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

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.


Longer Days Fishing Charters Teach's Lair

Offshore fishing was a little slower on Saturday but we did see some nice Wahoo and Barracuda on the dock!

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


Chris Freeman caught a Wahoo: 43 lbs, 60 inches...

Carolina Girl Teach's Lair Hatteras Fishing Blue Marlin

Fishing has been good over the past week on the days boats were able to get out. We did have a few days of cancellations due to weather. Offshore catches included Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Tilefish, Triggerfish, as well as Sailfish and...

Elizabeth Grace Inshore Fishing Charters Hatteras, NC

We've seen some great catches from offshore boats over the last few days: Limits of Dolphin, some Wahoo, Grouper, Tilefish, Amberjack, Barracuda, and even a couple Yellowfin Tuna! 

Inshore boats have had great catches of Speckled Trout and Red Drum, along with scattered Bluefish and...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats had mixed catches on Monday and Tuesday: Dolphin, Wahoo, Barracuda, Tilefish, Triggerfish, Vermilion Snapper, and Grouper.

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



Carolina Girl Teach's Lair Hatteras Fishing

Fishing was a littler slower on Sunday than the last few days but offshore boats still had several Wahoo and Dolphin to bring back to the dock, along with Barracuda and Vermilion Snapper.

Inshore boats saw scattered catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish.