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, May 28, 2022
The big boats stayed tied up today but the Inshore boats were busy catching fish on the inside. They made many anglers happy with catches of Red Drum, Cobia and a few Speckled Trout.
Wryn Parsley of Apex, NC caught a 7lb. 8oz. Speckled trout on Relentless
All of the boats will be heading out at first light in the morning. Come by the dock in the afternoon to see what fish make an appearance.
Friday, May 27, 2022
The big boats started out with a little chop but by early afternoon the chop got much bigger. The wind picked up and sent the boats in a little early. Not before they loaded the decks with Dolphin. Gaffer Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna and a couple of Wahoo. Release released a White Marlin. Inshore boats loaded coolers with slot-size Red Drum.
Michael Reilly of Huntington, NY released a White Marlin on Release
Bryant Baker of Flowery Branch, GA caught a 39lb. Dolphin on Predator
It looks like the wind will pick up even more tomorrow. The big boats will stay tied to the docks but the Inshore boats may have even more Red Drum action.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Offshore boats had another good day catching Dolphin, Wahoo and Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Congratulations to long time customer and friend Steve Matthews on the Pepper boat for releasing a Blue Marlin
Inshore boats fished along the beach for Spanish Mackerel and in the Pamilco Sound area for Red Drum and Speckled trout
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
If you wanted to catch some fish today would have been your day. The offshore fleet had some great catches of Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Hatteras Fever II released a White Marlin.
The inshore boats also had a great day catching Spanish Mackerel and Red Drum
Jay Staniszewski of Sailbury, MD caugtha 35lb Dolphin on Hatteras Fever II
William Oettel of Millsboro, DE released a White Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The big boats parted the water just before dawn this morning. Today was a good day for gaffer Dolphin along with some Wahoo and some bottom fish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum, especially the keeper size. Inshore boats that went outside were on to the Spanish Mackerel and Atlantic Bonita.
Monday, May 23, 2022
The sun rose on the big boats in the blue water this morning. The bite was on. It was mostly a gaffer Dolphin deck slinging day along with some Blackfin Tuna and some bottom fish. Bite Me released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats were on the keeper Red Drum. They make good fish tacos. They'll all be back at it again under the sun's next appearance.
Dylan Falkowski of Folsom, PA released a 113" Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Today started out warm and sunny. By the time the fish hit the docks, it was under overcast skies with scattered sprinkles. The big boats had a busy day. They threw a few Blackfin Tuna and gaffer-size Dolphin on the dock. They had several Blue Marlin releases along with a Sailfish and Release brought a big Blue Marlin to the scales. The inshore boats had a good day of slot-size Red Drum and some Speckled Trout.
Bryson Gaines of Summerfield, NC released a Sailfish on Calypso
Jaydon Livingston of Roan Mountain, TN released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Jeff Chandler of Sandy Ridge, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Carlton Bivens of Chesapeake, VA caught a 526lb. Blue Marlin on Release
Timothy Dial of Kannoplis, NC released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Fred Mitchell of Beaufort, SC released a 101" Blue Marlin on Chaser
Troy Helton of Arlington, VA released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Daniel Sweeney of Sewell, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Jared Scales of Reidsville, NC released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Saturday, May 21, 2022
It was another day closer to summer and it felt like it. The days are heating up and the billfish action is too. Several boats released Blue Marlins and several others got on the meat fish. They were slinging gaffer Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats had a good Red Drum day.
Charles Robinson of Raleigh, NC released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
If you're on the island, head on down in the afternoon when the boats come in and watch the fish hit the docks. Then you can check out our marina store where we have gifts galore and t-shirts too.
Friday, May 20, 2022
The sun rose over most of the big boats in the blue water this morning. It was a little breezy but they managed to bring in a few Wahoo, some Yellowfin Tuna, and Dolphin, along with some Blackfin Tuna and some bottom fish. A couple of boats released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had an excellent Red Drum day. They filled coolers with some pretty keeper Drum and a few Speckled Trout and some Cobia.
Charlie Greene of Sugar Grove, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Patrick Carter of Roanoke, VA caught a 44lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Barbra Byington of Alexandria, VA caught a 5lb. 14oz. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Hatteras Fever released a Blue Marlin
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Just one boat attempted to fish offshore today, they stuck it out for most of the day and came in with a catch of Dolphin.
The inshore fleet had some pretty good fishing today. They led their parties to the fishing grounds in the Pamlico Sound that provided them with good catches of Red Drum and Speckled Trout
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
What a beautiful day we had in Hatteras today. Most of the offshore fleet headed out this morning and returned with some pretty good catches of Gaffer size Dolphin, some Yellowfin Tuna, and some Blackfin Tuna, Sea Creature released a Sailfish
The inshore fleet had catches of Ribbonfish, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia
John Clayton of Lutherville, MD released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
This morning the ocean started out a little choppy and did calm down by mid-afternoon closer to shore but the swell stayed up in the hot water. The big boats were able to make some anglers very happy with a nice catch of Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, along with some Dolphin, King Mackerel and some bottom fish like Bee-liners. Inshore boats had a good day of catching some Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. On the inside, they had good luck with Red Drum.
Marshall Purdy of Gettysburg, PA caught a 46lb. Wahoo
Ron Onkes of Afton, WY caught a 47lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Monday, May 16, 2022
The big boats saw the sunrise under clear skies with choppy seas. It didn't keep them from catching fish. They slung some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo on the deck along with a good catch of very pretty Dolphin in both gaffer and bailer sizes. They also had a scattered few Yellowfin Tuna and three Sailfish were released. Inshore boats had a very good day with Red Drum and a couple of Speckled Trout and a Sheepshead or two.
Helene Conick of Salisbury, MD released a Sailfish on Release
Claude Roloff of Acworth, GA caught a 5lb. 4oz. Speckled Trout on Relentless
Shauna Roloff of Syracuse, NY caught a 6lb. 5oz. Speckled Trout on Relentless
Kenneth Cook of St. Augustine, FL released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Kyle Curling of Suffolk, VA released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Today started out with some foggy conditions and when the boats headed home, it was under clear, calm, sunny skies. It was a fishy day. The big boats had good catches of pretty gaffer Dolphin along with a few Wahoo, some Yellowfin Tuna and some Blackfin Tuna and a Sailfish was released. Inshore boats had coolers filled with keeper Red Drum and a Cobia or two showed up.
The days are heating up and so are the fish. Book a trip and go fishing instead of sitting on the dock and wishing you were fishing.
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
River Hagerich of Hatteras, NC caught a 52lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Today turned out to be a beautiful day. The seas calmed down and the fishing was good. The big boats slung some nice gaffer Dolphin over the gunnels along with a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna and some good Wahoo. Inshore boats had another very good day of hooking Red Drum.
Dale Blankers of Chantilly, VA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl
Nadeem Rahman of Sterling, VA caught a 41lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
The boats will be heading out at sunrise tomorrow. Come on down to the dock in the afternoon to watch the day's catch hit the dock.
Friday, May 13, 2022
This morning the big boats dealt with thunderstorms and rough seas. They did manage to catch some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo along with some nice Dolphin. Inshore boats had a good day wrangling Red Drum with a few keepers and some nice citations.
Nick Schmidt of West Chester, PA caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Amy Eastridge of North East, MD released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Thursday, May 12, 2022
A few of the inshore boats headed out this morning with their parties in search of fish and entertainment, after being cooped up for the last few days with the weather we've been having. The fish were waiting on them, the captains reported excellent Red Drum fishing.
Carolyn Hyde of Austin, TX released a 40" Red Drum on Hook Up
Friday, May 06, 2022
It's getting to feel more like summer. The sun dawned on the blue water and the big boats were there to greet it. They had catches of Blackfin Tuna, gaffer Dolphin, and King Mackerel, along with the occasional Shark and bottom fish like Triggerfish. The inshore boats had Red Drum and lots of Sheepshead.
We are under a gale watch for the next 4 days, so it looks like we'll be watching the wind blow. Going back to a taste of Spring. Hopefully, it won't stick around.
Claire Vaughan of Belhaven, NC caught a 25lb. 8oz. Blackfin Tuna and released a 150lb. Shark on Carolina Girl
Stephan Kraus of Rockingham, VA caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Dale Kraus of Mathias, WV caught a 10lb. 8oz. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Allan Clausen of Harrisonburg, VA caught a 12lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
James Kelemen of Felton, DE caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Calvin Jones of Lincoln, DE caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jamel Trott of Georgetown, DE caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Alex Rivera of Dover, DE caught a 13lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Most of the offshore fleet made it out this morning, it was a little choppy but they stuck it out and returned with catches of Wahoo, Dolphin, and some Tuna. The inshore boats had catches of Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Red Drum
Kenneth Gaigler of Ellicott City, MD caught a 28lb Blackfin Tuna on Release
Joe Fisher of Princess Anna, MD caught a 42lb Grouper on Release
David Bollschweiler of Mesilla Park, NM caught a 53lb Wahoo and a 50" Barracuda on Bite Me
Nathan Wilmeth of Plymouth Meeting, PA caught a 47lb Wahoo on Gambler
Travis Woerner of Burlington, NC caught a 9.05lb Sheepshead on Hook Up
John Woerner of New Lenox, IL caught a 8.09lb Sheepshead on Hook Up
Caitlin Maschak of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 14lb Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Eli Maschak of New Bloomfield, PA caught a 13lb Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Tommy Bowen of Blackshesh, GA caught a 41lb Wahoo on Gambler
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
The offshore fleet stayed at the dock again today, we have our fingers crossed that they will make it out tomorrow. The inshore fleet was able to go fishing with their parties and returned with catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Bluefish.