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!
Monday, June 17, 2019
Lots of boats out today with breezy weather and clear skies. The Dolphin aka Mahi-Mahi catch was both gaffer and bailer size. Some Blackfin Tuna came to the dock with Triggerfish, Amberjack and Grouper. Bite Me released 2 Sailfish. Inshore boats had Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel and Flounder.
Bite Me: Jayson Elam of Clarksburg, WV released a Sailfish. Daniel Elam of Clarksburg, WV released a Sailfish.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Weather was a bit breezy with clear skies and hot temps. Offshore boats found excellent Gaffer and bailer Dolphin and fair Blackfin Tuna. There were bottom fish as well with Grouper, Amberjack and Triggerfish. Inshore boats found a dock full of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Bonita Mackerel. Sea Creature released a White Marlin and Bite Me released a Sailfish.
Sea Creature: Logan Hamm of Carlisle, PA released a White Marlin
Bite Me: Jennifer Ross of Chesapeake, VA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
It was a beautiful day to head out and fish after a couple of blow days! Inshore boats released quite a few Red Drum this morning. The afternoon anglers got on Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout. Everyone returned with good fishing stories and happy memories. Offshore charters experienced a slow day of fishing. The Dolphin catch was poor to fair. Some boats hit over the wrecks and bottom fished for Triggerfish. One Blue Marlin was released.
Charles Neshler, Jr. of Cranberry Township, PA: 42" Red Drum release on Adventure.
James Figas of Beaver, PA: 44" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Chris Slaughter of Lebanon, OH: 42" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Josh Slaughter of Lebanon, OH: 40" Red Drum release on Adventure.
Bobbo Weeks of Beaufort, NC: Blue Marlin release on Sea Creature.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Happy Flag Day! Our flag was flapping most of the day with a strong west wind. We had a lot of offshore charters on the book this morning, however, most captains did not fish due to the weather. One charter made it out and got on a decent school of Dolphin bringing back a fair catch. One Wahoo was caught. The Big Rock Tournament boats went out after two "lay days" and you can see the results on their website. Predator is on the way to Morehead with one large Yellowfin Tuna to be weighed. Check us out again tomorrow as all boats are booked. One White Marlin was released. Our inshore guys stayed busy fishing the Pamlico Sound. The catch today consisted of Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the charter of your choice.
William Sutton III of Pine Knoll Shores, NC: White Marlin release on Sea Creature.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Today was too rainy and rough for our offshore fleet to get out, so the fish were let off the hook until the weather lets up! Our inshore fleet stayed busy getting anglers out into the Pamlico Sound for some fun fishing despite rainy conditions. They caught Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Gray Trout. The forecast for tomorrow is for rain along with a SW wind - we'll have to wait and see if it's fishable.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Day was overcast with intermittent rain. Offshore boats found good gaffer Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats found Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Good Times released the first White Marlin of the day in the Big Rock Tournament.
Good Times: Mitchell Bailey of Broken Bow, OK released a White Marlin.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Offshore boats found White Marlin and Sailfish but the Blue's were elusive. They must have heard today was the first day of the Big Rock Tournament. Meat fishing found good gaffer Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Hatteras Blue released a White Marlin and Sailfish. Lucky Chip released a White Marlin and Sailfish. Tuna Duck released a White Marlin. Inshore boats found excellent Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Hatteras Blue: Patrick Forbes of Madison, WI released a Sailfish. Daniel Forbes of Cecil, WI released a White Marlin.
Lucky Chip: Xiwei Shan of Champaign, IL released a Sailfish and a White Marlin.
Tuna Duck: Jonathan Cook of McLeansville, NC released a White Marlin.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Excellent day of fishing on the Gulfstream today! Great Gaffer Dolphin fishing and Blackfin Tuna. A few Grouper and Tilefish rounded things out. The pictures tell the tale. Big Congrats to Sea Creature for being one sailfish short of a Double Grand Slam. They got 2 Blue Marlin 2 White Marlin and 1 Sailfish today. That's a lot of reeling! Hope the billfish bite stays strong for the Big Rock Tournament starting tomorrow. Inshore boats were finding good Bluefish and Speckled Trout.
Release: Kenneth Lardie of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish. Dirk Meacham of Rockford, MI released a Blue Marlin.
Carolina Girl: Kenneth Ritz of Spotwood, NJ caught a 35lb Dolphin.
Sea Creature: Brett Van Warner of Chuluota, FL caught a 13lb Tilefish and released a Blue Marlin. Jason Corbett of Clearwater, FL caught a 10lb Tilefish and released a Blue Marlin. Kyle Corbett of Deltona, FL caught an 11lb Tilefish and released a White Marlin. Coach Corbett of Yulee, FL released a White Marlin.
Predator: Brian Miller of Robesonia, PA caught a 36lb Dolphin.
Saturday, June 08, 2019
Today was overcast and cloudy with some rain showers, however, it did not deter anglers from heading out on the water. Inshore anglers enjoyed a day of catching Spanish Mackerel, Gray Trout, Speckled Trout, and Cobia. Inshore charters offer fishing, clamming, shelling, or sightseeing tours. All of our offshore fleet (except one) headed out to the Gulf Stream this morning for a full day of fishing. The Dolphin bite continues to be excellent. Some "good Summer class size" Blackfin Tuna were brought in as well. Billfish were biting - just check out the citations below. Bottom fishing was good with limits of Triggerfish and Tilefish, along with some Vermillion Snapper and Grouper. Time to fire up the grill for some good eats! Don't miss out on the action - give us a call at 800-676-4939 for more information.
Daniel Ansell of Hatteras, NC: Blue Marlin release on Gambler.
Bruce Warren of Pasadena, MD: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Bruce Warren, Jr. of Pasadena, MD: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
John Warren of Annapolis, MD: Sailfish release on Sea Creature.
Christopher Adams of Stafford, VA: 44 lb. Dolphin on Predator.
Friday, June 07, 2019
The wind fell out overnight and allowed our fleet to get away from the dock today. Inshore anglers got on good catches of Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, and Bluefish. The afternoon parties experienced the same along with some nice Spanish Mackerel. Almost all of our offshore fleet got out of Hatteras Inlet safely this morning and returned with real good catches of Dolphin (bailers and gaffers) and Blackfin Tuna. Two Blue Marlin and one Sailfish were released. They are forecasting heavy rain for areas of the Southeast this weekend - we'll have to see how that affects the charters. Fish don't mind getting wet! Check out our report tomorrow.
Matthew Houston of Hayes, VA: Blue Marlin release on Chaser.
Dylan Gray of Hatteras, NC: Blue Marlin release on Reliance.
Robert Mitchell of Jupiter, FL released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Gusty SW winds kept all offshore boats at the dock today. Everyone is scheduled to fish offshore tomorrow so hopefully the wind will lay down. Having stated that - inshore boats stayed busy all day getting anglers out onto the Pamlico Sound. The morning groups returned with good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Speckled Trout. Anglers got on some action this afternoon catching Sting Rays. They also caught Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum in addition to Mackerel and Trout. Don't miss out on the action - give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book an enjoyable, family fun fishing adventure!
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
June has gotten off to a good start on the fishing scene! In all seven Billfish were released today by our offshore fleet. Anglers returned with limits of bailer Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna. An exciting day to be out on the Gulf Stream. Inshore anglers got on a good Spanish Mackerel bite this morning, along with nice catches of Bluefish. A few keeper Red Drum made it to the fish box. A lot of Speckled Trout were caught this afternoon, along with Sea Mullett and Gray Trout. Sounds like a smorgasbord on the grill tonight. Interested in testing your skills as a fisherman or fisherwoman? Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll do our best to get you out!
Walter Baugh of Powhatan, VA: Sailfish release on Native Son.
Charles Weigle of Corpus Christi, TX: Blue Marlin release on Release.
Jaimee Weigle of Corpus Christi, TX: White Marlin release on Release.
Brett Passonetti of Asheville, PA: White Marlin release on Tuna Duck.
Steven Kiewell of Kadoka, SD: White Marlin release on Bite Me.
Lance Parker of Smyrna, DE: White Marlin release on Bite Me.
Dakota Mitchell of Jupiter, FL: 36 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Fever II.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Good signs for the upcoming Big Rock Tournament as the billfish bite was heating up today. Native Son released a Blue Marlin and a Sailfish. Release released two Sailfish and Big Eye released a White Marlin. The Dolphin were still in the Gaffer Dolphin size with some Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Amberjack mixed in. Inshore boats were finding great Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Trout. Some Red Drum were seen as well.
Big Eye: Elwood Broughton of Chester, MD released a White Marlin.
Release: Kevin Harris of Winson-Salem, NC released a Sailfish.
Native Son: Gregory Ray of Ashland, VA released a Blue Marlin. Thomas Platt of Clarksburg, MD released a Sailfish.
Monday, June 03, 2019
Lots of boats fishing Offshore today. They found Dolphin in fair numbers a few Blackfin Tuna and Grouper. Bite Me released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had excellent Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Trout and lots of Red Drum releases.
Tradition: Jacquelyn Kingston of Jupiter, FL released a 45" Red Drum. Edward Kingston of Jupiter, FL released a 46" Red Drum.
Tightline: Bradley Settle of Front Royal, VA released a 45" Red Drum. Elijah Settle of Front Royal, VA released a 45" Red Drum.
Good Times: Shaun Alkire of Edinburg, VA caught a 30lb Grouper.
Bite Me: Jeffrey Jenkins of Manassas, VA released a Sailfish. Eric Jenkins of Arlington, VA released a 45" Barracuda.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Just like that, we fished our way right into June. May was a great month for fish hopefully June will be the same! Lots of boats fishing Offshore today with gaffer Dolphin in great numbers. There were also excellent catches of Blackfin Tuna and Triggerfish. A few Snapper and Grouper were on the dock as well. Inshore boats were catching excellent Spanish Mackerel trolling of the beach. There were also some small King Mackerel and Bluefish.
Good Times: Emma Arata of Washington, DC caught a 40lb Grouper.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Last night brought in severe thunderstorms as predicted. The wind switched north and brought about cooler temperatures. Many people took advantage of this to get out on the water today. Inshore anglers experienced good Speckled Trout catches this morning. The afternoon charters got on some Sharks and Spanish Mackerel. Inshore groups can also go clamming or shelling in the Pamlico Sound. Offshore parties experienced fair Dolphin fishing along with rough seas. That's why it's called fishing - not catching - but a day on the water is better than a day on shore! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 if interested in getting out on a charter. We'll be glad to hook you up!
Jacob Pantak of Chesapeake, VA: 50" Barracuda release on Bite Me.
Roger Hosfelt of Hatteras, NC: 23 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Strong SW winds kept all offshore charters on shore this morning. Severe thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon - everyone stay safe! Inshore boats made it out into the Pamlico Sound and returned with catches of Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout and "Keeper" Red Drum. Tomorrow most boats are booked and we'll have to wait and see if they get out.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
It's hard to believe that May is almost over! The billfish bite has been unusually slow this month, perhaps it will pick up in time for the Blue Rock Tournament. It blew up early from the SW this afternoon, however, a handful fo charters fished offshore. They returned with good gaffer Dolphin catches along with a few Blackfin Tuna, and an errant Wahoo. Inshore anglers got on Bluefish, Gray Trout, and Spanish Mackerel. Speckled Trout showed up today and provided some variety. You never know what you might encounter out on the water - you have to give it a try! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the fishing adventure of your choice.
Ronnie Pitts of McClellanville, SC: 36 lb. Dolphin on Release.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The heat settled in over the island today. A beautiful day with a west wind made the temperature rise! Anglers enjoyed a day on the water whether inshore or offshore. Inshore charters run half day trips out into the Pamlico Sound. The catch today consisted of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and "keeper" Red Drum. Offshore charters run out to the Gulf Stream for a full day of fishing. They experienced a great catch of Dolphin on this particular day. We also offer Near shore trips (half day) and Make up Charters. Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to sign up - we'll be glad to hook you up!
Roger Hosfelt of Hatteras, NC: 35 lb. Dolphin on Good Times.
Shawn Hawkes of Crossville, TN: 37 lb. Dolphin on Predator.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Offshore boats had a hot day to fish in today. Dolphin were the main catch with good sizes to them. There were also Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Triggerfish. Nearshore/Inshore boats were finding Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel and puppy Red Drum.
Tuna Duck: Robert Mcnulla of Hampton, VA released a 49" Barracuda.
Release: Henry Steller of Smyrna, DE caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Hatteras Fever: Connor McInnis of Rockingham, NC caught a 44lb Dolphin.