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, August 28, 2021
It was a beautiful day off the coast of Cape Hatteras today. All of the big boats were cut loose this morning. The Dolphin fishing was good along with some Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats were able to fill the coolers with Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Summer is drawing to a close and the days will be getting cooler but the Fall fishing will be starting to heat up. Get yourself booked on a trip and fill your freezer or release a giant and make memories for a lifetime.
Todd Loving of Roanoke, VA caught a 54lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Friday, August 27, 2021
Another hot August day and the big boats went out under dark skies with a beautiful sunrise on the fishing grounds. A few bailer Dolphins hit the decks along with plenty of Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. They also had some bottom fish and released a couple of Sailfish. Good Times released a Blue Marlin. Nearshore boats had King Mackerel, Amberjacks and some Cobia were sighted. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout, Bluefish and some Red Drum in the citation size.
Jolene Walker of West Finley, PA released a Sailfish on Release
Deidre Mulder of Frisco, NC released a 52" Red Drum on Relentless
John Bauer of Chester, VA released a Blue Marlin and caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Zachary Kendrick of Danville, VA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna and a 10lb. 4oz. Tilefish on Good Times
Nicole Fairbanks of Buxton, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Island Time
Chrissy Paz of Buxton, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Island Time
Elizabeth Fairbanks of Buxton, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Island Time
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Hot, clammy weather today. Offshore boats returned with catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and some Bottomfish; Triggerfish and Tilefish
Nearshore fishing produced catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
Back in the sound area boats had catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum,
and a Cobia. One family went sea shelling and catch some sand dollars
Dustin Castle of Glenburnie, MD caught a43lb Cobia on Black Pearl
David Swann of Cadiz, OH caught a 10lb Tilefish and a 27lb Grouper on Good Times
Justin Whiteman of Raleigh, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Tim Wuchter of Raleigh, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Alexander Andrew of Apex, NC caught a 10lb Tilefish on Good Times
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
We had a few big boats slip through the inlet this morning. They did well with Wahoo and Dolphin with mostly bailers, a limit of Tilefish, Grouper and also a scattering of Blackfin Tuna. They also released a few Sailfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum and the nearshore boat filled the cooler with Bluefish.
Leslie Jelinski of Parma, OH released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Rebecca Spicher of Herndon, VA released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Monday, August 23, 2021
It's been a little breezy inshore and a lot breezy offshore. All of the big boats stayed tied to the dock. The Inshore boats have had a good day today. They have had good catches of Speckled Trout, a few Spanish Mackerel, some pretty keeper Red Drum and some nice catches of Sheepshead.
River Hagerich caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl earning him another citation. He's 2 years old and he has already caught a couple of citation fish. He's a big-time fisherman in a small package.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
The big boats left under clear skies this morning and by the time the fish hit the dock, it was under dark clouds. A couple of boats had a near-miss with Blue Marlin. They did bring home the meat fish of bailer Dolphin and Wahoo. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout and Red Drum today.
The next few days are looking windy from the SW so we'll see how it goes for the big boats. Inshore boats will be looking for Red Drum. Drum like to bite on windy days.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Very little wind today and a lot of sun and heat. Most of the big boats had a good day with Dolphin, in the bailer variety, and some nice Wahoo. Good Times and Sea Creature each had Sailfish releases. Inshore boats had a good morning with Speckled Trout but the afternoon was a little slower and still saw catches of keeper size Red Drum and buckets of Clams.
This weekend has Henri sitting off of our coast and looks like it will be giving us a Rawhide ocean, rollin' rollin' rollin'.
Ryan Angold of Virginia Beach, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
William Brett of Chesapeake, VA caught a 45lb. Wahoo on Good Times
Jeffery Lavender of Portsmouth, VA released a Sailfish on Good Times
Cameron Tellefsen of Virginia Beach, VA released a 43" Red Drum on Island Time
Thursday, August 19, 2021
More really hot weather again today. Offshore boats returned with some good catches of Wahoo, some of the boats found schools of Dolphin and did pretty well, some Blackfin Tuna were hitting the dock as well. There were also some Bottomfish caught; Tilefish, Trigerfish, Sea Bass, Snapper and Grouper. Calypso released a Sailfish, Good Times released 2 Blue Marlin and Hatteras Blue released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers worked hard for their fish today, Speckled Trout and Drum. There were also some clams caught.
Maggie McNeill of Grassy Creek, NC caught a 35lb Dolphin on Native Son
Logan Helwig of Manchester, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Steven Fisher of Akron, PA caught a 40lb Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Michael Smith of Kitty Hawk, NC released a Blue Marolin on Good Times
Jason Emminizer of Kitty Hawk, NC released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Gary Wilson of Wellwsville, OH released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Brandon Gillingham of New York, NY released a 53" Red Drum on Island Time
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Offshore boats headed out this morning with some hot weather and a little wind. They returned with some Dolphin, Wahoo, a few King Mackerel and some Blackfin Tuna. Bottomfish were also caught; limits of Tilefish and Snowy Grouper. Calypso released a Sailfish
Inshore boats that were fishing around the inlet and along the beach had catches of Bluefish and some Spanish Mackerel. In the sound area Red Drum and Speckled Trout were caught.
Max Pinamounti of Chanhassen, MN released a Sailfish on Calypso
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
It was a calm and hot morning that saw some of the big boats part the water. Bailer Dolphin hit the dock along with several Wahoo. Sea Creature released a White Marlin. Inshore boats did really well filling coolers with Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and some Red Drum, including a citation size.
If you're planning a trip to Hatteras and want to go offshore or a half-day inshore, book your trip before you come. Availability is filling up fast and you don't want to be left at the dock wishing you were fishing.
Ryan Biddy of Richmond, VA caught a 65lb. Wahoo on Sundown
Olin Biddy of Stella, NC caught a 48lb. Barracuda on Sundown
Jeff Daddona of Southington, CT released a White Marlin on Sea Creature
Stephen Dejter III of Easton, MD released a 52" Red Drum on Hook Up
Victor Reverdatto of Apex, NC released a 49" Barracuda on Calypso
Monday, August 16, 2021
It was another hot day today, probably because it's August. Most of the big boats hit the fishing grounds this morning. They had several bailer Dolphin hit the decks along with good catches of Wahoo and some bottom fish like Grouper. Calypso released a couple of Blue Marlin. Inshore and nearshore boats were in the meat, catching their limits of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
If you're on the island and want to see what the boats are bringing in, come on down to the dock and check them out around 4:00 pm. We also have some nice stuff in the store you may want to check out too.
Howard Hamburger of Mountain Top, PA released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Michael Strojny of Rising Sun, MD released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Today was a mostly sunny, hot day with a few of the big boats in pursuit. They scrapped out a day with a few gaffer and bailer Dolphin and some good Wahoo catching. Inshore boats had their limits of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and some pretty keeper Red Drum.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
It was another hot and sunny day with all of our big boats seeing the sunrise from the fishing grounds today. They had another good day of Wahoo and Dolphin along with some Blackfin Tuna and a Barracuda, also a couple of Snowy Grouper. Bite Me and Good Times each released a Blue Marlin and Sea Creature released a Sailfish. The inshore boats had good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Red Drum.
Stephan Thomas of Chester, VA caught a 52lb. Amberjack on Good Times
Adrian White of Waldorf, MD released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Mike Warren of Henrico, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Undray Swann of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 12lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Gregory Gallihugh of Charlottesville, VA released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Friday, August 13, 2021
Today was a hot humid day with a few of our big boats making it out to the fishing grounds. They had a good day with Dolphin in the bailer kind, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna and Tilefish. Inshore boats had a good day with Speckled Trout and Red Drum keepers.
Chad Whitley Jr. of Como, NC caught a Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Albert Vann of Conway, NC caught a 14lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Chad Whitley of Como, NC caught a 13lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Shawn Ward of Franklin, VA caught a 12lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Chad Whitley Jr. of Como, NC caught a 12lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Whitley Jackson of Como, NC caught a 12lb. Tilefish on Good Times
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Lots of boats fishing offshore today, they returned with some good catches of Wahoo and some Dolphin. There were also some bottomfish caught.
Inshore boats fishing along the beach had good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Back in the sound area Speckled Trout and keeper Drum were caught.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Near slick calm conditions both offshore and inshore today. Most of the larger boats headed out to the gulf stream and returned with some good catches of Dolphin and some Wahoo.
Inshore boats trolling and casting along the beach and around the inlet today had good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Back in the sound area boats had catches of Speckled Trout and Red Drum
Deric Clarke of Waterbury, CT released a 52" Red Drum on Hoop UP
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
This morning saw all of our big boats cross the inlet. It was a hot, August day when the boats got on the Dolphin and Wahoo. Sea Creature and Carolina Girl each released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Speckled Trout along with some Red Drum.
Horace Bell of Currituck, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Craig Braverod Arsenault of Great Falls, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Monday, August 09, 2021
Today the big boats headed out and saw the sunrise in clear, Carolina blue skies. It was hot and humid when the fish hit the dock. They had good catches of Dolphin in the bailer variety and a couple of gaffers. They also had some Wahoo and a scattered King Mackerel. Good Times released a Blue Marlin and Hatteras Blue released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Red Drum and Spanish Mackerel.
Summer Maddox of Bushwood, MD released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Nelson Silva of Columbia, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Sunday, August 08, 2021
The skies let loose with thunder, lightning and rain early this morning. Luckily, it passed in time for the big boats to follow it out the inlet. They returned under sunny skies. Good Times released a Blue Marlin and Chaser released a Sailfish while they also had good catches of Dolphin. Inshore boats had a good day with Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Both make very good table fare.
The weather is looking good for this week so far, so give us a call or go to our website and book a trip today to go offshore or inshore and have fun while you catch your dinner.
Owen Lewis of Matthews, NC released a Sailfish on Chaser
Becky Wheeler of Baltimore, MD released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Saturday, August 07, 2021
Some of the big boats headed out this morning and returned with the thunderstorms. They were successful in their voyage. They had good Dolphin catching with both gaffers and bailers. They also had good Wahoo, a few King Mackerel and some assorted bottom fish. The inshore boats had an excellent Speckled Trout fishing day along with very good catches of Bluefish.