November 2018 Fishing Reports
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/25/18
Beautiful sunny day today with winds diminishing throughout the day. Unfortunately, winds and the chance of rain begin to pick back up tomorrow morning and the forecast calls for rain through the majority of the day. We will however, have SW winds, so there's still reason to get out there!
As the season nears closer and closer to the end, we will begin closing earlier beginning tomorrow. Our hours will now be 6am - 5pm daily! We still look forward to serving each and everyone of you and making sure we do our best to put you on the fish!
As for fishing today, we only heard of some Sea Mullet, Blues and Puppy Drum on the beaches in Avon. As well as some Sea Mullet in Frisco and Hatteras.
Don't forget our website has a slew of great information, including our favorite links to most reliable weather sources in the area. Just go to www.hatteras-island.com and click on Weather / Tide!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/21/18
One of those beautiful November days that make you wonder if its really November! Well, it is and tomorrow the Turkey finally get's his day!
We'll be open tomorrow from 6am - noon! Make sure to stop by and stock up on bait and anything else you might need to make it thru the day! We'll reopen Friday with regular hours!
Fishing has been hit or miss today, we've heard Flounder and Sea Mullet from Rodanthe and Salvo. Avon Beaches, specifically Ramp 34 and 38 have both had Citation Sea Mullet, Speckled Trout and Blowtoads. The Point has REALLY slowed down today with only a few Drum overnight into early morning and small Bluefish, Skate and Sharks the rest of the day. Frisco and Hatteras both reported a scrappy day with only a few Sea Mullet, Blowtoads and Blues.
Thelma Noble and her 1lb 15oz Sea Mullet caught off of 34 and John Lackey with his 1lb 8oz Sea Mullet also caught off Ramp 34! Congrats to both! Thanks for sharing!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/20/18
Mostly cloudy day with a chill in the wind here today. Several Whale sightings were reported here in Avon today! If you've never experienced that yourself, you have to, you're in for a treat!
Fishing has been much of the same, Sea Mullet, Blues, Specs and lots of Blowtoads as well as Big Drum again at the point! Bait of choice has been cut mullet or shrimp! We received a fresh batch of mullet in tonight that's cobb size and larger! Wont last long, come and get it!
Here are some more pics shared with us today! Congrats to all, keep it up!
Don't forget our Holiday Sales and just a reminder we will be open 6am-7pm tomorrow and only 6am - Noon on Thanksgiving as we hope to enjoy our family and gobble till we wobble!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/19/18
What a day, the DRUM BITE WAS ON! If you haven't, you must have been hiding under a rock today!
Therefore tonight's fishing report is brought to you buy all of the great photos shared to us by our awesome customers and friends! Great Job to All!
Also pictured is Carol with her 1lb 5oz Citation Sea Mullet caught this morning! Congrats Carol, thanks for sharing!
100lbs of FRESH, Beautiful, COBB Mullet just arrived! We're here till 7pm tonight and open at 6am!
Late addition to our fishing report for today! Check out young angler Logan from Lewisville, N.C. with his FIRST Citation Sea Mullet weighing in at 1lb 8oz, 16” with and 8.5” girth! Congrats Logan, keep it up!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/18/18
Blessed to have another beautiful day today with lots of our friends from all over the place showing up for Thanksgiving! A couple of the benefits we get with this many of our friends down here is awesome fishing reports and great homemade cookies!
As for the fishing, it was quite a good day for most with Blues, Sea Mullet, Specs, Flounder and Blowtoads being caught pretty regularly! We only heard of a few slot sized Drum off of Ramp 34 this morning. Seems like the Point was full of Skates this evening. Hatteras also reported several Black Drum! Robin Little below shared her catch from the Point! Great catch, Thanks for sharing!
Don't forget we've started our Holiday Sales early! All Books, Coleman Hard and Soft sided Coolers, F&F Magic Mugs, Calcutta Cups, Tervis Water Bottles AND Thermacells ALL 30% OFF!!! Plus Orca Coolers 20% off! We also have a great selection of TICA Rods in both Spinning and Casting 30% OFF and ready to go!
Hours are 6am - 7pm daily! We will be closing at Noon on Thanksgiving! See you soon!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/16/18
Luckily a much prettier day today! Still chilly and quite windy, but at least the sideways rain came to an end!
Rodanthe Pier reported Flounder, Specs and a few Puppy Drum. Avon Beaches and the Pier had Blowtoads and Sea Mullet. Ramp 38 seemed quite productive today with Blowtoads, Sea Mullet, Flounder and Croaker all being caught. There were also a few large Drum reported out at the Point! No news from Frisco today, however, Hatteras had Black Drum and Sea Mullet.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/15/18
Today was a wet, windy nasty day so we don't have much to report. There were a few big drum caught at the Point and a few blue caught off Avon Beach. The piers were closed today due to the weather.
We are starting to put items on sale for the holidays. We now have all pink Tica rods on sale 30% off. We have 9 - 11 foot spinning rods as well as 11 - 12 foot conventional pink Tica rods on sale.
Check back soon for more holiday sales!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/14/18
Brrr...today was a windy and chilly day on the island making for rough fishing conditions but some were brave enough to head out to the beach.
The point had reports of big drum and sharks.
Navy Vet Denise Good caught the 21 1/2" black drum in Hatteras Village this morning on shrimp Fishbites.
Terry Eaton landed a keeper, 16 inch flounder in Frisco.
Tomorrow is going to be another wet one. We have some rain gear in stock, hoodies and gloves to help you keep warm. You can also stop in for a free cup of hot coffee.
Rodanthe Pier reported a 50" Drum caught this evening! Avon Pier also had several Large Drum caught today as well as a few Bluefish! Avon Beaches were very rough and had only a few Sea Mullet and Pups reported. Of course, the Point had its share of action with the Large Drum this evening as well. Unfortunately we have nothing to report for Frisco or Hatteras!
Christmas is only 42 Days Away! Are you ready? Stop in and grab some stocking stuffers for your Angler! Or even a new Sleigh, I mean Kayak!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/12/18
Certainly hope everyone enjoyed today as tomorrow is going to be a washout for us! Today has been another decent day of fishing with slot Puppy Drum and Citation Sea Mullet throughout the island. There were also Blues, Flounder and Blowtoads mixed in. Flounder have been being caught VERY well down at Ramp 55 in Hatteras!
We were again lucky enough to weigh in and write citations for several of the Sea Mullets this evening! Congratulate Pat Calvert and her husband Martin Calvert on their catches! Pat's weighed in at 2lbs 1oz and 1lb 12oz, Martin's was 2lbs 11oz! Next we have Darrell Penny with his 2lbs 1oz and 1lb 15oz catches as well as John Glasgow with his 2lbs 8oz and 2lb 7oz catches! These were all caught on the beaches in Avon!
Congrats to all and thanks for sharing! Fresh Mullet and Bunker both arrived this evening for those willing to get out there tomorrow! See you soon!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/11/18
HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY TO ALL WHO SERVED, WE CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Quite a chill in the air today as the highs only reached the mid 50's! Luckily the forecast looks much better tomorrow with mild winds and temps near 70! Tomorrow will be the day to get out there and enjoy! More FRESH Mullet arrived tonight, just in time!
Fishing continues to be productive with mostly Blues, Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum being caught. There were also reports of Large Drum being caught out at the Point, The Avon Pier and The Rodanthe Pier. Hatteras also reported a few small Flounder!
Micah shared his Bluefish catch with us! Great catch on a stingsilver!! Thanks for sharing!
Our fall hours remain 6am - 7pm daily!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/10/2018
Fishing has been good up and down the island with reports of blue all up and down the beach. We have also had reports of puppy drum off the Avon beach and big drum being landed off the Avon Pier and at the point.
Mike Pinkoske shared a picture of his first citation drum 41" at the point. Congrats Mike!
The Rice family shared their photos from fishing at Oregon Inlet including a double header flounder catch on a Joe Moore rig. Thank you guys. Have a good trip him and we will see you next year.
Jeff Smith shared pictures of his 43" drum he caught at the point on Friday. Thanks to Jeff and Dawn for your business the last couple of weeks. Please be safe on the road and we will see you in the spring.
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/8/18
Very rough today but still pretty good fishing. Lots and lots of blues today. A few small sea mullet, some drum, and a couple of blow toads.
We just got a lot of fresh mullet in as well, 600lbs of it! Some stop by and pick up some fresh bait.
Also, good luck to all the anglers in the tournament!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/5/18
Crappy weather day here today as the wind, rain, sun and clouds were all competing to win out the day. Fortunately, the fishing was still good! Rodanthe Pier reported another good day of Sea Mullet, Blues, Flounder and Drum. Avon Pier had about the same with a few Black Drum as well. Avon Beaches saw Sea Mullet, Blues, Black Drum and Blowtoads! Behind the motels in Buxton as well as the Point pulled in Puppy Drum as well as large Drum throughout the day. Frisco reported Sea Mullet and a few Puppy Drum and Hatteras had a day of Blues!
Fresh Bait continues to arrive daily, sometimes several times a day! We've continued to be lucky to weigh in citation Sea Mullet and fill out Citations for BIG Drum! Congrats to our customers pictured below with their great catches!
Don't forget we have some awesome Year-End specials on VIBE Kayaks and all Kayak Accessories! Stop in and check them out! Fall hours continue to be 6am - 7pm!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/4/18......THIS JUST IN!
Congratulate Bryan Rivers of Abingdon, MD for his amazing catch today, a beast of a Drum at 50", what a beauty!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/4/18
Yep, it was another day that surely didn't feel like November! Whoohoo! I'll take these milder days for as LONG as possible! If fact, I'd like to put in my official order for NO WINTER this year! So, for those of you planning on some sort of ceremonial snow dance......you'll have to meet up with Heather in secret!
Fishing was somewhat rough today, however, there were still plenty of fish being caught. Sea Mullet, Blues and small Black Drum take awards for today with a few Pompano, Flounder and Puppy Drum mixed in! Fresh Bait continues to come in daily, several times a day, actually!
We'd like to welcome all the anglers here already and headed here to take part in the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Tournament on Thursday and Friday of this week! We wish you all luck and tight lines!
Don't forget to stop in get your Ginger Rigs, Sliders, River Rigs, Frog Tongues, Waders and everything else you need to be Tournament Ready!
Hunter Selby of Bishopville, MD caught this 1lb 7oz, 16" Sea Mullet! Congratulations Hunter and thanks for sharing!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/2/18
I sure do wish I had better news to report but with the really crappy weather and wind today the ocean was ROUGH to say the least! When folks are coming in and saying the ocean is all but spitting Sputniks back at them, its ROUGH! Fingers crossed these winds die down for tomorrow!
Everywhere on the island whether at the Piers or the beaches all had rough conditions. Rodanthe Pier only had a few small Flounder, a few Sea Mullet and 1 large Drum brought in. Avon Pier had a few Black Drum, Blues, Spot and Sea Mullet. Avon Beaches had small Blues and Sea Mullet. Not much of anything was reported down in Buxton or Frisco and Hatteras saw a few Blues and Pompano in the surf and a few Puppy Drum behind the Coast Guard Station!
Luckily, the Rice Family made it back in town last night and have provided us with some great photos of their catches last night. These were caught sound side at ramp 53, 6lb. Red and 4 1/2lb. Trout! They're off to a great start! CONGRATS and keep the photos coming!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 11/1/18
With a high of 78 today it surely didn't feel like November 1st, but as for me, Stephanie, it could stay in the 70's all year! Heather, on the other hand likes her colder weather and snow.....I say BOOOO! Keep the warm weather coming! Apparently the fish seemed like like today's weather as well as there were plenty being caught!
Rodanthe Pier had a mix of Blues, Specs, Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum and 1 - 45" Drum and another 49" Drum! Salvo and Avon Beaches saw a great number of citation Sea Mullet today. We were lucky enough to weigh in 7 here this evening! James Price and Walter Arehart graciously allowed us to get their photo while friend of Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend, Larry Hart has so many citations, he just wanted to weigh his in! Congrats to all!
Buxton saw Blues, Flounder and a few Pups while Frisco and Hatteras had Specs, Blues, Pompano and a 15lb Black Drum was weighed in down in Hatteras!
Tomorrow's weather is calling for a bit of rain, don't let that deter you from fishing though as there's also going to be a great Southwest wind, which should usher in those Drum! Get some fresh bait and get out there!
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