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The Outer Banks has experienced excellent weather in the last couple weeks, which has allowed anglers to explore all the diverse fishing the areas has to offer.

Once, maybe twice a year, visitors enjoy a rare sighting of a summer guest — a manatee swimming near the pier. Just hang over the rail, and watch its huge body being propelled by big, paddle-like flippers.

Upon leaving the beaches of the Outer Banks, most of us will do one of two things — head directly over the Wright Memorial Bridge towards Virginia, or do the bridge hop onto highway 64 towards Raleigh.

It is four bells (2 p.m) as I stand in the summer sun waiting to experience what ocean rescue was like in the late-1800s. Volunteers from all parts of the Outer Banks gather at this time on Thursdays in the summer to demonstrate how it was done when radios, cell phones, radar, and high-power…

Nestled in the widest part of Hatteras Island, adjacent to the lighthouse, is 1,007 acres of protected maritime forest known as Buxton Woods. Within the forest are hikeable trails, a world away from the bustle of Highway 12 and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Turning down one of th…

June is almost gone and the Outer Banks is sliding into July and the heat of summer. Despite the hot summer weather there is still good fishing to be had.

Fishing on ocean piers during the summer months offers anglers of all skill levels an opportunity to use a variety of fishing methods to target dozens of species. So, if you’re new to the sport you may want to start with the simplest form of pier fishing — bottom fishing.

The middle of June is here and, hopefully, the weather will be a little stable than early June. When the weather window is open, the fishing is good both inshore, nearshore, and offshore. If the weather continues to be stable, the great fishing should continue. If you are down on vacation an…

Skates and stingrays often take the bait when bottom fishing so it’s good to know the difference between the two creatures. Although they share a similar shape and both have a white underside, stingrays have a spine or barb on their whip-like tails whereas skates do not.

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island's new “For the Birds" 2.5 acre nature trail showcases many of our feathery friends, some who are year-round locals and some, like tourists, visit the Outer Banks at certain times of the year. Woodpeckers, herons, osprey and many more of their bea…

Summer is here bringing with it warm weather, and the fishing has heat up, as well. The Outer Banks are situated in the middle of a migration trail for several fish species. Two that get a lot of attention are the dolphin (mahi) and cobia. They ride the warm water as it moves north. The cobi…

Fishing on ocean piers during the summer months offers anglers of all skill levels an opportunity to use a variety of fishing methods to target dozens of species. So, if you’re new to the sport you may want to start with the simplest form of pier fishing — bottom fishing.

“I bet I catch a bigger one than you!” is a common claim you’ll hear around Jennette’s Pier this month as two half-day fishing tournaments are scheduled.