Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for December 2022
Water temps continue to hold above normal like they have much of the year. The surf temps ranged from a high of 61° to a low of 50° with an average of 56.9°. The sound had a high of 63° and a low of 39° with an average of 51.5° with a large variation of 24° over the month and a variation of +/- 6.5°. It was again another dry month for 2022. Fall fishing was late to nonexistent in the surf this year and there is still plenty of bait (shrimp and mullet) in the backwaters and way up the rivers as the salt lines are way inland. Reports of this are for both Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Surf temps are blue diamonds, sound red squares.