While February fishing is typically slow, wildlife sightings keep things interesting at Jennette’s Pier, the state’s longest public fishing platform. Plenty of bird watchers flock to this 1,000-foot-long pier during winter to see waterfowl cruising by.
Another treat: humpback whales frolicking at sea while feeding on bait fish. Again, nothing gets folks out to Jennette’s like marine mammals, including dolphins who love to play in the surf.
A lot of seals have been “hauling out” for rest along Dare County beaches recently, and often one of the Pier’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network volunteers assists in keeping an animal safe.
Another winter favorite is the red drum. Dan Hardy (pictured), of Southern Shores, caught a nice one on Hatteras Island recently. He says his company, located in Kitty Hawk, enjoys their Aquarium Society business membership.
Speaking of celebrating, Jennette’s facility rentals department won the 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for the fourth year running. Michele Bunce and her assistants conducted nearly 100 events last year.
In addition, Assistant Director Daryl Law was recognized for the second year in a row for excellence in photography, winning first and second places at a meeting of the N.C. Association of Government Information Officers Chapel Hill.