Fun with fish ID

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Northern Puffer Sea Robin Sheepshead Spade fish Stargazer Atlantic bumper Puffed up puffer Burr Fish Banded Drum Palometa Lookdown Fish HoundfishOyster Toadfish Bonefish Remora: Not a juvenile cobia Remora’s sucker on top of its head

Date of first Mullet Blow in EI 1999-2020

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Year Surf Temp 9/1/1999 81 9/6/2000 79 8/25/2001 82 9/1/2002 82 9/6/2003 82 8/24/2004 80 8/26/2005 84 9/2/2006 80 8/29/2007 85 9/1/2008 81 9/1/2009 78 8/28/2010 82 9/2/2011 79 8/25/2012 80 8/25/2013 77 8/26/2014 80 8/25/2015 84 8/30/2016 82 8/27/2017 79 8/26/2018 79 8/26/2019 80 9/1/2020 84   80.9

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2021 Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 49°, high of 55° with an average of 51.6° +/- 1.5° curve was nearly flat with a small positive slope and again above normal for the month, typical for February. Bogue Sound had a low of 41° and a high… Read more »

Shorebird Nesting at the Point in Emerald Isle

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Shorebird Nesting Area/Program at the Point in Emerald Isle (WTKF 107.1 FM, Radio Interview of Ed Phillips, 1/18/21) by Dr.Bogus, Ed Phillips and Mike McHugh Dr. Bogus: My many days wandering down at the EI Point fishing I bumped into somebody named Ed Phillips riding his bike up and down the street, crossing over the… Read more »

Average Monthly Surf Temps (2/15/21)

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Average Weekly Surf Temps in Emerald Isle 1995-2021 2021 NCDMF Recreational regulations (ncdmf.net, http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/). Fishing License since Jan-2007 (www.ncwildlife.org), 1-888-HUNTFISH, 1-888-248-6834), trout 4/day, 14-in. Water temperatures…who! Winter (low, in 40s Dec, Jan, Feb) March (50s) April (60s, magic temp. 65°), May (70s) Fish and temperature croaker (45°), sea mullet/trouts/blowfish (48°), bluefish (50°), B&R drum (52°),… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2021 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 57°, low of 50° with an average of 52.8° +/- 1.7° curve was very flat with only a small range and a very small negative slope, but again above normal for the month. We are early into February and still… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2020 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 63°, low of 53° with an average of 57.3°, 10 degrees colder than November°, steadily dropping through the month but again above normal for the month. Sound had a high of 61° and a low of 45° and an average… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2020 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 72°, low of 64° with an average of 67.5°, and again above normal for the month. Sound had a high of 72° and a low of 52° and an average of 63.1°. November’s surf and sound showed wild roller coaster… Read more »