Blowfish, the bad the ugly and the tasty Dr. Bogus One of the first harbingers of spring for us fishermen along the Carolina Coast is the return of lowly puffer fish. Okay, they are not pretty, eat anything they can get their mouths on, average only a pound or less, don’t put up a good… Read more »
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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 81-degrees to a high of 85-degrees with an average of 83.3-degrees (blue). Bogue Sound had a Low of 80-degrees and a high of 88-degrees with an average of 83.7-degrees (red). Interestingly average Bogue Sound and surf temperatures were very close, and we had a usual number of days… Read more »
Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 79-degrees to a high of 86-HOT degrees with an average of 81.7-degrees (blue). Bogue Sound had a Low of 81-degrees and a high of 89-degrees with an average of 84.7-degrees (red). Another amazing month, after a cold Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr. May started about 60 degrees… Read more »
Last fall we experienced what is called a “mullet blow” heralding the start of the fall fishing season. Brisk northeast winds, cool temperatures, flushing out a myriad of finger and hardhead (striped) mullet from our estuarial waters out of the inlets and into the Bogue Banks surf. Most anglers pursue these forage fish with castnets… Read more »
Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a high of 57 to a low of 43-degrees with an frigid average of 49.5, (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a high of 62 and a low of 44-degrees with an average of 53.6-degrees. Very cold for especially for March. Unusually cold start to 2015 with both… Read more »
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.
Vulnerability of the Spotted Sea Trout to cold, Trout Stun Events and Trout Kills Along the Crystal Coast. By Dr. Bogus (Updated 2/23/18) Trout kills (cold stun events) are normal and not as infrequent as you might imagine and have an important impact on natural mortality of spotted sea trout. In the fall and winter… Read more »
Once a week water temperatures at Bogue Pier each Saturday from November 1995 through January 2015.
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 »
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 »