Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2018

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October water temps were unusual and very wildly fluctuating from early to late month. Surf had a high of 82°, low of 65° a drop of 17° in about three weeks with an average of 74.3°. October is normally the month with the biggest change, but this is over twice what I normally see. May… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2018

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September water temps were slightly above normal. Surf had a low of 79°, high of 84° with an average of 82.0°. Sound had a low of 75° and high of 86° and an average of 82.8°. The data is probably a little off since I missed a week’s data due to Florence. AS expected after… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2018

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August’s water temps similar to July’s last 2-weeks staying around 80°/81° with 20 days being 80° or 81°. Surf had a narrow range and a low of 78°, high of 82°. Sound had a low of 79° and high of 85° and an average of 82.0°. Averages for surf and sound almost identical, surf was… Read more »

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 »