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, 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.
Friday, August 06, 2021
The big boats finally made it out this morning under cloudy skies. By the time the fish hit the dock, it was under sunny skies. Hatteras Blue released a White Marlin. Release, Bite Me and Sea Creature each released a Sailfish. They also had Wahoo and a Barracuda. Inshore boats had good catches of Red Drum, keepers and a citation, and Speckled Trout along with a few Bluefish. It looks like tomorrow will be another rainy one with no wind and since the fish don't mind being wet, they'll be headed back out in the morning.
Abram Deep of Pulaski, PA released a White Marlin on Hatteras Blue
Kelley Davis of Chestertown, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Matthew Rose of King George, VA released a 40" Barracuda on Bite Me
Zachary Rose of Ramona, CA released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Mason Curles of Chesapeake, VA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Andrew Burget of New Bloomfield, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Thursday, August 05, 2021
We only had the inshore boats fishing today, they had catches of Speckled Trout, limits of keeper Drum and Big Drum releases.
We have our fingers crossed that the big boats will make it offshore tomorrow.
Heather Markey of Collegeville, PA released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Kade Folcik of Rockford, MI released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
It was another wet, scrappy day for the offshore boats today. They came back with a few Dolphin, mostly bailers and a few Wahoo. Inshore boats had better luck with Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish. This week isn't looking too special unless you like wind and rain. Friday MIGHT be the better day as far as offshore goes. The inshore boats do like wind but can do without the rain.
Sunday, August 01, 2021
Today was a blowout day for the big boats and a Red Drum day for the inshore boats. As the big boats stayed tied to the dock the inshore boats went in search of Red Drum and they found them along with a few Speckled Trout. Red Drum love to bite on windy days and our captains love to catch them. Today was an excellent Red Drum day.
Saturday, July 31, 2021
The big boats left the dock this morning in a thunderstorm and by the time the fish hit the decks the sun came out. They had several catches of Dolphin with both bailers and gaffers and some catches of Wahoo and one boat caught a Yellowfin Tuna. Both Chaser and Carolina Girl released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had a specktacler day with Speckled Trout and some pretty keeper Red Drum.
David Schleeper of Chesapeake, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
J. Patrick Kosek of St. Stephens Ch, VA released a Sailfish on Chaser
Walter Schondube of Vergennes, VT caught a 62lb. 8oz. Wahoo on Sea Creature
Friday, July 30, 2021
Today started out windy and ended up windy. The big boats stayed tied to the dock while the inshore boats had a good day of Red Drum, some Bluefish and Speckled Trout catching.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Lots of action offshore today, the billfish bite was good, Bite Me released a Blue Marlin, Calypso released 2 Blue Marlin, Carolina Girl released 2 Sailfish, Native Son released a Blue Marlin, Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Tuna Duck released a Sailfish. Trolling for Dolphin produced good catches today and there were a few Wahoo caught.
Inshore anglers continue to do well on the Speckled Trout and Drum. There were also some BIG Drum released. Along the beach, trolling produced some Spanish Mackerel
Elena Bussey of St Pete Beach, FL released a Sailfish on Release
AJ Kline of St Louis, MO released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Rich Held of Ellicott City, MD released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Ian King of Shippensburg, PA released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
Christian Bergamaschi of Columbia, MD released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Andrew Bergamaschi of West Minster, MD released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Lauren Wessel of Coinjock, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
James Walker of Coinjock, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Matthew Pion of Olivet, MI released a 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Don Holzschy of Athens, OH released a 45" Red Drum on Hook UP
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
We had a good number of boats head offshore this morning but weather conditions turned bad around noon and most of them headed in. The few that stuck it out had catches of Dolphin and Wahoo. Sea Creature released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers got a little wet this morning when the rain set in, but most ended up with some good catches of Speckled Trout and Drum.
Drew Weaver of Montclair, NJ caught a 36lb Dolphin on Tuna Duck
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The boats left the dock this morning and were greeted by a warm sunrise as they got to the fishing grounds. By the time they entered the inlet, red on right returning, they had their limits of Dolphin and a good amount of Wahoo. A couple of Blue Marlin gave chase but Sea Creature was the one to release one. Inshore boats had a good day catching their limits of Speckled Trout with a few Red Drum.
Dale Bates of Morrisville, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature