Old drum fishing with Capt. Joe Shute (Interview)

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Old reds: Radio interview by Dr. Bogus with Capt. Joe Shute on 8/13/18, Ben Ball Host of Coastal Daybreak, WTKF 1240 AM, 107.1 FM. Dr. Bogus: This is a season for the old drum fishery, before we talk about the old drum catching…you’ve been, not to harp on it but you’ve been around here for… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2018

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July’s water temps started off unusually HOT (85°) then dropped, normalized and stayed around 81 for the rest of the month. Surf had a low  of 79, high of 85, sound a low of 75 and high of 87. Averages for surf and sound almost identical, surf was 81.9, sound 81.8, Check out the graph…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2018

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June’s water temps gradually increased throughout the month at abour 0.2°/day. Surf had a low of 72, high of 82, sound a low of 78 and high of 85. Average surf was 78.5, sound 81.3, Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures.  

History of Soft Plastic Baits

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History of Soft Plastic Baits, Jim Hutchinson, Editor of The Fisherman Magazine Radio show from 06/18/18, Ben Ball Host, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM.   “I’ve got one word for you, Benjamin: plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” (From The Graduate, Staring Dustin Hoffman, 1967)   Dr. Bogus: I have a guest, Jim Hutchinson,… Read more »

The effect of barometric pressure on fish.

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David Ross, PhD (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, WHOI), Effect of barometric pressure on fish. Radio show from 04/09/18, Ben Ball Host, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM.   Dr. Bogus: I have from time to time talked about what I call my library club, my book club, and one of my favorite books on the shelf… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2018

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May’s water temps jumped up after a slow start. Surf had a low of 60, high of 76, sound a low of 63 and high of 80. Average surf was 69.2, which was + 11 From April’s average, sound 74.3, +14 above April’s average. Check out the graph.  

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2018

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Another chilly month for water temperatures! Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 53° to a not very high of 63° with an average of 57.8° (blue diamonds) nearly 7° above March. Bogue Sound had a low of 53° and a high of 68° with an average of 60.3° (red squares), about 10°… Read more »

Baked bluefish encrusted in horseradish-mayonnaise sauce, Dr. Bogus

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Baked bluefish encrusted in horseradish-mayonnaise sauce, Dr.Bogus   Ingredients 8-Bluefish fillets (two per person from the one to two pound bluefish) 1-Cup mayonnaise ¼-Cup horseradish 2-t Lemon juice 1-t Worcestershire sauce Salt & pepper to taste 1-Onion thinly sliced   Preparation Place bluefish fillets on a lightly buttered aluminum sheet on your broiler pan. Prepare… Read more »

Salsa Bluefish, Dr. Bogus

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Salsa Bluefish, Dr. Bogus   Ingredients 8-Bluefish fillets (two per person from the one to two pound bluefish) 2-Tomatoes 2-Jalapeno peppers (more if you are like me) 1-Onion 1-T Lime juice Dry cilantro (or fresh if you have it), coriander and salt to taste   Preparation Place bluefish fillets on a lightly oiled sheet of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2018

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What a bizarre month yet AGAIN! , Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 48° to a not very high of 54° with an average of 51.0° (blue diamonds) just a few tenths above February. Bogue Sound had a low of 41° and a high of 58° with an average of 50.3° (red… Read more »