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!
Saturday, May 13, 2023
The big boats watched the sunrise over the blue water this morning. They had a beautiful day for fishing. They also had a good amount of Dolphin along with some Bottom Fish like Tile Fish and Grouper. Hatteras Blue released a Blue Marlin and Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin. The Inshore boats were able to go Nearshore today and got onto some pretty Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and a few Bluefish.
Hatteras Village Offshore Open Day 4-
28 Blue Marlin released
2 White Marlin released
1 Blue Marlin boated
Re-leased with a 473lb. Blue Marlin
Total for the 4-day event-
75 Blue Marlin released
12 White Marlin released
2 Spearfish released
Brandon Beck of Dry Fork, VA caught a 72lb. Cobia on Tightline
Zachary Vann of Buxton, NC caught a 63lb. Cobia on Hook Up
Wade Wright of Suffolk, VA caught a 36.4lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC caught a 9lb. Sheepshead and a 40lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Allison Hutcheson of Sharon, SC released a 48" Red Drum and caught an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Larry Hutcheson of Sharon, SC caught a 51lb. Cobia, a 9lb. Sheepshead and released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Friday, May 12, 2023
It was another good day for the offshore fleet, they had good catches of Dolphin, some Wahoo, and some Bottomfish; Triggerfish, Grouper, and Tilefish. Bite Me, Gambler and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin and Calypso released a Sailfish
Inshore boats are continuing to catch Big Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are starting to make a good showing.
Jeffrey Coble of McLeansville, NC released 8 Red Drum 48"-52" on Black Pearl
Mark Hall of Burlington, NC released 8 Red Drum 48"-52" on Black Pearl
Lisa Callahan of Louisville, NY released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Jeremy Johnson of Hatteras, NC released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Hugh Jennings of Virginia Beach, VA released 8 red Drum 45"-52" on Tightline
Cleat VanMeter of Virginia Beach, VA released 8 Red Drum 45"-52" on Tightline
Jonathan Heffelfinger of Maiden, NC released a White Marlin on Calypso
20 Blue Marlin were released today, 3 were boated, 2 White Marlin were released and 2 Spearfish were released
Bullwinkle-Blue Marlin 581.7
Double B- Blue Marlin 466.3
Back in Black- Blue Marlin 450.7
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Most of the offshore fleet headed out to the bluewater this morning, they returned with good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo and some bottomfish; Trigger fish, Vermillion Snapper and B-liner tilefish.
The inshore fleet had catches of Red Drum, Cobia, Gray Trout and Bluefish.
HVOO news- 26 Blue Marlin were released out of the 43 boats that were fishing, 2 Blue Marlin were boated and there were 6 White Marlin released. Our Hatteras Blue and Release both released a Blue Marlin. 1st Blue Marlin is Top Dog 528.7, 2nd Blue Marlin is Bullwinkle 546.0, 3rd Blue Marlin is Re-Leased 507.5lb, 4th Blue Marlin is Wasteknot 445lb
Congratulations to everyone!!
Predator-Nate Carsley of Eiverson, PA caught a 13lb Tilefish and a 51lb Wahoo, Brenda Leibold of Westfield, PA caught a 15lb Tiefish, Campbell Moss of Summerhill, PA caught a 14.5lb Tilefish, William Johnson of Westfield, PA caught a 13.5lb Tilefish, Brittany Charron of Eiverson, PA caught a 14.5lb Tilefish
Calypso- Robert Clifton of Yadkinville, NC caught a 36lb Dolphin
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
A LITTLE CHOPPY FOR OUR OFFSHORE CHARTER FLEET TO MAKE IT OUT TODAY, BUT TOMORROW WILL BE FANTASTIC.
THE INSHORE FLEET HAD A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER, CATCHING RED DRUM, AND BLUE FISH.
Tuesday, May 09, 2023
One boat headed out this morning to the deep and had good Dolphin fishing and that was after they released a Blue Marlin. It was a little choppy to start but then calmed down in the afternoon. The Inshore boats had a specktackler day filling coolers with Speckled Trout and they also had some awesome Red Drum.
John Bussey released a Blue Marlin on Release
Monday, May 08, 2023
The Offshore Boats stayed tied to the dock today as the wind picked up and it doesn't look like they'll be going tomorrow. The Inshore boats like windy days because the Red Drum like to bite on days like this. They didn't disappoint either. They got onto the Red Drum and some Speckled Trout in the morning and more Drum in the afternoon.
If you would like to go offshore and fish for the big fish but don't have enough people to charter a boat, we can put a trip together for you for only $350 per person. Check out our make-up trips on our website in the charter boat drop-down. You can sign up in the store, on our website or we can email or fax a form to you.
Sunday, May 07, 2023
The big boats watched the sunrise over the bluewater this morning. It started out with a light SW wind but the wind picked up somewhat by mid-morning. They were able to scrap out a day with some Dolphin, Wahoo and some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna hitting the decks. Carolina Girl had a 'meat slam' catching Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna. They also had some bottom fish.
The Inshore boats were able to go Nearshore fishing again and had a good day catching Sheepshead, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Cara Hand of Fords, NJ caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Thomas Kuhns of Stockbridge, GA caught a 32lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Saturday, May 06, 2023
Another pretty day in the books and the big boats had a Marlin mania kind of day. Several boats released Blue Marlins, Hatteras Blue released 2 Blue Marlin and Sea Creature also released 2 Blue Marlin. Most of the boats had scattered catches of Dolphin. They also had some Wahoo to bring home. Inshore boats had a great day on the Nearshore water with Sheepshead, Red Drum, and limits of Gag Grouper.
Gary Fitch of Frisco, NC released 2 Blue Marlin on Hatteras Blue
Ross Scroble of Hatteras, NC caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Kris Lewis of Richmond, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead and a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Jay Wine of Powhatan, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Hunter Mills of Ashland, VA caught a 12lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Landen Lewis of Glen Allen, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Andy Knapp of Hedgesville, WV released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Adrian Schleuss of Martinsburg, WV released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Richard Kern of Henrico, VA caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck
Friday, May 05, 2023
It was a pretty day on the bluewater today. The Offshore fleet took advantage of it. They slung some King Mackerel over the gunnels along with a few Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. They had good amounts of Dolphin show up. It was so pretty that the Inshore boats even took to the ocean. They had some King Mackerel, a couple of Cobia and some Red Drum.
David Shumate of Lenoir, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Tracey Manning of Hudson, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Dan Hennessey of Rockville, MD caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Scott Bobowick of Lorton, VA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
David Hastings of Rockville, MD caught a 27lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Howard Greenberg of Silver Spring, MD caught a 31lb. Gag Grouper on Predator
Charles Taylor of Charlotte, NC released a 103" Shark on Predator
Patrick Osteen of Bishopville, SC caught a 50lb. Cobia on Adventure
Thursday, May 04, 2023
This morning started out with small craft advisories and cooler temperatures. The wind laid down by mid-morning and it turned into a beautiful day. One big boat slipped through the inlet and managed to get onto the Wahoo, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and Amberjacks. The Inshore boats had a good day with big, pretty Red Drum along with some slot-size Drum.
CJ York of Trinity, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Carl Richard Kirsch of Thomasville, NC caught a 56lb. Wahoo and a 70.6lb. Dolphin on Release
Wednesday, May 03, 2023
A few Charter Boats went out this morning.
Bringing in Dolphins, and Blackfin Tuna.
Inshore Fleet went out today bringing in some Blue Fish, Red Drum, and Speckled Trout.
Tuesday, May 02, 2023
A couple saw the sunrise this morning, even though it was a little windy their parties had great trips catching Red Drum and a wondering Striper. It looks like the wind is going to start laying down tomorrow so hopefully the offshore boats will be fishing again soon.
Monday, May 01, 2023
Lots of wind and high seas kept all the offshore boats at the dock today, only one inshore boat ventured out, they had a great day catching Red Drum, lots of Red Drum!!
Saturday, April 29, 2023
It was a good day of fishing for the Inshore boats, not so much for the Offshore boats. The big boats stayed home and tomorrow isn't looking any better. The Inshore boats had plenty of Red Drum in keeper-size along with some big ones and a few Bluefish and Sheepshead.
We are under a gale watch right now for tomorrow. That means gale winds may be here tomorrow. Around here it means they're probable. One thing we don't have a shortage of here is wind. Guess that's why the Wright Brothers chose the Outer Banks for their flying machine.
Reginald Edwards of Woodbridge, VA caught a 10.5lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Randall Rader of Hatteras, NC caught a 10.5lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Thursday, April 27, 2023
One Charter Boat made it out this morning catching Dolphins, Wahoo, King Mackerels, and Blackfin Tunas.
Inshore Fleet had a great day catching Sheepshead.
Scott Stine of VA caught a 10lb Sheepshead off the Black Pearl
Teresa Stine of VA caught a 10lb Sheepshead off the Black Pearl
Jeff Manuel of VA caught a 10lb Sheepshead off the Black Pearl
Lisa Manuel of VA caught a 10lb Sheepshead off the Black Pearl
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
A few Off Shore boats headed off to the sunset and blue waters. Catching Blackfin Tuna,
Wahoo, Dolphins, and some Tigger fish.
Inshore Had a great day of Catching Sheepshead and Red Drum.
Star Eslinger of TN Caught 2 9lbs Sheepshead off the Black Pearl.
Jeff Burger of VT Caught a 10.5lb Sheepshead off the Black Pearl.
Charles Seigler of Stanley, VA caught a 48lb Wahoo on Sea Creature
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Today was pretty but cooler and it didn't keep the fish from biting. A couple of the Offshore boats ventured out to the fishing grounds this morning and had a good day. They had a few Dolphin along with some Wahoo, King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna. The Inshore boats took advantage of the calm seas and fished along the beach having good catches of King Mackerel and Sheepshead.
Max Geeting of Hummelstown, PA caught 3 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Michael O'Sullivan of Rodanthe, NC caught 2 10lb. and an 11.6lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Derek Hench of Manheim, PA caught 2 10lb. and an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Glenn Geeting of Hummelstown, PA caught 2 10lb. and an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jeffrey Manuel of Centreville, VA caught a 64lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Monday, April 24, 2023
It was a mixture of sun and clouds with a little rain today. The Offshore boats fished for the morning before the wind started up around midday. They had good Blackfin Tuna scores along with a few Dolphin, a couple of Wahoo and some King Mackerel. The Inshore boats were able to get on the Sheepshead and Red Drum again.
Erin Russell of Elkton, MD caught a 10.1lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Daniel Thomas of Peckville, PA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Martin Johnson of Garrett, PA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Tom Scheitlin of Pittsboro, NC caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Robert Dewald of Alexandria, VA caught a 33lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Brady Schroeder of Asheville, NC caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Sunday, April 23, 2023
The morning started out breezy and cool but by the time the boats got to the dock it was warm, calm and beautiful. A few of the big boats saw the sunrise over the blue water with a little choppiness. The fishing was scrappy but they still managed to put up some meat. They had some Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Release released a White Marlin. The Inshore boats were able to fish on the oceanside and got onto the Sheepshead and Grouper then pulled some Red Drum up on the way home.
Ronald Rimasse of Suffolk, VA caught an 8lb. and a 9.5lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Bryan Wright of Suffolk, VA caught an 8lb. and a 9.5lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Scott Sleeper of Huntington, MD caught a 49lb. Wahoo on Predator
Jeremy Barbee of Newport News, VA caught a 31lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Harvey Yoder of Hartly, DE released a White Marlin on Release
Clint Rader of Orem, UT caught a 9lb. and a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Cole Rader of Genola, UT caught an 8lb. and a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Randall Rader of Hatteras, NC caught an 8lb. and a 9.5lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Luben Montoya of Springfield, VA caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl