October 09, 2021
By Chelsea Reed
The Outer Banks is one of the top ten places to visit in the U.S. right now for a beach getaway! Nothing beats a summer vacation like an Outer Banks ocean breeze. But did you know that the Ribbon of Sand is also a pristine place to visit in the fall? With lower humidity, clearer skies, and comfortable temperatures, some tout that autumn is an even better time to visit!
The shift in weather is also a great environment for catching quality fish. Seasoned anglers know that the Outer Banks is one of the most revered fishing capitals in the world. From red drum to bluefish to sailfish, dozens of species can be found. Today’s featured artwork celebrates the rich fishing heritage of the area.
Fish On by Suzanne Morris
You haven’t experienced true local fishing culture if you haven’t visited a local fishing pier. We’re talking about the original, old-fashioned piers build with solid log pylons, weathered wood, and a crooked plank or two. (Okay, maybe the entire pier is crooked. That just gives it character.) Each pier has its own flavor and offers something unique. Word of advice: you might want to put your smartphone into a waterproof flotation device!
If you’re more of a landlubber, surf fishing might be the ticket. This traditional form of fishing is one of the oldest around on the islands. Having lived there for a few centuries, the local families know a good trick or two. This Hatteras man seems to be quite pleased with his bounty for the day.
Shrimp Boats by Alice Ann Dobbin
Commercial fishing is big business here on the North Carolina coast. Because the Outer Banks is among the best places in the world to shrimp and fish, today’s fishermen have distributed local seafood to the West Coast, Japan, Europe, and beyond. Fortunately, there is a growing effort to ensure Outer Banks seafood stays in local restaurants. You can check out NC-Seafood.org to discover the proud distributors of local seafood in our area.
Dreaming of Fish by Sue Wall
What do you do if you come home empty-handed or if fishing weather is too foul? Well, you could be dreaming of fish like this adorable house cat. The graceful solid wood dresser and art on the wall are typical decor inside Outer Banks homes. It also happens to be the perfect place for a catnap. Perhaps this kitty is thinking about the one that got away. Maybe next time!
The Catch of the Day is...Art!
Whether you love the fishing sport or simply enjoy time outside with a pole, you can score a catch much easier at Seaside Art Gallery. Browse through expansive collections of maritime art, landscapes, portraits, and more. You could very well find a piece that speaks to you on the first try!
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