07/29/09

Hatteras prepares to host fifth annual Day at the Docks Celebration on Sept. 19

The fifth annual “Day at the Docks: A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen” will be on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the Hatteras village waterfront.

“The celebration this year promises to be the best ever,” said Lynne Foster, chairperson of the Day at the Docks planning committee.

The day brings local fishing families and island visitors together on the waterfront where commercial fishing boats, charter boats, and fishing gear are displayed. Continue reading


07/1/09

Hatteras Island Sound Fishing Tournament to be held August 1st-2nd

Ryan White, owner of Hatteras Jack’s Tackle Shop in Rodanthe, is an avid fan of a form of fishing that’s everywhere on Hatteras island, but seldom enjoyed by local and visiting fishermen alike.
What’s his advice? Go west.
“Fishermen need to check out the sound,” says Ryan. “Obviously, this whole area [Hatteras Island] is just tremendous for fishing, but the tip of the iceberg has only been scratched with what’s out here and what’s around.” Continue reading


06/26/09

Picture of the Week

Check out Hatteras Island’s newest trend, “mothershipping,” where a kayak fisherman is launched from a charter boat into the Gulf Stream. If you are looking for an adventure, this one will surely be memorable! Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


06/5/09

Picture of the Week

A kayak can offer an amazing vantage point of the sealife in the Gulf Stream, as evident by this dolphin thrashing out of the water. Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


05/5/09

Affordable Inshore Fishing Trips will reel in the whole family

Every year, Hatteras Island attracts countless offshore charter fishermen who take advantage of the island’s proximity to the Gulf Stream to enjoy a long day of some hard fishing. But fishing beginners and families who just want a taste of the charter experience, don’t have to plan a full day in the Gulf Stream to get their feet wet.

A number of local charter businesses, like locally renowned Got ‘Em Charters, based in Hatteras Village, offer inshore charter fishing trips for a full or half day of fishing in the ocean or sound waters. Continue reading


01/15/09

North Carolina’s Citation Program

Consider yourself an award wining fisherman? Then you just might benefit from North Carolina’s Citation Program. While a “citation” can generally have a bad connotation, (think speeding ticket), the citation program regulated by the NC Marine Fisheries is a way for local and visiting anglers alike to prove that their big catch reeled in on the Outer Banks is more than just a tall fish tale. Continue reading


10/30/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/20/08- Hatteras Island

True to typical fall form, this past week on Hatteras Island started with a couple days of wild weather, followed by windy, but sunny days later on in the week. The big story this past week wasn’t just the weather, but also the drum which were being reeled in all over the island. This is in no small part thanks to the Annual Frank & Fran’s Red Drum Tournament, which was held over the weekend and attracted 300 anglers, despite the windy weather. With a total of 154 red drum registered and released, ranging from 18″ to the winning 49 ¼”, it’s safe to say that the drum are keeping island anglers busy. Continue reading


10/8/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/6/08-Hatteras Island

What a gorgeous week for fishing. With mild air temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, and postcard perfect weather, Hatteras Island anglers were treated to a much-deserved beautiful week. The stormy days we had a couple weeks ago brought in piles of shells from Rodanthe to Ocracoke all week long, so beachcombers were treated to a great week of exploring too.
The drum run continues on the island, and bluefish have been everywhere for the beach fishermen. The blues might not always be the biggest catch on the beach, but at least no one left the shore empty handed.
Here’s what local anglers have been reeling in on Hatteras Island: Continue reading


09/25/08

Get Ready for Fall Fishing

As the weather cools down on Hatteras Island, the fishing definitely heats up. Fall is known as one of the best seasons on the Outer Banks to land the big one as migrating species of fish maneuver their way along the Gulf Stream in search of new feeding spots. It’s the time when Sea Bass and Striped Bass, King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin, can all be found hovering off the North Carolina coast.
For most avid anglers, fall is particularly known as the season of the red drum run, and some of the largest red drum in the country have been caught right off the Hatteras Island coast.
If your casting finger gets itchy when the fall season arrives, remember that there’s still plenty of time to reserve a last minute fall vacation. During the shoulder season months of September and October, you’ll find plenty of businesses and restaurants still open, as well as exceptional rental homes that are available for last minute guests. Continue reading