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2019 Fishing Reports Archive

January 2019 Fishing Reports

​FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 1/2/19

Quite the yucky day with cooler temps in the mid 50's, sprinkles here and there and wind just about all day. Winds have calmed down a bit this evening though. 50% chance of rain as well as winds 5-10mph are set to follow us into tomorrow.

Despite the gloomy day, the bit has continued to be on down in Hatteras. BlowToads, Flounder and Sea Mullet continue to dominate right now! Not a lot of fresh bait available on the island right now, but frozen will always work!

Get out there and get your line wet! We'll wish for Tight Lines!


March 2019 Fishing Reports


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/31/2019
Thanks to Taylor Schultz for sharing this picture of a 28" drum she caught and released at the Point.

There was not much else to report today other than wind, wind, wind! You know that saying April comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well it looks like it will be roaring in like a lion tomorrow with more wind and temperatures in the 40's.

Stop in and see us tomorrow and get ready for the nice weather to return mid week.


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/30/19
Today was a beautiful day but fishing was still slow. We had reports of blowtoads, sharks and puppy drum in Buxton. In Frisco there were some slot size drum being caught on shrimp.

We will be open at 6 am and have fresh mullet and bunker in stock!

LIVE FROM THE POINT: FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/29/19

This my friends, is what we’ve been waiting for! It’s absolutely beautiful this evening out at the point! Sharks have been being brought in all evening! Reports of scattered Blow Toads, Sea Mullet, Pups and a few Black Drum again today down at Ramp 55.

But the best catch of the day goes to Jay Hastings of Delaware who caught the catch of his life Lisa Dorey! She said “YES!” Congrats to this awesome couple!

Fresh Mullet, Bloodworms, Shrimp available for tomorrow as well as a vast assortment of Frozen Bait! Open tomorrow 6am-5pm!


FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/28/19 -

The wind has brought in a variety of fish today! Thanks to our friends in Hatteras we have some great reports of Puppy Drum, Black Drum and Blow Toads all at Ramp 55 today! We’ve also heard scattered Sea Mullet, Blues and Blow Toads in Avon, Buxton and Frisco!

Along with the fish, the wind blew in some great new Frank & Fran’s Hats today! Our 2019 VIBE Kayak Order arrived and we have some beauties! Plus we received some colorful new cups and glasses called SiliPints! The fun keeps coming in! Come check it all out! Until then, a few sneak peak photos for your viewing pleasure! :-)

Remember we’re open 6am-5pm daily!


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/27/19

Another blustery day here on the island as the Noreaster passes us. There have been several Sea Mullet, Blow Toads and Small Blues still being caught. We haven't heard of any Drum today.....but they're out there!

With all the wind, the sand is happy to provide a natural exfoliation to just about anything! Your legs, face, car, windshield, etc! Don't let that sand do its number on your reels! Keep them covered with a Frank & Fran's Reel Cover! Lots of great new colors in stock and ready to keep your investments protected! Shop In Store or Online at https://frankandfrans.vendecommerce.com/collect…/reel-covers to order yours today!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - SPRING RED DRUM - MARCH 25, 2019

Today was another beautiful day before the winds pick up tomorrow. There was a mixed bag of fish caught at the point tonight including small blowtoads, bluefish, a slot size puppy drum and black drum. Ginger and Tim are pictured below with their bluefish catches. We also got to meet Audric who was surf fishing for the first time tonight and reeled in a black drum. Way to go Audric!

#hatterasfishingreport #surffishing #avonnc @ The Point - Cape Hatteras




FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - SPRING RED DRUM - MARCH 24, 2019

Today was a beautiful day on the island and we had reports of several large drum caught out at the Point. We also heard of sea mullet being caught off ramp 38 in Avon and blowtoads at ramp 55.

Looks like Monday will be another nice day followed by a couple of days of strong winds.

We have a new shipment of Ninja Tackle rigs in stock including the new King James and Lil Scotty rigs pictured below. Stop in and check out our selection.

Our walk in humidor is fully stocked and ready to go and boy does it smell good in there! Stop in and grab a stogie!

#cigars #hatterasisland #surffishing #hatterasfishingreport

Spring is in the air and we are getting excited about our 2nd Annual Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend Kayak Fishing Tournament. It is a three day tournament this year. You can fish one day or all three days, it is up to you. Registration is open and you can visit our website to register:

https://frankandfrans.vendecommerce.com/pages/2019-kayak-fishing-tournament

FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/1/19:

Check out these great shots that Epic Shutter Photography got of Ginger Rines Knight and others catching and releasing a nice drum last night at the Point. Way to go Ginger!



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FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3/1/19:
......And we’re back! Now we just need all of you to come and see us! We sure do wish the fishing was currently as good as some are reporting, unfortunately there’s still not a great deal going on. There are only scattered, VERY scattered reports of Sea Mullet and Drum. The only thing for sure being caught is shark! Like the one our friend, Harris, caught!

Lots of great things still in the works for 2019 and lots already in store! Come and see us!


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 3-2-19:

Thankful for the folks that are keeping us updated on the fishing reports out there! Friend of F&F, Bob Spangler, let us know about a few small Bluefish caught down on Ramp 55 South. A few Skates, Sharks, smooth Dogfish are also being reported. Still not much going on out of the surf, but here at the shop, things are really happening!

Hoodies March Madness is in full swing as supplies last, we're getting low on select sizes!

Check out the front of the shop! The letters are all missing.....that's because we're getting ready to paint!

Wonder what color? Take a guess and let us know what your guess is in comments!

Pictures to come as the progress begins!


April 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/4/19

To be early May it felt like a mid June day today with temps reaching the mid 80's! That didn't stop the fishing though! Most of the island is catching Sea Mullet, Blues and Spanish! Make sure you've got your metal ready to sling out there!

Frisco reported a 2lb 13oz Pompano and Hatteras had small Blues most of the day on cut bait!

Rylee (Great Granddaughter to original owner Frank Folb and daughter of Laken Elizabeth Tinsley) caught this beautiful Sea Mullet today and is one proud Fisher Girl! Keep it up Rylee!

And to keep with trend the Catawba County Boys, yet again slayed the Sea Mullet and have enough for an awesome fish fry!

Our very own Heather Patterson James and hubby, Tim James, had a great day of fishing, getting a deck full of Spanish and Blues!

Cobia are definitely here! Ian Folb (Grandson of Frank Folb) and his friend brought in these beauties today caught off of a boat just north of the Rodanthe Pier!

Thanks to everyone for coming in and sharing pics! Open Tomorrow 6am-7pm!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/1/2019

Today is May 1st and do you know what that means? It means we are excited that cobia season is now open. We had a report of one cobia caught from the beach in Buxton today. We are stocked up on Bowed Up, Meat Hog and Spro jigs. We also have Savage and Gulp eels and Gulp grubs in stock.

Today we weighed in an 8 lb 15 oz sheepshead and a 1 lb 15 oz pompano both caught in Avon. We also had reports of blues up and down the beach today.

Fresh mullet arrived tonight. We are now open 6 AM - 7 PM.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/27/19

What a day! As the 4Plus 4WD Surf Fishing Tournament tournament continues we've had the pleasure to weigh in and measure several fish today including Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder! Everyone has been so friendly and having a great day! Keep it up!

Rodanthe reports quite the mixed bag of Sea Mullet, Blues, Croaker, Blowtoads, Flounder and Spanish! The Spanish must have heard us talk about them on the radio this morning!

Salvo also reported Spanish, Sea Mullet and Blues. Avon Pier had Grey Trout as well as the Sea Mullet and Blues. Frisco and Hatteras both reporting Sea Mullet, Blues and Small Flounder with the catches slowing down a bit.

Beautiful week ahead of us, come on out!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 4/26 - 4/27/19

STILL LOOKING FOR THE OWNER OF A LOST BANK ENVELOPE! See Previous Post!

Yesterday was quite a busy day for us, thanks to all of our great friends and new customers, we appreciate your business!

Weather here yesterday threw several surprises at us including strong winds, beautiful skies but also black clouds that brought extremely strong winds and sheets of rain! Luckily that has ended and as the sun comes up it looks to be the beginning of a beautiful day! https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/nc/avon/27915 shows temps in the mid 70's today with diminishing winds throughout the day!

4Plus 4WD Tournament begins today and we wish all the anglers Good Luck and Tight Lines!

300lbs of fresh mullet arrived late last night just in time for today! Come and get it!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

If you or anyone you know lost a bank envelope today with some cash in it, we found one at Frank & Fran's. Please stop by, tells us the bank name and the amount of money in the envelope to claim it.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/25/2019

Check out Steph Sloan with a nice blue fish caught in Buxton today. We also had reports of sea mullet and blues in Avon. We weighed in a 1.75 lb sea mullet brought in by Linda Hart.

Fishing has been great this week! Just in time for the 4Plus tournament this weekend. Welcome 4Plus anglers. We will be open at 6 am and have fresh mullet, shrimp and blood worms as well as frozen bait.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/23/2019

Lordy Lordy looks who’s here! The big Blues and some Big Beautiful Drum! The bite is definitely on! Citation size Bluefish, Sea Mullet and Drum were all caught today along with Blowtoads and Croaker! Shrimp for the Blowtoads, Bloodworms and fresh cut bait have been the baits of choice!

Now’s the time! Get here! Get your Bait! Get out there! And GET YOURS!

Another fresh load of mullet arriving this evening will make us the place to be tomorrow to get your fresh bait!

See you there! 6am - 5pm!


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/22/2019

Today we had reports of sea mullet on ramp 38 in Avon and the Avon pier. Sara Smith also shared this picture of a grey trout (weakfish) caught today.

We will be open at 6 am and have fresh bunker.

The weather is going to be beautiful so get out there and enjoy!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/18/2019

We had reports of sea mullet and blowtoads at ramp 38. Big drum last night and this morning at ramp 44. Blowtoads and sea mullet at ramp 55. Congrats to Harris on his first citation drum.

Our spring apparel order is starting to come in. Check out two of our new designs.

We also received a new order of Frogg Togg rain jackets just in time for the rain and wind blowing in the next few days.

We will be open at 6 am and have fresh bunker available.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - APRIL 17, 2019

Today we had reports of blowtoads, sea mullet and puppy drum in Avon and Buxton. There has also been big drum at the point.

Frankie is pictured here having fun catching some blowtoads. Way to go Frankie!

Heather had a chance to go to Portsmouth Island this week and try out the new Ninja Tackle King James rig. It did a great job catching blues and sea mullet. Stop in and grab one and give it a try.


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/14/19

While the weather was decent 70% of the day we still had strong winds and some rain. Rain at times was quite heavy and chased folks off the beach.

There was still some decent fishing going on as Rodanthe Pier had Blues, Sea Mullet, Blowtoads and one Puppy Drum. Avon beaches had Blowtoads as well as a few Blues. Frisco down to Hatteras reported Sheepshead, Black Drum, Pups and Blowtoads!

Don't forget that the best hook and bait for those Blowtoads are the long shank hooks as the Blowtoads have a beak like mouth and they're less likely to swallow the long shank hooks. Shrimp and FishBites Bloodworms have been the bait of choice!

Wonder what else you might need? Come in and we'll fill you in and get you set up!

12 year old, Daniel Hair, from Lexington, NC caught this beautiful 6lb Black Drum today! His dad also caught a Puppy Drum! Great job guys and thanks for sharing!


FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 4/12/19

Beautiful but windy day today causing conditions to be quite rough. Unfortunately we didn’t hear much going on today other than the natural exfoliations the island provides!

Here’s to hoping for better conditions tomorrow! Don’t forget to come and see Captain Marty Brill tomorrow night at the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club! Potluck Dinner at 6:30! See you there!

Until then here’s a look at Frank & Fran’s through the years!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/8/19

Blowtoads, Sharks, Sea Mullet, Blues, even some Puppy Drum all being caught. Now's the time and its getting ready to blow up, we think! Hopefully the sound will also begin to open up and have some activity!

200lbs of FRESH Beautiful sound-caught Mullet just arrived this morning! Come and get it and get out there!


THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT!

Only 20 days left for early registration for the 2nd Annual Frank & Fran's Kayak Tournament. Register now to ensure we order a t-shirt in your size!

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FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/5/19
Quite cloudy here today, however, the temps remained in the low sixties and the fishing did NOT disappoint! Drum caught in Avon behind the houses, Blowtoads just about everywhere from Salvo south all the way to Hatteras. Also reports of small Flounder behind the motels in Buxton!

No matter what you’re targeting we’ve got you covered with fresh Bunker, Mullet (some beautiful cobbs), bloodworms and shrimp, as well as the frozen assortment!

Check out some of the catches from this morning and yesterday. Thanks for sharing!

Open 6am - 5pm tomorrow!



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FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/4/19
An absolutely beautiful day here on the island! The new merchandise keeps rolling in and so are the Blowtoads! As the water warms up the Blowtoads will slow down, but for now, they’re here! Also reports of a few Sea Mullet and Pups on the South Beaches.

We just received over 200lbs of fresh beautiful sound-caught jumping mullet, fully iced down and ready to go! Come and get it! Open tomorrow 6am-5pm!

Check out some of the new stuff we put out today!


VIBE KAYAKS
​Do you want to paddle alone sometimes and be able to share the adventure sometimes? Check out the Vibe Yellowfin tandem kayak which can be paddled double or solo. We have this and other great Vibe models in stock at Frank & Fran's.

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BEACH ACCESS RAMP UPDATE>>>DATED APRIL 1
Beach Access Status
Last Update: April 1 at 8:24 AM

Date & time only change when there are status updates to report.
Consider the info below to be current, even if the date listed above is not today's date.

Bodie Island
Ramp 2 (Priority Ramp)
-North: PED Access Only
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide. Two foot sand cliffs present.

Ramp 4 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide. Two foot sand cliffs present.
-South: Open to ORV for 0.2 miles (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Hatteras Island
Ramp 23
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Ramp 25 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Open to ORV for 1.74 miles (AO) (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Ramp 27 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV or 0.1 miles (AO) (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Pedestrian access only. Open to pedestrians for 1.3 miles (AO)

Ramp 30
-North: Pedestrian access only. Open to pedestrians for 0.65 miles (AO)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)

Ramp 32
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); Beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Pedestrian access only.

Ramp 34
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open); Beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Ramp 38
-North: Seasonal ORV route from open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); Open to pedestrians for 2.01 miles (AO).

Ramp 43 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); sand is extra soft, consider airing down more than normal.
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); sand is extra soft, consider airing down more than normal.

Ramp 44 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV; Cape Point is open (Night Driving Route Open)
American oystercatcher at Cape Point
American oystercatcher walking the shoreline near Cape Point.

Inside Road
-Open

South Beach Road
-Open

Ramp 48 (Priority Ramp)
-East: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-West: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)

Ramp 49 (Priority Ramp)
-East: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-West: Open to ORV, including the seasonal ORV route (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Ramp 55
-East: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.
-West: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable at high tide.

Pole Road
-Open


Ocracoke Island
Ramp 59
-North: Pedestrian access only; beach is not accessible at high tide.
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); high tide to the dunes at the washover area.

Ramp 63
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); high tide to the dunes at the washover area.
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable during hours around high tide.

Ramp 67
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable during hours around high tide.
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open); beach route may be impassable during hours around high tide.

Ramp 68
-North: Seasonal ORV route open from October 15 to April 14 (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Pedestrian access only

Ramp 70 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)

Ramp 72 (Priority Ramp)
-North: Open to ORV (Night Driving Route Open)
-South: Open to ORV; South Point is open (Night Driving Route Open); sand above high tide line full of humps due to wind but still passable.

ORV: Off-Road Vehicle; AO: American Oystercatcher; CW: Colonial Waterbird; PP: Piping Plover; ST: Sea Turtle; WP: Wilson's Plover

Pedestrians have access to all ORV areas, unless otherwise noted


​​​FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 4/3/2019
What a difference a day can make. Yesterday we had hurricane force winds, big waves and some minor flooding. Today was a beautiful day. We had some reports of puppy and black drum in Buxton and Frisco as well as blowtoads in Hatteras.

We have photos of some awesome junior anglers to share. Craig Nichols shared this photo of his son, Landon Craft with a 32" drum. Way to go Landon.

Nick shared a photo of his daughter Ava while caught a black drum on shrimp today. Ava is sporting her Frank & Fran's hat that she won during our weekly kids fishing tournament last year. I hear that her brother's goal is to win this year!

Great job Nick and Craig on getting your kids hooked on fishing!


May 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/31/19

Not much to say today. Fishing has been slow and well, the weather, still has yet to decide what it wants to do. Based on the "Burn Ban" we have in place due to dry conditions, we're hoping for a few showers to at least moisten the grounds up a bit!

Until we have some news again, we're asking you guys to FLOOD OUR FEED with your photos!! Photos of surf fishing, kayak fishing, kids fishing, grandpa fishing, mom fishing, or just fun in the sun! Let's Share and Post!

Here's our favorites for the week..... Ginger Rines Knight and StephanieandRandy Bayne made the cover of the Captain Marty Outer Banks Fishing Guide, plus you can read all about their team inside!

NOW POST AWAY!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/30/2019
Not much has changed today here on the Outer Banks with reports of Blues, Sea Mullet, and Sheepshead off the Rodanthe Pier. Sea Mullet and small Blues in Salvo. Sea Mullet and Blues off the Pier and Beach here in Avon. Sea Mullet, Blues, and Spanish down in Buxton. Blues and Pompano in Frisco as well as Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 05/29/2019
- A hot day here on the Outer Banks, with reports of Croaker, Spot, and Sheepshead off the Rodanthe pier. Sea Mullet and Small Blues up in Salvo. Sea Mullet, Blues, and Small Shark. As well as blues off the beach. Sea Mullet and Blues in Buxton. Blues and Pompano in Frisco as well as Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/28/2019
I do believe summer is here! Beautiful weather today on the island. We have reports of Sea Mullet, Pompano, Bluefish and even a few Sheepshead (yes I said Sheepshead) caught off the beach up near the Pea Island Bridge. We have weighed in several Citation Sea Mullet and Pompano today.


FINAL RESULTS FROM FRANK & FRAN’S 2nd ANNUAL KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT!

What a great tournament! Lots of Fish, Lots of Fun, Lots of Food and LOTS of Prizes! We couldn’t have made this tournament a success without the participation of our Anglers and the support and donations from our vendor partners!

If you weren’t with us, you missed out! There’s always 2020 and we hope you’ll join us as we continue this tournament and look forward to growing it!

So how about some statistics:
40+ Legal Fish Caught
Countless Others
Most Legal Fish Caught by a single angler went to Rick Black!

Check out the Leader Boards as well as photos of some of the catches, texts from participants and photos from Awards Banquet and Dinner!

Questions about next year or how you can get involved, come by and see us or call us at 252-995-4171!


FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/26/2019
Another beautiful day here on the island! We have had reports of Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Croaker,Gray Trout Pompano, Shark, And even some Flounder down in Hatteras Village.
Our Second Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament is still underway with lots of Speckled Sea Trout being caught.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/23/2019
A fairly productive day here on the Outer Banks with reports of Sea Mullet and Blowtoads up in Rodanthe. Blues and Mullet in Salvo. Off the Avon Pier they have reports of Sea Mullet, Blues, and Spot as well as Blues off the beach. Blues in Buxton as well Blues and Pompano. Blues in Hatteras.
As listed below:
Noah Pack with a nice speckled trout.

Vincent Vasaturo from Washington, NC with his pompano catch.

Todd Leazer with a 1 lb 13 oz sea mullet.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/22/2019
A cool day on the Island today with reports of Sea Mullet up in Rodanthe as well as Blues and Sea Mullet in Salvo. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Sea Mullet and Blues as well as Blues off the beach. Blues in Buxton as well as Blues and Pompano in Frisco. Blues in Hatteras.
Registration is still open for our Kayak Memorial Day Tournament!!! BE SURE TO SIGN UP HERE!!!!!!!!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/20/19

Beautiful day her on the island, unfortunately we didn't hear of any Cobia today. However, the Sea Mullet, Blues and Pompano were still biting well.

We were lucky enough to weigh in a 5.10lb Flounder this morning caught by Rich Haines from Franklinville, NJ! What an awesome catch! Congratulations Rich!

Looking to find out more about Scuba Diving? Check out our sister company Bermuda Triangle OBX who were recently featured on The Island Free Press!

There's still time to register for our Memorial Day Kayak Fishing Tournament as well! Go to https://frankandfrans.vendecommerce.com/…/2019-kayak-fishin…

See you soon!

FRANK & FRANK'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/19/19 -

Cobia bite was HOT today several were caught from Buxton to Hatteras! Other than the Cobia, we had a great day of citation Sea Mullet and Pompano as well as Blues and Spanish throughout the island! Sandy Lane Madre pictured below with her Citation Pompano! Water temps remain in the 70's and the forecast looks great for the next several days!

Offshore Fishing was also GREAT today as our own Heather Patterson James, Tim James and Emily Bayne had a great day of Mahi and Wahoo!

Open 6am - 7pm daily! See you soon!


FRANK & FRANK'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/18/19

The weather here on the island has been exceptional today. the water temp on the surf side is 67 at the Rodanthe pier, and 70 at the Avon pier.

We have had reports of Sea mullet and Pompano on sand fleas, blues on metal lures, scattered small flounder, and even a few blowtoads. Ocracoke is reporting Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, and Spanish. Congratulations to Jeff Parrish from Kernersville NC pictured below with his 17 inch Trigger fish caught on Sand Flea Fish Bites at ramp 32. Also pictured below is the Angler of the Day Evan Kruger from Holly Springs NC with his catches.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/17/2019

A very productive Friday morning and afternoon leading into a wonderful weekend here on the Outer Banks with reports of Flounders and Mullet off the Rodanthe pier. Sea Mullet and Blues in Salvo. Here in Avon we have reports of Mullet and Blues off the pier and beach. Down in Buxton a few reports of Sea Mullet. Pompano and Sea Mullet in Frisco as well as Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/16/2019
Another beautiful day on the Island for fishing! Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet as well as Mullet and Blues in Salvo. Here in Avon, reports of Sea Mullet both off the pier as well as the beach. Down in Buxton, multiple reports of Sea Mullet. Pompano and Sea Mullet in Frisco as well Sea Mullet and Blues in Hatteras.
Be sure to come check out our select design hoodies for $27.99!!!
Do not forget our kayak tournament coming memorial day weekend, registration still open!!!

Below: Matt & Penny Leonard, Cobia caught on the Elizabeth grace 45 lbs 48 inches this morning just off Hatteras inlet.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/15/2019
Not too much of a drastic change as of today, but still a fantastic day of fishing on the Outer Banks. Up in Rodanthe, multiple reports of Sea Mullet as well as Blue fish. Sea Mullet and Blues in Salvo as well. Off the Avon pier they are reporting Spanish and Sea Mullet as well as Blues off the beach. Down in Buxton they have large reports of Sea Mullet. In Frisco the usual reports of Pompano and Sea Mullet. Down in Hatteras they have reports of Sea Mullet as well as Blues.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/14/19

What a storm we had last night! Surprisingly, it did't hurt the fishing too bad today! Lots of Blues, Sea Mullet and Spanish reported island-wide! Rodanthe Pier also had a few Blowtoads and 1, 5lb Black Drum. Avon Pier reported lots of small sharks being reeled in! Soundside in Avon we have reports from F&F Friends, Harris and Rick, who caught the beautiful Speckled Trout shown below! Frisco reported some beautiful Pompano as well as Sea Mullet while Hatteras had a run of large skates come thru!

The week looks like its going to be nothing but beautiful! Get out there and catch one! Tight Lines All!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 5/12/19
Happy Mothers Day !! Well the weather here on Hatteras has made the fishing challenging today, but for those who have braved the storms, and wind were rewarded with sea mullet!! We did get in 320 lbs of fresh mullet, this morning, so come on by and get it!!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/10/19
The rain tried to put a damper on the fishing today, however the Citation size Sea Mullet are still being caught, along with Blue Fish, and Pompano. There was also Drum caught at ramp 44. Congratulations to Theodore Paige and Milton Mull for bringing in these two citation sea mullets. THAT IS TWO DAYS IN A ROW FOR THESE 2 ANGLERS! Next is Kenton Musselman from Thomasville NC that caught this 26 inch red drum. And Finally Ben Saunders from Jamestown NC caught and released live this 32 inch red drum

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/9/19

The fishing has been pretty good today on Hatteras. Citation size sea mullet and pompano have been reported in good numbers either on real or artificial sand fleas. Also the blues are still around biting on metal.
Congratulations to Brandon Miller from State College PA. on his Sea Mullet, and Milton and Janice Mull from Salisbury NC, on their citation sea mullet 1.75 lbs and 1.5 lbs

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/8/19

ROUGH Ocean day, despite light winds, the currents were ripping through like crazy causing fishing / holding bottom to prove quite difficult! Friend of Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend, Frankie Carmello Hopkins, caught this 23" over 4lb Speckled Trout out in the sound! Sound fishing was the place to be today with Specs, Flounder and a few Pups being reported.

Hopefully the currents will calm down for a great day of surf fishing tomorrow!

See you soon!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/7/19

Warmed up nicely today and the sun was shining! Beautiful day for fishing! Sea Mullet continues to hold the crown as the "King Fish" of the day! Pun Intended! :-)

Blues, Spanish, scattered Puppy Drum and a few Pompano have also been reported! Check out Chris Evans from Millersville, PA with his two citation Sea Mullet caught today! Great Job Chris!

Hours tomorrow will be 6am - 7pm! See you then!


FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/6/19

Brrrr.....it sure did cool off on us a bit today! Tomorrow the winds are forecasted to die down with temps in the mid 70’s!

SEA MULLET, SeA MulLeT and Sea Mullet are the catch of the day with several citations being caught today as well as yesterday! Blues and Spanish are still being caught as well as a few Croaker and Pompano! Fresh Mullet and Sand Fleas are the bait of choice right now and we have both!

Check out the awesome citation mullet we were lucky enough to weigh in for these two friends of Frank and Fran’s! Thanks for sharing!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/4/19

To be early May it felt like a mid June day today with temps reaching the mid 80's! That didn't stop the fishing though! Most of the island is catching Sea Mullet, Blues and Spanish! Make sure you've got your metal ready to sling out there!

Frisco reported a 2lb 13oz Pompano and Hatteras had small Blues most of the day on cut bait!

Rylee (Great Granddaughter to original owner Frank Folb and daughter of Laken Elizabeth Tinsley) caught this beautiful Sea Mullet today and is one proud Fisher Girl! Keep it up Rylee! And to keep with trend the Catawba County Boys, yet again slayed the Sea Mullet and have enough for an awesome fish fry!

Our very own Heather Patterson James and hubby, Tim James, had a great day of fishing, getting a deck full of Spanish and Blues!

Cobia are definitely here! Ian Folb (Grandson of Frank Folb) and his friend brought in these beauties today caught off of a boat just north of the Rodanthe Pier!

Thanks to everyone for coming in and sharing pics! Open Tomorrow 6am-7pm!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/1/2019

Today is May 1st and do you know what that means? It means we are excited that cobia season is now open. We had a report of one cobia caught from the beach in Buxton today. We are stocked up on Bowed Up, Meat Hog and Spro jigs. We also have Savage and Gulp eels and Gulp grubs in stock.

Today we weighed in an 8 lb 15 oz sheepshead and a 1 lb 15 oz pompano both caught in Avon. We also had reports of blues up and down the beach today.

Fresh mullet arrived tonight. We are now open 6 AM - 7 PM.


June 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/30/19

The summer season is coming and going quickly! Sea Mullet, Pompano, Spot, Croaker and Spanish continue to be the catches on the surf! Of course there are “hotspots” like Ramp 38 this morning and Ramp 45 in the late evenings for Spanish! If you don’t have Bloodworms, Shrimp, Fresh Mullet, Sand Fleas and Metal in your arsenal you’re missing out!

Let us help you with what rigs and bait are best when!

Plus don’t forget about the action on the soundside! Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum are there along with Pinfish, Pigfish and Spot!

Last but not least the crabbing is great! Open 6am-9pm tomorrow! See you then!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/29/2019
A steady day for fishing surf and sound side. We continue to hear reports of Trout being caught on artificial's sound side!!! Rodanthe has reports of Spot, Sea Mullet, and Blues with a water temperature of 72 degrees. Salvo reports Spot as well as decent size Sea Mullet here off the pier. Spanish and Pompano in Buxton as well as Sea Mullet, Spanish, and Blues in Frisco. Spanish and Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/28/2019
Another day in paradise as the wind continues to stay at a halt, the water is clear, crisp, and calm. Absolute perfect condition for fishing surf and sound side. Rodanthe has been reporting Spot, Sea Mullet, and surprisingly, Small Albacore. Lots of Spanish in Salvo. Spanish and Blues off the Pier as well as Sea Mullet off the beach. With no report from Buxton, they are catching Sea Mullet, Spanish, and Blues in Frisco. Spanish and Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/27/19:

Absolutely beautiful day on the sandbar today. Some would probably say it was too hot, especially with the lack of wind! Reports of Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker and Pompano continue throughout the island. Spanish have been heavy in the evenings especially at Ramp 45.

As for Bob Cramer (on the right) from Stroudsburg PA & Brandon Miller (on the left) from Allentown PA, they found these catches earlier this week!

Watch out for the winner of our Kid’s Fishing Tournament to be announced tomorrow evening!

100lbs of Fresh Mullet just arrived tonight! Open 6am-9pm tomorrow! Come and see us!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/26/2019
Rodanthe is reporting spot, mullet and sheepshead. Salvo had reports of spot and sea mullet.

Buxton was reporting spanish. Pompano and sea mullet were reported in Frisco and spanish and blues in Hatteras.

Here in Avon, we had good reports of spanish,sea mullet and pompano. The fish in the pictures below were caught off Avon beach.

The speckled trout bite was still good in the sound today.

Don't forget to send us your fishing photos here on Facebook or via e-mail at frankandfransavon@gmail.com so you can be part of our fishing report!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/25/2019

Today was a HOT one! We had reports of spot on the northern beaches. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano and sea mullet have been hitting in Avon. The spanish and blues have been hitting on metal, especially if you can cast out past the dirty water. Pompano have been hitting on sand fleas. You can dig them up using a sand flea rake or we sell frozen sand fleas. We had reports of spanish in Buxton, again on metal. Frisco beaches were seeing pompano and sea mullet. Hatteras is reporting spanish and bluefish.

Soundside we have had reports of speckled trout in the early morning on soft plastic grubs, artificial shrimp and popping corks. We also had a few reports of puppy drum in the sound on Redfish Magic Spinnerbaits.

We got in a new shipment of cigars today so stop in and check out our walk in humidor.

Don't forget to send us your fishing photos here on Facebook or via e-mail at frankandfransavon@gmail.com so you can be part of our fishing report!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/24/2019
Plenty of decent size fish being caught here on the Island. Spot, Sea Mullet, and Blues in Rodanthe as well as Spot and Sea Mullet in Salvo. Blues, Sea Mullet, Spanish and Spot here in Avon. Spanish down in Buxton. Pompano and Sea Mullet in Frisco as well as Spanish and blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/23/2019
Warm calm day for fishing here on the Island. We have officially weighed in Two citation Pompano and one Sea Mullet!!! Off the Rodanthe Pier they have reports of Spot, Sea Mullet and large Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Spot, Sea Mullet as well as Croaker. Blues, Sea Mullet, Spanish and Spot off the Pier here in Avon. Citation Pompano and large Sea Mullet in Buxton. Large Pompano in Frisco and Spanish and Blues in the inlet down in Hatteras.
Remember to continue throwing metal for those large Blues and Spanish.
Posted Below: Michael Harris with his 2lb 18in Sea Mullet


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/22/2019
Now that the water is starting to clear up, we are hearing some good reports! The water is beautiful and warm, 77 degrees here in Avon. Blues,spanish and sea mullet up and down the island. There is also some spot being caught. The sound fishing has also been good with some reports of speckled trout.
Come in and we can set you up. We even have a surf fishing starter kit, ready for you to go fishing. It comes with a rod and reel, tackle box with tackle, bucket and a sand spike, all for $54.99! Come in and see us to get your surf fishing adventure started!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/21/2019
Another windy day here on the Island. Flounder and Spot have been caught off the Rodanthe pier despite the rough conditions. Sea Mullet and Small Blues in Salvo. Small Sea Mullet caught off the Avon pier as well as the beach. After speaking with multiple tackle shops down South we have been informed that the conditions are too rough to catch anything.
Expect to rely on 6-8 oz to hold bottom in the surf.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/19/19

Today's fishing report is proudly brought to you by James Kirschner and family! James has been catching Sea Mullet and Sharks keeping his lines tight! Great job James, keep it up!

Rodanthe Pier reported Sea Mullet, Sand Perch, Spot and a few Speckled Trout. Rays and Skates in Salvo today. Avon Pier had 1 small Cobia reeled in and the beaches saw Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker and Sharks. Spanish have been thick most evenings at Ramp 45 as well as 55 South and the bite is on again tonight!

Make sure you have Fresh Bait and Metal with you when you go out! Never know when you'll need to sling that metal!

Don't forget to stop by and sign your kids up for our Weekly Youth Fishing Tournament, 2 age groups, Great Fun and Great Prizes!

Open 6am - 9pm, See YOU Soon!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/18/2019
Sadly, the current continues to push dirty water toward the Island and anglers are having trouble getting a good bite. With Sea Mullet and Blues in Rodanthe. The water in Salvo as well as Avon is dirty and mucky and so far not many people are having luck hooking into a decent fish. In Buxton they are catching Sea Mullet as well as Spanish and Blues in Frisco. Sea Mullet and Blues in Hatteras.
The reports of the Blues and Spanish are in good numbers so make sure to throw metal (Sting Silvers, Gotcha plugs, Hopkins spoons) to increase your chances of catching a Blue or Spanish.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/17/2019
A hot day here on the Island. High 80's to low 90's. Perfect day for fishing with reports of Sea Mullet, Trout, Spot, as well as Blow toads from the Rodanthe pier. Spanish and Sea Mullet in Salvo. Blues Spanish and Sea Mullet off the Avon pier as well as the beach. Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spanish in Buxton. And finally Spanish, and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/16/2019
A beautiful warm, eventful day here on the island. Rodanthe reports Sea Mullet, Trout, as well as Spot. In Salvo they have reports of Spanish and Sea Mullet. Off the beach in Avon we have reports of Sea Mullet and Blues. Sea Mullet and Pompano as well as Spanish in Buxton. With no reports from Frisco they have reports of Spanish and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/15/19

The weather here in paradise has been ...well....perfect today! The fishing has also been great, the Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues and Spanish are still hanging around.

Tim caught 5 speckled trout kayak fishing in Avon today. The winning lure was the Vudu shrimp behind a popping cork.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/13/2019

Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Spot, Sea Mullet, as well as Flounder. With reports of Rays in Salvo we have reports of Croaker, Trout, and Spot off the Pier. With no reports from Buxton or Frisco they are catching Pompano and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/12/19

Still not much on the fishing front to report today as the weather has just been crappy! Lots of folks coming in and asking about fishing, what's been biting, what's the best bait, etc. etc. Many times we've said that sand fleas make amazing bait right now and we get that "deer in the headlights" look.

BTW, the ones with the eggs sacks are the best for bait! Not only do we sell them fresh at times, we also sell them frozen. Or we can even teach you how to catch them yourself!

Tight Lines and See you soon!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/11/19

Some crazy storms came across the island this morning bring some wicked lightening and heavy rain. Once it passed we were left with a mostly cloudy day until a beautiful sunset and rainbow showed up to close out the evening.

Slow fishing today with not much other than Sea Mullet and Blues being reported throughout the island. However, Landon S. from Cottage Grove, WI caught 2 baby sharks and a croaker from the Frisco beach using saltwater fake bait and sand fleas! Great job Landon!

Our summer hours have begun and we're open 6am - 9pm! See you soon!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/10/19
Today we had reports of sea mullet, grey trout, pompano, and spot on the Rodanthe pier. Avon pier has been catching bluefish.
Buxton is reporting sea mullet and blues. Frisco and Hatteras are both reporting pompano, sea mullet and a few spanish mackerel.

The boats in Hatteras are reporting king mackerel and cobia. Let us know if you need suggestions for an inshore or offshore charter.

We have fresh mullet, sand fleas and shrimp available. We also have a great selection of soft plastics, jigheads and popping corks great for sound side fishing.

Stop in and check out our apparel sale (select styles) with $10 short sleeve t-shirts, $15 long sleeve t-shirt and $26.99 hoodies.

We also have a cigar promotion going on where you get a free Java Wafe cigar when you buy four other cigars.

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/9/19

Another day of on and off rain for us here in paradise. The fishing report is good however with reports of Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, Spanish, under sized Flounder, and Speckled Trout on the sound side.

Congratulations too Ryan Sharpe our angler of the day with his 1.87 pound Pompano

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/8/19
We have had a little (much needed) rain, but unfortunately the burn ban is still in effect.
We have reports of Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish, Sharks, and even a couple of puppy Drum in Hatteras. The Sea trout are still biting on the sound side as well.

Do not forget about our weekly Youth Fishing Tournament. Bring the little anglers by and get them signed up. The tournament runs from Sunday To Friday. There are two age groups, 7 and under and 8-12. Prizes are a Frank and Fran's hat and a certificate.

We also want photos! Photos of surf fishing catches and of catches from Kayaks! Send them in!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/6/19

Another windy day today but the skies were absolutely beautiful with temps in the low to mid 80's. Though we didn't hear much from Salvo, Frisco or Hatteras today, the
Giles, Duncan, Buzard Clan shared their catch of 14 Sea Mullet that were kept and they caught a total of 39 fish all this morning while fishing near the point!

Rodanthe Pier reported, Blue, Sea Mullet and Trout while the Avon Pier reported Sea Mullet and Sharks.

Potential rains tomorrow headed our way, but don't forget, fish don't know its raining! Get out there!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/5/19

STRONG winds here on the island today giving many a free Hatteras Island Natural Exfoliation! The strong south winds continuing into this evening should provide us with a good report of Drum tomorrow!!

For today though, we had Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish and Pompano all scattered throughout with Specks in the sound. Nothing in great numbers, however.

Don't forget Father's Day is June 16th and Dad does NOT want a tie! We have everything for Dad including Gift Cards for those hard to buy for Dad's!

Check out our new inshore bridge fish shirt now in stock in store and online. Highlighting the new bridge and many of the great fish species we catch inshore on Hatteras Island!

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Congrats to Joe on his 5lb sheepshead. Joe rented kayaks from Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend and landed this sheepshead from the kayak in the sound in Avon. Great work Joe!

Hours 6am - 9pm daily!

FRANK & FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/4/19

Pompano, Sea Mullet and Specs rule our report for tonight! Photographic reports always tell the story! Congrats to Nate on his almost 4lb Pompano as well as Eric with is 4lb 5oz Speckled Trout!

Don’t forget, Hatteras Island is under a Burn Ban at this time. This means no beach fires, fire pit fires, no fires including wood, PERIOD. This is for your safety as well as the safety of our island as we’ve experienced very dry conditions so far this year. As soon as the ban is lifted we’ll let you know! Until then, go out there and get your lines wet!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/3/19

It was a beautiful but WINDY day today making for conditions to be quite rough! There were still some Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano caught and a few Spanish during the early morning hours.

Don't forget Father's Day is just around the corner and Dad does NOT want a tie....but we know what he does want! Plus Gift Cards are always available! See you soon!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/2/19

In addition to it being an absolutely beautiful day, it was also a great day of fishing! Rodanthe Pier reported Blues, Spadefish, Triggers and Spot. Salvo had Pompano, Sea Mullet and small Sharks. Avon Pier and Beaches saw Citation Sea Mullet, Citation Pompano and Spanish early this morning. We were unable to get a report from Frisco this evening. Hatteras reported a Cobia being caught off of the surf as well as Pompano, Blues and Sea Mullet! The sound is still on fire with Speckled Trout!

Don't forget......don't overcast your fish.....many time the fish are just in the wash or at about the first set of breakers. Fresh Sand Fleas have been working great as well as cut bait and shrimp.

Check out the photos of Chester with his 3 citation Sea Mullet and Daniel with his 2.78lb Pompano! Great catches guys, keep it up!

Tomorrow we will begin our summer hours of 6am - 9pm!


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 6/01/2019

After a well needed rain last night the fishing has been pretty good today. We have reports of Sea Mullet, Pompano,Blues, Black Drum, and even Sheepshead and a 50lb Cobia at the Rodanthe Pier.

Don't forget about our weekly youth fishing tournament! It runs from Sunday to Friday every week. Just swing by and sign up your little angler, then send us photos of there catches throughout the week. There are 2 age groups 7yo and younger and 8-12 yo​!

July 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/31/2019

Here is the fishing report from up and down the beach today:

Rodanthe - sea mullet, croaker, spot with a water temp of 75
Salvo - croaker, sea mullet
Avon Pier - blues, spot, sea mullet with a water temp of 80
Avon Beach - sea mullet and croaker
Buxton - spanish, sea mullet
Frisco - spanish, sea mullet
Hatteras - small blues, flounder and croaker
Soundside - speckled trout and puppy drum

Don't forget to stop in and take a look in our walk in humidor. We have a great selection of cigars to help you celebrate your big catch or to enjoy by the fire on the beach.

Our friend Harris is pictured below with a 23" speckled trout caught today in North Avon using a popping cork.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/30/2019

Here is the fishing report from up and down the beach today:

Rodanthe - spot, croaker, sand perch, sea mullet
Salvo - croaker, blues
Avon Pier - blues, spanish, pompano, sea mullet
Avon Beach - spanish, sea mullet, pompano
Buxton - spanish
Frisco - sea mullet
Hatteras - sea mullet
Soundside - speckled trout and puppy drum

We received a new order of stingsilvers today which are great for spanish and blues and the spanish bite was good today here in Avon and Buxton.

Don't forget you can rent fishing kayaks and get out there and enjoy the sound side of the island. We can set you up with popping corks, soft plastics and point your kayak in the right direction to put you on some fish!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/29/2019
A great day for fishing in paradise. Off the Rodanthe Pier they have reports of Blues, Spanish and Sheepshead. In Salvo they are catching Croaker and Blues. Here in Avon we are catching Blues, Spanish and Pompano. Spanish reported in Buxton and Sea Mullet in Frisco. Hatteras reported small Blues and Flounder today! The water is clearing up and this week is looking great!

Our own Heather Patterson James, Tim James and Emily Bayne enjoyed a day out fishing today catching collectively over 30 Spanish! Guess what's for dinner tonight!

Come by and let us fill you in on some local knowledge, get you some fresh bait and help you out on where to go! Open 6am - 9pm D.A.I.L.Y!

Oh and every give a big Birthday shout out to Frank Folb, who without his knowledge, expertise and business sense in year past, the shop wouldn't be here! Happy Birthday old man! We love you and miss you!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/28/2019
Another wonderful day here in paradise. The fishing has been absolutely wonderful here on the Island today. Rodanthe reports Sheepshead, Trout, Red Drum, and Black Drum. Small Croaker in Salvo. Here in Avon we have reports of Croaker, Sea Mullet, and Pompano. Spanish down in Buxton. Spanish and Sea Mullet in Frisco. Small Blues, Small Flounder, and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/27/2019

A beautiful perfect day here on the Island for fishing. Up in Rodanthe they have reports of sheepshead, as well as croaker with a 70 degree water temperature. Small Croaker in Salvo. Croaker, Sea Mullet, and Pompano here in Avon. Spanish in Buxton as well as Spanish and Sea Mullet in Frisco. Small Blues, Small Flounder, and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/26/2019
Another productive day here in paradise!!! Sea Mullet and Spot, as well as Sheepshead have been reported off the Rodanthe pier. Croaker in Salvo. Croaker and Sea Mullet off the pier here in Avon as well as Croaker, Spanish and Blues off the beach. Sea Mullet in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Blues in Frisco as well as Blues, Flounder, Spanish, and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/25/2019
Another beautiful day here in paradise with strong reports of Sea Mullet, and Spot off the Rodanthe pier. Croaker, Spot, and Sea Mullet in Salvo. Off the Avon Pier we have reports of Croaker, and Spanish. Sea Mullet in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Spanish in Frisco. As well as Blues, and Spanish in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/24/2019

Wow, the heat wave has finally broke here on the island and it is great! It is so cool tonight that folks were coming in to buy hoodies!

The fishing picked up today with the change in weather. Here is the report from up and down the island:

Rodanthe - spot, croaker, sea mullet, black drum and sand perch. Water temp on the Rodanthe Pier is 76 today.

Salvo - croaker, spot and sea mullet

Avon - croaker, sea mullet, flounder, spanish, blues, spot, and pompano. John is pictured below with his nice pompano catch.

Frisco & Buxton - sea mullet, spanish and blues

Hatteras - spanish and blues

Soundside fishing was great with lots of puppy drum being caught on Gulp and Z-Man. The speckled trout bite continued to be good today as well.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/23/2019

The sea mullet bite has been great today with reports of sea mullet from Rodanthe to Frisco. Sea mullet are great eating. We had lots of folks throwing them back today since they were not sure. The mullet were being caught on shrimp and sand fleas.

Spot were being reported from Rodanthe south down to Avon. The bait of choice was bloodworms.

We also had reports of blues and spanish on Avon Beach and in Buxton behind the motels. They were being caught on frozen finger mullet and shrimp.

The speckled trout bite continues to be good early morning and right before sunset on the sound side.

Now that it is finally cooling off a bit, stop in and let us give you some tips to help you get out there and have some fun!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/22/2019

The wind continues to blow here on the island and the water remains mucky, and nasty. The reports are consistent with reports of Sea Mullet, Croaker, and blues all across the board with no distinct change in size or species. Keep our fingers crossed that the wind will die down here soon.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/21/2019
Turned out to be a terribly windy day with very little to report. Sea Mullet, Croaker, and Black Drum being caught off the Rodanthe pier. Croaker, Spot, and Sea Mullet being caught in Salvo. Croaker and Sea Mullet here off the Avon pier as well as Croaker and Spanish off the beach. Sea Mullet in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Spanish in Frisco. Blues and Spanish in Hatteras.
Posted Below: 1 of the 4 Frank And Fran's owners Tim James with his Speckled Trout caught on Vudu shrimp, popping cork, and Pro-cure gel.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/20/2019
Another windy day here in paradise but that's not stopping our anglers from catching em. Up in Rodanthe they are catching Sea Mullet, Croaker, and Black Drum with a water temp of 80 degrees. In Salvo they have reports of Croaker, Spot, and Sea Mullet. Here off the Avon pier they are catching Croaker, Pompano, Spanish and Blues as well as Croaker and Spanish off the beach. Sea mullet down in Buxton as well as Sea Mullet and Spanish in Frisco. Finally, Blues, and Spanish in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/19/2019
A exceptionally windy day here on the Island today with reports of Croaker as well as Sea Mullet in Rodanthe with a water temp of 80 degrees as well as Croaker in Salvo. Sea Mullet, Spot, and Croaker here off the pier as well as Croaker off the beach with a water temp of 81 degrees. Sea Mullet and Blues down in Buxton. Sea Mullet in Frisco and finally Pompano, Blues and Spanish in Hatteras.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 7/18/2019
​Well if you were out on the beaches today I hope you enjoyed your Hatteras Island Natural Exfoliation. From the reports we have received those who did were rewarded with Sea Mullet, Pompano, and Spanish.

While in the sound the Sea Trout are still around

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 7/16/19

Another hot day today with very scattered showers this afternoon! Fishing has continued to be doing well with Sea Mullet, Croaker and Spanish being caught on the beaches throughout most of the island. Blues were also caught today in Hatteras in Frisco!

Justin caught a baby Red Drum on the soundside this morning! Thanks for sharing, keep it up! Michael Dupont reeled in a beauty of a Speckled Trout also from the sound!

100lbs of Fresh Mullet arriving late this evening! Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, Sand Fleas, Chicken Necks and more available as well!

See you soon!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/15/2019
Another day in paradise!! Lots to report today. Sea Mullet, and Spanish off the Rodanthe Pier. Spot, Pompano, and Spanish in Salvo. Spanish, Sea Mullet, and Croaker here in Avon. Spanish, Sea Mullet, and Pompano in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Pompano in Frisco. Spanish in Hatteras.
Posted Below:
1: Boyd Heckmans catch of the week.
2: Marie Poitras catch of the week.
3. Almost a citation Pompano caught by the Scoots family from Midland NC.
4. The winner of our kids tournament Raphael.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/14/2019
Another Beautiful day here in paradise. The weather is beautiful, and the fishing is Awesome! Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker Pompano, Blues and Spanish being caught from Rodanthe to Hatteras village. Along with the occasional Sheapshead.

Also there have been Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder Drum, and Sheapshead being caught on the sound. Pictured below are Anglers aboard Chocolate Lab Charters who had a great day. The last p...


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/13/2019
A beautiful day here on the Island now that the wind has finally calmed down and given the anglers a chance to get out there and fish for something worth keeping!!!
In Rodanthe, there have been some splendid reports of Sea Mullet, Spot, as well as Sheeps head with a water temp of 74 degrees. Spot, Croaker, and Sea Mullet in Salvo. Here off the Avon pier they have been catching Spanish, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Blues, and Pompano with a water temp of 84. Nothing too significant in Buxton with the exception of a few Sea Mullet . Sea Mullet and Pompano in Frisco with a water temp of 84. And finally, Spanish in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/12/2019

Steady flow of a nice selection of fish being caught up and down the beach with reports of Pompano, Sea Mullet, and Croaker. Sea Mullet, Blues, and Sharks. Sharks, Mullet, and Rays off both the pier and beach here in Avon. Reports of Black tip sharks in Buxton. Pompano in Frisco and Spanish, Blues, and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 7/11/19

Beautiful day here with some pretty good SW winds for the day. Looks like we may have some storms come in for the evening with strong 12-17mph SW winds again tomorrow!

Fishing has been decent still today, with an AMAZING 10lb 8oz Flounder caught with Butch with Chocolate Lab Charters and his customers! This beauty has made it all over the internet today! Congrats to Chocolate Lab Charters! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!

Spanish still continue to show up early morning and late evening. Sea Mullet, Blues, Pompano and small Flounder also reported today out of the surf. Soundside is still producing Speckled Trout as well as small Drum.

Also pictured is Raphael, with his 2nd Drum from the Soundside this week!

Last but not least is Dennis Adams with his new Puddin-Tane rod, he lovingly purchased and named after our very own, Ginger! Its a beautiful 10'6" Tica 1-3oz and he's ready for a casting contest!

Tight lines everyone!

#hatterasisland #surfishing #kayakfishing #blacklabcharters


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/10/2019

Here is the report from up and down the beach for today.

Rodanthe - sea mullet, croaker, pompano, blues
Salvo - spot, sea mullet
Avon Pier/Beach - spanish, blues, sea mullet, pompano
Buxton - sharks, sheepshead
Frisco - pompano
Hatteras - pompano
Soundside - speckled trout and puppy drum

Want to have some fun soundside, did you know that Frank & Fran's rents Vibe fishing kayaks? They are a great way to spend the day exploring or hooking into some speckled trout on the sound. Plus if you like it, we will credit the rental fee towards the purchase of a new in-stock kayak!

The picture below is from Jeff Walston's catch in 2018 from his kayak in the sound.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/09/2019

Fishing has been a little slow today. The best reports have been blue fish on cut bait and spanish on metal lures here in Avon and the speckled trout fishing on soft plastic artificial lures has still be good early morning and early evening.

Here is the report from up and down the beach for today.

Rodanthe - sea mullet, croaker spot
Salvo - spot
Avon Pier/Beach - spot, spanish, blue fish, sea mullet
Buxton - sea mullet
Frisco - spanish
Hatteras - spanish and blues
Soundside - speckled trout and puppy drum

Don't forget we also have clam rakes for rent and all the supplies you need for crabbing which can be a lot of fun for the kids.

Pictured below is T.J. Frazier and his son who hooked up on some stripers in Oregon Inlet today.

Raphael is also pictured below having a great time fishing with his new gear from Frank & Fran's.

Great catches guys!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/08/2019
Part of the day consisted of wonderful conditions for fishing, however we are now experiencing terrible weather conditions. Thunder, lighting, and of course rain. Unfortunately it has affected the fishing. Sea Mullet, Croaker, and Spot off the Rodanthe pier. Small Croaker in Salvo. Spot off the Avon pier as well as Spanish off the beach. Sea mullet down in Buxton as well as Spanish in Frisco. Spanish, Blues and Pompano in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/07/2019

A calm day for fishing with the wind picking up slightly. Sea Mullet, Croaker, and Spot being caught off the Rodanthe Pier. Sea Mullet and Spot in Salvo. Spot off the pier here in Avon as well as Spanish off the beach. Sea Mullet in Buxton. Spanish in Frisco and Spanish, Blues, and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/06/2019
A nice day today here on the island and a productive fishing day. Hope the wind doesn't pick up too bad. Reports of Sea Mullet, Croaker, and Spot off the Rodanthe pier with a water temp 72. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Spot off the Avon Pier as well as Spanish off the beach. Spanish in Buxton as well as Frisco. Spanish, Blues, and Pompano in Hatteras.
POSTED BELOW:
Cameron Liston 1lb 72oz Sea Mullet
Christopher Scarborough 2lb 2oz Pompano.


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FOURTH OF JULY FISHING REPORT

The morning started out a bit cloudy and questionable, but the afternoon and early evening has turned out to be absolutely beautiful! Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet and Blues continue to be caught with a great Spanish bite early morning and late evening at Ramp 38 again last night!

Ramp 38 will be a happening spot tonight as its the closest open ORV ramp to the Avon Pier with many people coming to grill out, enjoy some beverages, friends, family and fireworks! We ask everyone to remain safe and courteous to each other! Though we're normally all about fishing, please watch out for the kids in the water this evening, let's not chunk anyone in the head with a sting silver or a 4oz weight! That will definitely put a damper on the celebration!

Remember this is the day that so many man and women have fought for us to have, to enjoy and to celebrate! We are Americans and We are Proud!

#hatterasfireworks #surffishing #4thofjulyfun #besafe #dontbeaclownairdown


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/03/2019

Today was a hot one with some afternoon storms rolling in.
The spanish mackerel bite has still been good today from ramp 38 south down to ramp 55. They are being caught on stingsilvers, glass minnows, Hopkins lures and Got-cha plugs.

Here is the report from up and down the beach.

Rodanthe - sea mullet, croaker, spot with a water temp of 74
Salvo - sea mullet
Avon Pier/Beach - spanish mackerel, sea mullet with a water temp of 77
Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras - spanish mackerel
Soundside - speckled trout

Tomorrow is the 4th which means it is free fishing day here in NC. Residents and non-residents do not need a license to fish. Stop in grab some gear, bait, ice and cigars and head out there and enjoy the day. We also have plenty of wicking shirts (Frank & Fran's and Huk) and hats (red, white and blue and drum flag design) to help keep you cool and safe!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/02/2019

​Fishing has been best early morning and early evening. Spanish mackerel has been the top contender and the largest we heard today was 5 pounds. They are being caught on stingsilvers, glass minnows, Hopkins lures and Got-cha plugs.

Matthew and Michael Metz are pictured below with their catch of spanish which were around 15". Steven Pratt is pictured below wish his nice blue fish catch. Way to go guys!

Here is the report from up and down the beach.

Rodanthe - flounder, sea mullet, bluefish
Salvo - spot
Avon Pier/Beach - spanish mackerel
Buxton - spanish mackerel and pompano
Frisco - sea mullet
Hatteras - spanish and blues
Soundside - speckled trout and puppy drum

The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. Don't forget to stock up on firewood, cigars, fresh bait, new cooler full of ice and a Frank & Fran's koozie to keep those drinks cold!


​FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/01/2019

A warm day here on the island, they are catching Spot, Sea Mullet, and Blues off the Rodanthe pier. Spot in Salvo. Sea Mullet and Spanish off the pier here in Avon as well as Croaker and Spanish off the beach. Spanish and Pompano in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Spot in Frisco. Spanish and Blues down in Hatteras.

August 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/31/2019
Anther day of wonderful weather and outstanding fishing.
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Spanish, Blues, Puppy Drum
Salvo: Spot, Croaker, Pompano, Blues
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Blues, Spanish, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues
Frisco: Spanish, Pompano
Hatteras: Spanish
Posted Below:
Adam Formella, Elizabeth City NC Sea Mullet
Jason Bussard, Frederick, MD


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/30/19
Today was a beautiful day here on the island! We have heard of a few good reports today. Spanish, sea mullet, and pompano up and down the island! Along with that, the Avon Pier has had some spot, blues and small flounder. We also have reports of speckled trout, puppy drum, blues and small flounder in the sound! Stop by and see us, we are open from 6-9 daily!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/29/19

The ocean has still be rough from Buxton north but those who headed south today were rewarded with calmer water and a few catches.

Spot and sea mullet are being caught up and down the island. Here in Avon we also had reports of pompano. Spanish mackerel were reported from Buxton south.

The sound side has been producing speckled trout, small flounder, puppy drum and blue fish.

Tomorrow is the start of Labor Day weekend and to celebrate, we are having a sale. Check out the great deals below.


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/28/19

The ocean has still be rough and catching has been slow. We had reports of spot and croaker in Rodanthe and Avon on shrimp. Pompano were being caught at ramps 48 and 49 on sand fleas. On the south side of the point, there were a few spanish reported early this morning before the water got really rough.

Sound side we had reports of speckled trout and puppy drum. We have some great new rods by Toadfish Outfitters which are great for fishing in the sound from the shore or from a kayak. We have paired them up with different reel options including the Daiwa Laguna, Tsunami Guard and the Penn Conflict. Stop in and check them out!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/27/19

Seems like a broken record lately, but the Speckled Trout are still biting well on the soundside! Click Clacks, Poppin' Gurgle Corks and artificials still seem to be the trick! Puppy Drum are being caught soundside as well, but still only a few!

Ocean continues to stay a bit rough as there are a few disturbances out there keeping us a bit churned up. Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker and Spanish are still being caught!

Fresh Finger Mullet arrived tonight just in time for the diminishing winds of tomorrow!

Have you met our State Bird the Mosquito? Well, we have everything you need to keep those pesky biters at bay! Come by and check out the Thermacell Patio Shield or the Smaller Unit, both designed to create a 15'x15' dome to keep you bite free!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/26/2019
Now that the wind has calmed down enough to give anglers a chance to catch something decent, the reports are in.
Rodanthe: Croaker, Spot, Sea Mullet, Spades
Salvo: Small Croaker
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Spanish, Blues, Croaker
Buxton: Spanish
Frisco: Blues, Spanish, Croaker
Hatteras: Speckled Trout

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/25/2019
A short and sweet fishing report this evening with high winds continuing to blow from the North. If you attempt to fish however, we recommend shrimp and blood worms as the bait of choice.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 8/24/2019
Not such a bad day for fishing here on the island. We have reports of spanish and croaker up and down the island. Rodanthe Pier has been catching spot, sea mullet and spades. We've just heard of small croaker in Salvo. Here in Avon we have heard of croaker, spanish and on the pier spot, spanish, blues, and croaker. Further south there has been some spanish and blues. Also, don't forget about the soundside where they have been catching speckled trout and some puppy drum!
We also have Red Coleman 20 can cooler and 3X Huk performance shirts on sale! Come in and see us for all the fishing advice and gear you need!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/23/2019
After a windy day, we finally got a nice day to get some lines in the water. With reports of a significant amount of Croaker being caught off Ramp 30. Rodanthe has reports of Croaker, Spot, Sea Mullet. Spanish and Small Croaker in Salvo. Here off the Avon Pier/Beach we have Spot, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spanish. Down in Buxton reports of Spanish, and Blues. In Frisco they have reports of Blues. Down in Hatteras they have reports of Spanish, Blues, Pompano, and Small Flounder

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/22/19
Breezy day again on the island with winds diminishing a bit throughout the day tomorrow and Saturday. However, there's a chance of scattered storms for the weekend.

Lots of folks still out there fishing today with catches of Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spanish for most of the island. We even had a report of a large drum caught out of the surf today.....and you know what that means! Lots of spinners reported at the point this evening as well!

Speckled Trout still biting well on the soundside! Poppin' Corks or Click Clacks are the key! Let us show you!

Fresh Shrimp arrived today, come and grab yours before its gone!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/21/2019

The bait of choice today oceanside has been squid and bloodworms. Gold gotchas plugs have been hot on the pier. Popping corks and soft plastics have been reeling them in soundside. Here is the report from up and down the beach.

Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Pompano, Spanish
Salvo: Croaker, Sea Mullet, Spot
Avon Pier/Beach: Small Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Spanish, Pompano
Frisco: Spanish, Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet
Sound: Speckled trout and puppy drum

Looking for some gloves, we are having a 25% sale on all remaining in-stock Fish Monkey Gloves.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/20/2019

Today was a hot one and the bite wasn't too bad either. Lots of Spanish being caught on stingsilvers. glass minnows and Gotcha plugs. Here is the report from up and down the beach.

Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Pompano, Spanish
Salvo: Croaker, Sea Mullet, Spot
Avon Pier/Beach: Nice Spanish being caught, Sea Mullet, Pompano and a few Spot. Water temp is 79
Buxton: Spanish, Pompano
Frisco: Spanish, Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet

The speckled trout are still on fire in the sound and there have been a few puppy drum being caught as well.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/19/2019
A full sunny day here on the Island which means better opportunities for great fishing. The usual reports today:
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Pompano
Salvo: Croaker, Sea Mullet, Spot
Avon Pier/Beach: Spanish, Spot, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Spanish
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/18/2019
The first sunny day we have had on the Island for three days however, the fishing is still working it's way back into it's normal phase. The Spanish and the Blues are jumping all across the Island. With Sea Mullet in Avon, Buxton. The suggested bait being Shrimp, Sand fleas, and Blood worms as well as any kind of metal. Sting silvers, Gotcha Plugs, and Spoons.

​FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 8/17/19
Another wet day here on the island! Rodanthe Pier has reports of sea mullet, spot, gray trout, croaker and flounder. In Salvo they have heard of some spanish. Here on the Avon Fishing Pier NC they are catching spanish, sea mullet and spot. Spanish is being caught here in Avon and down in Buxton. Few reports from Frisco and Hatteras. There is also speckled trout being caught on the soundside.
Remember, the fish don't know it's raining! Come in here at Frank and Fran's and get a Frogg Togg rain suit, a nice Frogg Togg jacket or a poncho so you can continue your fishing adventures in the rain! We are open 6am-9pm daily, come see us!


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/16/19

Today's report is WET! It has been raining all day so very few ventured out and came back with a report but here is what we know up and down the beach:

Rodanthe Pier: Pompano
Salvo - No Report
Avon Pier: No Report - closed early due to weather
Avon Beach: spanish mackerel
Buxton: spanish mackerel
Frisco: no report
Hatteras: Blues, Flounder

We did have a nice couple from West Virginia stop in and they shared this cool sticker with us from their artist friend Michael Doig Art. Thanks!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/15/19

Rodanthe Pier: Sheepshead, Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Spadefish
Salvo: Pompano & Black Tips
Avon Pier: Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Blues
Avon Beach: Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Croaker, Sea Mullet, Sharks
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Blues, Flounder, Sea Mullet

The "Season" isn't over yet, still exciting things happening inside Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend! New Toadfish Rods have arrived, Silipint Cups available, plus a wall of just some of the photos shared with us from our Friends and Family!

Who can you spot in the pics?


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/14/2019

Rodanthe: Black drum, spot, croaker, flounder, spadefish, spanish mackerel with a water temp of 80 degrees
Salvo: sea mullet, spanish mackerel, spot, croaker
Avon Pier/Beach: spot, croaker, spanish mackerel, sea mullet
Buxton: spanish mackerel
Frisco: sea mullet
Hatteras: blues, spanish mackerel, sea mullet, flounder
Sound Side: speckled trout

Bloodworms and shrimp are the bait of choice right now on the beach and piers.

Popping corks, soft plastic lures and jig heads are what is bringing the action on the sound side.

Don't forget we have a walk-in cigar humidor with lots of #finecigars. C'mon, you are on vacation, your wife said it is ok to enjoy a big stogie!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/13/2019

Rodanthe: Black tip sharks, spot, sea mullet, spanish mackerel and flounder with a water temperature of 77
Salvo: Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Spanish (larger ones at night just after sunset)
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues, small founder
Sound Side: Speckled Trout

Below is a nice triggerfish caught today on an inshore charter.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/12/2019
If you are looking for consistent fishing this week has been a great week for the Blues and the Spanish.
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Spot, Blues, Croaker
Salvo: Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Croaker, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Spanish
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/11/2019
A great day on the Island today, with a range of decent summer fish being reported on the Island.
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Spot, Blues, Croaker
Salvo: Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker
Avon Pier/Beach: Pompano, Sea Mullet, Spanish
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Spanish
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues, Small Flounder
Posted Below:
Myra Paul from Avon with a 27in Trout


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/10/2019
A wonderful day for fishing here on the Island. The water has been a little rough however, the fishing has still been productive.
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Spot, Blues.
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Croaker, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Spanish
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues, Small Flounder
Pictured below: Rie Boone, LLoyd Smith Jr
1lb 89oz Sea Mullet. 1lb 87oz Sea Mullet

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/09/2019
A wonderful day for fishing here on the Island. The water has been a little rough however, the fishing has still been productive.
Rodanthe: Sea Mullet, Spot, Blues.
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot, Croaker, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Sea Mullet, Spanish
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues, Small Flounder

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/8/19

Summer fishing today with Sea Mullet, Spot, Pompano and a few Blues. Speckled Trout continue to be biting great on the sound side! A few Drum have even been pulled in from the sound!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, Night Crawlers, Sand Fleas, etc all available for bait!

Open 6am - 9pm Daily! Come see us!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/07/2019

Here is the fishing report from up and down the island today.

Rodanthe: Sea mullet, spot, blues with a water temp of 78
Salvo: Sea mullet, spot, croaker, pompano
Avon Pier and Beach: Sea mullet, pompano
Buxton: Sea mullet
Frisco: Sea mullet
Hatteras: Sea mullet, blue and small flounder
Sound: Speckled Trout

We are starting to gear up for fall and received a big shipment of Tica rods today. The UEHA surf rod series from Tica are great for fishing the surf and the pier. Made of lightweight graphite construction but strong enough to battle the big drum! Stop in and let us set you up with a great fishing combo.

#tica #ticafishing #hatterasisland #reddrum

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/06/2019

Here is the fishing report from up and down the island today.

Rodanthe: Pompano, Flounder, Spot, Sheepshead, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish
Salvo: Sea Mullet
Avon Pier and Beach: Spanish, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Spanish, Pompano
Frisco: Sea Mullet, Pompano
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues
Sound: Speckled Trout - Lee Scarborough is pictured below with his speckled trout catch and Sharon Srednicki Simpson shared a picture of her catch with us. All of these were caught using popping corks. Great work guys!

We received a new shipment of cigars tonight and just loaded up the #walkinhumidor! #arturofuente #macanudo #finecigars

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/05/2019
A cloudy day here on the Island. However, that's not stopping our anglers from getting out there and catching a wonderful variety of fish.
Rodanthe: Pompano, Sea Mullet, Spanish
Salvo: Sea Mullet
Avon Pier and Beach: Spanish, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Pompano
Frisco: Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/04/2019
Great day of fishing here on the island.
Rodanthe: Pompano, Blues, Sea Mullet
Salvo: Sea Mullet
Avon Pier and Beach: Spanish, Pompano, Sea Mullet
Buxton: Pompano
Frisco: Sea Mullet, Pompano
Hatteras: Sea Mullet, Blues

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/03/2019
It's been a cool day here on the island. The fishing has been pretty good today. We have heard of sea mullet and pompano up and down the island. Some blues here in Avon and down in Hatteras. Fishing has also been good on the sound side. There has been reports of speckled trout, puppydrum and a few blues.
Also, don't forget about our weekly kids fishing tournament. It is free to sign up and you have a chance to win a certificate and a Frank and Fran's hat. If you have any questions you can come in, email or call us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com or (252)-995-4171. We are open from 6am-9pm daily.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/02/2019
A cool day here on the Island for some great fishing. Up in Rodanthe they are catching Pompano, Sea Mullet, as well as Spade fish. Sea Mullet and small Croaker in Salvo. Off the Avon pier they are catching Sea Mullet, Croaker, Pompano and Spot. Spanish, Sea Mullet, and Pompano. In Frisco they are catching Small Blues and Sea Mullet. Small blues, Flounder and Croaker in Hatteras.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-8/1/19

Another great, beautiful day on the sandbar today! Here's your fishing report by village / pier:

Rodanthe Pier - Water Temp 75 degrees, Sea Mullet & Spot
Salvo - Sea Mullet
Avon Pier - Water Temp 80 degrees, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spanish & Blues
Avon Beach - Sea Mullet, Pompano, Croaker, Spanish
Buxton - Spanish, Sea Mullet, Pompano
Frisco - Spanish, Sea Mullet
Hatteras - Flounder, Blues, Croaker
Soundside - Speckled Trout, small Drum

Mosquito's seem to also be biting in just about every village and we have the fix for you! Come in and grab a Thermacell, a guaranteed way to help you enjoy your evenings!

Lee Scarborough with his alllllmost 4lbs Speckled Trout!

Harris McMurry showing off a few of his victims this morning! Harris caught a 22", 18" and 2 that were 16"!

September 2019 Fishing Reports

RANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/30/2019
On a day like today with conditions as rough as they were, it makes fishing harder on the anglers and pushes fish out. Based off of yesterdays fishing report and customers provided us information we have the following information
Rodanthe: Pompano, Sea Mullet, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Puppy Drum
Salvo: Pompano, Sea Mullet
Avon Pier/Beach; Spot, Pompano, Sea Mullet, Blues
Buxton: Blues, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Spanish
Frisco: Pompano, Blues, Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Pompano, Blues, Sea Mullet

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/27/2019
A beautiful day here on the island today. Fishing has been good with reports of sea mullet, pompano, and blues up and down the island. A few speckled trout and spot on the Avon and Rodanthe Pier. We also have heard of some speckled trout, blues, and puppy drum.
We got in some fresh finger mullet in today. Come in and see us for everything that you need.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/26/2019
The wind picked up a little today and the catching slowed down little but there is still lots to report. In Rodanthe there has been blue fish, and speckled trout (pier and sound). Salvo had reports of spot and sea mullet. Here in Avon, we had reports of blues, speckled trout and sea mullet. Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras reported blue and a few spanish mackerel. The blues have been hitting on fireball rigs and cut mullet as well as metal lures (e.g. stingsilvers, glass minnows, Hopkins).
Soundside continued to be good today with good catches of speckled trout, many of which were over 20". Popping corks and artificial lures continue to get the job done.
Our hat racks are stocked up and ready for fall with new hats that arrived today.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/25/2019

Today has been a nice day on the island with lots of catching going on. In Rodanthe there has been blue fish, black drum, speckled trout (pier and sound) and spot. Salvo had reports of spot and sea mullet. Here in Avon, we had reports of black drum, spot and sea mullet. Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras reports some puppy drum. Buxton and Frisco also reported sea mullet.

Don't forget we are having our end of season Vibe kayak sale going on. Check out the photos our friend Nick Adkins shared with us from his down on the sound in his Vibe kayak on Sunday.
We also have all Huk brand gear (wicking/performance, t-shirts and flip flops) 30% off.
Fresh mullet arrived tonight so stop in and see Ginger at 6 AM, grab some bait, free cup of coffee and head out to enjoy the day.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/24/2019

Three years ago today the team of Tim, Heather, Randy and Stephanie took over as the new owners of Frank & Fran's so that Frank Folb could go enjoy the retired life. We are thankful to have had this opportunity and I bet Frank is even more thankful for the retired life. A big thanks to Ginger for staying on with us, being a great teacher and an even better friend! Most importantly thank you to all the great customers whom we have come to know! We appreciate each and everyone one of you.

The fishing has been a little slow today. We had reports of sea mullet, spot and pompano in Rodanthe, Salvo, Avon. Buxton and Hatteras. Puppy drum were caught early morning on ramp 48 in Frisco.
The best fishing continues to be sound side with speckled trout, blues and puppy drum being caught.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/23/2019
Rodanthe: Blues, Pompano, Spot, Sea Mullet, Black Drum, Sheepshead
Salvo: Pompano
Avon Pier/Beach: Sea Mullet, Spot
Buxton: Small Drum, Blues
Frisco: Trout, Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Blues, Sea Mullet, Pompano

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/22/19

Speckled Trout galore today in the sound! Tim James and Randy Taylor ripped some lips today! Thanks for sharing the pics and great job!

Ocean side is finally beginning to calm down after Dorian and Humberto! We heard of some nice Drum caught today along with Pompano, Sea Mullet, Blues, Sheepshead and Spot!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp and Bloodworms all seem to be the bait of choice on the ocean while Poppin' Corks with artificial bait are the key for the sound side Speckled Trout! Either way, you can't go wrong!

If you've been dying to be a part of the Sound Side action but don't have a kayak, we have you covered! We're and EXCLUSIVE VIBE Kayak dealer on the island and we have a huge Summer Closeout Sale going on now! Stop by for more info!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/21/19
A beautiful day here today on the island. Still rough out on the ocean side but there were still some fish caught. On the Rodanthe Pier they caught blues, pompano, spot, sea mullet, black drum and sheepshead. In Salvo they have heard of trout and puppy drum in the sound. Here in Avon there are reports of sea mullet and spot and on the pier some sea mullet, spot, and 1, 40" drum! Down south there were some blues, drum and sea mullet. Water temps here in Avon are 75 and in Rodanthe a bone chilling 72. The sound has been producing speckled trout, puppy drum, and blues.
Our own Stephanie Bayne, Emily Bayne, and their friends Nick and Kayla from Carlise PA caught some fish this morning in the sound on kayaks.
Come in and see us for some fishing gear and advice!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/20/19
Very rough up and down the island today. We have a few reports of pompano and sea mullet at the Rodanthe Pier. Some spot here in Avon and some puppy drum in Buxton! You could also go to the sound where they are catching blues and speckled trout. Come in and see us!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/18/19
Today's fishing report...WINDY! There were a few folks who braved the wind but the only reports we had were spot on the Avon Pier. A few ventured out on the soundside and caught a few blues and puppy drum.
Tomorrow looks like it will be much of the same. Stop in grab a koozie and a cigar from our walk-in humidor and relax and enjoy the cooler weather!
For those of you that do want to venture out tomorrow, we received from fresh mullet tonight.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/17/19

The wind has begun and unfortunately will continue for the next few days! Conditions ocean side are quite rough making for some tough fishing conditions. However, there were still Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish and a few Drum caught today. Many of the Drum were too small for the slot and we also heard of a nice 35+ incher caught off Ramp 48 today!

Soundside, there have been Speckled Trout and a few Drum as well as the normal Pinfish, Pigfish and Spot.

When you can't fish, come in and take a look at our remaining HUK Merchandise all on Clearance as well as a HUGE Selection of Frank & Fran's Hoodies on Clearance, just in time for these cooler mornings and evenings!

See you soon!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/16/2019
A cool day here on the Island with plenty of fish to be caught.
Rodanthe: Spanish, Blues, Pompano
Salvo: Blues, Drum
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot
Buxton: Puppy drum, Sea Mullet, Drum
Frisco: Sea Mullet, Drum
Hatteras: Puppy Drum, Blues, Sea Mullet, Small flounder

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/15/2019
A pretty day here on Hatteras! Even though the water is rough, there is still fish being caught! Sea mullet, blues, and drum are being caught up and down the island. We have heard of some spot here in Avon and flounder on the Rodanthe Pier and also down in Hatteras. Our friends Nick and Kayla Crusey from Carlisle PA are down this week and they caught some pompano here in Avon. This is Nick's first catch in the OBX! We luuuvvvv you Nicckkk and Kayyyylaa!

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Guess what time it is? It is time for the big drum!! Congrats to Heidi Hoback for landing this drum last night at Cape Point!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 09/14/2019

Fishing has been good on Hatteras today, despite the rough seas. We have reports of Red Drum, Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish, you name it we got it. We would like to congratulate Bruce from Pocono mountains Pa on his double hook up Puppy Drum today

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/13/2019
A nice day here on the Island till the rain came. We are all still recovering from the effects of Dorian but that's stopping anglers from getting out there and catching whatever can be caught. Reports of the following
Rodanthe Pier: Spot, Blues, Spanish, Trout, Spade
Salvo: Spot, Croaker, Spanish, Pompano
Avon Pier/Beach: Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, Puppy Drum
Buxton: Blues, Spanish
Frisco: Blues, Spanish, Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Spanish, Sea Mullet
Posted Below:
Mike Effinger, Blue caught @ the Point

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/12/19

Finally some great fishing pics to share for the day! Blues, Sea Mullet, small Puppy Drum, were all caught on the Avon / Buxton Beaches. Spanish and Blues were snagged out at the point this morning and again this evening!

FRESH FINGER MULLET arrived late this evening!

Thanks for sharing the pics!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/1/19

We're all watching Dorian and where it plans to go next. Obviously its still too far out to make any concrete predictions, but we ask that you stay tuned to our website and facebook page as we will keep you posted on any new information that we receive.

As for fishing today, the waters were still fishable with most of the fish being caught from Buxton, north. Sea Mullet, Spot, Spanish, Blues and Speckled Trout in the sound still dominate the reports!

Tomorrow may be the last good day this week to get out there, so get up early, stop by, get your fresh bait, a cup of coffee and get out there!

We'll be here from 6am - 9pm!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 9/2/2019
Well I am sure all our friends and family have heard about Hurricane Dorian that is headed our way. The seas are already angry, and fishing has been spotty. There is a mandatory evacuation for all visitors to Hatteras Island starting tomorrow Sept 3 at 12 noon. National Park Service stated that all vehicle access ramps will be closing at 9 PM tonight, and will remain closed until after Dorian has passed.
We are battening down the hatches our selves here at Frank and Fran's and looking forward to a very good fall season of fishing!

HURRICANE DORIAN HIT ON SEPTEMBER 6th, 2019 leaving in its path LOTS of Water and Mud! ​

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/11/19

Let us not forget today and the EVIL events of 9/11. Let us be thankful for all we have.

Welcome Back to Hatteras Island, we're sorry Dorian interrupted our regularly programmed Fishing Report (and a whole lot more!) but, WE'RE BACK and we hope you are too!

With people just entering today and getting back out on the beaches, the fishing report is limited. However, Ramp 38 was flopping with excitement with Sea Mullet, Pompano, Spanish and Puppy Drum. We also heard about Blues in good numbers being caught out at the point tonight!

Tomorrow the remainder of the island opens up to visitors. PLEASE be Patient and Kind as many still have yet to get their homes or businesses back and order but we're all doing our best to welcome you! We appreciate every single one of our customers and we look forward to seeing you!

Open 6am - 9pm tomorrow with Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, Sand Fleas and more! Come and get it!​

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/12/19

Finally some great fishing pics to share for the day! Blues, Sea Mullet, small Puppy Drum, were all caught on the Avon / Buxton Beaches. Spanish and Blues were snagged out at the point this morning and again this evening!

FRESH FINGER MULLET arrived late this evening!

Thanks for sharing the pics!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/13/2019
A nice day here on the Island till the rain came. We are all still recovering from the effects of Dorian but that's stopping anglers from getting out there and catching whatever can be caught. Reports of the following
Rodanthe Pier: Spot, Blues, Spanish, Trout, Spade
Salvo: Spot, Croaker, Spanish, Pompano
Avon Pier/Beach: Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, Puppy Drum
Buxton: Blues, Spanish
​Frisco: Blues, Spanish, Sea Mullet
​Hatteras: Spanish, Sea Mullet
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Mike Effinger, Blue caught @ the Point


​FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 09/14/2019

Fishing has been good on Hatteras today, despite the rough seas. We have reports of Red Drum, Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish, you name it we got it. We would like to congratulate Bruce from Pocono mountains Pa on his double hook up Puppy Drum today


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/15/2019

A pretty day here on Hatteras! Even though the water is rough, there is still fish being caught! Sea mullet, blues, and drum are being caught up and down the island. We have heard of some spot here in Avon and flounder on the Rodanthe Pier and also down in Hatteras. Our friends Nick and Kayla Crusey from Carlisle PA are down this week and they caught some pompano here in Avon. This is Nick's first catch in the OBX! We luuuvvvv you Nicckkk and Kayyyylaa!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/16/2019

A cool day here on the Island with plenty of fish to be caught.
Rodanthe: Spanish, Blues, Pompano
Salvo: Blues, Drum
Avon Pier/Beach: Spot
Buxton: Puppy drum, Sea Mullet, Drum
Frisco: Sea Mullet, Drum
Hatteras: Puppy Drum, Blues, Sea Mullet, Small flounder

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/17/19
The wind has begun and unfortunately will continue for the next few days! Conditions ocean side are quite rough making for some tough fishing conditions. However, there were still Sea Mullet, Blues, Spanish and a few Drum caught today. Many of the Drum were too small for the slot and we also heard of a nice 35+ incher caught off Ramp 48 today! Soundside, there have been Speckled Trout and a few Drum as well as the normal Pinfish, Pigfish and Spot.
When you can't fish, come in and take a look at our remaining HUK Merchandise all on Clearance as well as a HUGE Selection of Frank & Fran's Hoodies on Clearance, just in time for these cooler mornings and evenings!
See you soon!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 9/19/19
Another WINDY / ROUGH day, which hopefully will calm down over night tonight leaving us with some decent conditions for tomorrow!

Sea Mullet, Pompano and Drum will still caught in the surf today as well as a few Blues down in Hatteras! Sound still have an active bite of Speckled Trout, Puppy Drum, Blues and even Blowtoads!! Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms and all your frozen favorites are ready for your day out tomorrow! 

October 2019 Fishing Reports

Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend
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A rainy day here in paradise, but the anglers who braved the weather were rewarded with lots of Sea Mullet, and the scattered puppy Drum.We still have plenty of fresh mullet so come by and get your bait!

I would like to congratulate Bryan Pittman on his 1.99 lb sea mullet pictured below.

We would also like to thank Todd Nicholson from Seven Lakes NC for being a great sport when Cody arrested him for a T-shirt Violation pictured below

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/30/2019

Today's fishing report can be summed up in two words, SEA MULLET. Sea mullet have been caught up and down the beach on bloodworms and Fishbite artificial shrimp and bloodworms. Rodanthe Pier has been landing big drum at night. Here on Avon Beach we have had reports of small pompano and small black drum.
Sound side, there were good numbers of puppy drum caught today and the speckled trout bite continues to be good.
We received a new shipment of beanies tonight. Check them out online or in the shop.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/29/2019

Today was a beautiful day but the catching was a little slow. We had reports of puppy drum, sea mullet and blowtoads from the Rodanthe and Avon Piers. Nice size sea mullet were caught from Avon beaches south all the way down to Hatteras. We weighed in a couple of citation sea mullet just under two pounds. They were being caught on sand fleas, fresh bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms.

Puppy drum are being caught soundside from Oregon Inlet to ramp 60 soundside in Buxton. There have still some speckled trout being caught soundside in Avon but the action has slowed down a little.

Don't forget we still have our Vibe kayak end of season deal going on. Only two kayaks left, a Sea Ghost 130 and a Sea Ghost 110. Now is a great time to buy so you can take advantage of the sound fishing during the cooler fall days!
Stop in and ask about our year end deal.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/28/2019
Fishing has been pretty good today on our little sand bar! We have reports of Red Drum, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Blue fish, with the scattered Pompano, Croaker, and Sea Trout.

We would like to Congratulate the following anglers on their citation Sea Mullet.
Kimberlee Morow Middletown Delaware 1,71 lb 16 inch...

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/26/2019
A pleasant evening here on the Island with plenty of fish to be caught. This evenings fishing report consists of Sea Mullet and Sharks in Salvo. Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet and Small Blues in Avon. Sea Mullet and Blow toads in Buxton. Sea Mullet in Frisco. Blues, Sea Mullet, Blow toads, and Pompano.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/25/19

Fishing Report of photos for today says it all!

Plus, the most recent standings for the 11th Annual NCBBA Red Drum Tournament!

Looking forward to tomorrows Awards at KORU Beach Club!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/24/19

Again today the big story on the beaches is Sea Mullet. There were also several Blues, Puppy Drum and Blowtoads caught. With the NCBBA Tournament going on we've weighed in A LOT of Fish and have the most recent Leader Board update for you as well!

Several hundred pounds of Fresh Mullet arrived again this evening, even Fingers!! Come and get it, its going fast!

We're open till Midnight tonight! Enjoy the photos, we have a feeling you'll be seeing some of these folks at the awards!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/22/19
SEA MULLET catches are on FIRE! Most folks reporting catching them on fresh sand fleas! We weighed in and wrote citations on 10 Mullet today as well as a few Drum! If this kind of catching continues, the 11th Annual NCBBA Red Drum Tournament is going to be quite exciting!

Here's a few pics of today's catches to share with you! Thanks to everyone for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS!

Over 900lbs of Fresh Mullet arriving tonight! Come and get it! We'll be open 6am - Midnight tomorrow! See you soon!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/21/19

The Drum are here and they're being caught up and down the island. Despite today's grey, rainy, dreary conditions Puppy Drum, Large Drum, Sea Mullet and Spot were all caught. Ramp 55 in Hatteras also reported a great Speckled Trout bite today!

As the 11th Annual NCBBA Red Tournament nears, we're preparing with large amounts of Fresh Mullet arriving daily! Fresh Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, Sand Fleas, Ice, Rain Coats, Sand Spikes, Waders, we have it all!

6am - 9pm Daily!

Also, Congratulations to John Bello on his Personal Best on this awesome Drum he caught today! Thanks for sharing John!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/20/2019

Well the weather started out pretty bad here on the island, but around 3 pm the sun came out and fishing was good. We have reports of Slot and Bigger Red Drum up and down the beach, Sea Mullet, and Blues.

We would like to Welcome all the anglers for the NCBBA Red Drum Tournament. Remember the Holiday Toy and Food drive here at Frank and Fran's to benefiting Toys for tots and Hatteras island locals in need

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/19/2019 Fishing on the island has been pretty good for the Capital City Four wheeler tournament today. We have weighed in 23 fish as of 7:30 pm Spot, Trout, blue fish, sea mullet, and puffers. We also heard of pompano and black drum being caught outside the tournament. Congratulations to Samantha on her 13 inch .90 lb Sea Mullet. And to Linda Hart on her 16 inch 1.67 lb Sea Mullet

We have both finger mullet and larger mullet both fresh off the truck. So lets put on the waders and rain coats and go fishing...remember the fish don't care if it is raining!!!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/18/19

Tomorrow begins the Capital City Four Wheelers 34th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament! Anglers, please remember Flounder is closed and the species to replace Flounder in the Tournament is Blowtoads!

As for today's fishing report, it was a mixed bag of Sea Mullet, Spot, Blowtoads, Blues, Puppy Drum and a few Flounder down in Hatteras! Remember, DON'T OVERCAST your fish!!

We were lucky enough to weigh in several citation Sea Mullet today, caught by John Ross of Bolivia, NC! Also pictured is your catch of the day from the Catawba County Boys, who always catch em' up! Thanks for sharing everyone!

Tight Lines!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/17/19

Windy day out there today but those who stuck it with it had a decent day. Here's your recap for the island:

Rodanthe Pier: Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Spot, Blowtoad and 1 Large Drum.
Salvo: Sea Mullet, Bluefish
Avon Pier: Croaker, Sea Mullet, Spot, Speckled Trout
Avon Beaches: Sea Mullet, Blues, Puppy Drum
Buxton: At the point - Large Drum, Bluefish and Sea Mullet
Hatteras: Pompano, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Puppy Drum and Flounder

Please Remember Flounder is CLOSED. You can catch, but you must release!

We'd like to welcome all of the Capital City Anglers here for their tournament this weekend! Hoping Nestor stays away!

Open 6am - 9pm daily!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/16/2019
A fairly productive day today before the wind kicked up. Reports of Drum, Puppy Drum, and Pompano from the Rodanthe Pier. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Puppy Drum in Buxton. Puppy Drum and Pompano in Hatteras.


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/15/2019

Fishing was a little slow today but we did have some good reports of bluefish being caught up and down the island on fresh finger mullet and float rigs. We also weighed in a 2.99 lb sea mullet that was caught on the beach here in Avon. Puppy drum were also being caught from ramp 34 south down to ramp 55.
This sounds like a broken record but the speckled trout bite has still been hot on the sound side. Tonight we received in some new inexpensive trout rod/reel combos plus we also have some really hot, higher end Toadfish rods which are great for trout fishing so be sure to stop in and check them out.
Looks like we have some early morning rain in store for us tomorrow. We have plenty of Frogg Togg rainsuits and jackets in stock so you have no excuse to get out there and fish! We are open from 6 am - 9 pm.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/14/2019
A beautiful day here on the Island with the cooler weather pushing in and bringing in the bigger fish. Blues, Sheepshead and Black Drum off the Rodanthe Pier. Big Drum in Salvo. Blues, Puppy Drum, and Pompano here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Blues in Buxton. Blues and Puppy Drum in Frisco. Blues, Puppy Drum, Black Drum in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/12/2019
It was pretty rough on the beaches today. Some blues and puppy drum in Buxton and Hatteras and some nice size trout in the sound. We have fresh finger mullet and we are ready and waiting for you! Remember to drive slow through the water, as it is salt water. Safe travels! Hope to see you soon!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/10/2019

The word is out i'm sure with the Island being closed and the water being rough there is not much to provide on this evening's fishing report. A few Blues in Rodanthe and some puppy drum in Buxton. If you should make any attempt to fish in the rough conditions, please be sure to take extra care of yourself as well as friends and loved ones who may be out there with you.

Fishing on the island today has been a challenge to say the least. It is taken a lot of weight to hold bottom, if holding bottom is even possible! The anglers that did brave the conditions today were reporting Puppy Drum, Blue Fish, and a few Sea Mullet. We would like to wish the Outcasters fishing team Good Luck Tomorrow in the Nags Head Fishing Tournament.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/09/2019

Today was another rough day. The water temperature is 71 degrees at the Rodanthe Pier and a big drum was landed up there today. The Avon Pier closed early due to rough conditions. We had reports of bluefish from Buxton south down to Hatteras. The speckled trout fishing is still good on the sound and sound side fishing is a good way to get out of the angry surf.

Fall is finally in the air. Stop in and check out our Frank & Fran's hoodies as well as our new assortment of Frogg Togg jackets.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/08/2019

Today was rough on the beach and many were saying it was taking 8 to 10 ounces to hold bottom. There were a few brave enough to stand out there in the 30 MPH NE winds. Those brave fisherman reported pompano, sea mullet, black drum and blues off the Rodanthe Pier and few drum off the Avon pier. Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras reported a few scattered bluefish. Many ventured over to the sound side and were rewarded with speckled trout.

We got in a new shipment of Angler Fish-N-Mate gear today to help you get ready for the fall fishing season. If you are in need of a new rod rack with all the accessories including bucket holder and bait table stop in and check them out.

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/6/19
Get ready for the wind and rain, unfortunately the next few days don't look all that great! The good news is, the forecasts are normally wrong! Let's hope for that!
For today Rodanthe Pier reported Pompano, Black Drum, Spot and Croaker while Salvo had Blues and a few Puppy Drum. Avon Beaches had Sea Mullet, Blues and Spot, mostly all reported from Ramp 38. Avon Pier reported Pompano, Spot and 2 small Pups. The Point had its share of Blues and Spinner Sharks today. Frisco and Hatteras both had no report for us today!
If the rain does come, just remember, fish don't mind being wet and they don't know its raining! So, stop by for your own rain gear and get out there! We have Frogg Togg Rainsuits as low as $19.99!

See you soon!


FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/5/19The ocean was pretty angry today, but there were still some fish being caught. There has been some blues and puppy drum up and down the island. A few sea mullet north of Avon and some spot here in Avon. Also, a big congrats to Carla Simmons on her first red drum this morning! Come in and get some fresh bait!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/04/2019

Up until the wind picked up this afternoon there were reports of nice fish being caught. Rodanthe pier reports Pompano, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Croaker, Black Drum. Taking into consideration this was before the wind picked up. Salvo reports Trout, and Small Puppy Drum. Off the Avon Pier they have reports of Small Puppy Drum as well as Spot and Croaker. The beach in Avon is far too rough. Pompano in Buxton and Bluefish and Small Puppy Drum down in Hatteras.
Tomorrow OCT 5 is the annual "Fish like a girl" tournament at the Avon Pier!!! Come out and support the ladies and hope that this wind dies down so that they can catch some decent fish!!!!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/3/19

Scorcher of a day out there today, but with a cold front approaching our high's will only be in the mid to high 70's tomorrow! Some love that, some will miss the heat! The good news is with the cooler waters comes the DRUM! Tomorrow's winds will also be conducive to Drum Fishing as well!

Next week is the Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament and we wish all the anglers tight lines!

Fishing for today consisted of Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker, Pompano and lots of small Puppy Drum from the Point - South. Speckled Trout are still poppin' in the sound! Josh from Shelby, NC got into them today and shared his catch with us! Great Job Josh!

Fresh Finger Mullet arrived late this evening just in time for tomorrow!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/2/2019

Rodanthe pier reported bluefish, sea mullet and pompano today with a water temp of 76 degrees. Avon pier reported spot, croaker, keeper speckled trout and puppy drum. There were a few pompano caught off Avon beach and in Buxton. Bluefish were caught in Hatteras.

Soundside we had reports of puppy drum, speckled trout and blowtoads.

Need some new flip flops, new drum hat or a Coleman cooler? Check out our summer clearance sale at the front of the shop.

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/1/19

Hotober today for sure, but beautiful none the less. Strong winds and waves caused some ocean overwash at a couple spots on the island today, which we could certainly do without!
Winds will diminish overnight then switch directions for a nice SW wind tomorrow evening.

Fishing continued to be rough today, but with the water temps still so warm, in the high 70's, folks were catching the normal summertime slam of Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, Spot, and Croaker. Hatteras reported a few keeper Pups caught down their way today as well!

October 5th is the Avon Fishing Pier NC Annual Fish Like A Girl Tournament! We'll have all your supplies ready to go as well as fresh bait! Don't miss out on the fun!

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November 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/30/2019
Today a few puppy drum and a few speckled trout were reported. Not much else until the ocean calms down a little. Southerly winds tomorrow should pick up the fishing.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/29/2019

Today was a pretty windy day so many just stopped in to take advantage of our Black Friday sales which will be going on all weekend. Those that did hit the piers or beach were rewarded with black drum off the Rodanthe Pier, blow toads on Avon Beach and puppy drum and trout from Buxton south to the inlet.

The winds should settle down a little tonight and make tomorrow a better day on the beach. Stop in and grab some fresh mullet and get out there and fish! While you are in the shop, don't forget to stock up on our deals or grab a Frank & Fran's gift card which makes a great Christmas gift for your favorite angler!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/27/19 Another good day of fishing here on our little island. The Blowtoads Puppy Drum, and Speckled Sea Trout are still biting pretty good.

Remember we will be open tomorrow from 6am till12pm for those who are wanting to put some fish on the table for Thanksgiving.
We will back open our normal hours Friday 6am till 7pm and will have fresh mullet.

Congratulations to Denise Hutcheson on her slot Red Drum

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/26/19
Thankful, beyond thankful for the beautiful weather, our customers and so much more!

The fishing has been on fire today! Again, its been a day full of speckled trout, blowtoads, puppy drum and black drum. Lots of small sharks out there being reeled in as well! Shrimp and cut bait continue to be the arsenal of choice!

Thanks to Boyd Heckman and family for sharing thier photos with us today of thier catch and their dinner! Jealous of that plate? Get out there and catch some!

Open tomorrow 6am - 7pm and Thanksgiving Day from 6am - Noon!

IT'S LITTERALY SNOWING GREAT DEALS INSIDE THE SHOP! COME CHECK THEM OUT!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/25/19
Absolutely beautiful day today with lots of fish an sharks being caught! Puppy Drum, Black Drum, Blowtoads and Speckled Trout as well as miscellaneous sharks have all been reported from Avon down to Hatteras! Bait of choice has been Shrimp and cut bait.

Congrats to Alex on his Speckled Trout catches today as well as Stella with her first Puppy Drum! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Don't forget our Black Friday Sale is already going on instore! Come by and check out the great deals!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/24/2019
Looks like the we are catching a bit more Sea Mullet today then the last couple of days out. Black Drum off the Rodanthe Pier. Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton. Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet in Frisco. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Black Drum in Hatteras.
Posted Below: Brayden and Logan Stempkowski with a 1.6 oz Sea Mullet caught here off the beach in Avon.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/23/2019
A more productive today than yesterday with reports of Puppy Drum and Black Drum. Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet, and Black Drum here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Black Drum in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/22/2019
Today has slowed in progress for fishing. Sea Mullet and Black Drum off the Avon Beach. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Blowfish in Buxton. Puppy Drum and Trout in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/21/2019
The fish seem to be moving South with reports of Puppy Drum and Black Drum here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton and Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/20/2019
Highway 12 opened back up at noon today allowing access on and off the island! Thanks to NCDOT for all of their hard work! Welcome to the angler's that have been stuck up north the last few days!
Not a lot to report today from a fishing perspective other than puppy drum were being caught at the Point.
We have some end of season clearance deals on apparel, coolers and various other items. Stop in and stock up for Christmas gifts. Cigars from our walk-in humidor and Frank & Fran's gift cards also make great gifts!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/19/2019
Just getting to the point where the water is starting to calm down. Anyone out fishing will find that it takes a sea anchor to hold bottom. Puppy Drum and a few Sea Trout is what's being reported South of the Point. Stay safe.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/16/2019
The bad weather has arrived and beginning at 5PM NC 12 will be closed from the Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe. Anyone on the Island can see why this neccesary. It's gonna be a bad one folks! Stay safe. Stay dry. Stay warm.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/15/2019- A good Drum bite on the point this afternoon. With the weather conditions the way that they are that's pretty much all that we have to report this evening.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/14/19 Good evening boys and girls we had good weather today on our little island, tomorrow promises to be good as well (most of the day). We have heard alot of good reports today, Sea mullet, Speckled Sea Trout, Puppy Drum, Black Drum, blow toads, you name it.

We just got in fresh cobb mullet for tomorrow so take advantage of the last good day of weather before the blow.

Also Heather went crazy with apparel sales today so come in and take advantage before she changes her mind. Remember you can order apparel on line as well!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/13/19

Today has been one of those frigid, windy, chapped face, natural exfoliation kind of days! Terrible for fishing, great for staying in with a couple warm drinks!

We didn't hear of may folks out there today chasing after those citation Sea Mullet, but we have a STACK of citations, pictured below, ready to be sent off to the state! The Sea Mullet catches whether, Northern Mullet, Southern Mullet or Gulf Mullet have been incredible this year and we'd like to Congratulate each and every angler who was able to get in on that action! Here's to hoping it continues!

As for the point tonight, our own John Embrey was able to reel in a big, beautiful, 44" Drum this evening just at sunset!

Tomorrow should be a much better day for fishing prior to the BLOW this weekend! Get out there and enjoy it! We'll be open from 6am - 7pm!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/12/2019
​Well boys and girls in typical Hatteras fashion, the weather has went from beautiful to cold, windy, and rainy within 24 hours. There was a nice Red Drum bite on this morning at the point before the weather changed.Several big drum were caught.

Following up on yesterdays report of the 3lb 1oz Sea Mullet caught by Brett Jordan. Upon further investigation by Stephanie here at the shop, and a couple of calls to the IGFA it was discovered that all though there is a North Carolina record Sea Mullet that weighed in at 3lb 8 oz back in 1971, that fish was not documented by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). The current IGFA World Record for Southern Kingfish is 2lb 13 oz.

So with that being said and pending the approval of the application for the new World Record by the IGFA, We would like to congratulate Brett Jordan again on his New World Record

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/11/2019
There is a beautiful Full Moon over the island tonight and the fishing should be good through out the night. So far today we have already had Sea Mullet, Blow toads, Speckeled trout, Black Drum and Red drum.

We would like to congratulate Brett Jordan from Florence SC (pictured below) on his 3lb 1oz Sea mullet 20 inches long.
Thats just 7 ozs away from the state record, which has stood since 1971

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/10/19

Beautiful day on this island for fishing today and tomorrow is looking even better with temps in the high 60's and minimal winds!

Reports of Citation size Sea Mullet throughout the beaches as well as Black Drum, Blowtoads and scattered pups. Speckled Trout have also been caught on both the ocean and sound side!

FRESH Cob Mullet and Beautiful Bunker arrived today! We also have shrimp, bloodworms, squid, sandfleas, etc! Stop by and get your bait, tackle and any one of our select coolers (all 25% off)!

Fall Hours are now 6am - 7pm daily!

Congrats to Paul Lawrence as well as Greg and Gina Baker on their Citation Sea Mullet catches today! Thanks for sharing!

(fyi, NC Citation on Sea Mullet is 1lb 8oz, all three of these fish were over 2lbs!!)

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERASD ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/09/2019
Another chilly day on the Island with reports of Drum, Blues, and Sea Mullet in Rodanthe. Black Drum here in Avon. Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, and Blowfish in Buxton as well as Puppy Drum, Trout, and Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/08/2019
The rough conditions have not been making it easy for anglers to get a good fish on unfortunatley. Despite this weather there were reports of Sea Mullet in Buxton as well as Frisco. Puppy Drum and Trout in Hatteras. The conditions should get better tomorrow with the rough wind calming to 10-15 mph.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/07/2019 The weather on the island was great today, Sunny and mid 70's. Cape Hatteras Anglers Club could not have asked for a better first day for their tournament. Tomorrow is predicted to be a little more challenging for the anglers however.

Today we have heard of lots of sea mullet, puppy drum,sea trout and even a few blowtoads.

We would like to congratulate Tommy Suther and Jason Tate pictured below with their two citation Sea Mullet

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/05/2019 The weather here on the island was overcast today but that didn't seem to hurt the fishing. There are still catching nice sea mullet, Red Drum, Bluefish, and Speckled Sea Trout.

The weather may be a little challenging, but the fishing should be good for the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament later this week. Remember there are still teams needing fill in anglers, and there is still the opportunity to be a judge. Contact the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club at
252-995-4253 for information.

We also have plenty of fresh cob mullet, and one pounder mullet, along with all your other bait and tackle needs so come by and see us.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/03/2019
A productive day up and down the beach. Sea Mullet, Blues, and Trout in Rodanthe. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet and a 48" Drum here in Avon. Mullet, Drum and Blues in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/02/2019
Rough water down South but reports of Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spot, and Drum in Rodanthe. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet, and Blues here in Avon. Sea Mullet, and Puppy drum down in Buxton. Reports of rough water in Frisco and Hatteras.

.FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/01/2019

The cold front has arrived but those braving the cold will find that the fish are still biting. In Rodanthe, Sea Mullet, Spot, and Croaker. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet, Blues, Puppy Drum. The majority of the Sea Mullet at ramp 34. Puppy drum in Buxton as well as Frisco. Blues and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.

December 2019 Fishing Reports

FRANK & FRANS HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 12/27/2019
It has been another beautiful day here on the island. There has been some fish around mostly being caught on shrimp. Black drum and puppy drum are mostly what is being caught and then some speckled trout being caught on soft plastics and lead heads.

FRANK & FRANS HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 12/18/2019
There has been a decent number of speckled trout, black drum and puppy drum in Buxton. Caught on shrimp and most trout caught on jigs and mirror lures. Out at the point all you want dog fish and if you want to donate some sinkers try the jumbo sharks. Don't forget we still have our Christmas sale going on and you still have couple days shopping time. We also have fresh shrimp and lots of sinkers.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND 12/06/2019

Today was a beautiful day here on the island. There were plenty of puppy drum and speckled trout. This week has some warmer weather and there should be plenty of fishing with it. We did get some fresh cob mullet for good bait.

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 12/3/2019

Today started out pretty windy but the winds subsided a bit in the afternoon. Fishing was pretty slow and we only heard of a few drum being caught at the Point.

The Hatteras drum fishing family lost a member today. Nick Durney also known as Uncle Nick by those that had the opportunity to fish with him, passed away. Please keep the Durney family in your thought and prayers.

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.Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report 12/02/2019

There has been some fishing going on today. Heard of a some sea mullet and black drum here in Avon. A few trout at the jetties and even a few drum at the point. So there's still some fish around.