Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 74° to a high of 81° with an average of 77.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 68° a high of 81° with an average of 76.6° (red squares).  September temperatures were nearly flat with a slight downward trend with most of the month running… Read more »

Flounder biology and regs with Mike Loeffler (NCDMF)

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On Monday 8/28/17, Mike Loeffler was a guest on my radio show (www.thetalkstation.com, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM). Mike is a fisheries biologist for NCDMF and is the species lead for flounder here in North Carolina. Here is a transcription of that radio show with Mike Loeffler, Mr. Flounder floundering around with Dr. Bogus On… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 77° to a high of 84° with an average of 80.5° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 75° a high of 87° with an average of 80.9° (red squares).  August temperatures were nearly flat with a slight upward trend mid month falling off the last… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 77° to a high of 81° with an average of 79.0° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 76° a high of 85° with an average of 82.3° (red squares).  July temperatures were nearly flat with a slight downward trend, unusual for July with most of… Read more »

2016 Recreational Catch Statistics (NCDMF)

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Recent headlines from Marine Fisheries: “NC Recreational Salt Water Landings Down”. NCDMF has reported that although the fishing effort is up, that is there were 16% more fishing trips in 2016 compared to 2015, anglers caught 18% fewer fish. But as always the devil is in the details! One bright spot is last year’s great… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 72-degrees to a high of 80-degrees with an average of 77.1-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 68-degrees a high of 85-degrees with an average of 79.4-degrees (red squares).  May temps fluctuated a bit but increased steadily increased about 0.2-degrees/day and we continue to be… Read more »

Noisy Baits

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Noisy baits, Part 1 popping corks and rattles: by Dr. Bogus with Brian Cope   I’m (Dr. Bogus) a scientist so I always like to look at things from the scientific viewpoint, so when I saw the article by South Carolina fishing and outdoors writer Brian Cope on noise and designing noisy baits I thought… Read more »

For the best results, try live ‘n’ kickin’ bait

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For the best results, try live ‘n’ kickin’ bait, By Dr. Bogus (from 2006)   If you like to fish, almost any bait will do, if you really want to catch fish, most people go with live bait. Here is what you need to know about catching and using the real thing for bait. Although… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 68-degrees to a high of 76-degrees with an average of 72.0-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 64-degrees a high of 82-degrees with an average of 73.9-degrees (red squares).  May temps fluctuated a bit but increased steadily increased about 0.18-degrees/day and we continue to be… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 57-degrees to a unbelievable high of 68-degrees with an average of 63.4-degrees (blue diamonds), an average of 8-degrees higher than March. Bogue Sound had a low of 57-degrees a high of 76-degrees with an average of 67.5-degrees (red squares) 12.6-degrees higher than March.  April temps steadily increased… Read more »