Fun with fish ID

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Northern Puffer Sea Robin Sheepshead Spade fish Stargazer Atlantic bumper Puffed up puffer Burr Fish Banded Drum Palometa Lookdown Fish HoundfishOyster Toadfish Bonefish Remora: Not a juvenile cobia Remora’s sucker on top of its head

Shorebird Nesting at the Point in Emerald Isle

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Shorebird Nesting Area/Program at the Point in Emerald Isle (WTKF 107.1 FM, Radio Interview of Ed Phillips, 1/18/21) by Dr.Bogus, Ed Phillips and Mike McHugh Dr. Bogus: My many days wandering down at the EI Point fishing I bumped into somebody named Ed Phillips riding his bike up and down the street, crossing over the… Read more »

Average Monthly Surf Temps (2/15/21)

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Average Weekly Surf Temps in Emerald Isle 1995-2021 2021 NCDMF Recreational regulations (ncdmf.net, http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/). Fishing License since Jan-2007 (www.ncwildlife.org), 1-888-HUNTFISH, 1-888-248-6834), trout 4/day, 14-in. Water temperatures…who! Winter (low, in 40s Dec, Jan, Feb) March (50s) April (60s, magic temp. 65°), May (70s) Fish and temperature croaker (45°), sea mullet/trouts/blowfish (48°), bluefish (50°), B&R drum (52°),… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2021

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2021 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 57°, low of 50° with an average of 52.8° +/- 1.7° curve was very flat with only a small range and a very small negative slope, but again above normal for the month. We are early into February and still… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2020 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 63°, low of 53° with an average of 57.3°, 10 degrees colder than November°, steadily dropping through the month but again above normal for the month. Sound had a high of 61° and a low of 45° and an average… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2020 Surf at Bogue Pier had a High of 72°, low of 64° with an average of 67.5°, and again above normal for the month. Sound had a high of 72° and a low of 52° and an average of 63.1°. November’s surf and sound showed wild roller coaster… Read more »

 Well…Excuses Me!

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 “Well…Excuses Me!” by Dr. Bogus   Did you ever have a bad day, a bad week, a year or awful decade of fishing? Of course you have. So how did you deal with the ignominy of it all, the embarrassment of coming home empty handed? Explaining away your failure to your spouse or friends or… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2020 Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 71°, high of 75° only a slight 4° difference, with an average of 73.3°, and again above normal for the month. Sound had a Low of 65° and a high of 76° and an average of 71.3°. October’s surf and… Read more »