Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2016

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2016 Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 62-degrees to a high of 76-degrees with an average of 67.9-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 65-degrees and a high of 81-degrees with an average of 71.6-degrees (red squares). The rate of increase (slope of the line)… Read more »

Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for April 2016

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Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from Low of 56-degrees to a high of 64-degrees with an average of 60.4-degrees (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a low of 48-degrees and a high of 72-degrees with an average of 62.1-degrees (red squares).

NEW COBIA Regs (5/20/16)

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Release: Immediate Contact: Patricia Smith Date: May 20, 2016 Phone: 252-726-7021 or 252-342-0642   Recreational cobia regulations go into effect Monday   MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a proclamation consistent with the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission’s decision to impose restrictions on the recreational cobia fishery. On Thursday the commission… Read more »

Crystal Coast CCA Banquet 3/19/16

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Join us Saturday, March 19th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center for the Crystal Coast Chapter of CCA’s Annual Fundraising Banquet. Doors will open at 6pm. We have some exciting raffle prizes this year including sought after firearms and top-rated fishing gear to get you ready for spring fishing! You won’t want to miss the… Read more »

Pufferfish Primer

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Blowfish, the bad the ugly and the tasty Dr. Bogus One of the first harbingers of spring for us fishermen along the Carolina Coast is the return of lowly puffer fish. Okay, they are not pretty, eat anything they can get their mouths on, average only a pound or less, don’t put up a good… Read more »

Shrimp in Coconut Milk

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WINE RECOMMENDATION Sparkling wines go well with a wide variety of dishes. For an unexpected treat with this exotic curry, serve a good-quality bubbly from California. SERVES 4 1/4 cup cooking oil 2 onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2 tablespoons ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon… Read more »

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 »

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 »