Monday, April 23, 2018
While waiting for a bite Sunday morning, Sammy Thornton down at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head spied something in the trough swimming parallel to the beach. Was it a trout or was it a puppy trout?
The 54-degree water was crystal clear and calm owing to light northerly onshore winds. The fish, most likely a puppy, swam under the pier where the sun was lighting up the sea floor.
Over on the other side of the pier, however, it didn’t appear the fish had swum into the shadow and...
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Fishing improves this month beginning with the likely return of Northern puffers. These small to medium-sized fish puff up with air when they’re caught and reeled in. Prized for their meat by some anglers, they are often called blowfish or blow toads. The Northern puffer is not deadly poisonous like its tropical counterparts and has been consumed by humans for many years.
Puffers typically represent the start of a long march of returning species such as shad, sea mullet, blues, gray...
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Jennette’s Pier Assistant Director, Daryl Law, received an award for Excellence in Communications from the N.C. Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO) during a conference in Chapel Hill last month for his part in developing a new website, www.jennettespier.net , which features a fresh look, vivid photographs, crisp copy and responsive design for ease of viewing on laptops, tablets and cellular phones. All four N.C. Aquariums’ facilities launched new sites...
Monday, March 14, 2016
By Jeff Hampton
The Virginian Pilot
Jennette’s Pier was quiet on a recent, sunny Monday afternoon except for two guys chatting as their fishing poles leaned against the wood railing. Fish weren’t biting. Water’s still too cold.
But plenty was happening otherwise at this 1,000-foot pier, the longest of its kind on the Outer Banks.
Jennette’s Pier marks its fifth anniversary this year after reopening as a state-owned facility. It serves as an oceanfront outpost for the North...
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