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

Jennette's Pier Fishing Report

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Thursday, Oct. 1: Slow start. Sunny, wind SW 5-10 mph. Small, clean swell, water temp 71.5 degrees.High tide 7:47 a.m. and 8:01 p.m. Low tide 2:02 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Steve lost a nice PUPPY DRUM that flipped out of the landing net. Other anglers were luckier and have decked keeper PUPPY DRUM. Two large RED DRUM were released around 11:00 a.m. Some BLACK DRUM have been caught on Lug worms we sell! Also catching SEA MULLET and PINFISH. Water temp 72 and dirty. Winds NW at 17 knots mid-morning. Low tide 1:22 p.m. and high tide 7:25 p.m. Lynn says: "There's 'fishes' in that dirty water."

Tuesday, Sept. 29: POMPANO, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, SPOT, PIGFISH, PUFFERS. Cloudy with thunderstorms forecast, wind SE 15-20 mph. Small swell rolling in, water temp 71 degrees. High tide 6:29 a.m. and 6:48 p.m. Low tide 12:38 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 28: SPOT, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, SAND PERCH, PUFFERS, BAR JACKS, POMPANO. Cloudy, wind light and variable. Small, choppy swell, water temp 70 degrees. High tide 5:43 a.m. and 6:06 p.m. Low tide 11:50 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26: We have several fishermen out this morning. They have caught BLACK DRUM, PUFFERS, SEA MULLET, and POMPANO. Weather conditions Cloudy, air temp 72 degrees. Water temp 70 degrees and cloudy. Wind SW at 11 mph. The surf is small.  Next High Tide 4:28pm and next Low Tide 10:08am.

Friday, Sept. 25: SPOT, POMPANO and FLOUNDER. Overcast with showers, wind NE 5 mph. Tiny waves, water temp 70 degrees. Low tide 8:45 a.m. and 9:56 p.m. High tide 3:18 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24: Overcast and cool early; water temp 68 degrees. So far, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, a keeper PUPPY DRUM, SEA MULLET and a throwback SPECKLED TROUT. Nice, clean waves rolling in and the ESA is having its second day of their Easterns championships on south beach. Light, SW winds at 4 knots. Low tide 7:44 a.m. and high tide 2:12 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Afternoon Update: Strong PUPPY DRUM bite. Nathan Chang oF Raleigh caught this keeper, 18.5 inch SPECKLED TROUT this afternoon. In general, tough conditions again with BLACK DRUM, FLOUNDERPOMPANO, SPADEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD and small PUPPY DRUM so far. Overcast, wind NW 10 mph. Large, clean, long period swell breaking beyond the end of the pier, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:33 a.m. and 7:44 p.m. High tide 1:02 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22: Tough conditions again with several anglers trying but nothing biting yet. Clearing skies, wind N 20-30 mph. Large, long period swell breaking beyond the end of the pier, water temp 72 degrees. High tide 12:01 a.m. Low tide 6:38 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 21: Tough conditions today and no one is fishing yet. Cloudy, wind NE 25-25 mph. Large, unruly, long period swell, water temp 74 degrees. High tide 11:04 a.m. Low tide 5:38 p.m.

Saturday, September 19: We have several fishermen out this morning. Nothing has been caught as yet. Weather conditions Overcast, air temp 69 degrees. Surface water temp 74 degrees, bottom temp 72 degrees and cloudy. Wind NNE at 35 mph. The surf is 8.5ft and choppy.  Next High Tide 9:22am and next Low Tide 3:47pm.

Friday, Sept. 18: Several large RED DRUM, POMPANO, PIGFISH. Partially clearing skies, wind N 30-35 mph. Bumpy long period swell, surface water temp 76 degrees, bottom temp 74 degrees. High tide 8:33 a.m. and 8:54 p.m. Low tide 2:54 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17: BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, POMPANO, PINFISH and SPANISH MACKEREL. Cloudy and expecting showers, wind ENE 10-15 mph. Continued sloppy swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 7:44 a.m. and 8:06 p.m. Low tide 2:02 p.m. Anna Postingaher of Amherst Va. caught a 17.5-inch flounder on her first cast this morning with a lugworm from our tackle counter.

Wednesday, Sept. 16: The RED DRUM bite is on again with 25 caught and released before 10:00a.m.. Anglers are also catching keeper PUPPY DRUM, small PIGFISH and some SPOT. Mostly cloudy, wind ENE 15-20 mph. Sloppy swell continues, water temp 75 degrees. High tide 6:55 a.m. and 7:17 p.m. Low tide 1:09 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Two dozen large RED DRUM, a strong SPOT bite, PIGFISHBLUEFISH, FLOUNDER. Partly sunny, wind NNE 20 mph. Large sloppy swell, surface water temp 77 degrees, bottom 74 degrees. High tide 6:04 a.m. and 6:27 p.m. Low tide 12:15 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14: Afternoon bite: small POMPANO and SPADEFISH. A keeper PUPPY DRUM was caught first thing this morning and a large RED DRUM got away. We're also catching SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET and BLUEFISH. Mostly cloudy, wind N 15-20 mph. Sloppy hurricane swell, surface water temp 78 degrees, bottom temp 76 degrees. High tide 5:11 a.m. and 5:35 p.m. Low tide 11:18 a.m.

Saturday, September 12: We have several fishermen out this morning. PINFISH, POMPANO have been caught. Weather conditions Cloudy and warm, air temp 73 degrees. Surface water temp 78 degrees, bottom temp 76 degrees and cloudy. Wind NE at 30 mph. The surf is 6ft plus and choppy.  Next High Tide 3:41pm and next Low Tide 9:15am and 10:26pm.

Friday, Sept. 11: POMPANO, SPOT, SHEEPSHEAD, SEA MULLET, PINFISH. Brian Olson landed an 18-inch SHEEPSHEAD. Mostly cloudy with storms forecast, wind WNW 10 mph. Pretty SE swell, water temp 77 degrees. Low tide 8:07 a.m. and 9:26 p.m. High tide 2:35 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10: POMPANO, SPOT, SPANISH MACKEREL. Passing thunderstorms, wind light and variable. Semi-clean swell, water temp 77 degrees. Low tide 7:08 a.m. and 8:23 p.m. High tide 1:34 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9: A 40-inch KING MACKEREL was landed by Robby Atwood on a live mullet at 8:30 a.m. Anglers are also catching small PINFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL and POMPANO. Overcast with showers forecast, wind ENE 15-20 mph. Sloppy windswell, water temp 77 degrees. Low tide 6:18 a.m. and 7:23 p.m. High tide 12:40 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8: SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, PIGFISH, SPOT, SHEEPSHEAD, BLUEFISH and keeper PUPPY DRUM. Partly cloudy, wind NE 10-15 mph. Choppy swell, water temp 78 degrees. Low tide 5:36 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. High tide 11:53 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5: We have several fishermen out this morning. BLUEFISH, SPOT, KEEPER PUPPY DRUM and sm POMPANO, have been caught. Weather conditions Sunny and warm, air temp 78 degrees. Surface water temp 78 degrees, bottom temp 76 degrees and clear. Wind NE at 24 mph. The surf is small.  Next High Tide 10:03am and next Low Tide 4:23pm.

Friday, Sept. 4: SPANISH MACKEREL, a small COBIA, BLUEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, PIGFISH and a keeper PUPPY DRUM. Sunny, wind NNW 5-10 mph. Small, glassy swell, surface water temp 77 degrees, bottom temp 74 degrees. High tide 9:27 a.m. and 9:40 p.m. Low tide 3:43 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3: SPANISH MACKEREL, PIGFISH, SHEEPSHEAD. Sunny and hot, wind W 5-10 mph. Small swell lines, water temp 78 degrees. High tide 8:52 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. Low tide 3:04 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2: What a start to the day! Wyatt Linnehan (6 years old of Absecon, NJ) reeled in his first KING MACKEREL. The KING MACKEREL was 31.8-pounds and 48-inches long with a 21-inch girth. Anglers are also catching small SPANISH MACKEREL, PUPPY DRUM, BLUEFISH and SPOT. Mostly sunny, wind light and variable. Small, swamped swell, water temp 80 degrees. High tide 8:14 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Low tide 2:24 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1: A few SEA MULLET, SPOT, SPADEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, PIGFISH and a POMPANO. A small COBIA was released and a small SAILFISH was spotted around 11:00 a.m. Sunny, wind NNE 5-10 mph. Choppy underlying swell, surface water temp 78, bottom temp 74 degrees. High tide 7:34 a.m. and 7:53 p.m. Low tide 1:41 p.m.

Monday, August 31: A 30-pound KING MACKEREL was decked around 1:00 p.m. Otherwise anglers are catching FALSE ALBACORE, FLOUNDER, PINFISH, and some nice POMPANO. Mostly sunny and pleasant, wind E 19 mph. Flat and choppy, water temp 78 degrees. High tide 6:50 a.m. and 7:13 p.m. Low tide 12:55 p.m. George Cecil of Manteo landed a FALSE ALBACORE, or LITTLE TUNNY, off the pier!

Saturday, August 29: We have several fishermen out this morning. BLUEFISH, sm BLACK DRUM, BLUE RUNNER, and PIGFISH, have been caught. Weather conditions Cloudy and warm, air temp 82 degrees. Water temp 74 degrees and clear. Wind SW at 11 Knots. The surf is small. Next High Tide 5:41pm and next Low Tide 11:17am.

Friday, August 28: Some nice-sized POMPANO, SMOOTH PUFFERS, PIGFISH, PINFISH and a small COBIA. Mostly sunny, wind NW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 80 degrees. Low tide 10:07 a.m. High tide 4:40 p.m.

Thursday, August 27: A small COBIA was released early and anglers are catching PIGFISH, BLUEFISH and SPOT. A keeper PUPPY DRUM and two 1.5-pound POMPANO were decked by Kim Payment, from the state of Washington, and her son-in-law Matt Rhodes, of Elizabeth City, NC respectively. Sunny, wind SW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 74 degrees. Low tide 9:01 a.m. and 10:16 p.m. High tide 3:36 p.m.

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