September 2020


Slow down and breathe in the salt air this month at Jennette’s Pier. With the busy summer season behind us, visitors can embrace the slower pace of island life.

Traditionally, fishing improves in September and anglers can seek blues, croaker, drum, flounder, sea mullet, trout and more. In past years, big-time red drum “bulls” have arrived in large numbers along offshore sandbars.

Dedicated fishermen use stout custom rods to cast to these bars and their surrounding sloughs. When a bull takes the bait, it feels like a freight train running down the line.

Our Education Department continues to offer new and exciting programs, so keep checking our website for the most up-to-date virtual offerings. Right now, they plan to offer virtual field trips for the classroom and virtual day camps for the public!

Visitors may notice new Sherwood Forest green roof shingles going down this month as a large crew gets the pier house ready to withstand fall’s hurricanes and winter’s northeasters.

Did you know Jennette’s Pier and all three N.C. Aquariums keep a census of the thousands of animals in our care to help better provide for them? You can help #MakeNCCount by responding to your 2020 Census online, by phone or by paper form, by Sept. 30.


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