I took this picture because of the name, and also because my SIL is big on fishing. I personally do not fish. This is an official weigh station.
The Fishing Insider's Guide says:
"Whalebone is a full-service tackle shop offering ice, fresh bait, tackle, and rod and Penn reel repairs. As they say at the store, "All roads lead to Whalebone Tackle, the center of the universe." The store is open year-round."
Jennette's Pier is the oldest fishing pier on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Since it was built in 1939, this historic ocean landmark has weathered dozens of hurricanes and noreasters over the past six decades. The latest, Hurricane Isabel, took 540 feet (165 m.) of pier with it. However, if they haven't already rebuilt it, they seem to intend to do just that. My first night in Nags Head, Mama, Daddy, and I visited Jennette's Pier on our nightly beach walk. It was a short distance north of our hotel. There, I saw a fisherman actually catch a small shark. Keep in mind, 1975 was the summer the movie Jaws was released and many folks were actually scared to go into the water. I didn't take that threat seriously. I was more afraid of thunderstorms. If you're not there to fish, they have an arcade and a gift shop.
Equipment: Any rod and reel will do.
When I was a kid in the 1970s, you saw maybe a handful of four-wheel drive trucks on the beach. Now, they are more commonplace much to the chagrin of environmentalists (they worry about the endangered sea oat) and everyday beachgoers. From 1 October through to 30 April, a beach driving permit needed ($25) Available at the Nags Head Town offices and many tackle shops. Speed limit 25 mph (40 km/h.) unless otherwise marked.
Equipment: All you need is a big truck, but it must be four-wheel drive or it will be mired in the sand.
It was too cold for us to do any of this when we were here.
Kayak eco-tours, dolphin watching, sailboat & windsurfing lessons, pontoon & powerboats, surfboards & umbrellas. Airboat & bike tours. Exclusive Yamaha & Sea Doo dealer. Jet skis, parasailing, kayaks.
I have not rented a boat from these people. Their ad in the phone book says, Be your own captain - Rental boats for fishing crabbing or cruising Roanoke Sound.
16' outboards & 20' pontoon boats for resnt 1/2 day or all day
This is their Roanoke Sound location where they have a 300 foot fishing and crabbing pier and the fishing boat rental. They also have a Tackle Shop, and an 800 foot Outer Banks Fishing Pier.
A short drive north on route 12 to Kill Devil Hills This pier is big, every one is so friendly, Plenty of games to play till all hours of the night no matter how drunk you are! Fishing pole rentals are available.
Equipment: OPEN 24 HOURS
$1.00 to walk out and sight see.
Bait and Poles Available
$8.00 Day Pass
$20.00 3 Day Pass
$40.00 Weekly Pass
Deep sea fishing is unlike any other type of fishing that you can imagine. Out on the water, there are fish that are often times bigger than you are. No spin caster or fly fisherman would ever land such a beast as can be found on the open ocean.
It allows you a day to just enjoy the bounty of the ocean, the comeraderie of good friends and the chance to bring home seafood finer than any you can get in the local market!
Equipment: Friends, food, beverages (and rememer, more than just beer, bring plenty of water. The sun out on the ocean can dehydrate you in a hurry!), plenty of sunscreen and if you need to, take motion sickness pills BEFORE you get on the boat!
All the houses we have rented down in this area tend to have alot of beach activities set up for you, from chairs & umbrellas to footballs, fishing gear, boggie boards and ratfs.