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

Jennette's Pier Fishing Report

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Thursday, September 19:  Super windy with big white-water waves crashing into shore. So far, anglers have caught BLUEFISH, POMPANO and PUPPY DRUM. Water temp 73 degrees. Sunny and cool. Wind NE at 21 knots. High tides 11:17 a.m. and 11:36 p.m. Low tide 5:47 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18: A 40" RED DRUM was released around noon by Vu Duong of Greenwood, IN (pictured). Otherwise, the ocean is rocking-and-rolling with BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, PUFFERS, FLOUNDER and small BLACK DRUM. Mostly cloudy and cooler, wind NE 25-35 mph. Large, unruly swell, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 10:29 a.m. and 10:46 p.m. Low tide 4:58 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17: Mid-morning we're seeing SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH and BLACK SEA BASS. Kind of a slow start with small PUPPY DRUM, FALSE ALBACORE, SPOT, PIGFISH and SEA MULLET. Mostly sunny, wind NE 20 mph. Lumpy, bumpy swell, water temp 79 degrees. High tide 9:54 a.m. and 10:08 p.m. Low tide 4:18 p.m.

Monday, September 16: BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, PIGFISH, POMPANO, SPADEFISH and PINFISH. Sunny and cooler, wind NE 15 mph. Junky NW swell for ESA Championships, water temp 79 degrees. High tide 9:20 a.m. and 9:33 p.m. Low tide 3:40 p.m.

Friday, September 13: A rare Harvest moon tonight! So far, POMPANO, SPECKLED TROUT, SPOT, SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH. Water temp 76 degrees. Surf is kicked up by NE winds at 18 knots. High tides 7:41 a.m. and 7:54 p.m. Low 1:53 p.m.

Thursday, September 12: Ms. Leanna Creasey of Concord, VA caught and released a 33" RED DRUM with the assistance of her son Brian. Anglers are also landing SPOT, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, CROAKER. Sunny and hot, wind SW 5-10 mph. Clean swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 6:59 a.m. and 7:16 p.m. Low tide 1:06 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11: BLUEFISH, POMPANO, PUPPY DRUM, SPECKLED TROUT, SPOT, SEA MULLET, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM and a FLOUNDER. Sunny, wind NE 5-10 mph. Small groundswell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 6:17 a.m. and 6:38 p.m. Low tide 12:22 p.m. Chris Richards of Virginia caught a nice BLUEFISH

Tuesday, September 10: BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL, SHEEPSHEAD, SPECKLED TROUT, PUPPY DRUM, SEA MULLET, SPOT, PUFFERS and CROAKER. Sunny and pleasant, wind NE 10-15 mph. Small, choppy swell, water temp 74 degrees. High tide 5:31 a.m. and 5:56 p.m. Low tide 11:34 a.m.

Monday, September 9: Some BLUEFISH and POMPANO. Overcast with periods of rain, wind NE 20 mph. Small, sloppy swell, water temp 74 degrees. Low tide 10:40 a.m. and 11:48 p.m. High tide 5:08 p.m. 

Tuesday, September 3: A few BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPADEFISH and PIGFISH. Sunny and pleasant, wind NNE 10 mph. Small rippled swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 11:13 a.m. and 11:34 p.m. Low tide 5:40 p.m. Waiting on Hurricane Dorian.

Saturday, August 31: Sunny and Warm– Fishing Is good this morning. Sea mullet, PIGFISH, Ribbonfish,  SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUES, BANDED RUDDERFISH,  and a (24”) PUPPY DRUM have been caught. Air temp 80 degrees Water temp 76 degrees and clear. Wind E at 5 knots. The surf is small. High tides 8:37am and 8:58pm and next low tides 2:53pm.

Friday, August 30: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SPADEFISH. Sunny and pleasant, wind light SSE. Small, weak swell with clearer water, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 7:47 a.m. and 8:11 p.m. Low tide 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 29: Small CROAKER and nothing else this morning. Sunny, wind NNW 15 mph. Declining swell with muddy water, water temp 72 degrees. High tide 6:54 a.m. and 7:19 p.m. Low tide 1:05 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28: Some small PIGFISHCROAKER, SEA MULLET and under-sized PUPPY DRUM. Heavy fog, wind NNW 15 mph. Decent swell with brown water, water temp 71 degrees. High tide 5:59 a.m. and 6:26 p.m. Low tide 12:07 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27: SEA MULLET and CROAKER. Mostly cloudy, wind N 10-15 mph. Organized, but still sloppy NE swell, water temp 71 degrees. High tide 5:00 a.m. and 5:29 p.m. Low tide 11:06 a.m.

Monday, August 26: A few BLUEFISH, SPOT, CROAKER, small PUPPY DRUM, SEA MULLET, SPADEFISH, SEA ROBIN and more than three keeper FLOUNDER. Sunny and pleasant, wind N 20-25 mph. Sloppy, sweeping NE swell, water temp 71 degrees. Low tide 10:02 a.m. and 11:11 p.m. High tide 4:29 p.m. Josh Gilbert of Roanoke, Va. landed this feisty bluefish that bit some cut mullet (pictured).

Saturday, August 24: Cloudy and Warm– Fishing is slow this morning. Some keeper FLOUNDER, CROAKERS, PIGFISH, SPADEFISH, BLUES, SEA MULLET.  Two KING MACKEREL  were landed around 10:30 a.m.  A 47-pounder was decked by Drew Moseley and a 16-pounder by Haynes Courtney. Air temp 72 degrees Water temp 70 degrees and clearing. Wind N at 14 knots. The surf is 3 to 4 feet. High tide 2:27pm and next low tides 8:02am and 9:07pm.

Friday, August 23: Due to upwelling, we have chilly ocean temp of 60 degrees, fishing is slow with a few small CROAKER, SEA MULLET, SEA BASS and SPOT. Low tides 7:08 a.m. and 8:04 p.m. Highs 12:53 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wind SW at 13 knots.

Thursday, August 22: Beautiful morning but cold, cold ocean water with a temp of 62 degrees thanks to steady SW and W winds. Currently, winds are 9 knots from the west. So far, SPOT, SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, SAND PERCH and PIGFISH. Low tides 6:21 a.m. and 7:07 p.m. High tides 12:05 a.m. and 12:39 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21: A 14-inch PUPPY DRUM was decked around 8:30 a.m. Otherwise, BLUEFISH, CROAKER, POMPANO, FLOUNDER, PUFFERS and PIGFISH. Partly cloudy, wind SW 10 mph. Flat, glassy and crystal clear, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 5:30 a.m. and 6:11 p.m. High tide 11:43 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20: Another good start. A 42-inch KING MACKEREL was decked at 7:30 a.m. by Thomas Linnehan Jr. of Manassas, VA. A second KING has also been landed. Anglers are also landing BLUEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, SPOT, PIGFISH, BURRFISH. Clear sunshine, wind WSW 5-10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 11:04 a.m. and 11:16 p.m. Low tide 5:26 p.m.

Monday, August 19: A good day with a lot of variety. SPANISH MACKEREL, SPOT, FALSE ALBACORE, BLUEFISH, CROAKER, TRIGGERFISH, FLOUNDER, SHEEPSHEAD, PUFFERS and BURRFISH. Mostly sunny and muggy, wind E 5 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 72 degrees. High tide 10:28 a.m. and 10:38 p.m. Low tide 4:44 p.m.

Saturday, August 17: Cloudy and Warm– Fishing is slow this morning. CROAKERS have been caught. Air temp 77 degrees Water temp 63 degrees, and muddy. Wind W at 7 knots. The surf is small. High tide 9:20am and 9:32pm next low tide 3:29pm.

Friday, August 16: FALSE ALBACORE, BLUEFISH, SPOT, TRIGGERFISH, SEA MULLET, CROAKER, PIGFISH, BLACK SEA BASS, BANDED RUDDERFISH. Overcast with a chance of rain, wind SSW 5-10 mph. Tiny, glassy swell, water temp 69 degrees. High tide 8:42 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. Low tide 2:49 p.m.

Thursday, August 15: The water is still a little chilly. Anglers are landing some nice-sized CROAKER, BLUEFISH and a few PIGFISH. Overcast with some showers forecast, wind NE 5 mph. Small, glassy swell lines rolling in, water temp 68 degrees. High tide 8:04 a.m. and 8:20 p.m. Low tide 2:09 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14: Strong S winds yesterday have caused some upwelling and slowed the fishing. So far just SEA MULLET, BLACK SEA BASS, PIGFISH, SAND PERCH and BURRFISH. Hot and sunny, wind S 15 mph. Flat, glassy and murky, water temp has dropped to 62 degrees. High tide 7:24 a.m. and 7:44 p.m. Low tide 1:27 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13: Another good start with SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, SPOT, SHEEPSHEAD, FALSE ALBACORE, PUFFER, BLACK SEA BASS, CROAKER, PIGFISH, SEA MULLET and a couple of CUTLASSFISH. Sunny, wind SSE 10 mph. Flat seas, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 6:41 a.m. and 7:04 p.m. Low tide 12:43 p.m.

Monday, August 12: A great day with some nice variety. At least 3 COBIA have been tagged and released. FALSE ALBACORE, POMPANO, FLOUNDER, SPANISH MACKEREL, TRIGGERFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, CROAKER, SPOT, PIGFISH, SEA MULLET, SEA ROBIN, BLUEFISH, BLACK SEA BASS, BURRFISH, PUFFER. Sunny, wind NE 5 mph. Flat conditions, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 5:54 a.m. and 6:21 p.m. Low tide 11:55 a.m. Trevor O'Dell of Fluvanna, VA caught a 30.4 pound KING MACKEREL yesterday.

Wednesday, August 7: A sunny morning with a few fish biting: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPOT, NORTHERN PUFFER, SEA MULLET, SHEEPSHEAD, PIGFISH and small TRIGGERFISH. Water temp 74 and clear on the end. Wind SW at 9 knots. Low tides 7:16 a.m. and 8:10 p.m. High tide 1:37 p.m. Some small surf rolling in.

Tuesday, August 6: Another day with great variety: small BLACK SEA BASSSEA MULLET, TRIGGERS, CROAKER, SPOT, PIGFISH, NORTHERN PUFFER and one nice, pretty 19 - inch FLOUNDER! Water temp 77. Blue skies with some cloud cover and winds from the NE at 7 knots. Flat sea conditions. Low tides 6:22 a.m. and 7:02 p.m. High tide 12:37 p.m.

Monday, August 5: Good variety today with FLOUNDER, SHEEPSHEAD, SPADEFISH, SEA MULLET, TRIGGERFISH, SPOT, PUFFER, PIGFISH, BAR JACKS, PINFISH so far. Partly cloudy, wind is calm. Flat and glassy, water temp 70 degrees. Low tide 5:25 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. High tide 11:37 a.m. and 11:58 p.m.

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