Net Effect: The fight over flounder

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We are all aware of the continuing debate concerning large mesh gill nets and southern flounder fishery in our state. Recently WRAL TV in Raleigh ran a documentary on this and the use of inshore shrimp trawls. They gave a fair presentation from the commercial side, recreational side and regulatory side of the southern (internal)… 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 September 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 84-degrees to a low of 77-degrees with an average of 80.8-degrees (blue diamonds). By the way 77 was the most popular temperature for the month. Bogue Sound had a high of 86-degrees and a low of 75-degrees with an average of 79.5-degrees (red squares). Interestingly average Bogue… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 81-degrees to a high of 85-degrees with an average of 83.3-degrees (blue). Bogue Sound had a Low of 80-degrees and a high of 88-degrees with an average of 83.7-degrees (red). Interestingly average Bogue Sound and surf temperatures were very close, and we had a usual number of days… Read more »

First “Mullet Blow” Dates, Since 1999

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Dates and surf water temperatures for the first mullet blow on Bogue Banks. For me, the day FALL fishing begins. We were right on schedule this year. Signs of a mullet blow began on Monday at Oceanana Pier and continues through Friday (8/30/16). This was not a very robust event but just the first.  … Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for July 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 79-degrees to a high of 86-HOT degrees  with an average of 81.7-degrees (blue). Bogue Sound had a Low of 81-degrees and a high of 89-degrees with an average of 84.7-degrees (red). Another amazing month, after a cold Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr. May started about 60 degrees… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for June 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 77-degrees to a high of 83-degrees  with an average of 80.9-degrees (blue). Bogue Sound had a Low of 77-degrees and a high of 90-degrees with an average of 83.1-degrees (red). Another amazing month, after a cold Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr. May started about 60 degrees and… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 61-degrees to a high of 80-degrees  with an average of 71.3-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a Low of 60-degrees and a high of 83-degrees with an average of 74.2-degrees. Amazing month, after a cold Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr. May started about 60 degrees… Read more »

The southern flounder recommendations (5/7/15)

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NCDMF leadership wants to give rec. anglers a one fish bag limit on flounder and a season closure while keeping gill nets in the water. The southern flounder recommendations are out. “Catch reductions were estimated for five proposed management options to reduce annual catch and increase escapement of southern flounder: (1) implement a season closure,… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2015

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from low of 53- to a high of 66-degrees  with an average of 61.5-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound (red squares) had a Low of 57- and a high of 72-degrees with an average of 66.0-degrees, very similar to 2014.