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2018 Fishing Report Archive

February 2018 Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT - FEBRUARY 23, 2018

These beauties are ready to help you have an amazing CATCHING weekend! Come and get em’!

Reports of Puppy Drum and Black Drum from the jetties and south!

FISHING REPORT - FEBRUARY 21, 2018

THE WEATHER IS HERE, WISH YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL!

Puppy Drum as well as Black Drum being caught in Avon, Frisco as well as the Hatteras Inlet! Its going to be an absolutely beautiful weekend! Get yourself here!

Fresh Menhaden / Bunker will be here waiting for you!

FISHING REPORT - February 16, 2018

Happy Friday Friends!!! The crew here at Frank and Fran's are starting to get excited about the up and coming season!

THIS YEAR WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL OF OUR FRIENDS TO HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY !!!

Although we are still kind of the new kids on the block, we take pride in being part of Frank and Fran's History. By the way the 30th anniversary T-shirts will be here soon along with several other new designs for 2018.

We will begin carrying VIBE kayaks this season. Everything about these new (Fishing Kayaks) is designed around the Fisherman. We are also very excited about the First Annual Frank and Fran's Kayak Fishing Tournament, taking place May 28 2018. Anglers are already signing up. REMEMBER the next 19 anglers to sign up are registered to win an Akios Targa 4000 Spinning Reel that will be given away the night of the Captains Meeting! Our shop is starting to look like the fishing season is coming. We are hearing about Puppy Drum being caught!

March 2018 Fishing Reports

FISHING REPORT - 3/26/2018

It is a cold and windy day here on the island but those brave enough to head out to the beach have been having some luck today. The winds are supposed to change direction over the next few days and will be coming out of the southwest and bring us some warmer weather, warmer water temps and hopefully some fish!

Thanks to Kelly Ritch for sharing pictures of her husband Trever Ritch and his 27" drum and her dad Karl Ritch and his 26" drum caught ealier today. Congrats guys!

FISHING REPORT - 3/17/18

The luck of the Irish was certainly out on the beaches today! Check out Reece Earle, 16 from Baltimore, MD. Reece caught this 24" beauty on Finger Mullet today just off of Ramp 38! He also caught several small sharks! Reece's Mom, Pamela, shared these awesome photos with us! Great Job Reece!

We've also heard about catches of Dogfish, Blow Toads, Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum from Avon, Frisco and in Hatteras near the Inlet!

Get out there and get yours! We are now open from 6am to 5pm daily!


MARCH 16, 2018

SOLD - One Smoke Gray Vibe Sea Ghost130 Angler Kayak!

Proud Owner Josh Herring with his new Kayak! Thank's Josh, welcome to the VIBE TRIBE and we look forward to seeing all the photos of the catches you get from your new VIBE!

#vibekayaks #kayakfishing #vibetribe #frankandfrans #fishing#hatterasisland

April 2018 Fishing Reports

FISHING REPORT - 4/29/18

Congratulations to all the winners of the 4Plus 4 Wheel Drive Tournament that ended this morning! Thanks to all of the anglers that supported Frank & Fran's! One of our longtime customers and friends, for many years, took First Place in Whiting (Sea Mullet) using his Ninja Tackle Rig and "The Ultimate Bait" from right here at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!

Another longtime customer and friend of Frank and Fran's caught this beautiful Drum last evening! Thanks John, for sharing the photo!

Our friend, James, shared his catch of this awesome Blue he caught down in Frisco today! Thanks for sharing!

We also had reports of Spot, Croaker, Blues, and scattered Puppy Drum as well as the mix of sharks and skates!

This week looks like its going to be a beauty! Come and see us, then get out there!

BTW, Thank you for all the Birthday Wishes, it's been a great day! - Stephanie

FISHING REPORT - 4/28/18
GOOD MORNING ALL 4Plus 4WD Surf Fishing Tournament Anglers! We wish you all tight lines and a great day of fishing!

With the 4Plus 4 Wheel Drive Club Tournament today, we had several customers coming in to share and weigh their catches with us! Great Job everyone! We also had some great reports come in throughout the day of Blues (small and large, Blowtoads, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spot, Puppy Drum, Sharks and Skates! Looking forward to another great report tomorrow! Keep the catches coming! Tight Lines to All!

​JUST WEIGHED IN: 34”, 12 1/2lb Bluefish caught by 9 year old Walter Atkinson of Columbia, NC!!

ANOTHER ONE....This time a 26” Red Drum caught on Shrimp! Weighed in for the 4plus 4WD Tournament! Great Catch!!

Nice catch for Aaron Smorto of Richmond, Va for his catch of this 26” Red Drum also part of the 4plus 4WD Tournament! Good luck to all!

They just keep coming in today!!


4/27/18

We’ve got eyes for YOU! Bunker and Mullet eyes! Fresh and still flopping! Come and get it, open till 7pm tonight!!

FISHING REPORT - 4/26/18

Big Blues continue to be the story of the day! We've also heard of a great deal of shark being caught off the surf and even have a photo of one caught by Walter of Richmond, VA!

FRESH BAIT coming in late tonight! Shrimp, "The Ultimate Bait", Bunker, and an array of frozen stuff!!

We open at 6am tomorrow, come and see us!

36” Close to 11lb Bluefish caught by Randy Duke of Fredericksburg, Va! Great catch and thanks for sharing!!

It is finally starting to feel like spring! Today we had reports of puppy drum and big blues in Avon and Buxton.

We would like to welcome all the 4 PLUS 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB tournament anglers to town.

We open at 6AM tomorrow so stop in and see us and get out there and do some catching!

FISHING REPORT - 4/23/2018
Big blues are the story of the day. We had reports of bluefish being caught from the tri-villages south to the Point. We weighed in a 10.1 lb 35.5" bluefish. Looks like tomorrow will be a washout but Wednesday and Thursday should be nice!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for early registration for our First Annual Kayak Tournament. Early registration will save you $10 and guarantee you a tournament t-shirt with the design below. Join us for a great day of fishing, fun, prizes and a Memorial Day cookout! Click here to register:

FISHING REPORT - 4/22/18

Another windy, chilly, but beautiful day on the island! Lots of large Bluefish being caught from Avon south! Check out the photo of our customer from Pennsylvania with his catch of a 34" Bluefish! Reports of Puppy Drum, Blowtoads and scattered Mullet from Buxton South!

Looking forward to a warmer day tomorrow, which should allow the catching to continue!

FISHING REPORT - 4/21/18

Chilly but beautiful day today here on Hatteras Island, winds were 10mph or less throughout the day which allowed for more Big Bluefish to be caught out at the point, Blowtoads in Frisco, Sheepshead out at the jetties and some Puppy Drum scattered from Buxton south!

Tomorrow looks like another beautiful day! Remember we are open 7 days a week from 6am - 5pm with Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, "The Ultimate Bait", frozen squid, finger mullet, sand fleas and more! Come and see us!


CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR JUSTIN LOIZEAUX ON HIS PURCHASE OF A NEW VIBE SEAGHOST 130!
#vibetribe #kayakfishing #frankandfrans #vibekayaks

FISHING REPORT - APRIL 19, 2018

Today the winds picked back up but we had reports of big drum, puppy drum and nice size bluefish at the point. In Avon, there were a few sea mullet caught.

FISHING REPORT - APRIL 18, 2018
Finally, a nice day on the island and instead of fishing, we were catching! We had reports of puppy drum and blues in Buxton. Puppy drum in Avon and blowtoads and sea mullet in Frisco. The bait of choice was fresh mullet and shrimp and we just received fresh mullet tonight.

Mike Hewes shared a picture of his catch below and he said it was delicious. Nice catch Mike.

Jim Hoffert is pictures below with his 44" drum caught on cut bait at the Point on April 7th. Congrats Jim.

FISHING REPORT - 4/12/2018

The report for today is puppy drum down at the inlet. The wind has switched and is coming out of the south and will switch to the southwest later tonight pushing the warmer water in. Starting tomorrow, the fishing should really pick up.

We just received 100 pounds of fresh mullet and we have another delivery on the way.

We open at 6:00 AM so stop in, stock up and get out there and fish!

FISHING REPORT 4/6/18 - The bite is ON! Now! Here’s the pics to prove it! Get out there!

FISHING REPORT - 4/5/2018
The weather has been cooler today as the winds have switched back out of the North. We heard of puppy drum, sea mullet and blow toads being caught in Frisco. We also had reports of puppy drum in Avon.

The wind is supposed to shift back out of the SW tonight and the water is continuing to warm up so tomorrow should be a good day. Stop in and see us and get out there, catch 'em up and bring us some photos of your catches.

FISHING REPORT - Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 

Another beautiful but windy day here at Hatteras Island. There has been a large showing of decent sized Drum in Buxton as well as Blues. Frisco has reports of Mullet, Blow Toads, and Croaker.

We have fresh Tuna Belly ready for sale. Get it while it lasts.

FISHING REPORT - Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Will and Heidi Byrd from Lenoir, NC with their beautiful catch of a Black Drum! We’ve also had reports of Puppy Drum our at the point as well as some scattered Bluefish and Blow Toads!

Fresh bait, ice, Tackle, new t-shirts and more! Come and get it! We’re open 7 days a week from 6am-5pm!

The Easter Bunny has been busy today! He's delivered some beautiful puppy drum to Ronnie Wilson and dogfish to a very happy Jack Karp! Great job guys! Thanks so much for sharing your pics! Happy Easter Everyone!

May 2018 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/31/2018

Finally a beautiful day to go fishing on Hatteras Island. Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Spanish, Triggerfish and Mullet. In Salvo they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Off the Avon pier they have reports of Cobia, Spanish, 30" Blues. Off the beach they have reports of Blues, Spanish, and Pompano. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet, Spanish and Pompano. In Frisco they have reports of Spanish at the Point and Mullet. And finally in Hatteras they have Blues and Cobia caught off the boat.

Below: Anthony Kotecki from Baltimore MD, 1 lb 12 oz. Pompano


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/30/2018

The news for today is cobia, spanish mackerel and sea mullet. We had reports of sea mullet and spanish from Avon Beach down to Hatteras. There have been six cobia caught from the Avon pier and reports of cobia in Frisco as well.

We have fresh mullet and bunker ready for you to grab and head out to the beach.

We are now open summer hours which are 6 AM - 9 PM so we are open for that late night cigar run to our walk-in humidor.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT-05/28/2018
Pretty much has been a nasty slow day all day. With the exception of a few fish. First, we want to thank all the anglers for participating in the tournament despite the weather conditions. Terrific job out there!!!! Remember to stop by for some good burgers over at the Avon fire house at 6:00. Thank you so much for your participation.

A slow report from Rodanthe with Blues and Mullet being caught. The water is a nice 70 degrees. In Salvo they have reports of Mullet and Sharks. Here at the Avon pier we have reports of Blues as well as Drum off the beach. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Pompano. In Frisco they have Pompano. And finally in Hatteras they have reports of big Blues, Mullet, and Pompano.

Again, we would like to thank and congratulate all who participated in today's fishing tournament. We would also express our love and support to those who have served.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT-05/27/2018

Lets hope that the weather possibly stays in our favor for the tournament tomorrow! It will be a little nasty in the afternoon but there will definitely be time for some fishing in the morning. We are excited to see the people and the fish that turn up for the tournament!!!

Up in Rodanthe they have reports of mullet and small sharks. In Salvo they have Mullet and Sharks. Here in Avon we have Mullet, Blues and Spanish. Here in Buxton we have Blues and Spanish. In Frisco we have Mullet and Blues. And this is pretty crazy but word from Hatteras is a 5 foot Mahi was caught in the inlet. They also have reports of Cobia and Puppy drum

Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Spot, and Ribbon fish. In Salvo they have a slow report of Mullet and Cobia. Here in Avon we have Spanish, Blues, and Mullet. Off the beach we have Cobia, Mullet, and Pompano. Down in Buxton they have Cobia, Spanish, and Blues. In Frisco they have Mullet and Cobia. In Hatteras they have Blues and Pompano.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT-05/24/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Blues, Flounder, and Cobia. In Salvo they have reports of Cobia and Mullet. Here in Avon we have Cobia, Mullet, Spanish. Down in Buxton we have blues and Cobia. With a slow report from Frisco we have Small Pompeno, Cobia in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT ADDITION - 05/22/2018

Some beautiful fish shared with us today from several folks getting some catching done out there throughout the island! Rodanthe and Avon Piers report Croaker, Sea Mullet and Sharks today. Rodanthe Pier show water temps of 65 degrees. Avon Beaches, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all had an assortment of Sea Mullet, Blues, Cobia and Flounder.

We have Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms and a vast array of frozen baits to choose from! Open from 6am - 7pm tomorrow!

Photo below is compliments of Bruce and Earlene from Cumberland, Maryland today! Great catching guys, thanks for sharing!

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Congratulations Gregory Compher of Ruckersville, Va for his amazing catch of a 32lb, 48” Cobia with a 21 1/2” girth!What a beautiful fish!

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VIBE KAYAKS:

​Congratulations to Jeff Walston of Grandy, NC on the purchase of his NEW VIBE SeaGhost 130! Welcome to the the Vibe Tribe!

#kayakfishing #surffishing #vibekayaks #seaghost130 #frankandfrans

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT ADDITION - 05/21/2018

Been a beautiful day here on the island even though its been a bit overcast. Fish haven't minded at all with catches of Sea Mullet, Croaker and undersized Flounder at the Rodanthe Pier. Avon Pier and Beaches reported Sea Mullet, Croaker and various sizes of Blues! Buxton saw Sea Mullet, Pompano and a few Cobia while Frisco and Hatteras both report Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder.

We have a photo shared with us yesterday from Lloyd Smith of Windsor, NC of his 2.13lb, 16 1/2" Pompano! Thanks for sharing your great catch!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT - 5/20/18
Cobia and Sea Mullet seem to be ruling the day! With heavy winds the fishing is difficult to get much to hold bottom, however, there have still been quite a slew of Sea Mullet and Cobia caught! Rodanthie Pier has reported Sea Mullet and Sharks while the Avon Pier had Sea Mullet, assorted sized Bluefish and Cobia!

Two of our owners, Heather Patterson James and Tim James, caught the cooler full of Sea Mullet shown below! Great job guys!

Winds should be calming down a bit tomorrow and should allow for more catching!

Fresh bait arriving this evening! We open at 6am tomorrow, stop in and get yours before its gone!

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EARLIER TODAY!

Catching, is what’s happening down here on Hatteras Island this weekend! Thanks to everyone for sharing!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT - 05/18/2018
Up in Rodanthe we have reports of some beautiful mullet, blues as well as decent sized sharks. Salvo as well has reports of sharks. Here in Avon we have blues and puppy drum. Down in Buxton they have mullet, pompano and cobia behind the motels. In Frisco they have reports of some beautiful pompano, mullet, sheepshead, and black drum. In Hatteras they have mullet and bluefish.

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT – 5/17/18
Today was another day where the weather couldn't decide if it was going to be rainy or sunny. That didn't stop the fisherman from trying so we do have a few reports to share.
Fishing was slow in Avon today, except for sea mullet being caught at the pier, but we had good reports from north and south. At the Rodanthe Pier, we had reports of sea mullet,spot, blow toads and hammerheads. Salvo reported sea mullet. In Buxton, there were a few drum being caught along with sea mullets and sharks.
We had reports of sea mullet and pompano off ramp 49 in Frisco and Hatteras reported small blues.
We are stocked and ready for the weekend so stop in and see us!

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS FISHING REPORT – 5/16/18

The weather wasn't sure what it was going to do today with periods of rain followed by periods of sun. We did not have much in the way of reports today. We do have a couple of catch photos to share with you.

West Burns, 10 years old from Waxhaw, NC is showing off his 2+ pound Pompano.

Angela Cavins Gaskins caught a nice 27" keeper drum.Way to go guys! Thanks for sharing!


FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT – 5/15/18
Mixed bag of a catching day here on the island! Rodanthe Pier had several Cobia caught and released today as well as Sea Mullet and Blues. Salvo, Avon and Avon Pier all reported Sea Mullet, Blues, Spot, Spanish and several beautiful but annoying horse-shoe crabs! Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all seemed to be slow on the catching side with only some Drum reported at the Point first thing this morning and several large Pompano.
Wondering what the weather is going to be like here in Avon the next couple of days? Check out https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/nc/avon to see what's going on!

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/14/18

​What a beautiful day on the sandbar! Lots of catching going on today as you've seen from our posts throughout the day! Calling around the island, we're hearing much of the same, an overall great day of fishing! Rodanthe Pier reported Sea Mullet, Spot and Croaker with the same in Salvo. Avon Pier as well as Avon beach had Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet and sharks! Buxton continued to have Puppy Drum and large drum throughout the day with scattered Sea Mullet, Blues and Spot. Frisco and Hatteras both report Blues and Sea Mullet!

Tomorrows forecast looks to be amazing with a high of 79 and winds only getting up to 13mph but continuously S or SW! Which we all know is a great wind for pushing those fish right on into us! Come on in and get your bait, ice, tackle and maybe a t-shirt or two before you head out! We'll leave the coffee on for you! Open at 6am - 7pm, daily!
FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT Earlier on 5/14/18
​Check out Troy Rachel from NW Ohio (Toledo, Oh) and his 6' Hammerhead caught (and released) on cut mullet purchased Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend. Caught on 5/14/18 off the surf in Avon!

Thanks for sharing!

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Congratulations to Robbie Hood on his 2lb 1oz citation Sea Mullet! Thanks for sharing!

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Last Night on the Point!

Congrats To James Brown aka AKC Dog and his wife Darlene for their catches of Drum last night at the Point. Thanks for sharing!

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John Embrey had a great day of drum fishing. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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Check out Ginger's and the Gaskins' catch tonight. Way to go guys!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/13/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of mullet, small blues and spot. In Salvo they have small drum. Here at the pier they have Mullet, Blues and spot. Down in Buxton they have Drum and Blues. In Frisco they have Mullet and finally in Hatteras they have Blues.

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 05/12/2018
Today has been a great day for fishing up and down the island! Clear skies and beautiful warm weather! We have been hearing of big blues all over the place! Up north they have been catching some spanish, blues, flounder, blow toads, sea mullet and dogfish. In Avon we've been hearing of some sea mullet and blues. Down south from here at the point we heard of a 49'' drum and a puppy drum. Also at the point there were all sizes of blues being caught on metal and cut bait! Farther down they've been catching some blues, sea mullet, and sharks!
Also a big congrats for our frequent costumer Randy Duke and his 33'' blue this morning! We are open from 6am to 7pm, so come get your tackle and fresh bait here!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERASFISHING REPORT-5/11/18

It's starting to warm up here on Hatteras Island! Which also means the fish are starting to bite! Up north in Salvo they are catching a bunch of sea mullet. On the Avon Pier and the beaches here in Avon they are catching sea mullet, blues, and some spot. Down south of Avon they are getting some big blues! Come get all your gear here at Frank and Fran's!

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERASEarlier on 5/11/18 - Congratulations to Steven Cooper on this awesome catch. This is his personal best.

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Congratulations to Cherilynn Bennett from Lancaster VA pictured here with her CITATION Sea Mullet (1 1/2 pound 16 inch long) and her Husband Jim

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The cobia are beginning to show up and we have some great new products from Bowed Up Lures for you guys along with some Gulp grubs to pair with them. Stop in and grab some and head out for your chance to catch the "man in the brown suit" Also, here is the link to our Tackle Tuesday page, check out the article on May 3rd for pointers on fishing for cobia.
https://frankandfrans.vendecommerce.com/pages/tackle-tuesday

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-05/10/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Flounder, Mullet, and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Mullet and Drum. Here in Avon we have Mullet, Blues and Spot. Down in Buxton, large Blues. In Frisco they have Blues, Flounder. In Hatteras they have blues and drum.

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/8/18
​Britt Sams from Henderson NC just landed this 44" King Hatteras Blue. "Thanks Ginger for all the advice and the new reel."

Thank you Britt, for sharing your awesome catch with us!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 5/7/2018
The weather was a little cooler and windy today but we had reports of sea mullet in Avon and Buxton. We also had a few reports of puppy drum blues at the Point.

Randy Sigmon of Statesville, NC caught a nice 6 pound black drum earlier today. Congrats Randy!

Bill Cascio is down from Lynchburg VA with guys from work. Today is their first day here and Bill sent us the pictures below of the drum he caught. He also said that the other guys in his group caught a puppy drum and a Taylor Blue. Way to go guys!

Gary Ramond of Claremont NH shared the pictures below of his blue fish catch from Sunday. He told us that blue fish report that bait from Frank and Fran's tastes best! Thanks for the report Gary!

Tim Redmond from Martinsville, VA caught the ray shark pictured below at ramp 38 in Avon on 5/2/18 about 2 p.m. Great pics, thanks for sharing!

We will open at 6 AM tomorrow so stop in and see us and get out there and have some fun!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERASFISHING REPORT - 5/2/2018

The weather is finally nice and the catching is picking up. We had reports of blues being caught in Avon, Frisco and Hatteras. The sea mullet bite was hot in Rodanthe and off ramps 30 and 32. Big drum were being caught at the point last night. Stop in and see us, grab some fresh bait and get out there and enjoy the day.

Look what also arrived today just in time for the drum bite that is starting to pick up in the sound. A new shipment of vibe kayaks! Stop by and rent one or buy one. If you rent one and decide you like it, we will refund your daily rental fee towards the purchase of a new Vibe kayak. #VibeTribe #WhyIVibe#reddrum #kayakfishing #hatteras

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERASFISHING REPORT-05/10/2018

Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Flounder, Mullet, and Blues. In Salvo they have reports of Mullet and Drum. Here in Avon we have Mullet, Blues and Spot. Down in Buxton, large Blues. In Frisco they have Blues, Flounder. In Hatteras they have blues and drum.

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS​FISHING REPORT-5/11/18

It's starting to warm up here on Hatteras Island! Which also means the fish are starting to bite! Up north in Salvo they are catching a bunch of sea mullet. On the Avon Pier and the beaches here in Avon they are catching sea mullet, blues, and some spot. Down south of Avon they are getting some big blues! Come get all your gear here at Frank and Fran's!

FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS​FISHING REPORT- 05/12/2018

Today has been a great day for fishing up and down the island! Clear skies and beautiful warm weather! We have been hearing of big blues all over the place! Up north they have been catching some spanish, blues, flounder, blow toads, sea mullet and dogfish. In Avon we've been hearing of some sea mullet and blues. Down south from here at the point we heard of a 49'' drum and a puppy drum. Also at the point there were all sizes of blues being caught on metal and cut bait! Farther down they've been catching some blues, sea mullet, and sharks!
Also a big congrats for our frequent costumer Randy Duke and his 33'' blue this morning! We are open from 6am to 7pm, so come get your tackle and fresh bait here!

June 2018 Fishing Reports

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/30/2018

Rodanthe has a pretty extensive fishing report with Spanish, Blues, and Sheeps head. Salvo has reports of Blues, spanish, Blues. Here off the pier we have a rather extensive report of Croaker, Spot, Blues as well as mullet. Buxton has reports of Pompano and sea mullet. In Frisco they have Sea mullet and pompano. Finally in Hatteras they have Blues and Spanish.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/28/2018
Off the Rodanthe pier they are catching Spot, Flounder and Mullet. In Salvo they have reports of Mullet, Blues, and Sharks. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet, Blues and Small Flounder. In Frisco they have Spanish and Mullet and finally in Hatteras blues and Spanish.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/26/2018

Somewhat of an overcast day today here on the island, but that didn't stop the fish from biting! Rodanthe Pier seemed to have a mixed bag of a little bit of everything from Blues to Triggerfish! Salvo all the way to Hatteras saw Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues and Spanish!

Fresh Mullet arrived as well as Fresh Shrimp! Come and get it and get out there!

Another photo shared with us by one of our customers of his Pompano and Sea Mullet both caught off of Sand Fleas at Ramp 38!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/25/2018

Windy again today, however, winds should begin to drop this evening into tomorrow!

Fishing seemed to be a bit better today with Blues being reported throughout the island. One, 38" Drum was caught up in Salvo today on shrimp! Avon Beaches as well as the Avon Pier saw Blues and Spanish. A young fisherman brought in his catch of a beautiful Triggerfish out of the surf in Avon! Jason Jones of Harrisburg, Virginia also had a great day of fishing and shared his cooler with us! Great job guys!

Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all had Blues, Sea Mullet and a few Black Drum and Pompano here and there!

Fresh Mullet will be arriving late tonight or early tomorrow morning, stop by and stock up before heading out!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/23/2018

Those who didn't get blown off the beach today may have actually caught a fish here and there. Unfortunately due to the strong and increasing winds throughout the day, the water has really gotten dirty. Also, unfortunate, is the wind is predicted to stay strong throughout tomorrow and potentially calm down a bit on Monday.

For today, Rodanthe Pier reported Sea Mullet, Trout, Croaker and Spanish. Salvo saw only Skates while Avon Pier and Avon Beaches were pretty slow throughout the day with most of the catching of Sea Mullet and Spanish being done this morning. Buxton area was slow with very little to report. Frisco Ramps 48 and 49 had several Pompano and Sea Mullet. Hatteras was also slow with dirty water, however, several Bluefish were caught out at the Inlet and a few of the Inshore Boats were able to snag a few Cobia!

Remember, you can't catch anything without a line in the water!

Want to wait until Monday to get out there, come and check out all of the other great merchandise we have! Shirts, Magic Mugs, Orca Chasertini cups, coolers and more!

We also had an additional winner in our Kids Weekly Fishing Contest! Meet Connor Mathis with his 21" Bluefish! Keep up the great work buddy!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/22/2018

After a night of strong storms on the island, today turned out to be a beauty! Strong winds are in the forecast this weekend, but the weather should still be beautiful! Rodanthe Pier reported Spanish, Blues and some Spadefish. Salvo thru Avon and the Avon Pier all report Spanish and Blues. Buxton saw Sea Mullet and Pompano while Frisco reported the same.

Stop by tomorrow to get your ice on the way home, or fresh mullet and a fishing license on your way out to the beach!

As like every Friday evening, our Kid's Weekly Fishing Tournament has come to an end and our winner for this week is Kyle McGann. Great Job Kyle! Keep it up! See photo below!

Please remember that the Kid's Weekly Fishing Tournament runs from Sunday to Friday at 5pm. All photos must be submitted by 5pm, so that we may contact our winner prior to their departure!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/21/2018
Up off the Rodanthe pier they are catching Blues, Spanish, and Flounder. In Salvo they are catching Spanish. Off the Avon pier we have reports of Mullet, Blues and Spanish. Down in Buxton they have Spanish and Pompano. In Frisco they have Blues and Spanish and a slow report from Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/20/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Spanish, Blues, and Flounder. In Salvo they have Spanish and Blues. Off the Avon pier they have caught Cobia, Spanish, and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Pompano and Rays. In Frisco they have Blues and Spanish and finally in Hatteras they have Flounder, Blues and Spanish.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/18/2018

Somewhat of a slow day of fishing here in Avon today. Luckily it sounds like other areas of the island did much better on the catching! Rodanthe Pier reported Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker and Flounder all being caught. Salvo was also slow with only a few Sea Mullet. Avon Beaches and the Pier only saw a few Sea Mullet, Croaker, Blues and Spanish but overall a slow day! Frisco saw citation size Pompano as well as Sea Mullet! Hatteras seemed to be the Hot Spot of the island for today with several Flounder off the beach, 1 Cobia, several Blues and large Pompano as well!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/17/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Rays, Spanish, and Blues. With a slow report from Salvo they have reports of Spanish, Blues, and Pompano from Avon pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Pompano. With a slow report from Frisco, they have reports of Blues., Spanish and Mullet down in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 06/16/2018

Yep, it was a carbon copy of yesterday, beautiful day! Good bit of catching going on today with reports of KEEPER Flounder being caught at the Rodanthe Pier along with Blues, Sea Mullet, Spanish and Sheepshead!

Salvo, Avon Pier and Avon Beaches saw Spanish, Sea Mullet and Blues while the soundside of Avon had Speckled Trout and Gar.

Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all reported Pompano, Sea Mullet and Blues. Soundside in Hatteras also produced a great deal of Blues.

Today we were lucky enough to weigh in Mikey Boyer's 1lb 8oz citation Sea Mullet! See Photo Below!

Also, we have Nick Adkins who shared the photo below of his 5 year old son Aaron who caught a nice mullet today at ramp 38 on his rod & reel combo that he purchased from Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend a couple weeks ago with his own allowance money!! Aaron and Dad also caught lots of small Sharks and Sea Mullet today!

Great job kids! Keep it up! Thanks for sharing!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/15/2018

Beautiful day in the low to mid 80's with light winds today and tomorrow looks to be a carbon copy! Speckled Trout OPENED up today! Your catch limit is 4/Day and minimum of 14" Total Length. The good news is we've heard of several kayakers doing great on the Specs today on the soundside!

Rodanthe Pier reports undersized Flounder, Blues and Spanish. Avon Beaches and the Pier are seeing Blues, Spanish, Sea Mullet and the Pier has been catching Triggerfish this evening. Frisco has Sea Mullet and several Sheepshead reported at the site of the old Frisco Pier. Hatteras reports Blues, Flounder and Pompano!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/14/2018
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Flounder, Blues, and Blow toads. In Salvo they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Here at the Pier we have reports of Mullet, Blues. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Blues. With a slow report from Frisco they have Mullet, Pompano and Blues down in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/13/2018
Very busy day today. We have Blues, Black drum and Flounder off the Rodanthe pier. Drum, Mullet, Sharks, and Rays up in Salvo. Here at the Avon pier we have Puppy drum, Mullet, and Flounder. Down in Buxton we have Mullet, Pompano and Blues. In Frisco we have Mullet and Flounder and finally in Hatteras we have reports of Cobia, Mullet, and Pompano.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/12/2018

Fishing has been very slow today. The weather has been all over the place today. Only a few Sea Mullet, Spanish, Blues and Pompano have been reported.

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/11/2018

The day began beautifully but changed about 1pm when several very strong showers, winds, thunder and lightning began to surround the area. Prior to the storms that are still spotted throughout the island, there were reports of Sea Mullet, Blues and Spanish from Rodanthe down to Hatteras. Hatteras beaches also had several Pompano caught. Avon Pier reports that they're seeing several small Black Tips and Skates being caught this evening.

Tomorrow's weather is calling for Thunderstorms throughout the day with highs near 79. Fishing may not be great, but come in and check out our great selection of T-shirts, Fine Cigars, new ORCA Drinkware and even some locally made Hatteras artwork!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/10/2018
The fishing report of this beautiful Sunday afternoon consists of Blues and Spanish up in Rodanthe. Mullet and Drum in Salvo. Here in Avon we have Spanish and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Mullet, Pompano, Spanish and Blues. In Frisco they have Pompano and Sea Mullet as well as Blues and Spanish in Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/09/2018
Another beautiful day to be outside fishing. Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet, Blue, and Spanish. In Salvo they have Mullet and Pompano. Here in Avon they have reports of Spanish, Spade and Blues. Down in Buxton they have Spanish, Blues and Pompano. In Frisco they have reports of Spanish and Blues. In Hatteras they have reports of Blues and Pompano.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/8/18 - We can't forget to share with you what our friends Paul Bolen, Walt Averill and Derek Averill caught yesterday! Great mix of Gar, Drum and a Pompano! Thanks for sharing guys! Safe travels home tomorrow!

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LOST & FOUND:

This is a new type of post for us, lol, but someone has lost an American Eagle shirt here at our shop! If it's your, come and get it!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/08/2017
​Schools out for Summer!! At least on Hatteras Island! What a beautiful day, it was here today! Tomorrow forecast looks to be another great day, with possible storms headed our way for Sunday thru Tuesday! But of course, on Hatteras, if you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.....and it will change!

As for fishing today, we've had very mixed reports! Some have said "the Ocean is Broken", others have had great luck once they found that lucky spot!

Rodanthe Pier reported a great day of Sea Mullet, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spadefish, Pompano, Spanish AND Cobia! Whew! Salvo seemed to only have some baby Sharks. Avon Pier and Avon Beaches saw Bluefish, Spadefish, Pompano and a few Spanish. Buxton has been mostly slow but a few small Flounder, Sea Mullet and Pompano were caught. Frisco reports Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spanish. Hatteras saw Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano.

Jim Snead of Crewe, Va., one of our regular F&F customers and friend, caught this citation Pompano today! He definitely found that lucky spot! Thanks Jim, for your business and friendship!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-06/07/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Puppy drum, Mullet and Sheepshead. In Salvo they have reports of Spanish, Blues, and Mullet. Down in Buxton they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. In Frisco they have Pompano and Mullet. Finally in Hatteras they have reports of Spanish and Cobia and Mullet.

CONGRATULATION TO WALTER AVERILL ON HIS 2lb 3oz 17 inch Pompano Caught at ramp 55!!!!!!!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-6/6/2018

Today has been a good day for fishing and relaxing! We have been hearing some pompano in Avon and farther south. We've also heard of some flounder, blow toads, and sheepshead on Rodanthe Pier! There has also been some sea mullet up and down the island! We have weighed in three big sea mullet today! Come and get all the bait and tackle you need here at Frank and Fran's!
If you are wanting to have a fire out on the beach, come and get a Blazin' Buddy and a Frank and Fran's s'mores kit!
Also a big ConGrAtuLatiOns to Nash Parker for his 1lb 11oz, 17'' citation sea mullet!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 6/5/18

Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day on the island today! Fishing was a bit slower than it has been but seems to have picked up this evening as the sun goes down!

Rodanthe Pier reports Flounder, Puppy Drum, Blues and Spanish while Salvo saw Puppy Drum and small sharks. Avon Beach and Avon Pier both seem to have been slow this morning and afternoon with the catching picking up now and including Spanish, Blues and Sea Mullet. The Point, though closed to ORV traffic, is still open for walking and fishing and has had some great evenings of Spanish and Blues being caught. Frisco reported a slow day with only some skates being reported. Hatteras saw Pompano, Sea Mullet and small Blues!

The weather has been amazing the past few days (minus the midnight time storms). Evenings have been great for a beach fire with friends and family! Don't forget your F&F S'mores Kit, Blazing Buddy, Bundles of Firewood and a Fire Permit!

Congrats to Cody Howard of Lancaster, OH on the catch of a Red Drum from Avon Beach last evening! Thanks for sharing!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 6/4/18

Today was a photo copy of yesterday as far as fishing goes! Still Sea Mullet, Spanish, Blues and Pompano from Avon South! 1 Slot sized Puppy Drum was caught on the Avon Pier today as well!

Congratulations to Tara Scarborough with her citation size, 2lb 17" Pompano caught off Ramp 49 today!

We got in some awesome new Magic Mugs today! When empty or cold they're black with the F&F logo, but fill with hot coffee or the drink of your choice and watch the magic happen! Relax with F&F's in your hand!

Fresh Mullet arriving first thing tomorrow morning! Come and get it!

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Up until now its been a beautiful day on the island. Weather is changing and we will have a few thunderstorms this evening, however, tomorrow looks like a great day again with temps in the high 70's to low 80's!

Rodanthe Pier reports Sea Mullet and Sheephead today while Salvo saw Sea Mullet and Sharks. Avon Beach and Avon Pier had reports of Spanish, Blues and Pompano with two keeper Puppy Drum caught off the Pier!

Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras all reporting Sea Mullet and Blues with a few Pompano here and there!

Crabs seem to be popping up well on the soundside! Make sure to come get your crab traps, crab throw lines and chicken necks!

Photo below shared with us by Travis Scarborough of Raleigh, NC, with a 2lb 14oz Pompano caught in Avon off of fresh sand fleas! Thanks for sharing!

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Drum Roll Please..........

We'd like to Congratulate 11 year old, Jordan Kelly, our first Kid's Weekly Tournament winner of 2018! Great catch Jordan and thanks for sharing!

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FRANK AND FRAN’S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT- 6/1/18

It has been getting warmer here in Hatteras! We've been catching lots of fish all up and down the island! We have heard reports of blues, sea mullet, and drum.

We have plenty of fresh mullet and bunker. Come in and see us and get your bait, ice. and tackle!

July 2018 Fishing Reports

Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report- 07/31/2018
​Well, after the skies decided to smile upon us and quit crying its been a beautiful day! Thank Goodness! Looks like we're in for a beautiful day tomorrow as well!
​As for the fishing today, the Rodanthe Pier reported only a few Sea Mullet and Spot. Salvo had a good deal of Sea Mullet. Avon Beaches and the Avon Pier reported Sea Robins, Sea Mullet, small Flounder, Blues and a few Pompano. Buxton and Frisco had nothing to report for us while down in Hatteras they had a lot of small fish caught today, all either Sea Mullet, Spot, Blues or Pompano!
​Some BeAuTiFuL Finger Mullet, Cobb and larger Mullet arrived this afternoon, come by and get your Fresh Bait before you head out!

​​Remember we open every day at 6am with Free Fresh Hot Coffee!

Greg Turner caught and released this 34" Cobia today off of Ramp 38! Great Job Greg! Thanks for sharing!

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Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report- 07/30/2018
​Sun came out today for a while and so did the fish! Whew! Unfortunately we're in store for another 1-3" of rain tonight, but hopefully, it wont put a damper on the fishing for tomorrow!
​Rodanthe Pier had a pretty good say with Pompano, Spot and Sea Mullet all being reeled in. Avon Beaches saw Sea Mullet and Spot while the Avon Pier also had a Black-Tip Shark and Croaker. Buxton only reported Sea Mullet and Pompano. The bigger reports of the day came from Frisco and Hatters who reported Blues, Sea Mullet, Pompano, 17" Flounder and a 35" Drum!
​Fresh Mullet will be here mid-morning tomorrow, shrimp bloodworms and your selection of frozen baits are always available!

Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report-07/29/2018
A bit of a more productive day with reports of small Croaker from Rodanthe pier. Small Blues up in Salvo. Here in Avon we have reports of Blues, Croaker, and Spot. And a report of Mullet down in Buxton with no report from Frisco or Hatteras.
Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 07/28/2018 
Well It is turn over day here in paradise, which means very little fishing gets done. The lightening here in Avon didn't help either. It seems like the catch of the day on the surf side was Pompano, Sea mullet, and Croaker. Up and down the island. The best bait has been cut bait, shrimp, and sand fleas


​Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 7/27/2018.
​Well since we have had a couple of days of good weather, we have stopped construction on the ark! The fishing report was good today! From Rodanthe to Hatteras Inlet there were consistent reports of Sea Mullet, Spot, Pompano, croaker, Bluefish, and under sized Flounder. The Sound side from Avon to Hatteras Inlet was also productive, with reports of Red Drum, Cobia, and Speckled Trout.

We also want to CONGRATULATE this weeks winner of The Frank and Fran's Youth Fishing Tournament:
Zachary Marcinowski
​Good job and tight lines Zachary

Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report -07/26/2018
We actually have something to report today with Croaker and
Spot and Mullet from Rodanthe. Mullet, Spot, and Croaker off the beach and the pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of blues and Mullet. In Hatteras they have reports of Blues and Spanish.
Lets try to keep in mind that the rip currents are still highly active and this storm has only made it worse. Be smart and be safe!!! Below: Daniel Elmakis with a two pound 10 oz Sea Mullet.

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Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 07/25/2018

Rain, rain go away! Craig Nicholas shared this photo of a small pompano that was caught yesterday at ramp 48. He also reported spot being caught at ramp 43. Thanks for getting out there between rain showers and giving us a report Craig!

Frank and Fran’s Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 07/24/18

FISHING in the parking lot?? Why not!

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Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 07/23/2018

Its been one of those off and on kind of days where one minute its full on sun and the next its raining sideways, mostly raining! So that means that the fishing was also mostly off and unfortunately there is very little to report. Due to the rough conditions the Rodanthe Pier had nothing to report and will be closing early today. Salvo was able to pull in a few Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum both ocean side. Avon Beaches only reported a few Sea Mullet. Avon Pier closed at 2pm due to rough conditions and had nothing to report from the early part of the day. Buxton reported a few Sea Mullet and Pompano while Hatteras and Frisco both had nothing for us!

Still want to get out there regardless of the rain, we have Frogg Togg Rain Suits to help keep you dry!

However, here's to hoping for better weather and better fishing tomorrow! Until then, come in and get a new Chasertini cup and enjoy a cold beverage!

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Frank and Fran's Hatteras Island Fishing Report - 07/22/2018

Well another beautiful day in paradise! We had rain to start the day, but the sun finally came out! The fishing is still a little slow, however it seems to be coming around.
The Rodanthe pier reported spot, sea mullet, and bluefish. We have seen trout and Puppy drum on the sound side here in Avon, however the surf has been slow. Buxton is seeing sea mullet, pompano, and croaker. By far the best fishing has been at the Hatteras Inlet, with Puppy Drum and Blues.
Remember we have a weekly kids fishing tournament that starts today and runs until Friday. Bring those little anglers in and get them registered.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/17/2018

Today was a beautiful day but fishing is still slow. The north beaches were reporting blue fish. Avon beach saw catches of bluefish, sea mullet and a nice pompano at the Avon pier. South beaches had scattered catches of sea mullet.

Crabbing in the sound is great right now. We have all your crabbing supplies including crab traps, crab lines, chicken necks and even a recipe to help you cook your catch.

These cooler evenings are great for a fire on the beach. Stop in and grab a Blazing Buddy, bundle of firewood and a s'mores kit. Grab a flashlight for the kids and let them have a blast chasing ghost crabs. Get out there and make some night time memories on the beach!

Congratulations to Steve Lambert on his catches from yesterday. Thanks for sharing Steve and love your shirt!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/17/2018
​Another beautiful but very windy day here on the island with some slow fishing going on. Rodanthe Pier reported only catches of Crabs and Pinfish due to the very rough conditions. Salvo saw a few Sea Mullet, Skates and Blues while the Avon Pier caught Blues, Sea Mullet and Spot. Avon Beaches only had a few Sea Mullet and Spot. Buxton heard of several citation Pompano caught from ramps 43 and 44 while Frisco had nothing to report. Hatteras caught a few small Flounder, Sea Mullet and Blues.

Fresh Mullet just arrived! Current Hours are 6am-9pm daily!
Don't forget about our Kid's Weekly Fishing Tournament that runs every Sunday thru Friday! Signup, Fish and Shoot us a Pic, its that easy!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/16/2018
​Beautiful day today, with only a few fish being reeled in throughout the island. Salvo thru Avon only saw a few Sea Mullet. The Avon Pier reported very few Sea Mullet, Spot and Croaker. Buxton had a couple citation Pompano and Frisco reported one Puppy Drum being caught.

You know what they say! "You gotta have a line in the water to catch something!" Come in, get your bait and tackle, head out there, get your line in the water and take us some pictures! Let us help make you "facebook famous!"

Photos can be sent to our inbox on facebook or to frankandfransavon@gmail.com!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/15/2018
Another slow day here on the island fishing wise. Tomorrow should hopefully clear up and we should get better weather. Off the Rodanthe pier they have Blues, and Sheepshead. With a slow report from Salvo we have Spots, and Blues off the pier. Down in Buxton they have Pompano and Spanish. In Frisco they have Mullet.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/14/2018
Not much being caught today. We have reports of Spanish and King, as well as Blues off the Rodanthe pier. Sharks out of Salvo. Spot, Pompano, Mullet and Blues off the Avon pier. Out of Buxton we have Mullet, Blues and Flounder. With a slow report from Frisco we have Blues out of Hatteras.


​FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/13/2018

Fish must be superstitious of today and are staying home! Unfortunately not a lot of catching being reported today. Rodanthe Pier has seen a few small Flounder, Pompano and Blues. Avon Pier and Avon Beach saw a few Sea Mullet and Blues while Buxton had nothing to report. Frisco heard of a few Sea Mullet and Hatteras had small Blues all on either lures or cut bait.

As the weather and surf improves we hope the fishing will follow! Until then, check out our assortment of new F&F Hats! Lots of new styles, colors and even Youth Sizes now for sale! Great Looking Drum on there, don't ya think!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07//12/2018
For today we have reports of Flounder, Spanish, and blues off the Rodanthe pier. In Salvo they have Mullet and Blues. Here in Avon we have Blues, and Spot. In Buxton they have reports of Mullet, Puppy drum and Spot. With a slow report from Frisco we have Mullet and Blues from Hatteras.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/11/2018

Another beautiful, windy day here on the island as Hurricane Chris still sits off of our coast! Apparently he loves looking at Hatteras as much as we do! Hopefully he will move out a bit more tomorrow and fishing will continue to improve!

For today the Rodanthe Pier reported Flounder, Crabs and Blues all being brought in with several of the Flounder being keeper size! Salvo reported a few Sea Mullet and Blues. Avon Pier had very little caught, only a few small Flounder. Unfortunately we heard nothing reported from the beaches in Avon today, however, we did hear of several Spot, Croaker and Flounder all being caught soundside! Buxton had nothing to report either! Frisco heard of 1 Spot caught down on Ramp 49 and Hatteras had Puppy Drum and a few Flounder caught on the soundside!

Lets all go stand on the ocean and wave good bye to Chris tonight as he hopefully passes by and we can get back to catching!

We're open 6am - 9pm daily and look forward to helping you!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/10/2018

Wind, wind and more wind today on the island with mostly sunny skies. Unfortunately Tropical Storm Chris is sitting just off of our coast stirring up the ocean and making for very ROUGH conditions! The Roandthe Pier did report 1 Flounder, 1 28” Puppy Drum and a few Blues being caught this morning. Salvo also had a few Blues reeled in. The Avon Pier had a few Sea Mullet and Flounder caught early this morning with no action this afternoon. The Avon Pier will also be closing at 8pm tonight due to the conditions. Avon and Buxton beaches have had nothing to report with only a few Puppy Drum and Specs being caught on the Soundside. Frisco saw a few Spot off the surf and Hatteras reported a few Puppy Drum on the Sound as well as clamming picking up!
Don’t forget we RENT Clam Rakes and have all the other gear you need for a great day of clamming! Want to know more about Clamming, check out this link to our past Tackle Talk! https://frankandfrans.vendecommerce.com/pages/tackle-tuesday

​Also, due to the recent rise in water / Rip Current related water accidents we are urging you to keep your vacation safe and memorable! Therefore, we’re offering 10% off all flotation devices!

Crab Pots are back in stock now as well! So, get this wind in your sails and get on over here, we’re waiting for you!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/08/2018
A very slow day of fishing. The ocean is just too rough. With random showers as well the windy conditions there has been no decent fishing around the Island. Conditions are said to slack off around Wednesday. Cross your fingers!! Be safe!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/07/2018
Up in Rodanthe we have reports of Blues and Spanish. In Salvo we have Mullet. Here off the pier we have Mullet and blues. Down in Buxton there are some spanish as well as Blues and spanish in Frisco and finally some blues and Spanish and in Hatteras they have Mullet.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/05/2018
Today we have heard of many different things being caught! We have heard of some spot, blues, sheepshead, and flounder being caught off of the piers. Pompano have been caught in salvo and Frisco. Come in and get all the supplies you need!


FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/04/2018
At the Rodanthe pier they have reports of Blues, Mullet, and Spot. Salvo has reports of Mullet and Pompano. Down in Buxton more reports of Pompano and Mullet with Pompano and Mullet in Frisco as well as a report of one Cobia and Mullet in Hatteras.
ATTENTION FRANK AND FRAN'S CUSTOMERS: We will be closing at 7:00 PM today (07/04/2018) in celebration of Independence day. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

WE WILL BE CLOSING AT 7PM TOMORROW TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/03/2018

Today's fishing report is quite the mixed bag! Rodanthe Pier reported Blues, Spadefish, Sea Mullet, Spot and Jacks! Salvo saw Sea Mullet and Pompano. Avon Beaches and the Pier both reported Pompano, Sea Mullet, Blues, Sharks and Skates. Buxton to Hatteras had Pompano, Sea Mullet, Spanish and Blues! Check out the photo below of Tom Hanzsche from Berwyn, PA with his 1lb 14oz Citation Sea Mullet!

More fresh bait arrived tonight!
Need Bug Spray and a flashlight for the fireworks tomorrow night? We got em'! Along with Blazin' Buddies and the all American F&F Smore's Kit! YUMMY!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/02/2018

Hot and Humid are two words that come to mind today. With very little wind, the heat settles in quickly! Tomorrow's forecast looks like a repeat of today!

Fishing has been decent today with reports of Blues, Croaker and Sea Mullet from the Rodanthe Pier. Sea Mullet and a few Spanish were caught in Salvo. Avon Pier and Avon Beaches had Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano. Buxton reports Sea Mullet and a few Pompano. However, Frisco was the place for Citation sized Pompano and even a 28" Cobia! Hatteras saw a lot of small Blues with a few Sea Mullet as well! Photos of Charley Harmon with her 1lb 9oz Pompano and the 28" Cobia!

Keep an eye out for our Kids Weekly Fishing Tournament winner to be announced on Friday.....you may just see Charley again!

Fresh Mullet will be arriving late tonight, stop in and get yours before heading out! Don't forget about our walk-in Humidor as well! Fresh Cigars are always enjoyable on vacation!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-07/01/2018
Up off the pier they have reports of blues. With a slow report from Salvo they have Spanish, Blues, and Pompano off the pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of Pompano and Mullet. Finally, Cobia and Blues in Hatteras.



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!

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!!!


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!


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!!!!!!​​


October 2018 Fishing Report

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 10/31/18

Happy Halloween! Today's fishing report is full of treats and no tricks! Another gorgeous fall day here on the island.

We had reports of blue fish, sea mullet and puppy drum up and down the island. There were also some blow toads and spot in the mix.

Below are some pictures of nice sea mullet that were brought into the shop. The first picture is Todd Leazer. The second photo, we neglected to get your names so please tag yourself when you see this photo. Great job guys!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 10/30/18

I love this time of year on the island. Slower pace but with great friends who return year after year for awesome fall fishing!

The Rodanthe Pier had reports of sea mullet, spot, flounder blowtoads and blues today. The speckled trout fishing has been hot on the Avon Beaches and northern beaches. Here in Avon we also had reports of sea mullet and blow toads. Buxton reported blues, puppy drum, sharks and a few big drum at the point. Hatteras is reporting puppy drum, blues and flounder.

Our good friend Walt Averill shared this post with us today:
Been back to work now for a week, but our week vacation October 12th through the 19th was excellent. Caught plenty of Blues Pompano sea mullet couple of black drum had to throw them back. Our number one stop on the Outer Banks for fishing is Frank and Fran's. They have the best variety of fresh baits and Top Notch gear for beginners and old timers. They set me up with a great 11 ft rod that helps me get the distance I need to be Competitive. Frank and Fran's has the expertise and everything else you need for fishing on the Outer Banks I'll be back in November thanks again. I don't smile much but when I do it's because I just left Frank and Fran's!

Thanks Walt for the great note! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!

We are continually looking for new products to keep things fresh at the shop. What to know what is new at the shop? We are now carrying the Ninja Tackle Dagger rods. They are flying out of the shop and we are getting great reviews on them. Stop in and check them out!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 10/29/18

Mild and breezy day on the island today! Lots of catching going on throughout the day with several citation Sea Mullet being weighed in. Check out the 1lb 14oz beauty caught by Jane Stoner of Salisbury, NC! CONGRATULATIONS Jane!

Rodanthe Pier reported catching a little of everything today; Pompano, Blues, Sea Mullet, Spot, Black Drum and Flounder! Salvo also saw several citation Sea Mullet as well as Blues. Avon Beaches had Speckled Trout and Blowtoads, while the pier had Blues and Pompano as well. Buxton reported Sharks, Blues and Small Puppy Drum. Hatteras also reported small Puppy Drum, Blues and Flounder!

Fresh Bait will be arriving late tonight just in time for you early birds! Get here and get yours before it's gone! Remember our Fall Hours are now 6am - 7pm daily!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/28/18

Today has been a beautiful day on the island. We did not have a lot of fishing to report as the NCBBA Red Drum Tournament anglers headed home and the new crowd has been rolling in this afternoon.

We did have reports of puppy drum at the point and speckled trout on the north beaches. We also weighed in two citation sea mullet caught on Avon Beach along with some black drum.

The weather looks nice the next few days. Stop in and see us, grab some bait or a cigar or let us set you up with some new fishing gear.

Tomorrow we transition to our fall hours which will be 6 AM - 7 PM.

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/27/18

Wow, what a week it has been. We got to see many awesome friends that returned this week for the 10th annual NCBBA Red Drum Tournament. It was so great seeing everyone and we appreciate your business and your friendship! Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks to the Barringer's for sharing all of the great photos below. Looks like this group had a great day on the beach!
25" black drum caught on Avon Beach. Danny and Chandler Oddie


Larry Barringer caught a shark on Avon Beach

Miranda Thompson caught a 14" flounder

Ruby Leazer caught a 15 1/2" flounder on Avon Beach

Sonya Leazer caught a shark on Avon Beach


Karen Barringer caught a shark on Avon Beach


Wade Leazer caught this 46" drum. It weighed 40 lbs 7 oz. What a catch!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/26/18

Day two of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association 10th Annual Red Drum Tournament is well underway and almost to an end. Fishing continues until tomorrow at noon! The Leader Board as of 7:30pm tonight is again shown below! With the nasty wind and rain the island is being pounded with at the moment, we wish all anglers the best of luck! Stay safe, dry, warm and enjoy yourselves!
We continue to be open 24 Hours tonight and have FREE Fresh Hot Coffee ready for you! Come in get some caffeine and warmth and get back out there!

Fishing was decent today with Rodanthe Pier reporting Blues, Spot and Black Drum. Salvo had Blues, Puppy Drum and some large 19" Flounder reported. The Avon Pier was open until 7pm tonight when they closed due to weather, however, prior to that they reported Spot, Blues and 1 large Drum. Avon Beaches had Sea Mullet, Blues and a few Blowtoads! Hatteras reported several Puppy Drum, Blowtoads and lots of Dog sharks today!

Pictured below is Jon Hill from Ararat, NC, with his catch from ramp 49 in Frisco on 10/24/18! Congrats Jon, thanks for sharing!

Also pictured is 86 year old, Mary Hovis from Lincolnton, NC with her 26" Drum she caught on Hatteras Beach on 10/14/18! Mary, you're an inspiration! Keep it up!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/25/18

Day one of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association 10th Annual Red Drum Tournament is almost in the books....

It's been a great day with fish coming in shortly after the fishing began at 12:00 midnight last night / this morning! Then came breakfast of sausage biscuits, more fish, more judging, more bait being bought and then Smoke Pork BBQ prepared by our own Tim James! If you didn't come and get lunch, you missed out big time!

Tomorrow, we will again have breakfast available for FREE at 6:00am as well as a Hot Dog Lunch with Chili, Slaw and all the fixings at noon!

As for the fishing report, we have the official standings as of 7:30pm pictured below! We also have Kyle Berry who came in and weighed in his 2lb 2oz Citation Sea Mullet! Great Job to all the Anglers, Keep it Up!

See you soon!

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/24/18

Only a few more hours until the NCBBA red drum tournament kicks off at midnight! We have mostly been hearing most reports from ramp 38 north. With some spot, blues, sea mullet, and a few puppy drum. A few reports of blues, puppy drum, and blow toads down south.

We have plenty of fresh and frozen bait. Also, good luck to all the anglers fishing in the NCBBA red drum tournament!
Hope to see you soon!

FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/22/18

With the water starting to cool down, the fishing is getting better. We have heard of some drum, sea mullet, pompano, black drum, and some blow toads. We have plenty of fresh bait as well as all of the frozen variety.

Congratulations to Larry Barringer and his 25 inch drum, Craig Nicholas for his 1.72lb sea mullet, Nate Burgin and Heather Hughes on their catches of drum! Also another congrats to an angler and his 25 inch drum!

Come in to get some fresh bait and some tackle! See you soon!


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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/21/18

Wind...wind...and more wind for today on the island which made fishing quite hard. The Capital City Four WheelersTournament ended today and they had a great turnout! Congrats to all of the anglers!

Also, congrats to Charles Haynes from Wilson, NC for catching this 37 1/4” Drum on finger mullet out at the point today! He and his crew also saw several other large mullet caught out at the point.

Sea Mullet, Blues, Black Drum, Pompano and a few Speckled Trout were also caught throughout the day on the island!

We're happy to say we're getting VERY close to the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association 10th Annual Red Drum Tournament, hosted HERE at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend! Tournament Registration is still open online at https://www.ncbba.org/…/2018-red-drum-tournament-entry-104-…

Get registered to be a Judge or an Angler! Let's make the 10th Anniversary an amazing year and keep the tournament at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!

Not so far away is our very own Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend 2019 Memorial Day Kayak Fishing Tournament! Stay tuned....

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FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/20/18

Today was quite a mix of weather, I'm pretty sure Mother Nature had no idea what she really wanted today! The Capital City Four Wheelers Tournament is well underway and we have had a great showing of anglers here in our shop weighing in their catches! We've had anything from 2oz Spots to 6lb 14oz Drum! Great Job to all the anglers! Keep it up and best of luck tomorrow!

As for the rest of our fishing report we've had a great day of Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Spot, Croaker, Black Drum and a few Croaker throughout the island!

Tomorrow winds are supposed to be anywhere from 20-40mph, make sure you pay attention to any rising water on the soundside and remember that the vast majority of ANY water here on the roads on the island is SALT WATER! This means the entire island is a NO WAKE ZONE! Be polite to your break lines and the vehicles of others and slowly creep thru any puddles!!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms, Squid, Sand Fleas and more are all available and will be ready for you tomorrow at 6am - 9pm!

Until then, enjoy some of the great catches shared with us by anglers in the CCFW 2018 Tournament!

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

Tonight we're happy to give you a very photographic fishing report! Jason McGill from Statesville, NC caught his very first Puppy Drum that weighed in at 6.5lbs and 25"! Congrats Jason!

We also had Paul Daniels of Indian Land, SC with a 2.02lb Citation Sea Mullet! Then we had three friends, Ralph Kluttz, Theodore Paige and Milton Mull from Salisbury and Gastonia, NC with their 5 citation Sea Mullet ranging from 1.53lbs to 1.72lbs!

Rodanthe Pier reported 65 degree water temps with Puppy Drum, Spot, Pompano, Black Drum and Speckled Trout. Salvo had the same with a few Sea Mullet as well. Avon Beaches had Blues, Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum as well as small Pompano. Frisco reported only Blues and Hatteras had Puppy Drum!

Last but not least is a customer who caught a beautiful 31" Drum yesterday off of Avon Beach (photo with angler kneeling and Drum alone)! Regrettably, we don't have this anglers name! We appreciate you sharing and congrats!

If you're fishing in the Capital City Four Wheelers 33rd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament the Tournament Meeting will be held at 8:00am on Saturday morning at the Fessenden Center! If you have any questions, please let us know!

350lbs of Fresh Mullet arrived tonight and more is on the way! See you soon!

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

Today was quite windy making water conditions rough and dirty yet again. We all know Drum like it rough though, so as for the fishing report the Puppy Drum were reported just about everywhere on the island today as well as Blues. Pompano, Black Drum, Specs and Grey Trout were all also reported.

Tomorrow, winds should calm down a bit for us and that should allow the air temps to be a little warmer!

We'd like to welcome all of the anglers here and headed here for the Capital City Four Wheelers Tournament this weekend! Stop in, let us get your license renewed, get your fresh bait, ice, tackle, etc! Plus don't forget a cigar for the celebration after your big catch!

Wanna check out the forecast for yourself.....click the link below! https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/nc/avon/27915…


FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/18/2018 - MORNING REPORT

Paul Lawrence shared his Avon fishing report with us for yesterday morning. He caught black drum on ramp 34 and then at ramp 38 he caught more black drum, pompano, hogfish, and two blues. He then moved to ramp 27 and caught a lot of pompano and many black drum. Thanks for sharing Paul.

Caleb Flint caught a large skate and shared the picture below. While it wasn't what he was going for it was still fun to reel in.

James Batchelor caught a 30" drum last night and hour after low tide.

Don, Robert, Randy, Ben, and Ron from Pittsburgh, Pa. had a nice catch of slot limit drum yesterday using the fresh mullet from Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend.

We are looking forward to the Capital City Four Wheeler Tournament this weekend. We will have plenty of fresh bait available and ready to go!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/16/2018

Another beautiful day today here on the island. There was a little bit of fall chill in the air today with the wind coming out of the northeast. The fishing reports were good up and down the beach today.

The Rodanthe Pier reported Spanish, Sea Mullet, Speckled Trout, Blues and Blowtoads today. Salvo reported Blues, Spanish and Sea Mullet. Avon Beaches were reporting Blues, Spanish and Sea Mullet, as well as a few small Black Drum.

Frisco to Hatteras all had Blues as well as a few Sea Mullet, Pompano and Sharks were also caught in Buxton.

We have fresh finger mullet available and we will be getting some large mullet tomorrow by noon.

Tomorrow will be a little cooler. Don't forget we have a great selection of hoodies and beanies. If you are going to be out on the beach at night, come grab a fire permit, blazing buddy fire block and a cigar to enjoy!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/15/2018

Beautiful busy day today here at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend that is ending with some showers in the area. Temps continue to drop and fishing continues to be strong.

The Rodanthe Pier reported Spanish, Sea Mullet, Specs, Blues and Drum today while Salvo had much of the same. Avon Beaches were covered up with Blues, Spanish and Sea Mullet, as well as a few small Black Drum! Shane Nicely from Ashland, Virginia brought in his 2.3oz Sea Mullet caught on a sand flea here in Avon. Thanks for sharing Shane.

Frisco to Hatteras all had Blues as well as a few Sea Mullet and Sharks were also caught in Buxton!

Wally Walczak caught a beautiful Spanish today that will hopefully take the prize at the CHAC Tournament! Great Job Wally!

Last but certainly not least is Daniel Whitaker of Archdale, NC and his 24" Puppy Drum caught on Fish Bites while over on Ocracoke Island at Ramp 59!

We have gone thru several hundreds pounds of Mullet today, so NO worries about it being fresh! We get it in, sell it out, get it in, sell it out! Fresh Large and Finger Mullet has just arrived and we're finishing getting it iced up and ready for you!

Come and see us!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/14/2018

The weather has really begun to show us its fall....we were beginning to wonder if we'd ever have a fall here on the island! Wonder what the water temps are? Check out https://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/show/… for daily water temps. Below is a photo of what they reported today!

Fishing remained good throughout the day today! Still a killer day for Blues throughout the island with a lot of action being seen at Ramp 38 and the Point the morning. Though we didn't hear of many large Drum being caught today, we did get reports of several slot sized Drum!

Help us CoNgRaTuLaTe Caitlin Whitaker from Archdale, NC on her first ever Puppy Drum. She caugh this 18" beauty behind the coast guard station in Hatteras Village!

Blowtoads, Pompamo, Spanish and Sea Mullet were all reported today as well!

200lbs of Fresh Bait arrived tonight, its going fast so make sure to get yours! We open at 6am tomorrow morning!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/13/2018

Well Michael certainly brought a chill to the air and luckily has cooled down the water a bit as well. Though the ocean still looks like chocolate milk, the fishing has been going well! Fresh Mullet has been hard to come by since Michael came thru! We were lucky to have 150lbs today and blew thru that within an hour! We will have another batch arrive either late tonight or tomorrow morning!

Rodanthe Pier was the place today with Spot, Sea Mullet, Blues, Pompano and 1, 42" Drum! Salvo reported Sea Mullet, Blues and Pompano as well! Avon Pier started out strong this morning with Spot, Speckled Trout, Blues, Sea Mullet, Blowtoads and 1, 41" Drum. The Beaches of Avon reported Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Blues and a few Pompano. Ryan shared his 22" Black Drum with us! Great Job Ryan!

Ramps 42 and 43 in Buxton reported Sea Mullet! Frisco had nothing for us today and Hatteras reported Pompano, Black Drum, Blues and small Flounder!

Have a catch to share? Email it to us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com or share on our facebook page Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/12/2018

After a rough night with high winds and a great deal of sound side flooding, the island is mostly back to normal and we've had a lot of fish caught today!

Rodanthe Pier reported catching Sea Mullet as well as keeper size Black Drum, but overall they have had a slow day. Here in Avon, the beaches have seen Sea Mullet, Spot and Puppy Drum. Check out the photo below of Pete with his 23" Puppy Drum caught off of cut mullet from Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend around 9:30 this morning! The Avon Pier had Sea Mullet, Spot and Rays being caught off the end of the Pier.

The Point has been on fire with Drum today! Several people caught large drum and a few puppies were brought in as well. Below is Tiaan Kruger with his 48" Drum caught at the the Point this afternoon!

Frisco reported Blues and Hatteras had Blues, Sea Mullet, Spot and small Flounder!

Fresh Bait arrived today and we hope to get more in tomorrow! Don't forget our VIBE Kayak Sale! See you soon!

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/11/2018

With hurricane Michael approaching we haven't heard of much fishing going on today. We have only heard of a few drum being caught in Buxton. Hopefully the winds die down and the water clears up quick for the rest of the week.

We will be closing at 8 tonight so our Frank and Fran's crew can make it home safely in the winds. Hope everyone stays safe!

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/10/2018
Lots of bluefish being caught up and down the beach again today. They are being caught on fresh cut mullet on float rigs. The report from the point has been sharks.
Reports from the sound side have also been decent with speckled trout and puppy drum being caught. We have a great selection of soft plastics in for sound fishing. Greg VanPelt shared this photo of the puppy drum he reeled in thirty minutes after stopping in at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend for some new gear. Nice catch Greg!

We have fresh bait in and ready to go. We are here until 9:00 tonight and back at 6:00 AM. Stop in and grab some bait and head out there and get some early morning fishing in before the storm arrives tomorrow.
Have a photo to share? Send it to us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/09/2018

Today the island was filled with reports of Blues being caught just about everywhere. We were also lucky enough to weigh in a 1.9lb Sea Mullet this evening caught by Jonathan Graff of Fincastle, Virginia! Since we don't have a whole lot else to report for today, I thought I'd share some overall information on Bluefish... http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/bluefish.

Also thought I'd share a great recipe for smoking all those Bluefish being caught! http://missgracecharters.com/chesapeake-bay…/Smoked-Bluefish

Check out both links below!

Fresh Finger Mullet, Cobs and Larger all arrived tonight ready for you! Have a photo to share? Send it to us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com

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FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-10/08/2018

The fishing stories have been of mixed review today some have said catching has been great and others have had a lackluster day. The best reports have been coming out of Ramps 30, 32 and 55! Blues, Sea Mullet and Pompano continue to be the biggest part of our report. Small Cobia were also reported off of the Avon Pier. One 39lb Cobia was reported being caught out of the Inlet.

More Fresh Bait arrived late this evening, let us help you get geared up before you head out!

The story of the evening for us is Zach with his awesome catch off the Avon Pier today! Getting and keeping kids fishing is our goal! Great job Zach! Keep it up and Happy BIrthday!

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 - 11/23/18
The fish must have taken the day off to recover from Thanksgiving! It has been a slow, rough day but we do have a few reports to share.
Sea mullet were being caught up and down the beach. We also heard of a few flounder in Frisco and speckled trout off the beach here in Avon.
We have our holiday sale going on with 30% off Coleman coolers, 20% off Orca coolers, select apparel 30% off, select Tica 30% rods and many other great sale items.
We also have a cooler of fresh cob size mullet. We are open until 7:00 tonight and open back up at 6:00 tomorrow.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

Christmas Tree is going up here in the shop and we want to remind you that we have Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend Gift Cards that make the perfect gift for those hard to buy for family members! Buy In Store or Online at www.hatteras-island.com

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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.

FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/13/18 -
Luckily the day didn't end up as much of a washout as it was reported to be. We did have severe storms as well as a tornado warning early this morning, but luckily when that all moved along, the sun came out and fisherman hit the beaches!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 ClubTournament 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!

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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!

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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!

Open 6am - 7pm, Daily!

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