Gator Encounters of the Fishing Kind by Dr. Bogus

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Gator encounters of the fishing kind, by Dr. Bogus Many of us have seen the recent You Tube video gone viral with Fred Boyce, a herpetologist at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, wrestling a big alligator in a roadside ditch in Down East Carteret County. Boyce recovered from the arm bite and finally… Read more »

Lions and Tigers Oh My, the Alien Invasion

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Lions and Tigers oh my: The “alien” invasion by Dr. Bogus Hold onto your hat Batman, beware of the alien invasion! No they are not critters from outer space or refugees from Area 51 or Roswell, New Mexico, but according to Dr. James Morris from the NOAA Labs in Beaufort, NC, the invasion of lionfish… Read more »

Fish Mounts; Preserving your Trophy Fish by Dr. Bogus

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Fish mounts; preserving your trophy fish for the ages. By Dr. Bogus We all like to memorialize our very special fish. One caught on a trip to an exotic local, an unusual catch or a truly outstanding trophy fish. Most of us take out our digital camera these days take photos from every which angle,… Read more »

Doc Ford’s Yucatan Shrimp

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Doc Ford’s Yucatan Shrimp 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large clove garlic, minced Juice of two large limes 1 tablespoon ( or more!) Indonesian sambal (preferably sambal oelek, by Huy Fong, though sriracha will work as well) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pound large, fresh, shell-on shrimp 1 teaspoon jalapeño,… Read more »

Fish Temperature Charts

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Fish Temperature Chart (Alphabetically) Species Lower avoidance T Optimum T Upper avoidance T Albacore, False 62 65 76 Amberjack 60 65-75 80 Atlantic Bonito 60 64 80 Barracuda 55 72-80 86 Blowfish 46 — 93 Bluefish 50 66-72 84 Bonefish 60 72-84 92 Cobia 65 72 79 Crevalle Jack 70 74-86 90 Croaker 45 63… Read more »

Updating North Carolina’s Artificial Reef Program; New Directions

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 Updating North Carolina’s Artificial Reef Program; New Directions. by Dr. Bogus According to Jim Francesconi, Coordinator of North Carolina’s artificial fishing reef program, the program was started back in the 1970s, when it was mostly organized by coastal fishing clubs and local municipalities. But in 1984 the North Carolina’s Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) fully… Read more »