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!
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Most of the BIG boats headed offshore today, in hopes of filling their parties coolers before the "Big" Blow and the fish didn't disappoint. Just about everybody returned with limits or near limits of Dolphin. Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna were kinda scattered. Hatteras Fever II released a Sailfish and White Marlin
Inshore boats continue to have good catches Speckled Trout and Red Drum.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
One more day closer to Elsa. Hopefully, she'll just Let It Go when she passes. Until then it's game on with the fish. Big boats released a couple of Sailfish and had good Dolphin fishing with a few gaffers and some bailers along with some Grouper and Amberjacks. Inshore boats had a Red Drum kind of day. They also had a "speckletacular" day with Speckled Trout.
Jason Worley of Chesterfield, VA released a Sailfish on Release
Albert Roy of Round Hill, VA released a 43" Red Drum on Tightline
Chase Boldt of Jacksonville, FL released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Monday, July 05, 2021
The beautiful weather has extended for another day. Hopefully, everyone will be able to continue the chase for another couple of days. All eyes are on the tropics. The big boats had another day of good luck with releasing the big Blue Marlins and one White Marlin along with some Dolphin both gaffers and bailers and Spanish Mackerel. Inshore boats had good luck with Red Drum and Speckled Trout.
Jeff Coron of Fredericksburg, VA released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Connor Steele of Glen Allen, VA released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Kyra Appleby of Hamilton, NJ released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
John Fiocca of Silver Lake Village, OH released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Dave Akirboom of Bel Air, MD released a White Marlin on Release
Greggory Markham of Argyle, TX released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Sunday, July 04, 2021
A brilliant sunrise turned into a gorgeous day today. Most of the big boats took advantage of the beautiful weather. The Dolphin were plentiful with bailers and a few gaffers. There were a few billfish released also. Beeliners, Amberjacks and Snowy Grouper round out the bottom fish. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout and nearshore had some Spanish Mackerel. Everyone enjoy your July 4th celebrations and many tight lines in the future. Happy 4th of July!
Stratton Brock of Wilmington, NC released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
Kevin Miller of Fort Lauderdale, FL released a Blue Marlin on Chaser
James Freeman of Chappells, SC released 2 White Marlins on Bite Me
Saturday, July 03, 2021
The big boats headed out into a sunrise behind the remnants of a nighttime rain squall. The squalls must have had the fish stirred up because they were biting. Release and Sea Creature each released a Blue Marlin and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin and a White Marlin. Lots of good Dolphin were caught with bailers and gaffers and a couple of Wahoo. Inshore boats had a very good day with several citation Red Drum released along with keeper Drum, Speckled Trout, a few Spanish Mackerel and some Bluefish being caught.
Terry Linkous of Sneads Ferry, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Joshua Shrout of Hedgesville, WV Released a Blue Marlin on Release
Aaron Anderson of Winter Park, CO released a 49" Red Drum on Relentless
Lauran Anderson of Winter Park, CO released a 46" Red Drum on Relentless
Peyton Vance of N. Chesterfield, VA released a 50" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Mason Fortin of Chesterfield, VA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Shayna Allen of Chesterfield, VA released a 51" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Emma Smith of Smithsburg, MD released a 46" Red Drum on Hook Up
Friday, July 02, 2021
Today was a windy rainy day. No big boats left the dock. A few inshore boats made it out to find some keeper, Red Drum. Tomorrow is looking better so fingers crossed the boats can go fishing.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Only one boat headed to the Gulf Stream this morning and they were tournament fishing. The inshore boats kept their parties busy today catching Red Drum and Speckled Trout.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The trolling bite offshore wasn't very good today, most of the boats went bottom fishing after awhile. There were some good catches of Triggerfish, Snappers, Tilefish and Grouper. There were also a few Dolphin and Wahoo caught. Tuna Duck released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers are still having good days of Speckled Trout and Drum fishing.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
It was a beautiful day today but the fishing was a little slow for a few of the big boats. They had a few Dolphins with bailers and gaffers and some Blackfin Tuna and bottom fish. Sea Creature released a White Marlin. Inshore boats had catches of Amberjacks, Red Drum and Speckled Trout. If you're on the island and want to see what they're catching come on down to the dock around 4 pm and see the fish as they hit the docks.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Today was a spectacular day for sun and fun but not so much for calm seas. It was rough out there. Big boats hit the docks in the early afternoon but not without the fish. They had good Dolphin fishing with bailers and some gaffers and an occasional Wahoo. Native Son released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Speckled Trout, Red Drum and some Bluefish. The calm seas don't look to be in the cards for this week. Some tropic activity off of our coast is creating the good surfing conditions but not so good for offshore fishing.
Elijah Settle of Castleton, VA released a 48" Red Drum on Tightline
Liz Mileski of Grampian, PA caught a 6lb. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Chris Leyfert of Walwuport, PA released a Sailfish on Native Son
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Today was a fishy day. Big boats had several Blue Marlin releases and a couple of Sailfish along with a gaggle of Dolphin with both bailers and gaffers. Some bottom fish were in the mix also. Brother's Pride released 2 Blue Marlin and a Sailfish. Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout and Red Drum. The next few days look great for weather until the end of the week. We'll keep our eye on the tropics and any wind development in the near future.
Caden Smith of Zionville, NC released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Richard McFarland of Mocksville, NC released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Sean McFarland of Mocksville, NC caught a 36lb. Dolphin on Tuna Duck
Ryan Domack of Hampstead, NC released a White Marlin on Release
Ronald Harrison of Garysburg, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Saturday, June 26, 2021
It was a spectacular summer day from start to finish today. All boats parted the waters this morning. Offshore boats had some scrappy fishing while inshore boats had tight lines with Speckled Trout and some Spanish Mackerel and a few keeper Red Drum. The big boats had plenty of Dolphin, both gaffers and bailers along with some bottom fish like Tile and Grouper. They'll be back at it tomorrow.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Today all of the boats went fishing, finally and the fish were waiting for them. The big boats released a few Blue Marlin and one White Marlin. The inshore boats had lots of Speckled Trout, keeper Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead. Lots of days to make up for after a week off.
Michael Sights of Alpharetta, GA released a Blue Marlin on Release
William Rudd of Woodford, VA released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
John Bedford of Selma, NC released a White Marlin on Calypso
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Only one boat headed offshore today, they returned with a good catch of Dolphin and released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats had another banner day catching Red Drum with limits, Speckled Trout and Bluefish.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Unfortunately, mother nature isn't being very nice with all the winds that are keeping most of the boats at the dock. A few of the inshore boats were able to sneak out and do some fishing. The ones that battled the winds had a great day. The Red Drum bite was Phenomenal!! All sizes, keepers and citation sizes. There were also a few Speckled Trout caught
Caden Smith of Zionville, NC released a 43" Red Drum and caught a 5lb 8oz Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Mike Smith of Zionville, NC released a 40" and 42" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
It's been another day of very windy conditions. The big boats are still tied up while the inshore boats are getting on the fish. Wind makes the Red Drum bite. They bit well today. It was another excellent day of Red Drum fishing. Looking toward the end of this week for the big boats to be finally untied.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
The day started out windy and ended up with a Tropical Storm Watch. Needless to say, the big boats stayed tied to the dock. Of course, the inshore boats had an incredible Red Drum kind of day. They caught keepers and released some big ones. They also had some nice Speckled Trout.
The weather is looking to get a little worse as the next few days come but there will be good days ahead.
Friday, June 18, 2021
It was a beautiful day through and through today. Big boats were in a Dolphin daze catching both gaffers and bailers, along with a few bottom fish and a couple of White Marlin and a Blue Marlin were released as well. The inshore boats had excellent Red Drum fishing along with some Spanish Mackerel and Speckled Trout, Amberjacks, and a Cobia. The next few days look like we may have some weather coming. We'll keep our eye on the forecast and look for fishable days ahead.
Donald Lawe of Troutman, NC released a White Marlin on Native Son
Blake Harty of Culpeper, VA released a White Marlin on Bite Me
Bryce Harty of Culpeper, VA caught a 51lb. Dolphin on Bite Me
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Mother, mother ocean was showing her beauty today. Along the beach the water was cyrstal clear. offshore anglers had excellent catches of nice size bailer Dolphin and a few Blackfin Tuna. There were no billfish released out of our fleet today.
Trolling along the beach produced good catches of Spanish Mackerel. In the inlet area there were some nice big Red Drum released along with a few keepers.
Back in the sound area there were some good catches of Speckled Trout.
William Crawford of Fredericksburg, VA released a 40" Red Drum on Island Time
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Offshore anglers enjoyed another great day of Dolphin fishing, with some of the boats catching near limits. There were also a few Blackfin tuna caught. Gambler released a Blue Marlin, Calypso released a Sailfish.
Inshore anglers that were fishing in the sound area had good catches of Speckled Trout, and keeper Drum, there were also a few Flounder released (out of season). Inshore boats that fished along the beach had good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Blue fish and Cobia
Joseph Sabia of Lakenville, PA released a Sailfish on Calypso
Joe Kamensky of Hubbard, OH released a Blue Marlin on Gambler