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, July 19, 2022
It was a blustery day so the Offshore fleet stayed tied up. The Inshore boats took advantage of the weather and had a good day. It was good Speckled Trout fishing for the anglers. They also had some Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. They had some Red Drum this afternoon. Red Drum love to bite on windy days.
Joe Healy of Hilliard, OH caught a 9lb. 4oz. 32" Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Tomorrow may be more of the same with the wind. We will see then.
Monday, July 18, 2022
A few of our big boats saw the sun rise over the blue water this morning. It was a choppy day and they came in early but not before they filled the decks with Wahoo. They also had a few Dolphin in the bailer category and a Barracuda. Inshore boats were onto the Red Drum, Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
The wind looks like it will be a wait-and-see time as the morning dawns.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
The big boats hit the blue water at first light this morning. They did a lot of slinging of Wahoo over the gunnels along with some bailer Dolphin. They also released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had their limits of Red Drum and Sheepshead.
Sean Tyndall of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Roy Phillips of Manteo, NC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Travis Shore of East Bend, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Hook Up
Saturday, July 16, 2022
The sun rose over the blue water this morning behind the lightning-filled clouds. The Offshore boats made their way out after a delay. The day didn't disappoint. They had some Dolphin and had great Wahoo catches with most getting their limits. The Inshore boats had an excellent Speckled Trout morning. The afternoon provided both Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Emily Lamoreau of Hollywood, MD caught a 45lb. Wahoo on Release
Friday, July 15, 2022
It was an exciting morning this morning with multiple thunderstorms creating havoc for the boats. A few of our Offshore fleet did make it out to the blue water. They were able to deck some bailer Dolphin and some Wahoo along with a Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats reported catches of slot-size Red Drum.
Doug Reisdorfer of Cannon Falls, MN caught a 68lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Offshore Anglers had a fun day catching Dolphin and Wahoo.
Inshore Anglers had a good day catching Speckled Trout, Drum, Bluefish.
Nate Martino released a Sailfish Off Sea Creature.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Mostly all of the Offshore boats made it out to the blue water this morning. The fishing didn't disappoint. They did a lot of reeling and a lot of slinging. Several billfish were released and several citations were earned. They also slung some Wahoo over the gunnels along with a few Dolphin and a couple of Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats had a good day on the inside catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Speckled Trout. They also released some nice Red Drum.
Madison Fischer of Leonardtown, MD released a Sailfish on Calypso
Kevin Anderson of Laplata, MD released a Blue Marlin onCalypso
Randall Eigenbrode of Mercersburg, PA released a Swordfish on Release
Michael Noe of Virginia Beach, VA released a Blue Marlin and caught a 52lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature
Chris Savarese of Salt Lake City, UT released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Todd Mathes of Washington, NC caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Sundown
Bryant Chiles of Gordonsville, VA caught a 6lb. 3oz. Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Monday, July 11, 2022
A couple of big boats trekked out to the fishing grounds this morning. They had pretty good fishing despite the breezy conditions. They managed to sling a few Dolphin over the gunnels along with a few Blackfin Tuna and they had good Wahoo fishing. Inshore boats had citation-size Red Drum releases and plenty of Bluefish catches.
More boats are getting ready to go tomorrow. If you're on the island stop by the marina in the afternoon and watch the fish hit the dock.
Craig Gelder of Savona, NY released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Michael Douglas of Bath, NY released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Nick Xidis of Bath, NY released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Seth Chaploney of Elizabeth, AR released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Sunday, July 10, 2022
We had one boat venture out to the blue water this morning. They scrapped out a day and caught a couple of Dolphin, a few Blackfin Tuna and released a Sailfish. The Inshore boats made their anglers happy with good catches of Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Randy Deweese of Six Mile, SC released a Sailfish on Bite Me
We may have more boats go out tomorrow as the forecast is calling for the wind to let up by morning. One thing is for sure, the sun will rise tomorrow. Even if you don't see it.
Saturday, July 09, 2022
It was another day of the big boats tied to the planks and the Inshore boats fishing the Pamlico. It was a windy day so they had plenty of luck with Red Drum. The anglers had their limits of keeper Drum along with some Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
It looks like tomorrow will be another day of wind. At least the Inshore boats may be able to get past the breakwater.
Friday, July 08, 2022
The Offshore boats took a day off today but the Inshore boats did not. They had a pretty good day for fishing. The anglers came back happy campers as they filled their coolers with limits of Bluefish, Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel. The Red Drum made a welcome appearance also with slot-size keeper fish.
The forecast is calling for some wind tomorrow so the Fleet will most likely remain tied up. It might be another good day for Drum as they like to bite on windy days.
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Just one boat braved the seas this morning, they returned with some nice Wahoo and some gaffer Dolphin.
Inshore anglers enjoyed catching limits of Red Drum, limits of Spanish Mackerel, some Speckled Trout and some Bluefish
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
The offshore fleet stayed tied to the dock today. The inshore boats however were able to get out and do some fishing. They had catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Sheepshead. A few Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel were caught in the deep water back in the Pamlico Sound area.
Thomas Lucy of Midlothian, VA caught a 5.04lb Speckled Trout on Adventure
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
The big offshore boats parted the water this hot, humid morning. The sun rose over the blue water and a couple of boats were already hooked up. They had a few billfish releases along with some Dolphin in mostly bailer-size. They also had a good Wahoo bite and bottom fish as in Grouper and B-liners. Inshore boats were busy this morning with good Speckled Trout catches along with Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. In the afternoon they had Cobia, Sheepshead, Red Drum and filled coolers with clams.
Tomorrow looks like a wait-and-see morning. The wind may be breezing up and could continue through until Saturday.
Grant Splisgardt of Chesterfield, VA caught a 44lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck
Jack Hamilton of Powell, OH released a Sailfish on Calypso
Alec Dooley of Columbus, OH released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Harrison Cleary of Claxton, GA caught a 41.9lb. Grouper on Predator
Monday, July 04, 2022
It was a pretty day on the blue water and it made for great fishing. Some of the big boats took advantage of it. They had a few gaffer and bailer Dolphin along with some scattered Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. They also had some Triggerfish. Release had a Swordfish, Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin. The Inshore boats had a pretty day too. They got on to the Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Red Drum in the morning and afternoon.
Kenneth Hendrix of Chesapeake, VA caught a 248lb. Swordfish on Release
Michael Cornwell of Clifton Springs, NY released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day
Sunday, July 03, 2022
Colin fizzled out but not before making it pretty choppy offshore. The big boats stayed home and a couple of Inshore boats made it out to the Pamlico fishing grounds. The ones that did were able to make some happy anglers. They had some Red Drum action and pretty Drum at that. Tomorrow is looking like the big boats will be making their way out to the red, white and blue water for the 4th. We'll see what the new day brings.
Saturday, July 02, 2022
The big boats made it out to the fishing grounds this morning to watch the sunrise before it was blotted out by Colin's downpours. It was scrappy fishing but they managed to put some fish on the decks. They had a scattered Dolphin and Wahoo catch and Sea Creature released a White Marlin. The inshore boats had a good Speckled Trout day this morning. They had Speckled Trout and Red Drum in the afternoon. As Colin blows by, the boats will stay tied up until it's calm seas again.
Trish Lunsford of Staunton, VA released a White Marlin on Sea Creature
Friday, July 01, 2022
The big boats started out before dawn and watched the sunrise on the blue water. They were on to the fish and came up with some Wahoo, some Dolphin with both bailers and gaffers, and a lucky few Yellowfin Tuna. They also slung some bottom fish on deck like Triggerfish and B-liners. Predator released a Sailfish and Release had a Swordfish. Inshore boats had a good day catching Speckled Trout in the morning and Bluefish and Speckles in the afternoon.
Joe Hanley of Baltimore, MD released a Sailfish on Predator
Chad Hull of Elizabeth City, NC caught a 101lb. Swordfish on Release
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The fleet headed out to the blue water this morning looking to fill the party's coolers and they were able to find the fish and do just that. Excellent catches of Dolphin were hitting the dock this afternoon along with some Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and some bottom fish; Triggerfish and Tilefish. Release released 3 Blue Marlin, Tuna Duck released a Sailfish
Inshore anglers had a great day catching Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Speckled Trout
Christopher Jernigan of Snow Hill, NC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Sean Lowe of Clayton, NC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Wesley Morton of Kill Devil Hills, NC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Michael Nickles of Cranberry TWP, PA caught a47lb Wahoo on Predator
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
About half of the offshore fleet headed out this morning to a beautiful sunrise. Their parties enjoyed catching Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and some Bottomfish; Triggerfish, Tilefish and Grouper. Carolina Girl released a Blue Marlin, Release released a White Marlin, and Tuna Duck released a White Marlin and Sailfish.
Inshore anglers had fun catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Gray Trout and Spade fish.
12-year-old Colton Turek of Debary, FL released a 49" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Robert Kinkaid of Jackson, OH released a Blue Marlin on Carolina Girl
Thomas Roy of Salisbury, NC released a White Marlin on Tuna Duck
11-year-old Anelise Roy of Salisbury, NC released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck, if I'm not mistaken, I heard her Grandfather say she was the 3rd generation to release a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Jacob Willis of Troutville, VA released a White Marlin on Release
Michael Latham of Manassas, VA released a 48" Barracuda on Bite Me