Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a high of 50 to a low of 40-degrees with an  frigid average of 45.3, (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a high of 52 and a low of 34-degrees with an average of 42.0-degrees. Very cold for even February.  

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for Jaunary 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a high of 57 to a low of 47-degrees with an  average of 51.0, (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a high of 57 and a low of 35-degrees with an average of 47.0-degrees. January as usual was a cooling off month. Temperature in Deer Creek was 44,… Read more »

Myths, Misnomers and Outright Lies

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Fishing Myths, Misconceptions and Downright Lies: By Dr. Bogus             There is much fishing folklore out there based on rancorous rumor, personal bias, and indeed even some “bogus” misconceptions which have been passed down from generation to generation. Here are a few that are often heard and can use a little good-hearted debunking. Pinfish, a.k.a…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2014

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a high of 57 to a low of 50-degrees with an  average of 54.1, (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a high of 59 and a low of 44-degrees with an average of 51.8-degrees. December was a cooling off month.  

Anglers’ New Year’s Resolutions: I reslove…

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New Year’s Angling Resolutions for 2015. As we rapidly approach the New Year on January 1. 2015, or if you are a procrastinator , the Lunar New Year 4712, Year of the Goat, on February 19, 2015, I would like to make some suggestions to make this year of angling that is more fish friendly,… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2014

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a high of 66 to a low of 54-degrees with an  average of 60.2, (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a high of 64 and a low of 44-degrees with an average of 54.9-degrees. November was a cooling off month.  

Fishing from the Top Down

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Fishing the surf and pier and backwaters with artificial baits, from the Top Down by Dr. Bogus While fishing the surf or from a pier or in a boat you can “scout” around looking for fish, but remember the fish don’t only distribute themselves (feeding or traveling) horizontally (laterally)  from place-to-place but also vertically within… Read more »

Suspending baits by Dr. Bogus

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Mediocre Trout Fishermen, listen-up I was at a meeting of the Saltwater Light Tackle Fishing Club where Don Willis (Custom Marine Fabrication, New Bern) was the guest speaker talking about new fishing tackle and gear he saw at the recent Henry’s show in Raleigh. He showed us some cool stuff, and also made an observation… Read more »