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!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The big boats parted the water just before dawn this morning. Today was a good day for gaffer Dolphin along with some Wahoo and some bottom fish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum, especially the keeper size. Inshore boats that went outside were on to the Spanish Mackerel and Atlantic Bonita.
Monday, May 23, 2022
The sun rose on the big boats in the blue water this morning. The bite was on. It was mostly a gaffer Dolphin deck slinging day along with some Blackfin Tuna and some bottom fish. Bite Me released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats were on the keeper Red Drum. They make good fish tacos. They'll all be back at it again under the sun's next appearance.
Dylan Falkowski of Folsom, PA released a 113" Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Today started out warm and sunny. By the time the fish hit the docks, it was under overcast skies with scattered sprinkles. The big boats had a busy day. They threw a few Blackfin Tuna and gaffer-size Dolphin on the dock. They had several Blue Marlin releases along with a Sailfish and Release brought a big Blue Marlin to the scales. The inshore boats had a good day of slot-size Red Drum and some Speckled Trout.
Bryson Gaines of Summerfield, NC released a Sailfish on Calypso
Jaydon Livingston of Roan Mountain, TN released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Jeff Chandler of Sandy Ridge, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Carlton Bivens of Chesapeake, VA caught a 526lb. Blue Marlin on Release
Timothy Dial of Kannoplis, NC released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Fred Mitchell of Beaufort, SC released a 101" Blue Marlin on Chaser
Troy Helton of Arlington, VA released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Daniel Sweeney of Sewell, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Jared Scales of Reidsville, NC released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Saturday, May 21, 2022
It was another day closer to summer and it felt like it. The days are heating up and the billfish action is too. Several boats released Blue Marlins and several others got on the meat fish. They were slinging gaffer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats had a good Red Drum day.
Charles Robinson of Raleigh, NC released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
If you're on the island, head on down in the afternoon when the boats come in and watch the fish hit the docks. Then you can check out our marina store where we have gifts galore and t-shirts too.
Friday, May 20, 2022
The sun rose over most of the big boats in the blue water this morning. It was a little breezy but they managed to bring in a few Wahoo, some Yellowfin Tuna, and Dolphin, along with some Blackfin Tuna and some bottom fish. A couple of boats released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had an excellent Red Drum day. They filled coolers with some pretty keeper Drum and a few Speckled Trout and some Cobia.
Charlie Greene of Sugar Grove, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Patrick Carter of Roanoke, VA caught a 44lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Barbra Byington of Alexandria, VA caught a 5lb. 14oz. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Hatteras Fever released a Blue Marlin
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Just one boat attempted to fish offshore today, they stuck it out for most of the day and came in with a catch of Dolphin.
The inshore fleet had some pretty good fishing today. They led their parties to the fishing grounds in the Pamlico Sound that provided them with good catches of Red Drum and Speckled Trout
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
What a beautiful day we had in Hatteras today. Most of the offshore fleet headed out this morning and returned with some pretty good catches of Gaffer size Dolphin, some Yellowfin Tuna, and some Blackfin Tuna, Sea Creature released a Sailfish
The inshore fleet had catches of Ribbonfish, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia
John Clayton of Lutherville, MD released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
This morning the ocean started out a little choppy and did calm down by mid-afternoon closer to shore but the swell stayed up in the hot water. The big boats were able to make some anglers very happy with a nice catch of Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, along with some Dolphin, King Mackerel and some bottom fish like Bee-liners. Inshore boats had a good day of catching some Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. On the inside, they had good luck with Red Drum.
Marshall Purdy of Gettysburg, PA caught a 46lb. Wahoo
Ron Onkes of Afton, WY caught a 47lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Monday, May 16, 2022
The big boats saw the sunrise under clear skies with choppy seas. It didn't keep them from catching fish. They slung some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo on the deck along with a good catch of very pretty Dolphin in both gaffer and bailer sizes. They also had a scattered few Yellowfin Tuna and three Sailfish were released. Inshore boats had a very good day with Red Drum and a couple of Speckled Trout and a Sheepshead or two.
Helene Conick of Salisbury, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Claude Roloff of Acworth, GA caught a 5lb. 4oz. Speckled Trout on Relentless
Shauna Roloff of Syracuse, NY caught a 6lb. 5oz. Speckled Trout on Relentless
Kenneth Cook of St. Augustine, FL released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Kyle Curling of Suffolk, VA released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Today started out with some foggy conditions and when the boats headed home, it was under clear, calm, sunny skies. It was a fishy day. The big boats had good catches of pretty gaffer Dolphin along with a few Wahoo, some Yellowfin Tuna and some Blackfin Tuna and a Sailfish was released. Inshore boats had coolers filled with keeper Red Drum and a Cobia or two showed up.
The days are heating up and so are the fish. Book a trip and go fishing instead of sitting on the dock and wishing you were fishing.
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
River Hagerich of Hatteras, NC caught a 52lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Today turned out to be a beautiful day. The seas calmed down and the fishing was good. The big boats slung some nice gaffer Dolphin over the gunnels along with a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna and some good Wahoo. Inshore boats had another very good day of hooking Red Drum.
Dale Blankers of Chantilly, VA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Nadeem Rahman of Sterling, VA caught a 41lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
The boats will be heading out at sunrise tomorrow. Come on down to the dock in the afternoon to watch the day's catch hit the dock.
Friday, May 13, 2022
This morning the big boats dealt with thunderstorms and rough seas. They did manage to catch some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo along with some nice Dolphin. Inshore boats had a good day wrangling Red Drum with a few keepers and some nice citations.
Nick Schmidt of West Chester, PA caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Amy Eastridge of North East, MD released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Thursday, May 12, 2022
A few of the inshore boats headed out this morning with their parties in search of fish and entertainment, after being cooped up for the last few days with the weather we've been having. The fish were waiting on them, the captains reported excellent Red Drum fishing.
Carolyn Hyde of Austin, TX released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Friday, May 06, 2022
It's getting to feel more like summer. The sun dawned on the blue water and the big boats were there to greet it. They had catches of Blackfin Tuna, gaffer Dolphin, and King Mackerel, along with the occasional Shark and bottom fish like Triggerfish. The inshore boats had Red Drum and lots of Sheepshead.
We are under a gale watch for the next 4 days, so it looks like we'll be watching the wind blow. Going back to a taste of Spring. Hopefully, it won't stick around.
Claire Vaughan of Belhaven, NC caught a 25lb. 8oz. Blackfin Tuna and released a 150lb. Shark on Carolina Girl
Stephan Kraus of Rockingham, VA caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Dale Kraus of Mathias, WV caught a 10lb. 8oz. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Allan Clausen of Harrisonburg, VA caught a 12lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
James Kelemen of Felton, DE caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Calvin Jones of Lincoln, DE caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jamel Trott of Georgetown, DE caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Alex Rivera of Dover, DE caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Most of the offshore fleet made it out this morning, it was a little choppy but they stuck it out and returned with catches of Wahoo, Dolphin, and some Tuna. The inshore boats had catches of Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Red Drum
Kenneth Gaigler of Ellicott City, MD caught a 28lb Blackfin Tuna on Release
Joe Fisher of Princess Anna, MD caught a 42lb Grouper on Release
David Bollschweiler of Mesilla Park, NM caught a 53lb Wahoo and a 50" Barracuda on Bite Me
Nathan Wilmeth of Plymouth Meeting, PA caught a 47lb Wahoo on Gambler
Travis Woerner of Burlington, NC caught a 9.05lb Sheepshead on Hook Up
John Woerner of New Lenox, IL caught a 8.09lb Sheepshead on Hook Up
Caitlin Maschak of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 14lb Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Eli Maschak of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 13lb Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Tommy Bowen of Blackshesh, GA caught a 41lb Wahoo on Gambler
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
The offshore fleet stayed at the dock again today, we have our fingers crossed that they will make it out tomorrow. The inshore fleet was able to go fishing with their parties and returned with catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
It was a little breezy today so the big boats stayed tied up. Some of the inshore boats took advantage of the breezy conditions. They were successful in hooking up with some nice Sheepshead and some pretty keeper Red Drum and Cobia.
Tomorrow looks like it will still be a little windy but it may be a wait-and-see situation.
Michael Wagner of Mt. Holly Springs, PA caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Lori Shively of Mt. Holly Springs, PA caught a 12lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Daniel Marsh of Moorefield, WV caught a 40lb. Cobia and a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jacob Henderson of Mooresville, NC a 10lb. 6oz. Sheepshead on Hook Up
Colt Johns of Cleveland, NC caught a 13lb. 1oz. Sheepshead on Hook Up
Tray Johns of Cleveland, NC caught a 10lb. 4oz. Sheepshead on Hook Up
Monday, May 02, 2022
Today started out with a few of the offshore boats seeing the sunrise over the blue water. They hooked up with a nice catch of Blackfin Tuna along with some pretty bailer Dolphin and a couple of Yellowfin Tuna and the occasional Wahoo. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum with some nice keepers and a citation and a Speckled Trout.
The boats will be back out tomorrow and then the rest of the week is looking like it will do what it does best around here, blow. I guess that's why the Wright Brothers came here.
Tobey Blanchett of Rural Retreat, VA caught a 22lb. 10oz. Blackfin Tuna and a 120" Shark
Jacob Scruggs of Concord, VA released a 50" Red Drum on Adventure
Sunday, May 01, 2022
It was a beautiful warm day today and the sun was shining. Only a few of the big boats parted the water at daylight. The fishing was good with a couple of citations earned. They threw a few Blackfin Tuna on the dock along with some Dolphin, Wahoo and some bottom fish like Grouper. The inshore boats had some pretty slot-size Red Drum and some more Sheepshead.
This week looks like it will be keeping an eye on the wind. One thing is for sure, the sun will rise tomorrow.
Chad Hull of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever
DeVanye Fouts of Angier, NC caught a 32lb. Grouper on Predator
William Cockran Jr. of Ridgely, MD caught a 45lb. 9oz. Grouper on Release
David Whitley of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 27lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Brett Connors of Aydlett, NC caught a 28lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Kenneth Whitley of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Emma Bailey of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Ashlyn Bailey of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Matthew Daughtry of Camden, NC caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Saturday, April 30, 2022
The offshore boats departed at first light with calm seas and returned to the dock with slightly rising temperatures. They had a good day with several Wahoo caught along with some pretty Dolphin, some Blackfin Tuna, Triggerfish and a Sailfish release. The inshore boats had a Red Drum frenzy with several citation-size released and some pretty Sheepshead also in citation-size.
Jordan Ramsey of Christiansburg, VA caught a 42lb. Wahoo on Calypso
James Kenyon of Callaway, VA released a Sailfish on Calypso
James Dillon of Winterville, NC had a 5lb. 10oz. Triggerfish on Release
Tricia Seymour of Raleigh, NC caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck
Henry Wood Jr. of Mechanicsville, VA released 4- 47" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Charlie Young of Mechanicsville, VA released 4-46" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Chuck Butler of Chesapeake, VA caught an 11lb. 9oz. Sheepshead on Island Time
Curtis Midkiff of Chesapeake, VA caught a 10lb. 8oz. Sheepshead on Island Time
Louis LaCoanet Jr. of Norfolk, VA caught an 11lb. 1oz. Sheepshead on Island Time
Tonyia McKinney of Hatteras, NC caught a 12lb. 8oz. Sheepshead on Island Time