Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2020

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Surf had a Low of 73°, high of 79° with an average of 76.5°, a tad below normal. Sound had a Low of 70° and high of 84°(14° range) and an average of 78.4°. June surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight positive slope. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf,… Read more »

Drummy Beach Structure

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Inside edge (beach facing) and drop-off of an outer sand bar.   Above Sandbar at high tide with red and black drum and flounder feeding on the backdrop and in the slough. Anglers Mark Z and Marine Richard fishing the backside with blue crab pieces with a couple good days with black and red drum…. Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020 Surf had a Low of 65°, high of 77° with an average of 69.7°, spot-on normal. Sound had a Low of 61° and high of 80°(19° range) and an average of 71.3°. May water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and a plot through the surf temperature data… Read more »

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 »