Welcome to the Hatteras Harbor Marina Fishing Report.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
With only a week left to October, today was as beautiful as any day this Summer - abundant sunshine, a cool breeze, and great fishing conditions. Inshore anglers continue to catch "big" Red Drum (releases) and Speckled Trout. Morning anglers got on some Sheepshead. Inshore (half-day) trips are a wonderful way to teach children the art of fishing with the added bonus of returning and cooking your own catch. Offshore charters reported beautiful conditions along the Gulf Stream. The Blackfin Tuna bite was on today. Dolphin fishing was good with gaffers and bailers. Some nice class Wahoo and King Mackerel kept anglers busy as well. There was a lot of Billfish action today with two Sailfish releases from our fleet.
Bryan Tobias of Berryville, VA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
John Pearson of Venice, FL: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Thomas Surratt of Boone Mill, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Richard Dove of Hickory, NC: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Jeremy Hooper of Saluda, VA: 61 lb. Wahoo on Gambler.
Brian Bush of Ellwood City, PA: 50 lb. Wahoo on Chaser.
Hayley Andrella of Cortland, OH: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Chaser.
Andrew Murray of Queenstown, MD: Sailfish release and 23 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Native Son.
Aaron Derstine of Sanford, NC: 54 lb. wahoo on Hatteras Blue.
Pascual Sanchez of Pantego, NC: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
David Crawford of Fincastle, VA: 44 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Teresa Hayes of Troutville, VA: 63 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Due to high seas from Hurricane Epsilon the offshore fleet remained tied to the dock. Our inshore boats had plenty of keeper Red Drum and pretty Speckled Trout. Fingeance caught a 5lb. Speckled Trout.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
It was an overcast day for the few boats that went today. Offshore boats had scattered catches of King Mackerel, Dolphin and Wahoo and good catches of Blackfin Tuna. Good Times released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had limits of keeper Red Drum and Speckled Trout. Fall fishing is heating up. Book a Charter to get in on the action.
Shannon Sharp of Rogersville, TN caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Phillip Underwood of Canton, NC caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Ryan Baker of Hickory, NC released a Sailfish on Good Times
Russell Burleson of Newton, NC caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Richard Dove of Hickory, NC caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times
Joel Davis of Rockingham, VA caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Michael Spellman II of King George, VA caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Native Son
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Several boats out fishing today in the bright sunshine! Offshore boats returned with citation size Blackfin Tuna really good King Mackerel fishing and a few Dolphin. Bottom fishing was fair with some Triggerfish, Snapper and Sea Bass. Inshore boats had limits of Red Drum and some Speckled Trout.
Release: Scott Henry of Bealeton, VA caught a 25lb Blackfin Tuna. William Tucker of Manassas, VA caught a 21lb Blackfin Tuna.
Hatteras Fever: Glendon Kuhns of North Bloomfield, OH caught a 21lb Blackfin Tuna. Gillian Brechbill of Chambersburg, PA caught a 25lb Blackfin Tuna.
Carolina Girl: Michelle Stepien of Cary, NC caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Michael Smith of Raleigh, NC caught a 23lb Blackfin Tuna. Jesse Breier of Cary, NC caught two 22lb Blackfin Tuna.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Boats got offshore today and had really good catches of King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna and scattered Wahoo. Nearshore fishing was good today with King Mackerel, Albacore and a few sharks. Inshore fishing was a Red Drum kind of day with pretty Drum. It was a foggy end to the day but charters went home happy. Give us a call to get in on the happiness.
William Anderson of Richmond, VA released 3 Red Drum 50" 48" 45" on Black Pearl
Levi Rutledge of Richmond, VA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Samuel Holder of Pemberton, NJ caught a 29lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Robert Lampkin of Mathews, VA caught a 32lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Weldon Noble of Grimstead, VA released a Sailfish on Predator
Jared McCray of Anmoore, WV caught a 42lb. Wahoo on Predator
George Fowler of Rhoadesville, VA caught a 45lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Weldon Noble of Grimstead, VA caught a 42lb. King Mackerel on Predator
Randy Evers of West Unity, OH caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Joshua Evers of Lees Summit, MO caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
William Wallenmeyer of Bryan, OH caught a 74lb. Wahoo
Monday, October 19, 2020
Just a couple of inshore boats managed to fish today. They had really good catches of keeper drum and released some that were too big to keep but not big enough for a citation.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Weather kept the smaller Offshore boats at the dock. A few of the larger boats did venture out. They found good bailer Dolphin and excellent Blackfin Tuna. Release released a Sailfish. Inshore boats found good keeper Red Drum and some release size Red Drum.
Black Pearl: Matthew Tisler of Minturn, CO released a 45" Red Drum. Glen Schaffer of Atlanta, GA released a 48" Red Drum. Lyon Latimer of Greeley, CO released a 40" Red Drum.
Release: Jacob Cooper of Virginia Beach, VA released a Barracuda. Stephen Cooper of Virginia Beach, VA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Due to high winds in the morning, no boats fished Offshore. One Inshore boat did fish in the afternoon and found excellent puppy Red Drum.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Started out to be a sunny and very warm day today but turned to showers by this afternoon. Offshore boats dodged some heavy rain and managed to keep on fishing. There were pretty good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Hatteras Blue caught a 30lb. King Mackerel. Inshore boats had Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Puppy Drum. 10 year old Kirsten Milliken showed her charter whose boss, catching the most Tuna of everyone on Carolina Girl. Way to go Kirsten! Call 1-800-676-4939 to book your trip today.
Kirsten Milliken of Broomall, PA caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl
Leland Nunez of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me
Peter Warren of Herndon, VA released a Sailfish on Release
Josh Boyce of Herndon, VA caught a 21lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Brendan Shapiro of Herndon, VA released a Sailfish on Release
Peter Warren of Herndon, VA caught a 24lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Andrew Duggan of Herndon, VA caught a 22lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release
Steven Moring of Chesapeake, VA released a Sailfish on Gambler
Peter Legler of Virginia Beach, VA caught a 23lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The only thing better than catching fish is catching fish on a perfect day. We had some happy campers today. Inshore boats had good Speckled Trout fishing with limits of Puppy Drum, a few Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Our offshore boats had pretty good bailer Dolphin, good Albacore and pretty good Blackfin Tuna catches. A few boats released Sailfish and one had a Blue Marlin.
Jamey Sellew of Athens, GA released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Jeff Coffman of Belington, WV released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
James Tayman of Mechanicsville, VA released a Blue Marlin on Predator
Karl Lebkicker of Sinking Spring, PA released a Sailfish on Predator
Nick Shears of Franklinville, NJ released a Sailfish on Native Son
Shaun Passalaqua of Deptford, NJ released a Sailfish on Native Son
David Rauschelbach of Woodstock, VA released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Kathy Rauschelbach of Woodstock, VA released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Michael Barnes of Millersville, MD released a Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A beautifully, sunny day was perfect for catching fish. Inshore boats had lots of Red Drum and Speckled Trout. The offshore boats caught numerous Blackfin Tuna with a few Wahoo, Dolphin and Yellowfin Tuna. Several Sailfish were released also. Fall fishing is some of the best around. Come on out and book a trip with us or give us a call 1-800-676-4939. We'll hook you up.
Gary Sawyer of Fairview, NC released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Justin Goughnour of Oakland, MD released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Gregory Robinette of Aurora, WV caught a 40lb. Wahoo on Bite Me
Steve Guyton of Wilmington, OH released 2 Sailfish on Hatteras Fever II
Michael Barnes of Millersville, MD caught a 20lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Don MacNeil of Ashburn, VA released a Sailfish on Calypso
Donnie MacNeil of Ashburn, VA caught a 25lb.2oz Blackfin Tuna on Calypso
Michael Barnes of Millersville, MD caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A beautiful Fall day on the water - calm winds and sunshine. Fishing continues to be good for all anglers. Inshore charters got on Puppy Drum all day long. They also caught some Bluefish this afternoon. The Blackfin Tuna bite was off the hook today. Wahoo fishing was good. A few Dolphin and King Mackerel made it into the fish box. Bottom fishing produced Triggerfish, Sea Bass, and Snapper. Two Sailfish were released. There is still time left for Fall fishing - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book a trip.
Kirsten Milliken of Broomall, PA: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jordan Flora of Logansport, IN: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Stefan Cottrell of Laura OH: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II.
Weston Peters of Arcanum, OH: 30 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II.
John Roney of Charlotte, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Jim Pinkham of Mooresville, NC: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Eugene Doss of Sanford, NC: 44lb. Wahoo and 23 lb Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Bryan McBryde of Whispering Pines, NC: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Guy Doss of Sanford, NC: Sailfish release and 31 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Bite Me.
Robert Cottrell of Arcanum, OH: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Fever II.
Natalie McKinney of Dayton, TN: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Aubrey McKinney of Dayton, OH: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Michaela Smith of Lusby, MD: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Robert Oszajca of Port Republic, MD: 43 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Tyler Nelson of Falls Church, VA: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Natalie Carroll of Shenandoah, VA: 20 lb., 26 lb. and 29 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Michael Difrancesco of Williamstown, NJ: 31 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Monday, October 12, 2020
It turned out to be a beautiful day today but rough seas kept the offshore boats tied to the dock. The inshore boats were in the meat. They caught their limits of excellent Red Drum, Speckled Trout and off the charts with limits of Bluefish.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Overcast skies today with brief periods of rain. Offshore anglers had a cool day and hot fishing with excellent catches of Blackfin Tuna, a few Wahoo and some Dolphin were mixed in. Calypso released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were finding great catches of Speckled Trout with a few Bluefish mixed in.
Calypso: Richard Phillips of Newland, NC released a Sailfish. Rodrigo Nunoz of Newland, NC caught a 41lb Wahoo.
Tuna Duck: Tyler Hopkins of Sandy Hook, VA caught a 24lb Blackfin Tuna. Justin Woodward of Mineral, VA caught a 22lb Blackfin Tuna.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
A busy day on the water! Our entire offshore fleet ventured out to the Gulf Stream today and the fish did not disappoint. The Blackfin Tuna bite was real good. A few Yellowfin Tuna were located. The Dolphin and Wahoo bite was scattered. Some King Mackerel were caught as well. One Sailfish was released. Inshore anglers had a great day with Puppy Drum and Speckled Trout this morning and afternoon. There will be some good eating tonight!
Michael Jenkins of New Kent, VA: Sailfish release on Hatteras Fever II.
Francis Lacey of Avenue, MD: 46 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Felipe Rodriguez of Roanoke Rapids, NC: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Native Son.
Robert Fegan of Lebanon, NH: 41 lb. Wahoo on Bite Me.
Tiphany Nickens of Moyock, NC: 27 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Carolina Girl.
Jamin Bachev of Wayne, NJ: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Friday, October 09, 2020
A mostly cloudy day didn't dampen the action today. Offshore boats had good catches of Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo with a few Dolphin and Yellowfin. A couple of Sailfish were released by Carolina Girl and Release. Bottom fishing was good with Triggerfish and Snappers being snapped up. Inshore boats had good Red Drum fishing along with a few Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Ribbonfish and Spanish Mackerel.
Alfred Gabel of Middleburg, PA caught a 24 lb. Blackfin on Good Times
Craig Gabel of Middleburg, PA caught a 22lb. Blackfin on Good Times
Christian Oberholser of Coatesville, PA caught a 22lb. Blackfin on Good Times
Phillip Pfisterer of Maywood, NJ released a Sailfish on Release
Janie Pavlish of Powhatan, VA released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Thursday, October 08, 2020
A gorgeous fall day was made even better with the catching of Red Drum, Bluefish, Speckled Trout and a few Spanish Mackerel
from our inshore boats. A few of our offshore boats had good Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and plenty of Dolphin.
Corey Booker, Durham, NC released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Matthew Freeman,Clover, SC caught a 27lb. 34" Blackfin Tuna on Release
Chris Flynn, Charlotte, NC released a Sailfish on Bite Me
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Several boats out fishing today Offshore and Inshore. Excellent weather with a cool start that warmed right up with light winds. Our Inshore boats had excellent Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish. Offshore boats had an excellent Blackfin Tuna catch some boats had limits of bailer Dolphin and a few Wahoo in the mix.
Bite Me: Ivor Van Heerden of Reedville, VA released a Sailfish. Allyson Bryant of Raleigh, NC caught a 31lb Blackfin Tuna.
Sea Creature: William Adler of Bay Village, OH caught a 48lb Wahoo.
Tuna Duck: Kevin Concepcion of Fredericksburg, VA caught a 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Lew Roach of Alexandria, VA released a White Marlin.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Inshore charters fished the Pamlico sound for limits of Red Drum this morning. They also got on some Speckled Trout and Bluefish. The afternoon charters experienced the same along with Ribbonfish and Oceanic Pufferfish. They reported beautiful Fall temperatures along with plenty of sunshine. Offshore charters finally got out after several blow days. They reported an excellent Dolphin bite (bailers) along with good Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna bites. A few Yellowfin Tuna made it into the fish box. One Blue Marlin was released. Sounds like a great way to fill any empty freezer space for the upcoming holidays!
Peter Newcomb of Summit, NJ: Blue Marlin release on Good Times.
Benjamin Arn of Madison, AL: 23 lb. and 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Sea Creature.
Samantha Arn of Madison, AL: 26 lb. and 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Sea Creature.
Ashlin Brooks of Perkasie, PA: 24 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Amanda Brooks of Perkasie, PA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Calypso.
Cameron Jackson of Germanton, NC: 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Mandy Wurdeman of Germanton, NC: 20 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator.
Shane Meekan of Gloucester, VA: Sailfish release and 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Tuna Duck.
Aaron Worrell of Roanoke, VA: 22 lb. and 21 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Release.
Monday, October 05, 2020
A couple boats headed offshore today, they returned with good catches of Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo. Sea Creature released a Sailfish
Inshore anglers continue to experience great catches of Red Drum and Speckled Trout. Another good fish starting to show up in good numbers is Ribbon Fish. We hear they are pretty good eating.