Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 62-degrees to a low of 50-degrees with an average of 54.7-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 64-degrees but a low of 42-degrees with an average of 50.7-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in December were near normal. Slope was negative showing a decrease was about 0.21-degrees/day. … Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 69-degrees to a low of 57-degrees with an average of 61.7-degrees (blue diamonds) about 10 degrees colder than last month. Bogue Sound had a high of 66-degrees but a low of 47-degrees with an average of 57.5-degrees (red squares), nearly 12 degrees colder than October.  Temperatures in… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 78-degrees to a low of 66-degrees with an average of 71.8-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound also had a high of 78-degrees but a low of 61-degrees with an average of 69.3-degrees (red squares).  Temperatures in October were near or slightly above normal. Slope was negative showing a… Read more »

Rocks of the Crystal Coast

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The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast, By Dr. Bogus and Capt. Lee Manning There’s an old adage good fishing and structure go hand-in-hand. Food and shelter beget little fish, which beget bigger fish and so on to the biggest of fish. This goes for freshwater, saltwater, inshore, offshore and any… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 78-degrees to a high of 82-degrees with an average of 79.6-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 74-degrees and a high of 82-degrees with an average of 79.0-degrees (red squares).  Flat-flat-flat plot of the temps in surf and sound showed little variation and a flat… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 79-degrees to a high of 85-degrees with an average of 82.2-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 81-degrees and a high of 88-degrees with an average of 83.9-degrees (red squares). August mostly stayed in the low 80s in… Read more »

Fishy teeth up close and personal

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Fishy teeth up close and personal FLOUNDER, Lower jaw to the right. Notice killing fangs on the lover jaw!   Flounder bitten finger mullet. Check out the fang marks! SPANISH MACKEREL   SPECKLED TROUT Trout bite marks on Styrofoam cork SHEEPSHEAD Mouth of a 36.8-pound king mackerel caught by Roger Brown 9/27/16 from Bogue Pier…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 80-degrees to a high of 84-degrees with an average of 81.3-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 80-degrees and a high of 87-degrees with an average of 83.7-degrees (red squares). July’s surf temperatures were essentially FLAT with 22 days either 80 or 81-degrees. A bit… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 73-degrees to a high of 81-degrees with an average of 76.2-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 75-degrees and a high of 85-degrees with an average of 79.1-degrees (red squares). The rate of increase (slope of the line)… Read more »