Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2019

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Surf had a Low of 55°, high of 67° with an average of 62.1°. Sound had a Low of 50° and high of 71° and an average of 64.1°. April was at or above normal for the month and the average surf was about 6° above last month. A straight line through the temps shows… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2019 Surf had a high of 61°, low of 50° with an average of 55.9°. Sound had a high of 62° and low of 47° and an average of 55.3°. March was at or above normal for the month and about 5° above a chilly March 2018. A straight… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2019 Surf had a high of 58°, low of 48° with an average of 52.5°. Sound had a high of 58° and low of 45° and an average of 51.8°. January was at or above normal for the month. A straight line through the temps is nearly flat with… Read more »

Munchers and crunchers, the winter tautog

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Munchers and crunchers, the winter tautog By Dr. Bogus (2006) Businesses oft tout 24/7 access, but the mantra of coastal Carolina anglers goes one step farther, 24/7/12 for the 12-month, year round access to saltwater fishing opportunities. During so called off season months, anglers along the central coast can venture out to the “east side”… Read more »

Where did the weakfish go?

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Coastal Daybreak Radio Show WTKF 107.1, FM 1240 AM, Host Ben Ball. Jacob Krause, Guest 11/5/18 I have a return guest Jacob Krause, NC State graduate student working on his Ph.D. We’ve had a number of shows that we talked about speckled trout with Tim Ellis and now we have talked for several years now… Read more »

Bogue Banks Ocean Surf Fishing Locations

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Bogue Banks Ocean Surf Fishing Locations, East to West. (Dr. Bogus www.ncoif.com, drbogus@drbogus.com) Macon State Park at Beaufort inlet. Ocean, rock jetty and inlet fishing down to the CG fence. Nature trail, Visitors’ Center, summer concerts too. Don’t forget the swimming beach to the west, renovated pavilion. Atlantic Beach Henderson Street Atlantic Beach town access… Read more »

Dr. Bogus’ Fishing Book Club

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Dr. Bogus’ BOOK CLUB Science based on fishes and their world and the “why” (as we understand it) of fish behavior. What Fish See, Understanding the optics and color shifts for designing lures and flies. By Colin J Kageyama Through the Fish’s Eye, An anglers guide to fish behavior. By Mark Sosin & John Clark… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2018

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November water temps like October were wildly fluctuating from early to late month. Surf had a high of 68 °, low of 52° a drop of 16° in about three weeks with an average of 62.6°. Sound had a high of 70° and low of 44° an amazing difference of 26°and an average of 58.2°…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2018

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October water temps were unusual and very wildly fluctuating from early to late month. Surf had a high of 82°, low of 65° a drop of 17° in about three weeks with an average of 74.3°. October is normally the month with the biggest change, but this is over twice what I normally see. May… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2018

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September water temps were slightly above normal. Surf had a low of 79°, high of 84° with an average of 82.0°. Sound had a low of 75° and high of 86° and an average of 82.8°. The data is probably a little off since I missed a week’s data due to Florence. AS expected after… Read more »