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 »

The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast

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The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast, By Dr. Bogus and many thanks to 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,… Read more »

Alphabet Soup; Fishing by the Letters

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Alphabet Soup; Fishing by the Letters by Dr. Bogus National security, the sounds of freedom Camp Lejeune, the Marines, and the “alphabet buoys”, what do they all have in common? The so-called alphabet buoys in Onslow Bay off the shores of Camp Lejeune run along an arc sector roughly from outside of Bogue Inlet to… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 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 »

Roanoke Stripers with Dr. B and Fly Gordo (5/10/01)

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Roanoke River Spring Shad and Stripers (5/10/01). Recorded, transcribed and slightly edited by Dr. Bogus with thanks to Fletcher Johnston and of course Capt. “Fly” Gordon Churchill. This was a chat while Capt. Gordon Churchill and I gently drifted down the Roanoke River looking for rockfish, a.k.a., stripers. Dr. B: Good morning, this is Dr…. Read more »