Jennette's Pier Blog

Category: Fishing

Fishing Roundup

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... Read More
Posted by Daryl Law at Monday, April 23, 2018

March Fishing Forecast

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... Read More
Posted by Daryl Law at Saturday, February 25, 2017

Website wins award

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, , 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... Read More

Jennette's Pier celebrates fifth year

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... Read More
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