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 »

Presto Pesto Flounder

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Presto Pesto Flounder (13 Oct 98)     2 flounder fillets (skinned)   several fresh basil leaves   fresh basil pesto   fresh juice from ¼ lemon   ¼ onion   S & P to taste   1 plum tomato   Parmesan cheese   1 stalk celery       Preparation: *Place aluminum foil on… Read more »

Flounder (or trout) with sautéed veggies

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Flounder (or trout) with sautéed veggies (Oct 2010)     3-T olive oil   1-tomato   4-T butter   1-jalapeno pepper   2-garlic cloves   parsley   1-onion   fresh juice from ½ lemon   8-oz. mushrooms   sherry to taste   4-flounder fillets   salt & pepper   Preparation: In a food processor first… Read more »

Flounder with Garlic Mustard Sauce

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Flounder with Garlic Mustard Sauce, By Dr. Bogus   Ingredients: 2-T. Olive oil 2-T. Butter 4-Garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 lb Shrimp, shelled, deveined and butterflied 4-flounder fillets, skinned 1/2 C. White wine Juice from 1/2 lemon 2-T. Dijon mustard 1/2-t. thyme (fresh if available) Salt & pepper 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese   Cooking Directions :… Read more »

Browned Butter Sauteed Fish

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Browned Butter Sautéed Fish Ingredients: 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon garlic power 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk or milk 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons light olive oil 1 pound flounder, speckled trout, tilapia, red snapper, or any firm white,… 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 »