Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2019

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Surf had a Low of 78°, high of 83° with an average of 80.1°, just about normal for July which is 80.9°. Bogue Sound had a Low of 77° and high of 87° with a 10° range from low to high, with an average of 82.6°. A straight line through the noisy temp data shows… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2019 Surf had a Low of 74°, high of 82° with an average of 77.8°, just about normal for June which is 78°. Sound had a Low of 74° and high of 86° and an average of 79.9°. A straight line through the noisy temp data shows a 0.17°/day… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2019

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Surf had a Low of 67°, high of 77° with an average of 72.3° which was abut 10-degrees higher than April. The last four days surf temps were 77°, well above the usual for late May. Sound had a Low of 72° and high of 84° and an average of 76.3° about 12-degrees higher than… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2019

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Surf had a Low of 55°, high of 67° with an average of 62.1°. Sound had a Low of 50° and high of 71° and an average of 64.1°. April was at or above normal for the month and the average surf was about 6° above last month. A straight line through the temps shows… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2019 Surf had a high of 61°, low of 50° with an average of 55.9°. Sound had a high of 62° and low of 47° and an average of 55.3°. March was at or above normal for the month and about 5° above a chilly March 2018. A straight… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2019 Surf had a high of 58°, low of 48° with an average of 52.5°. Sound had a high of 58° and low of 45° and an average of 51.8°. January was at or above normal for the month. A straight line through the temps is nearly flat with… Read more »

Munchers and crunchers, the winter tautog

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Munchers and crunchers, the winter tautog By Dr. Bogus (2006) Businesses oft tout 24/7 access, but the mantra of coastal Carolina anglers goes one step farther, 24/7/12 for the 12-month, year round access to saltwater fishing opportunities. During so called off season months, anglers along the central coast can venture out to the “east side”… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2019 Surf had a high of 59 °, low of 45° with an average of 53.1°. Sound had a high of 60° and low of 38° and an average of 48.4°. January was fairly normal, unlike last year’s deep freeze and troutsicles. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are… Read more »

Where did the weakfish go?

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Coastal Daybreak Radio Show WTKF 107.1, FM 1240 AM, Host Ben Ball. Jacob Krause, Guest 11/5/18 I have a return guest Jacob Krause, NC State graduate student working on his Ph.D. We’ve had a number of shows that we talked about speckled trout with Tim Ellis and now we have talked for several years now… Read more »

Bogue Banks Ocean Surf Fishing Locations

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Bogue Banks Ocean Surf Fishing Locations, East to West. (Dr. Bogus www.ncoif.com, drbogus@drbogus.com) Macon State Park at Beaufort inlet. Ocean, rock jetty and inlet fishing down to the CG fence. Nature trail, Visitors’ Center, summer concerts too. Don’t forget the swimming beach to the west, renovated pavilion. Atlantic Beach Henderson Street Atlantic Beach town access… Read more »