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, September 21, 2021
Just a few of the big boats ventured out this morning. They were able to scrap out a day with a couple of bailer Dolphin, some Blackfin Tuna, a few Albacore and good Wahoo fishing. The half-day trip caught plenty of Spanish Mackerel. The inshore boats had Speckled Trout, keeper Red Drum and Bluefish.
It looks like the big boats may stay tied to the dock for tomorrow and Thursday but the inshore may still be out there.
Jodi Wilcome of Grand Rapids, MI caught a 47lb. Wahoo on Release
Monday, September 20, 2021
Another pretty day dawned on the big boats as they were cruising to the fishing grounds. It was a little choppy offshore but the fish don't care. The Wahoo fishing was good along with Blackfin Tuna, an Albacore, and bailer Dolphin. Nearshore catches included Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and King Mackerel. Inshore boats had catches of Speckled Trout, slot size Red Drum, and Bluefish.
The mid-week outlook is calling for wind so we'll see what develops.
David Scott of Exton, PA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature
Sunday, September 19, 2021
The weather is gorgeous and we're one day closer to autumn. You know what that means, fall fishing will be heating up. For today, the big boats had a slow time of it but did manage to catch a few Dolphin and Wahoo along with some Blackfin Tuna and King Mackerel and one Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats had an easier day with catching their limits of Speckled Trout and keeper size Red Drum.
Anne Collins of Lugoff, SC caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II
Charles Robinson of Raleigh, NC caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Robert Jessup of Raleigh, NC caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Saturday, September 18, 2021
The big boats left under overcast skies and breezy conditions. By the time the fish hit the docks, it was under sunny skies and a little less breeze. Despite some chop on the water, they were successful in hauling in the meat. They had a couple of King Mackerel along with some good Dolphin fishing with mostly bailers. They also had a few Wahoo and some pretty Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum bite. They had both big Drum and keeper Drum along with some Speckled Trout and big Bluefish.
Randy Lee of Halifax, NC caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Chad Lawson of Richmond, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Relentless
Gregory Schmidt of Schwenksville, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Eric Schmidt of Schwenksville, PA released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Friday, September 17, 2021
High wind and seas kept all the big boats at the dock today, but man, the inshore boats have been having a blast!! Releasing Big Red Drum!! Keeper size Red Drum, as well as Bluefish and Speckled Trout, were also caught.
Black Pearl- morning trip-Michael Ewig of Williamsburg, VA released a 48" Drum, Jeffrey Krzyzanowski of Mount Pleasant released 2 Drum 45" and 46", Rodney Onstad of Oconomowoc, WI released a 45" Drum, Cassandra Christoplis of Oconomowoc, WI released 2- Drum 45" and 48"
Black Pearl- afternoon trip- Charlotte Hensley of McGaheyville, VA released a 47" Drum, 8-year-old Noah Lantz of McGaheysville, VA released 2- Drum 47" and 48"
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Only a few boats headed offshore today, they had catches of Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and a few Dolphin. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish.
Inshore boats had catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Aaron Ciotoli of Martinsville, VA released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Julie Slater of Charleston, WV released a 46" Red Drum on Fingeance
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Yesterday, in a small ceremony at sea, we said goodbye to our good friend Sandy Fletcher on Carolina Girl. Since her passing, she has been deeply missed and will continue to be. After her ashes were released we went fishing in her honor. RIP Sandy Wood Fletcher
Offshore fishing was pretty good for some of the boats will catches of Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin. Bottomfish were also boated, Sea Bass, Triggerfish and B-liners.
Inshore boats had catches of keeper Drum, citation sizes ones were released. Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel rounded out a good day of fishing for all.
Sherry Stewart of Boston, VA caught a 6 lb Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
Rebecca Metts of Hatteras, NC caught a 6 lb Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
Frank Quattrone of Ridgway, PA released a Sailfish on Calypso
Joshua Quattrone Of Ridgway, PA caught a 53 lb Wahoo on Calypso
Zackary Fleming of Durham, NC caught a 24 lb Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
James Fleming of Jefferson, MD released a Blue Marlin and a White Marlin on Bite Me
Brian Winner of Damascus, MD released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Robert Barnes of Partlow, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Relentless
Danny Brooks of Coeburn, VA released a 42" Red Drum on Tightline
Kevin Sanders of Outfield, VA released a 48" Red Drum on Tightline
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The days of beautiful weather continue on. The big boats were greeted by a gorgeous sunrise on the fishing grounds this morning. For some, they could be called the catching grounds. They had very good Dolphin catching along with some Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. They also had a Sailfish and a Swordfish. Inshore boats had a good day also with excellent Speckled Trout catching and Red Drum in keeper size. They also had a Cobia, Bluefish and some Flounder.
Makayla Benjamin of Richmond, VA caught a 123lb. Swordfish on Release
Ted Hixon of Smithfield, PA released a 45" Red drum on Relentless
Patrick Connors of Hermitage, PA caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Monday, September 13, 2021
Another beautiful fishing day that included plenty of catching. Big boats had a few Sailfish releases and a couple of Swordfish. They also had some bailer and gaffer Dolphin, Wahoo and some Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats had excellent fishing today with their limits of Bluefish, Red Drum and Speckled Trout. They also had a bucket of clams to fill the cooler. Our nearshore boat had a good catch of Spanish Mackerel caught by a 10-year-old birthday boy.
Happy Birthday Conner!
Mark Anderson of Lancaster, PA released a Sailfish on Native Son
Thomas Boden of Oberlin, OH released a Sailfish on Calypso
Shannon Brobst of Downingtown, PA caught a 58lb. Wahoo on Gambler
Jeff Sayler of Spotsylvania, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
John Beese of Lake Villa, IL released 2- 41" Swordfish on Release
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The feel of autumn is in the air and the smell of fish is everywhere. At least it is here at the dock. The big boats had another beautiful day for the pursuit of the fins. Several Sailfish and 2 Swordfish were released and they had a few bailer size Dolphin along with some Wahoo, a few Blackfin Tuna and a Barracuda. They also had an assortment of bottom fish like Beeliners and Triggerfish. Inshore boats were on the big Bluefish and slot size Red Drum.
If you come down to the dock to see the day's catch, stop in our marina store and check out our gift shop. You just might find the perfect t-shirt or gift that you have to have.
Richard Goodman of Cary, NC released 2 Swordfish on Release
Jack Cardwell of Danbury, NC released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Douglas Wrenn of Leesburg, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Saturday, September 11, 2021
A beautiful day and the big boats were cut loose from the dock this morning in time to see a pretty sunrise on the way to the fishing grounds. Fishing was pretty good with a few Dolphin and some scattered Wahoo hitting the decks. They also had some Blackfin Tuna, a couple of Amberjacks and several Sailfish were released. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout along with Bluefish, Red Drum and the ever-popular eating fish, Sea Mullet. Tomorrow looks to be another good fishing day.
If you're on the island and want to check out the day's catch, come on down to Hatteras Harbor in the afternoon and see the fish hit the docks.
Charles Gaug of Odenton, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Chris Wilkinson of Huntingtown, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Bruce Dunbar of Colorado Springs, CO released a Sailfish on Gambler
Jared Seeloff of Portsmouth, VA released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
James Lewis of Frankford, DE released a 45" Red Drum on Relentless
Friday, September 10, 2021
Fishing today was not for the big boats. Too much swell and too much wind. However, It was very good fishing for the inshore boats. It was a citation Red Drum fishing kind of day. They also had plenty of keeper size Drum and big Bluefish. The weather is looking good for tomorrow and all of the boats will be headed for the fishing grounds in the morning.
Michael Douglas of Moneta, VA released 2 Red Drum 46" and 47" on Black Pearl
Dakota Morrison of Stanley, VA released 2 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Michael Bucci of Pittsburgh, PA released 8 43"-46" Red Drum on Fingeance
Thursday, September 09, 2021
A few hardy anglers went offshore today, they reported scattered catches of Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Release released a Sailfish and Hatteras Fever II released 2 Sailfish
Inshore boats are continuing to get on the Big Drum. There are also keeper Drum being caught. Speckled Trout are still around in good numbers and a few keeper Flounder are being caught
Ryan Toolio of Boardman, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Adam Ray of Lowellville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Kyle Frazier of Lowellville, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Cathy Dowd of Easton, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Bill Dowd of Easton, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Only a few boats offshore today, they had a pretty good day. They had catches of Wahoo, Dolphin, and Blackfin Tuna. The Billfish bite was also pretty good. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish, Good Times released 2 Sailfish, Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish, Carolina Girl released a Sailfish, Predator released a Sailfish.
Inshore boats are still pretty busy with trips. Today they had catches of Flounder, Trout, Bluefish and Drum
Michael Nuzback of Sykesville, MD caught a 47lb Wahoo on Predator
Zac Zylinski of Sykesville, MD released a Sailfish o Predator
Ashley Caldwell of Lancaster, SC released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Jerry Teter of Salisbury, NC released a Sailfish on Good Times
Alexander Mounce of Statesville, NC released a Sailfish on Good Times
Michael Riebe of Big Stone Gap, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Elyse Lombardi of Dever, Co released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Overcast skies and the temperatures are heating back up. The bite has heated back up some too. The big boats had a good day today. They had Dolphin, mostly bailers, and a few Wahoo along with some Blackfin Tuna, a Swordfish and some Snappers and Triggerfish. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Sea Mullet and some Flounder.
Mitchell Soiland of Crested Butte, CO caught a 58lb. Swordfish on Release
Monday, September 06, 2021
Happy Labor Day! Hopefully, you're not actually laboring today and enjoying the beautiful weather. It was scrappy fishing offshore today. Some of the boats did manage to catch a few bailer Dolphin and a couple of Wahoo and Carolina Girl released a Sailfish. The inshore boats had better luck with big Red Drum and some Speckled Trout along with a few Spanish Mackerel and a Flounder.
Shawn White of Henrico, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Samantha Schoffstall of Shermans Dale, PA caught a 5lb. Speckled Trout and released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Laurel Deihl of Carlisle, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Labor Day weekend continues and the weather has been excellent. The big boats had a good day with Blue Marlin and Sailfish releases. They also had some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna hit their decks along with good Dolphin and Wahoo catches. Inshore boats caught their limits of Bluefish and keepable Red Drum again on the calm clear waters of the Atlantic and Pamlico Sound.
Johnny Landis of Marlinton, WV released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Albert Cannon of Hatteras, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Christopher Thurston of Abingdon, VA released 2 Blue Marlins on Release
Jonathan Davis of Tazewell, VA released a 58" Sailfish and a Blue Marlin on Release
Saturday, September 04, 2021
It was a gorgeous September day and the big boats took advantage of it. They had a couple of Sailfish releases along with some good Wahoo catching and some good Dolphin with mostly bailers and a variety of Tuna including Skipjacks, Blackfin and Yellowfin. Inshore boats also took advantage of the gorgeous weather and some were able to fish along the beach and release some citation size, Red Drum. They also had their limits of Bluefish and keeper Drum.
Fish photography courtesy of Tonyia the birthday girl. Happy Birthday Tonyia!
Michael Simpson of Franklin, VA released a Sailfish on Good Times
Whitney Sandlin of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Michael Nichols of Millers Creek, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Hook Up
Lincoln Triplette of Millers Creek, NC released 2 46" Red Drum on Hook Up
Brian Church of Ferguson, NC released 2 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Brandon Bumgarner of Wilkesboro, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Hook Up
Juan Tejeda of Stamford, CT released a 49" Red Drum on Hook Up
Walter Wielgus of Clayton, NJ released a 48" Red Drum on Fingeance
Gary Wielgus of Brookhaven, PA released a 44" Red Drum on Fingeance
Friday, September 03, 2021
Only inshore boats fished today, they had lots of Big Red Drum releases as well as some keeper Red Drum. Bluefish were also plentiful.
Chance Allen of Inwood, WV released 4- 46" Red Drum on Hook Up
Jamies White of Kearneysville, WV released 5- 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Kyle White of Inwood, WV released 4- 47" Red Drum on Hook Up
William Drury of Alexandria, VA released a 47" and 42" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Thursday, September 02, 2021
All of the big boats stayed at the dock today, only the inshore made it out. They had good catches of keeper Red Drum, Big Red Drum releases, Bluefish, Speckled Trout and a few small Flounder.
9 year old Liam Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Corey Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Andrew Laughman of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum
Cody Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 1-46" Red Drum
Caylor Bigger of Selinsgrove, PA released 2- 45" Red Drum