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 bottom fish, toothy piling feeders and other summer catches, such as cobia, king, and Spanish mackerel.

A favorite fall fish, red drum, typically make their appearance late this month. These voracious eaters can put up a whale of fight and anglers can expect plenty of intense action when hooked up.

With that in mind, Jennette’s 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 fisherman with largest red drum.

Another special event on tap this month is the Eastern Surfing Association’s 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.

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