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, October 26, 2019
October sure is going out in late Summer style! What a beautiful day to be on the island. There were no charters inshore today. Fishing conditions were pretty slow offshore overall. Charters managed to scrap out catches with a few Wahoo and gaffer Dolphin. Bottom fishing brought in some Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish. Live baiting for King Mackerel produced good results. One Sailfish was released. There's still plenty of time to get out to do some Fall fishing. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Sterling Richter of Paoli, PA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Brian Berg of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Bill Cullins of Clements, MD: 57 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
John Butterfield of Leonardtown, MD: 41 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Another gorgeous day for October - temperatures in the 70s, abundant sunshine and a Carolina blue sky made for a perfect day to be outside! Speckled Trout continue to put on a good bite for inshore anglers. They found some Red Drum (mostly over-slot along with a few keepers). One boat ventured outside the inlet and got on some King Mackerel. The Billfish bite was good offshore with three Sailfish releases and one Blue Marlin release. Anglers experienced a good Wahoo bite again today, along with some Dolphin and Yellowfin Tuna. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish being caught. Some began the day by Live baiting for King Mackerel. Don't let Autumn pass by without a fishing adventure - call us at 800-676-4939 to book your charter!
Luke Conley of Hickory, NC: 32 lb. King Mackerel on Adventure.
Robert Kuehl of Stanley, NC: 34 lb. King Mackerel on Adventure.
Thomas Forstner of Wallkill, NY: Blue Marlin release on Reliance.
Harry Davis, Jr. of Montgomery, NY: 40 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Corbin Lavey of Sidney, OH: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Travis Lavey of Sidney, OH: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Tyler Smith of Bradford, OH: Sailfish release on Good Times.
Michael Fretwell, Jr. of Mineral, VA: 54 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Michael Fretwell of Staunton, VA: 44 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Nick Wilburn of High Point, NC: 59 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Andrew Williams of High Point, NC: 52 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Jason Kepley of Cleveland, NC: 30 lb. Barracuda release on Release.
Justin Graves of Graham, NC: 32 lb. Barracuda release on Release.
Gregory Hodges of Ruffin, NC: 22 lb. Barracuda release on Release.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous today! Anglers took advantage to get out to the fish. Inshore charters concentrated on Bluefish and Speckled Trout. Inshore charters run 1/2 day trips from 7:00 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5 pm. It's an excellent way to get young anglers out without wearing them out! Offshore boats were live baiting for King Mackerel and returned with good catches. The Wahoo bite was good along with some Yellowfin Tuna. A few Dolphin made it into the fish box. Four Sailfish were released. We would like to wish a fond farewell to Lucky Chip - good luck in your new home up the beach!
Johnny Miller of Glen Allen, VA: Sailfish release and 40 lb. King Mackerel on Big Eye.
Gregory Robinette of Aurora, WV: Sailfish release and 72 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Justin Gouvhnour of Oakland, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Ed Thayer of Oakland, MD: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Vik Garg of Montoursville, PA: 32 lb. King Mackerel on Release.
Bryan Tobias of Lovettsville, VA: 31 lb. King Mackerel on Release.
Patrick Hatcher of Greenbelt, MD: 30 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Robert Litz of Wallkill, NY: 64 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Gerald Wager of Wallkill, NY: 60 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Chip Cook of Suffolk, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
One boat ventured offshore and reported slow fishing conditions. They returned with a Yellowfin Tuna and a Dolphin, however they enjoyed a beautiful day!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Several boats fishing Offshore today they caught a good mix with excellent Wahoo and Triggerfish. Some Sea Bass Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Dolphin. Good Times and Bite Me both released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were catching Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Bite Me: Mason Stevens of Bristol, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo. Jesse Weber of N. Chesterfield, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo. Jack Weber of Bristol, VA released a Sailfish.
Good Times: Kimberly Rhodes of Roseland, VA released a Sailfish.
Sea Creature: Jordan McKinney of Randleman, NC caught a 42lb Wahoo. Andy Mckinney of Greensboro, NC caught a 48lb Wahoo.
Release: John Boris of North Olmstead, OH caught a 60lb Wahoo.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
No boats fished due to weather.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
It has been an absolutely beautiful Fall day both on shore and offshore. Anglers took advantage of this and headed out on the water. Inshore anglers found some keeper Red Drum. Speckled Trout and Bluefish were hooked as well. The Sailfish bite was hot offshore with 5 Sails released and 1 boated. The Wahoo bite was strong. There was a scattered Blackfin Tuna and Yellowfin bite. A few Dolphin were caught. Bottom fish included Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, and Amberjack. Charters returned to the dock happy with the weather, their catches and full of memories to carry into colder weather. Don't miss out Fall is a great time to visit the island to fish - whether it be inshore, offshore, or surf fishing!
Sarah Patterson of Glen Allen, VA: 41 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Matthew Lewis of Raleigh, NC: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Travis Bennett of Garner, NC: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Joseph Glover of Raleigh, NC: 63.5 in. Sailfish on Native Son.
Robert McNulla of Hampton, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Good Times.
Justin Hall of Greensboro, NC 42 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Chase Gaulden of Stokesvale, NC Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Lloyd Halsey of Burlington, NC 43 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Canon Bowman Jr. of Mebane, NC 41 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Larry Bower of Youngsville, NC: 44 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Friday, October 18, 2019
After several days of an N - NW wind boats finally got back out today! It was quite choppy this morning, however offshore charters headed through Hatteras Inlet to the fishing grounds. They got on a variety of fish including King Mackerel, Wahoo, Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blackfin Tuna. They also caught Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, and Amberjack. One Sailfish was released. Despite a choppy ride inshore, they got on a few Bluefish this morning. The wind fell out a bit this afternoon and they went after Bluefish and Sea Mullet. Everyone is booked for tomorrow - yeah! Interested in Fall fishing - give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more information.
Jerah M. Dicola of Fredericksburg, VA: 5 lb. Black Sea Bass on Release.
David Boothe of Richmond, VA: Sailfish release on Bite Me.
Gregg Boothe of Henrico, VA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The wind switched hard out of the west last night which kept everyone on shore again today. Looks like it will blow NW tonight and remain gusty. We'll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings. Keep in touch!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
No boats fished today due to heavy rain and strong winds. The rest of the week looks promising - check back!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Several boats out fishing today both Inshore and Offshore. Fishing was a little slower for most boats with fair Wahoo and a few Dolphins. Snapper and Triggerfish were being caught bottom fishing. Inshore boats had limits of Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Sea Mullet.
Bite Me: Thomas Schuler of Mount Pleasant, SC caught a 49lb Wahoo. Steve Sydow of Mount Pleasant, SC caught a 57lb Wahoo.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Several boats went Offshore today and then a few turned back. They caught excellent Dolphin with a few gaffers, fair Wahoo and a Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats found great Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Puppy Drum.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
A few boats out fishing today Offshore. They had blue skies and a fair wind. They had excellent catches of bailer size Dolphin and good Wahoo. Inshore boats found Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Bite Me: Zeke Summerhill of Ford City, PA caught a 53lb Wahoo.
Predator: George Staley of Ashland, OH caught a 44lb Wahoo.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Despite continued road issues, we had a few boats out fishing today they caught excellent Dolphin and some Wahoo Offshore. Inshore boats were finding nice fat Bluefish, Sea Mullet and Speckled Trout. NC DOT 12 on Facebook has the most up to date information for road closures.
Friday, October 11, 2019
NC 12 is currently closed due to a breach through the dunes in Rodanthe. In Avon and Buxton high water is flooding the highway. The nor'easter has slowed things to a crawl on the island today. Here in Hatteras there was water in the usual places. High tide tonight and again in the morning will make it difficult to get around. Please remember that it is saltwater and take your time! We had one inshore brave choppy waters in the Pamlico Sound and they got on some Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Our offshore fleet hasn't been out for close to a week - let's hope that this weather pattern will change and we can get out to the Gulf Stream soon.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Today's wind made yesterday feel like a breeze. NE winds and huge seas kept everyone at the dock for yet another day! Gusts as high as 35 mph and seas 8 - 12 ft. (which are supposed at build even more with high tide) have created coastal flooding and road overwash conditions. Be safe out there!
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Blustery winds from the northeast kept everyone on shore today. It is forecast to blow for the next couple of days as the front has stalled - not conducive for fishing!
Monday, October 07, 2019
None of the big boats headed offshore today due to the winds, but we did have some of the smaller boats fishing in the sound. They had limits of Speckled Trout and Bluefish, there was also a small cobia released
Sunday, October 06, 2019
Due to winds Offshore none of our boats fished in the Gulfstream. Inshore boats were able to get out and have a great day catching large Speckled Trout in good numbers. There were also a few Bluefish mixed in.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
It has been a rather quiet day here at Hatteras Harbor. The offshore fleet was blown out again this morning. The wind has fallen out some, so maybe tomorrow will be a fishable day. No word from the inshore charters this afternoon - hopefully they are busy catching Speckled Trout and Bluefish. Check back for the latest report.