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...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats got back on the Dolphin on Wednesday with some boats getting their limits again.

Inshore boats continued to have nice catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and Bluefish.

We expect a quiet fishing day today as we wait for Tropical Storm Elsa to pass through North...

Longer Days Fishing Charters Teach's Lair

Offshore fishing remained slow overall for the last few days with boats getting better bites bottom fishing. We did finally see it pickup on Tuesday with several boats getting limits of Dolphin. Billfish catches have been good though! We're seeing a lot of Marlin and Sailfish releases lately....

Speck-Tackler Fishing


Offshore boats were held to the dock on Thursday due to high winds.

Inshore boats had good catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish.

Speck-Tackler Fishing

Offshore fishing brought in scattered catches of Dolphin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Barracuda, and Tuna on Wednesday.

Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout, along with scattered Puppy Drum and Bluefish.

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats brought in catches of Dolphin, Barracuda, Amberjack, and released a Blue Marlin!

Inshore boats had good catches of Speckled Trout and Red Drum with some boats getting their limits.

Speck-Tackler Fishing

Offshore fishing brought us a mixed bag on Sunday with good catches of bottom fish such as Triggerfish, Snappers, Tilefish, Amberjack, and Grouper, along with scattered Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Barracuda.

Inshore boats had plenty of Bluefish, along with Speckled Trout and Red Drum...

Red Drum Teach's Lair Hatteras Inshore Fishing Charter

Offshore boats are finally getting back out! Fishing was on the slower side on Friday but started to pick up again today offshore. Boats brought back catches of Dolphin, Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Amberjack.

Inshore boats had great catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish, and...

Elizabeth Grace Inshore Fishing Charters Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats have still been held to the dock due to weather, hopefully for the last day today. Inshore boats have managed to get out and done well with catches of Red Drum and Speckled Trout.


Josh Beach caught and released a Red Drum: 45 inches (Elizabeth Grace)

Speckled Trout

 Friday was the last of decent fishing days before remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette began to pass through our area. Offshore boats continued to catch good amounts of Dolphin, Grouper, Tilefish, Triggerfish, and Barracuda, and have remained at the dock since then.

Inshore boats have...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

Dolphin fishing was still going strong on Thursday. We also saw good catches of Grouper, Tilefish, Barracuda, Triggerfish, and Snapper.

Inshore boats had nice catches of Speckled Trout, Drum, and Bluefish. Reports of Pompano and Spanish Mackerel on the beach.