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October 2017

Fall Fishing: Phenomenal

With relatively warm water and fewer crowds, October may be the best month to vacation in Nags Head. Imagine that tug on your line or sand between your toes — so relaxing!

Fall also offers anglers superior fishing, and plenty of people give it a try on Jennette’s Pier. Beginners should check out our Family Fishing class, Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Waiting in the surf zone are big flounder, feisty pompano and powerful puppy drum, while bull red drum challenge seasoned anglers in deeper water beyond the sandbars. Bluefish are plentiful for everyone and bite hard on surface jigs or plugs.

With so many species around, it’s just natural that the world’s largest surf-fishing tournament runs the first week of October. The Nags Head Surf Fishing Club’s Invitational Tournament lures right around 480 anglers to the beaches of Nags Head Oct. 5-6. From the pier deck, it's trucks as far as the eye can see, both north and south.

Another popular beach activity in October is weddings. The Pier is set to host eight events this month in Oceanview Hall.

Last but not least, the Pier’s Green Team continues to educate the public about reducing plastics by skipping the straw, losing the lid and using personal, reusable water bottles.

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Check out activities at our other locations

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher
Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores
Roanoke Island
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1-800-832-FISH (3474)