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Dr. Bogus’ “Discouraging!” Fishing Report for 9/14/13. Surf 82°, sound 83°.

Every Monday Morning at 7:30 am on 107.1 FM (WTKF), 1240 AM (WJNC). If you can’t listen on the radio, you can log in to and listen on-line or check out Coastal Daybreak on Facebook. The show will be linked there as an mp3 file. Now rebroadcast on each Sunday morning at 6:00am.

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“If you build it they will come,” a memorable line from the movie, Field of dreams. “If the bait comes the fish will follow,” is the typical cry concerning fishing and bait, but not always. This weekend, on the tails of a northeast wind we had, by my count mullet blow No. 2. Mullet came out into the surf again in great numbers but the response of the predatory fish has been a bit strange. By most reports, the surf action out of Beaufort Inlet from Ft. Macon to Oceanana Pier was excellent, blues, pups, flounder and Spanish responding the way they should…they came. On the Emerald Isle side of Bogue Banks, the response was at best muted, at worst nonexistent. We have seen a some blues and a ladyfish or two and still a few short flounder and very rarely a redfish, so the abundance of unmolested bait is somewhere between astonishing and annoying.

 What did I say to the shark that ate my Kastmaster? Any spots yet? What about Old Drum fishing in the Neuse, what artificials work? Flies? There has been a good summer speck bite, but where are they? Wahoo are still hot, but what’s the key water temp and where are they? Need an update on Bogue Banks or Topsail piers? I got it! How about a surf fishing update? The ony kings are where? Where did that 23-pound permit come from? Any kings on Bogue Banks or Topsail piers this week? For this and much more, you can subscribe to the full “Totally Bogus Fishing Report” for less than 7-cents/day, still only $25/year. It’s getting close to summer fishing season, so there’s no reason for YOU to miss out! Just send a check for $25 and your e-mail address to:

Dr. Bogus

P.O. Box 5225

Emerald Isle, NC 28594

The Ask Dr. Bogus Fishing show, heard every Monday morning at 7:30 on WTKF, 107.1 FM and 1240 AM can now be accessed on the Coastal Daybreak Facebook page. Sign up and be a friend at: and never miss a show. And now WTKF daily programming, including the Ask Dr. Bogus radio show is available in live streaming audio too. Just go to and click on the arrow. Just click to listen, it’s just that easy!

Bogus Notes: 1) Check me out at 2) Log onto my web site at 3) “Ask Dr. Bogus” is on the radio every Monday 7:30 AM, WTKF 107.1 FM 1240 AM. Call in and Ask Dr. Bogus, 800.818.2255. 3) I’m located at 118 Conch Ct. in “Sea Dunes”, just off Coast Guard Rd., Emerald Isle, NC 28594. Mailing address is P.O. Box 5225, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. Don’t forget a gift certificate for your favorite angler for fishing lessons or my totally Bogus Fishing Report subscription. Please stop by at anytime and say “Hi” (252.354.4905).

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