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 27, 2020
The majority of the fleet was out fishing Offshore today. The boats had a foggy start to the day but rolled out into great weather with calm seas. They had good catches of Wahoo and Mahi with some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna mixed in. There were also Tilefish and Triggerfish being caught bottom fishing. Some Sailfish were released from the Hatteras fleet as well. Inshore boats were catching excellent Speckled Trout and all the Red Drum you wanted to reel in with a few Flounder in the mix.
Good Times: James King of Sedley, VA released a Sailfish. Michael Hudgins of Grimstead, VA caught a 50lb Amberjack and a 5lb Triggerfish. Chip Hall of Colonial Heights, VA caught a 6lb Triggerfish.
Calypso: Rick Bowen of Bladenboro, NC caught a 26lb Blackfin Tuna. Jason Lindquist of Brandon, SD caught a 21lb Blackfin Tuna.
Carolina Girl: John Power of Horntown, VA caught a 55lb Amberjack. Walter Dashiell of Salisbury, MD caught a 53lb Amberjack.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Big seas kept offshore charters onshore today. They plan to get back out tomorrow for some great Fall fishing! Inshore charters had another great day of Red Drum fishing (keepers and releases). A few Speckled Trout were caught as well. Don't miss out - give us a call at 800-676-4939 or check out our website hatterasharbor.com for information on charters.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Inshore anglers stayed busy all day with excellent Red Drum fishing, a great Speckled Trout bite, and a few Flounder. Our offshore fleet got out again today and reported overall slow fishing conditions. A few Dolphin were located along with a few Wahoo, and a few Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing included Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. One Blue Marlin and one Sailfish were released. Everyone is booked again tomorrow - let's hope the weather holds out! Fall is a great time to fish - don't miss out on stocking your freezer this Fall for the Winter season!
Mike Eichstedt of Garden City, MI: Blue Marlin release on Hatteras Fever II.
Michael Strickland of Portsmouth, VA: 45" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Sarah Dover of Inman, SC: 44 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Corey Crawford of Buchanan, VA: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Sundown.
Melton Thoele of Fincastle, VA: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Sundown.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Finally Hwy 12 opened. Most of the boats fished today and what a pretty day. Offshore 9 sailfish were released by the Hatteras charter fleet. A mixed bag of dolphin, wahoo, yellowfin and blackfin tuna. Also baracuda and bottom fish. Fun catching and good eating.
Inshore had excellent catches of red drum and trout. Also a few flounder. Spanish were caught along the beach. It was slick calm in the sound today.
Don't forget to book your fall trip. Call 800-676-4939.
Edward Mattern, Jr of Moscow, PA: 84lb wahoo on Hatteras Fever
John Watts of Carthage, NC: sailfish released on Hatteras Blue
William Jones of Annapolis, MD: sailfish released on Chaser
Mike McMonn of Lancaster, Pa: sailfish released by Native Son
Friday, September 18, 2020
Outer bands from Sally doused the island yesterday and the result was flash flooding. Winds switched to the NE today and a big swell kept all offshore boats at the dock. One boat fished inshore and reported good Drum fishing along with some Flounder. More flooding is expected this weekend with possible ocean overwash - be careful and stay safe!
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Rain does not stop the fish from biting! Inshore boats experienced good Red Drum strikes along with some Cobia catches this morning. The downpours this afternoon kept everyone out of the Pamlico Sound. One boat fished near shore this morning and caught Jack Crevalles and Spanish Mackerel. They made it back before the heaviest rain. The Offshore fleet released four Sailfish today. They returned with Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blackfin Tuna. It didn't rain as much offshore and they reported good fishing conditions.
John Licaty of Addison, PA: 49" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Forrest Gray of Huddleston, VA: 50" Red Drum release on Fingeance.
John Haffer of Bedford, PA: Sailfish release on Predator.
Tracey Wagner of Delmar, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Wagner Jr. of Delmar, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Allen Morrissette of Disputania, VA: Sailfish release on Release.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Weather Offshore was fairly choppy and only a few boats went out. Fishing was on the slower side with a few Dolphin some Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo. Nearshore boats were catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Inshore waters were a bit calmer and several boats fished with great catches of large Red Drum.
Black Pearl: Corbin Frey of PA released 2 Red Drum 41" and 45". Michael McGeehan of Shippensburg, PA released a 46" Red Drum.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
It was a sunny day today with wind and waves keeping our offshore boats tied to the dock. A few of our inshore boats had great Red Drum fishing and lots of Bluefish. The only thing better than catching Red Drum is eating Hatteras style stewed Drum.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Rough seas and wind kept all the big boats at the dock today. Most of the smaller boats went fishing in the sound and had good catches of Red Drum.
Laurel Demott of Waynesboro, PA released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Douglas Demott of Waynesboro, PA released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Bruce Staley of Queenstown, MO released a 40" Red Drum on Tightline
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The weather improved today and several boats made it Offshore. Most boats had a fair catch of Dolphin. Large Wahoo were being caught as well as Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Sea Creature released 2 Sailfish. Hatteras Fever released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had excellent Red Drum with lots of releases and good Bluefish. Nearshore boats were catching Triggerfish, Tilefish, and Amberjack
Black Pearl: Dennis Robinson of Buxton, NC released a 48" Red Drum. Adrian Burrus of Buxton, NC released a 46" Red Drum. James Moylan of Hatteras, NC released a 46" Red Drum. Henry Barden of Millboro, VA released a 45" Red Drum.
Good Times: Doug Henderson of Cadiz, OH caught a 6lb Triggerfish and a 50lb Amberjack. Kenny Stallings of Shiloh, NC caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Hook Up: Scott Mayer of Richmond, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Lee Hunter of Richmond, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Van McAdoo of Montpelier, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. Jay Throckmorton of Goochland, VA released 2 48" Red Drum.
Gambler: Melissa Olson of Sterling, VA released a 48" Barracuda. Eric Olson of Reston, VA released a 47" Barracuda.
Sea Creature: Jeff Chandler of Sandy Ridge, NC released a Sailfish. Yvonne Green of Stokesdale, NC released a Sailfish.
Hatteras Fever: William King of Fairview, NC released a Sailfish.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Gusty NE winds kept offshore boats from fishing today. The Drum bite was red hot this morning with one group catching 18 Red Drum in just about 2 hours! Most were released, but some were keepers - there is nothing better than some Hatteras Island style Drum Stew! Hopefully, the wind will dissipate and the sea will calm down for fishing tomorrow.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Another great day for red hot Billfish action. Our Offshore fleet released six Sailfish! They experienced good fishing for Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. The Dolphin bite was scattered. The Wahoo bite was good with some nice sized fish brought in and even more that got away - the elusive Wahoo! Our inshore fleet had another good day of Red Drum releases. Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Gray Trout were caught as well.
Hunter Ashley of Washington, NC: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Trent Ashley of Washington, NC: Barracuda release on Gambler.
Brooke Zubal of Chicago, IL: 40 lb. Wahoo on Chaser.
Joshua Webb of Bristol, TN: Sailfish release on Release.
Aaron Webb of Bristol, TN: 42 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Samuel Williams of Claremont, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Aaron Ciotoli of Martinsville, VA: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Joshua Yost of Lexington, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Only one boat headed offshore today, they returned with a few Dolphin and Wahoo
Inshore boats fished today in the though the rain showers. They caught limits of keeper Red Drum and a good number of Speckled Trout. There was one 38" Red Drum.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
The weather was booming in Hatteras today with a few severe squalls in the afternoon. The Inshore boats were able to get out for their morning trips and made a good show with some large Red Drum releases. Offshore boats were outside of the squalls and had an excellent day of billfish. The Release released 7 thats right 7 Sailfish and a Blue Marlin. Tuna Duck released 3 Sailfish and Sea Creature released 1 Sailfish. There were also fair catches of Dolphin, Wahoo a few Yellowfin Tuna and some Triggerfish.
Black Pearl: Donny Igniatovich of Shenandoah, PA released a 48" Red Drum.
Sea Creature: Keith Killian of New Philadelphia, PA released a Sailfish.
Tuna Duck: Andrew Sisk of Bluemont, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo and released a Sailfish. Brittany Salatino of Bluemont, VA caught a 46lb Wahoo and released a Sailfish. Ray Tenney of Winchester, VA released a Sailfish.
Release: Christopher Allen of Falls Church, VA released a Sailfish and a Blue Marlin. Patrick Raley of Strasburg, VA released 4 Sailfish. Allen Gingerich of Fort Valley, VA released 2 Sailfish.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Offshore fishing was a little scrappy today, but they did catch a little bit of everything, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Triggerfish and Tilefish. The big news of the day was all the Sailfish released. The Hatteras Fleet released 15 Sailfish and 2 Blue Marlin. Carolina Girl released 3 Sailfish, Bite Me and Sea Creature both released 2 Sailfish, Release released 1 Sailfish and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats also had more exciting news with all the BIG Red Drum releases. There were also keeper size Red Drum, Bluefish
Bite Me- Sailfish- Michael Meily of Sparks, MD, Billy Meredith of Shrewsbury, PA
Black Pearl- Red Drum- Mark Trolio of Lowellville, OH released a 45", James Landgraff of Lowellville, OH released a 48", Wayne Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 45", Adam Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 46", Joel Groetsch of Avon, NC released a 51", Jim Stanford, Mechanicsburg, PA released a 46", Lisa Stanford of Mechanicsburg, PA released a 45", Rhonda Thomas of Mechanicsburg, PA released 2- a 46" and 50", Kyle Frazier of Poland, OH released a 48"
Carolina Girl- Sailfish- Adam Fritch of Topton, Pa, Brian Boyer of Mortztown, PA released 2,
Hook Up-Red Drum- Kaitlyn Owens of Atlanta, GA released a 46", Mark Owens of Roswell, GA released a 40"
Release- Sailfish- Kit Whitaker of Chillicothe, OH
Hatteras Fever II- James Henry of Columbia, SC released a Blue Marlin, Patrick Goss of John's Creek, GA released a Sailfish
Monday, September 07, 2020
Another great day to be in Hatteras!! 5 boats headed offshore this morning in hopes of loading the coolers with fish for their parties. They reported a mixed bag of fish today, Dolphin, Wahoo, both Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Tuna Duck released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore Captains showed their parties a good time today as well. They had catches of Bluefish, Speckled Trout, keeper Drum and big Drum releases and a Cobia was also caught
Kenneth Moorefield of Vero Beach, FL released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Charles Childers Jr of Clover, SC released a 48" Drum on Adventure
Buxton Smith of Belmont, NC released 3 Drum, 45', 48" and 50" on Black Pearl
Howard Smith of Belmont, NC released 2 Drum, 45" and 46" on Black Pearl
Deborah Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released a 44" Drum on Tightline
Ernest Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released a 43" Drum on Tightline
Ethan Reiter of Pine Grove, PA released 42" Crumo n Tightline
Allisha Roach of Camden-on-Gauley, WV released a 45" Barracuda on Bite Me
Robert Gower of Mineral, VA released a 50" Barracuda on Bite Me
Jessica Willoughby of Little River, SC released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Weather kept Offshore boats at the dock today. Wind and waves offshore were too high. A few Inshore boats ventured out in the sound where weather was calmer. They found excellent Red Drum fishing with several large Drum being released.
Black Pearl: Shana Allen of Chesterfield, VA released 3 Red Drum 43", 44" and 45". Bruce Morris of Richmond, VA released 3 Red Drum 44", 48" and 50". Ray Allen of Chesterfield, VA released 2 Red Drum 46" and 48".
Saturday, September 05, 2020
A strong NE wind cooled things down quite a bit today. Inshore anglers continue to get on a great Red Drum bite. What a thrill to catch such large fish on small tackle! The Billfish bite was on offshore - with one Blue Marlin release and five Sailfish releases! They got on some decent catches of Blackfin Tuna. There were also scattered catches of Dolphin (gaffers) and Wahoo. Gusty NE winds made for a bumpy ride back to shore. We have some openings for the upcoming week - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Elijah Anderson of Demerest, GA: 50" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Collin Silverthorne of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Brett Silverthorne of Pine Knoll Shores, NC: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Roy Parker of Kill Devil Hills, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jay Coll of colonial Heights, VA: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Thomas Masetti of Chesterfield, VA: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jason Bernard of S. Chesterfield, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Angee Stansbury of King George, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Vernon, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD: Blue Marlin release on Bite Me.
David Biederman of Jupiter, FL: 40 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Adam Formella of Elizabeth City, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
David Formella of Jacksonville, NC: Sailfish release on Release.
Friday, September 04, 2020
A busy Labor Day weekend has begun on the island. Anglers took advantage of the beautiful weather to get out on the water. Inshore charters experienced a good time fishing for Red Drum this morning and afternoon. They also got on some Flounder this afternoon. Offshore anglers had a good day with scattered Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin catches. The Wahoo bite was good along with a good Blackfin Tuna bite. A few King Mackerel made it to the fish box. Three Sailfish were released. All in all, good times and happy anglers!
Lorin Schumacher of Gaffney, SC: 48" Red Drum release on Chaser.
Paul Mencel of Philadelphia, PA: 47" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Connor Striculand of Georgetown, SC: 45" Red Drum release on Hook Up.
Michael Cropper of Spring Hill, FL: 62" Sailfish release on Calypso.
William Peck of Airmont, NJ: 50" Barracuda release on Calypso.
Darrell Blake of Liberty, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Clinton Brewer of Julian, NC: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Michael Maccharoli of Greensboro, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Joey Stone of Julian, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Clinton Bonde of Greensboro, NC: 52 lb. Amberjack on Predator.
Andrew Covington of Greensboro, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Madden Forrest (9 years old) of Poquoson, VA: 44" Red Drum release on Black Pearl.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Lots of boats fishing today. Offshore boats reported a good trolling bite today, with pretty good catches of Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Bite Me released 2 Blue Marlin and 1 Sailfish, Gambler released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats reported good catches of all size Red Drum, small ones, keeper, and citation size. There were also some Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
Austin Reisig of Nottingham, MD released a Blue Marlin on Gambler.
Seth Persinger of Chester, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Nicholas Chatham of North Chesterfield, Va released 2 Red Drum, 47" and 50" on Black Pearl
Brittany Chatham of North Chesterfield, VA released a 49" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Alvin Smith of Elm City, NC released 3 Red Drum 48", 46" and 40" of Adventure
Jack Berghof of Pittsgrove, NJ released a Blue Marlin and Sailfish on Bite Me
Kevin Gibson of Mullica Hill, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Makayla Dedrick of Chesterfield, VA released a 52" Barracuda on Calypso
Austin Reisig of Nottingham, MD released a Blue Marlin on Gambler