Hatteras Fishing

Hatteras Fishing

Hatteras has long been known as the Blue Marlin Capital of the World, and is arguably the best fishing destination in the United States. With the cold water from the Labrador Current coming from the north and the warm Gulf Stream waters coming from the south, they collide off Hatteras and provide one of the most diverse fisheries anywhere on earth.

Fishing offshore Hatteras offers abundant billfish, including Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish. With the shortest ride to the Gulf Stream north of Florida, you can also catch lots of Mahi-mahi (dolphinfish), Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Yellowfin Tuna most of the year. In the winter months you also have the opportunity to catch giant Bluefin Tuna and King Mackerel.

With many shipwrecks, reefs, and the continental shelf off the coast, Hatteras provides excellent bottom fishing. You can expect to catch Amberjacks, Black Sea Bass, and Gray Triggerfish, as well as many different species of Grouper, Snapper, and Tilefish.

Inshore and surf fishing in Hatteras will produce catches of Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Red Drum, Sea Mullet, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout throughout the year. Anglers travel from all over the world to fish Hatteras just for the chance to fight a big bull Red Drum, North Carolina’s state fish. Fishing in the Pamlico Sound can be just as rewarding as a day offshore with the variety of fish that are in these waters.

Hatteras Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Hatteras, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 335 local reports and 31 species of fish for May in Hatteras.

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Latest Hatteras Fishing Reports

Top on largest fish and overall weight of catch
5/22/2017 10:31:23 PM - The post Top on largest fish and overall weight of catch appeared first on Good Times Sportfishing.


Blue marlin mahi and tilefish for the day
5/22/2017 10:31:22 PM - The post Blue marlin mahi and tilefish for the day appeared first on Good Times Sportfishing.


Nice 48lbs bull mahi for today
5/22/2017 10:31:21 PM - The post Nice 48lbs bull mahi for today appeared first on Good Times Sportfishing.


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Top Hatteras Fishing Charters & Guides

Good Times Sportfishing
The goal of the Good Times is to make your fishing experience a memorable time. A trip to go home and tell your friends about all the “big” ones that you caught. Even bring your cameras or phones and take pictures to show your friends at the office w

Tuna Duck Sportfishing
Offshore sportfishing charters fishing for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi) and wahoo!

Albatross Fleet
Capt. Ernie has been charter fishing Hatteras since 1958. So, if you are planning a fishing trip, whether it is an “off-shore” adventure with friends, the excitement of a Blue Marlin, the raw power of a giant Bluefin Tuna in the winter, or a first f

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Top Hatteras Bait & Tackle Stores

Teach's Lair Marina
Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

Frisco Rod and Gun
The Tackle Shop, The Gun Shop and The Market with fuel pumps are all centrally located at the corner of Billy Michell road and Highway 12 serving Buxton, Frisco and all of Hatteras Island with full service and supplies for locals and visitors alike.

Dillon's Corner
Your first and last stop for all your bait, tackle and local Outer Banks fishing expertise!

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Top Hatteras Marinas

Teach's Lair Marina
Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

Hatteras Harbor Marina
Either offshore or inshore, Hatteras has it all and no one takes fishing more seriously than the captains and mates of the Hatteras Harbor Marina Charter Fleet. The largest and most experienced in the area, the fleet enjoys one of the shortest runs t

Oden's Dock
Oden's Dock is a full service marina which includes: A charter fleet running half day inshore and nearshore charters and full day offshore fishing charters. Fishing aboard the headboats Miss Hatteras and Captain Clam. Parasailing and kayak tours.

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Latest Fishing Spots

Tuna Run NE
5/14/2017 9:38:14 PM - Yellowfin tuna area in the spring. 


Tuna Run Center
5/14/2017 9:36:18 PM - Yellowfin tuna area in the spring.


Tuna Run SW
5/14/2017 9:34:51 PM - Yellowfin tuna area in the spring.


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Weather Forecast

73°F
Celsius: 23°C
Condition: Overcast
Humidity: 83%
Wind: SE 9 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Tue76°F70°FSW 10 mph
Wed77°F70°FS 12 mph
Thu74°F68°FSW 15 mph
Fri76°F70°FW 10 mph
Sat77°F69°FWSW 8 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 41025 - Diamond Shoals, NC
May 23, 2017 6:50 am EDT
Location: 35.006N 75.402W
Wind Direction: S (170°)
Wind Speed: 19.4 knots
Wind Gust: 23.3 knots
Significant Wave Height: 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
Average Period: 4.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: S (176°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.90 in (1012.4 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.00 in (+0.0 mb)
Air Temperature: 73.2°F (22.9°C)
Dew Point: 66.7°F (19.3°C)
Water Temperature: 77.4°F (25.2°C)


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