Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 62-degrees to a high of 76-degrees with an average of 67.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 65-degrees and a high of 81-degrees with an average of 71.6-degrees (red squares). The rate of increase (slope of the line)… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 56-degrees to a high of 64-degrees with an average of 60.4-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 48-degrees and a high of 72-degrees with an average of 62.1-degrees (red squares).

Of Water Temperatures and Shark Bites, 2015

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Of water temperatures and shark bites, 2015. Remember the Goldilocks syndrome, not too cold, not too hot…just right! I am a retired PhD chemist, locally known as Dr. Bogus and have and have taken water temperatures in Bogue Sound and in the ocean from Bogue Pier for over two-decades most of that time on a… Read more »

NEW COBIA Regs (5/20/16)

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Release: Immediate Contact: Patricia Smith Date: May 20, 2016 Phone: 252-726-7021 or 252-342-0642   Recreational cobia regulations go into effect Monday   MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a proclamation consistent with the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission’s decision to impose restrictions on the recreational cobia fishery. On Thursday the commission… Read more »

Dr. Bogus’ Book Club

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Dr. Bogus’ BOOK CLUB 1.       SCIENCE BASED on fishes and their world and the “why” (as we understand it) of fish behavior. a.       What Fish See, Understanding the optics and color shifts for designing lures and flies. i.      By Colin J Kageyama b.      Through the Fish’s Eye, An anglers guide to fish behavior. i.      By… Read more »

Crystal Coast GPS

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Important Crystal Coast GPS (N latitude/W longitude)   BIG ROCK: (34 09.94/76 10.79, 34 18.31/76 11.05, 34 10.62/76 08.40) It is located 39 mi.  SE of Beaufort Inlet at a heading of 161 degrees.  Less crowded is the Swansboro Hole 16 mi.  SW of the Big Rock (34 00.461/76 16.085) The Rise: N 34 00… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 54-degrees to a low of 44-degrees with an average of 49.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60-degrees and a low of 35-degrees with an average of 49.6-degrees (red squares). Last Feb. average for the surf was 45.3,… Read more »

To Braid or not to Braid, that is the Q?

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  Braided line, why, how and trouble free usage! by Dr. Bogus http://www.ncoif.com/braided-line-trouble-free-usage-by-dr-bogus/   What are super-braid fishing lines? Remember the original braided fishing line? Dacron polyester by DuPont. Today’s gel-spun polyethylene fibers make up the NEW braided fishing lines Fireline, PowerPro, Tuf Line, Sufix etc. Not for casual user, took me 2-years to get… Read more »