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 »

Dr. Bogus’ Fishing Book Club

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Dr. Bogus’ BOOK CLUB Science based on fishes and their world and the “why” (as we understand it) of fish behavior. What Fish See, Understanding the optics and color shifts for designing lures and flies. By Colin J Kageyama Through the Fish’s Eye, An anglers guide to fish behavior. By Mark Sosin & John Clark… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2018

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November water temps like October were wildly fluctuating from early to late month. Surf had a high of 68 °, low of 52° a drop of 16° in about three weeks with an average of 62.6°. Sound had a high of 70° and low of 44° an amazing difference of 26°and an average of 58.2°…. Read more »

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 »