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!
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
A pretty day with a little chop for the offshore boats. Several boats had releases of Blue Marlin, White Marlin and a Sailfish. Big boats also had good catches of Dolphin and a few Wahoo. Inshore boats had a great day with Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel.
Shaun Smith of Mays Landing, NJ released a Blue Marlin on Carolina Girl
Keith Wagner of Raymore, MO released a Blue Marlin on Good Times
Chad Brazell of Milton, GA released a White Marlin on Sea Creature
Byron Jameson of Richmond, VA released a Blue Marlin on Native Son
Nolan DiDonato of Fredericksburg, VA released a White Marlin on Hatteras Blue
Thomas Weimer of Beaufort, SC released a Sailfish on Hatteras Blue
Joseph Koerperich of Kill Devil Hills, NC caught a 16lb. Bonita Mackerel on Hatteras Blue
James Cupples of Altoona, PA caught a 57lb. Wahoo on Chaser
Dennis Rose of White Oak, GA released a Blue Marlin on Release
Norman Strickland of Suffolk, VA caught a 70lb. Cobia on Adventure
Gary Hagan of Knoxville, TN caught a 449lb. Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Monday, May 24, 2021
A beautiful and calm May morning turned into a beautiful and slightly choppy May afternoon. The offshore boats had a good day with plenty of Dolphin hitting the decks along with a few Wahoo. Gambler released a White Marlin while Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin. The inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum with some citations, some Spanish Mackerel along with some pretty Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish. The days are warming up.
If you're going to be on the island this summer, think about booking your fishing adventure early. Boats are booking fast and you don't want to be left at the dock.
Pete Bailey of Mooresville, NC released a White Marlin on Gambler
Owen Kearns of Barboursville, VA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Tyler Baranchuk of New Hope, PA released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Ethan Baranchuk of New Hope, PA released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Today finally felt like the first day of summer. It was a good day for the sun and for fishing. The big boats loaded up on the Dolphin, both bailers and gaffers. They also had a few Wahoo. Carolina Girl had a White Marlin and a Sailfish while Hatteras Fever had a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had some pretty Speckled Trout, not too shabby Spanish Mackerel and some nice Red Drum.
Sonya Ferguson of Gillette, WY released a Blue Marlin on Hatteras Fever II
Bruce Burkley of Kill Devil Hills, NC released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Amelia Burkley of Kill Devil Hills, NC released a White Marlin on Carolina Girl
Emily Kittleson of Virginia Beach, VA released 46" Barracuda on Gambler
Saturday, May 22, 2021
It was a cool day to start but then warmed up this afternoon as a light wind came around to the Southwest. Fishing heated up offshore as the big boats got into the Dolphin, some Triggerfish, a few Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna along with some Wahoo, Sea Bass and released a few Blue Marlin, a couple of White Marlin and a Spearfish. Inshore boats had a good day with Red Drum, Cobia and Speckled Trout on their lines.
Yvonne Green of Stokesdale, NC caught a 7.4 lb. Black Sea Bass on Predator
BJ Goin of Stokesdale, NC Caught a 5.2 lb. Black Sea Bass on Predator
Joseph Eure of Plymouth, NC released a White Marlin on Chaser
Brian Van Hoy of Walkertown, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Michael Dabbs of Oak Ridge, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Richard Grimes of Fredericksburg, VA released a Blue Marlin on Release
Alex Murphy of Summerhill, PA caught a 70lb. Cobia on Adventure
Alex Murphy of Summerhill, PA released a 46" and a 45" Red Drum on Adventure
Aidan Shugars of Johnstown, PA released a 48" and a 45" Red Drum on Adventure
Matthew Murphy of Summerhill, PA released a 45" Red Drum on Adventure
Anthony Ivone of Chicago, IL released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
John Micallef of Madison Heights, MI released a Sailfish on Tuna Duck
Donald Ellis of Raleigh, NC released a Blue Marlin on Carolina Girl
Lynn Krushinski of Chapel Hill, NC released a 46" and a 42" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Alexander Panagakos of Chapel Hill, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Chris Barker of Olive Hill, KY released a 49" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Ronald Rutherford of Chillicothe, OH released a 43" Red Drum on Hang On
Greg Wells of Chillicothe, OH released a 43" Red Drum on Hang On
Friday, May 21, 2021
The wind made for a rough ride and a bad hair day on the offshore and the inshore boats today. The big boats had some catches of gaffer Dolphin, and some Wahoo along with some King Mackerel and some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin.
Inshore boats had Bluefish, Speckled Trout and some pretty keeper Red Drum. Nearshore boats were on the Spanish Mackerel and Bonita Mackerel.
2-year-old River Hagerich of Hatteras, NC released a 45" Red Drum bigger than himself on Black Pearl. Good job River, you'll be showing your old man how to fish.
Michael Alford of Jacksonville, NC released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
William Clark of Tarboro, NC released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Krista Stumbers of Hatteras, NC released a 46" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Wesley Marian of Pinnacle, NC caught a 5lb. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Stephanie Fowler of Pinnacle, NC caught a 6.8lb. Speckled Trout on Adventure
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Mates were busy rigging up baits this morning as they were preparing to head out to the Gulf Stream, conditions were a little choppy but they stayed out and ending up having a good day. When the mates got in they were busy again unloading the days catches which including Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo. There were as so bottom fish caught; Sea Bass, Tilefish, Trigerfish, Snapper and Amberjack. Plenty of Billfish action again today, Sea Creature and Hatteras Fever II both released a Blue Marlin and Carolina Girl released a White Marlin.
Inshore boats were busy hooking and releasing Red Drum, there were lots of citations size ones released. Trollong along the beach today as produced good catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Red Drum Citations:
Joey Pfanders of Norristown, PA released a 47" and 48"
Dennie Freund of Mullila Hill, NJ released a 46" and 48"
Jeff Wadman of Salem, NJ released a 46" and 47"
Supranee Smart of Braintree, MA released a 46"
Robert Smart of Braintree, MA released a 46"
Billy Medlin of Henderson, NC release a 46"
Randall Medlin of Henderson, NC released a 46"
Jeremiah Moody of Lenoir, NC released a 45"
Jacob Mooddy of Lenior, NC released a 45"
Dwight Hlustick of Arlington, VA released a 49"
Thomas Maslany of Perkiomenville PA released a 48"
Blue Marlin Citations
Sea Creature- Mark Prodan of Carmichaels, PA released a Blue Marlin
White Marlin Citations
Carolina Girl- Emma Duncan of Glassboro, NJ released a White Marlin
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
It was a gorgeous day that made summer feel like it's very close. The offshore boats had several Marlin released along with good Dolphin fishing, both gaffers and bailers. They also had a few Wahoo and some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Inshore boats saw a really good Cobia day with some pretty Red Drum. A day that's as good as it gets Inshore.
David Gibson of Frisco, NC caught a 40" Cobia and released a 47" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Tim Daniel of Frisco, NC released 2 48" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Alaina Laster of Algonac, MI caught a 41lb. Cobia on Hook Up
Nicholas Blaskovics of Buxton, NC released 3 48" Red Drum on Sound Bound
Matthew Morel of Emerald Isle, NC released a Blue Marlin on Chaser
Hatteras Fever II weighed a 369lb. Blue Marlin and released another Blue Marlin
Gambler released a Blue Marlin
Scott Garnett of Randolph, VA released a Blue Marlin on Tuna Duck
Josh Spicer of Julian, PA released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Another sunny day with a NE wind. Not enough to keep the boats tied up. Big boats had really good Dolphin along with some Wahoo and good Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Bite Me released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats had excellent Cobia fishing and of course, with the wind, they also hooked some fine Red Drum.
Paul Young of Mineral, VA caught a 55.8 lb. Cobia and a 48" Red Drum on Hang On
Robert Makowsky of Durham, NC caught a 50.2 lb. Cobia on Tightline
Ed Adams of Glen Allen, VA caught a 35 lb. Grouper on Carolina Girl
Thomas Curtain of Bridgeport, OH released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Kaley Keefe of Duncannon, PA released a 47" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Tanner Dorsey of Duncannon, PA released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Caleb Roy of Duncannon, PA released a 45" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Monday, May 17, 2021
It was a beautiful day with winds letting up slightly out of the North this morning. It was the warmest day so far this week and last week. All of the boats were able to get out. The wind picked back up, of course, this afternoon. Offshore boats had scrappy fishing with King Mackerel and a few Dolphin and Wahoo. Some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna also hit the decks along with a few Bottom Fish. Carolina Girl released a Sailfish. Inshore boats had some catches of Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum and some Bluefish and Cobia finally made an appearance.
David Abramson of Silver Spring, MD released a Sailfish on Carolina Girl
Jennifer Lentz of Statesville, NC caught a 35lb. Dolphin on Good Times
Sunday, May 16, 2021
It was a little warmer today with a little less NE wind but still made for a choppy day. The sun made up for the warmth. Offshore boats ventured out and the fish were waiting. The King Mackerel and Dolphin were really good along with the Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats got on the Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish along with some Red Drum.
Michael Scott of Culpeper, VA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Joshua Turner of Henry, VA caught a 36lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Cameron Carter of Woodbridge, VA caught a 35.11lb. Dolphin on Sea Creature
Saturday, May 15, 2021
It's the final day of the Hatteras Village Tournament and all of the boats made a good effort. Our big boats had good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore boats had good catches of Spanish Mackerel today. Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin.
Congratulations to our own Release and Captain Rom Whitaker for winning the biggest fish category in the HVOO Tournament with the biggest Blue Marlin at 574.5lbs. Congratulations to Hatteras Blue for having the second place Tuna.
Scott McDevitt of Waynesboro, VA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Friday, May 14, 2021
The third day of the HVOO and the wind kicked up by mid-day. The big boats that weren't after the big Blues caught several Dolphin, Wahoo and both Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. The inshore boats had very good Red Drum fishing with citations and keepers being hooked.
Release boated a 574.5lb. Blue Marlin
Released boated a 538.2lb. Blue Marlin
Charlie Bandy of Salem, VA released a 40" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Doug Shaffner of Roanoke, VA released 2 40" Red Drum and 1 41" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Lisa Shaffner of Roanoke, VA released 1 46" and 1 40" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Scott Surratt of Boones Mill, VA caught a 71lb. Wahoo on Calypso
Shane Parsnow of Concord, NC released a 575lb. Blue Marlin on Release
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Most of the boats that fished today were fishing in the Hatteras Village Offshore Open, they released several Blue Marlin and one was boated and weighed in at 502 lb. Congratulations Top Dog. There were a few Dolphin caught as well. Some of the inshore boats fished along the beach and caught Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Amberjack. Inshore boats that fished in the sound had limits of keeper Red Drum and Bluefish.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The wind let up some today. Enough for a few of the offshore boats to go out. The ones who ventured out had some nice Dolphin and some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna and a few Wahoo. One Sailfish was released on Bite Me. Inshore boats had limits of Red Drum and a few big Blue Fish.
Richard Bunting, Jr. of Lewes, DE released a 60" Sailfish on Bite Me
Monday, May 10, 2021
Today was the usual windy day. The Wright Brothers had the right idea to come out here for the wind. Big boats stayed in. Black Pearl from the inshore fleet managed to get out and said the Drum fishing was excellent. They had a bite on every cast. Tomorrow looks better for more boats to be able to go.
Sunday, May 09, 2021
The day started out cool and calm but ended up warm and breezy. Most of the big boats made it offshore. They had catches of some Dolphin, Yellowfin, and Blackfin Tuna, and some Bottom Fish. The inshore boats had morning catches of keeper Drum and Blue Fish and some pretty Red Drum for the afternoon. Happy fishermen and women bringing home the meat for Mother's Day. Steven Sluder of Asheville, NC caught a citation Wahoo of 44.8lbs. on Hatteras Fever II.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 08, 2021
The wind had the big boats tied to the dock today but a few of the small boats went out. It was scrappy fishing in the sound but a couple got on the Red Drum and some Speckled Trout. A few Blue Fish were hooked also. It's looking like all boats will be out fishing tomorrow so if you aren't going with them and you are wishing you were fishing, come on down to the dock in the afternoon and check them out when they come in.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Started out a little cooler today and ended up sunny and a lot cooler. Just about all of the boats went fishing. The offshore boats had some catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, King Mackerel and Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Calypso released a Blue Marlin. Inshore boats were on the bite too. They had plenty of Red Drum keepers and some big Blue Fish. The wind looks like it will pick up tomorrow but hopefully, it will be tight lines by Sunday.
Michael Parker of Amelia Courthouse, VA caught a 55lb. Amberjack on Release
Daniel Marsh of Moorefield, WV caught a 32lb. Grouper on Carolina Girl
Thomas Dillard of Gastonia, NC caught a 41lb. King Mackerel on Sundown
Evan Clark of Northville, MI released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Lora Arthur of Ivor, VA caught a 30lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Henry Arthur of Ivor, Va caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Thursday, May 06, 2021
High northerly winds kept most of the boats at the dock today, we did however have a few inshore boats head out and battle the winds. They found some keeper drum and some bigger sized ones.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Another windy day for the big boats but it doesn't stop the inshore boats. The Drum loves to bite on windy days and today was no different. Some Speckled Trout showed up too.
11-year-old Levi Cardillo of McDonald, PA snagged a citation 6lb. 3oz. Speckled Trout. Way to go Levi lots of big fish in your future.