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!
Thursday, May 23, 2019
A NE breeze kept everyone cool out on the water today. Inshore anglers experienced very good catches of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. A few Cobia were caught. They went after Speckled Trout this afternoon, and we'll have to wait and see if they get on them. Offshore boats got on an excellent Dolphin bite today. Blackfin Tuna fishing was good, with scattered Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo. Marlin has shown up so watch out for the latest news! Inshore trips go out in the morning and afternoon. Offshore trips go out all day. Pick the trip of your choice and give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book!
Chris Claud of Mechanicsville, VA: 58 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Main catch Offshore today was Gaffer size Dolphin with good numbers coming in. There were also Blackfin Tuna, and some Wahoo caught. Tuna Duck released 2 Sailfish. Triggers and Snappers rounded it out. Inshore boats found excellent Speckled and Gray Trout. Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish were found in good numbers as well.
Tuna Duck: Paul Cronshaw of Hatteras, NC released a Sailfish. Stanford Adler of Danville, PA released a Sailfish and caught a 36lb Dolphin.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Lots of boats fishing Inshore and Offshore. Offshore boats were seeing good numbers of gaffer Dolphin. There were also a few Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna in the mix. Spanish Mackerel and Triggerfish were being caught in great numbers. Inshore boats had a few Cobia and Spanish Mackerel.
Adventure: Matthew Lyons of Conover, NC caught a 45lb Cobia.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Another excellent day to be off the waters of the NC coast. Boats fishing the Gulfstream found good gaffer (large) Dolphin and a few Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fish were in good supply with Tilefish, Snapper and Triggers. Inshore boats continued wearing out the large Cobia. There were also catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Adventure: Jennifer Wood of Taylors, SC caught 75lb Cobia.
Good Times: Mikey Pehanich of New York, NY caught a 40lb Grouper.
Tradition: Keith Currence of Shenandoah Jct., WV caught a 54lb Cobia. Brant Hines of Buckhannon, WV caught a 65lb and 40lb Cobia.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Everyone out fishing today with blue skies and temps in the upper 70's. Inshore boats were finding Red Drum and some large Cobia. Offshore boats were finding gaffer Dolphin and Wahoo. There were also Triggerfish and Snapper on the dock in good numbers.
Tightline: Thomas Taylor of LA, CA caught a 72lb Cobia. Ross Scroble of Chicago, IL caught a 69lb Cobia. Mikey Pehanich of New York, NY caught a 51lb Cobia.
Advenure: Karthik Bala of Herndon, VA caught a 67lb. Cobia. Vivek Rathanjl of Brambleton, VA caught a 47lb. Cobia. Muthuraj Dinesh of Herndon, VA released a 47" Red Drum and caught a 64lb Cobia.
Hatteras Fever: Stephen Scuder of Asheville, NC caught a 36lb. Dolphin.
Tradition: Brant Hines of Buckhannon, WV caught a 54lb and 71lb Cobia. Keith Currence of Shenandoah Jct. , WV caught a 73lb Cobia.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The wind fell out by early morning allowing boats to get safely to the fishing grounds. Inshore anglers chased Cobia. They also got on Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Gray Trout. Sting Rays were abundant and put the anglers to work getting them to the boat. Offshore anglers had a great time catching gaffer Dolphin. Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Yellowfin Tuna helped to fill the fish box. Today was the final day of the HVOO tournament - check out the final results on HVOO.org. We need3-4 people for a Make-up Charter for Monday. Give us a call at 800-676-4939.
Viver Rathanji of Brambleton, VA: 41 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Karthik Bala of Herndon, VA: 70 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Christopher Tedder of Spring Hope, NC: 47 lb. Dolphin on Reliance.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Inshore anglers went out this morning and got on nice catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. They got on over slot Red Drum this afternoon as well as Gray Trout and Sea Mullet before heading in early due to a strong SW wind and choppy water in the Pamlico Sound. Offshore anglers headed out to some rough conditions and ended up returning early but only after getting on good catches of Dolphin and Wahoo. You can check out the latest results for the HVOO Tournament on their website HVOO.org.
Citation: Jacob Moore of Leonardtown, MD: 36 lb. Dolphin on Predator.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
A bit breezy today but that did not deter charters from heading out to fish. Inshore anglers got on a good Spanish Mackerel bite, along with some Bluefish, Cobia, and Speckled Trout. The Drum pictures were from yesterday and those guys had an exciting time catching them on light tackle! Offshore anglers experienced good fishing with Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. The second day of the HVOO Tournament ended with 2 Blue Marlin boated, 3 Blue Marlin releases, 2 White marlin releases, and 2 Sailfish releases. Check out their website for the leader board standings.
Richard Clark of Purcellville, VA: 5 lb. Speckled Trout on Tightline.
Wesley Werling of Heathsville, VA: 40 lb. Wahoo on Carolina Girl.
Jed Williamson of Forest, VA: 47 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Another beautiful day on the island! The Hatteras Village Offshore Open began today and you can check out the latest results on their website HVOO.org. Boats stayed busy today whether they fished inshore or offshore. Inshore anglers had a good catch of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish this morning. They got on citation sized Red Drum this afternoon. Offshore anglers experienced good fishing with Dolphin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. Fishing is good, come on down and we'll be glad to hook you up with the charter of your choice.
Connor Pollock of Washington, DC: Eight Red Drum releases on Tightline.
John Pollock of Washington, DC: 5 Red Drum releases on Tightline.
Thomas Martin of Lake Havasu City, AZ: 40" Red Drum release on Hang On.
Alexander Dilks of New Castle, De: 44" Red Drum release on Hang On.
Cary Huntsman of Conowingo, MD: 40" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Michael Eastridge of North East, MD: 46" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Bruce Mitchell of Rising Sun, MD: 44" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Mackenzie Catner of Perryville, MD: 43" and 47" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Caleb Jones of Spotsylvania, VA: 42" Red Drum release on Hang On.
Elsa Jacobs of Spotsylvania, VA: 2 42" Red Drum releases on Hang On.
Brandon Jones 2 42" Red Drum releases on Hang On.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Good fishing Offshore today with Tuna, excellent Dolphin and Wahoo. Gambler released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were catching and releasing Cobia as well as Bluefish. The Hatteras Village Offshore Open starts tomorrow, check out pointclickfish.com for some of the live coverage here at Hatteras Harbor!
Reliance: James Schroth of Troy, MI caught a 45lb Wahoo. Isaac Ketchum of Midlothian, VA caught a 42lb Wahoo.
Gambler: David Wardrop of Kokomo, IN released a Sailfish.
Sound Bound: John Diehl Jr. of Williamsburg, VA released a 33" Cobia.
Release: Scott Abee of Raleigh, NC caught a 6lb Triggerfish.
Monday, May 13, 2019
A few boats out fishing today in fairly windy conditions. They found some fish to make it worth their while. Good Dolphin fishing with some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Wind and seas bumped up today and none of our Offshore boats fished. Inshore boats were finding good Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The wind fell out during the night and left us with a great day for everyone to be out and about on the water! Inshore anglers experienced a good Spanish Mackerel bite this morning and chased after Cobia all afternoon. Most of our offshore fleet went out to the Gulf Stream to get on the Dolphin (mostly gaffers and a few bailers). Some anglers got on a real good Wahoo bite. There was a scattered Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna bite. One White Marlin was released. May is here and the Billfish bite will only get better! Don't miss out - call us at 800-676-4939 and book the trip of your choice whether inshore, near shore, or offshore.
Michael Hodgson of Rosedale, MD: 40 lb. Wahoo on Release.
Davis Terry of Bahama, NC: White Marlin release on Calypso.
Robert Rhoades of Huntersville, NC: 46 lb. Dolphin on Tuna Duck.
Floyd Moore of Dunnsville, VA: 52 lb. Wahoo on Native Son.
Lauren Swan of Downingtown, PA: 22 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Hatteras Blue.
Marie Swan of Aldan, PA: 40 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Blue.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Despite overcast skies and rain showers anglers got out onto the water today. The Cobia bite was on for the inshore groups this morning. The afternoon brought over slot Red Drum and some Puppy Drum. A handful of boats ventured offshore this morning and managed to scrap out pretty good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blackfin Tuna. A Spearfish was released. Tomorrow's forecast sounds promising, while Sunday is forecast to be stormy. If interested in booking a charter - give us a call at 800-676-4939 - and we'll hook you up.
Scott Panichelli of Middletown, DE: 47 lb. Wahoo on Reliance.
Rodney Wolfe of Manning, SC: 43 lb. Dolphin on Native Son.
Foyle Louya of Carthage, NC: Spearfish release on Release.
Michael LaCava of Liititz, PA: 25 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times.
Daryl Martin of Akron, PA: 26 lb. Blackfin Tuna on Good Times.
Richard Cooper Jr. of Wilmington, DE caught a 46lb Wahoo on Bite Me.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
It has been a beautiful day and a great day for fishing! Many anglers took advantage of the weather to go fishing inshore. The catches today consisted of Cobia, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, over Slot Red Drum, and Puppy Drum. Most of the offshore fleet fished and their catches consisted of Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Overall everyone returned with plentiful catches and happy dispositions!
Mike Beckman of Joans Island, SC: 40 lb. Cobia and 45" Red Drum release
Matt Beckman of Celestine, IN: 44" and 47" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Berward Beckman of 45" and 47" Red Drum releases on Adventure.
Herb Grootenboer of Brantford, ON: 58 lb. Cobia on Hang On.
Connie Cimler of Derry, NH: 40" Red Drum release on Tradition.
Frank Cimler of Derry, NH: 47" and 48" Red Drum releases on Tradition.
Jim Heastess of Jupiter, FL: 40 lb. Dolphin release on Chaser.
Tyler Rodgers of Wellsville, PA: 44 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
A slight north wind and abundant sunshine made for a great day to be on the water! Inshore anglers spent the morning and/or afternoon catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. The Cobia bite came on this afternoon and anglers released those. They do put up a good fight! Dolphin fishing continues to be good offshore with mostly gaffers and some bailers.The Blackfin Tuna bite was on today. Bottom fishing included Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper. No Billfish were reported however that usually picks up during the month of May - don't miss out give us a call at 800-676-4939 to book your charter today!
Joshua Johnson of South Bloomfield, OH: 37 lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl.
John Altizer of Providence Forge, PA caught a 23lb Blackfin Tuna on Native Son.
Daryl Martin of Akron, PA caught a 35lb Dolphin on Good Times.
Michael LaCava of Lititz, PA caught a 53lb Dolphin on Good Times.
Mark Foster of Saint Albans, WV: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Reliance.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Lots of boats out fishing with blue skies and a light breeze. Excellent Mahi fishing with some Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. Some Wahoo were in the mix as well. Inshore boats were really hitting it out of the park today with limits of King Mackerel, some Cobia, Bonita Mackerel and released Red Drum.
Tightline: Apples Mitchell of Henrico, VA released 3 Red Drum. Christopher Mitchell of Henrico, VA released 3 Red Drum. Carol Thompson of Henrico, VA released 3 Red Drum.
Adventure: Tom Beckman of St. Anthony, IN released 3 Red Drum. Scott Gress of Celestine, IN released 3 Red Drum.
Bite Me: Jason Gurley of Brevard, NC caught a 65lb Wahoo.
Hang-On: Maxwell Hoyle of Belmont, NC released a Red Drum. William Van O'Linda of Southern Pines released a Red Drum. William Van O'Linda Sr. of Glen Allen, VA released a Red Drum. John Dycus of Sherrills Ford, NC released a Red Drum.
Release: Stephen Emery of Chalfont, PA caught a 29lb Grouper.
Predator: Norm Zook of Mifflintown, PA caught a 26lb Grouper.
Monday, May 06, 2019
No boats fished Offshore today the wind was high and the waves were choppy. A couple of boats went Inshore to release some Red Drum. We do have some great gifts and T-Shirts in the Marina! Check out our new line of Pelagic wear and performance shirts! We also have some great new designs for T-Shirts with all your favorite fish.
Adventure: Chris Link of Buena Vista, VA released a 45" Red Drum. James McKay of Stevensville, MD released a 45" Red Drum. Debra McKay of Stevensville, MD released a 44" Red Dum.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
A few boats out fishing today they found excellent Blackfin Tuna and Mahi. Some late morning squalls Offshore quickly cleared to a great day. Inshore boats were not booked today.
Release: Daniel Chorba of Dallas, PA 22lb Blackfin Tuna. Charlie Gordon of Monroe Twp., PA 23lb Blackfin Tuna. Michael Brucher of Hunlocks Creek, PA 25lb Blackfin Tuna. Christian Brucher of Harveys Lake, PA 23lb Blackfin Tuna. Andrew Chorba of Sweet Valley, PA 24lb Blackfin Tuna. Vito Pilosi of Dallas, PA 24lb Blackfin Tuna.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
WOW! Three days in a row with abundant sunshine and little to no wind! A perfect day to be fishing the Pamlico Sound or cruising the Gulf Stream. Inshore anglers experienced a really good Spanish Mackerel bite this morning. They were following lines of Cobia this afternoon and had a great time catching them! Offshore anglers had a really good catch of Dolphin again today. The Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna bites were scattered, as was the Wahoo bite (citation size). Congratulations on your Dolphin and Happy Birthday (86 yrs. young) to Richter! Billfish are starting to show up - so don't miss out - give us a call at 800-676-4939 and we'll hook you up with a charter of your choice!
Travis Ryder of Harrisonburg, VA: 49 lb. Wahoo on Sundown.
Jackson Revere of Frisco, NC: 55 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Paul Curry of Woodbine, MD: 43 lb. wahoo on Hatteras Fever II.
Eric Pearlman of Newark, DE: 45 lb. Wahoo on Chaser.
Blake Spivey of Windsor, NC: 54 lb. Cobia on Tradition.
Willie LaFountaine of Nags Head, NC: 47 lb. Cobia on Tradition.