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!
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.
FRANK & FRAN'S HATTERAS ISLAND FISHING REPORT - 10/27/18
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!
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!
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!
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 Wheelers Tournament 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....
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 email@example.com or share on our facebook page Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!!
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!
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-10/09/2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!