History of Soft Plastic Baits

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History of Soft Plastic Baits, Jim Hutchinson, Editor of The Fisherman Magazine Radio show from 06/18/18, Ben Ball Host, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM.   “I’ve got one word for you, Benjamin: plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” (From The Graduate, Staring Dustin Hoffman, 1967)   Dr. Bogus: I have a guest, Jim Hutchinson,… Read more »

The effect of barometric pressure on fish.

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David Ross, PhD (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, WHOI), Effect of barometric pressure on fish. Radio show from 04/09/18, Ben Ball Host, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM.   Dr. Bogus: I have from time to time talked about what I call my library club, my book club, and one of my favorite books on the shelf… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2018

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May’s water temps jumped up after a slow start. Surf had a low of 60, high of 76, sound a low of 63 and high of 80. Average surf was 69.2, which was + 11 From April’s average, sound 74.3, +14 above April’s average. Check out the graph.  

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2018

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Another chilly month for water temperatures! Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 53° to a not very high of 63° with an average of 57.8° (blue diamonds) nearly 7° above March. Bogue Sound had a low of 53° and a high of 68° with an average of 60.3° (red squares), about 10°… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2018

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What a bizarre month yet AGAIN! , Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 48° to a not very high of 54° with an average of 51.0° (blue diamonds) just a few tenths above February. Bogue Sound had a low of 41° and a high of 58° with an average of 50.3° (red… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2018

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What a bizarre month yet AGAIN! , Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 42° to an unexpected high of 60° with an average of 50.4° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 40° and a high of 68 (yikes)° with an average of 54.3° (red squares). Wild fluctuations indeed with a… Read more »

Troutsicle update for 2018

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          UPDATE for 2/23/18: As most of you know, I, the consummate scientist, have religiously taken water temperatures for well over 20 years. Why? It tells us who and when as far as the comings and goings of fish on our local waters. In the winter it also can raise flags as to the safety… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2018

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What a bizarre and frigid month, surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 50° to a low of 38° with an average of 44.8° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 52° a trout (and other fish) killing low of 29° with an average of 41.0° (red squares). This January was one of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 60° to a low of 48° with an average of 53.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60° a low of 35° with an average of 49.0° (red squares). December was a month that started normally then dropped a bit below normal and remained so… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 70° to a low of 57° with an average of 62.8° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 70° a low of 50° with an average of 57.8° (red squares). November was a month that started normally then the temps went in free fall after a… Read more »