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Hook into world-class fishing, youth adventure camps and an exceptional banquet facility all at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. Enjoy our clean, wide beaches, public bathhouse and free parking. Inside the pier house, come face to face with native fish species while peering into one of our large aquariums. Explore interactive science exhibits and learn about renewable energy. Come see why Jennette's Pier is a family favorite.

Hours of Operation:
Nov. and April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May thru Oct. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dec. thru March 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open year round, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

All Day Fishing Fees
Adult $14 Children $7*
Cobia / King pass add $8
*  Age 12 and under

All Day Walk-on Fees
Adults $2 Children $1
*  Age 12 and under

Fishing Report

  • April 1

    Windy day

    It's a cool windy morning here at the pier.  A cloudy morning with strong winds.  Winds are from the SSW at 25 mph.  High tide is 5:32 p.m.  Low tide is at 11:38 a.m.  The current air temperature is 49 degrees, and the water temperature is 51 degrees.  No one is fishing yet.  

  • March 31

    Joe and Joyce

    It's a beautiful, sunny morning today at the pier.  The winds and quite strong and will be increasing throughout the day.  The air temperature is in the upper 50's and the water temperature is 52 degrees.  High tide will be at 4:42 p.m. and Low tide is at 10:49 a.m.  Shad and puffers continue to be caught from the pier. Today, Joe and Joyce enjoyed their time together fishing.  Come on out and say hello!

  • Thursday, March 30

    Puppy Drum Arrive

    Sunny but cold again with a fierce north wind at 19 knots. Several bus loads of students on a field trip are heading out to give it a go . Water temp 50 degrees, air temp 51. Some small surf rolling in. Low tide 10:01 High tide 3:05 p.m. A 28.5 inch PUPPY DRUM was landed and released last Saturday so maybe we'll see a few more soon (file photo).

  • Wednesday, March 29

    North Wind

    Afternoon update -- A NORTHERN PUFFER has been caught! North wind at 19 knots. Ocean water temp 50 degrees, air temp 49 at 9 a.m. Low tide 8:54 a.m. High tide 2:29 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    Windy and Cold

    Bundle up good if you plan to fish this morning! At least one SKATE has been decked and released. A hard north wind at 9 knots is raking across the ocean. Air temp 45 degree, water temp 51. Low tide 7:46 a.m. High tide 1:22 p.m. Come by "sea" what's swimming in our Aquariums!

  • Monday, March 27

    Foggy morning

    Cloudy, foggy and passing showers to start the day. No one fishing yet but the SHAD and PUFFERS have shown up! Check out Shylah from Durham who caught this NORTHERN PUFFER over the weekend. Air temp 56 degrees and water temp 51. Low tide 6:46 a.m. and high 12:25 p.m. Wind NE at 15 knots.

  • March 26

    George caught a shad

    Beautiful day here at the pier.  The water is calm and glassy.  Winds are very light from WSW.  High tide is at 11:36 a.m.  Low tide is at 5:42 p.m.   Come on out and enjoy this weather. George from Manteo is here catching shad.  Puffers are also being caught. 

  • Friday, March 24

    Beach Day!

    Sunny and warm, wind SW 15 mph. Small, glassy swell, water temp 48. High tide 10:10 a.m. Low tide 4:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 23

    Hint of Spring

    Partly cloudy and warmer, wind WSW 15 mph. Small, glassy swell, water temp up to 51 in this afternoon. High tide 9:24 a.m. Low tide 3:32 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 22

    Cloudy and Cool

    Cold, cloudy and passing rain showers. Water temp 50 degrees. No one fishing yet. Wind SE at 8 knots. High tide 8:36 a.m. Low tide 2:51 p.m. From the Jina Jennette photo collection, a nice black and white image of some serious bluefish caught on the old pier.

  • Tuesday, March 21

    Old School

    Sunny and cold again today. Three folks fishing so far nothing. Wind N at 10 knots. Air temp 46 degrees, water temp 48. High tide 7:50 a.m. Low 2:08 p.m. Check out this old photo of a bigtime catch of drum from our archives.

  • Monday, March 20

    Hauled Out

    Another bright, sunny day but cold and windy. No one fishing yet. Air temp 43 degrees, water temp 48. Winds NE at 19 knots. High tide 7:01 a.m. and low 1:23 p.m. Check out this grey seal pup that hauled out of the ocean to rest on Friday morning. Staff from the Pier responded to make sure the animal was ok. We are proud to be part of the Outer Banks Marine Mammal Stranding Network. If you find a stranded mammal, please call 252-455-9654 on the northern beaches or 252-216-6892 in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (Image courtesy Wes Snyder Photography)

  • March 19

    Morning view

    It is a cool and breezy morning today at the pier.  The winds are from the North at 15 mph.  The air temperature is 48 degrees, and the water temperature is 49 degrees.  High tide is 6:32 p.m.  Low tide is 12:35 p.m.    

  • March 18

    Robert from Portsmouth

    Robert from Portsmouth, Virginia is enjoying himself on the pier.  The weather is cool and windy, with the temperature dropping throughout the day.  The current air temp. is 48 degrees.  The water temp. is 48 degrees.  The winds are from the NE 20+ mph.  High tide is 5:36 p.m.  Low tide is 11:43 a.m.   

  • Friday, March 17

    Wearing Green?

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Water temp 48 degrees and warmer air temps forecasted today. Plenty of bird watchers here but no one fishing yet. Low tide 10:44 a.m. High tide 4:33 p.m. Wind SW at 13 knots. 

  • Thursday, March 16

    Atlantic Spadefish -- Brilliant sun and cold again today. Students on a field trip from Currituck are giving it a go but nothing to report yet. Water temp 47 degrees. Low tide 9:38 a.m. High tide 3:22 p.m. Winds N at 10 knots. These Atlantic spadefish can be viewed in our Pier Piling aquarium inside the pier house.

  • Wednesday, March 15

    Cold & Blustery

    Clear and cold, wind NW 30 mph. Ragged swell, water temp 48. Low tide 8:22 a.m. High tide 1:58 p.m.

  • March 14

    Southside of the pier

    Windy and cold.  The pier is quiet this morning with no one fishing.  The temperature is 40 degrees. The water temperature is 49 degrees.  Strong NW winds at 25+ mph.  High tide is at 12:58 p.m.  Low tide is at 7:12 p.m. 

  • Monday, March 13


    Steady rain giving way to partly cloudy skies, wind NE 20 mph. Still a large,  sloppy swell, water temp 49. High tide 12:00 p.m. Low tide 6:17 p.m.

  • March 11, 2023


    Sunny, Windy and Cold. Air temp 45 degrees, Water temp 49 degrees, High Tide 9:33 am & 5:10:02pm, Low Tide 3:38am & 3:44pm. Winds NNW 28mph.

  • Friday, March 10

    Gray Skies

    Overcast with rain on the way, wind SSE 10 mph. Large swell filling in, water temp 50. High tide 8:53 a.m. Low tide 3:04 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 9


    DOGFISH. Sunny and cool, wind N 20-25 mph. Choppy NE swell sweeping down the beach, water temp 50. High tide 8:18 a.m. Low tide 2:29 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 8

    Winter's Grip

    Winter's not letting go. Mostly cloudy, wind N 30-40 mph. Swell sweeping in from the N, water temp 51. High tide 7:45 a.m. Low tide 1:58 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 7

    March Splendor

    Another beautiful, sunny morning with stiff W winds forecast to switch N later today. Air temps will drop with the wind switch. Small swell, water temp 51. High tide 7:14 a.m. Low tide 1:29 p.m.

  • Monday, March 6

    Solid swell

    While the fish aren't biting yet, the surf has been decent recently. Water temp 51 and air temp feels like spring! Low tide 1:05 p.m. High tide 6:41 p.m. Wind N at 8 knots.

  • March 4, 2023

    Sunny & Warm

    Saturday March 4, 2023, Sunny, Windy and Warm. Air temp 68 degrees, Water temp 51 degrees, High Tide 5:29am & 5:48pm, Low Tide 12:02 & 11:50pm. Winds WSW 17mph.

  • March 4, 2023

    Sunny & Warm

    Saturday March 4, 2023, Sunny, Windy and Warm. Air temp 68 degrees, Water temp 51 degrees, High Tide 5:29am & 5:48pm, Low Tide 12:02 & 11:50pm. Winds WSW 17mph.

  • Friday, March 3

    Rainy Morning

    Rain showers, wind ENE 10-15 mph. Slightly choppy swell, water temp 51. Low tide 11:26 a.m. High tide 5:07 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 2

    Soggy Morning

    Heavy showers, fog, rain but nice swell. No one fishing yet. Water temp 51 and air temp 62 degrees. Wind S at 4 knots.

  • Wednesday, March 1

    Fresh Swell

    Mostly sunny, wind NE 10-15 mph. Strong, choppy swell filled in overnight, water temp 50. Low tide 9:40 a.m. High tide 3:23 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February, 28

    Foggy Today

    Fog, some sun, wind W 5 mph. Small swell, water temp 51. Low tide 8:39 a.m. High tide 2:16 p.m.

  • Monday, February 27

    Fishing Report

    Overcast, wind NNE 15-20 mph. Choppy, long-period swell, water temp 50. Low tide 7:31 a.m. High tide 12:58 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 26

    Fishing Report

    Cloudy, windy, and cold.  Air temp. is 45 degrees. Water temp. is 51 degrees.  High tide 11:58 a.m. Low tide 6:21 a.m.  Winds are from the NE at 12 mph.

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