Hatteras Harbor Marina Outer Banks Atlantic Ocean

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!


Dolphin and Billfish releases.


Dock full of Bluefish.

Lots of Tuna Salad there!

40lb Dolph

40lb Dolphin

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Good Drum both over size limit and keeper slot size. Offshore there were fair catches of Dolphin and scattered Wahoo. Bottom fishing yielded Tilefish, B-Liners and Triggers.Good Spanish Mackerel and Albacore on a morning nearshore trip.

Citations: Release: Matthew and Daniel Lyons of Hickory, NC each caught a 42lb Wahoo.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fair Dolphin and Wahoo fishing today with a scattered King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna bite. Godspeed released a Sailfish. No inshore boats fished today. Don't forget to join us this weekend celebrating the working waterfront and the men and women who make it possible.


Godspeed: Thomas Coyle of Harrisburg, PA released a Sailfish.

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 trolling boat using conventional rods.

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 10 per person/day with a limit of 60 for the boat.

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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cloudy, overcast skies didn't keep anglers on shore today. Several offshore and inshore boats ventured out to fish.

Inshore boats experienced excellent Red Drum fishing along with good catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. One offshore boat release two White Marlin. A few Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna were caught, as well as scattered Wahoo. Tilefish, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish were brought up from the wrecks.


Payton Dixon of Oakland, MD: White Marlin release on Release.

Martin Gaither of Eglon, WV: White Marlin release on Release.

Next week, plan to attend Day at the Docks ((9/18-9/20). There will be activities each day culminating with the "Blessing of the Fleet" on Saturday. This is a celebration of Hatteras Island watermen and a wonderful way to begin the Fall fishing season.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It was a beautiful morning when the boats headed out and it only got prettier as the day went on. Fishing improved from yesterday with the boats returning with some good catches of bailer size Dolphin with some limits and fair catches of Wahoo. To round out the day there were also scattered King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack and bottomfish caught. Sundown released a Sailfish. Fishing along the beach produced some good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.  In the Pamlico Sound nice Speckled Trout, keeper Flounder and Red Drum were caught.


Gregory Edgar from Richmond, VA released a Sailfish on Sundown

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It was a spectacular sight to see all of our fleet out of the marina today. The weather has kept most people indoors the past couple of days, but it cooperated today and turned into a beautiful day to be on the water.

Inshore boats caught Gray Trout and Red Drum.

Near shore boats caught Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.

Offshore boats had fair catches of Wahoo and Dolphin. Bottom fish included Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, Red Mouth Grunts, and Sand Tilefish.  


Ian Branson of Salem, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Big Eye.

Masey Ross of Richmond, VA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.

Masey Ross of Richmond, VA: 6 lb. Triggerfish on Good Times.

Stephen Lane of Richmond, VA: 6 lb. Triggerfish on Good Times.

Donna Lutz of Mohnton, PA: 45 in. Barracuda release on Hatteras Blue.

Arie Kuhn of Galloway, OH: 53 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Wind was whipping today in Hatteras, only one boat ventured out they found a few Dolphin and Wahoo. We have not one not two but THREE makeups going fishing out of Hatteras Harbor tomorrow. Weather is supposed to be much improved and hopefully fishing will be as well. Check back and see what they brought in. If you can't be here check out the webcam on our front page!

Godspeed: Eric Nuytten of Greenfield, MN caught a 43lb Wahoo.

Monday, September 08, 2014

A few boats out today dodging rain showers. They had decent catches of Dolphin and good Wahoo as well as decent bottom fishing. Inshore boats continued to do well on Red Drum. Weather tomorrow looks a bit iffy so stay tuned for tomorrow.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Only a couple offshore boats fished today. The weather was nice for most of the day, with a few showers on the way home. Dolphin catches were fair while the Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna catches were scattered. The bottom fish catch of the day was Triggerfish.

Due to the weather, all inshore boats stayed at the dock.


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