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!

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Tuna and Dolphin

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Red Drum

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40lb Dolph

40lb Dolphin

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Torrential rains kept boats from going offshore today. One boat fished near shore and came back with a good catch of Spanish Mackerel. One boat fished inshore and caught a limit of Red Drum and a 20" Flounder.

Day at the Docks is in full swing, despite the weather. The children are currently fishing a tournament on and around the dock and are having a great time. The festivities will end with the "Blessing of the Fleet" boat parade. Come on down and participate in the fun!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Gusty northeast winds kept offshore boats from going out today. Several inshore boats ventured out into choppy, rough conditions and caught limits of (yes, you guessed it!) Red Drum. The Drum have been a constant this year and we are very thankful for that.

We have been busy here at the marina getting ready for Day at the Dock activities. There will be lots of fun for children and adults happening tomorrow. Stop by and join us in celebrating Hatteras Island watermen. Overall, fishing has been good this season and we want to express our appreciation for all that the Captains and mates do to make this possible.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cool Fall temperatures and sunny skies make for a beautiful day on the water. Seas were rough again today and offshore boats returned with scattered catches of Dolphin and Wahoo. Some Triggerfish were caught as well.

Near shore boats brought in catches of Spanish Mackerel.

Inshore boats targeted Red Drum and had a great time catching and releasing.

Come on down this weekend and enjoy live demonstrations, a chowder cook-off, live music, a children's fishing contest, and the blessing of the fleet on Saturday. Help us celebrate Hatteras Island watermen!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The weather offshore today produced rough seas, thunderstorms, and water spouts. What it did not produce was fish. There were scattered Dolphin and Wahoo bites and that was it. The place to be today was inshore. Schools of Red Drum are visible in the shallow water and the bite continues to be good. A couple of boats fished near shore and brought back nice catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.

Come down to the Marina on Saturday 9/20/2014 for Day at the Docks and help us celebrate Hatteras Island watermen. We will have activities all day! 

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.

Citations:

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.

Citations

Gregory Edgar from Richmond, VA released a Sailfish on Sundown

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