relentless
Friday, September 10, 2021
Fishing today was not for the big boats. Too much swell and too much wind. However, It was very good fishing for the inshore boats. It was a citation Red Drum fishing kind of day. They also had plenty of keeper size Drum and big Bluefish. The weather is looking good for tomorrow and all of the boats will be headed for the fishing grounds in the morning.
Michael Douglas of Moneta, VA released 2 Red Drum 46" and 47" on Black Pearl
Dakota Morrison of Stanley, VA released 2 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Michael Bucci of Pittsburgh, PA released 8 43"-46" Red Drum on Fingeance
Thursday, September 09, 2021
A few hardy anglers went offshore today, they reported scattered catches of Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Release released a Sailfish and Hatteras Fever II released 2 Sailfish
Inshore boats are continuing to get on the Big Drum. There are also keeper Drum being caught. Speckled Trout are still around in good numbers and a few keeper Flounder are being caught
Ryan Toolio of Boardman, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Adam Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Kyle Frazier of Lowellville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Cathy Dowd of Easton, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Bill Dowd of Easton, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Only a few boats offshore today, they had a pretty good day. They had catches of Wahoo, Dolphin, and Blackfin Tuna. The Billfish bite was also pretty good. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish, Good Times released 2 Sailfish, Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish, Carolina Girl released a Sailfish, Predator released a Sailfish.
Inshore boats are still pretty busy with trips. Today they had catches of Flounder, Trout, Bluefish and Drum
Michael Nuzback of Sykesville, MD caught a 47lb Wahoo on Predator
Zac Zylinski of Sykesville, MD released a Sailfish o Predator
Ashley Caldwell of Lancaster, SC released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Jerry Teter of Salisbury, NC released a Sailfish on Good Times
Alexander Mounce of Statesville, NC released a Sailfish on Good Times
Michael Riebe of Big Stone Gap, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Elyse Lombardi of Dever, Co released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Overcast skies and the temperatures are heating back up. The bite has heated back up some too. The big boats had a good day today. They had Dolphin, mostly bailers, and a few Wahoo along with some Blackfin Tuna, a Swordfish and some Snappers and Triggerfish. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Sea Mullet and some Flounder.
Mitchell Soiland of Crested Butte, CO caught a 58lb. Swordfish on Release
Monday, September 06, 2021
Happy Labor Day! Hopefully, you're not actually laboring today and enjoying the beautiful weather. It was scrappy fishing offshore today. Some of the boats did manage to catch a few bailer Dolphin and a couple of Wahoo and Carolina Girl released a Sailfish. The inshore boats had better luck with big Red Drum and some Speckled Trout along with a few Spanish Mackerel and a Flounder.
Shawn White of Henrico, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Samantha Schoffstall of Shermans Dale, PA caught a 5lb. Speckled Trout and released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Laurel Deihl of Carlisle, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Labor Day weekend continues and the weather has been excellent. The big boats had a good day with Blue Marlin and Sailfish releases. They also had some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna hit their decks along with good Dolphin and Wahoo catches. Inshore boats caught their limits of Bluefish and keepable Red Drum again on the calm clear waters of the Atlantic and Pamlico Sound.
Johnny Landis of Marlinton, WV released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Albert Cannon of Hatteras, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Christopher Thurston of Abingdon, VA released 2 Blue Marlins on Release
Jonathan Davis of Tazewell, VA released a 58" Sailfish and a Blue Marlin on Release
Saturday, September 04, 2021
It was a gorgeous September day and the big boats took advantage of it. They had a couple of Sailfish releases along with some good Wahoo catching and some good Dolphin with mostly bailers and a variety of Tuna including Skipjacks, Blackfin and Yellowfin. Inshore boats also took advantage of the gorgeous weather and some were able to fish along the beach and release some citation size, Red Drum. They also had their limits of Bluefish and keeper Drum.
Fish photography courtesy of Tonyia the birthday girl. Happy Birthday Tonyia!
Michael Simpson of Franklin, VA released a Sailfish on Good Times
Whitney Sandlin of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Michael Nichols of Millers Creek, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Hook Up
Lincoln Triplette of Millers Creek, NC released 2 46" Red Drum on Hook Up
Brian Church of Ferguson, NC released 2 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Brandon Bumgarner of Wilkesboro, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Hook Up
Juan Tejeda of Stamford, CT released a 49" Red Drum on Hook Up
Walter Wielgus of Clayton, NJ released a 48" Red Drum on Fingeance
Gary Wielgus of Brookhaven, PA released a 44" Red Drum on Fingeance
Friday, September 03, 2021
Only inshore boats fished today, they had lots of Big Red Drum releases as well as some keeper Red Drum. Bluefish were also plentiful.
Chance Allen of Inwood, WV released 4- 46" Red Drum on Hook Up
Jamies White of Kearneysville, WV released 5- 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Kyle White of Inwood, WV released 4- 47" Red Drum on Hook Up
William Drury of Alexandria, VA released a 47" and 42" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Thursday, September 02, 2021
All of the big boats stayed at the dock today, only the inshore made it out. They had good catches of keeper Red Drum, Big Red Drum releases, Bluefish, Speckled Trout and a few small Flounder.
9 year old Liam Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Corey Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Andrew Laughman of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Cody Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 1-46" Red Drum
Caylor Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
It was another hot August day and most of the big boats were out of the inlet before sunrise. It was scrappy fishing for most. The catch of the day was Dolphin and Wahoo with some Blackfin Tuna and some bottom fish, Tilefish and Grouper. Native Son released a Blue Marlin and a Sailfish. Inshore boats had good catches of keeper Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Kane Hershey of Shippensburg, PA released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
Donald Hershey of Shippensburg, PA released a Sailfish on Native Son
Scott Nessl of Virginia Beach, VA caught an 11lb. 3oz. Tilefish on Good Times
Trevin Bare of Carrollton, VA caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Monday, August 30, 2021
It was a dawn to dusk hot, steamy day. The Blue Marlin may have wanted to get a little air time as their were several released today. They also had some Dolphin and a scattered Wahoo along with some Grouper. Inshore boats had some Amberjacks, citation Red Drum and some pretty Speckled Trout.
The weather may not be fishable starting on Wednesday and we'll have to see what the weekend holds, but as soon as it is fishable, they'll be back at it so get your boat booked.
Carlyle Womble of Waynesboro, VA released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Donna Gibson of Frisco, NC released a Swordfish and caught a 40lb. Grouper on Release
Jason Hoy of Macungie, PA caught a 6lb. 7oz. 29" Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Kim Hoy of Beaver Springs, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Emily Beall of Blaine, MN released a Sailfish on Predator
Charles Meadowcroft of Fridley, MN released a Sailfish on Predator
Paul Platt of Norfolk, VA released a Blue Marlin on Carolina Girl
Sarah Cocherell of Norfolk, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Jayden Platt of Norfolk, VA caught a 60lb. Amberjack on Carolina Girl
Andrew Barden of Norfolk, VA caught a 6lb. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
Kenneth Lancaster of Norfolk, VA caught a 65lb. Amberjack on Carolina Girl
Bryan Knight of Norfolk, VA released a 7lb. Amberjack on Carolina Girl
Sunday, August 29, 2021
The boats left on a swampy morning this morning and returned to a toasty afternoon. It was a Dolphin daze with mostly bailers along with some pretty Blackfin Tuna and bottom fish like Grouper and Tilefish. Good Times and Release each released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had some Speckled Trout and caught their limits of Bluefish and Red Drum.
The next couple of days are looking good weather-wise. Towards the middle to the end of the week, it could be sketchy with the remnants of Ida being an unwelcome visitor. All eyes on the skies.
Lyle Pace of Charlotte, NC released a Sailfish on Release
Michael Powell of Hudson, NC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Chris Moye of Vidalia, GA caught a 10lb. 3oz. Tilefish on Good Times
Jason Pierce of Vidalia, GA caught a 10lb. 6oz. Tilefish on Good Times
Warren Jackson of Mount Vernon, GA released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Saturday, August 28, 2021
It was a beautiful day off the coast of Cape Hatteras today. All of the big boats were cut loose this morning. The Dolphin fishing was good along with some Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were able to fill the coolers with Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Summer is drawing to a close and the days will be getting cooler but the Fall fishing will be starting to heat up. Get yourself booked on a trip and fill your freezer or release a giant and make memories for a lifetime.
Todd Loving of Roanoke, VA caught a 54lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Friday, August 27, 2021
Another hot August day and the big boats went out under dark skies with a beautiful sunrise on the fishing grounds. A few bailer Dolphins hit the decks along with plenty of Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. They also had some bottom fish and released a couple of Sailfish. Good Times released a Blue Marlin. Nearshore boats had King Mackerel, Amberjacks and some Cobia were sighted. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout, Bluefish and some Red Drum in the citation size.
Jolene Walker of West Finley, PA released a Sailfish on Release
Deidre Mulder of Frisco, NC released a 52" Red Drum on Relentless
John Bauer of Chester, VA released a Blue Marlin and caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Zachary Kendrick of Danville, VA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna and a 10lb. 4oz. Tilefish on Good Times
Nicole Fairbanks of Buxton, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Island Time
Chrissy Paz of Buxton, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Island Time
Elizabeth Fairbanks of Buxton, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Island Time
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Hot, clammy weather today. Offshore boats returned with catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and some Bottomfish; Triggerfish and Tilefish
Nearshore fishing produced catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
Back in the sound area boats had catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum,
and a Cobia. One family went sea shelling and catch some sand dollars
Dustin Castle of Glenburnie, MD caught a43lb Cobia on Black Pearl
David Swann of Cadiz, OH caught a 10lb Tilefish and a 27lb Grouper on Good Times
Justin Whiteman of Raleigh, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Tim Wuchter of Raleigh, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Alexander Andrew of Apex, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
We had a few big boats slip through the inlet this morning. They did well with Wahoo and Dolphin with mostly bailers, a limit of Tilefish, Grouper and also a scattering of Blackfin Tuna. They also released a few Sailfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum and the nearshore boat filled the cooler with Bluefish.
Leslie Jelinski of Parma, OH released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Rebecca Spicher of Herndon, VA released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Monday, August 23, 2021
It's been a little breezy inshore and a lot breezy offshore. All of the big boats stayed tied to the dock. The Inshore boats have had a good day today. They have had good catches of Speckled Trout, a few Spanish Mackerel, some pretty keeper Red Drum and some nice catches of Sheepshead.
River Hagerich caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl earning him another citation. He's 2 years old and he has already caught a couple of citation fish. He's a big-time fisherman in a small package.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
The big boats left under clear skies this morning and by the time the fish hit the dock, it was under dark clouds. A couple of boats had a near-miss with Blue Marlin. They did bring home the meat fish of bailer Dolphin and Wahoo. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout and Red Drum today.
The next few days are looking windy from the SW so we'll see how it goes for the big boats. Inshore boats will be looking for Red Drum. Drum like to bite on windy days.