Braided line, trouble free usage! by Dr.Bogus

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Back to the future: A case for the new high tech low stretch fishing lines. By Dr. Bogus  Remember the good old days with Dacron polyester by DuPont?  “Better living through chemistry.” Right? Dacron kites, boat sails, rope and remember braided Dacron fishing line?  Yes they still make braided Dacron fishing line and all the… Read more »

Effects of Coastal Storms on North Carolina Fishing

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Effects of Coastal Storms on North Carolina Fishing Here in eastern North Carolina we are “blessed” with hurricanes, Nor’easters and the like. We all remember the “storm of the century” back in March of 1993, and most recently the massive late season hurricane Sandy. I frequently get asked what impact these storms have on our… Read more »

MULLET BLOW!!!

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“Mullet Blow”! On the Crystal Coast, NOW it’s fall. By Dr.BogusFall Mullet Blow NEWS UPDATE: Read my lips, “MULLET BLOW” and right on time for the first MB of the season. What is a mullet blow you ask? Cool breezes, a blast of northeast wind and the finger mullet and the hardhead mullet decide it’s… Read more »

Gator Encounters of the Fishing Kind by Dr. Bogus

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Gator encounters of the fishing kind, by Dr. Bogus Many of us have seen the recent You Tube video gone viral with Fred Boyce, a herpetologist at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, wrestling a big alligator in a roadside ditch in Down East Carteret County. Boyce recovered from the arm bite and finally… Read more »

Lions and Tigers Oh My, the Alien Invasion

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Lions and Tigers oh my: The “alien” invasion by Dr. Bogus Hold onto your hat Batman, beware of the alien invasion! No they are not critters from outer space or refugees from Area 51 or Roswell, New Mexico, but according to Dr. James Morris from the NOAA Labs in Beaufort, NC, the invasion of lionfish… Read more »

Fish Mounts; Preserving your Trophy Fish by Dr. Bogus

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Fish mounts; preserving your trophy fish for the ages. By Dr. Bogus We all like to memorialize our very special fish. One caught on a trip to an exotic local, an unusual catch or a truly outstanding trophy fish. Most of us take out our digital camera these days take photos from every which angle,… Read more »

Fish Temperature Charts

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Fish Temperature Chart (Alphabetically) Species Lower avoidance T Optimum T Upper avoidance T Albacore, False 62 65 76 Amberjack 60 65-75 80 Atlantic Bonito 60 64 80 Barracuda 55 72-80 86 Blowfish 46 — 93 Bluefish 50 66-72 84 Bonefish 60 72-84 92 Cobia 65 72 79 Crevalle Jack 70 74-86 90 Croaker 45 63… Read more »

Updating North Carolina’s Artificial Reef Program; New Directions

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 Updating North Carolina’s Artificial Reef Program; New Directions. by Dr. Bogus According to Jim Francesconi, Coordinator of North Carolina’s artificial fishing reef program, the program was started back in the 1970s, when it was mostly organized by coastal fishing clubs and local municipalities. But in 1984 the North Carolina’s Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) fully… Read more »

Cobia, a fish with an attitude! By Dr. Bogus

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Cobia, a fish with an attitude! By Dr. Bogus   Ling, cabio, lemonfish, crab-eater, flathead, black salmon, black kingfish, sergeant fish and, runner are among the many monikers of this prized, hard fighting and tasty fish. “This is a peculiar looking critter,” explains Capt. Ron McPherson, operator of Highlander Charters (Atlantic Beach, NC), “they actually… Read more »

Pier Fishing for Blackfin Tuna!

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Pier fishing for tuna! By Dr. Bogus (Richard Ehrenkaufer, PhD) Maurilio Marquez is a construction worker from Cary who has enjoyed fishing in Emerald Isle for the last 18-years. Marquez, who started king mackerel fishing just six-years ago may have already had his best season, and it’s only April. Equipped with his new Shimano reel… Read more »