November 2019 Fishing Reports
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/30/2019
Today a few puppy drum and a few speckled trout were reported. Not much else until the ocean calms down a little. Southerly winds tomorrow should pick up the fishing.
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/29/2019
Today was a pretty windy day so many just stopped in to take advantage of our Black Friday sales which will be going on all weekend. Those that did hit the piers or beach were rewarded with black drum off the Rodanthe Pier, blow toads on Avon Beach and puppy drum and trout from Buxton south to the inlet.
The winds should settle down a little tonight and make tomorrow a better day on the beach. Stop in and grab some fresh mullet and get out there and fish! While you are in the shop, don't forget to stock up on our deals or grab a Frank & Fran's gift card which makes a great Christmas gift for your favorite angler!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/27/19 Another good day of fishing here on our little island. The Blowtoads Puppy Drum, and Speckled Sea Trout are still biting pretty good.
Remember we will be open tomorrow from 6am till12pm for those who are wanting to put some fish on the table for Thanksgiving.
We will back open our normal hours Friday 6am till 7pm and will have fresh mullet.
Congratulations to Denise Hutcheson on her slot Red Drum
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/26/19
Thankful, beyond thankful for the beautiful weather, our customers and so much more!
The fishing has been on fire today! Again, its been a day full of speckled trout, blowtoads, puppy drum and black drum. Lots of small sharks out there being reeled in as well! Shrimp and cut bait continue to be the arsenal of choice!
Thanks to Boyd Heckman and family for sharing thier photos with us today of thier catch and their dinner! Jealous of that plate? Get out there and catch some!
Open tomorrow 6am - 7pm and Thanksgiving Day from 6am - Noon!
IT'S LITTERALY SNOWING GREAT DEALS INSIDE THE SHOP! COME CHECK THEM OUT!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/25/19
Absolutely beautiful day today with lots of fish an sharks being caught! Puppy Drum, Black Drum, Blowtoads and Speckled Trout as well as miscellaneous sharks have all been reported from Avon down to Hatteras! Bait of choice has been Shrimp and cut bait.
Congrats to Alex on his Speckled Trout catches today as well as Stella with her first Puppy Drum! Great job and thanks for sharing!
Don't forget our Black Friday Sale is already going on instore! Come by and check out the great deals!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/24/2019
Looks like the we are catching a bit more Sea Mullet today then the last couple of days out. Black Drum off the Rodanthe Pier. Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton. Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet in Frisco. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Black Drum in Hatteras.
Posted Below: Brayden and Logan Stempkowski with a 1.6 oz Sea Mullet caught here off the beach in Avon.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/23/2019
A more productive today than yesterday with reports of Puppy Drum and Black Drum. Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet, and Black Drum here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Black Drum in Hatteras.
Today has slowed in progress for fishing. Sea Mullet and Black Drum off the Avon Beach. Puppy Drum, Trout, and Blowfish in Buxton. Puppy Drum and Trout in Hatteras.
The fish seem to be moving South with reports of Puppy Drum and Black Drum here in Avon. Puppy Drum and Trout in Buxton and Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/19/2019
Just getting to the point where the water is starting to calm down. Anyone out fishing will find that it takes a sea anchor to hold bottom. Puppy Drum and a few Sea Trout is what's being reported South of the Point. Stay safe.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/16/2019
The bad weather has arrived and beginning at 5PM NC 12 will be closed from the Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe. Anyone on the Island can see why this neccesary. It's gonna be a bad one folks! Stay safe. Stay dry. Stay warm.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/15/2019- A good Drum bite on the point this afternoon. With the weather conditions the way that they are that's pretty much all that we have to report this evening.
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/14/19 Good evening boys and girls we had good weather today on our little island, tomorrow promises to be good as well (most of the day). We have heard alot of good reports today, Sea mullet, Speckled Sea Trout, Puppy Drum, Black Drum, blow toads, you name it.
We just got in fresh cobb mullet for tomorrow so take advantage of the last good day of weather before the blow.
Also Heather went crazy with apparel sales today so come in and take advantage before she changes her mind. Remember you can order apparel on line as well!
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/13/19
Today has been one of those frigid, windy, chapped face, natural exfoliation kind of days! Terrible for fishing, great for staying in with a couple warm drinks!
We didn't hear of may folks out there today chasing after those citation Sea Mullet, but we have a STACK of citations, pictured below, ready to be sent off to the state! The Sea Mullet catches whether, Northern Mullet, Southern Mullet or Gulf Mullet have been incredible this year and we'd like to Congratulate each and every angler who was able to get in on that action! Here's to hoping it continues!
As for the point tonight, our own John Embrey was able to reel in a big, beautiful, 44" Drum this evening just at sunset!
Tomorrow should be a much better day for fishing prior to the BLOW this weekend! Get out there and enjoy it! We'll be open from 6am - 7pm!
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/12/2019
Well boys and girls in typical Hatteras fashion, the weather has went from beautiful to cold, windy, and rainy within 24 hours. There was a nice Red Drum bite on this morning at the point before the weather changed.Several big drum were caught.
Following up on yesterdays report of the 3lb 1oz Sea Mullet caught by Brett Jordan. Upon further investigation by Stephanie here at the shop, and a couple of calls to the IGFA it was discovered that all though there is a North Carolina record Sea Mullet that weighed in at 3lb 8 oz back in 1971, that fish was not documented by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). The current IGFA World Record for Southern Kingfish is 2lb 13 oz.
So with that being said and pending the approval of the application for the new World Record by the IGFA, We would like to congratulate Brett Jordan again on his New World Record
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/11/2019
There is a beautiful Full Moon over the island tonight and the fishing should be good through out the night. So far today we have already had Sea Mullet, Blow toads, Speckeled trout, Black Drum and Red drum.
We would like to congratulate Brett Jordan from Florence SC (pictured below) on his 3lb 1oz Sea mullet 20 inches long.
Thats just 7 ozs away from the state record, which has stood since 1971
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 11/10/19
Beautiful day on this island for fishing today and tomorrow is looking even better with temps in the high 60's and minimal winds!
Reports of Citation size Sea Mullet throughout the beaches as well as Black Drum, Blowtoads and scattered pups. Speckled Trout have also been caught on both the ocean and sound side!
FRESH Cob Mullet and Beautiful Bunker arrived today! We also have shrimp, bloodworms, squid, sandfleas, etc! Stop by and get your bait, tackle and any one of our select coolers (all 25% off)!
Fall Hours are now 6am - 7pm daily!
Congrats to Paul Lawrence as well as Greg and Gina Baker on their Citation Sea Mullet catches today! Thanks for sharing!
(fyi, NC Citation on Sea Mullet is 1lb 8oz, all three of these fish were over 2lbs!!)
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERASD ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/09/2019
Another chilly day on the Island with reports of Drum, Blues, and Sea Mullet in Rodanthe. Black Drum here in Avon. Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, and Blowfish in Buxton as well as Puppy Drum, Trout, and Blues in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/08/2019
The rough conditions have not been making it easy for anglers to get a good fish on unfortunatley. Despite this weather there were reports of Sea Mullet in Buxton as well as Frisco. Puppy Drum and Trout in Hatteras. The conditions should get better tomorrow with the rough wind calming to 10-15 mph.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/07/2019 The weather on the island was great today, Sunny and mid 70's. Cape Hatteras Anglers Club could not have asked for a better first day for their tournament. Tomorrow is predicted to be a little more challenging for the anglers however.
Today we have heard of lots of sea mullet, puppy drum,sea trout and even a few blowtoads.
We would like to congratulate Tommy Suther and Jason Tate pictured below with their two citation Sea Mullet
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT 11/05/2019 The weather here on the island was overcast today but that didn't seem to hurt the fishing. There are still catching nice sea mullet, Red Drum, Bluefish, and Speckled Sea Trout.
The weather may be a little challenging, but the fishing should be good for the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament later this week. Remember there are still teams needing fill in anglers, and there is still the opportunity to be a judge. Contact the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club at
252-995-4253 for information.
We also have plenty of fresh cob mullet, and one pounder mullet, along with all your other bait and tackle needs so come by and see us.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/03/2019
A productive day up and down the beach. Sea Mullet, Blues, and Trout in Rodanthe. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet and a 48" Drum here in Avon. Mullet, Drum and Blues in Buxton. Sea Mullet and Pompano in Hatteras.
FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/02/2019
Rough water down South but reports of Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spot, and Drum in Rodanthe. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet, and Blues here in Avon. Sea Mullet, and Puppy drum down in Buxton. Reports of rough water in Frisco and Hatteras.
.FRANK AND FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT-11/01/2019
The cold front has arrived but those braving the cold will find that the fish are still biting. In Rodanthe, Sea Mullet, Spot, and Croaker. Sea Mullet in Salvo. Sea Mullet, Blues, Puppy Drum. The majority of the Sea Mullet at ramp 34. Puppy drum in Buxton as well as Frisco. Blues and Sea Mullet in Hatteras.