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 15, 2021
It's the final day of the Hatteras Village Tournament and all of the boats made a good effort. Our big boats had good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats had good catches of Spanish Mackerel today. Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin.
Congratulations to our own Release and Captain Rom Whitaker for winning the biggest fish category in the HVOO Tournament with the biggest Blue Marlin at 574.5lbs. Congratulations to Hatteras Blue for having the second place Tuna.
Scott McDevitt of Waynesboro, VA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Friday, May 14, 2021
The third day of the HVOO and the wind kicked up by mid-day. The big boats that weren't after the big Blues caught several Dolphin, Wahoo and both Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. The inshore boats had very good Red Drum fishing with citations and keepers being hooked.
Release boated a 574.5lb. Blue Marlin
Released boated a 538.2lb. Blue Marlin
Charlie Bandy of Salem, VA released a 40" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Doug Shaffner of Roanoke, VA released 2 40" Red Drum and 1 41" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Lisa Shaffner of Roanoke, VA released 1 46" and 1 40" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Scott Surratt of Boones Mill, VA caught a 71lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Shane Parsnow of Concord, NC released a 575lb. Blue Marlin on Release
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Most of the boats that fished today were fishing in the Hatteras Village Offshore Open, they released several Blue Marlin and one was boated and weighed in at 502 lb. Congratulations Top Dog. There were a few Dolphin caught as well. Some of the inshore boats fished along the beach and caught Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Amberjack. Inshore boats that fished in the sound had limits of keeper Red Drum and Bluefish.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The wind let up some today. Enough for a few of the offshore boats to go out. The ones who ventured out had some nice Dolphin and some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna and a few Wahoo. One Sailfish was released on Bite Me. Inshore boats had limits of Red Drum and a few big Blue Fish.
Richard Bunting, Jr. of Lewes, DE released a 60" Sailfish on Bite Me
Monday, May 10, 2021
Today was the usual windy day. The Wright Brothers had the right idea to come out here for the wind. Big boats stayed in. Black Pearl from the inshore fleet managed to get out and said the Drum fishing was excellent. They had a bite on every cast. Tomorrow looks better for more boats to be able to go.
Sunday, May 09, 2021
The day started out cool and calm but ended up warm and breezy. Most of the big boats made it offshore. They had catches of some Dolphin, Yellowfin, and Blackfin Tuna, and some Bottom Fish. The inshore boats had morning catches of keeper Drum and Blue Fish and some pretty Red Drum for the afternoon. Happy fishermen and women bringing home the meat for Mother's Day. Steven Sluder of Asheville, NC caught a citation Wahoo of 44.8lbs. on Hatteras Fever II.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 08, 2021
The wind had the big boats tied to the dock today but a few of the small boats went out. It was scrappy fishing in the sound but a couple got on the Red Drum and some Speckled Trout. A few Blue Fish were hooked also. It's looking like all boats will be out fishing tomorrow so if you aren't going with them and you are wishing you were fishing, come on down to the dock in the afternoon and check them out when they come in.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Started out a little cooler today and ended up sunny and a lot cooler. Just about all of the boats went fishing. The offshore boats had some catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, King Mackerel and Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Calypso released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats were on the bite too. They had plenty of Red Drum keepers and some big Blue Fish. The wind looks like it will pick up tomorrow but hopefully, it will be tight lines by Sunday.
Michael Parker of Amelia Courthouse, VA caught a 55lb. Amberjack on Release
Daniel Marsh of Moorefield, WV caught a 32lb. Grouper on Carolina Girl
Thomas Dillard of Gastonia, NC caught a 41lb. King Mackerel on Sundown
Evan Clark of Northville, MI released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Lora Arthur of Ivor, VA caught a 30lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Henry Arthur of Ivor, Va caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Thursday, May 06, 2021
High northerly winds kept most of the boats at the dock today, we did however have a few inshore boats head out and battle the winds. They found some keeper drum and some bigger sized ones.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Another windy day for the big boats but it doesn't stop the inshore boats. The Drum loves to bite on windy days and today was no different. Some Speckled Trout showed up too.
11-year-old Levi Cardillo of McDonald, PA snagged a citation 6lb. 3oz. Speckled Trout. Way to go Levi lots of big fish in your future.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
A blustery but beautiful day today. Only the inshore boats took advantage of the fishing. Most caught their limits of Red Drum and some Speckled Trout. Speckles are "specktackler" eating fish. Very good fried with coleslaw and hushpuppies or fries. The next few days look to be windy as well. Hopefully, the big boats won't be tied to the dock for long.
Matt Strippey of Laurel, MD caught a 6.7lb. Speckled Trout on Hook Up
Monday, May 03, 2021
The day started out sunny and warm with the promise of hooking some fish. Offshore boats had success with some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna along with some King Mackerel, Dolphin and some bottom fish. They had a wet and stormy return to the dock as a thunderstorm rolled through. It was scrappy fishing for the Inshore boats but they managed to get a hook into a few Red Drum.
Ivy Carey of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Release
Leeandrew Stoltzfus of Williamsburg, IN caught a 20.6lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Omer Fisher of Fountain City, IN caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Ervin Stoltzfus of Williamsburg, IN caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Gambler
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Beautiful day today and the boats were able to get to the fishing grounds. Offshore boats had a pretty good day with Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, some Wahoo, some King Mackerel and Dolphin hitting the decks. Tomorrow is looking good so far, weather-wise. Inshore boats had excellent Red Drum fishing with some Bluefish and Trout in the mix. Two Sailfish were released on Sea Creature.
Trina Gebhart of Willowstreet, PA and Robert Wolpert of Lancaster, PA each Released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Michael Hodgson of Rosedale, MD released a 47" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Daniel Greer of Sparks, MD released a 45" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Forrest Wright of Whitwell, TN caught a 38lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Saturday, May 01, 2021
The wind was too stiff for the offshore boats this morning and didn't let up until too late this afternoon. Tomorrow will hopefully be calmer. Inshore boats were on the Red Drum again with some Trout being caught. Adventure, Hook Up, Tightline, Black Pearl and Gambler got on the keeper Drum with a couple of citation big Drum being released.
Ken Marl of Sanford, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Hook Up
David Maggs of Chapel Hill, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Hook Up
Eric Linder of Pensacola, FL released a 49" Red Drum on Gambler
Friday, April 30, 2021
It was a sunny but breezy day today. Inshore had fun Red Drum fishing. A few of the offshore boats may try to go out tomorrow if the wind cooperates.
Inshore boats caught some nice keeper Drum.
Brian Ratlief of Richmond, VA released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It was a pretty windy day in Hatteras today. No big boats went out but the inshore boats did. The Red Drum likes to be hooked on windy days and the little boats helped them out with that. It was excellent Red Drum fishing for all of the inshore boats.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
A beautiful warm day in paradise today. Mostly everyone went fishing this morning. Offshore boats had a day scrapped out with some King Mackerel caught along with a few Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Along with some bottom fish. Sea Creature released a Sailfish and Bite Me released a couple of Tunnys.
Inshore boats were on the Red Drum and Hang On caught some pretty Puppy Drum. Some Hatteras-style Drum would be the ticket for some good eating.
Black Pearl caught Red Drum and some Ribbonfish.
Jeremy Fisher of Millersville, MD caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna and Randy Gaigler of Parkville, MD caught a 28lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Monday, April 26, 2021
A few big boats went out today and had a couple of King Mackerel, Dolphin and Yellowfin Tuna with some Tunnys and Amberjacks. Inshore boats had Ribbonfish and some pretty Red Drum. Some good eating fish.
Randall Rader of Springfield, VA released a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Boats stayed tied to the docks today due to high winds. Hopefully, they'll get back to fishing tomorrow weather permitting. Tuesday looks to be the better day for going out. Our marina store is still open if you'd like to come in and take a look at all of our new items and check out our t-shirts. We have Big Rock shirts in stock. We also have our 2021 captain's shirts. Or just come in to say hello.
It was excellent Red Drum fishing for a couple of our inshore boats. Hook Up and Black Pearl got into them today. Drum likes to show on windy days.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Started out to be a pretty day with most of the offshore boats going out. By the end, the showers moved in. It was scrappy fishing with a couple of Dolphin, some Wahoo and a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna making the trip back to the dock. Inshore boats had another day of Red Drum with a few citations and Ribbonfish. Biggest Ribbonfish they've ever seen for some captains.
Teresa Warburton of Bridgeton, NJ released a 41" Red Drum on Hang On
Jeremy Warburton of Bridgeton, NJ released a 41" Red Drum on Hang On
James Richards of Bealton, VA released a 46" and a 44" Red Drum on Adventure
Michael Whetzel of Tomsbrook, VA released a 45" Red Drum on Adventure
Jeffrey Maynard of Thaxton, VA caught a 28lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
McKenzie Cook of Gastonia, NC caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
David Sosebee of Gastonia, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Howard Collmar of Gastonia, NC caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
John Nein of West Point, VA caught a 50.3lb. Wahoo on Calypso