Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 54-degrees to a low of 44-degrees with an average of 49.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60-degrees and a low of 35-degrees with an average of 49.6-degrees (red squares). Last Feb. average for the surf was 45.3,… Read more »

To Braid or not to Braid, that is the Q?

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  Braided line, why, how and trouble free usage! by Dr. Bogus http://www.ncoif.com/braided-line-trouble-free-usage-by-dr-bogus/   What are super-braid fishing lines? Remember the original braided fishing line? Dacron polyester by DuPont. Today’s gel-spun polyethylene fibers make up the NEW braided fishing lines Fireline, PowerPro, Tuf Line, Sufix etc. Not for casual user, took me 2-years to get… Read more »

The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast

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The lore and names behind the Rocks of the Crystal Coast, By Dr. Bogus and many thanks to Capt. Lee Manning. There’s an old adage good fishing and structure go hand-in-hand. Food and shelter beget little fish, which beget bigger fish and so on to the biggest of fish. This goes for freshwater, saltwater, inshore,… Read more »

Alphabet Soup; Fishing by the Letters

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Alphabet Soup; Fishing by the Letters by Dr. Bogus National security, the sounds of freedom Camp Lejeune, the Marines, and the “alphabet buoys”, what do they all have in common? The so-called alphabet buoys in Onslow Bay off the shores of Camp Lejeune run along an arc sector roughly from outside of Bogue Inlet to… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 54-degrees to a low of 44-degrees with an average of 49.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60-degrees and a low of 35-degrees with an average of 49.6-degrees (red squares). Last Feb. average for the surf was 45.3,… Read more »

Roanoke Stripers with Dr. B and Fly Gordo (5/10/01)

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Roanoke River Spring Shad and Stripers (5/10/01). Recorded, transcribed and slightly edited by Dr. Bogus with thanks to Fletcher Johnston and of course Capt. “Fly” Gordon Churchill. This was a chat while Capt. Gordon Churchill and I gently drifted down the Roanoke River looking for rockfish, a.k.a., stripers. Dr. B: Good morning, this is Dr…. Read more »

Spring shad on the Roanoke River (March 2006)

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Spring shad on the Roanoke River, By Dr. Bogus (March 8, 2006) That ding, ding, ding, off in the distance is a clanging bell chiming in the start of the spring fishing season. To some, that sound rings in the wakening of the redfish up in the marshes, to others, early season blowfish and sea… Read more »

Dr. Bogus and Fly Gordon Excellent Fishing Adventure (1999)

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Another Dr. Bogus and Fly Gordon Excellent Fishing Adventure: “The Awesome TRUTH about Roanoke River Stripers” 06 May 99 If stripers (Roccus saxatilis) are a special mystical fish, then fishing them in the spring run on the Roanoke River (NC) is a Zen experience, Nirvana as it were. The return of the Atlantic Coastal striped… Read more »

O trout trout wherefore art thou speckled trout

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Reflecting back on the past 2015/16 season, how did you do with speckled trout? Well if you didn’t do very well, join the club, it probably wasn’t your fault, because not only did you do poorly, but so most recreational anglers and ditto for the commercial catch as well. Commercial includes internal water strike-netters as… Read more »