September features all the best things these Outer Banks barrier islands have to offer — great fishing, potential for perfect waves, and warm ocean temperatures.
Before fall arrives, anglers can target a wide variety of species from the Pier, including bottomfish, toothy piling-feeders and other summer catches such as cobia, king and Spanish mackerel.
A favorite fall fish, red drum, typically make its appearance late this month. These voracious eaters can put up a whale of a fight, and anglers can expect plenty of intense action when hooked up.
With that in mind, Jennette’s Pier plans to hold its annual Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament Saturday, Sept. 28. A large crowd is expected, because a "heaver" rod by Nick’s Custom Rods, coupled with a Daiwa Saltist reel, will go to the angler with the largest red drum.
Another special competition is on tap this month: the Eastern Surfing Association’s (ESA) Eastern Championships, Sept. 15–21. See top amateurs of all ages from all along the East Coast battle for bragging rights for “Best in the East.” This contest pits six surfers per heat, competing head to head in different age groups from Menehune to Grand Masters.
Be there, aloha!