Jennette's Pier Fishing Report | Nags Head, NC 27959

Jennette's Pier Fishing Report

big reds are back!

Discover a different kind of fish storyFriday, Sept. 24: More large RED DRUM and a few small CROAKER. Overcast, wind N 25-35 mph. Sloppy, drifty swell again, water temp 75 degrees. High tide 10:10 a.m. and 10:25 p.m. Low tide 4:41 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 23: Several large RED DRUM, small BLACK DRUM and a CROAKER. Cloudy with storms approaching, wind SSE 20 mph. Large, messy swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 9:32 a.m. and 9:47 p.m. Low tide 4:01 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 22: RED DRUM, SPANISH MACKEREL, and PINFISH. Partly cloudy, wind SSE 15 mph. Choppy swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 8:55 a.m. and 9:11 p.m. Low tide 3:21 p.m. Ed Eckel landed a mess of Spanish mackerel yesterday (pictured).

Tuesday, Sept. 21: SPANISH MACKEREL, SPOT, PINFISH, PIGFISH, CROAKER, and SEA MULLET. Mostly sunny, wind E 10-15 mph. Bumpy, but decent swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 8:18 a.m. and 8:34 p.m. Low tide 2:39 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 20: Some good-sized SPOT, FALSE ALBACORE, BAR JACKS, PINFISH, SPADEFISH, FLOUNDER, and a few BLUEFISH. Sunny, wind NE 10-15 mph. Sloppy NE swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 7:37 a.m. and 7:55 p.m. Low tide 1:56 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18: BLUES, PINFISH, and SEVERAL BIG RED DRUM have been caught. Weather conditions cloudy and warm. Air temp 73 degrees. Water temp 76 degrees and cloudy. Wind N 18 mph. Next High Tide 6:28pm next Low Tide 12:17pm. 

Friday, Sept. 17: Sixteen large RED DRUM, some BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, and a few SPOT. Partly sunny, wind NNE 15-20 mph. Wobbly swell, water temp 76 degrees. Low tide 11:18 a.m. High tide 5:36 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, CROAKER, SEA MULLET. A 32-inch COBIA was released before lunch. Cloudy, wind ENE 5-10 mph. Flat, water temp 75 degrees. Low tide 10:07 a.m. High tide 4:38 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 15: ALBACORE, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, CROAKER, PIGFISH, PINFISH. Mostly sunny, wind SSE 5-10 mph. Flat seas, water temp 75 degrees. Low tide 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. High tide 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUES, CROAKER, SEA MULLET and another OCTOPUS. Gumbo Jones of Mansfield, OH released a 45-inch RED DRUM this morning. Sunny, wind W 5-10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 75 degrees. Low tide 7:50 a.m. and 9:06 p.m. High tide 2:19 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13: A 24-inch BLACK DRUM, some small CROAKER, and an OCTOPUS. Hazy sunshine, wind SW 5-10 mph. Glassy swell traces, water temp 76 degrees. Low tide 6:46 a.m. and 7:55 p.m. High tide 1:13 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 11: BLUES, PIGFISH, and BAR JACKS. Weather conditions sunny, and warm. Air temp 61 degrees. Water temp 75 degrees and clear, Wind NE 9 mph. Next High Tide 11:17and next Low Tide 5:48pm. Surf is 3ft plus.

Friday, Sept. 10: PIGFISH, SPOT, BLUEFISH and big, wind-swept hurricane waves. Water temp 76 degrees. Wind NW 25 mph. High tide 10:27 a.m. and 10:42 p.m. Low tide 4:52 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9: CROAKER, PIGFISH, SAND PERCH, and SEA MULLET. Partly cloudy with rain in the forecast, wind SSW 10 mph. Pumping Hurricane Larry swell, water temp 74 degrees. High tide 9:40 a.m. and 9:55 p.m. Low tide 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 8: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, SAND PERCH, SPOT, PUFFER. Sunny, wind light SSW. Large, long period swell from Hurricane Larry, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 8:56 a.m. and 9:10 p.m. Low tide 3:11 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 7: A few SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH. A small OCTOPUS also paid us a visit. Partly cloudy, wind NE 5-10 mph. Basically flat conditions with the occasional long period forerunner from Hurricane Larry, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 8:12 a.m. and 8:27 p.m. Low tide 2:23 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 6: SPOT, PIGFISH, FLOUNDER, and RIBBONFISH. Weather conditions sunny, and warm. Air temp 77 degrees. Water temp 75 degrees and clear, Wind SW 12 mph. Next high tide 7:45pm and Low Tide 1:37pm. 

Saturday, Sept. 4: BLUES, FLOUNDER, and ALBACORE. Weather conditions sunny, and warm. Air temp 74 degrees. Water temp 75 degrees and clear, Wind NE 10 mph. Next High Tide 6:20pm next Low Tide 12:02pm. Surf is small, but rideable.

Friday, Sept. 3: A few keeper FLOUNDER, BLUEFISH and SPADEFISH. Mostly sunny, wind NNE 15-20 mph. Sloppy NE windswell, water temp 73 degrees. Low tide 11:10 a.m. High tide 5:35 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 2: PIGFISH, SAND PERCH, CROAKER, BAR JACKS, and small BLUEFISH. Overcast, wind NNW 15 mph. Choppy, building windswell, water temp 70 degrees. Low tide 10:15 a.m. High tide 4:46 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 1: A SPANISH MACKEREL, LESSER AMBERJACK, BAR JACKS, BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, PIGFISH, PINFISH, a FALSE ALBACORE, and some RIBBONFISH. Partly sunny, wind SSW 20 mph. Small, textured swell, water temp 79 degrees. Low tide 9:16 a.m. and 10:43 p.m. High tide 3:51 p.m. Flounder season opens today for two weeks.

Tuesday, Aug. 31: A good SPANISH MACKEREL bite this morning has slowed.  An 18-inch BLACK DRUM was landed around 11:45 a.m. Also catching BLUEFISH, PIGFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SPOTTAIL PINFISH, SPADEFISH. Sunny, wind light WSW. Small, glassy swell, water temp 84 degrees. Low tide 8:17 a.m. and 9:46 p.m. High tide 2:52 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 30: SPANISH MACKEREL first thing this morning with a few PIGFISH, SEA MULLET and PINFISH scattered about. Mostly sunny, wind light and variable. Small, weak swell, water temp 82 degrees. Low tide 7:23 a.m. and 8:44 p.m. High tide 1:55 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28: PIGFISH, BAR JACKS, and ALBACORE. Weather conditions sunny, and warm. Air temp 79 degrees. Water temp 79 degrees and clear, Wind W 9 mph. Next High Tide 12:15pm next Low Tide 6:49pm. Surf is small, but rideable.

Friday, Aug. 27: Slow so far with small PINFISH, PIGFISH, SEA BASS, BAR JACK, 14 -- inch FLOUNDER (released) and BLUES. Water temp hot at 80 degrees. Light, WSW offshore winds at 8 to 10 knots. The sea is flat with tiny curlers breaking on the beach. Low tides 5:16 a.m. and 6 p.m. High 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 26: A couple of nice SPANISH MACKEREL, a small COBIA (released), and a small POMPANO. Partly sunny, wind SW 5-10 mph. Very small, glassy swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 10:49 a.m. Low tide 5:13 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25: BLUEFISH, BAR JACKS, PIGFISH, SPOT. A large MANATEE swam through the pier on his way south around 10:50 a.m. Partly sunny, wind is light and variable. Flat seas, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 10:07 a.m. and 10:21 p.m. Low tide 4:28 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24: Slow start with small PIGFISH, BAR JACKS, SPADEFISH, FLOUNDER, SHEEPSHEAD. A 28-inch PUPPY DRUM was released at 10:45 a.m. Sunny, wind SW 10 mph. Basically flat, and glassy, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 9:25 a.m. and 9:41 p.m. Low tide 3:43 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 23: PIGFISH, BAR JACKS, BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, PINFISH. Mostly cloudy, wind SE 10 mph. Very small swell, water temp 79 degrees. High tide 8:42 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Low tide 2:56 p.m.

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