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 »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 56-degrees to a low of 44-degrees with an average of 51.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 57-degrees but a low of 32-degrees with an average of 49.8-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in January were near or slightly above normal except for the dive they took… Read more »

NCDMF Carcass Collection Program

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NCDMF Carcass Collection Program by Dr. Bogus So I went out fishing the other day, tried top-water bait for a red drum and landed a feisty slot 23-inch red, however I struck out using live finger mullet for flounder only catching a few undersized 12- or 13-inch throwbacks, and all the time I was thinking… Read more »

Cold Stun Guidelines (12/14/16)

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    Internal Guidelines for Adaptive Management for Cold Stun Closures Dec. 14, 2016 I. Issue          Since 2011, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) has followed a set of guidelines to determine if closing the spotted seatrout commercial and recreational fisheries after severe winter cold stun events are warranted (NCDMF 2012). The decision… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 62-degrees to a low of 50-degrees with an average of 54.7-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 64-degrees but a low of 42-degrees with an average of 50.7-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in December were near normal. Slope was negative showing a decrease was about 0.21-degrees/day. … Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 69-degrees to a low of 57-degrees with an average of 61.7-degrees (blue diamonds) about 10 degrees colder than last month. Bogue Sound had a high of 66-degrees but a low of 47-degrees with an average of 57.5-degrees (red squares), nearly 12 degrees colder than October.  Temperatures in… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 78-degrees to a low of 66-degrees with an average of 71.8-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound also had a high of 78-degrees but a low of 61-degrees with an average of 69.3-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in October were near or slightly above normal. Slope was negative showing a… Read more »

Rocks of the Crystal Coast

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The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast, By Dr. Bogus and Capt. Lee Manning There’s an old adage good fishing and structure go hand-in-hand. Food and shelter beget little fish, which beget bigger fish and so on to the biggest of fish. This goes for freshwater, saltwater, inshore, offshore and any… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 78-degrees to a high of 82-degrees with an average of 79.6-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 74-degrees and a high of 82-degrees with an average of 79.0-degrees (red squares).  Flat-flat-flat plot of the temps in surf and sound showed little variation and a flat… Read more »