Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 60° to a low of 48° with an average of 53.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60° a low of 35° with an average of 49.0° (red squares). December was a month that started normally then dropped a bit below normal and remained so… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 70° to a low of 57° with an average of 62.8° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 70° a low of 50° with an average of 57.8° (red squares). November was a month that started normally then the temps went in free fall after a… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 77° to a low of 66° with an average of 72.9° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 79° a low of 57° with an average of 69.8° (red squares). This October had a few ups and downs but was basically a normal October profile of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 74° to a high of 81° with an average of 77.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 68° a high of 81° with an average of 76.6° (red squares).  September temperatures were nearly flat with a slight downward trend with most of the month running… Read more »

Flounder biology and regs with Mike Loeffler (NCDMF)

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On Monday 8/28/17, Mike Loeffler was a guest on my radio show (www.thetalkstation.com, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM). Mike is a fisheries biologist for NCDMF and is the species lead for flounder here in North Carolina. Here is a transcription of that radio show with Mike Loeffler, Mr. Flounder floundering around with Dr. Bogus On… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 77° to a high of 84° with an average of 80.5° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 75° a high of 87° with an average of 80.9° (red squares).  August temperatures were nearly flat with a slight upward trend mid month falling off the last… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 77° to a high of 81° with an average of 79.0° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 76° a high of 85° with an average of 82.3° (red squares).  July temperatures were nearly flat with a slight downward trend, unusual for July with most of… Read more »

2016 Recreational Catch Statistics (NCDMF)

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Recent headlines from Marine Fisheries: “NC Recreational Salt Water Landings Down”. NCDMF has reported that although the fishing effort is up, that is there were 16% more fishing trips in 2016 compared to 2015, anglers caught 18% fewer fish. But as always the devil is in the details! One bright spot is last year’s great… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 72-degrees to a high of 80-degrees with an average of 77.1-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 68-degrees a high of 85-degrees with an average of 79.4-degrees (red squares).  May temps fluctuated a bit but increased steadily increased about 0.2-degrees/day and we continue to be… Read more »

Noisy Baits

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Noisy baits, Part 1 popping corks and rattles: by Dr. Bogus with Brian Cope   I’m (Dr. Bogus) a scientist so I always like to look at things from the scientific viewpoint, so when I saw the article by South Carolina fishing and outdoors writer Brian Cope on noise and designing noisy baits I thought… Read more »