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!
Friday, September 13, 2019
Things are beginning to improve somewhat on the lower end of Hatteras Island. Visitors were allowed in on Thursday and anglers are getting to the fishing grounds. Inshore anglers got on Speckled Trout. Offshore, the Wahoo bite was on again today. There were scattered catches of Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. A few Dolphin were in the mix. One Sailfish was released. Thanks for your patience and thoughts while we struggled to get back on track. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Timmy Horton of Midlothian, VA: 51 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Kelly Bergenstock of Kill Devil Hills, NC: 42 lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature.
Andrew Weik of Washington, DC: 52 lb. Wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Jodie Blalock of Robbinsville, NC: Sailfish release on Calypso.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Back up and running at Hatteras Harbor Marina! We had a few boats out Offshore fishing today they caught excellent Wahoo, fair Dolphin and a good run of Blackfin Tuna. The village is slowly getting back on its feet like we always do. The cleanup crews, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Fire Departments, Cape Hatteras Electric and Church groups and local individuals to name a few have really been on the ball and helped a lot of people out. It really does take a village and we are Hatteras strong. We are thankful for all the calls and emails checking on us at this difficult time. Ocracoke our sister island was hit far harder than we were and our hearts go out to all those displaced and devastated. We wish them a speedy recovery. Our main phone line will be out until the phone company can get to us so please call 252-986-2167 if you need to reach us.
Good Times: Christine Wilfong (77 years young) caught a 60lb Wahoo.
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Post Hurricane Dorian there is quite a bit of clean up. Ocracoke was by far hit the hardest. Hatteras Harbor and the charter boats all survived intact. We commend the CHEC and it's crews for restoring power so quickly to everyone. We are not sure at this time when we will be open for regular hours. The road is still closed to visitors. Thank you to everyone who has called or emailed to check up on us. We will keep you posted.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Boats were moving today and preparing for bad weather ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Larger boats left or moved to larger slips while the smaller boats were pulled out and taken to higher ground. Mandatory evacuations are in force at this time. We did have some Inshore fishing today with a nice catch of Cobia. Stay safe and dry out there!
Monday, September 02, 2019
No boats Offshore today. A few boats fished Inshore today they found large Red Drum and some Speckled Trout, Sheepshead and Bluefish. Starting tomorrow Sept 3rd at noon there is a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County visitors. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all residents starting at 6AM Sept 4th. We will be open at 6AM tomorrow and likely close early. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone being impacted by this storm. Stay safe and dry!
Sunday, September 01, 2019
A few boats fished Offshore today. They found a swell already starting to head our way from the South. They had good Wahoo catches some Dolphin and Albacore. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had Bluefish good Speckled Trout and Cobia.
Tuna Duck: Michael Murphy of Fredericksburg, VA released a Sailfish.
Release: Christopher Bright of Hobbsville, NC released a Barracuda.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
A beautiful slick calm day! Inshore anglers caught Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, a small King Mackerel, and Bluefish. They even went clamming. Quite a smorgasbord for dinner! The Wahoo bite is on offshore! That catch was complemented with a few Dolphin, Triggerfish, and Vermillion Snapper. Sounds like a great night for the grill! What a great way to celebrate the holiday with fresh fish.
Sundown: Gary Fitch of Parkville, MD caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Lucky Chip: Dean Dunn of Goochland, VA caught a 44lb Wahoo.
Friday, August 30, 2019
It has been a gorgeous day on the island and on the water! Fishing did not disappoint anglers at all today. Inshore charters experienced good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout. The Wahoo bite was good yesterday and it got even better today. The Dolphin bite was scattered with both bailers and gaffers. A few Blackfin Tuna were caught as well. Are you here for the holiday weekend and want to fish? Give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up!
Todd Walter of Hainsport, NJ: 40 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Kenneth Strickler of Henrico, VA: 42 lb. Wahoo on Lucky Chip.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
A cool northerly breeze and abundant sunshine made for an excellent day to be fishing! Inshore charters fished for Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Pompano. One charter went after Tarpon but ended up catching a Black Tip Shark. Nearshore charters got on good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. The Wahoo bite continues to be good offshore. There were scattered catches of Dolphin (mostly bailers). Blackfin Tuna also made it into the fish box. One Sailfish was released. The weather looks promising throughout the weekend - take advantage and go fishing!
John Canning of Hatteras, NC: 2 lb. Pompano on Hook Up.
Hamilton Hudson of Havre de Grace, MD: 2 lb. Pompano on Hook Up.
Michael Schneider of Baltimore, MD: 5 lb. Speckled Trout on Adventure.
Jeremy Faulkner of Maiden, NC: 40 lb. Wahoo on Calypso.
Shayne Catsha of Pillow, PA: Sailfish release on Carolina Girl.
Jeffrey Lehman of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Cameron Harner of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Dyllan Harner of Pillow, PA: Barracuda release on Carolina Girl.
Damon Lahr of Mahwah, NJ: 42 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Another good day of fishing! Inshore anglers enjoyed a beautiful morning or afternoon on the Pamlico Sound catching Speckled Trout and Bluefish. One charter fished the wrecks this morning for Triggerfish and brought in some Dolphin as well. Fishing has picked up offshore with good wahoo action, bailer Dolphin, and some Blackfin Tuna. Big Eye released a Sailfish. There is still plenty of Summer left - go fishing and fill up your freezer with fish for later. Give us a call at 800-676-4949 for more information or check out our website hatterasharbor.com.
Matthew Brown of Livonia, NY: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Chris Sole of Feeding Hills, MA: 58 lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck.
Daniel Naples of Branchburg, NJ: 40 lb. Dolphin on Chaser.
Ashley Metz of Chambersburg, PA: 45 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Fishing Offshore really picked up today boats had excellent catches of Wahoo with several citations as well as great catches of Dolphin. Inshore boats were catching Trout and Bluefish.
Predator: Eric Davis of Glen Burnie, MD caught a 51lb Wahoo.
Hatteras Fever: John Wagner of Mechanicsville, VA caught a 40lb Wahoo. Randall Toney of Henrico, VA caught a 50lb Wahoo.
Good Times: Walter Williams Jr. of Hampton, VA caught a 35lb Grouper.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Offshore boats were kept in by high winds. A couple of half day boats ventured Inshore and Nearshore and had good Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
High winds Inshore and Offshore today all boats stayed at the docks. The winds will likely continue through tomorrow and wane by midweek.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
The sky was overcast for much of the day, but anglers got out to enjoy a day of fishing. Inshore anglers got on some Red Drum in the Pamlico Sound. Speckled Trout were also biting. Offshore charters experienced another good Wahoo bite today, along with scattered Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Good Times boated a Swordfish. Way to go! Give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book your charter while Summer still abounds.
Zakk Royce of Gasburg, VA: 50 lb. Grouper and 80 lb. Swordfish on Good Times.
Theresa Bonner of California, MD: 42 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Matthew Brown of St. Leonard, MD: 58 lb. Grouper on Predator.
Ryan Angold of Virginia Beach, VA: Barracuda release on Calypso.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Another beautiful day on the island! Inshore charters fished the Pamlico Sound and returned with Speckled Trout and Bluefish. The Wahoo bite was strong offshore today and the charters got on them along with scattered Blackfin Tuna. One Blue Marlin was caught and boated as it was tail wrapped. Hopefully, charters will continue throughout the weekend. Get your fishing in before school goes back in session - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and book your charter today.
Brent Murray of Waterloo, NY: 41 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Mason Thompson of Seneca Falls, NY: 45 lb. Wahoo on Predator.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
SW wind kept all offshore boats onshore today. Inshore charters went out and reported good Speckled Trout fishing this morning, but tough going this afternoon. Some large (over slot) Red Drum were caught and some Cobia releases were made. It's easy to get out fishing, just give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book the charter of your choice. We'll be glad to hook you up!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
It has been a beautiful Summer day on Hatteras! Inshore anglers had a great time today catching and releasing Big Red Drum. There was a good Speckled Trout bite, along with Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and King Mackerel. Needless to say, they were busy catching fish. Offshore, the Wahoo bite was good. The Dolphin bite was scattered. Bottom fish included Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. Two Sailfish were released. If you're here - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up with the charter of your choice!
Lisa Mota of Hardwick, NJ: 10 lb. Gray Tilefish on Good Times.
Valentino Mota of Hardwick, NJ: 16 lb. Gray Tilefish on Good Times.
Nelson Mota of Union, NJ: 12 lb. Gray Tilefish on Good Times.
Chad Allaria of Delaware Water Gap, PA: 15 lb. Gray Tilefish on Good Times.
Lori Czajkowski of Smyrna, DE: Sailfish release on Gambler.
Robert Hafele of Stone Harbor, NJ: Sailfish release on Tuna Duck.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Offshore boats found a few Dolphin, good Wahoo a few Blackfin Tuna and some Grouper. Inshore schools of big Red Drum were on the hook and being released as well as limits of Gray and Speckled Trout. Nearshore boats had Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Tightline: Matthew Cash of Quinton, VA released 2 48" Red Drum. David Dunham of Mechanicsville, VA released a 48" Red Drum.
Good Times: Brandy Judge of Sutherland, VA caught a 42lb Wahoo. Gene Judge of Sutherland, VA caught a 40lb Wahoo.
Predator: Stephen Pukmel of Fayetville, PA caught a 36lb Grouper.