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!
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Today was a fishy day. Big boats had several Blue Marlin releases and a couple of Sailfish along with a gaggle of Dolphin with both bailers and gaffers. Some bottom fish were in the mix also. Brother's Pride released 2 Blue Marlin and a Sailfish. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout and Red Drum. The next few days look great for weather until the end of the week. We'll keep our eye on the tropics and any wind development in the near future.
Caden Smith of Zionville, NC released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Richard McFarland of Mocksville, NC released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Sean McFarland of Mocksville, NC caught a 36lb. Dolphin on Tuna Duck
Ryan Domack of Hampstead, NC released a White Marlin on Release
Ronald Harrison of Garysburg, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Saturday, June 26, 2021
It was a spectacular summer day from start to finish today. All boats parted the waters this morning. Offshore boats had some scrappy fishing while inshore boats had tight lines with Speckled Trout and some Spanish Mackerel and a few keeper Red Drum. The big boats had plenty of Dolphin, both gaffers and bailers along with some bottom fish like Tile and Grouper. They'll be back at it tomorrow.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Today all of the boats went fishing, finally and the fish were waiting for them. The big boats released a few Blue Marlin and one White Marlin. The inshore boats had lots of Speckled Trout, keeper Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead. Lots of days to make up for after a week off.
Michael Sights of Alpharetta, GA released a Blue Marlin on Release
William Rudd of Woodford, VA released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
John Bedford of Selma, NC released a White Marlin on Calypso
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Only one boat headed offshore today, they returned with a good catch of Dolphin and released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats had another banner day catching Red Drum with limits, Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Unfortunately, mother nature isn't being very nice with all the winds that are keeping most of the boats at the dock. A few of the inshore boats were able to sneak out and do some fishing. The ones that battled the winds had a great day. The Red Drum bite was Phenomenal!! All sizes, keepers and citation sizes. There were also a few Speckled Trout caught
Caden Smith of Zionville, NC released a 43" Red Drum and caught a 5lb 8oz Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Mike Smith of Zionville, NC released a 40" and 42" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
It's been another day of very windy conditions. The big boats are still tied up while the inshore boats are getting on the fish. Wind makes the Red Drum bite. They bit well today. It was another excellent day of Red Drum fishing. Looking toward the end of this week for the big boats to be finally untied.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
The day started out windy and ended up with a Tropical Storm Watch. Needless to say, the big boats stayed tied to the dock. Of course, the inshore boats had an incredible Red Drum kind of day. They caught keepers and released some big ones. They also had some nice Speckled Trout.
The weather is looking to get a little worse as the next few days come but there will be good days ahead.
Friday, June 18, 2021
It was a beautiful day through and through today. Big boats were in a Dolphin daze catching both gaffers and bailers, along with a few bottom fish and a couple of White Marlin and a Blue Marlin were released as well. The inshore boats had excellent Red Drum fishing along with some Spanish Mackerel and Speckled Trout, Amberjacks, and a Cobia. The next few days look like we may have some weather coming. We'll keep our eye on the forecast and look for fishable days ahead.
Donald Lawe of Troutman, NC released a White Marlin on Native Son
Blake Harty of Culpeper, VA released a White Marlin on Bite Me
Bryce Harty of Culpeper, VA caught a 51lb. Dolphin on Bite Me
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Mother, mother ocean was showing her beauty today. Along the beach the water was cyrstal clear. offshore anglers had excellent catches of nice size bailer Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna. There were no billfish released out of our fleet today.
Trolling along the beach produced good catches of Spanish Mackerel. In the inlet area there were some nice big Red Drum released along with a few keepers.
Back in the sound area there were some good catches of Speckled Trout.
William Crawford of Fredericksburg, VA released a 40" Red Drum on Island Time
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Offshore anglers enjoyed another great day of Dolphin fishing, with some of the boats catching near limits. There were also a few Blackfin tuna caught. Gambler released a Blue Marlin, Calypso released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers that were fishing in the sound area had good catches of Speckled Trout, and keeper Drum, there were also a few Flounder released (out of season). Inshore boats that fished along the beach had good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Blue fish and Cobia
Joseph Sabia of Lakenville, PA released a Sailfish on Calypso
Joe Kamensky of Hubbard, OH released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
It was a steamy start to the day and ended up stormy. Big boats had a good day with Dolphin both gaffers and bailers and a couple of Blackfin Tuna while nearshore was good with Spanish Mackerel fishing. Chaser released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had another good day with Speckled Trout and Red Drum with a few Spanish Mackerel.
Eugene McGwire of Vienna, VA released a Blue Marlin on Chaser
David Towler of Hubert, NC released a 31" Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Monday, June 14, 2021
The day was wet in the morning but the boats came back to a sun-filled sky and fish in the air. The big boats all went fishing today and brought back lots of keeper and gaffer Dolphin. They also had some Blackfin Tuna. Bite Me and Hatteras Fever released Blue Marlins and Calypso released a White Marlin. Inshore boats had their share of pretty Speckled Trout, also some big Red Drum with some keepers and some Spanish Mackerel.
Brandon Yammine of Merritt Island, FL released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Darrell Ray Porter of Morganton, NC released a White Marlin on Calypso
Sunday, June 13, 2021
It was a windy and overcast morning but ended up being less windy and very rainy. All of the boats stayed tied up today except for Black Pearl who had a good morning with Red Drum. If it's windy the Drum like to bite. The inshore boats like windy days. The offshore boats, not so much.
Tomorrow is the start of the Big Rock Tournament so good luck and tight lines to all who are fishing in it.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
All of the big boats stayed tied to the dock today with the exception of Release who fished in the Big Rock Lady Anglers Tournament. The inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum both keepers and citations. They also had some pretty Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish.
Allen Ragland of Schuyler, VA released a 49" Red Drum on Adventure
Jason Schmidt of Bozman, MD caught a 7lb. Speckled Trout on Hook Up
Friday, June 11, 2021
Today was a sunny but breezy day, especially offshore. Hatteras Fever II ventured out this morning and came back with a bounty of Dolphin, both gaffers and bailers. The inshore and nearshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum and good Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Tomorrow looks like a wait-and-see situation for the big boats.
Mary Jeanette Thompson of Kill Devil Hills, NC released a 37" Cobia on Sound Bound
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Offshore boats enjoyed another day of pretty good Dolphin fishing along with some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Thank you to the North Carolina Fishing School for fishing with us again. We hope everyone enjoyed their trips.
Inshore boats were back at the Speckled Trout and keeper Drum. Along with some large Drum mixed in.
Ralph Amick of Fayetteville, NC released a 52" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Trent Snader of Harrisburg, PA caught a 35lb Dolphin on Good Times
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
A fairly decent morning turned into a breezy afternoon, but I think the Dolphin like to bite in a little choppy water because to boats returned with some pretty good catches. There were also some Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna boated. Bite Me released a White Marlin and Sailfish
Inshore boats had another good day of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum.
Maxim Hawk of Gibbon Glade, PA caught a 5.02lb Speckled Trout on Relentless
Christopher Brooks of Boonville, NC released a White Marlin on Bite Me
Marcus Chambers of Statesville, NC released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
The big boats headed out under partly cloudy skies and a slight breeze but tied up to the dock with a good SSW wind. They had real good Dolphin fishing along with some Blackfin Tuna along with a few bottom fish. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel and the ever-popular Red Drum.
If you're on the island and want to come and check out the fish as they hit the dock, head on down to the marina between 4-5 in the afternoon. See what the boats bring in then you can come into the store and check out what we have. Father's Day is right around the corner.
Amelia Albright of Granville, OH caught a 5lb. Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Monday, June 07, 2021
The day started out bright and sunny but the clouds had filled the sky when the big boats hit the breakwater. They had plenty of Dolphin, both gaffers and bailers with a few Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Bite Me released a White Marlin. Inshore boats had good catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout and a few Spanish Mackerel.
Matt Twardziak of Haddon Heights, NJ caught a 46lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue
Steven Kiewel of Faith, SD released a White Marlin on Bite Me
Sunday, June 06, 2021
Today was a beautiful beach day and also a good day to fill the freezer or get a citation. Big boats had a good day with bailer Dolphin and some gaffers, some Blackfin Tuna, Snowy Grouper and various other bottom fish. Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats have had a good day with some seriously good eating Speckled Trout and some just as serious Spanish Mackerel and not to be forgotten, Red Drum.
If you are going to be on the island and want to go fishing, make sure you book early and don't wait until you get here. The availability of charters is going fast and everyone is booking up.
Gregory Vassie of Chapel Hill, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Thomas Tayoun of Chapel Hill, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Sound Bound