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.

Top Hatteras Fishing Spots

280 Rocks
5/23/2011 8:50:38 PM - 280 Rocks at this point is 348 feet deep. There are ledges and rocks in this area and the Gulf Stream pushes up bait and fish from the deep. This area is one of the most pop

The Rock Pile
3/20/2011 12:48:05 AM - The Rock Pile, is probably the most famous fishing spot off Hatteras and South of The Point. A ridge of rocky structure in 180 feet of water that runs from the Southwest to

Diamond Shoals Light Tower
3/20/2011 12:35:35 AM - In the early 1960s, "Texas Tower" lighthouses were erected at six offshore sites on the East coast. Diamond Shoals was the second to last to be built, and was activated in 1

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Latest Hatteras Fishing Reports

A little better
10/18/2021 5:58:36 PM - a few more bites for Big Earl and crew A wahoo a couple of blackfins and a few dolphin. Pretty day

10/18/2021 5:24:32 PM - Well what can you say scrappy at best. We caught a small blackfin tuna which a shark ate half of him and the boys on the boat ate about half of the the other half of him and w

Hatteras Island Fishing Report
10/17/2021 11:44:16 PM - Fall temps arrived today. Our high temperature topped off at 68F. Right now we have winds out of the NW at 19mph. More of the same weather tomorrow just a slight bit warmer.

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Hatteras Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

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:
  1. Whiting - 14.83% Catch Rate

  2. Flounder - 12.93% Catch Rate

  3. Florida Pompano - 8.98% Catch Rate
    Florida Pompano

  4. Black Drum - 8.3% Catch Rate
    Black Drum

  5. Atlantic Croaker - 6.94% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Croaker

  6. Wahoo - 6.8% Catch Rate

  7. Recommedations above based on 351 local reports and 35 species of fish for October in Hatteras.

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Top Hatteras Fishing Charters & Guides

Fingeance Sportfishing
We offer affordable charters that will make your NC Outer Banks visit or vacation a memory of a lifetime. Our Fishing Charters will take you to the fish. Ride aboard the safe, fast, and comfortable Fin-geance, a custom-built, true Carolina sportfis

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

Carolina Girl Sportfishing
Now is your chance to become “first mate” and star in your own “reality” sport fishing adventure when you “hook up” with Captain Myjestic “Jessie” Anderson, as seen on National Geographic Channel’s hit series Wicked Tuna… Outer Banks. Jesse offers a

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Top Hatteras Bait & Tackle Stores

Frank & Fran's Fisherman Friend
Frank and Fran's is a family owned tackle shop located in Avon, NC. We welcome anglers to stop and visit, tell us a tale & enjoy free cup of coffee!

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

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 tou

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Latest Fishing Spots

The towing vessel American is the first addition to AR-165, a new reef site, about 7 miles south of the Oregon Inlet sea buoy off Dare Cou
Drum and Trout
Red Drum and Speckled Trout like to cruise the bulkhead wall and ambush bait. Live mullet are best and fishing after dark is preferred nea
Speckled Trout

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41025 - Diamond Shoals, NC
October 20, 2021 7:40 am EDT
Location: 35.01N 75.454W
Wind Direction: WNW (290°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 13.6 knots
Average Period: 3.8 sec
Mean Wave Direction: WSW (251°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.19 in (1022.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 69.1°F (20.6°C)
Dew Point: 58.3°F (14.6°C)
Water Temperature: 73.2°F (22.9°C)

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