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August 2018 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 8/30/2018

Repeat after me...."Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues & Spanish", "Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues & Spanish", "Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues & Spanish"! Great job! Now, you've just told yourself our Fishing Report for today! :-)
There were also a few Puppy Drum caught down in Frisco on the beach and the charter guys continue to tear em' up in the Soundside at night, some catching 5 Citation Drum or more in one evening! Wanna know who to go out with? Just ask!
Don't forget about our Summer Clearance sale going on now.  
Come in and check out all the great deals before they're gone!

- VIBE SEA GHOST 130 KAYAKS - $100 OFF
- Select Short Sleeve T-shirts Reg. $19.99 NOW $14.99
- Select Long Sleeve T-shirts Reg. $27.99 NOW $19.99
- Coleman 10'x10' Shelter Reg. $149.99 NOW $129.99
- ALL Kid's Sunglasses - 40% OFF
- ALL Calcutta Waterproof Bags - 40% OFF
- ALL Soft Sided Coleman Coolers - 25% OFF
- ALL Kid's Life Jackets - 30% OFF
- ALL STAR WARS Rod/Reel Combos - 30% OFF
- ALL Ocean Life Stuffed Animals - 40% OFF
- ALL OBX & HI Tote Bags Reg. $14.99 NOW $9.99
- ALL Sunscreen - 30% OFF

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/29/2018
A fairly productive but not too exciting fishing report. With no report from Rodanthe that leaves Salvo to report Sea Mullet, Pompano, and Blues. Off the Avon pier they are catching Spanish, Blues, Pompano and Mullet. Off the beach they are catching Pompano, sea Mullet, Spanish and Blues. Down in Buxton they are catching Pompano and Mullet. In Frisco they have Pompano.
Our hours are 6 AM to 9 PM, everyday of the week. Come in and check out our end of summer deals!!!!!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 8/28/2018
The fishing report for today is pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday. Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, Flounder, and Spanish on the beach side. Sea Trout and even some Citation Red drum in the sound. The weather is still awesome and the beach conditions are pretty much the same. Soooo Come by Frank and Fran's and check out some of our end of Summer deals, get some fresh bait, and get some tight lines 
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 08/27/2018
How is it going gang ? It seems like the Pompano and Sea Mullet bite is still good. We also had reports of the Blues and Spanish still running. Also some (just) under sized flounder.
We just got a fresh delivery of both cob sized mullet, and some beautiful finger mullet! Come by and get your fresh bait, and check out our end of summer deals.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 8/26/2018
Another Beautiful day on Hatteras Island! The forecast for the week is looking very good too, with carbon copies of today.
The Spanish and Blues were running this morning and this evening, and the Pompano/Sea Mullet bite is still on as well.

Remember to stop in the shop and check out our End of The summer deals on Vibe Kayaks! and Kayak accessories 

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/25/2018

A fairly productive but cool day today. Up in Rodanthe they are catching small blues and average size mullet. In Salvo they have been catching small blues. Off the Avon pier they are catching small blues. Down in Buxton they are catching Spanish on metal and Blues. Reports of small mullet in Frisco as well as small mullet and blues in Hatteras.

Be sure to stop in to Frank and Fran's anytime from 6 AM to 9 PM for some freshly caught Mullet, and check out our end of Summer deals!!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/23/2018

A fairly productive day here on Hatteras Island, with reports of Mullet off the Rodanthe pier. Off the Avon pier we have reports of Sea Robins, Pompano, and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have Pompano, Mullet, Blues, and Spanish. In Hatteras they have reports of Blues, Mullet, Pompano, and Spot.

Believe it or not, fall is almost here and guess what that means, it is fishing tournament time and we are getting excited! Here is a list of some upcoming open tournaments and the links to register.

9/28 – 9/30 - 3rd Annual Fisherman’s Post Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge - http://fishermanspost.com/…/hatteras-island-surf-fishing-ch…

10/20 – 10/21 – Capital City 4 Wheeler Tournament - http://www.capitalcityfourwheelersva.com/6.html

10/24 – 10/27 – NCBBA Red Drum Tournament - https://www.ncbba.org/news/534-rdt-2.html


Go ahead, get registered and get out there and compete in these tournaments! Guaranteed that you will have a blast!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/22/2018
A fairly productive day, today we have reports of Blues, and Mullet from Rodanthe. Followed by reports of Rays and Pompano in Salvo . Here in Avon we have reports of Mullet, Blues, and Spot. With a slow report from Buxton they have Pompano in Frisco and Spot, Pompano and Mullet in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/21/2018

LONG AWAITED ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ARRIVAL OF 8 AND 10 ROD COOLER RACKS ARE NOW IN STOCK!!

If you've been looking to get one of these Rod Racks, the manufacturer has been out a great deal of the summer making them impossible to purchase! However, we've found the jackpot and have plenty of 8 and 10 Rod Racks as well as Bait Boards and Bucket Holders IN STOCK!

Now onto the fishing report! Rodanthe Pier reported catching several fish today but all small and hardly any keeper size. They did have Spot, Croaker, Flounder and Sheepshead. Salvo had another day of Skates along with a few Bluefish. Avon Beaches have had a pretty good day with Pompano, Sea Robins and a great Bluefish and Spanish bite this evening. Avon Pier reported the same with Sea Mullet as well. Buxton had Spanish reported at Ramp 44. Unfortunately we have nothing to report from either Frisco or Hatteras this evening!

The Kinnakeet Experience and Captain Buddy O'Neal have been doing great on the soundside catching lots of big Drum! Check out his page to see more!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/20/2018
The day started out questionable with wind and rain but it sure did turn out to be a beautiful day! Rodanthe Pier reports catching Sea Mullet, a few Blues and some Sheepshead, one of which was 4lbs! Salvo saw Pompano and Skates being reeled in most of the day. Avon Beaches had Pompano, Spanish,Sharks and Skates while the Avon Pier had Sea Mullet, Blues and Sea Robins as well. Buxton reported Spot being caught off ramps 48 and 49. Nothing to report from Frisco for today. Hatteras had a scrappy day for surf fishing with only a few small fish being caught on the ocean side, but the sound was alive with Big Drum, Blues and Spanish!

Don't forget to stop in (or shop online) for your Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend 30th Anniversary attire!

Open 6am - 9pm, daily! See you soon!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/19/2018
Another day of summer fishing here on the island with reports of Mullet off the Rodanthe pier as well as blues and Mullet in Salvo. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Pompano. Blues and Mullet in Buxton and Drum, Blues, and Mullet in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/18/2018
​It has been a beautiful Saturday here in paradise. The wind did pick up a bit, but the fishing has still been pretty good.

Blue fish, Sea Mullet, and Pompano seem to be the big winners today, all over the island. Including this Three Pound Pompano caught by Kim Sisson from Lynchburg Virginia at ramp 38 on sand fleas.

Puppy Drum and Sea Trout were caught in the sound here in Avon last night and today.

There were also scattered reports of Flounder being caught around the island.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/17/2018

Hot day on Hatteras today with slow fishing on most of the beaches and piers. Rodanthe Pier reported a few Sea Mullet, small Blues and Pompano while Salvo only reported Rays. Avon Beach and the Pier saw a mixture of Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues and the Pier also had Spadefish. Buxton saw only Sharks being brought in while both Frisco and Hatteras had nothing to report for us.

Our Kid's Weekly Fishing Tournament came to an wrap for this week this evening at 5pm! We had lots of great entries and congratulate all of our Junior Anglers! Keep it up!

Photos below are Jackson Roche with his 9.5" Needlefish, Brother Liam Roche with his 8" Spot, Steven with a 44" Drum and last but certainly not least is Ethan Yorty with his beautiful 14.25" Flounder!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/16/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet as well as some decent size Pompano. In Salvo they have Mullet, no size. Here in Avon we have reports of Spade fish, Blues, as well as Pompano. Down in Buxton they have small Mullet. In Frisco they have reports of Blues and Mullet as well as Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/15/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Flounder and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Pompano and Blues. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Blues, Mullet, as well as Spot. Down in Buxton they have Mullet. In Frisco they have reports of Mullet and Blues and finally blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/14/2018

What started out and has been a beautiful day here on the island is unfortunately going to come to an end with a storm! Tomorrow, however, looks like its going to be another great day!

Rodanthe Pier reports several small Sea Mullet, small Pigfish and small Blues while Salvo had the same small Blues! Avon Beaches reported Sea Mullet, small Pompano and Blues. Sound side we had several LARGE Drum reported to us from some of the Charters as well as a few Speckled Trout. Avon Pier had a whopping 6.5lb Spanish caught along with Sea Robins, Spot, Blues and Mullet. Buxton had a few Pompano, Sea Mullet and Sharks. Frisco reported several small Sea Mullet and Pompano while Hatteras had small Blues and just under the slot Flounder!

Check out this shot of Steven who caught this 44 inch Red Drum in the sound today with Captain Justin on the Adventure! Great Job Steven!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/13/2018
Mother nature couldn't decide what she wanted today. Fishing was mostly slow throughout the island, however, the Rodanthe Pier did report catching Croaker, while Salvo had a few Croaker and Sea Robins. Avon Beaches as well as the Pier had Sea Mullet, Sea Robins, Croaker and Blues, but very few and far between. Frisco had nothing to report. Hatteras had several species caught today, Blues, Pompano and Sea Mulelt, however, they were all on the small side!

Tomorrow's forecast looks great with calm South West winds! Stop by and see us, 6am-9pm!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/12/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet. Here off the pier we have Blues, Spot, and Mullet and Spanish off the beach. Reports of Mullet in Buxton as well as Blues, and Pompano in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/11/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Blues, and Pompano. Here in Avon we have Popmano, Mullet, and Spot. Mullet down in Buxton as well as Blues and Mullet in Hatteras.

Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing report 08/10/2018
Man it has been a beautiful day here in Paradise. Calm wind, warm temperatures (Both air and water) and the water has cleared up.The sound was as flat as a farm pond! Tomorrow is supposed to be a copy of today!

As far as the fishing we have had reports of Pompano, sea mullet, flounder, blue fish, and spot. The hot spots for the flounder seem to be Rodanthe, and Hatteras. The hot spots for the blues seem to be the piers.The best pompano fishing we have heard of has been ramp 32.
For our friends that are finishing up your week with us, we would like to say Thank you. For our friends coming into town, we can't wait to see you and the weather is looking pretty good.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/09/2018
Up off the Rodanthe pier they have reports of Bluefish and Spot. Small reports of Mullet from
Salvo. Here we have reports of Mullet, Blues, and Spot. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Pompano. With a slow report from Frisco they are catching Mullet in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/08/2018
A unfortunate slow day here on the Island with reports of Mullet off the Rodanthe pier as well as Pompano, Croaker, and Mullet in Salvo. Here in Avon we have Mullet and Sharks as well as Mullet, and Drum in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/07/2018
Pompano and Sea Mullet mostly completes our fishing report today as they were both caught up and down the island today! Remember, Pompano LOVE fresh Sand Fleas......those are the little crab like creatures that scurry back into the ocean with every wave! Catch those, hook them up on small circle hooks or a Pompano rig with Kahle hooks and you're good to go! 
Rodanthe Pier also reported Blues, Jacks and a few Pigfish. Avon Pier reported a catch of a 27" Puppy Drum as well as a few Blues. Buxton saw mostly small fish caught today and Hatteras had no report for us today! 

Fresh NC Shrimp as well as Fresh Mullet arrive this afternoon! Come on in, see you soon! 

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/06/2018
​Great day for fishing today throughout most of the island. Lots of small fish being caught. Rodanthe Pier reported Blues, Sea Mullet, Spot and Pigfish. Salvo had Croaker and Pompano. Avon Pier had Spanish early this morning and small Flounder, Spot, Croaker and Blues throughout the rest of the day. Avon Beaches saw Pompano, Sea Mullet and a Blacktip Shark brought in on Ramp 32. Frisco reported Pompano and Sea Mullet while Hatteras Inlet had some 2lb and larger Blues being caught on lures and smaller Blues on regular bottom rigs. Hatteras also reported Sea Mullet, Pompano and small Flounder.

Tomorrow's forecast looks great with SW winds and temps in the mid 80's! Don't forget about our Kid's Weekly Fishing Tournament, come in, get registered and get us those photos!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/05/2018
Another beautiful day in paradise with reports of Mullet from the Rodanthe pier as well as Mullet and Croaker out of Salvo. Here in Avon we have Spanish, Mullet, and Spot. Down in Buxton they have mullet and Puppy drum in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/04/2018
A rough day today with reports of Mullet out of Salvo as well Blues, Croaker, Mullet, and Spot off the Avon Pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet as well as Mullet in Frisco and Mullet and Croaker in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/03/2018

​After some funky quick but strong showers early to mid morning, the skies cleared out for a decent day. Fishing has somewhat been slow today with only a few here and there being caught.

Rodanthe Pier reported a few Sea Mullet while Salvo also had Sea Mullet as well as Sharks and Skates. Avon Beaches an the Avon Pier reported Sea Robins, Sea Mullet, Croaker and a few Flounder. Buxton had Sea Mullet and small Sharks, while Frisco had nothing to report. Hatteras reeled in several Blues and Spanish early this morning then switched over to a few Flounder this afternoon!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms all stocked up and ready for you weekend warriors or those headed our way for the week! Stop by and see Stephanie and Emily tomorrow morning, we open at 6am and the coffee will be ready! 


​FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/02/2018
​A pretty productive day with reports of Mullet and Spot. In Salvo we have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Here in Avon we Pompano, Mullet, Croaker and Spot. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy Drum and Mullet as well Mullet in Frisco. Mullet and Blues in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-08/01/2018

Not much happening surf or sound side today. Slow reports of Croaker, Spot, Mullet and Pompano off the Avon pier as well as some Spanish in Buxton. Be sure to continue to check on our daily fishing report for the catch of the day!!!