6-25-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... HEADING TOWARD THE FOURTH! ......

It's been quiet around here except for the occasional SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, and, oh yes, a nice PUPPY DRUM in the SURF! ............ Congratulations to JERMAINE CORBIN (Fredricksburg, VA)--- with a 6 lb. 11 oz. PUPPY DRUM! ............ Wendy (on night STAFF) told Jerome and his friends/family that since they weren't having any luck on the end to try in the surf! ............ The rest is history! ........... Also, CHRIS HADDEN (Cape Carteret, NC)--- 2 lb. 10 oz. FLOUNDER .......... and DEBBIE ROGERS (Zebulon, NC)--- 12 oz. SEA MULLET .............. Evening fishing is best right now, simply because of the extreme heat during the day............. Fireworks will be on SATURDAY, JULY 4th, and FISHING will be FREE to all until 12:00 NOON at which time we will have to shut down the pier for the show. ............ Everyone can get back to fishing after the show about 10:30 or 11:00 pm on Saturdayevening. ............ Please figure this in your plans for the 4th! .......... The WATER TEMPERATURE is back down to 81*! ......... Hope it stays there! ............ HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! ......... MIKE STANLEY

 

JERMAINE CORBIN
CHRIS HADDEN
DEBBIE ROGERS
(Fredricksburg, VA)
(Cape Carteret, NC)
(Zebulon, NC)
6 lb. 11 oz.
2 lb. 10 oz.
12 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
FLOUNDER
SEA MULLET
....6-25-15
....6-24-15
....6-20-15

 

 

6-20-15 ...... SATURDAY ...... ANDY'S GOT the LUCK ......

It's been a sleepy, quiet, and HOT time around here for the past day or so, but ANDY BURKETT has been getting the attention of our KING FISHERMEN! .............. Congratulations to ANDY BURKETT (Swansboro, NC)--- 13 lb. 11 oz. BARRACUDA caught on THURSDAY, and a 21 lb. 13 oz. COBIA on FRIDAY! ............ Bottom fishing has been really quiet especially during the day, but SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH jigging on Gotcha Plugs have kept up every one's interest. Dr. Bogus has measured the WATER TEMPERATURE at 83*, so it's on the rise now!.............. Bottom evening fishing has consisted of SEA MULLET, CROAKERS, and a few SPOTS so it looks like the evening (and early morning) is best for the bottom at this point. ............. Plenty of sunshine and even a scattered shower to cool things off will continue through next week! ........... Come on down! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

ANDY BURKETT
ANDY BURKETT
(Swansboro, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
21 lb. 13 oz.
13 lb. 11 oz.
COBIA
BARRACUDA
....6-19-15
....6-18-15

 

 

6-18-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... A BIT COOLER! ......

We are breaking records around here; unfortunately it's only TEMPERATURE RECORDS! ........... It's been ugly hot during the day; the mornings and evenings are like an oasis on the island! ............ Oddly, the WATER TEMPERATURE has not risen one degree!  It's 81* according to Dr. Bogus, and we were expecting at least 83-84* by now! ........... Fishing has been slow; we are seeing a few SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, CROAKERS (night) and SEA MULLET.............. Congratulations to CJ JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 2 lb. 12 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............MARIE THOMAS (Roxboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 1 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ ROBERT VOYDETICH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 15 oz. BLUEFISH ............. EDDIE JENKINS (Pollocksville, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER ............. and MATTHEW JOINES (Traphill, NC)-- 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... There is a slight cooling coming up and hopefully the occasional thunderstorm will bless us with a nice shower to help the plants and dust down! ......... COME ON DOWN and have a great weekend! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

CJ JOHNSON
MARIE THOMAS
ROBERT VOYDETICH
(Danville, VA)
(Roxboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
2 lb. 12 oz.
2 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 15 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....6-14-15
....6-15-15
....6-14-15

 

EDDIE JENKINS
MATTHEW JOINES
(Pollocksville, NC)
(Traphill, NC)
1 lb. 6 oz.
14 oz.
FLOUNDER
SPANISH MACKEREL
....6-14-15
....6-17-15

 

 

6-15-15 ...... MONDAY ...... MMMMM!..... TOASTY! ......

The beach is the only place that is generally at or just below 90* so far this week! ......... It looks like we will continue to have blistering hot days and it's just perfect for jumping in the water between FISHING! .............. We have seen some nice SPANISH  MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, CROAKERS and SPOTS! ........... Congratulations to GOVERNOR CARTER (Maysville, NC)-- 6 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. MIKE HARDEN (Garner, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... WILLIAM COMPTON (Greenville, NC)-- 1 lb. SEA MULLET ............... SETH TURNER (Bassett, VA)-- 3 oz. CROAKER............. I spoke with DANNY GLOVER (staff) on SATURDAY told him I thought it was time to see a KING MACKEREL.  He told me that there was one sited that afternoon, but we haven't heard anything else firm that. ........... WON'T BE LONG! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 81* (so far this week), and night catches (when it cools down after 6 PM) are SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, and SEA MULLET! ............. Drink plenty of liquids and remember that the water from the pier will only be 20 feet away! ............. SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

GOVERNOR CARTER
MIKE HARDEN
WILLIAM COMPTON
SETH TURNER
(Maysville, NC)
(Garner, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Bassett, VA)
6 lb. 5 oz.
4 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb.
3 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SEA MULLET
CROAKER
....6-12-15
....6-12-15
....6-13-15
....6-11-15

 

 

6-11-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... SUMMER CATCHES! ......

With absolutely beautiful surf and 80* water (thanks Dr. Bogus) we are having a good time catching SPOTS, BLUEFISH, GRAY TROUT, SEA MULLET, and a few CROAKERS! ........... We aren't setting the woods on fire,  but that's the good part...... It's a good time to come out and enjoy a relatively quiet time! ........... We'll let the BIG ROCK contestants steal the show this week!  ............ Congratulations to JOE COATS (Hubert, NC)--- 8 lb. 14 oz. HATTERAS BLUE .......... CHRISTOPHER BRITT (Tarboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz GRAY TROUT ......... and RYAN BATEMAN (Grimesland, NC)-- 12 oz. CROAKER........... We are in the summer weather pattern now and if you are a weather watcher, don't read too much into it unless the precipitation percentage is over 100%!....... Believe it or not, Emerald Isle doesn't fit into the normal pattern (across the bridge is a different matter!). ......... So stop making excuses, quit your job, and come on down and hang out with us! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE COATS
CHRISTOPHER BRITT
RYAN BATEMAN
(Hubert, NC)
(Tarboro, NC)
(Grimesland, NC)
8 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
12 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
GRAY TROUT
CROAKER
....6-8-15
....6-9-15
....6-8-15

 

 

6-7-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... End of SCHOOL YEAR spells SUMMERTIME! ......

Fishing has been summer-like with SPOTS, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL (They're getting BIGGER!), and SEA MULLET! ..........(Hey ........ it's KING MACKEREL time!) .......... Evening fishing last night was slow until midnight ............. Congratulations to PHIL McDONALD (Sanford, NC)-- 4 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. ERIC SMITH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 3 lb. 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ PATRICK RONDOMANSKI (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO........... CAROLYN WARD (Farmville, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO ............. and MEAGAN GRAY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. What a beautiful beach day comng up! ......... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 78* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) with a slight chance of rain .............Come on down! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

PHIL McDONALD
ERIC SMITH
PATRICK RONDOMANSKI
(Sanford, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
4 lb. 8 oz.
3 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
....6-6-15
....6-6-15
....6-4-15

 

CAROLYN WARD
MEAGAN GRAY
(Farmville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
1 lb. 7 oz.
8 oz.
POMPANO
SPANISH MACKEREL
....6-6-15
....6-3-15

 

 

6-5-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... GOT A TARPON LAST NIGHT! ......

Congratulations to BRIAN CARTER (Rock Hill, SC) with a Catch & Release EST. 110 lb. TARPON caught on THURSDAY evening! ............. Also, SPANISH MACKEREL, HATTERAS BLUEFISH, nice size SPOTS, and BOTTOM BLUES have all been coming up! ........... Congratulations to EDDY BOYETTE Jr. (Cedar Point, NC)-- 10 lb. HATTERAS BLUE ................ CJ JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 9 lb. 7 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ................ CHRIS HADDEN (Cape Carteret, NC)-- 9 lb. 2 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ............. and MADELYN ROBINSON (Creedmoor, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! .......... We are now out of the stormy time; yesterday there was a chance of scattered showers but it was sunny for most of the day with a shower in the morning! ........... A drying trend is in store for the weekend so bring the family down and enjoy the early summer weather! .......... WATER TEMPERATURE is 79* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) ................ SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

EDDY BOYETTE Jr.
CJ JOHNSON
CHRIS HADDEN
MADELYN ROBINSON
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Danville, VA)
(Cape Carteret, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
10 lb.
9 lb. 7 oz.
9 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
SPANISH MACKEREL
....6-2-15
....6-2-15
....6-2-15
....6-4-15

 

 

6-3-15 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... BIG BLUEFISH and a TIME for REFLECTION

Fishing has been quiet for the past few days; we have seen some BIG BLUES and also SEA MULLET, HOGFISH, small SPOTS, SPANISH MACKEREL, and BOTTOM BLUES! ............. Congratulations to LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)--- 10 lb. 1 oz. BLUEFISH ............. PAT McCAIN (Emerald Isle, NC)--- 8 lb. 13 oz. BLUEFISH ................ JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)-- 8 lb. 11 oz.  BLUEFISH ........... and BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. SEA MULLET! ...............   The WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 80* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and there are scattered showers (hooray) in the forecast for the next three days ........... Monday Evening was a very special time on the pier as approx. 500 local Emerald Isle/Swansboro/Morehead City area residents came for a memorial service on the pier. ............ HOLLY FARRINGTON BETTS, a 29 year old Carteret General Hospital ER nurse and mother of two, passed away recently. Holly was a beloved local lady who had the support of all during her battle with Ovarian cancer.  Her father, Ricky Farrington, led a surfing tribute to Holly while everyone watched from the pier.  She was a fighter and will be missed by all who knew her. ............ Our condolences go out to the family and we truly have lost one of our own! ............. We love you Holly! ............ MIKE & SHIRLEY STANLEY 

 

LYNN CHILTON
PAT McCAIN
JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
BOB YOUNG
(Reidsville, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
10 lb. 1 oz.
8 lb. 13 oz.
8 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
SEA MULLET
....6-1-15
....6-1-15
....6-2-15
....6-2-15

 

PICTURES of the HOLLY FARRINGTON BETTS MEMORIAL ....6-1-15

 

 

5-29-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... SLOW & STEADY! ......

I was waiting to get you a great fishing story so that you HAD to be at the beach this weekend! ............ Unfortunately my plans have changed! ............. We are catching some small to medium SPOTS at night, which is a good sign! ............. BLUEFISH, HOGFISH, and SPANISH MACKEREL are being landed during the day ............ Congratulations to PETER RESUGGAN (Cedar Point, NC)-- 2 lb. 11 oz. BLACK DRUM ................ LOUIS SOLTIS (Owego, NY)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. FLOUNDER .............. SAVANNAH FERRETH & AMY LAURENZO (Coventry, RI)-- 3 oz. HOGFISH (First Fish!) ............. and MICAH NIESS (Bloomington In.)--- caught 19 on Friday! .......... The WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 79*! (thanks Dr. Bogus)  ........... It's about time to see a KING MACKEREL?. .............. GREAT BEACH WEEKEND ahead ............. I'm still trying to get you down here! ............. MIKE STANLEY

PETER RESUGGAN
LOUIS SOLTIS
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Owego, NY)
2 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
BLACK DRUM
FLOUNDER
....5-29-15
....5-27-15

 

SAVANNAH FERRETH
Here's a picture of
& AMY LAURENZO
MICAH NIESS
(Coventry, RI)
  (Bloomington, In)
3 oz. HOGFISH
 taken by his dad, DENNIS!
(First Fish!)
MICAH caught 19 including 3 doubles! 
....5-28-15
....5-28-15

 

 

5-27-15 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... CLEAR WATER at 75*! ......

The MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND was an absolute slam with the most people here ever! ............ Thanks so much for coming out and helping celebrate the most important national holiday that honors our lost Veterans, Retirees, and Active Duty Personnel! ........... We love all of you and would not be here without their sacrifices! ............. Mother Nature had a nice surprise for us this past weekend with unlimited sunshine and not too hot temperatures! ............. Fishing was seasonal and continues with SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPOTS, SHEEPSHEAD, COBIA, and FLOUNDER! ............ Congratulations to CRUZ AYALA (Raleigh, NC)-- 21 lb. 8 oz. COBIA ............... TERRY (Wild Man) WATSON (Smithfield, NC)-- 19 lb. 7 oz. COBIA ............. and RAY MUHAMMAD (Farmville, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER! and DANNY BROOKS (Madison Heights, VA)-- 9 oz. SEA MULLET.............. It would be safe to say that fishing wasn't tearing down the house, but just to come out and enjoy the absolutely beautiful breeze and BLUE-GREEN ocean is worth the trip! ............. I thought it would be something different to show the beach AFTER the crowd left on Monday evening, especially since you could not actually SEE the beach before that! ............ On the pictures below, note how many footprints are in the sand ..........Hope yours were there somewhere! ............. This coming weekend will be another perfect one with a slight chance of showers ............. COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

CRUZ AYALA
TERRY WATSON
RAY MUHAMMAD
DANNY BROOKS
(Raleigh, NC)
(Smithfield, NC)
(Farmville, NC)
(Madison Heights, VA)
21 lb. 8 oz.
19 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
9 oz.
COBIA
COBIA
FLOUNDER
SEA MULLET
....5-25-15
....5-26-15
....5-26-15
....5-27-15

 

BEACH PICTURES ....5-25-15

 

 

5-24-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... COBIA on BOARD!  ......

We have had some of the most beautiful water for the past few days; SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, HOGFISH, POMPANO, CROAKERS, and SHEEPSHEAD have all been caught on the pier! ............. Calm and CLEAR WATER at 72* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) has slowed SEA MULLET and other bottom feeders, some have done well, others not so much! ............ Congratulations to MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)-- 24 lb. 7 oz. COBIA ........... MARTY REIGHER (Apex, NC)-- 2 lb. 15 oz. BLUEFISH .............. EDDY BOYETTE (Louisburg, NC)-- 2 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MATT TALBERT (Broad Creek, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. and JAKE KATEN (Newport, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO ............... There was been a large turnout on the beach yesterday and today looks even better weather-wise, so the BIG WEEKEND CONTINUES! ............. Come early to get a good seat! .............. SEE YOU SOON! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

MIKE DAVIS
MARTY REIGHER
EDDY BOYETTE
(Greenville, NC)
(Apex, NC)
(Louisburg, NC)
24 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 15 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
COBIA
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-23-15
....5-20-15
....5-20-15

 

MATT TALBERT
JAKE KATEN
(Broad Creek, NC)
(Newport, NC)
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
....5-23-15
....5-22-15

 

 

5-21-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND is ahead! ......

It's hard to believe that we are at the beginning of the 2015 SUMMER SEASON, but it's HERE! ........... With the early Tropical Storm behind us, we have been blessed with a wonderful weekend forecast and will continue to enjoy beautiful, sunny and warm days through next WEDNESDAY (today will be a little stormy) .............. Fishing has been good with some great plugging of SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH; A COBIA was cleaned on our pier the other day that topped out around 60 lbs., but was caught on a boat! ............. Congratulations to MAC CASSTEVENSON (Mount Airy, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ GERRY BURCHFIELD (Trinity, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. CHASE GRAVES (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. BLUEFISH ........... ERIC TROXLER (Burlington,NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. BLUEFISH ............ AIDEN SIMS (Harrisburg, KY)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and ABBIE SKILES & BRANDON BARFIELD (Washington, NC)-- BLUES ............. There is no question that we are expecting the largest turnout for the summer and I believe, based on last weekend, it might be the biggest ever! ........... We tried to replace our BUOYS on each side of the pier yesterday morning, but unfortunately although the water appeared to be perfect and clear blue-green, it became swelly in the morning forcing us to try it another day. We were so close, but it is a real challange to get all of the players together at the same time AND have perfect water to dive for re-attaching! ............ Please bear with us on that one! ............ It's the BIG ONE .......... HOPE TO SEE YOU! ................. MIKE STANLEY 

 

MAC CASSTEVENSON
GERRY BURCHFIELD
CHASE GRAVES
ERIC TROXLER
(Mount Airy, NC)
(Trinity, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Burlington,NC)
2 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
BLUEFISH
....5-19-15
....5-19-15
....5-20-15
....5-19-15

 

AIDEN SIMS
ABBIE SKILES &
TREY SADLER
(Harrisburg, KY)
BRANDON BARFIELD
(Lowland, NC)
1 lb. 5 oz.
(Washington, NC)
Sent this
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUES
picture to us
....5-19-15
....5-16-15
....5-16-15

 

 

5-17-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... What a GREAT WEEKEND! ......

It's been long overdue, and now it finally arrived! ........... This weekend has been perfect for SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH PLUGGING! ............ The water is an absolutely beautiful BLUE-GREEN and calm; and holding at 71* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) ........... Check out these fish! ............. Congratulations to RONNIE BURGESS (Mebane, NC)-- 3 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. TRAVIS HOGUE (Goldsboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. WILLIAM COMPTON (Greenville, NC)-- 2 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... KEVIN BARNHILL (Vanceboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 8 oz. BLACK DRUM ............... RONNIE LEE (New Bern, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO ............. JULIE HEATH (Scotts Store, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. BLUEFISH ............... JOSH BACHAND (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. DENNIS ELLINGTON (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. BLUEFISH ............... CLEVE PRICE (Goldsboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 11 oz. BLUEFISH .............. PAM AYSCUE (Epsom, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. TREY SADLER (Lowland, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. BLUEFISH ............... DEL ROSBERG (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. & 1 lb. 3 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. JOEL BURNETTE (Raeford, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. POMPANO ............. RANDY HALES (Elm City, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ................ FRANK MIGLI (Peletier, NC)-- (2) SPANISH MACKEREL ............. and TRAVIS HOGUE (Goldsboro, NC)-- BLUES! ............. The SPANISH MACKEREL are growing rapidly and it is not much longer when KING MACKEREL will be skirting the end of the pier! .............. No word on COBIA yet today! .............. If you think SATURDAY was nice, just wait until today! ........... WARM TEMPERATURES will stick with us thru mid-week and it looks like much of the same for a few more days! ............. COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RONNIE BURGESS
TRAVIS HOGUE
WILLIAM COMPTON
KEVIN BARNHILL
(Mebane, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Vanceboro, NC)
3 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
....5-16-15
....5-16-15
....5-16-15
....5-16-15

 

RONNIE LEE
JULIE HEATH
JOSH BACHAND
DENNIS ELLINGTON
(New Bern, NC)
(Scotts Store, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
2 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb.
1 lb. 13 oz.
POMPANO
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....5-16-15
....5-16-15
....5-15-15
....5-16-15

 

CLEVE PRICE
PAM AYSCUE
TREY SADLER
DEL ROSBERG
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Epsom, NC)
(Lowland, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
1 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz. & 1 lb. 3 oz.
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-16-15
....5-15-15
....5-15-15
....5-15-15

 

JOEL BURNETTE
RANDY HALES
FRANK MIGLI
TRAVIS HOGUE
(Raeford, NC)
(Elm City, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
(2)
(4)
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUES
....5-14-15
....5-15-15
....5-15-15
....5-15-15

 

 

5-15-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... COBIA are HERE! ......

TROPICAL STORM ANA had one good attribute ........... she brought us COBIA! .......... I spoke with DANNY GLOVER yesterday and he said there were numerous sightings of COBIA swimming with RAYS off the end! ............. Our Staff Member, CATHY, told me last night that there were three hooked, but they had to be released because they were under size. .............. With a WATER TEMPERATURE still hovering around 70*, it is finally the ideal time to catch fish! ............ Congratulations to CONNIE SMITH (Erieville, NY)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. POMPANO .............. NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET ............. and WALTER FRANKLIN (Newton Grove, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. TROUT .............. BLUEFISH, HOG FISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, and POMPANO, along with some small SEA MULLET have been landed in the past 24 hours! ............. There are plenty of BAIT BALLS moving through and that is definitely making a difference! ............. We are expecting a BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND coming up, so beat the MEMORIAL DAY RUSH and come down and enjoy today! ................ Have a great weekend! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

CONNIE SMITH
NUI VINSON
WALTER FRANKLIN
(Erieville, NY)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Newton Grove, NC)
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
SPECKLED TROUT
....5-13-15
....5-13-15
....5-13-15

 

 

5-12-15 ...... TUESDAY ...... The SUN is BACK! ......

Tropical Storm ANA is gone now; we are looking forward to a nice sunny day for a change! ............ FISHING crashed as the storm approached because of the prevalent SE winds that blew as ANA churned nearly stationary for about three days! ............ All of that is past and fishing is finally getting back to normal again! ............. A few SPOTS, BLACK DRUM, small SEA MULLET, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, HOGFISH, and CROAKERS are coming up ........... Congratulations to ROBERT McGEE (Goldsboro, NC)--- 2 lb. 4 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. and  GEORGE BARTH ( New Castle, DE) --- 1 lb. 12 oz. BLACK DRUM & 1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO! .............  We closed on MOTHER'S DAY (SUNDAY) because of rough weather but the torrential rain didn't show up until Sunday evening! ............ Oh, well, the MOM'S on our STAFF had a well deserved day off! ............... It's a great time to get out and enjoy the not-so-hot beach but be careful; the currents are still strong until at least tomorrow. ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 71* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and a warm-up is in store! ............... BACK TO SPRING! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

ROBERT McGEE 
GEORGE BARTH
(Goldsboro, NC)
(New Castle, DE)
2 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz. BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
& 1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO
....5-9-15
....5-11-15

 

TROPICAL STORM ANA
The Sun peeks
roughed up the coast
out during 
for a few days!
TROPICAL STORM ANA
 ....5-9-15
....5-9-15

 

 

5-8-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... WEATHER REVISION! ......

Unfortunately, when I wrote the last report it was unclear what was going to happen from a TROPICAL view on the Southeast Coast.  We are experiencing a slow moving storm that is predicted to keep pounding Eastern North Carolina with Thunderstorms, gusty winds, and rough seas pretty much through MONDAY! .......... Not bad for a quiet HURRICANE SEASON; it never fails to get a quiet prediction and then get bumped with a TROPICAL STORM or two immediately! ............... Oh, well. I guess it goes along with the territory! ........... Fishing has been quiet for the past day or so, and the WATER TEMPERATURE has risen to 69* (thanks Dr. Bogus!); hopefully the storm will shake up the water for better SPRING FISHING! ............... Congratulations to PETE CASTIGLIONE (Chatham, VA)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. POMPANO ................. Keep your eye on the weather and we will let you know immediately when fishing and weather conditions improve! ............. MIKE STANLEY

PETE CASTIGLIONE
(Chatham, VA)
1 lb. 14 oz.
POMPANO
....5-5-15

 

 

5-6-15 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... VARIETY ABOUNDS! ............

It's only been a few days since SPANISH MACKEREL have started, but the variety of fish has definitely picked up! .............. Congratulations to RICKY WHITNEY (Zebulon, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .......... SHIRLEY HAYES (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 2 lb. 3 oz. POMPANO .............. LELAND REIGHER (Raleigh, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. WILLIAM REGISTER (Cove City, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ............... HANNAH LOWMAN (Stella, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. BLUEFISH ................. LAWRENCE HAYES (Greensboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. POMPANO .............. COLE BYRD (Mount Olive, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ............... JIM EDGERTON (Kenly, NC)-- 1 lb. 9 oz. POMPANO ............... and STEPHEN & TRACY DUNN (New Bern, NC) & BLAKE FELLER (Vanceboro, NC)-- SPANISH MACKEREL! .......... There is a chance of thunder showers tomorrow but we should have good conditions today with E-ENE winds.  The NE should bring back excellent SPANISH WATER and scattered showers thru MONDAY should make for productive bottom fishing. ................ The WATER TEMPERATURE is 63* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and we don't expect much change for a few days............... GOOD FISHING CONDITIONS this week!  ............ COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

RICKY WHITNEY

SHIRLEY HAYES

LELAND REIGHER
(Zebulon, NC)
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
2 lb. 5 oz.
2 lb. 3 oz.
2 lb.
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-3-15
....5-4-15
....5-5-15

 

HANNAH LOWMAN
WILLIAM REGISTER
LAWRENCE HAYES
(Stella, NC).
(Cove City, NC)
(Greensboro, NC)
1 lb. 14 oz
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
BLUEFISH
SHEEPSHEAD
POMPANO
....5-3-15
....5-4-15
....5-5-15

 

COLE BYRD
JIM EDGERTON
STEPHEN & TRACY DUNN
(Mount Olive, NC)
(Kenly, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 9 oz.
& BLAKE FELLER (Vanceboro, NC)
SHEEPSHEAD
POMPANO
SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-4-15
....5-4-15
.....5-3-15

 

 

5-3-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... SPANISH ARE HERE! ......

Finally we have reached SPANISH MACKEREL SEASON! ............ we have been hoping for this day and it is actually just about average in terms of timing! ............ Congratulations to MASON ROGERS (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............ TREY GUGGINO (Newport, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .......... FRANK BOZICK (Garner, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ........... and JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .......... It's not the biggest, but there is movement offshore with plenty of bait and we are so excited for the first COBIA! ............. A beautiful weekend with calm water this morning; Dr. Bogus puts the water temperature at 64* yesterday morning, somewhat cooler than we expect, but there is a warming trend ahead and that should make thing better! .......... SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, and a few POMPANO round out the catch ............. A beautiful forecast tomorrow with highs near 80* and a 0% chance of rain ............ Get your plugs ready! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

TREY GUGGINO
MASON ROGERS
FRANK BOZICK
JOSEF HIMES
(Newport, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Garner, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-2-15
....5-2-15
....5-2-15
....5-2-15

 

 

5-1-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... FINALLY ...... A NICE WEEKEND! 

It sure is a welcome thing to see a weekend that is great for the whole family! ............. SUNNY SKIES and warmer temperatures will dominate the beach into next week! ............... The WATER TEMPERATURE was 63* on Friday, but we should see improvement by the end of the weekend. ..................... Fishing has been reduced back to BLUEFISH and a few SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH; as I wrote in the last report, the BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, and TROUT have avoided the very clear reasonably calm surf. ............... Congratulations to CAROL KISER (Winston-Salem, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. POMPANO ............. JOHN WINSTON (Cove City, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. BLUEFISH ................ and JACK MYERS (Greenville, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ............... It's getting about SPANISH MACKEREL TIME, so keep an eye on the reports.  If we could just get the water back up to 70*! ............  Don't expect any HEAT STROKES on the beach tomorrow, but with a North wind into Sunday, it will be absolutely beautiful! .............. COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

CAROL KISER
JOHN WINSTON
JACK MYERS
(Winston-Salem, NC)
(Cove City, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
1 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
POMPANO
BLUEFISH
SEA MULLET
....4-27-15
....4-28-15
....4-29-15

 

 

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