Hatteras Fishing Report

Fishing News on Hatteras Island

Surrounded by water and in close proximity to the Gulf Stream, Hatteras Island emanates a life rich in fish culture. Some islanders fish for a living, some islanders fish for fun, some islanders sell fish in their restaurants and some islanders prepare bountiful fish-rich meals for their families. One thing is for sure, the various Hatteras Island fisheries have an impact on those who are blessed to call this place their home and we love sharing them with our friends and neighbors. While the docks are always abuzz with fishing action, sharing with you is exactly what we aim to do. Check out our fishing report below to stay tuned on what's being caught, what they're using to catch them and the fisheries that are ever-changing!

From Sea to Plate

One of the most exciting things about fishing is the catch itself. That glorifying moment when the hunt becomes luctrative and you're fighting nature's ancient battle of man vs. animal. One of the most of satisfying things about fishing is when your catch is sitting before you in the...

Speck-Tackler Fishing

Friday and Saturday brought in mixed catches offshore. Some boats had limits of Dolphin, others were a little more scattered. We also had catches of Blackfin Tuna, a couple of Yellowfin, Tilefish, Amberjack, Barracuda, and a Sailfish release.

Inshore boats had nice catches of Speckled...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

We saw a bit of a pickup in offshore fishing on Thursday with boats bringing in catches of Dolphin and Wahoo, and we're starting to see more regular catches of Yellowfin Tuna again. We also had a small Blue Marlin release.

Inshore boats continue to get on the Speckled Trout and Red Drum....

Speck-Tackler Fishing Speckled Trout

Offshore fishing remains on the slow side overall. We did have some boats with nice catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Tilefish, and a Sailfish release.

Inshore boats did well with Red Drum and Speckled Trout catches. Some scattered Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish on the oceanside as well.


Longer Days Offshore Fishing Charters Teach's Lair

Offshore fishing has been mixed over the last few days. We had cancellations due to swells from hurricane Henri. Fishable days brought in mixed bags of Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, and varieties of bottom fish.

Inshore boats are getting good catches of Red Drum and Speckled...

Offshore fishing picked back up again on Thursday with boats bringing in catches of Wahoo, some Dolphin and Tuna, and Tilefish. One of our boats also had a Sailfish release!

Inshore boats had limits of Speckled Trout, some nice Red Drum, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel.

Speck-Tackler Fishing

We saw a few catches of Dolphin and bottom fish on Wednesday but overall, offshore fishing was very slow.

Inshore boats had Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and scattered Spanish Mackerel.

Speck-Tackler Fishing


We've seen varied catches for offshore boats over the last few days: Dolphin, Wahoo, King Mackerel, one or two Tuna, Grouper, Amberjack, Tilefish, and a few other bottom fish varieties.

Inshore boats have been doing well with Speckled Trout and Red Drum, scattered Spanish...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Wahoo Hatteras, NC

We're seeing slower fishing lately which is typical for hot August days. Boats are still managing decent catches though overall, with offshore boats getting some nice Wahoo, good catches of bottom fish such as Tilefish and Grouper, and a few scattered Dolphin and Tuna.

Inshore boats have...

Slow fishing inshore and offshore on Wednesday. We've got some very hot and humid days this week with warm water temps. Offshore boats had scattered catches of Dolphin, a few Wahoo, and various bottom fish. Inshore we saw scattered Speckled Trout and Red Drum on the soundside and decent catches...

Elizabeth Grace Inshore Fishing Charters Hatteras, NC

Offshore fishing has brought in good catches of bailer Dolphins over the last couple of days, along with large Wahoo, some Barracuda, Tilefish, Amberjack, and a double Sailfish release!

Inshore boats are mainly bringing in Spanish Mackerel and also getting big Red Drum catches.