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...

Rough seas again on Friday but we saw some good catches across the board.

Inshore boats had a lot of Bluefish, some Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and a few Sheepshead.

Offshore catches were mixed with mostly Dolphin, some Wahoo, Tilefish, Grouper, a small Yellowfin...

Another rough day on the water but offshore boats still managed to bring in limits of Mahi.

Inshore boats also had good catches of Bluefish and Red Drum.

Another beautiful day on the water but winds picked up this afternoon making for rough conditions for both offshore and inshore boats.

Despite the weather, inshore boats had some nice Drum and Bluefish catches again. 

Offshore boats had decent catches of Dolphin again, along with...

We finally had a break in the weather today and saw a lot of boats get out on the water.

Inshore boats had a lot of Bluefish and good catches of Red Drum.

Offshore boats had a great day of Dolphin fishing, plus a few Wahoo and Blue Marlin releases in the mix!

No activity for offshore boats today but a few of the bigger inshore boats got out and came back with nice catches of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Bonitos.

Another rough day on the water but still plenty of fish being caught.

Offshore boats brought in good catches of Dolphin again, plus a few Amberjack and a Yellowfin Tuna. Also reports of a good Blue Marlin bite.

Inshore boats had some Bluefish, Red Drum, and Cobia along the beaches...

Rough weather had many boats canceling trips or coming in early but we did see several charters and private boats at least head out and come back with some fish.

Offshore boats had decent catches of Dolphin despite conditions, along with some nice sized Wahoo.

Inshore boats were...

Great fishing again today!  Offshore boats had great catches of Dolphin plus a Blue Marlin release.

Inshore we saw Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and good catches of Red Drum.

Mahi and Wahoo were the main offshore catches today. We also saw a lot of Triggerfish going to the cleaners, and had reports of more Blue Marlin hookups through the day.


Inshore boats had nice catches of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, plus big Red Drum releases and some Cobia...

Inshore fishing is going strong right now. Red Drum, both puppies and large Reds, bluefish, Trout, and Spanish Mackerel are plentiful.

Offshore boats have had a few Wahoo, some Blackfin Tuna, and bailer Dolphin, but the last few days have required more work to get the meat.