Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2021 Surf temps for September were pretty tight for August, especially in the surf which had only a 5-degree range whereas the sound was 11-degrees. Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 77°, high of 82°with an average of 79.8° +/- 1.7°. The surf curve had a very… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2021

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Surf and sound temps for August were pretty tight for August, especially in the surf which had only a 4-degree range whereas the sound was only 9-degrees. Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 82°, high of 86°with an average of 83.5° +/- 1.2°. The surf curve had a very slight negative (virtually flat)… Read more »

Catching BIG Flounder with Capt. Lee Winkleman

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Big Flounder WTKF radio show 8/16/21 with Capt. Lee Winkleman, Mike McHugh Host and Dr. Bogus   Dr. Bogus: We’re going to transition to today’s topic. We were going to have Tim with Lee today but he’s actually working today. Capt. Lee Winkleman: He’s out there being famous. He can’t get a day off, that… Read more »

Bogue Inlet USACE July 2021 Survey

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Connecting Channel Connector – https://eft.usace.army.mil/saw-nav/INLETS/BOGUE/Bogue_Inlet_Inside.pdf Ocean Outer Bar/Bogue Inlet Ocean Bar – https://eft.usace.army.mil/saw-nav/INLETS/BOGUE/Bogue_Inlet_OB.pdf

Self Releasing Hooks

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    https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/hooklinescience/2021/06/21/can-self-releasing-hooks-minimize-fish-injuries-during-catch-and-release/ https://afspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fsh.10608

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2021 Surf and sound temps for June were flat early in the month then rose rapidly late in the month to unusually high temps. Surf had a 11-degree range whereas the sound was 15-degrees. Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 72°, high of 83° (11° difference) with… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May2021 Surf and sound temps for May again were on a roller coaster with wide and wild fluctuations especially early in the month, followed by steady increases later in the month followed by a serious cold snap and drop in temps. Surf had a 11-degree range whereas the sound was… Read more »

Catch and Release

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Ethical Catch and Release practices for the modern fisherman Recommended Catch and Release Practices High quality sport fishing is enhanced by anglers who choose to practice catch-and-release and proper handling practices. We help do this by harvesting only those fish you will use, and releasing the rest of our catch unharmed in the best possible… Read more »

Fun with fish ID

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Triple Tail caught at Bogue PierLive Ribbon Fish on Clark Spoon         Ribbonfish (Cutlass fish) Smooth Puffer/Rabbit Fish Atlantic MoonfishNorthern 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… Read more »