5-24-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... BLUES & SPANISH, SEA MULLET & SPOTS! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 67* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and we have been cool but it looks like SUMMER is fixing to POP! .............. We have been watching the weather forecast and it looks promising with upper 80's thru most of the week into MEMORIAL DAY! ............ Congratulations to JORDAN LOPEZ, CHRISTINA & VICTORIA ATAUCHI (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS & SEA MULLET, and KAYLEE BRADFORD (Smithfield, NC)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET ............... We are still waiting for COBIA and KINGS to grace the pier; there are reports of COBIA in the area so it's just a matter of a slight warm-up and here we go! .............. Plan on coming for this weekend; it looks like we will have a record crowd! ........... Maybe the fish will be here for you! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ................. MIKE STANLEY

JORDAN LOPEZ, CHRISTINA
KAYLEE BRADFORD
RAINBOW at
& VICTORIA ATAUCHI
(Smithfield, NC)
BOGUE
(Jacksonville, NC)
15 oz.
INLET
COOLER of SPOTS & SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
PIER
....5-21-16
....5-21-16
.....5-22-16

 

 

5-21-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... RAINY but FUN! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, BLACK DRUM, HOGFISH, SEA MULLET, and SPOTS have made late week a time to be at the pier! .......... Congratulations to AARON PHILLIPS (Maysville, NC)-- 6 lb. 5 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. GREG RASNICK (Taswell, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. BLUEFISH ............... CARL HALL (Garthersburg, MD)-- 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .................. and PAM AYSCUE (Oxford, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS & POMPANO! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 68* (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and we are expecting scattered rain thru today and a few showers on SUNDAY! ............ Fishing has been so springlike; it just seems that SUMMER isn't going to be here this year! ............ COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

AARON PHILLIPS
GREG RASNICK
CARL HALL
PAM AYSCUE
(Maysville, NC)
(Taswell, NC)
(Garthersburg, MD)
(Oxford, NC)
6 lb. 5 oz.
2 lb. 13 oz.
14 oz.
COOLER of SPOTS
BLACK DRUM
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
& POMPANO
....5-20-16
....5-18-16
....5-19-16
....5-20-16

 

 

5-19-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... SPANISH & BLUES! ......

The weather has turned all around! .............. Fishing should be interesting for the next few days; the wind will turn 360 degrees in the next day or so! ............. Wednesday was slower early with BLUEFISH and SPANISH MACKEREL picking up in the evening.................... That is no surprise because the WATER was excellent AND 69*! ............ Congratulations to BUBBA ASBURY (Tazewell, VA)-- 3 lb. 1 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. RAY TOLER (Martinsville, VA)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. GRAY TROUT ............ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND is upon us; it's hard to believe that we will be in the full (COBIA & KINGS) season in two weeks! ............ Grab your plug, bring the really light tackle and have a ball jigging............. It's such a hoot ..............Maybe the bottom feeders (SEA MULLET, PUPS, & TROUT) will show back up in a day or so! ................  MIKE STANLEY

 

BUBBA ASBURY
RAY TOLER
(Tazewell, VA)
(Martinsville, VA)
3 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
GRAY TROUT
....5-17-16
....5-17-16

 

Mark Rouse (Kinston, NC) found a really great old picture of the Pier!  The picture is circa 1965 and the guys in the picture are his brothers, Sandy on the left, Scott on the right!  Special thanks to Mark for sending and sharing this glimpse of the origins of BOGUE INLET PIER.  Imagine the memories of growing up at Emerald Isle when it was barely developed!   If you have any old pictures of the pier, please email them.  We would love to share memories for all on our Gallery!

 

 

5-15-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... NICE SIZE SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES for the WEEKEND! ......

It was breezy yesterday with a WSW to SW wind driving the cooler temperatures and NW winds today! ............. There were a lot of GOTCHA PLUGS, SHRIMP, and CUT BAIT flying into the water and it really paid off! ............ Congratulations to BJ HOGAN (Elfland, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. ROGER WHITLEY (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 3 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL............... LEM HARRIS (Kinston, NC)-- 3 lb. 2 oz. BLACK DRUM ............  WANDA HUFFMAN (Hickory, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. GRAY TROUT ................. and SCOTT & MICHELLE LEE (Creedmoor, NC)-- COOLER of BLUES & SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. If you have not had the chance to toss a GOTCHA PLUG and hook up on a 3-4 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL or BLUEFISH with a light rod and reel, give it a try! ............ It is definitely a lot more fun than cranking any fish in with heavy tackle! ............. The most fun is working the plug to make it swim and watch the fish zig-zagging trying to catch it! ......... If you have any questions about this technique, please ask any of our STAFF to explain how to cast and jig for SPANISH and BLUES! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has reached 68* and that means KING MACKEREL are right around the corner! ............. Clear today and tomorrow; a bit of rain TUE, WED, and THURS. ................ COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

BJ HOGAN
ROGER WHITLEY
LEM HARRIS
(Elfland, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
4 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 8 oz.
3 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
....5-14-16
....5-13-16
....5-14-16

 

WANDA HUFFMAN
SCOTT & MICHELLE LEE
(Hickory, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
1 lb. 13 oz.
COOLER of BLUES
GRAY TROUT
& SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-13-16
....5-13-16

 

 

5-12-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... MOSTLY BLUEFISH! ......

We are having a run on BLUEFISH with GOTCHA PLUGS! ........... Everyone plugging has smoked the BLUES on RED HEAD, WHITE HEAD and CHARTREUSE (Yellow) HEAD all with WHITE BODY and GOLD HOOKS! ............ Congratulations to RONIELO CASAJE (Greenville, NC)-- 5 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. PERRY CAHOON (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. BLUEFISH................ and TERRY ROGERS (Smithfield, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET! .............. SPANISH MACKEREL, a few SPOTS, SEA MULLET are in the mix, but not as much on WEDNESDAY .............. Dr. Bogus lists the WATER TEMPERATURE at 67*; that is great news since the beginning KING MACKEREL water temperature is around 68*! ............ The SPANISH MACKEREL are getting bigger with the increased warm water and it's just plain fun fishing with plugs for the top feeders! ............... There are a few storms predicted for tomorrow but SATURDAY and SUNDAY will be full sun and a bit cooler! ........... It's a great time to come down and enjoy the SPRING FISHING! .............. SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RONIELO CASAJE
MICKEY PATEL
PERRY CAHOON
TERRY ROGERS
(Greenville, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Smithfield, NC)
5 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
SEA MULLET
....5-10-16
....5-10-16
....5-10-16
....5-9-16

 

 

5-9-16 ...... MONDAY ...... A GREAT TURNOUT WEEKEND! ......

MOTHER'S DAY was one of the best with a great turnout of MOMS and the family! ............... BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, HOGFISH, SEA MULLET, and GRAY TROUT were the catches for SUNDAY! ............... Congratulations to CLAUDIA ANTHONY (Hubert, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................. ALEX COX (LaGrange, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. GRAY TROUT ................. CODY BARTLETT & BRANDON GOOD (Marion, NC)-- COOLER of BLUES .................. and PETE LEO (Emerald Isle, NC)-- LIMIT on BLUES! .................. The WATER TEMPERATURE has risen to 64* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and it looks like a moderate temperature week with mainly prevalent  SW winds. ................ That should keep fishing pretty  consistent and a water temp increase to boot. ............... Let's start looking for more SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. Have a great week! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

CLAUDIA ANTHONY
ALEX COX
CODY BARTLETT
PETE LEO
(Hubert, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
& BRANDON GOOD
(Emerald Isle, NC)
4 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 14 oz.
(Marion, NC)
LIMIT on
PUPPY DRUM
GRAY TROUT
COOLER of BLUES
BLUES
....5-6-16
....5-8-16
....5-8-16
....5-8-16

 

 

5-7-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... An EXCELLENT MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND! ......

The weather has finally mellowed and we are coming back to seasonal temps! ............ Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 62*, a drop from earlier this week. .................. Fishing is moving right along with BLUEFISH (mixed with sporadic SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, GRAY TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD, POMPANO, and PUPPY DRUM are starting to pop up! ............... Congratulations to WILLIAM REGISTER (Cove City, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. SHEEPSHEAD................ MARKUS MERACLE (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. GRAY TROUT ................ NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. POMPANO ................. MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC) & ANDREW LANCASTER (Goldsboro, NC).............. CAROLYN WARD (Farmville, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ................ and CATHY CLONTZ (Swansboro, NC)-- 15 oz. GRAY TROUT! ............. It's MOTHER'S DAY tomorrow........ we would like to wish all of you MOMS a wonderful day and we hope you will spend it with us at here in EMERALD ISLE! .............. SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

WILLIAM REGISTER
MARKUS MERACLE
NUI VINSON
(Cove City, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
2 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
SHEEPSHEAD
GRAY TROUT
POMPANO
....5-5-16
....5-5-16
....5-4-16

 

MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC)
CAROLYN WARD
CATHY CLONTZ
& ANDREW LANCASTER
(Farmville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
15 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
GRAY TROUT
....5-3-16
....5-5-16
....5-4-16

 

 

5-4-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... BIGGER SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES! ......

Spring fishing has been really consistent with some really nice SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH (both on GOTCHA plugs), POMPANO, and SEA MULLET!  .............. Congratulations to CONNIE SMITH (Erieville, NY)-- 2 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO ............... JOHNNIE O. (Kinston, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. CRYSTAL RHODES (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .................. LEE REIGHER (Apex, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH ................  DEREK MOSS (Oxford, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... CHASE HELTON (Butler, KY)-- SPANISH MACKEREL............... DELMAS, DELMAS III, & MADELYNN BEST (Kinston, NC).............. and PAIGE CLIFTON (Mount Airy, NC)-- FIRST BLUEFISH (caught on GOTCHA PLUG) ............... The WATER TEMPERATURE is on a slow rise, up to 65* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) .............. It won't be much longer and we will start to see a COBIA or two popping the baits at the end!  ............... It's a fun time right now....... Plan a trip soon! ......... MIKE STANLEY

 

CONNIE SMITH
JOHNIE O.
CRYSTAL RHODES
LEE REIGHER
(Erieville, NY)
(Kinston, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Apex, NC)
2 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
POMPANO
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....5-1-16
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
[ NO PICTURE ]

 

DEREK MOSS
CHASE HELTON
DELMAS, DELMAS III,
PAIGE CLIFTON
(Oxford, NC)
(Butler, KY)
& MADELYNN BEST
(Mount Airy, NC)
2 lb.
SPANISH
(Kinston, NC)
FIRST
SPANISH MACKEREL
MACKEREL
1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO
BLUEFISH
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
....4-30-16
....4-30-16

 

 

5-1-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND! ......

We have been looking for SPANISH MACKEREL, and they sure have popped up! ............. Also, congratulations to BEN SMITH (Wilson, NC)-- 68 lb. 15 oz. BLACK DRUM! ............... LEE BASS (Wilson, NC) & BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............... DUSTIN LILLEY (Tarboro, NC)-- 2 lb. BLUEFISH .................. CONNIE KEEL (Dudley, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ................ MIKE HICKS (Browns Summit, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. GRAY TROUT .................... SCOTTY SMITH (Speed, NC)-- 1 lb. SEA MULLET ................ MICHAEL GRAFINGER (Raleigh, NC)-- (2) 1 lb. BLUEFISH .................. AUSTIN SCHALL (Cove City, NC)-- 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ................... LARRY BRIAR Jr. (Charlotte, NC)-- WEAKFISH caught on DIAMOND JIG ................... and JOHN BRIAR (Manhattan, NY)--BLUES caught on GOTCHA PLUGS!............... There have been a few of the super big BLACK DRUM caught from the pier in the past few years, and unfortunately this guy was clipped by a shark before it was landed. .............. 64* Water Temperature is definitely going to help welcome SPANISH MACKEREL ( and eventually KING MACKEREL) to the coast! .................. Saturday night was a BLUEFISH EVENING with SEA MULLET out there too! ................ Scattered showers will be with us for early week; bring some gear so you can stay out there and keep fishing! ................. SEE YOU SOON! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

BEN SMITH
LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)
DUSTIN LILLEY
CONNIE KEEL
(Wilson, NC)
& BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)
(Tarboro, NC)
(Dudley, NC)
68 lb. 15 oz.
COOLER of
2 lb.
1 lb. 13 oz.
BLACK DRUM
SEA MULLET
BLUEFISH
SHEEPSHEAD
....4-30-16
....4-28-16
....4-30-16
....4-29-16

 

MIKE HICKS
SCOTTY SMITH
AUSTIN SCHALL
MICHAEL GRAFINGER
(Browns Summit, NC)
(Speed, NC)
(Cove City, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb.
11 oz.
(2) 1 lb.
GRAY TROUT
SEA MULLET
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....4-28-16
....4-27-16
....4-29-16
....4-29-16

 

 

4-28-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... SEA MULLET are BACK! ......

There were plenty of happy fishermen on Wednesday evening after a good day of SEA MULLET and BLUEFISH! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has warmed to 64* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and both BOTTOM and TOP feeders have been around! ............ Congratulations to WILLIAM REGISTER (Kinston, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SHEEPSHEAD .............ALEX CALLAWAY (Vanceboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 2 oz. BLUEFISH ............  and LINDA & PINK ROBBINS (Selma, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET! ............... We are seeing more warm water fish like SHEEPSHEAD and a few HOGFISH, POMPANO, and slowing BLOWFISH. .......... That can only mean that SPANISH MACKEREL and KINGS will be keeping everyone busy within the next month! ............. CAN'T WAIT! ............. There is a chance of showers today with a passing front but it probably won't impact much here on the beach. .............. SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

WILLIAM REGISTER
ALEX CALLAWAY
LINDA & PINK ROBBINS
(Kinston, NC)
(Vanceboro, NC)
(Selma, NC)
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 2 oz.
COOLER of
SHEEPSHEAD
BLUEFISH
SEA MULLET
....4-25-16
....4-26-16
....4-27-16

 

 

4-26-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... CHANGE OF DIRECTION! ......

We have been reporting SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH for what seems to be forever, but the BLUEFISH are having their way with our fishermen and GOTCHA PLUGS are the best way to get them! ............. There are a few BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, HOGFISH, and SEA MULLET coming up, but BLUES had every one's attention yesterday! ............. Congratulations to JOE BENNETT (King, NC)-- 6 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. JOSEPH HERRING (Albertson, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ............... and LISA RAYBURN (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. BLUEFISH! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 63* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and we are expecting a beautiful day today to keep the fishing going! ...............We're OPEN ALL NIGHT .........  COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE BENNETT
JOSEPH HERRING
LISA RAYBURN
(King, NC)
(Albertson, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
6 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
BLACK DRUM
SHEEPSHEAD
BLUEFISH
....4-25-16
....4-24-16
....4-25-16

 

 

4-24-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... Another GREAT FISHING WEEKEND! ......

SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, BLOWFISH, and a few GRAY TROUT and HOGFISH have sure made a fun time for our FRIDAY and SATURDAY fishermen! ............. A cool NE wind has kept the WATER TEMPERATURE favorable for our bottom feeders and BLUEFISH PLUGGING! ........... Congratulations to JOE YATES (Gulfport, MS)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. BLUEFISH .............. DANIEL IRELAND & JERROD WALL (Hamptonville, NC)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET ................ ROBBY HOLLAND & MARK BREWER (Lucama, NC)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET ................ STEWART BROWN (Selma, NC)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET ............. LARRY DONELY (Woolwine, VA)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET ............... CALVIN GREEN (Durham, NC)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET ................ THOMAS COLLIER (Tarboro, NC) -- Cooler of SEA MULLET ................ NANCY PRATER (Meadowview, VA)-- SEA MULLET ................ LARRY BRIAR (Waxhaw, NC)-- BLUEFISH on a GOTCHA PLUG! .................. I was watching the new PIER CAM last night and was amazed at the people and activity going on most of the evening! ............... A real consistent weather pattern coming up this week should keep the WATER TEMPERATURE around the mid 60* range ............ A GOOD TIME TO BE HERE! .............. SEE YOU SOON ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE YATES
DANIEL IRELAND
ROBBY HOLLAND
(Gulfport, MS)
& JERROD WALL
& MARK BREWER
1 lb. 5 oz.
(Hamptonville, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
BLUEFISH
COOLER of SEA MULLET
COOLER of SEA MULLET
....4-23-16
....4-22-16
....4-23-16

 

STEWART BROWN
LARRY DONLEY
CALVIN GREEN
(Selma, NC)
(Woolwine, VA)
(Durham, NC)
COOLER of
COOLER of
COOLER of
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-22-16
....4-22-16
....4-23-16

 

THOMAS COLLIER
NANCY PRATER
(Tarboro, NC)
(Meadowview, VA)
COOLER of
SEA
SEA MULLET
MULLET
....4-23-16
....4-22-16

 

 

4-23-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... SEA MULLET DAYS! ......

Finally, Friday was a good catch day! ............ The past few days have been productive, but they definitely had fun on FRIDAY! .............. There is an assortment of BLOWFISH and small BLUEFISH coming up right now, too! ........... Congratulations to NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............... LEE BOOMER (Cove City, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET and BLUES ............ CLIFF JONES & TERESA WILLIAMS (Kinston, NC)-- COOLERS of SEA MULLET ............... JERRY ROBBINS (Walkertown, NC)-- MESS of SEA MULLET ................. RICHARD HARTMAN (Lexington, NC)-- SEA MULLET .............. BUSTER HANSEN (Havelock, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............... TONY BROWN (Pink Hill, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET .............. TERRY TINGLE (Swansboro, NC)-- BLUES ............. PATRICIA CHATMAN (Lucama, NC)-- SEA MULLET ..............  We are expecting the few showers this morning to subside and then pleasant weather with 63* WATER will be the drill for around a week or so! ............. We are open 24 HOURS EVERYDAY so come on down and keep HERMAN company in the Pierhouse! ............. Have a great weekend ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

NUI VINSON
LEE BOOMER
CLIFF JONES & TERESA WILLIAMS
JERRY ROBBINS
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Cove City, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Walkertown, NC)
COOLER of
COOLER of
COOLERS of
MESS of
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-21-16
....4-22-16
....4-22-16
....4-22-16

 

RICHARD HARTMAN
CLIFF JONES
BUSTER HANSEN
(Lexington, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Havelock, NC)
SEA
SEA
COOLER of
MULLET
MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-22-16
....4-22-16
....4-22-16

 

TONY BROWN
TERRY TINGLE
PATRICIA CHATMAN
(Pink Hill, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
COOLER of SEA MULLET
BLUES
SEA MULLET
....4-22-16
....4-19-16
....4-18-16

 

 

4-18-16 ...... MONDAY ...... GOOD FISHING WEEKEND! ......

It was really cool on the pier this weekend; the WATER TEMPERATURE has dropped to 56* (thanks Dr. Bogus)! .............. I guess if it gets any cooler we'll be scraping ice off of the pilings! ........... Just kidding ............. There is a really drastic warm-up coming this week and that should change the amount of fishermen on our pier! ........... Congratulations to TIM HINES (Simms, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO ............... NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET .............. JONISON RIVERA (Williamsburg, VA)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............. and WILL YAWN (Raleigh, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. BLOWFISH! ............ The good eating fish are still coming up at the pier; they are using SHRIMP and FISH BITES (Artificial BLOODWORMS)! .............. Be sure to use reasonably small hooks and small pieces of bait for these bottom feeders ............. You can't swallow a whole steak at on time and these fish can't swallow 1/2 of a shrimp, either! .............. Looking forward to way more SPRING-LIKE WEATHER! ............. COME ON DOWN! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

TIM HINES
NUI VINSON
JONISON RIVERA
WILL YAWN
(Simms, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Williamsburg, VA)
(Raleigh, NC)
1 lb. 5 oz.
COOLER of
COOLER of
1 lb. 5 oz.
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-17-16
....4-16-16
....4-16-16
....4-16-16

 

 

4-16-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... BLUEFISH! ......

Lots of BLUEFISH to compliment the SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH are coming in! ............ It's a breezy N-NE wind through the weekend which will keep the ocean relatively flat ....... perfect for GOTCHA PLUGS and BLUEFISH! ............ Congratulations to JOE LEO & our good friend "88 Year Old" PETE LEO (Emerald Isle, NC)-- BLUES & SEA MULLET ............ MIKE & MARILYN JONES (Phenix, VA)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET ............... and LEWIS COBLE (Greenville, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. BLUEFISH!  ............... Be sure to dress warm because of the brisk North winds today; the WATER TEMPERATURE is down to 57* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and we should see a warm-up as soon as the wind shifts back to the prevalent SW! ............. We are NOW OPEN 24/7 for the season, so plan a trip down any time of day or night! ........... We are tweeking the new WEB CAM; the response has been overwhelming and so it's taking a lot of thought and exploring technical options. Our goal is to give you a quality picture that won't break our backs as far as broadband costs; today we will be working on a more efficient way to keep the cam as informative as possible! ........... Please bear with us............ Special thanks to BRAD PUMPHREY with EASTBAYMEDIA.COM for his help in keeping a quality STREAMING VIDEO that is reasonable and tech-savvy for all of us to enjoy! ................. SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE LEO &
MIKE & MARILYN JONES
LEWIS COBLE
"88 Year Old" PETE LEO
(Phenix, VA)
(Greenville, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
COOLER of BLOWFISH
1 lb. 14 oz.
BLUES & SEA MULLET
& SEA MULLET
BLUEFISH
....4-15-16
....4-14-16
....4-15-16

 

 

 

4-13-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... WARMING UP! ......

Fishing has been a ditto of the past few weeks; BLOWFISH, SEA MULLET, a few BLUEFISH, and some nice POMPANO (Permits)! .............. Congratulations to JEFF KISER (Rural Hall, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO (Permit) .............. CLIFF HALMARK (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET ............... and HEIDI WRIGHT (Cottagegrove, MN)-- 14 oz. BLOWFISH ............. Last night they were catching SEA MULLET in the rain; we are able to see them catching fish from the pier cam! ........... I can't wait until the fall when they will be catching from the EAST SIDE! ............ Should be very entertaining! ............. Mild days and nights ahead; don't forget that we start staying open 24/7 staring FRIDAY NIGHT! ............ Come on Down! .............  MIKE STANLEY

 

JEFF KISER
CLIFF HALMARK
HEIDI WRIGHT
(Rural Hall, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Cottagegrove, MN)
2 lb. 7 oz.
COOLER of BLOWFISH
14 oz.
POMPANO
& SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-11-16
....4-12-16
....4-11-16

 

 

4-11-16 ...... MONDAY ...... WARM-UP AHEAD! ......

Today will reach the 70's and that should start getting the WATER TEMPERTURE back up from a cool 57*! ............ SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, BLUEFISH, and we even saw a POMPANO (Permit?) yesterday. ............. Congratulations to LESTER EXTON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. POMPANO (Permit) .............. CASEY FOSTER (Mocksville, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET ............... PAT JONES (Winterville, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET.............. GREGG PATE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET................ and MARK BREWER (Lucama, NC)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET! ................ Special thanks to all of those who came out this weekend; it was a bit cool but definitely a fun time! ........... We are looking at a much improved SPRING-type week coming up, so plan a trip soon! .............  MIKE STANLEY

 

LESTER EXTON
CASEY FOSTER
PAT JONES
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Mocksville, NC)
(Winterville, NC)
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
COOLER of
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-10-16
....4-9-16
....4-8-16

 

GREGG PATE
MARK BREWER
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
COOLER of
15 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-10-16
....4-9-16

 

 

4-9-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... COOLER on the PIER! ......

We are seeing BLUEFISH coming through in schools; they are sporadic and seem to bite one hour on and one off............... GOTCHA PLUGS are attracting the BLUES while SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH are hitting SHRIMP and CUT BAIT! ............. Congratulations to NOEL DANIELS (Williamston, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET and (2 AT A TIME) SEA MULLET! .............. HAYDEN JACKSON (Knoxville, TN)-- 8 oz. SEA MULLET ............. BEN BRUTON (Kinston, NC)-- (2 AT A TIME) BLOWFISH .............. CIRLISTER BRIGGS (Kinston, NC)-- SEA MULLET ............... CHRIS TUTTLE (Newport, NC)-- BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET .............. JAMES COOPER (Plymouth, NC)-- SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............. DONNIE DANIELS (Williamston, NC)-- (2 AT A TIME) SEA MULLET! ............. and FRAN & HAL WARREN (Burlington, NC)-- 9th ANNIVERSARY celebrated at BIP ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 59* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and that might drop a bit more due to the predicted 38* tonight. ........... It's a good time to bundle up and catch some SEA MULLET .............. We'll be here all NIGHT! ................. I have been receiving favorable notes about the new WEB CAM that we added online this week! ........... Actually, we hope to pick up the resolution even better in the near future! ............... COME ON DOWN (bring a coat for this evening!) ............... MIKE STANLEY 

 

NOEL DANIELS
JAMES COOPER
CHRIS TUTTLE
(Williamston, NC)
(Plymouth, NC)
(Newport, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
& BLOWFISH
& SEA MULLET
....4-8-16
....4-8-16
....4-8-16

 

DONNIE DANIELS
CIRLISTER BRIGGS
BEN BRUTON
(Williamston, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(2 AT A TIME)
SEA
(2 AT A TIME)
SEA MULLET
MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-8-16
....4-8-16
....4-8-16

 

NOEL DANIELS
HAYDEN JACKSON
FRAN & HAL WARREN
(Williamston, NC)
(Knoxville, TN)
(Burlington, NC)
(2 AT A TIME)
8 oz.
9th ANNIVERSARY
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
celebrated at BIP
....4-8-16
....4-7-16
....4-7-16

 

 

4-6-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... The NEW PIER CAM is WORKING! ......

We are pleased to announce that we finally have the new HD Pier Cam online; we actually will be working toward an even better resolution next! ............. Fishing has been a bit quieter because of the cold snap, but they are still getting SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH ............ Congratulations to RODNEY PITTMAN & PHILLIP SMITH (Goldsboro, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............... TERESA WILLIAMS (Kinston, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............... CLIFF JONES (Kinston, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH .................. and MARK BREWER (Lucama, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. GRAY TROUT! ............... There will be a slight warming trend for the next couple of days; Donnie Cox from TV 12 said the serious WARM-UP will come next week! ............ Beach driving will be wrapping up at the end of this month, so enjoy the surf fishing while you can! ............. 59* WATER TEMPERATURE (thanks Dr. Bogus!) will hopefully be on the rise soon ............. COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RODNEY PITTMAN
TERESA WILLIAMS
CLIFF JONES
MARK BREWER
& PHILLIP SMITH
(Kinston, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
COOLER of SEA MULLET
COOLER of SEA MULLET
1 lb. 6 oz.
COOLER of SEA MULLET
& BLOWFISH
& BLOWFISH
GRAY TROUT
....4-5-16
....4-5-16
....4-5-16
....4-2-16

 

 

4-3-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... A fun WEEKEND ......

It sure wasn't a beautiful BEACH WEEKEND, but it's been a good one for FISHERMEN! ................ BLACK DRUM, SEA MULLET, and BLOWFISH are cruising the first 500' of Emerald Isle thanks to some brisk SW winds! ............. It's been a bit fluffy but that is exactly why our  BOTTOM FEEDERS are attracted............. They love muddy water!................. Congratulations to CALEB WILLIAMSON (Benson, NC)-- 4 lb. 8 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. ANDERSON SNYDER & STEVE McCOLLEM (Winston, NC)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET ................ TIM & MARY HAMM (Elm City, NC)-- 4 lb. 5 oz. BLACK DRUM ................ MARK BREWER (Lucama, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. SEA MULLET .............. TAYLOR SMITH (Goldsboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET ................ ALEX LATHAM (Coats, NC)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET ................ and HUNTER COLIE (LaGrange, NC)-- 13 oz. SEA MULLET! .............. Rhonda (our evening Staff) said everyone had a good time yesterday! ................. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 62* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and we have today's cool snap shifting the wind to a more NW position for at least today. ............... Monday will be a warm-up and the wind will shift back to a more S-SW position. .................... This is SPRING FISHING at BIP! .............. See you soon ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

CALEB WILLIAMSON
ANDERSON SNYDER &
TIM & MARY HAMM
MARK BREWER
(Benson, NC)
STEVE McCOLLEM (Winston, NC)
(Elm City, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
4 lb. 8 oz.
COOLER of BLOWFISH
4 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
BLACK DRUM
& SEA MULLET
BLACK DRUM
SEA MULLET
....4-1-16
....4-1-16
....4-2-16
....4-2-16

 

TAYLOR SMITH
ALEX LATHAM
HUNTER COLIE
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Coats, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
1 lb. 1 oz.
15 oz.
13 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-2-16
....4-2-16
....4-2-16

 

 

3-24-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... A GREAT EASTER WEEK! ......

After a dismal EASTER WEEKEND we are really excited to see so many fishermen this week! ............. SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH are the fish to target right now and there are many that have come away with really good catches! .............  Congratulations to TERRY & TREY (Smithfield, NC)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH ............. LANDON SCHROCK (Gladys, VA) & JOHN WINSTON (Cove City, NC)-- BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET .............. DAN JONES (Selma, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ................ ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH ............... CHARLES DUDLEY (Kinston, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ................. CRISTY SUMMERS (Burlngton, NC)-- 15 oz. BLOWFISH ............. JOHNNY RED SEAGROVES (Angier, NC)-- 13 oz. SEA MULLET .............. and JASON WOOD (Danberry, NC)-- 8 oz. SEA MULLET.............. The SEA MULLET are getting bigger and we should see BLUEFISH and PUPPY DRUM along at any time! ............ The WATER is warming up to 59* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and there sure are a lot of people on the beach this SPRING BREAK! ............... Special thanks to Chris Hill for bringing our web site up to date; he took time from his busy schedule to give us a hand! ..............Hopefully we can get back on a more normal report schedule now ............ COME ON DOWN! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

TERRY & TREY
LANDON SCHROCK (Gladys, VA) &
DAN JONES
(Smithfield, NC)
JOHN WINSTON (Cove City, NC)
(Selma, NC)
COOLER of
BLOWFISH &
COOLER of
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....3-29-16
....3-29-16
....3-26-16

 

ELIJAH GRAHAM
CHARLES DUDLEY
CRISTY SUMMERS
(Kinston, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Burlngton, NC)
COOLER of
COOLER of
15 oz.
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....3-29-16
....3-26-16
....3-28-16

 

JOHNNY RED SEAGROVES
JASON WOOD
(Angier, NC)
(Danberry, NC)
13 oz.
8 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....3-25-16
....3-26-16

 

 

3-26-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH! ......

Finally we are starting to see SEA MULLET (and we have heard of a couple of BLACK DRUM) on the pier! ........... The SPRINGTIME has arguably the best tasting fish that we catch on the pier; SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH! ............... Although the WATER TEMPERATURE is 61* (thanks Dr. Bogus), be sure to bring a jacket for evening fishing right now! ............... Congratulations to KEN EDWARDS (Hubert, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ........... It's hard to believe that tomorrow is EASTER SUNDAY; it's such an early time but at least everyone is excited about the 2016 SEASON!............. We are open 24 hrs. now on Friday and Saturday nights until April 15th! ............ Our schedule will expand to 24/7 starting April 15th and the fishing will expand, too! .......... HAPPY EASTER! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

KEN EDWARDS
(Hubert, NC)
COOLER of
SEA MULLET
....3-24-16

 

 
 
 

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