From the sweltering summer heat to the biting winter chill, thousands of dedicated anglers flock to North Carolinaas piers to cast lines into the salty depths, hoping to reel in anything from whiting and shark to the highly prized sheepshead, red drum and even the elusive king mackerel. Fishing pier enthusiast Al Baird recounts the history of these wind-worn structures, from the incredible story of the oldest pier in North Carolina to the tales of the destructive hurricanes that ripped through the Outer Banks. Discover how seaside towns have grown and changed while their piers remain the same, as Baird recounts the memories and accomplishments of the men and women who have visited and loved these slowly disappearing landmarks.The northernmost fishing pier in the state, when it was built in 1953 the Kitty Hawk Pier was the third pier on the Outer Banks. The 1957 North Carolina Coastal Fishing and Vacation Guide sums up local pier fishing: aGenerally speaking one ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||North Carolina's Ocean Fishing Piers|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2011-03-08|