Fishing on the banks was forever changed when the first fishing pier – Jennette’s Pier – was opened in Nags Head back in 1939.
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Jennette’s Pier and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have teamed up with the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBX CDR) to develop and install informational graphic panels at these two aquarium facilities.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks has long been known for its spectacular fishing. Red drum, bluefish, striped bass, flounder and king mackerel are just some of the prized fishes sought by anglers young and old.
Anglers have had fun catching a few hickory shad, croaker and one giant, red drum, which was released. Skates and dogfish are also still in the mix. As the ocean temperature continues to warm up, look for trout, puppy drum and blues to arrive next.
A young, humpback whale put on quite a show the other day as it was feeding out beyond the end of the pier. Plenty of dolphins have been around as well.
Whether you want to fish or sight see, come on down to Jennette’s Pier today.