Trivial Colors…What Do Fish See?

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Electromagnetic Spectrum   Rainbow-What we see in the air   What Happens Under Water   Color at 65 Feet (AR 330)     What Sciaenids (drum/croaker) See   Silhouette-What FISH See, What WE See!        

Atlantic Bonito/False Albacore Jigs

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1) Kastmaster 3/4 oz. 2) Stingsilver 1 1/8 oz. 3) Stingsilver 3/8 oz. 4) Maria Jig 5) Crippled Herring 3/4 oz. 6) Thingma Jig 3/4 oz. 7) Tungsten Jig 1 oz. 8) Tungsten Jig 3/4 oz. 9) Diamond Jig 1 oz. 10) Clouser Glass Minnow Fly 11) Soft plastic 12) Not Shown: Yozuri Deep Divers… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2020

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Surf had a Low of 50°, high of 62° with an average of 55.9°, more than a degree above normal. Sound had a Low of 43°and high of 67° and an average of 58.3°. March seeing spring on 3/19/20, the water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and like the rest of the year, remained… Read more »

NCDMF Artificial Reef Program, Jordan Byrum

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Coastal Daybreak Radio, 3/23/20, WTKF 107.1, FM 1240 AM, Host Mike McHugh, guest Jordan Byrum Dr. Bogus: We have Jordan Byrum who is the coordinator of the NCDMF Artificial Reef Program, good morning Jordan. We’ve had Jordan on before and a number of people from including the late Jim Francesconi many of times talking about… Read more »

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 »