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 25, 2023
Inshore Fleet made it out today a little bumpy. Despite the wind they were able to bring in some
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
It was an Inshore fishing day today as the Offshore fleet stayed tied to the docks with the wind honking out of the NE. Inshore boats had great Red Drum catching in all sizes. Red Drum get hungry when the wind blows. They make for really yummy fish tacos too. They also had some Speckled Trout and a few Bluefish.
Charles Crouse Jr. of Jacobus, PA caught a 6.2lb. 27" Speckled Trout on Black Pearl
Monday, May 22, 2023
A couple of the Offshore boats slipped through the inlet this morning and watched the sunrise over the bluewater. It was choppy conditions but the fishing was good. Release and Sea Creature both released 2 Blue Marlins. Release also had a Spearfish. They also had good Dolphin fishing with both gaffers and bailers being caught along with a few Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. The Nearshore boat caught a good amount of Spanish Mackerel. The Inshore boats had a good amount of Red Drum and Bluefish in the morning and Red Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish in the afternoon.
Congratulations to our own Captain John Canning III of Hook Up for winning Third Place in the Oceans East Cobia Tournament
Lea Dailey of Landisburg, PA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Joseph Dailey of Landisburg, PA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Rodney Anderson of Rock Cave, WV caught an 8.8lb. Sheepshead on Adventure
Linnea Leggett-Brown of Buckhannon, WV caught a 9.8lb. and a 10.11lb. Sheepshead on Adventure
Kimberly Beaver of Telford, TN caught an 8lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
James Turner of Richmond, VA released a Blue Marlin on Release
Christopher B. Manning of Manakin Sabot, VA released a Spearfish and a Blue Marlin on Release
Sunday, May 21, 2023
The morning started out warm and fairly calm but when the wind switched and it got choppy fast. The Offshore boats still got onto the meat. Some of the boats came in early but not before they slung the meat on deck. Release and Sea Creature each released a Blue Marlin. They also had some gaffer Dolphin and a few Wahoo. Some of them had pretty bailer Dolphin, a couple of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna and some Spanish Mackerel from calmer water. Because the wind was blowing, the Inshore boats had an excellent Red Drum day.
Michael Keenan of Pisgah Forest, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Saturday, May 20, 2023
The big boats stayed tied up for another day but the Inshore boats had a full day of catching slot-size Red Drum, some Bluefish and Speckled Trout. They had some happy campers that couldn't make it out to the deep but they didn't go home empty-handed.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Another day of wind made the Charter Fleet stay tied to the docks.
In Shore, the fleet made it out catching Speckled Trout, and Red Drum
Scott Gress of IN. released a 50-inch Red Drum off the Black Pearl.
Mike Beckman of SC. Caught a 5.04-pound Speckled Trout off the Adventure.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
No OffShore Boats made it out to Clearwater today.
The Inshore Fleet went out today bringing home Red Drum,Bluefish
Citations: Tom Beckman from Celestine IN. released a 40-inch Red Drum off the Black Pearl.
Scott Gress from Celestin IN. released a 40inch Red Drum off the Black Pearl.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
The morning started out calm enough then got choppy by the time the boats tied up. It was another epic Blue Marlin day. Release, Predator and Sea Creature all released a Blue Marlin and Hatteras Fever released 2 Blue Marlin. They also has some great catches of both gaffer and bailer Dolphin along with a few Wahoo. The Inshore boats had another great day of Sheepshead and Red Drum.
Sam Blankenship of Blue Ridge, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Robert Neff of Fincastle, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Rita Blankenship of Fincastle, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Donald Schult of Aylett, VA released a Blue Marlin on Predator
Wyatt McNeill of Herriman, UT caught a 44lb. Dolphin on Calypso
Kevin Leuken of Birdseye, IN released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Stephen Bussbey released a Blue Marlin on Release
Monday, May 15, 2023
It was a better fishing day today than yesterday for the Offshore boats. They caught a good amount of Dolphin, mostly gaffers, along with some Wahoo. Hatteras Fever, Predator, Release and Sea Creature all released Blue Marlins. The Inshore boats did really well today catching Sheepshead, some nice Spanish Mackerel and plenty of Bluefish.
Laura Gressick of Portage, PA caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Courtney Gressick of Duncansville, PA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Sara Gressick of Duncansville, PA caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Paul Gressick of Portage, PA caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jacob Dumm of Edensburg, PA caught an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Eric Zaman of Portage, PA caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Marie Schult of Aylett, VA released a Blue Marlin and caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Predator
Rebecca Savidge of Mt. Ephraim, NJ caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Rachel Savidge of Mt. Ephraim, NJ caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Emily Duncan of Maddon Heights, NJ caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Mark Savidge of Mt. Ephraim, NJ caught an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Jack Clayton of Pinnacle, NC caught a 10.7lb., a 9.10lb. and an 8.8lb. Sheepshead on Adventure
Al Carpenter of Three Rivers, MI caught a 37lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Ann Schooley of Harveys Lake, PA caught a 43lb. Wahoo on Sea Creature
Al Gulitus of Harding, PA released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Sunday, May 14, 2023
The phenomenal fishing continued today with several boats releasing Marlin. Calypso released a Blue Marlin, Release released a Blue Marlin and Predator released 3 Blue Marlin along with a Sailfish. Sea Creature also released a Marlin and a Sailfish. They also had a few Dolphin and some Wahoo. The Inshore boats stayed tied up today.
Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate this day.
Steve Hoover of Pasadena, MD released a Blue Marlin on Predator
Joseph Parks of Pasadena, MD released a Sailfish on Predator
Heather Hammett of Pasadena, MD released a Blue Marlin on Predator
David Hild of Pasadena, MD released a Blue Marlin on Predator
William Rivituso of New Castle, DE released a Blue Marlin on Calypso
Terry Harmon of Banner Elk, NC released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Richard Whisnant of Banner Elk, NC released a Sailfish on Sea Creature
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC released a Blue Marlin on Release
Saturday, May 13, 2023
The big boats watched the sunrise over the blue water this morning. They had a beautiful day for fishing. They also had a good amount of Dolphin along with some Bottom Fish like Tile Fish and Grouper. Hatteras Blue released a Blue Marlin and Sea Creature released a Blue Marlin. The Inshore boats were able to go Nearshore today and got onto some pretty Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and a few Bluefish.
Hatteras Village Offshore Open Day 4-
28 Blue Marlin released
2 White Marlin released
1 Blue Marlin boated
Re-leased with a 473lb. Blue Marlin
Total for the 4-day event-
75 Blue Marlin released
12 White Marlin released
2 Spearfish released
Brandon Beck of Dry Fork, VA caught a 72lb. Cobia on Tightline
Zachary Vann of Buxton, NC caught a 63lb. Cobia on Hook Up
Wade Wright of Suffolk, VA caught a 36.4lb. Dolphin on Carolina Girl
Duane Hutcheson of Sharon, SC caught a 9lb. Sheepshead and a 40lb. Cobia on Black Pearl
Allison Hutcheson of Sharon, SC released a 48" Red Drum and caught an 11lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Larry Hutcheson of Sharon, SC caught a 51lb. Cobia, a 9lb. Sheepshead and released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Friday, May 12, 2023
It was another good day for the offshore fleet, they had good catches of Dolphin, some Wahoo, and some Bottomfish; Triggerfish, Grouper, and Tilefish. Bite Me, Gambler and Hatteras Fever II released a Blue Marlin and Calypso released a Sailfish
Inshore boats are continuing to catch Big Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are starting to make a good showing.
Jeffrey Coble of McLeansville, NC released 8 Red Drum 48"-52" on Black Pearl
Mark Hall of Burlington, NC released 8 Red Drum 48"-52" on Black Pearl
Lisa Callahan of Louisville, NY released a Blue Marlin on Bite Me
Jeremy Johnson of Hatteras, NC released a Blue Marlin on Gambler
Hugh Jennings of Virginia Beach, VA released 8 red Drum 45"-52" on Tightline
Cleat VanMeter of Virginia Beach, VA released 8 Red Drum 45"-52" on Tightline
Jonathan Heffelfinger of Maiden, NC released a White Marlin on Calypso
20 Blue Marlin were released today, 3 were boated, 2 White Marlin were released and 2 Spearfish were released
Bullwinkle-Blue Marlin 581.7
Double B- Blue Marlin 466.3
Back in Black- Blue Marlin 450.7
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Most of the offshore fleet headed out to the bluewater this morning, they returned with good catches of Dolphin, Wahoo and some bottomfish; Trigger fish, Vermillion Snapper and B-liner tilefish.
The inshore fleet had catches of Red Drum, Cobia, Gray Trout and Bluefish.
HVOO news- 26 Blue Marlin were released out of the 43 boats that were fishing, 2 Blue Marlin were boated and there were 6 White Marlin released. Our Hatteras Blue and Release both released a Blue Marlin. 1st Blue Marlin is Top Dog 528.7, 2nd Blue Marlin is Bullwinkle 546.0, 3rd Blue Marlin is Re-Leased 507.5lb, 4th Blue Marlin is Wasteknot 445lb
Congratulations to everyone!!
Predator-Nate Carsley of Eiverson, PA caught a 13lb Tilefish and a 51lb Wahoo, Brenda Leibold of Westfield, PA caught a 15lb Tiefish, Campbell Moss of Summerhill, PA caught a 14.5lb Tilefish, William Johnson of Westfield, PA caught a 13.5lb Tilefish, Brittany Charron of Eiverson, PA caught a 14.5lb Tilefish
Calypso- Robert Clifton of Yadkinville, NC caught a 36lb Dolphin
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
A LITTLE CHOPPY FOR OUR OFFSHORE CHARTER FLEET TO MAKE IT OUT TODAY, BUT TOMORROW WILL BE FANTASTIC.
THE INSHORE FLEET HAD A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER, CATCHING RED DRUM, AND BLUE FISH.
Tuesday, May 09, 2023
One boat headed out this morning to the deep and had good Dolphin fishing and that was after they released a Blue Marlin. It was a little choppy to start but then calmed down in the afternoon. The Inshore boats had a specktackler day filling coolers with Speckled Trout and they also had some awesome Red Drum.
John Bussey released a Blue Marlin on Release
Monday, May 08, 2023
The Offshore Boats stayed tied to the dock today as the wind picked up and it doesn't look like they'll be going tomorrow. The Inshore boats like windy days because the Red Drum like to bite on days like this. They didn't disappoint either. They got onto the Red Drum and some Speckled Trout in the morning and more Drum in the afternoon.
If you would like to go offshore and fish for the big fish but don't have enough people to charter a boat, we can put a trip together for you for only $350 per person. Check out our make-up trips on our website in the charter boat drop-down. You can sign up in the store, on our website or we can email or fax a form to you.
Sunday, May 07, 2023
The big boats watched the sunrise over the bluewater this morning. It started out with a light SW wind but the wind picked up somewhat by mid-morning. They were able to scrap out a day with some Dolphin, Wahoo and some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna hitting the decks. Carolina Girl had a 'meat slam' catching Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna. They also had some bottom fish.
The Inshore boats were able to go Nearshore fishing again and had a good day catching Sheepshead, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
Cara Hand of Fords, NJ caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Thomas Kuhns of Stockbridge, GA caught a 32lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Saturday, May 06, 2023
Another pretty day in the books and the big boats had a Marlin mania kind of day. Several boats released Blue Marlins, Hatteras Blue released 2 Blue Marlin and Sea Creature also released 2 Blue Marlin. Most of the boats had scattered catches of Dolphin. They also had some Wahoo to bring home. Inshore boats had a great day on the Nearshore water with Sheepshead, Red Drum, and limits of Gag Grouper.
Gary Fitch of Frisco, NC released 2 Blue Marlin on Hatteras Blue
Ross Scroble of Hatteras, NC caught a 9lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Kris Lewis of Richmond, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead and a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Jay Wine of Powhatan, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Hunter Mills of Ashland, VA caught a 12lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Landen Lewis of Glen Allen, VA caught a 10lb. Sheepshead on Black Pearl
Andy Knapp of Hedgesville, WV released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Adrian Schleuss of Martinsburg, WV released a Blue Marlin on Sea Creature
Richard Kern of Henrico, VA caught a 41lb. Wahoo on Tuna Duck
Friday, May 05, 2023
It was a pretty day on the bluewater today. The Offshore fleet took advantage of it. They slung some King Mackerel over the gunnels along with a few Wahoo and a few Blackfin Tuna. They had good amounts of Dolphin show up. It was so pretty that the Inshore boats even took to the ocean. They had some King Mackerel, a couple of Cobia and some Red Drum.
David Shumate of Lenoir, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Tracey Manning of Hudson, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Dan Hennessey of Rockville, MD caught a 25lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Scott Bobowick of Lorton, VA caught a 26lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
David Hastings of Rockville, MD caught a 27lb. Blackfin Tuna on Predator
Howard Greenberg of Silver Spring, MD caught a 31lb. Gag Grouper on Predator
Charles Taylor of Charlotte, NC released a 103" Shark on Predator
Patrick Osteen of Bishopville, SC caught a 50lb. Cobia on Adventure
Thursday, May 04, 2023
This morning started out with small craft advisories and cooler temperatures. The wind laid down by mid-morning and it turned into a beautiful day. One big boat slipped through the inlet and managed to get onto the Wahoo, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and Amberjacks. The Inshore boats had a good day with big, pretty Red Drum along with some slot-size Drum.
CJ York of Trinity, NC released a 48" Red Drum on Black Pearl
Carl Richard Kirsch of Thomasville, NC caught a 56lb. Wahoo and a 70.6lb. Dolphin on Release