Welcome to the Hatteras Harbor Marina Fishing Report.
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Saturday, October 02, 2021
It was a cool, misty morning when the big boats parted the water. The fish hit the docks under sunny, warm skies. They brought back Wahoo, bailer Dolphin, some Blackfin Tuna and Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish. They also had some good bottom fishing with B-liners and Triggerfish on the menu. Inshore boats had their limits of Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Kathy Hamilton of Denton, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Julia Gunderson of Cincinnati, OH caught a 6lb. 8oz. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
John Rust of Independence, KY caught a 6lb. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl
Friday, October 01, 2021
A beautiful October morning turned into a beautiful October afternoon. It started out a little chilly but by the time the boats tied up it had warmed up quite a bit. It was a little slow fishing today for the big boats. They had some bottom fish as in, B-liners, Triggerfish and Sea Bass along with bailer Dolphin, Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. Predator released a Sailfish. The inshore boats put some slot-size Red Drum, Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish on ice.
Charlie Smith of Penn Larid, VA caught a 54lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Brian Pollard of Chesterfield, VA released a Sailfish on Predator
Thursday, September 30, 2021
A lot of the mates were readying the boats to head offshore today. They helped their parties bring Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna in the boats. There were also some bottom fish caught; B-liners, Triggerfish and Tilefish.
Inshore anglers enjoyed a pretty day on the water catching, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Drum and Spanish Mackerel
Loni Dieterich of Pisgah Forrest, NC released a 50" Red Drum on Relentless
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Just a few boats geared up to head offshore, they reported slow fishing. They had catches of Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. Bite Me released a Sailfish
All of the inshore boats were fishing today, they reported good catches of Speckled Trout, Drum and Bluefish
Harold Elliott of Laurel, DE released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The big boats slipped through the inlet this morning to a beautiful sunrise. It was scrappy fishing for some of them with some Wahoo and bailer Dolphin being slung over the gunnels. They also slung some Blackfin Tuna. Nearshore boats had Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel while inshore boats had their limits of slot-size Red Drum, Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
The week looks like sunny skies with intermittent gusty winds. We will see what the sunrise brings because one thing we do know, the sun will rise tomorrow.
Peter Nekhay of Menlo, GA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Debra Dickson of Fort Mill, SC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Jeanne Ruff of Salisbury, MD caught a 49lb. Wahoo on Predator
Monday, September 27, 2021
It was a beautiful day in the fishing neighborhood today. The fishing part was kind of slow. The big boats released a few Sailfish and caught some Dolphin in the bailer variety. They also had a few Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. The inshore boats had a good day catching keeper Red Drum, some Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Ryan Hinchcliff of Surprise, AZ released a Sailfish on Predator
Zachary Lane of Salem, OH released a Sailfish on Calypso
Haven Barnhill of Lexington, GA released a Sailfish on Release
Sunday, September 26, 2021
It was a little windy today but not enough to keep the big boats tied up. The Wahoo fishing was very good. The bailer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna also hit the decks along with a couple of Albacore, and assorted bottom fish like Be-liners and Grouper. The inshore boats had lots of Speckled Trout, some Bluefish and Sea Mullet and some Red Drum. The nearshore boat had Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Mike Bercovitz of Savannah, GA caught a 42lb. Wahoo on Predator
Ted Ryan Estampador of Norfolk, VA caught a 48lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue
Saturday, September 25, 2021
The big boats were cut loose from the docks this morning. The fishing was good. Carolina Girl released a couple of Sailfish. The meat fish were good also. There were some King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna caught along with some bailer Dolphin and good Wahoo catching. Some Spanish Mackerel was caught nearshore. Inshore boats filled some coolers as well. They had Bluefish, keeper Red Drum and some Speckled Trout.
It looks like it could be pretty weather this week, we'll see what the wind and waves do as we go along.
Cole Johnson of Warrenton, VA caught a 46lb. Wahoo on Release
Kent Miller of Leawood, KS caught a 49lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Janet Walters of Ramseur, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Eric Hickman of Stoneville, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Friday, September 24, 2021
Today was not fit for big boats. The inshore boats had a great day fishing. They released plenty of citation size Red Drum and some keepers. They also had some Bluefish. It looks like tomorrow the big boats may be able to venture out. We'll see what the sunrise brings.
Gary Hurley of Wilmington, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Fingeance
Richard Gorney of Jessup, MD released a 48" Red Drum on Island Time
Mark Mace of King George, VA released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
High winds and high seas kept all the big boats at the dock. The inshore boats had a great day catching Drum, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout.
Brandon Roloff of Cedartown, GA released a 45" Red Drum on Relentless
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