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 »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 50-degrees to a unbelievable high of 62-degrees with an average of 55.4-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 41-degrees a high of 65-degrees with an average of 54.9-degrees (red squares).  March temps we truly rollercoasterish (see plot) with huge variations and the monthly averages for… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 48-degrees to a unbelievable high of 66-degrees with an average of 54.7-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 44-degrees a high of 65-degrees with an average of 54.1-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in late February were way above normal, being more like late April or early… Read more »

The NC Artificial Reef Program and the New AR Guide

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Jason Peters NC Artificial Reef  program coordinator, The NC Artificial Reef Program and the New AR Guide from an interview I did on the radio on 9/26/16 Today I’m talking to Jason Peters, Coordinator of North Carolina’s Artificial Reef Program.  Welcome Jason can you give us a brief history of NCs AR program, then we… Read more »