Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2020 Surf had a Low of 48°, high of 56° with an average of 52.4°. Sound had a Low of 42° and high of 59° and an average of 51.7°. Although the temps rollercoastered the net abut 2°above the normal of 50.5° in the surf at Bogue Pier. Plot… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2020 Surf had a Low of 49°, high of 58° with an average of 53.1°. Sound had a Low of 40° and high of 62° and an average of 51.3°. Although the temps (especially in the sound) roller-coastered  in the surf at Bogue Pier, with a downward trend for… Read more »

Groundhog Super Bowl and other Haikus

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Groundhog Haikus: Punxsutawney Phil / No furry shadow today / Winter’s door now shut. (or Sir Walter Wally) Possumwood Puck (Jacksonville, NC) Punxsutawney Phil/ Now aghast at his likeness /Winter’s grip lingers (or Sir Walter Wally)   Fishing Haikus Morning calm, no ice/Steam curls rising from the rocks/Only loons, no trout Fishing in the crik/Cormorants… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2019

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December was a stable month with the surf hovering around 55°+/- . Surf was at a high of 58°, low of 52° with an average of 54.9°, which is exactly normal for December 54.9°. Bogue Sound had a high of 58° and low of 44° with an average of 51.6°. Check out the graph, blue… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2019

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November is a month of change…goin’ down! And the first two weeks the temperatures dropped quickly then stabilized with the surf hovering right around 58 to the end of the month. Surf was at a high of 71°, low of 57° with an average of 61.7°, just about normal for November is 61.4°. Bogue Sound… Read more »

Paul Brown, Corkies and More

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“The majority of soft–plastic fishing lures are made from plastisol, which is a vinyl plastic,” Mike says, “You can make lures as soft or hard as you like by simply manipulating the ratio of resins and plasticizers to change the plastic’s durometer.” Plastisol is a suspension of PVC or other polymer particles in a liquid… Read more »

Trout Ricardofeller

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Trout Ricardofeller by Dr. Bogus   Ingredients: 4-8 fillets of speckled trout 1/4 C bread crumbs-lightly browned in butter 2 garlic cloves finely chopped thyme (1T-fresh or 1t-dried) 1 T your favorite Dijon mustard 1 T lime juice 1 package spinach (fresh, or frozen, soft or crispy, just wilted and quickly sautéed) 2 T olive… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2019 October is a month of change…goin’ down! Unusually, there were an unusual number of days where surf and sound temps were the same. Surf was at a high of 81°, low of 69° with an average of 73.3°, just about normal for October is about 72°. Bogue Sound… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2019

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2019 Surf had a high of 84°, low of 80° with an average of 81.8°, just about normal for August which is 82.0°. Bogue Sound had a high of 86° and low of 76° with a 10° range from low to high, with an average of 82.5°, the same… Read more »