Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2020

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Surf had a Low of 73°, high of 79° with an average of 76.5°, a tad below normal. Sound had a Low of 70° and high of 84°(14° range) and an average of 78.4°. June surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight positive slope. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf,… Read more »

Drummy Beach Structure

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Inside edge (beach facing) and drop-off of an outer sand bar.   Above Sandbar at high tide with red and black drum and flounder feeding on the backdrop and in the slough. Anglers Mark Z and Marine Richard fishing the backside with blue crab pieces with a couple good days with black and red drum…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020 Surf had a Low of 65°, high of 77° with an average of 69.7°, spot-on normal. Sound had a Low of 61° and high of 80°(19° range) and an average of 71.3°. May water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and a plot through the surf temperature data… Read more »

Trivial Colors…What Do Fish See?

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Electromagnetic Spectrum   Rainbow-What we see in the air   What Happens Under Water   Color at 65 Feet (AR 330)     What Sciaenids (drum/croaker) See   Silhouette-What FISH See, What WE See!        

Atlantic Bonito/False Albacore Jigs

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1) Kastmaster 3/4 oz. 2) Stingsilver 1 1/8 oz. 3) Stingsilver 3/8 oz. 4) Maria Jig 5) Crippled Herring 3/4 oz. 6) Thingma Jig 3/4 oz. 7) Tungsten Jig 1 oz. 8) Tungsten Jig 3/4 oz. 9) Diamond Jig 1 oz. 10) Clouser Glass Minnow Fly 11) Soft plastic 12) Not Shown: Yozuri Deep Divers… Read more »

Beach Towns Restrict Recreation Water Access

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PRESS RELEASE April 2, 2020 Beach Towns Restrict Recreation Water Access Carteret County, NC: To further protect local residents from the community spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores will limit recreational water access beginning April 2, 2020. In a joint effort, each of… Read more »