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, 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.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Happy and Safe Memorial Day to Everyone. We are thankful for those who served and gave all. Offshore boats were catching Gaffer Dolphin in good numbers, Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo. Good bottom fishing as well with Triggerfish, Tilefish and Grouper. Inshore boats were finding Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Sundown: Keith Tubbs of Chemung, NY caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Carolina Girl: William Snyder of Borden, IN caught a 40lb Dolphin.
Release: Margaret Smith of Greenville, SC caught a 37lb Dolphin. Luke Smith of Greenville, SC caught a 6lb Triggerfish. Debra Moeckel of Anderson, SC caught a 5lb Triggerfish.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Lots of boats out fishing Offshore today, choppy water brought them in a little early. They returned with fair Gaffer and medium Dolphin a few Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo. Sundown released a Sailfish. Inshore boats were finding Spanish Mackerel, Gray Trout, Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Sea Mullet.
Sundown: Barry Ahearn of Chambersburg, PA released a Sailfish.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
It has been a beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend. Abundant sunshine along with the fact that the wind fell out overnight made for a gorgeous day on the water. Inshore anglers got on a good Spanish Mackerel bite. They got on the Cobia and Red Drum (citations) as well this afternoon. The bite offshore was a bit slow today although they got on some schools of gaffer size Dolphin and some Blackfin Tuna. Two Sailfish were released by our fleet and a couple of Blue Marlin were released by others fishing the grounds. Looks to be another great day tomorrow, so check back to see what transpires.
Craig Gallagher of Winchester, VA: Sailfish release on Big Eye.
Sean Affayroux of Darlington, MD: 2 45" Red Drum releases on Fingeance.
Glenn Hunt of Darlington, MD: 2 47" Red Drum releases on Fingeance.
Mark Gish, Sr. of Hardy, VA: Sailfish release, 7 lb. and 5 lb. Triggerfish on Carolina Girl.
David Ludwig of Concord, NC: 50 lb. Grouper on Good Times.
Rebecca Metts of Hatteras, NC: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Sundown.
Jeffrey Wolgemuth of Townsville, NC: 5 lb. Triggerfish on Sundown.
Katelynn Linthicum of Stewartstown, PA: 40 lb. Dolphin on Hatteras Blue.
Brandon Eliwich of Reading, PA: 56" Sailfish release on Calypso.
Christopher Smith of Kins, NC: 46 lb. Cobia on Adventure.
Friday, May 24, 2019
A few boats out today in choppier waters. They returned with excellent catches of Gaffer Dolphin, some Blackfin Tuna and a few Wahoo. Inshore boats were finding good Bluefish, keeper Red Drum and Red Drum releases and a few Flounder. Nearshore big Cobia were being caught.
Calypso: Jeff Pollard of Crossnore, NC caught a 52lb Cobia.
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.