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!
Friday, October 02, 2020
Gusty NE winds kept all but three offshore boats at the dock today. They reported big seas, good Blackfin Tuna, and a few Dolphin. They returned from the Gulf Stream early. The Red Drum bite continues to be super hot for inshore anglers, both keepers and releases. They were biting the hook as soon as it hit the water - all day! The wind is supposed to blow throughout Sunday - stay safe!
Cecil Carver of Schuyler, VA: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
What a difference a day makes, it was a very nice day to be out on the water. Offshore anglers experienced a great day catching Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Inshore anglers also had a great day catching Speckled Trout and keeper Drum. Along the beach, there were good numbers of Ribbonfish and a few Spanish Mackerel caught.
Predator-James Gieszelmann of Cary, NC caught a 24lb Blackfin, Jerome Magolan III of Durham, NC caught a 21lb Blackfin, Michael Crean of Raleigh, NC caught a 23lb Blackfin, Donald Crean of Pittsburgh, PA caught a 21lb Blackfin
Tuna Duck- DeAndre of Spring, TX caught a 22lb Blackfin, Rafael Iglesias of Spring, TX caught a 24lb Blackfin, Lorena Iglesias of Spring, TX caught a 20lb Blackfin
Carolina Girl- Lee Lapp of Adamsville, OH caught a 21lb Blackfin, Jeff Church of New Concord, OH caught a 22lb Blackfin
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
It was a beautiful Carolina blue sky day today but a crisp NNW wind kept the offshore boats tied to the dock. A couple of inshore boats had excellent Red Drum fishing. Fall fishing is heating up so why not come out and take advantage of the beautiful weather while we have it. Give us a call at 1-800-676-4939 and book a charter today.
Michael Martin of Lakeville, OH Released 46" Red Drum on Fingeance
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The day began overcast and ended up with brilliant sunshine. Many good memories made on the water today. Inshore anglers got on keeper Red Drum and good catches of Speckled Trout. They found and caught some Ribbonfish as well. Offshore charters experienced an excellent Blackfin Tuna bite today - sushi tonight! Fall is a great time to stock your freezer for the upcoming holidays. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
John Dodson of Atlanta, GA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
William Dodrill of Prescott Valley, AZ: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jack Vandell of Scottsdale, AZ: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Sara Dodrill of Scottsdale, AZ: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jesse Eaton of Winchester, VA: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Roland Keeler of Inwood, WV: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
James Coumes of Berryville, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Benjamin Rogers of Stephens City, VA: 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Mason Eaton of Winchester, VA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Allen Jackson of Raleigh, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
John Haddock of Davidson, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
John Goding of Bangor, ME: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Brian Carlson of Davidson, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Raelin Morris of Frisco, NC: 20 lb. Blackfin tuna on Chaser.
Monday, September 28, 2020
A good number of boats headed offshore this morning, they returned with really good catches of Blackfin Tuna and some nice Wahoo. There were a few Dolphin caught as well.
Inshore anglers had a great time catching limits of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. There was also a good number of Bluefish caught
Carolina Girl- Christopher Haselhorst of Jacksonville, NC caught a 24 and 28lb Blackfin Tuna, David Markey of Richlands, NC caught a 25lb Blackfin Tuna, Peter Licavoli of Jacksonville, NC caught a 27lb Blackfin Tuna, Hayden Vance of Jacksonville, NC caught a 26 and 29lb Blackfin Tuna
Gambler- Kevin Rogan of Saylorsburg, PA caught a 22lb Blackfin Tuna
Hatteras Fever II- William Belz of Newtown, PA caught a 20 and 21lb Blackfin Tuna
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