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September 2018 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/30/2018

How is it that tomorrow is October 1st?? I swear it was just March 1st! Tournament time is really getting ready to kick into full gear now!

The Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge ended today at noon! Final results have not yet been posted by Fisherman's Post.

- This coming Wednesday - Friday, Oct. 3-5th will be the NagsHead Surf FishingClub Tournament.
- Oct. 20&21st will be the Capital City Four Wheelers Tournament.
- Oct. 24-27th, we'll be hosting the 10th Annual North Carolina Beach Buggy Association Red Drum Tournament right here at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!

Guess who will keep you posted on when we have fresh bait, the leader board results and the final winners after each of these tournaments?? That's right... Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend will!! So, check our page early and often!

Today's fishing was close to a carbon copy of yesterday with Sea Mullet, Blues, Pompano throughout the island. Several Black-tip Sharks and a few large Red Drum were caught out at the Point today! In fact check out Bryson with his 41" Drum below! Hatteras also reported a 16" Flounder being brought in!

More fresh bait arrived this evening, come and get it! The winds should begin to calm a bit tomorrow evening then throughout the week and allow for a bit calmer surf!

See you soon!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/29/2018

Day one of the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge is nearing an end, however, fishing continues until tomorrow at noon! All fish to be weighed in, MUST BE at a Weigh Station by Noon! Current Standings are posted below. As you will see, the weights of the fish aren't large, but the payouts from these fish could be!! We're happy to be an Official Weigh Station and appreciate all those that came in to weigh their catches today!

As for other fishing news, the Drum Bite continues on the South Side of the Point and also in the Sound. The Rice Family again shared some photos of today's catches! We also heard of several Speckled Trout caught today sound side and one small Cobia in the surf!

235LBS OF FRESH BEAUTIFUL FINGER MULLET ARRIVED LATE TONIGHT!!! COME AND GET IT!!

We'll be Open 6am - 9pm tomorrow!

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FRESH MULLET HAS ARRIVED!!! COME AND GET IT! 


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/27/2018

For October to be just a few days away, you'd never be able to tell by our weather here on the island today! We reached a high of 86 here in Avon with winds out of the NW most of the day. Tomorrow is forecasted to be in the high 70's - low 80's with winds switching to NE!

As for fishing today, it was mostly the same with Sea Mullet, Blues, Pompano and a few small Flounder reported down in Hatteras. There were several Puppy Drum also caught on the island with a few big Drum caught out on the south side of the Point!

The Rice Clan from South Jersey caught a small cobia and Pompano.

Paul caught his 39" Drum on the south side of the Point today on Fresh Mullet!

Good Luck to all the Anglers in the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challengeas well as the ladies taking part in the Avon Fishing Pier NC Fish Like a Girl Tournament! Tight Lines to all!

See you soon!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/27/2018

Another beautiful day here on paradise! Fishing has been pretty good today with reports of lots of sea mullet, blues, and pompano! The drum are also starting to come in as well!

Send us pictures of what you catch to frankandfransavon@gmail.com and you could be on our fishing report!

Come in and get all the local fishing advice, fresh bait, and tackle before you head out!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/26/2018
Up in Salvo they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Mullet, Blues, and Pompano. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet. With Blues in Frisco, the report from Hatteras is Mullet and Drum.

Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report 09/25/2018

Hello friends, the weather has been kind of up and down today with off and on rain on the island. The fishing is still doing good however.

We have had reports of bluefish, Drum, spanish, sea mullet, and Pompano up and down the island.

congratulations to Earlene Carter from Cumberland Maryland on catching her Citation Pompano 3.1 pounds 15 3/4 inch


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/24/2018

What started out as a beautiful day has now turned to rain. Unfortunately that rain is forecasted to last thru tomorrow and into Wednesday! Just remember, fish don't know it's raining!

For today, the Rodanthe Pier had a great day with Spanish, Pompano, Blues, Croaker, Flounder and Spot all being caught! Salvo only had Blues to report. Avon Pier and Avon Beaches saw Sea Mullet, Blues and Pompano. The Point had a decent "Slot-Sized" Puppy Drum bite this morning. Some Sea Mullet and Pompano were also reported in Buxton. Hatteras Beaches reported Blues, Pompano, Sea Mullet and Flounder, but unfortunately none of them had any size to them. Our Catawba County Boys experienced quite the Bite today....Check out the Pompano they caught this afternoon! Someone was hungry!

New Winter Beanies and New 30th Anniversary Hats arrived today! Come and get em' while they last!



FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/23/2018

Beautiful day here today with a high in the mid 80's! Tomorrow looks to be about the same with winds out of the ENE for most of the day!

Fishing was decent today but spotty in some areas. Bob Anderson posted a photo of some Spanish he's catching RIGHT NOW out at the north side of the Point!  Rodanthe and Avon Piers reporting a slow day with only a few Spanish, Pompano and Blues being brought in.  Our Friends "The Catawba County Boys" reported catching a little of just about of everything today! Blues, Sea Mullet, Spot, Pompano, Ladyfish and even something unidentifiable!  We did get word that there was a 53.8lb Cobia caught just after midnight at the Point this morning! Frisco and Hatteras both reported Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano! Jim from PA, reported catching several 16" & 18" Blues in Frisco himself! 

Seasonal Blowout Sale still continues with select short sleeve shirts at $14.99 and long sleeve shirts at $19.99! All Life Jackets are also 30% off!

Fresh Bait will be arriving tomorrow morning! Stop in before you head out for another great day!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/22/2018
Hot day today with reports of Blues in Salvo. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Mullet and Blues. Down in Buxton they have reports of Blues, as well as Mullet in Frisco. Finally in Hatteras they have Flounder and Mullet.
The water is still fairly warm, so lets enjoy it while we can and get out there and fish!!!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/20/2018
Another beautiful day here on Hatteras Island with a with a crisp north wind and not much humidity. As for fishing it has been good as well. With catches of blues, sea mullet, and drum.

Congrats to Rick Anzolut for his citation drum caught with fresh Frank and Fran's mullet on the south side of the point! Congratulations Rick!

Come and get all the tackle and fresh bait you need here at Frank and Fran's!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/19/2018
A beautiful day here on the Island, with reports of Blues, Pompano, and Puppy Drum in Salvo. Off the Avon pier, they have reports of Drum, Blues,Mullet, Pompano, as well as Spot. Down in Buxton they have Mullet. In Frisco they have reports of Blues as well as Drum in Hatteras.

Keeping our thoughts and prayers further South of our home. Even though we got lucky of this storm missing us, they were not so lucky. Keep them in your prayers.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/18/2018

Yesterday we reported that the Point is open and as exciting as that is, we have more exciting news tonight! As of today, all seasonal Ramps are now open! Ramp 55 is only open 3/4 to the south due to erosion, and Ramp 38 is open to the south, however there is a closure due to a turtle nest. Night Driving is now allowed! We're looking forward to the additional ramps opening up on October 15th! Until then, get out there and enjoy all Hatteras has to offer!

As for our Fishing Report, we've heard LOTS and LOTS of Bluefish again today, either on cut bait OR Sting Silvers! Several Pompano were also caught this morning off the beaches in Avon!

Have some photos of your catches? Share them here on our facebook page or email us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com and we'll share them for you!

Open tomorrow at 6am!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/17/2018​​

The Point is OPEN! THE POINT IS OPEN! Woohoo!  
Things are beginning to get back to normal here on the island as many families returned home and business owners were able to open back up and be ready for all of our friends to arrive!

We're ready here at F&F to help you in any way we can! Fresh Bloodworms and Shrimp as well as an assortment of frozen baits are all available while we await some fresh mullet! Please remember that many of our commercial fisherman moved their boats away from the island in preparation for Florence. Some have just returned this evening! For that reason, we hope to have fresh bait as soon as they're able to be back fishing!

As for surf fishing, the big news of the day is BLUES! Some even up to 18"! They're being caught off of bluefish rigs OR Sting Silvers! Don't know what those in, come on in and let us help!
The Avon Pier will reopen tomorrow! Unfortunately, the Rodanthe Pier is unsure of a reopen date at this time!  We'll keep you posted! See you soon!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/09/2018
Beautiful and oddly calm day on the island today! Winds have been almost flat throughout the day but will begin to rise steadily throughout the week! Due to high tides, Rodanthe Pier closed early this evening. Please check their facebook page for opening times. Folks are continuing to catch Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues and Spanish throughout the island. There has been a decent Drum bite in the sound as the sun goes down and dead dark! Find a hole and cast some fresh mullet out to those guys! Or try a weedless spoon!
As we prepare for the storm, things in the shop are going up higher on the shelves, but we still welcome everyone (except Florence)!

See you tomorrow at 6am!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/08/2018
Another wonderful summer day here on the island. Off the Rodanthe pier we have reports of Blues, Spanish, Spot, and Pompano. In Salvo they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Here in Avon we have Spanish as well as Blues. Down in Buxton they have Spanish as well as Blues in Frisco. Pompano in Hatteras.
Just another reminder to come in and check out our summer deals on vibe kayaks as well as all things fishing.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/07/2018
​Happy Friday All! Hope everyone has had a great week! As the week comes to an end we've had a slow to moderate day of fishing on the island. Rodanthe Pier reported several species today including Blues, Pompano, Sea Mullet, Spot and Flounder. Sea Mullet and Blues were caught throughout the island. False Albacore were caught off the Avon Beaches as well as the Avon Pier today. Frisco saw a few Pompano as well.

Little Hatteras Tournament is going on now from Buxton thru Frisco. From what we've heard a Bluefish is currently in first place at this time! A 40" Gar was also caught as part of the tournament.......here's to hoping there's a trash fish category!

Good Luck to all the angler's as they finish up the tournament! 

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/06/2018

Another beautiful day on the island with reports of Spanish, Blues, and Sheepshead. In Salvo they are catching Blues, as well as Mullet. Off the pier in Avon they have reports of Spanish and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have reports of Spanish and Blues. In Frisco we have reports of Blues. Finally in Hatteras they have reports of Spanish.
Only two more weeks left of summer!! Be sure to stop in and check out our summer deals on Vibe Kayaks and all things bait and tackle!!!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/04/2018
If you're lucky enough to still be here for your Labor Day vacation then you should be catching! Lots of Blues and Spanish up and down the island! Rodanthe Pier also reported Triggerfish and Sheepshead this evening. Ramp 38 in Avon saw a flurry of 1.5-2lb Sea Mullet and lots of small Pompano. Hatteras reported a few small Flounder as well!

Selling out on many of our Summer Blowout Deals, some are still available! Come in and check it out!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/03/2018
Wow! What a beautiful day we were blessed with today on this Labor Day Monday! Hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy their day!  Blues and Spanish continue to rule the morning and evening fishing! Make sure you have some sort of metal ready to cast out there! Hopkins, Clarkspoon, Stingsilvers are what you need if surf fishing for those guys! Great reposts of 1.5-2lb Sea Mullet being caught off 38 South today along with Pompano of mixed sizes!

As we reported earlier there was a beautiful Cobia caught off the surf today down in Hatteras off of the “ultimate bait”! Wondering just exactly that is, come in and let us explain!

Lots of End of Summer Sale items still available, come in and check it out! Plus, FRESH, beautiful finger mullet arrived tonight, just in time for you to get for tomorrow!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/02/2018

A productive day here on the Island. We have caught some reports of Blues, and Spanish up in Rodanthe. As well as Mullet and Blues in Salvo. Off the pier they are catching Blues, and Spanish. Down in Buxton they are catching Pompano and Blues. In Frisco they are catching Spanish, Blues, and Pompano. And in Hatteras they have Blues and Spanish.
As we get closer to fall be sure to come in and check our end of summer deals as well as our extensive wader selection!!! We are open 6-9 everyday.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-09/01/2018
A fairly productive day here on the Island with reports of Spanish, Spot, and Blues up in Rodanthe. As well as Pompano, Spanish and blues in Salvo. Off the Avon pier they have Spanish and Blues. Down in Buxton they have reports of Pompano and Blues. Finally in Hatteras they have Drum, and Blues.

be sure to stop into Frank and Fran's to check out our end of summer deals and stock up on fresh bait!!!!!!