2017 Fishing Report Archive
.FISHING REPORT - FEBRUARY 28th, 2017
The weather has been warming up and the wind has been cooperating lately! We're hearing about Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Blowtoads behind the hotels in Buxton as well as some shark being caught out at the point! Ramps 44 and 49 have also seen some action lately!
We have fresh shrimp, frozen finger mullet and squid, plus 25% OFF on F&F Winter Apparel!
FISHING REPORT - March 30th, 2017
Sometimes the best fishing report is short and sweet! Today we heard of blowtoads, blues, sea mullet and.....Trever's catch of this beautiful 26" Red Drum! Tomorrow weather looks to be rain all day, but the fish will never know! Get out there!
FISHING REPORT - TUESDAY MARCH 28th, 2017
FISHING REPORT - MONDAY MARCH 27th, 2017
We are hearing reports of blow toads at ramp 43, 44 and around the point. There have also been some dog fish around the point. Interesting fact, dog fish is typically shipped to England for fish and chips so if you catch some take it home, fry it up and let us know how it is! We are also seeming some small bluefish behind the hotels in Buxton. The weather is beautiful so get out there and enjoy it! Don't forget to send pictures of your catch to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by and share them with us.
Ronnie Williams shared this picture with us on Sunday, March 26th.
FISHING REPORT - SATURDAY MARCH 25th, 2017
Looks like it's going to be a great day out there for fishing! Blowtoads and Bluefish are being reported up and down the beach with some Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet being caught behind the motels in Buxton and sharks out on the point! Grab your finger mullet and fresh shrimp and get out there!
Don't forget to send us your pictures!
FISHING REPORT - MARCH 23rd
Whew Hoo! It looks like today will be the last day of cold weather for a while. Tomorrow we jump into the 60's and stay that way into next week. We are hearing of blow toad and flounder catches at the Point. Ramp 43 has also seen some black drum. The drum have been biting in Ocraocoke. Now all we need is a South wind to warm the water up and bring the drum this way. This weekend should be beautiful so come see us and get out there and do some fishing! Don't forget to stop back by or call us and give us a fishing report! We would love for you to send us your pictures to post online as well.
2017 Fishing Tournaments in our immediate area here on Hatteras Island are as follows:
- 4 Plus Tournament - April 29th & 30th
- Ocracoke Tournament - May 3rd - 6th
- Hatteras Village Tourn. - September 7th & 8th
- Fisherman's Post HI Tourn. - Sept. 22nd - 24th
- Capital City Four Wheelers - Oct. 21st & 22nd
- NCBBA Red Drum Tourn. - Oct. 25th - 28th
- Cape Hatteras Anglers Club - Nov. 1st - 4th
Please note this is the most recent information we have at this time!
FISHING REPORT - 4/30/17
April ends with a tint of BLUE! Big Bluefish have been the theme this month throughout Hatteras Island and Ocracoke! Sea Mullet are also being reported today in Rodanthe, Salvo, off the Avon Pier, Frisco and Hatteras! Buxton reported having some Red Drum and Black Drum caught as well!
FISHING REPORT - 4/29/17
Can't say I hate to say it, but more of the same today! Still BIG Blues all up and down the beach! We weighed in several for the 4Plus Tournament as well as several Citation Size Sea Mullet! Beautiful weather to get out there!
Good Luck to all the 4Plus Anglers! We have all your fishing needs! Come see us! We open tomorrow at 6am!
FISHING REPORT - 4/28/17
More Big Bluefish today up and down Hatteras Island! Sea Mullet and Black Drum also reported in Rodanthe, Avon and Frisco! Cindy came and shared with us her citation Sea Mullet! Chris Dorsey shared his shark catch! Larry Hart brought in is 14lb Bluefish caught off Fresh Bunker! Fish being held by Cody and Cameron Bayne!
Thanks to all for sharing!!!
FISHING REPORT - 4/27/2017
Here is today's fishing report summed up in one picture from Dr. Seuss. The bluefish are here and they are nice and fat. Stop by and see us for some fresh bunker, fresh shrimp or some stingsilvers and get out there and snatch them up.
FISHING REPORT - 4/25/17
Weather Underground certainly did not predict today's weather very well. With intermittent heavy storms throughout the area today fishing was spotty for most of the morning! Luckily it cleared up this afternoon for several people to get out and catch more BIG Bluefish as well as some yearling and Puppy Drum! Still hearing of scattered Sea Mullet, Blowtoads and Drum out there as well!
As of now the weather forecast looks great for the next couple days! Fingers crossed that stays true!
Come see us....the coffee is always free!
FISHING REPORT - 4/24/17
Wind and rain on island slowed fishing down a great deal today with not a whole lot being caught. There were still several Bluefish reeled in as well as a few smaller Sea Mullet. Looks like by Mid-Day to Late tomorrow we should be back in action with clear skies, a nice SW wind and temps in the low to mid 70's! The remainder of the week looks amazing!
Fresh Shrimp, Bloodworms, Nightcrawlers all available as well as frozen Finger Mullet, Sand Fleas, Squid and even chicken necks for the
FISHING REPORT - 4/23/17
Unfortunately the wind is keeping most people inside and not out fishing. Those who have braved the sand blasting otherwise known as the Hatteras Island Natural Exfoliation, have reaped the benefits! Still getting great reports of BIG Bluefish being caught from Salvo all the way to Hatteras. Sea Mullet, Croaker and Blow Toads are all being reported as well!
Thanks to our friends for sharing this Bluefish catch of the day!
EARLY MORNING FISHING REPORT - 4/20/17
Great photo of all the Sea Mullet (Whiting) caught by our friends from Catawba County, NC!
All caught on Fresh Shrimp from Frank & Fran's!
Thanks for sharing guys!
FISHING REPORT - 4/21/17
As the weather warms up we're hearing and seeing lots of great catches and reports of LARGE Bluefish up and down the beaches! Citation size and larger! Also Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Blow Toads, skates and Sharks all still being reported!
We have Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, etc! Come see us, we'll open tomorrow morning at 6am!
FISHING REPORT - 4/20/17
What a beautiful day here on the island. We are still hearing of lots of big blues being caught up and down the island. We have fresh mullet so stop by and see Tim and Stephanie in the morning and go out there and catch 'em up.
FISHING REPORT - 4/19/2017
Today's report, bluefish everywhere up and down the beach. We are also hearing of reports of croaker and sea mullet off the beach in Avon. They are being caught on mullet and shrimp. Thanks to Ronnie Williams for sharing this picture.
FISHING REPORT - 4/15/17
LARGE Bluefish all over Hatteras Island today, thanks to Zack Vernon of Troutville, Va for sharing with us!
FISHING REPORT - 4/14/17
Another great day of fishing today. We heard of puppy drum, blue fish and sea mullet catches up and down the beach. Also, thete have been a couple of reports of spanish mackerel in the surf. We also heard of drum being caught in the sound.
It should be a great weekend so stop and see Stephanie and Emily in the morning and gear up from some great fishing. Don't forget to tune into Beach 104.1 in the morning to hear that Frank and Fran's fishing report on the Captain Marty show. We are usually on between 7:00 and 8:00.
Steve Crowder and John Ennius from Fincastle, VA with their awesome Bluefish catches today! Thanks for sharing!!
FISHING REPORT - April 13th, 2017
Fishing is still going strong. Today we heard of sea mullet, blowtoad and drum catches. We also heard of some large hammerheads being pulled in near the Avon pier.
Check out this picture of a 10.1 pound bluefish that Mike McGill stopped in to share with us. Thanks for sharing with us Mike.
FISHING REPORT - April 12th, 2017
Another great day of fishing! Rodanthe was seeing Speckled Trout, Sea Mullet and Blowtoads. Avon, Buxton and Frisco saw more Red Drum, Black Drum, Blues, Blowtoads, Sea Mullet and a few Speckled Trout! The point saw more Drum, Sharks and Skates as well as Sea Mullet and Blues! As always we have fresh bait! See you soon!
Photo Courtesy of James McKinnon, Kendra McKinnon and Ryleigh McKinnon all of Smithsburg, Maryland and their catches of Red Drum and a beautiful Bluefish!
FISHING REPORT - 4/10/17
Another day of amazing fishing up and down the beach. From Rodanthe to Hatteras we've heard of Black Drum, Red Drum, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Blowtoads and even Trout!
In addition to the fishing report, we'd like to introduce the newest member of the F&F Family, Camryn Rose! Camryn's Papa, Elmer bought her a Lifetime Fishing License today!! Mom and Dad; Amanda and Brandon got Camryn her first F&F bib! Ginger and I were lucky enough to take a picture with her! Also pictured is Camryn's dad with his catch and another catch shared by Ervin Gaskins!
We have LOTS of FRESH Mullet and Bunker, come see us!!
FISHING REPORT - 4/9/17
Red Drum, Black Drum, Blowtoads....Oh My! And Blues and Sea Mullet and Sharks!!! Great Fishing Today!! Bites on Fresh Shrimp, Frozen Finger Mullet, Bloodworms and Fish Bites! The fish are out there and biting!! It's gonna be a great week! Come by and see us!
Photos from Angie and Ervin Gaskins of Salvo! Thanks for sharing!
FISHING REPORT - 4/9/17
The Bite Is On!!
Get out there! Some great pictures to share!
Austin Dubois from Virginia Beach, VA caught the two pictures on the end and Mike Siebert from Oakdale, MN caught the first two!
FISHING REPORT - April 6th, 2017
The day started out rough with HEAVY RAIN that finally subsided to sunny sky's and HEAVY Winds. Those who went out and roughed the weather caught some Blues, Puppy Drum, Blowtoads and this AWESOME catch by Dan and William Blair!
Thanks for sharing with us!
FISHING REPORT - April 3rd, 2017
Thanks to our customers we have some great photos for today's fishing report! Matthew Tye, 9 years old from Powhatan, Va literally reeled in the first crab we've seen of the season! Last night, at a secret local fishing spot, Adam Gholslon has some great catches! 53" and 47" Red Drum! In addition to these, we continue to hear about Blowtoads, Blues, Sea Mullet and Sharks!
Right now we have you covered with FRESH Bunker, FRESH Mullet, FRESH Shrimp, Bloodworms and Night Crawlers along with frozen squid and chicken necks!
FISHING REPORT - 5/30/17
The day started out cloud covered and rainy but transitioned into a beautiful day around noonish! Luckily the weather didn't keep the fish or the fisherman at bay! As we've seen in the past couple of days, Sea Mullet and Bluefish are abundant throughout the island. Avon Pier reported catches of Sea Mullet, Spanish, large Cobia and even Jack Crevalle! Avon beach saw Sea Mullet and lots of small Sharks. Buxton reported Cobia and Sea Mullet! There's also been some great Drum catches at the Point in the late evenings! Further down in Frisco and Hatteras, there's still reports of big Cobia, Bluefish, Pompano and of course Sea Mullet!
More Fresh Sea Mullet coming in tomorrow, Fresh Tuna Belly, Shrimp, Bloodworms, etc all available!
Don't forget to get your "Ginger Shirt" in a variety of colors, short and long sleeve available!
Vaya Con Dios!
Now onto fishing! What a beautiful day we had on the island today! Lots of Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Spanish seen up and down the entire island! Cobia and Puppy Drum are being caught out at the point, especially in the evening hours! Keeper size Flounder are also being caught today!
Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Tuna Belly all available for you to choose from! See you tomorrow!
FISHING REPORT 5/28/2017
The past few days have been rather slow, however, today it has picked up a lot. With reports from Rodanthe of Blues, Cobia, Spanish and Sea Mullet. Salvo has the usual report of Sea Mullet. In our beautiful village of Avon we have reports of Blues, Sea Mullet and some Spanish. Buxton has the pleasure of hosting some Puppy Drum, Small Blues, and Sea Mullet. The usual reports of Sea Mullet and Blues from Frisco. And last but not least Blue fish in Hatteras.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day!!!!!!
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As citizens, this 10% discount cannot possibly be enough to THANK YOU for all you’ve done for our country and continue to do for country. So, have a cigar, hit the beach and vibe out! Thanks so much from Frank & Fran's The Fisherman's Friend!
We ARE open tomorrow from 6am-9pm!
FISHING REPORT - 5/25/2017
Fishing has been slow on this windy day. We did hear of sea mullet being caught in Buxton along with a keeper size flounder. There were a few spanish mackerel reported at the Point last night on metal. The holiday weekend is shaping up to be great. We will have fresh tuna belly late tomorrow morning. Stop by and see us and get out there and do some fishing.
FISHING REPORT 5/22/2017
Been pretty slow the past couple of days, but still hearing some things being caught. Lots of sea mullet up and down the island, and also some cobia off the boats!! Come and get everything you need!
FISHING REPORT - 5/21/17
Today was the day for Bluefish, mostly smaller Blues, but still they were caught throughout the entire island! Spanish were being caught in great numbers at the Avon Pier as well as Sea Mullet on the pier and on the beaches in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras! Sprinklings of Pompano and undersized Flounder have also been reported! Water temps have reached 70 degrees at the Avon Pier!
Kayakers are reporting Spot as well as a few Puppy Drum from the Sound Side!!
We open tomorrow at 6am and will be here till 7pm! Come and see us!
FISHING REPORT - 5/19/17
Another good day for Sea Mullet throughout the beaches of Hatteras Island! Unfortunately it was somewhat of a slow catching day, however, we did hear of some undersized Flounder, Blowtoads, Pompano and Gray Trout sprinkled here and there!
There was a 78lb Cobia weighed in down at Pelican's Roost in Hatteras caught off the boats!
Teach's Lair is hosting the Offshore Challenge this weekend, so the docks will be busy!
Fresh Mullet and Tuna Belly available! We open at 6am tomorrow! See you then!
Oh and if you've been waiting for our NEW T-SHIRT Design that's going to fly outta here......They arrived today! Available in long sleeve, short sleeve, with pocket and without and in a great variety of colors!
FISHING REPORT 5/17/2017
Beautiful weather today and lots of catching going on. There have been good catches of sea mullet in Rodanthe, Avon and Buxton. Some of our customers were lucky enough to be at the Point last night during a blue fish run.
We also had a customer come in and rent clam rakes and headed out to the sound and brought in fifteen clams.
Fresh mullet arrived this morning and it is iced down and ready and waiting for you.
FISHING REPORT - 5/15/17
Another great day for Sea Mullet, small Bluefish and small Flounder from Rodanthe to Hatteras!
Salvo Pier reported catching Croaker as well as some Gray Trout. Boats out of Hatteras are bringing in yearling Drum and Cobia up to 90lbs!
SW and SSW winds coming this evening thru the next day or so! Great time to get out there!
Fresh Bait coming in tonight! See you soon!
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FISHING REPORT - 5/14/17
West wind was pretty strong out there today and seemingly made the current rough as well! Lots of reports of needing 6oz or more just to hold bottom!
Catching for today included Sea Mullet, Bluefish and undersized Flounder up and down the island. Rodanthe Pier reported catching a few Gray Trout as well. Frisco saw some Puppy Drum while Hatteras only reported a few Big Bluefish as well as the undersized Flounder!
Our very own Heather and Tim caught 8 beautiful Red Drum out of the Hatteras Inlet today!
Taylor Crowder from Burnsville, NC shared with us his photos of a Big Bluefish and Puppy Drum he caught! (gray shirt, black shorts)
And last but certainly not least, Bob Okain from Albany, OR shared his photo of his 26 3/4" Drum! (green shirt & jeans)
Thanks for sharing guys!
Fresh Tuna Belly, Mullet, Shrimp, etc! See you tomorrow!
FISHING REPORT - 5/13/17
Sea Mullet!!!!! That's the vast majority of what's being caught today! We were lucky enough to weigh in a 2lber!! Also a few Croaker, small Bluefish and Flounder!
Boats reporting BIG Cobia, Bluefish and Spanish!
We open at 6am tomorrow, stay out of the doghouse and make sure Mom wakes up to a great Mothers Day Gift! We have you covered with great ladies rods, reels or an awesome selection of jewelry, Tervis, home decor, etc!
Fresh Bait as always!
PM FISHING REPORT - 5/12/17
Crappy weather yet again, but Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Blow Toads, undersized Flounder all out there up and down the beach!
Some great catches out and the sound as well! Captain Red Beard and his friend Captain Stink Bait sent us some great pics today too!
AM FISHING REPORT - 5/12/2017
The northern beaches continued to see sea mullet and blow toads. In Avon sea mullet were being caught and a customer brought in a nice one at one pound fourteen ounces.
David Peeler also shared his picture of his great catch on the Miss Hatteras head boat. They caught triggerfish, grouper and snapper.
ADDITION TO FISHING REPORT - 5/9/17
Wanted to share some great pictures from our Kayak friends and give you an idea of what they've been catching in the sound! Don't forget there's fish out there too! Frank and Fran's also has a new Kayak Korner with product to help you Kayaker's get out there to them!
Thanks for sharing guys!!
FISHING REPORT - 5/9/17
Finally the wind had calmed down and we're getting some great "Catching Stories"!
Up and down the island we're hearing Sea Mullet, Blues, and some small Flounder! Also hearing of some Spot and Croaker out of the northern beaches! Puppy Drum and Sheepshead are added to the mix in Buxton and Frisco! Avon Pier reported getting into a large amount of Spanish last evening and we're really hoping we continue to hear that! We'll keep you posted!
As for some boat reports out of Hatteras, they're pulling in some HUGE Cobia, lots of Spanish and of course Red Drum! Looking to book a charter? We can give you they inside scoop!
400lbs of FRESH Mullet came in this afternoon.....see you tomorrow!
FISHING REPORT - 5/6/17
Still lots of wind out there today which has churned the ocean up! Lots of grassy, muddy water in the area. With that being said, we've still had some catching going on. Mostly Sea Mullet, smaller Bluefish and a few Puppy Drum. Avon Pier reported catching 3 Hammerheads as well as a few under-sized Flounder! Here's to hoping the wind calms down!
FISHING REPORT -5/4/17
There were catches of bluefish and drum at the point today. In Avon, the sea mullet were biting. Lots of sharks at the Avon Pier. The weather is looking pretty nasty for tomorrow so stay inside and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If you do get out, stop by and bring us a margarita!
Congratulations to the Outcasters who are fishing the Ocracoke Surf Fishing Invitational. Ginger and Stephanie are on the team. At this point their are in the lead for the lady angler teams and tied for third overall. Good luck tomorrow ladies. Hopefully you will catch some fish in between the rain and wind gusts!
FISHING REPORT - 5/1/17
Conditions today have been less than favorable on the island. The wind has kept people off the beaches and piers for the most part and for those that did fish, the were simply fishing, not catching. :-(
There were a few small Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder count as well as the normal Sharks and Skates! Here's to hoping this wind calms down and the Catching picks back up!
FISHING REPORT - 6/30/17
Surf Fishing remains slow across the island for the most part, however, there are reports of Sea Mullet, Croaker, Pompano and Small Blues throughout the beaches. Soundside is still seeing Puppy Drum and Speckled Trout here and there. Skates and Sharks are also being caught up and down the island as well!
Pam Price and Craig Beard from Laurel, Delaware shared their catches with us! Great job and thanks for sharing!
We open at 6am tomorrow! Come and get your new T-shirt to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday as well as your new F&F Sticker to add to your collection!
FISHING REPORT - 6/29/17
Pretty slow fishing day today on the island. The weather and water was absolutely beautiful, though. We did hear about a few Spanish and Sea Mullet being caught off Avon Beach as well as Sharks and a few Pompano in Frisco. Only a few small Blues to report out of Hatteras.
FISHING REPORT - 06/28/2017
Up in the village of Rodanthe, we have reports of Spot, Spanish, and Blues. In Salvo we have Sharks and Croaker. In our village of Avon, we have Spanish and Mullet. Down in Buxton, we have reports of Spanish, Flounder and Blues. Frisco consits of Mullet and Pompeno. And a slow report from Hatteras.
FISHING REPORT - 6/27/17
Another beautiful day on the island with calm waters allowing for some good fishing! Rodanthe Pier reported catching small Blues and Croaker, while Salvo reported mostly Sharks, Skates, and a few Spanish. In Avon and on the Avon Pier there have been great reports of Spanish, large Sea Mullet, small Croaker and small Blues. Soundside produced Puppy Drum and Speckled Trout! The Avon Pier even pulled in a Mahi Mahi today, which is absolutely not the norm, so don't get your hopes up! Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all reporting Sea Mullet, some Spanish, Sharks and Skates!
Margaret & Harris McMurry shared a photo with us of their Speckled Trout catches from the Soundside in Avon!
(1) 20" and (3) 17"
You're getting closer and closer to our big announcement coming up later this week! Stay tuned and come by and see us!
FISHING REPORT - 6/26/17
What an absolutely beautiful day! The surf fishing is really starting to pick up, we've especially had some good reports tonight! The Spanish are running and are hitting well on sting silvers / glass minnows / gotcha plugs / hopkin's, etc....basically anything shinny! Never heard of these things or don't know how to use them? Just come in and see us!
Now for the rest of the fishing report! Rodanthe, Salvon and Avon areas are also all reporting Blues, Sea Mullet and some Puppy Drum off of the surf and Puppy Drum off of the sound side. Buxton is reporting Sea Mullet, Croaker and 1, 30" Puppy Drum that was released! Frisco is reporting Sea Mullet, Pompano and a few Croaker. No report from Hatteras!
Fresh Shrimp, Tuna Belly, Bloodworms, etc! We open at 6am, come and see us!
Oh and we have an exciting announcement coming Thursday......stay tuned! ;-)
Well, up In Rodanthe we have Croaker, blues. Up in Salvo we have Croaker and Rays. Here in our beautiful village of Avon, we have Puppy Drum and Sharks. Buxton has reports of Sea Mullet and Pompano. Down in Frisco we have Pompano and sea mullet. With not much to report from Hatteras, we have Small Blues.
In the beautiful village of Rodanthe, we have reports of Croaker. A slow report from Salvo. In Avon we have reports of Sharks, Rays, and Sea Mullet. Up in Buxton we have Drum and Trout. Frisco is also slow. Up in Hatteras we have reports of Blues and Sea Mullet.
FISHING REPORT- 06/23/2017
If I was fishing tonight I would definitely visit Hatteras, this is today's "hotspot". We've heard of some Puppy Drum, Spanish, Blues and Dolphins sticking around there. Besides that it's been a quite slow day. Rodanthe pier reported people catching Puppy drum and Croakers. We've heard of some Puppies and Spot on Avon Beach then Buxton and Salvo reported some Sea Mullet inshore as well.
FISHING REPORT- 06/22/2017
You could say it's been a productive day with reports from Rodanthe of Croaker. Same report from Salvo. In our beautiful village of Avon, we have Croaker, Blue Fish, Rays, and Mullet. In Buxton, we have Sea Mullet, Bluefish, and Sharks. In Frisco we hear of Sea Mullet. Up in Hatteras they have reports of Small Blues, Flounder and Puppy Drum.
FISHING REPORT- 06/21/2017
Pretty much a slow day. In Rodanthe we have reports of Sea Mullet and Croaker. In Salvo we have Trout and Puppy Drum. Here in Avon we have reports of Flounder, Sea Mullet, and Rays. Buxton is slow and still no report from them. In Frisco we have Puppy Drum and a over all slow performance from Hatteras with nothing to report.
FISHING REPORT - 6/19/17
Weather started out a little iffy today with some light showers and strong wind in the area. The winds have continued but the showers have all but left! Unfortunately the surf fishing remains slow with only Croaker and Sea Mullet to report from Rodanthe all the way down to Buxton! Avon pier also reported some small Bluefish and Sting Rays. Hatteras Village reported some Flounder, small Bluefish and 1 - 49" Cobia!
Fresh beautiful Tuna Belly arrived today as well as fresh shrimp and bloodworms!
Hours are 6am - 9pm, 7 days a week! Come see us!
At the beautiful Rodanthe pier, we have reports of flounder. With no report from Salvo, we have reports of Sea Mullet in
Avon. Down in Buxton, we have reports of Sea Mullet and Red Drum sea side. Sea Mullet and Pompeno in Frisco and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.
Our recommendation is to try the sound before sea side. Have fun out there!!!!! Good luck!!!!!!
FISHING REPORT- 06/17/2017
It's been a pretty slow day with reports of Flounder in Rodanthe. It has been exceptionally slow in Salvo. In Avon, we have Sea Mullet. Down in Buxton we've heard talk of Sea Mullet as well. In Frisco they have reports of Sea Mullet, and Pompano. Up in Hatteras, we have reports of Small Blues and Sea Mullet.
Let's make the best out of this slow week and hope better brighter weather in the coming days of the week.
FISHING REPORT - 6/16/17
Well its coming up on the end of the week for our friends who have been enjoying the nice weather here on our Island, and we look forward to our friends who will be coming on board. Up and down the beach today we have reports of Blue fish, Sea mullet,Puppy drum, Sea trout, flounder, and some Spanish from the piers. The sound side continues to be very productive.
We want to wish our friends traveling to and from our island, safe travels and tight lines!
Photos courtesy of Kensil Evans from Black Jack NC. Speckled Trout 1 3/4lb and Puppy drum 2 1/4lb, both caught Soundside in Avon!
FISHING REPORT 6/15/2017
It has been a pretty slow day, with the exception of some Blues and Spanish on the Rodanthe Pier and some Spanish in Salvo. With no report coming from Avon, we move to Frisco, where word comes up of Flounder. In Frisco they have reports of Pompeno. And still, no report from Hatteras.
Make sure to stay safe and have fun out there folks!!!!!!
EVERY NIGHT IS A GREAT NIGHT FOR A FIRE ON THE BEACH ALONG WITH SOME S'MORES!
Come grab a blazing buddy and a Frank and Fran's S'more kit!
The catching, however, is REALLY heating up with great catches of Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout and even some Spot! Don't know where to go on the sound or how to fish the sound?? Come in and ask! We can certainly point you in the right direction and set you up with the right gear!
Season Hours are 6am - 9pm, 7 days a week! See you soon!
FISHING REPORT - 6/11/17
What an absolutely beautiful day on the island! Can't beat the weather we had yesterday and today! Fishing is slow in the Surf but we're still seeing Sea Mullet, Spot and Croaker up and down the beaches. Sound fishing seems to be great lately with lots of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. Crabs and Clams are also showing up in abundance as well!
Fresh Bait, great deals on Rods & Reels, home decor and more! Come see us!
FISHING REPORT- 06/7/17
Well, it's been a pretty slow day. No report from Rodanthe. In Salvo they are catching Sea Mullet. No report from Avon. All the action is in Buxton at the moment with reports of Blues, Drum, Spanish and some Flounder. In Frisco they have Sea Mullet and some Pompeno. Up in Hatteras they have reports of some Drum. So overall, not much can be said.
FISHING REPORT - 6/5/17
Lots of large Cobia also still being caught off the boats and off the point later in the evenings!
Fresh Tuna Belly, Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms, etc!
Come and see us!
THE OTHER FISHING REPORT - 6/2/17
As I struggle to find the right words to write this post I'm overwhelmed with the need to do so. Yesterday, while Randy and I were enjoying our day off, exploring our beautiful island and all it has to offer we were suddenly reminded of just how ugly this island can also become.
The good news is, it doesn't have to be that way. Fishing is a great sport and one we obviously love at Frank & Fran's. But the pictures on this post will show you the ugly and stinky side of the sport!
All of us, locals and tourists alike should focus on treating living things humanely! Dispose of your catches in a safe, clean and even educational manner! We have a Carcass Collection Cooler right in front of our shop! We encourage you to utilize that cooler, 24/7! No questions asked and there's no fee! Just clean your catch and put remains in a bag (the cooler even HS bags provided)!
Please help keep our island beautiful and respect the fish you catch!
FISHING REPORT - 6/2/17
Seems as if fishing picked up a bit today! Rodanthe Pier reported catches of Sea Mullet, Cobia, Blues, Spanish, Flounder and Spade fish! Salvo heard about Blues while Avon Pier and Avon Beach had Spanish, Sea Mullet, Spot and Sharks! Buxton only reported Bluefish. Frisco and Hatteras both reported Pompano and Sea Mullet and Hatteras also reported Puppy Drum and Cobia!
200lbs of Fresh Sea Mullet just in, just in time for the awesome weather this weekend looks to hold!
We open at 6am tomorrow! See you then!
FISHING REPORT 06/01/2017
Well, up in Rodanthe, they tell us they caught some Sea Mullet, Spot, and Blues. In Salvo, we have reports of Bluefish being caught. Here in Avon, we have Spanish, Sea Mullet, and some Spot. In Buxton, we have reports of Sea Mullet. Frisco says they have some Pompano and some Sea Mullet. And today, no report from Hatteras.
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Small Croakers, Some Spot and Sea Mullet. With a report of small Croakers in Salvo, Avon has reports of Croaker and Sea Mullet. Down in Buxton, they have reports of Sea Mullet, Spanish, Blues and Puppy Drum. Most likely the hot spot of the island. Frisco has reports of Blues, Flounder, and Spanish. Finally in Hatteras they have reports of Drum, Trout, and Mullet.
Check into our store and see what we are up to. We are open from 6-9 everyday!!!!
FISHING REPORT - 7/25/17
Finally the wind has calmed down a bit and changed direction allowing for more fishing and catching today! Rodanthe reporting, Ribbonfish, Spot and small Bluefish with a water temp of 75! Salvo saw catches of Croaker along with Avon beaches, which also had Sea Mullet, Ribbonfish and Spanish running early this morning and this evening! Frisco and Hatteras both reporting Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet and Small Blues!
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See you soon!
FISHING REPORT - 7/24/17
WIND is the major word for the day! With the 15-25mph winds today, fishing has been interesting to say the least, requiring 4-8 ounces just to hold bottom!
Still having nice reports of Croaker, Sea Mullet , Small Blues and Pompano from Rodanthe down to Buxton. Frisco beaches reported catches of Small Blues and even Striper out of the surf. With the rough water in Hatteras, Puppy Drum were being caught on Fish Bites Bloodworms! Puppy Drum like that rough water!
More Fresh Shrimp being delivered tomorrow! Come see us from 6am-9pm!
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Croaker, and Rays. In Salvo they have Croaker and sea Mullet. Same report of Croaker and Sea Mullet at Avon pier and Avon beach with the exception of Pompano. Sound side they have Drum and Speckled Trout. With not much to report from Buxton they have reports of Rays in Frisco and Small Croaker in Hatteras.
Make sure to step into Frank and Frans for all your fishing equipment and needs!!!!!!!!!!
We are open 6-9 every day of the week!!
FYI....PLEASE READ BELOW IN REGARDS TO CAPE POINT AND SHELLY ISLAND!
Hatteras Island District Ranger's Office
This morning at Cape Point, a resource protection area to protect piping plover chicks was expanded to include the bypass road south of beach access Ramp 44. The beachfront south of Ramp 44 remains open to ORVs and pedestrians, but please be aware of high tides if you plan on traveling to the Cape Point area as the beachfront is often not passable during high water. The next high tide is tonight at 8:17 pm, so please consider departing the Cape Point area prior to that time in order to safely exit the beach. Seashore staff will be on site providing safety messaging and will intensively monitor the resource protection area to protect the chicks and help maintain access.
A rather slow report of Rays from Rodanthe, they are catching Croakers in Salvo. At the pier in Avon they are catching Croaker, Sea Mullet and at Avon beach they have Mullet and Pompano. Down in Buxton they have reports of Croaker, Sea Mullet and Pompano. In Frisco they have caught Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano. Finally, in Hatteras they have Mullet, Blues and Flounder.
It's hot outside, so come check out what we got in store. Cigars, shirts, perhaps a new reel. It's here!!!! Open 6-9 every day.
FISHING REPORT - 7/21/17
Beautiful day on the island with water temps in the low to mid 70's! Croaker, Croaker, Croaker, that's the report throughout the entire island from Rodanthe on down to Hatteras! Rodanthe Pier also reported catches of both small Blues! The Salvo soundside saw a good number of Speckled Trout while the beaches had a few Sea Mullet. Avon, Buxton and Frisco beaches all had a few Pompano mixed in with all the Croaker, while Hatteras reported Flounder out of Ramp 55!
Marcus & Faye Midgett's grandchildren, Claire & Mason Hayes shared in the excitement of the Croaker catches while on Avon Beach today! Thanks for sharing guys and we hope you have a safe trip home! See you soon!
Fresh NC Shrimp, Mullet and Bloodworms all ready for you! We'll be here at 6am with the Free Coffee ready!
Up in Rodathe, they have Spot and Mullet. The report from Salvo is Croaker and Bluefish. Here in Avon they have Blues, Spanish and Trout. Down in Buxton they have Spanish and Puppy Drum. In Frisco they have pompano and finally in Hatteras they have Sea mullet and Pompano.
So far the week has been pretty great and only looks better so take the opportunity to go out there and catch some fish. Remember we have all the fishing supplies you need.
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Mullet, Blowtoads, and Bluefish. With a slow report of Sea Mullet in Salvo, they have no report for Avon. Down in Buxton they have trout, and a slow report from Frisco and no report from Hatteras.
Yes, we are open tomorrow, so come in and see what we have for all your fishing needs!!!!!!!
FISHING REPORT - 7/18/17
Our famous F&F Crystal Ball is saying tomorrow's weather will be better! Here's to hoping its right! If you haven't experienced the Crystal Ball, come in for your free physic reading from Ginger!
Rodanthe Pier reported a VERY slow day with almost nothing to report. Salvo, Avon Pier and Avon Beaches all saw Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet and a few Small Bluefish! Soundside catches of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum continue. Frisco saw catches of Sea Mullet and Pompano! Ramp 55 in Hatteras was very productive today with keeper size Flounder being caught well all day!
Thanks to Larry Butler for sharing his catch of a Speckled Trout! Also, thanks to Sam Bell of Tightline Charters for sharing his Puppy Drum catch today caught on a gold spoon!
FISHING REPORT - 7/17/17
Weather on the island couldn't exactly figure out what it wanted to do today. With a mixture of sun and rain the day started out somewhat slow. Sea Mullet, Croaker, Small Blues and Puppy Drum were reported from Rodanthe to Avon! Buxton and Frisco reported Pompano, Sea Mullet and Croaker. Hatteras saw a few Flounder and Small Blues!
Fresh Bloodworms, Shrimp, Mullet all available!
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FISHING REPORT- 07/16/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have Drum, Mullet, Croaker, and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Spot. Spanish South of Avon. With a slow report from Buxton, they have Pompano from Frisco. Down in Hatteras they have Blues and Drum. Please stop in for Fresh mullet while we still have it and all your fishing equipment.
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WE are open 6 to 9 all week.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet. An overall slow report. In Salvo they have a slow report of Mullet and Pompano. In our village of Avon, they have reports of Croaker, and Small Blues. In Buxton they have Croaker. And reports of Pompano in Frisco and stripers in Hatteras.
Also, we have fresh mullet and fresh shrimp. So come grab some while it's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are open from 6AM to 9PM. Let's hope the weather clears up and see some decent fishing in the near future. Hopefully the storm won't cause too much of a drastic change in the fish we are able to catch.
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Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Croaker and Sea Mullet. A slow report of Croaker from Salvo. Here in Avon, we have Croakers. That's about it. Down in Buxton, they have Mullet, Blues, and Flounder. With a slow and nasty report from Frisco, they have Croakers and small blues in Hatteras.
Heather and Tim's niece Allie is in town this week and is trying her hand at fishing with her new rod, reel and fish bites and having a blast.
Up in Rodanthe they have Spot, Croaker and Blues. With a slow report from Salvo, they have Spanish, Blues, Ribbon, and Croaker. Down in Buxton they have Mullet, Blues and Sharks. In Hatteras they have Croaker, Blues, Spanish, and Drum.
FISHING REPORT - 7/11/17
Fishing has really been picking up with week with reports of Croaker, Sea Mullet, Ribbon Fish and Pompano from Rodanthe down to Hatteras! There's also been a great deal of sharks being caught. The Soundside continues to see catches of Puppy Drum and Speckled Trout!
Thanks to Jenner Keen from Ellenboro WV for sharing his picture with his Speckled Trout catch! Great job Jenner! Stay Hooked Lil' Man!
Also thanks to Kristopher Matt and John Matt from Lillington, NC for sharing their pictures of catching a 3ft+ Lemon Shark off the Point out near Shelly Island! Great catch guys!
Keep the pictures coming and we'll share you on our daily fishing report! Just email your info and pictures to email@example.com!
FRESH MULLET JUST IN!!
We have a lot to report. Especially up in Rodanthe. We have reports of Blues, Ribbon Fish, Trout and cobia. Up in Salvo we have Croaker and Mullet. In Avon we have Spanish, Blues, and Trout. Down in Buxton we have Pompano, Mullet, and Drum. In Frisco they have Mullet and Pompano and no report from Hatteras.
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Croaker and Ribbon fish (which by the way is most likely the scariest fish I have ever seen) and Sea Mullet. With a slow report from Salvo we have reports of Spot, Blues, Croaker, and Sea Mullet. With a slow report from Buxton, they have Pompano and Mullet in Frisco. And a slow and rough report from Hatteras.
Rodanthe has reports of Spots and Blues and some Black Tip Sharks. In Salvo they speak of Rays and Croakers. Here in Avon, we have Blues and Mullet. Down in Buxton we have Pompeno and Blues and Sharks. Frisco has reports of Pompeno. And finally in Hatteras they have Pompeno
Up in Rodanthe we have Croakers. Up in Salvo we have reports of Mullet and Shark. With a slow report from Avon we have reports of Mullet and Pompeno in Buxton. We also have reports of Flounder in frisco. And finally in Hatteras we have a slow report.
A pretty slow day with the only reports being from Rodanthe with Spanish. In Avon we have Shark. Everything else in the area is slow with small reports of Sea Mullet, hopefully with the coming good weather we should see a change.
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Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Flounder and Puppy Drum. In Salvo they have Puppy Drum. Here in Avon we have Pompano. Down in Buxton they spot. And reports of mullet in Frisco and Hatteras.
Up in Rodanthe they got mullet. In Salvo they have reports of Trout, and Spot. Here in Avon we have Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Mullet and Blues. In Frisco they have Mullet and a better report from Hatteras with reports of Spanish, Blues and Pompano.
Up in Rodanthe they are catching Blues. With a slow report from Salvo, we have Sand Sharks in Avon. In Buxton they have Blues and in Frisco they have reports of Blues and Spanish. And finally in Hatteras they have Mullet.
With most of the bad weather passing and the water slowly calming now is a great time to purchase all your fishing gear and get ready for the season!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Croaker and Mullet. In Salvo the water has been reported as rough due to the wind. Here in Avon we have reports of Mullet and Blues. In Buxton they have Blues. In frisco they have Blues and Spanish. And finally in Hatters we have Blues and Flounder.
Let's hope the weather picks up quickly and we can get back to fishing!!!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Spanish and Blues. In Salvo they have Blues. Here in Avon we have Blues, and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Blues. In Frisco they have Blues and Spanish. Finally in Hatteras they have Pompano and Mullet.
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Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet. In Salvo they have Spanish, Blues, and Mullet. Here in Avon we have Blues, and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Mullet, and Blues. In Frisco they have scattered Blues. Finally in Hatteras we have reports of Mullet.
Down let the slow fishing days get you down, come in to Frank and Fran's for some sweet deals on coolers, hats and all your fishing needs!!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have a exciting report of Mullet. In Salvo they have Mullet and Spot. Here in Avon we have Blues, Spot and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Flounder. In Frisco they have Flounder and Pompano. Finally in Hatteras they have Blues and Mullet.
Come to Frank and Fran's and check out our deals on Coolers, Hats and learn how to dive!!!!!!
FISHING REPORT - 8/22/17
Beautiful day for fishing and a beautiful day of fishing reported to us throughout the island. Rodanthe Pier had catches of Croaker, Pompano, Sea Mullet and Sheepshead throughout the day. Salvo reported some Croaker and Blues. Avon Pier had quite a few Cobia and Spanish caught with a few Spot and Croaker sprinkled in! Avon Beaches saw a great deal of Blues, Pompano and Sea Mullet. We had the pleasure of weighing in a 25lb Cobia here at Frank & Fran's!
Buxton has reports of Blues out at Shelly Island as well as Spanish and an 18" Flounder. Frisco and Hatters both had catches of Small Blues, Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum!
Fresh NC Shrimp just delivered as well as fresh Mullet! Come check out our $5 and $10 T-shirts and $20 Hoodies! Just in time for back to school!
FISHING REPORT- 8/21/2017
Right now on the island fishing is doing good! Up and down the island we are hearing catches of pompano, sea mullet, croakers, and blues! On the sound side there is also a lot going on! The puppy drum and speckled trout are great!
Now here at Frank and Fran's the Fisherman's Friend we are teaching scuba diving classes, with our loved owners Stephanie and Randy Bayne! Come for a discovery class to try it out and get a feel of the amazing underwater! Come to Frank and Fran's the Fisherman's Friend or www.bermudatriangleobx.hatteras-island.com or our facebook page Bermuda Triangle OBX!!
Come in and get all the fishing and diving gear you need! And while your here grab a blazing buddy and Frank and Fran's smore's kit and enjoy a fire out on the sand!
Up in Rodanthe they have Pompano, Mullet, and Croaker. In Salvo they have Mullet. Here in Avon we have Mullet and Pompano. Down in Buxton they have Pompano and Spanish. In Frisco they have Mullet, Pompano, and Blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Trout, Drum, and Mullet.
The diving here is spectacular, so come give it a try here at Frank and Fran's. We offer the best local scuba diving class on the island!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Pompano and Spanish. In Salvo they have reports of Croakers. Here in Avon Mullet, Blues, and Spanish. Down in Buxton we have Spanish and Blues. In Frisco we have Pompano and Blues and Drum in Hatteras.
So unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard that we have a diving class. You should come on up to Frank and Fran's and convince us that you should take this class and experience the beauty of underwater on Hatteras island. For only $79, you can try our discover scuba class here at Frank and Frans.
In Rodanthe they have reports of Sheepshead, Blues and Pompano. In Salvo they have reports of Small blues, Spanish, and Mullet. Here in Avon we have Spanish and Spot, and Pompano. Down in Buxton we they have Pompano, Blues, and Mullet. In Frisco they have Blues, and Pompano. And finally in Hatteras they have reports of Spanish and Drum.
Be sure to come in and check out our sweet deals on coolers and hats!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Croaker, Sea Mullet and Blues. In Salvo they have Spot and Croaker. Here in Avon we have Blues, Pompano, and Mullet. Down in Buxton we have Pompano. With a report of Spot and Mullet from Frisco, we do not have anything to report from Hatteras.
Please keep in mind that we are open all week from 6-9. Stop by for some of the best deals on the island!!!!
Finally had a great weather day and fishing was great throughout the island. Rodanthe Pier reported Sea Mullet, Flounder, Bluefish and Spanish. Salvo had Pompano, Spot and Croaker. Avon Beach and Avon Pier both had great catches of Bluefish, Spanish, Croaker, Spot and Speckled Trout on the soundside! Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all reporting Bluefish, Pompano, Spanish and Sea Mullet!
FRESH Mullet just arrived! Stop by in the morning for your FREE Coffee, get your bait and ice and head out there! We're open 6am-9pm everyday!
Up in Rodanthe we have reports of Croaker, Mullet, Blues, and Pompano. With a slow report from Salvo, we have Croaker, Blues, Ribbon fish and Rays here in Avon. The Spanish and Bleus are running down in Buxton. In Frisco, we have Trout, Drum, Mullet and Blues. Finally in Hatteras we have Drum and Mullet.
We are still stocked on Mullet and bait shrimp. Come grab some while it's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have a report of Croaker and sea Mullet. Up in Salvo they have Trout and Drum. Here in Avon we have heard of Blues, Pompano, and Mullet. Down in Buxton, they have Blues and Spanish running. In Frisco they have Puppy Drum and Flounder. And finally in Hatteras they have Croaker, Blues, and Pompano.
Keep us mind when you find yourself in need for fishing equipment. We are open 6-9 all week.
Up in Rodanthe we have reports of Croaker, Spot and Mullet. With a slow report of Drum from Salvo, we have reports of Mullet and Pompano. Here in Avon we have Mullet and Pompano. Down in Buxton we have Pompano, and in Frisco we have Sea Mullet and Blues. And finally in Hatteras we have Blues and Pompano.
Keep in mind, we have all your fishing needs.
We are open from 6-9 all week!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Croaker and sea Mullet. With a slow report from Salvo, here in Avon we have Blues, Pompano, and Rays. Down in Buxton we have sheepshead. Frisco has bluefish and sea Mullet and finally in Hatteras they have Blues, Croaker, and Small Blues.
Let's hope this nasty weather clears up and keep in mind we are open every day from 6-9!!!!!!
FISHING REPORT - 8/7/17
For those of you here on the island today, welcome to the uncertainty of Hatteras Island weather! I'm not sure Mother Nature ever really made up her mind today!
Luckily there were spans of time that allowed folks to get out there and fish today and it yielded some great results!
Rodanthe Pier reported Croaker while Salvo had large Puppy Drum being caught off of Ramp 27! Avon Pier had Bluefish, Spanish, Pompano and even a 16" Flounder brought in! Avon Beaches had great catches of Bluefish with Croaker, Sea Mullet and Spot sprinkled in as well!
Buxton and Cape Point had Spanish and Bluefish throughout the day. Hatteras reported Croaker, Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Flounder.
Thanks to our friends Jacob and Jay from Goochland, Virginia for sharing their own fishing report with us from the soundside in Avon:
"Fishing with a popping float rig and 1/8 oz jig with pearl white soft plastic shrimp and grub Jacob caught his first ever flounder. Not quite a keeper but a real thrill!
Dad, Jay, caught an 18 inch Speckled Trout on the popping float rig. We tossed him back to keep making more babies. What a beautiful fish!
We also picked up a few small puppy drum and a real nice 12" mullet!"
Keep it up guys!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of blues and drum. Up in Salvo they have reports of Croaker, Mullet, and Puppy Drum. Here in Avon we have Spanish, Blues, and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Sheephead. In Frisco they have reports of Bluefish and no report from Hatteras. Let's hope the weather stays on a nice course!!!!!!!!!
FISHING REPORT - 8/4/17
The blackout of 2017 is over and we're starting to get back to "normal" here on the island. There's been a nice flow of traffic onto the island today and we are VERY happy to see everyone! Everyone is in a hurry to get in and enjoy what time they have on the island, so please be careful and drive safe!
As for the fishing, we are just starting to get some people back on the beaches fishing. When I say that I have No Report from Salvo and Hatteras, its only because they unfortunately haven't had any reports coming in! Imagine January in July/August! that's how empty the island has been!
Today at the Rodanthe Pier they had catches of Bluefish and Sheepshead! They are also reporting that Cobia were spotted, but none caught. Yet!
Avon Fishing Pier NC has remained slow today but did report some small Bluefish being caught! We have been lucky enough to have several customers come in today with some great catches of Sea Mullet and Croaker off the Surf and Dave shared the photos below of his Speckled Trout catches from the Soundside!
Shelly Island has had Spanish running each morning and late evening! These are mostly being caught on sting silvers!
We have a great selection of Bait, Fresh and Frozen along with a great variety of tackle to outfit any tackle box!
Come see us!
FISHING REPORT - 10/27/17
Day 2 of the 9th Annual NCBBA Red Drum tournament results are in! See below! Tournament continues tomorrow until noon! Good Luck to all the Anglers!
Also, a family from Salisbury, NC came into the shop this evening to share the results from a great day of fishing at Ramp 34 on Hatteras Island and Ramp 59 on Ocracoke! Family includes: Karen Barringer, Wade Leazer, Sonya Leazer, Miranda Thompson, Derrick Thompson and Larry Barringer! Thanks for sharing!
Also last but CERTAINLY not least is our friend Luke, who caught this awesome Sea Mullet today! Happy Belated Birthday, Luke!
FISHING REPORT - 10/25/17
Some awesome catches shared with us today at Frank & Fran’s! Great job ladies! Keep it up!
FISHING REPORT - 10/24/17
Not the greatest day for fishing today with winds and blowing sand that gave even glass a new texture! Hoping tomorrow the fish gods turn on the switch and the winds calm down to allow for a great NCBBA 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament!
Registration begins tomorrow at 10am, here at Frank & Fran's!
Events continue throughout the 28th and we hope to see you all here! We'll be stocked with all your fishing needs, especially fresh bait, ice, hoodies, head lamps, etc!
We will be opening at 5am tomorrow and not closing until 9pm on Saturday!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, flounder and Pompano. In Salvo they have mullet, drum and blues. Here in Avon we have Blues, Mullet and Puppy drum. Down in Buxton they have Mullet and puppy drum. In frisco they have Puppy drum and finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum and blues.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Mullet and Drum. Here in Avon we have Puppy drum and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Puppy drum and Mullet. In Frisco they have Blues and Puppy drum. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum.
Excellent day of fishing!!! Rodanthe has reports of Puppy drum and Blues. In Salvo they have Puppy Drum, Blues and Mullet. Here in Avon we have mullet and blues and Puppy drum. Down in Buxton they have Drum, Mullet and Blues. In Frisco they have Spot, Blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy Drum and Blues.
ATTENTION!!!! WE WILL HAVE A THOUSAND POUNDS OF FRESH MULLET AT 6AM TOMORROW MORNING!!!!!!!!!! GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum, Blues and Sheepshead. In Salvo they have Puppy drum. Here in Avon we have Mullet, blues, Black drum and spot. Down in Buxton they have Blues and puppy drum. In Frisco they have Blues and Puppy drum. In Hatteras they have Puppy drum.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Puppy drum, and Mullet. In Salvo they have Puppy Drum. Here in Avon we have Puppy drum, Blues, and Red drum. Down in Buxton they have Puppy drum and Blues. In Frisco they Puppy drum and flounder. And finally in Hatteras they have puppy drum and flounder.
With the nice weather coming in let's go out there and catch some nice size puppy drum. Puppy drum have been all across the board for about two weeks now so let's give it a try!!!!!!!!
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FISHING REPORT - 10/17/17
WIND & WADERS! Those are the words for the day! For those of you on the island now, welcome to your Hatteras Island Natural Exfoliation! Just go stand on the beach for a bit and you'll understand! Even with the strong winds of today we heard great reports of Puppy Drum throughout the island but mostly from Shelly Island, Ramp 34 and the Piers! Winds should begin to subside a bit tomorrow, but Thursday should be great!
Onto Waders! We received our shipment today and we're excited to let you know we have a GREAT selection of Frogg Togg Waders in a variety of sizes and price points! We also have Frogg Togg jackets to compliment your waders or just to wear everyday!
Fresh Bunker, Shrimp, Bloodworms available as well as your normal selection of frozen bait including Squid, Finger Mullet, Sand Fleas and more!
Open from 6am to 9pm tomorrow! Come see us!
The colder weather and wind has arrived and unfortunately the wind we're having this evening will continue into tomorrow and all day. Winds aren't going to calm down again until Wednesday morning! Fishing today was quite rough but there were some Puppy Drum, Small Blues, Sea Mullet and Flounder caught. Specs still being caught in the sound as well! For tomorrow, we'd suggest you head to the sound side as holding bottom on the surf may just prove to be impossible!
OVERNIGHT REPORT AND SHARE! - 10/15/17
Thanks to Kendra Williamson Parrish, we have a great early morning fishing report. The drum were biting in Buxton around the time of the tide change. Here is a picture of her son with a nice 25" drum. Way to go!
ADDITION TO FISHING REPORT - 10/15/17
Thanks to our Friends in Salvo for sharing these great pics of their catches from today! Also pictured is “The Fish Hunter” aka Earl! Thanks for sharing!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Flounder, blues and Black drum. In Salvo they have Puppy Drum, Blues, and Pompano. Here in Avon we have Puppy drum, Mullet and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Blues, black drum and Puppy drum. In Frisco they have Puppy drum and blues. In Hatteras they have blues and black drum.
It is a beautiful day to go fishing so lets go out there and make it happen!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy Drum, Blues, and Black drum. In Salvo they have Drum. Here in Avon they have Red drum. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy drum. In Frisco they have Blue and in Hatteras they have Puppy Drum.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum and Mullet. In Salvo they have Puppy drum. Here in Avon we have spot. Down in Buxton they have reports of Drum, Mullet and blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum.
Lets hope this nasty weather clears up soon so we can get back to what we do best!!!!!!!!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Pompano and Black Drum and Blues. In Salvo they have Blues and Mullet. Here in Avon we have Spot and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Puppy Drum, Blow toads and red drum. In Frisco they have reports of Puppy Drum and Mullet. Down in Hatteras they have Blues and Flounder.
FISHING REPORT - 10/10/17
FRESH BAIT IS HERE!! 100lbs of Mullet just arrived!
For today's fishing report its a short a sweet report for those who were catching Puppy Drum, Spot, Sea Mullet and Blues. There were some 40+ inch Drum caught off the Pier, off Avon beach, off the Point and in Hatteras! The Drum have arrived!
We open at 6am tomorrow, come and get your FRESH BAIT and get out there!
FISHING REPORT- 10/08/17
Up in Rodanthe they are catching puppy drum, sea mullet, and black drum. In Salvo they are catching blues, spot, croaker and pompano. In Avon we have reports of sea mullet, pompano, and croaker. Down in Buxton we have puppy's, blues and pompano. In Frisco the are catching puppy's, sea mullet, croaker, and spot. Hatteras, No report. Come down to Frank and Fran's top get everything you need!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum. In Salvo they have reports of Drum, Blues and Black drum. Here in Avon we have Puppy drum, Spanish, Blues. Down in Buxton they have Blues and Puppy drum. In Frisco they have blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum.
It has been a beautiful day to go fishing. If you haven't been out yet, now is the time.
The drum are running most excellently
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Drum and blues. Here in Avon we have blues and puppy drum. Down in Buxton they have Drum and blues. In Frisco they have reports of puppy drum and finally in Hatteras they have puppy drum.
FISHING REPORT- 10/4/17
With puppy drum up and down the island and blues, fishing isn't to bad! Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum, Pompano, and Blues. In Salvo they have trout and sea mullet. Here in Avon we have some Puppy drum and Blues off the pier and from the beach. Down in Buxton they are catching some puppy drum. In Frisco they have reports of puppy drum and flounder. Finally down in Hatteras, they are catching some puppy drum, pompano, and blues. Come to Frank and Fran's to get all the advice and gear you need!
FISHING REPORT - 10/2/17
FALL FISHING IS HERE! Fish of the day is Red Drum! Puppy and Yearling size being caught up and down the island today! See photo below from Joshua Freeborn of Polkton, NC with his beauty of a catch!
Rodanthe Pier reported catches of Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet, Spot and Small Blues. Avon Beaches as well as the Avon Pier saw Puppy and Yearling Drum, Small Blues, Sea Mullet, Small Pompano and Spot! Soundside continues to see a great deal of Speckled Trout and the artificial Gulp or ZMan products paired with the Pop N'Gurgle Cork seems to be the arsenal of choice!
Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all reporting Puppy and Yearling Drum, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Small Blues, Pompano and a whopping 6lb Flounder caught out at Ramp 55 today!
NOTES FOR DECEMBER HOURS:
Our "WINTER HOURS" are now 6am - 5pm.
We will be CLOSED both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Hours on New Years Eve will be 6am - Noon! CLOSED on New Years Day! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Here in Avon we have Mullet and drum off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. In Buxton they have mullet, trout and drum. In Frisco they have reports of Mullet and Puppy drum. Down in Hatteras we have reports of Mullet, Blues and Black drum.
If you notice the picture at the bottom of this fishing report you will see that two of our fellow employees's (along with multiple other individuals) have been catching numerous amounts of sea mullet off the pier!!!!
Congratulations to Mickey Glass on his 25" drum which is caught this afternoon in Avon.
FISHING REPORT - 11/28/17
SEA MULLET.......by the dozens or more!
Avon Pier has been the place to be today with people catching buckets full of Sea Mullet within a short period of time! Salvo and Avon Beaches also had a great deal of Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder! A few scattered Puppy Drum have also been reported!
We have begun our winter hours a few days early and will now be open 6am - 5pm thru December 23rd!
FISHING REPORT - 11/25/17
Overall a beautiful day on the island with just a slight chill in the air. Sea Mullet, Black Drum, Puppy Drum and Blowtoads have been reported throughout the island! Friends of Frank & Fran's, Susan Updike & Alan Updike of Williamsburg, Virginia shared their 21 1/2" Black Drum and 26 3/4" Puppy Drum photos with us. Also Angie & Ervin Gaskins of Salvo enjoyed a great day of fishing with Angie's brother John and grandkids! John caught a 22" 6lb 12oz Black Drum, while daughter Amanda, caught a 15" Sea Mullet!
300lbs of Fresh Mullet just arrived this evening along with more Fresh Bunker, Shrimp, etc! Open tomorrow 6am - 7pm! Come and see us while the Black Friday / Small Business Saturday sale continues! Lots of great deals to go under your tree!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of mullet and black drum. Here in Avon we have Black drum and Mullet off the pier and blues and rays off the beach. Down in Buxton they have puppy drum, Black drum and a keeper flounder. In Frisco they have reports of blues, Black drum, and Puppy drum. In Hatteras they have Puppy drum and Black drum.
FISHING REPORT - 11/21/17
LOTS of fish being caught today!! Lots of small Blues, Blowtoads, Black Drum, etc. Avon Pier reported the same with the bite being mainly on shrimp most of the day! Others reported shrimp and cut Mullet being the bait of choice! What a beautiful day!
Check out some of today's catches shared to us by Tony & Stephanie Mullins, as well as Braxton Barger from Mt. Ulla, NC. Also two young fisherman who came in the shop this evening to share their catches with us! Great job everyone!
We will be open tomorrow regular hours 6am -7pm, Thanksgiving Day 6am - Noon and Friday 6am - 7pm!
More fresh mullet arriving early tomorrow morning! Stop by and see us!
FISHING REPORT - 11/20/17
Winds were all over the place today on the island. One minute we had 20mph winds, the next hour it was down to 7mph! Tomorrow looks like a great day with a High of 67 and winds anywhere from 3-10mps SSE! If you haven't been out there yet, tomorrow will be the time!
We've heard and seen a great deal of fish being caught from Ramps 34 and 38 today with a large 9lb 12oz Black Drum being weighed in this evening! Great job Wally!
Also shown is Anna Shell of China Grove, NC with her 16" Black Drum caught off of Shelly Island! Good catch girl! Keep it up!
Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms all here and ready for you tomorrow morning at 6am!
Keep an eye out on our report to find out what our BLACK FRIDAY DEALS are going to be! It's gonna be good!
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Puppy drum and Blues. Here in Avon they have Small blues and small mullet off the pier and Trout, puppy drum off the pier and off the beach. Down in Buxton they have reports of Drum, Blues and Black drum. In Frisco they have reports of Flounder and Black Drum and finally in Hatteras they have reports of Mullet.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTING THANKSGIVING DAY!!!
11/19/17 Cute Addyson Marie sporting her Frank & Fran's shirt! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful baby with us!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues and Flounder. Here in Avon we have Blues Mullet and Puppy drum and Flounder off both the beach and pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy drum and blues. In Frisco they have Speckled trout. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy Drum.
FISHING REPORT - 11/17/17
Fishing was a mixed bag on the island today with some slow to no catches throughout some parts of the island and reports of some amazing catches from Avon Beaches as well as the Point and Shelly Island. Several citation size Drum were caught in both areas as well as some smaller Puppy Drum, Blues and Speckled Trout.
Avon and Hatteras both also saw Blowtoads today. Hatteras reported some good size Blues starting to show up as well!
Fresh Mullet and Bunker have just arrived for tomorrow! We open at 6am and will be open until 7pm tomorrow evening! Come see us and scope out the goods, before our BIG Black Friday Sale!
Also, we'd like to say thank you to all of our valued customers this week, including the Blues Brothers group that continues to grow each year! We appreciate each and every one of our F&F Friends and wish you safe travels home and on your return visit to us!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Puppy drum and Black drum. Here in Avon we have Mullet and Black drum off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. Down in Buxton we have Puppy drum and Mullet. In Frisco we have Puppy drum, Trout and Blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum and Blues.
Thanks to Terry Eaton from Germanton, NC for sharing a picture of his 24 inch puppy drum.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet and Puppy Drum and here in Avon we have Black Drum and Mullet off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. Down in Buxton they have excellent with reports of Mullet and Puppy drum, Blues and Flounder. In Frisco they have Puppy drum and blues and finally in Hatteras they have reports of Puppy Drum and Mullet.As the colder weather approaches and the chill of autumns arms embrace the island, it is important that we keep in mind that with colder weather comes the opportunity to catch bigger fish. Through autumns advancing we have to strive to press on and have the good ol' times that only the lifestyle of fishing can bring!
Thanks to Mark Bullard for sharing a picture of his black drum catch. Way to go Mark!
FISHING REPORT - 11/13/17
Another chilly, windy and slightly rainy day on the sandbar! We're happy to share another photographic fishing report this evening with shares from Mark Bullard of Kernsville, NC with his 24" Puppy Drum and Jeff Honeycutt from Salisbury, NC with his 25" Puppy Drum!
Avon Pier reported lots of Skates and Rays along with a few small Bluefish and Puppy Drum being caught. Flounder, Sharks and Puppy Drum reported in Buxton with only Puppy Drum being reported in Frisco.
Hoping for a sunnier, drier, calmer day for tomorrow! We'll be open 6am - 7pm tomorrow!
Don't forget we'll be closing at noon Thanksgiving Day to enjoy time with our families! Thanks for your understanding!
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Puppy drum, and flounder. With Salvo being closed for the season we have Mullet and Blues here in Avon. Two mullet being citations. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Blues. In Frisco they have blues and puppy drum. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum.
FISHING REPORT 11/11/17
BURRRRR.....Cold, blustery day here on the island with the strong winds again today, we are yet again seeing people needing 10-12oz to hold bottom! Lots of folks headed out to the point and the south beaches (which are Frisco Ramps and further south) and caught Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet and small Bluefish.
The PBR Tournament is still going on at the Avon Pier and we're hearing that there has been a decent Puppy Drum Bite over there as well!
We open at 6am tomorrow and look forward to seeing you!
Lots of wind and rough seas today leading to very little catching going on out there! Rodanthe Pier reports a slow day with a few Puppy Drum and Bluefish being caught this morning, but very little being pulled in this afternoon/evening. Avon Pier is currently open 24 Hours today and tomorrow for the PBR Tournament and is reporting catches of Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Speckled Trout. With the winds of today, most surf fisherman headed to the south beaches where they caught Puppy Drum, Bluefish, Black Drum and Sea Mullet!
With a slow report from Rodanthe and Salvo we have reports of Mullet and puppy drum here in Avon. Down in Buxton they have Puppy drum. In Frisco they have mullet and finally Puppy drum in Hatteras.
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues. With no report from Salvo we have reports of big drum here in Avon. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy drum and mullet and pompano.
FISHING REPORT - 11/5/17
How about a photographic fishing report for today! Check out the great photos below from some of our favorite customers!
PopPop showing granddaughter Jaylee Leazer (Orange Shirt / Red Hat) how to fish at the young age of 4 1/2 on her Frank and Fran's rod!
Kelly Ritch in her favorite lucky Frank & Fran's Shirt!
And last but certainly not least is Logan Futch, a Junior Angler, with his impressive 23" and 4lb 7oz Puppy Drum!
Thanks to everyone for sharing, photos are what makes our fishing report awesome!
If you have a catch and would like to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ! Make sure to give us your name and any other info and we'd love to include you on our reports!
FISHING REPORT - 11/4/17
Not a lot of reports coming in today! The few we did hear about were Puppy Drum, one large Drum, several Sea Mullet, Blow Toads and some small Bluefish!
We will have fresh bait, ice, T-shirts and more! Hours are 6am - 7pm! See you soon!
We open at 6am tomorrow with more fresh mullet, shrimp, bloodworms, etc. Plus, don't forget to pick up your Frank & Fran's shirt before you head home!
FISHING REPORT - 11/1/17
We will open at 6am tomorrow with more Fresh Mullet, Bunker, Ice, all the tackle you need and more!
FISHING REPORT - 12/20/2017
It was a chilly rainy day today but the fish didn't seem to mind. We had reports of speckled trout and black drum off the beach in Avon. There were also some reports of sea mullet. The trout were so thick and hungry that they were being pulled in cast after cast. The next few days should be nice so get out there and enjoy!
FISHING REPORT - 12/19/2017
What a beautiful December day today. We have not posted a fishing report in a while as there has not been much to share but today we had reports of lots of small speckled trout and some keepers as well as some sea mullet with one being measured at 20".
EARLY MORNING FISHING REPORT - 12/1/2017 - Wondering if you should come down and fish this weekend? The Avon Pier team said that yesterday was the best fishing day yet this year. Over 40+ big drum caught off the end of the pier and coolers full of sea mullet.