Drivin’ the Beach (inspired by actual events)

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How To: Drivin’ the Beach (inspired by actual events). By Dr. Bogus If you are a staunch surf fisherman like myself, access to the good spots, jetties, inlets, bars, sloughs and the like, and mobility to get from one to the other, are high on the list for a successful catching, not just fishing trip,… Read more »

Fish Jump!

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Dance of the mullets: Fish jump. Some jump for food, like the explosive sky shots of the king mackerel as he hits a bait and some like the tarpon for survival in their attempts to escape captivity when hooked. Mullet jump. Theories include predator escape, parasite removal, spawning behavior, aid to respiration and so on…. Read more »

Fishin’ the Fort (Macon) by Dr. Bogus

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Fishin’ the Fort (Macon), by Dr. Bogus Ft. Macon State Park, on the far eastern end of Bogue Banks along Beaufort Inlet, became the North Carolina’s second state park in 1924, for the outrageous purchase price of one-dollar. Today the fort is one of North Carolina’s most popular, attracting over one million visitors a year,… Read more »

Fall on the Fly along the Crystal Coast with Capt. Dean Lamont

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 Fall on the Fly, By Dr. Bogus One of the things about the fall…you can fly fish here all year around, but fall fishing can be special. I recently talked to one of our local guides and fly fishing experts Capt. Dean Lamont of Crystal of Coast Adventures, about targeting fall species on the fly…. Read more »

Would a Pogy by Any Other Name Smell Like a Rose?

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Would a Pogy by Any other Name Smell as Sweet? By Dr. Bogus Remember the Mason-Dixon Line dividing North from South? Philly cheese steak versus shrimp and grits, hot tea or iced sweet tea, blue and gray, Yankees and Braves, and then there are the animal weather prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil and of course Raleigh’s own… Read more »

Yakin’ for Kings by Dr. Bogus (with Capt. Jerry Dilsaver)

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Yakin’ for Kings Dr. Bogus Several years ago, lured by the mantra of “going where no flats boats dare to go,” my wife, Louise, and I purchased our first kayaks. These were really first generation of actual kayaks made specifically for fishing. They had rod holders and an anchor line and cleats but that was… Read more »

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 »