Salsa Bluefish, Dr. Bogus

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Salsa Bluefish, Dr. Bogus   Ingredients 8-Bluefish fillets (two per person from the one to two pound bluefish) 2-Tomatoes 2-Jalapeno peppers (more if you are like me) 1-Onion 1-T Lime juice Dry cilantro (or fresh if you have it), coriander and salt to taste   Preparation Place bluefish fillets on a lightly oiled sheet of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for March 2018

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What a bizarre month yet AGAIN! , Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 48° to a not very high of 54° with an average of 51.0° (blue diamonds) just a few tenths above February. Bogue Sound had a low of 41° and a high of 58° with an average of 50.3° (red… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for February 2018

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What a bizarre month yet AGAIN! , Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 42° to an unexpected high of 60° with an average of 50.4° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 40° and a high of 68 (yikes)° with an average of 54.3° (red squares). Wild fluctuations indeed with a… Read more »

Troutsicle update for 2018

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          UPDATE for 2/23/18: As most of you know, I, the consummate scientist, have religiously taken water temperatures for well over 20 years. Why? It tells us who and when as far as the comings and goings of fish on our local waters. In the winter it also can raise flags as to the safety… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for January 2018

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What a bizarre and frigid month, surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 50° to a low of 38° with an average of 44.8° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 52° a trout (and other fish) killing low of 29° with an average of 41.0° (red squares). This January was one of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 60° to a low of 48° with an average of 53.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60° a low of 35° with an average of 49.0° (red squares). December was a month that started normally then dropped a bit below normal and remained so… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for November 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 70° to a low of 57° with an average of 62.8° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 70° a low of 50° with an average of 57.8° (red squares). November was a month that started normally then the temps went in free fall after a… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 77° to a low of 66° with an average of 72.9° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 79° a low of 57° with an average of 69.8° (red squares). This October had a few ups and downs but was basically a normal October profile of… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2017

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 74° to a high of 81° with an average of 77.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 68° a high of 81° with an average of 76.6° (red squares).  September temperatures were nearly flat with a slight downward trend with most of the month running… Read more »

Flounder biology and regs with Mike Loeffler (NCDMF)

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On Monday 8/28/17, Mike Loeffler was a guest on my radio show (www.thetalkstation.com, WTKF 107.1 FM, 1240 AM). Mike is a fisheries biologist for NCDMF and is the species lead for flounder here in North Carolina. Here is a transcription of that radio show with Mike Loeffler, Mr. Flounder floundering around with Dr. Bogus On… Read more »