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Dr. Bogus’ “MULLET BLOW!” mini-Fishing Report for 8/31/13. Surf 80°, sound 81°.


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Question, what do ripening sea oats, sulfur butterflies, rapidly dwindling hours of daylight, plunging ocean and sound water temperatures, on the heels of brisk northeast winds mean to you? How about “MULLET BLOW” and the official start of the fall fishing season! For over a week the mullets, striped and finger alike have been leaking and sneaking from our sounds and out our inlets into the ocean surf in small scout groups. However over the weekend, on the force of a strong Canadian cold front and brisk northeast winds, the scouting and leaking turned into a massive escape. What a scene there was on Sunday morning, mullet large and small filling and riding the ocean waves east to west down the beach getting ready for their winter spawning activities.

Last year’s inaugural mullet blow incidentally was also on August 25th, and was very strong like the “old days”. Typically the initial mullet blow has occurred by the end August and over the last 15-years ranged from August 24th to September with ocean water temperatures along the beach around 81-degrees. With the forecast of cool northeast to persist for a while, and the numbers of mullet we have observed in the backwaters, another good mullet run should be expected this year as well.

Where can you find the king mackerel? How is the surf fishing…bottom fish? What about Old Drum fishing in the Neuse? There has been a good summer speck bite, but where are they? Any wahoo action? Need an update on Bogue Banks or Topsail piers? I got it! How about a surf fishing update? Where have I been catching slot drum? Mullet Blow? What’s that? For this and much more, you can subscribe to the full “Totally Bogus Fishing Report” for less than 7-cents/day, still only $25/year. It’s getting close to summer fishing season, so there’s no reason for YOU to miss out! Just send a check for $25 and your e-mail address to:

Dr. Bogus
P.O. Box 5225
Emerald Isle, NC 28594


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