10-26-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... WAY BETTER! ......

There seems to be a movement of large PUPPY DRUM, BLUEFISH, some early morning SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, POMPANO, SPOTS, and FLOUNDER! .............. Congratulations to JR. JONES & TES TALTON (Goldsboro, NC)-- 7 lb. 14 oz. PUPPY DRUM............ JOHN ELLER (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 11 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. and ROBIN BRICKEY (Saltville, VA)-- 3 lb. POMPANO ........... There were many more PUPS hooked, but they were in the 29" range which is too big to keep. ............. Lou Aleman sent an email telling of perfect winds for KING MACKEREL fishing on the 30th ........... Hope he's right! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is up one degree to 70*, and with calm NW winds and plenty of sun, it looks like absolutely beautiful weather for the next 4 or 5 days! ............ At this point, any time that you have to get away is perfect because our fall fishing is so unpredictable! ............ There are plenty of SPOT YOTS in the BOGUE SOUND under the high-rise bridge waiting for that school of SPOTS! ............  SPOTS have not been in the sound in the numbers we are used to................ Don't forget that the 2015 BIP Season Passes will go on sale on NOVEMBER 1st! ......... You will get a free 2015 GATE KEY for the winter months! ............ 2014 Season Pass holders, please be sure to buy the new key from the pier house staff! ........... SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JR. JONES & TES TALTON
JOHN ELLER
ROBIN BRICKEY
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Saltville, VA)
7 lb. 14 oz.
6 lb. 11 oz.
3 lb.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
POMPANO
....10-23-14
....10-23-14
....10-25-14

 

 

10-24-14 ...... FRIDAY ...... QUIET! ......

I realize that there has been quite a lapse in the fishing reports, but in a nutshell, there isn't much activity right now! .............. There was a nice run of PUPPY DRUM, but as luck has it, most of them were TOO BIG! ......... Thursday brought PINFISH and JACKS on the end with GOTCHA PLUGS! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has dropped to 69* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) ............ After running through all of our BLOODWORMS, and FISHBITES (artificial worms) last week, we are now restocked and just waiting for something to happen! ........... Being on the pier for 42 years, I have come to see fishing patterns that are changing ........... October 15th was the peak of the fall season for 35 of those years, and now it seems that we are running into early NOVEMBER to see similar fall fishing results............ It could be the warmer climate, although I always thought that fish movement depended on the amount of daylight. ........... Oh, well, that's why they call it FISHING! ............... Please be sure if you have a 2014 SEASON PASS that you purchase a 2015 GATE KEY for the winter months! ........... The 2015 BIP SEASON PASSES go on sale NOVEMBER 1st, and they will not reflect the 2015 price increase until we re-open in MARCH 2015. ............. Please keep in mind, our fishing passes have remained the same price since 2007, which is a long time! ........... Next year's prices will be $ 12.50 for daily bottom and $ 25.00 for DAILY KING FISHING. ........... 2015 SEASON PASSES will be $ 250. for BOTTOM and $ 300. for KING FISHING. ............. Hopefully we will have the restaurant ready for next spring; we are waiting for permit approval so we can resume construction. ........... We are definitely excited to get back to work on this winter project! ............ Well, all I can say right now is we are quietly waiting for some fish movement........... it's COMING! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

JACKIE THOMAS
GREG SCOTT
& PAT COLEMAN
(Walkertown, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
14 oz.
SPOTS
POMPANO
SUNRISE
....10-18-14
....10-19-14
....10-14-14

 

 

10-19-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... LOTS of SPOTS! ......

We are really having fun catching SPOTS this weekend (actually, they are catching more at NIGHT!), also, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SPANISH MACKEREL, and FLOUNDER! .......... Congratulations to ROB MATTHEWS (Garner, NC)-- 3 lb. FLOUNDER .............. CHRIS WOMBLE (Durham, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS ................ BRANDON COMPTON (Hubert, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS............. VAL ROCK, JACKIE THOMAS & PAT COLEMAN (Charlotte, NC)-- SPOTS ............ JONATHAN THORNE (Selma, NC)-- SPOTS ..............  We haven't seen any KING MACKEREL since HURRICANE GONZALO skated the coast on FRIDAY and SATURDAY ............. We had a great crowd out there yesterday; many thanks to those who have visited us this weekend! ............. The swells from HURRICANE GONZALO have diminished, but the weather remains beautiful and sunny, with cooler weather on tap for the next few days! .............. If you get a chance to experience the FALL PEAK SEASON, be sure to plan a trip this week and we'll SEE YOU SOON! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

ROB MATTHEWS
CHRIS WOMBLE
BRANDON COMPTON
(Garner, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
3 lb.
COOLER
COOLER
FLOUNDER
of SPOTS
of SPOTS
....10-17-14
....10-16-14
....10-17-14

 

VAL ROCK, JACKIE THOMAS
& PAT COLEMAN
JONATHAN THORNE
(Charlotte, NC)
(Selma, NC)
SPOTS
SPOTS
....10-17-14
....10-17-14

 

PICTURES from SATURDAY ....10-18-14

 

 

10-15-14 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... SPOTS and 6 KING MACKEREL YESTERDAY!

We have had a great turnout this early week; today's rain has caused a lot of fish movement and we are tickled that there are so many species being caught! ............ Congratulations to LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)-- 29 lb. KING MACKEREL .............. LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)-- 25 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL ................ ANDY BURKETTE (Swansboro, NC)-- 18 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. BILL LUDWIG (Swansboro, NC)-- 17 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... FRANK MIGLI (Peletier, NC)-- 17 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... COREY ALEXANDER (Jacksonville, NC)-- 5 lb. 13 oz. ALBACORE .............. CARLTON SULLIVAN (Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 2 oz. FLOUNDER .............. NERMINA VENTURA (Bosnia)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. BLUEFISH and 1 lb. 3 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. MARK WINTER (Hubert, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MARIA TODD (Bennettsville, SC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO .............. SAM SOUTHARD (Maysville, NC)-- 1 lb. 9 oz. FLOUNDER ................ CLAUDE CASSTEVENS (Yadkinville, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO ............. CONNIE CASS (Clemmons, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. CROAKER ............. JAMES BROWN (Wilson, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS & SEA MULLLET .............. NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS ............... RICKY BROWN (PA) & NOAH ROBERTSON (Selma, NC)-- SPOTS .............. EMMA BOWEN (New Bern, NC)-- 14 oz. SEA MULLET ................ and LEONARD DOUCETTE (New Bern, NC)-- 7 oz. SPOT! ........... Also, we are seeing some really nice POMPANO, CROAKERS, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, and FLOUNDER in addition to the SPOTS that have arrived! ............... I spoke with Lynn Chilton and we decided to extend the KING FISHING SEASON until October 26th, simply because all of our KING FISHERMEN deserve to be able to catch KINGS when they are here! ............. Don't worry, Sea Mullet fishermen; your time is coming! ............. Rainy today, but clearing later this evening; if you get a chance, come and check out the new LED pier lights! ........... Beautiful! ............. SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

LYNN CHILTON
LEE BASS
ANDY BURKETTE
BILL LUDWIG
(Reidsville, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
29 lb.
25 lb. 7 oz.
18 lb. 10 oz.
17 lb. 7 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....10-14-14
....10-14-14
....10-14-14
....10-14-14

 

FRANK MIGLI
COREY ALEXANDER
CARLTON SULLIVAN
NERMINA VENTURA
(Peletier, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Bosnia)
17 lb. 4 oz.
5 lb. 13 oz.
3 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
FLOUNDER
BLUEFISH
....10-14-14
....10-13-14
....10-13-14
....10-13-14

 

MARK WINTER
MARIA TODD
SAM SOUTHARD
CLAUDE CASSTEVENS
(Hubert, NC)
(Bennettsville, SC)
(Maysville, NC)
(Yadkinville, NC)
2 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
FLOUNDER
POMPANO
....10-13-14
....10-14-14
....10-12-14
....10-14-14

 

NERMINA VENTURA
CONNIE CASS
JAMES BROWN
NUI VINSON
(Bosnia)
(Clemmons, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
1 lb. 3 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
COOLER of SPOTS
COOLER
SPECKLED TROUT
CROAKER
& SEA MULLLET
of SPOTS
....10-13-14
....10-14-14
....10-13-14
....10-13-14

 

RICKY BROWN (PA)
EMMA BOWEN
LEONARD DOUCETTE
& NOAH ROBERTSON
(New Bern, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Selma, NC)
14 oz.
7 oz.
SPOTS
SEA MULLET
SPOT
....10-13-14
....10-12-14
....10-13-14

 

 

10-13-14 ...... MONDAY ...... ANOTHER good fishing weekend! ......

We were lucky enough to see a couple of KING MACKEREL and ALBACORE on the end with BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, and SPANISH MACKEREL......... Last night, they were picking up some nice SPOTS on Shrimp and FISHBITES (artificial Bloodworms) ......... We can only hope that they will continue to bite! ............ Congratulations to LOU ALEMAN  (Jamesville, NC)-- 27 lb. KING MACKEREL & 16 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL on a great fishing SATURDAY! ............. also, SHANE GOUGE (Marion, NC)-- 6 lb. 2 oz. ALBACORE ............. NICHOLAS PARRISH (Pikeville, NC) & HUNTER SPIVEY (Wilson, NC)-- 7 oz. & 8 oz. POMPANO .............. and JAMES NEW (Winston-Salem, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. FLOUNDER ............. The water temperature is 75*, and we might see a chance of rain early week, but the end of the week looks absolutely beautiful with seasonal temperatures in the lower to mid-70's! ........... There sure were a lot of SPOT YACHTS in Bogue Sound near the high-rise bridge, but the word is they haven't had much yet (maybe they will pick up, too!............. COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

LOU ALEMAN
LOU ALEMAN
SHANE GOUGE
(Jamesville, NC)
(Jamesville, NC)
(Marion, NC)
27 lb.
16 lb. 7 oz.
6 lb. 2 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....10-11-14
....10-11-14
....10-12-14

 

NICHOLAS PARRISH (Pikeville, NC)
JAMES NEW
& HUNTER SPIVEY (Wilson, NC)
(Winston-Salem, NC)
7 oz. & 8 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
POMPANO
FLOUNDER
....10-11-14
....10-10-14

 

 

10-11-14 ...... SATURDAY ...... The 2014 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT was a success! ......

We had a fun time on the end of the pier this week; congratulations to VAN WILLIAMS -- LARGEST KING MACKEREL (29.5 lb.) ............ JORGE RODRIQUEZ -- 2nd LARGEST KING MACKEREL (20.3 lb.) ........... ROGER BROWN -- 3rd LARGEST KING MACKEREL (18 lb.) ............ FRANK MIGLI -- LARGEST SPANISH MACKEREL (2.8 lb.) ............. and KEITH RAYNOR -- LARGEST BLUEFISH (1.8 lb.) ............. Special thanks to BOBBY TYNDALL, PATTY DAVIS, and their helpers for an excellent job overseeing the logistics! ............ We couldn't have done it without them! .......... Fishing right now is ok ........... SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, and BLUEFISH with a fluffy and muddy surf ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has risen to 76* (thanks Dr. Bogus!); there isn't much change in temperature predicted this coming week, so good weather will prevail! ............  COME ON DOWN, the end is OPEN!.............. MIKE STANLEY

 

VAN WILLIAMS
JORGE RODRIQUEZ
ROGER BROWN
LARGEST
2nd LARGEST
3rd LARGEST
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
(29.5 lb.)
(20.3 lb.)
(18 lb.)

 

FRANK MIGLI
JIM FOX
KEITH RAYNOR
LARGEST
2nd LARGEST
LARGEST
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
(2.8 lb.)
(2.6 lb.)
(1.8 lb.)

 

2014 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT ....10-10-14

 

CASH DRAWING WINNERS

DELMER BURGESS
TATER
ROLAND MANN 'SHORTY'
JIM LAIRSON 'AFLAC'

 

PHIL McDONALD
DANNY GLOVER
JOHNNY LONG
FRANK LUCARELLI

and DALE COLLINS (not pictured)

 

SPECIAL THANKS to FRANK NORTON for helping. ALL the KING FISHERMAN TOOK UP MONEY FOR HIM.

 

FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT WINNERS

FLOUNDER -- 1 lb. 6 oz. (15 ½") -- ROY HEDGEPETH (Won FREE PASS)

POMPANO -- 11 oz. -- CHIP WINDHAM

SEA MULLET -- 10 oz -- BOBBY BAIN

BLUEFISH -- 9 oz. -- CLEVE PRICE

SPOT -- 3 oz. -- PAM PARSLEY

HOGFISH -- n/a

 

 

10-9-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... 3.3 (yes, 3.3!) KING MACKEREL YESTERDAY!

Finally things have picked up on the end with 6 strikes and 3.3 KING MACKEREL landed! ............. Congratulations to the leader VAN WILLIAMS (Piney Green, NC)-- 29 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Swansboro, NC)-- 20 lb. 3 oz. KING MACKEREL ........... ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)-- 18 lb. KING MACKEREL .............. and LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. KING MACKEREL (head!) .......... Also, JIM FOX (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH .......... VAN WILLIAMS (Piney Green, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ BILL LUDWIG (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. WAYNE POWELL (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. BLUEFISH ............. TROY GODWIN (Black Creek, NC)-- 5 lb. 10 oz. ALBACORE ............ CHIP WINDHAM (Pleasant Garden, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. BLUEFISH ............. JORGE RODRIQUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ................ and AMY JOYNER (Bailey, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. FLOUNDER! ............ We have a bunch of large BLACK TIP and BULL SHARKS that have been with our fishermen for days now; thank goodness that they aren't being blamed for a slow starting week! ( the FULL MOON is another story!) ............. MORE TO COME! ........... SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

VAN WILLIAMS
JORGE RODRIQUEZ
ROGER BROWN
TROY GODWIN
(Piney Green, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Black Creek, NC)
29 lb. 13 oz.
20 lb. 3 oz.
18 lb.
5 lb. 10 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....10-8-14
....10-8-14
....10-8-14
....10-7-14

 

CHIP WINDHAM
JORGE RODRIQUEZ
AMY JOYNER
CADEN EMBICH
(Pleasant Garden, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Bailey, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
2 lb. 13 oz.
2 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
FIRST
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
FISH!
....10-6-14
....10-7-14
....10-8-14
....10-8-14

 

 

10-7-14 ...... TUESDAY ...... SLOW START to the KING TOURNAMENT!

Everyone is having a good time out on the end; plenty of good people having tons of fun! ......... The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 74*, but fish movement is sporadic at best! ........... The BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT was quiet with no KINGS, but we have a leader in the LARGEST FISH category ............ Congratulations to FELIPE VASQUEZ with a 6 lb. 15 oz. ALBACORE and DAN O'CONNOR tied with MIKE DAVIS for a 10 oz. BLUEFISH! ........... Bottom Fishing was a tad bit better ............. Congratulations to SHANE MILBURN (Clayton, NC)-- 4 lb. 7 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. KENNETH JONES (Germanton, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. JEREMY HERNDON (Creedmoor, NC)-- 2 lb. BLUEFISH ............ and TERRY LYNN EDWARDS (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. CROAKER! .............  Seasonal temperatures will probably warm the ocean a couple of degrees; maybe that will bring some luck to our fishermen! ............ SEE YOU SOON! .............. .MIKE STANLEY

 

FELIPE VASQUEZ
SHANE MILBURN
KENNETH JONES
JEREMY HERNDON
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Clayton, NC)
(Germanton, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
6 lb. 15 oz.
4 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb.
2 lb.
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....10-6-14
....10-4-14
....10-4-14
....10-4-14

 

JONISON RIVERA
JOSEF HINES
TERRY LYNN EDWARDS
SETH McKINNEY
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
1 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
7 oz.
POMPANO
FLOUNDER
CROAKER
POMPANO
....10-5-14
....10-5-14
....10-4-14
....10-5-14

 

 

10-4-14 ...... SATURDAY ...... SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEEKEND! ......

After a good fishing week, we are looking forward to a lot of activity in the next week or so! ........... The NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is running full-tilt and we are a part of the festivities! ........... The NC SEAFOOD FAMILY PIER FISHING TOURNAMENT is on today and tomorrow, so get on down here and wet a hook for prizes! ............. Inquire in the pierhouse for your tournament entry and rules! ........... Fishing? ........ Predictable! .............. PUPPY DRUM, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, ALBACORE, SPOTS, and FLOUNDER have been coming up! ............. Friday was a bit slower; there is plenty of bait out there, and it's just a matter of a WIND SHIFT! .............. Congratulations to ELIZABETH HEDGEPETH (Cambridge, MA)-- 7 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ PAUL PARK (Winterville, NC)-- 6 lb. 10 oz. ALBACORE ............. R.D. DOWDY (Smithfield, NC)-- 6 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ MARK ST. CLAIR (Taylorsville, NC)--2 lb. 4 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL & 9 oz. & 12 oz. POMPANO ............. MAXIE FREEMAN (Hope Mills, NC)-- 2 lb. FLOUNDER ............ JIMMY WADSWORTH (Princeton, NC)--1 lb. 10 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... and SUE SOSNOWSKI (Clayton, NC)-- (2) POMPANO .............. Don't forget the 2014 BOGUE INLET PIER KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT starts on Monday, Oct. 6th and lasts thru Friday, Oct 10th! ............ Please remember that the end is closed to all except Tournament Fishermen between these dates! .......... A beautiful weekend ahead with a cooling trend tomorrow! ............ COME ON DOWN and enjoy the NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

ELIZABETH HEDGEPETH
PAUL PARK
R.D. DOWDY
MARK ST. CLAIR
(Cambridge, MA)
(Winterville, NC)
(Smithfield, NC)
(Taylorsville, NC)
7 lb. 9 oz.
6 lb. 10 oz.
6 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
SPANISH MACKEREL
....10-2-14
....10-3-14
....10-2-14
....10-3-14

 

MAXIE FREEMAN
JIMMY WADSWORTH
MARK ST. CLAIR
SUE SOSNOWSKI
(Hope Mills, NC)
(Princeton, NC)
(Taylorsville, NC)
(Clayton, NC)
2 lb.
1 lb. 10 oz.
9 oz. & 12 oz.
(2)
FLOUNDER
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
POMPANO
....10-2-14
....10-2-14
....10-2-14
....10-1-14

 

 

10-1-14 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... BEAUTIFUL FALL FISHING WEATHER! ......

We have been catching BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPOTS, FLOUNDER, and they have had a heck of a time landing a KING MACKEREL in ONE PIECE! ......... ROGER BROWN and JIM "AFLAC" LAIRSON both landed a half-KING MACKEREL! ............ Congratulations to MAURILIO MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)-- 16 lb. 3 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ MARK WINTER (Hubert, NC)-- 7 lb. 4 oz. ALBACORE  ............. AYDEN STACK (Kernersville, NC)-- 6 lb. 7 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. NOEL SMITH (New Bern, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. ROBERT BOLOWSKI (Kinston, NC)-- 4 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ........... DANNY SCHULTZ (Winchester, VA)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ CHARLES OTTAWAY (Bahama, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO .............. MARK ST. CLAIR (Taylorsville, NC)-- 2 lb. & 1 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ................ PABLO & VALERIE RIOS MALDONADO (Lucama, NC)-- SPANISH & BLUES ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 77* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and we are expecting NE winds thru most of the week, although they will probably be light. ............... We have plenty of BLOODWORMS and FISHBITES; it's a good time to wet a hook! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

MAURILIO MARQUEZ
MARK WINTER
AYDEN STACK
NOEL SMITH
(Cary, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Kernersville, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
16 lb. 3 oz.
7 lb. 4 oz.
6 lb. 7 oz.
4 lb. 13 oz.
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-28-14
....9-28-14
....9-28-14
....9-29-14

 

ROBERT BOLOWSKI
DANNY SCHULTZ
CHARLES OTTAWAY
(Kinston, NC)
(Winchester, VA)
(Bohama, NC)
4 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
....9-30-14
....9-29-14
....9-29-14

 

MARK ST. CLAIR
PABLO & VALERIE
(Taylorsville, NC)
RIOS MALDONADO
MONDAY
2 lb. & 1 lb. 7 oz.
(Lucama, NC)
MORNING'S
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH & BLUES
SUNRISE
....9-29-14
....9-28-14
....9-29-14

 

 

9-29-14 ...... MONDAY ...... We had a GREAT fishing WEEKEND! ......

This weekend was excellent with an almost "take your pick" approach to fishing! ................. Fish caught include: KING MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, CROAKERS, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, ALBACORE, SPOTS, and WOW at the PUPPY DRUM! ................ Congratulations to ERNIE LAMBERT (Havelock, NC)-- 30 lb. 6 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)-- 28 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 21 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. ROBERT NICOLL (Raleigh, NC)-- 7 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM .......... BILLY RUDDELL (Rocky Point, NC)-- 7 lb. 2 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. DAIZA BROWN (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 6 lb. 13 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 6 lb. 10 oz. ALBACORE ............. ERIC SMITH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ KEVIN DICKERSON (Oxford, NC)-- 6 lb. 5 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. DUSTIN MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)-- 6 lb. ALBACORE ............. ROBERT MADINGER (Camp Lejeune, NC)-- 5 lb. 15 oz. ALBACORE ............. EDDIE HALL (Snow Hill, NC)-- 5 lb. 13 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ DANNY PITTMAN (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 5 lb. 8 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ JIM MATHERS (Concord, NC)-- 5 lb. 2 oz. PUPPY DRUM .......... ROB TRAVIS (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. CROAKER ............ RYAN FARTHING (Hillsboro, NC)-- 12 oz. POMPANO ............. CLAY DENTON (Goldsboro, NC)-- 8 oz. POMPANO .............. and BROOKLYN CHERRY (Wilson, NC)-- her FIRST FISH! .............. TOLD YA! ----- GOOD WEEKEND! ............ After such a cold winter and rainy, wet summer, I can't help but notice much heavier new growth on local trees, plants, and also improved fishing! ........... Maybe this will be the trend for all of our FALL FISHING SEASON! ............. Rain is forecast for this evening and Tuesday, so if you are coming down, be sure to bring you rain gear just in case! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ......... MIKE STANLEY

 

ERNIE LAMBERT
JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
DANNY GLOVER
(Havelock, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
30 lb. 6 oz.
28 lb. 8 oz.
21 lb. 7 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....9-26-14
....9-26-14
....9-28-14

 

ROBERT NICOLL
BILLY RUDDELL
DAIZA BROWN
(Raleigh, NC)
(Rocky Point, NC)
(Rocky Mount, NC)
7 lb. 9 oz.
7 lb. 2 oz.
6 lb. 13 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-27-14
....9-27-14
....9-27-14

 

JORGE RODRIGUEZ
ERIC SMITH
KEVIN DICKERSON
(Hubert, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Oxford, NC)
6 lb. 10 oz.
6 lb. 10 oz.
6 lb. 5 oz.
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-26-14
....9-27-14
....9-27-14

 

DUSTIN MARQUEZ
ROBERT MADINGER
EDDIE HALL
(Cary, NC)
(Camp Lejuene, NC)
(Snow Hill, NC)
6 lb.
5 lb. 15 oz.
5 lb. 13 oz.
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
....9-27-14
....9-27-14
....9-27-14

 

DANNY PITTMAN
JIM MATHERS
ROB TRAVIS
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Concord, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
5 lb. 8 oz.
5 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
CROAKER
....9-27-14
....9-27-14
....9-27-14

 

RYAN FARTHING
CLAY DENTON
BROOKLYN CHERRY
(Hillsboro, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
12 oz.
8 oz.
FIRST
POMPANO
POMPANO
FISH!
....9-27-14
....9-27-14
....9-26-14

 

 

9-28-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... LOTS of SPOTS and KING MACKEREL! ......

There is plenty of activity at the pier this weekend; SPOTS, SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, and even KING MACKEREL have been landed in the past day or so! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 76* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and this is ONE BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND! .............. SPOTS were hitting hard last night; the baits of choice were BLOODWORMS and the Artificial FISHBITES! ........... Lots of people down; it's looking like an EARLY FALL FISHING SEASON! .............. Congratulations to TORRIAN WYNN (Charlotte, NC)-- 27 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. DEL ROSBERG (New Bern, NC)-- 7 lb. 15 oz. ALBACORE ......... ALAN PLEASANT (Angier, NC)-- 3 lb. 5 oz. JACK CREVALLE .............. LYNARD JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 3 lb. 1 oz. JACK CREVALLE .............. DEBBIE JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. & 2 lb. 4 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. JAKE & BILL HAWKINS (Middlesboro, KY)-- PAIR of SPANISH MACKEREL ............ and PERRY GAINEY (Jacksonville, NC)-- Cooler of SPOTS! .............. Don't forget the 2014 BOGUE INLET PIER KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT starts on MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th and lasts thru FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th! ............. It sure looks like we have a great chance to have a full blown TOURNAMENT! .............. COME ON DOWN! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

TORRIAN WYNN
DEL ROSBERG
ALAN PLESANT
LYNARD JOHNSON
(Charlotte, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Angier, NC)
(Danville, VA)
27 lb. 4 oz.
7 lb. 15 oz.
3 lb. 5 oz.
3 lb. 1 oz.
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
JACK CREVALLE
JACK CREVALLE .
....9-26-14
....9-26-14
....9-24-14
...9-25-14

 

 

DEBBIE JOHNSON
JAKE & BILL HAWKINS
(Danville, VA)
(Middlesboro, KY)
PERRY GAINEY
1 lb. 3 oz. & 2 lb. 4 oz.
PAIR of
(Jacksonville, NC)
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPOTS
....9-25-14
....9-24-14
....9-25-14

 

 

9-25-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AHEAD! ......

It's hard to believe we are already in the FALL FISHING SEASON, but at least the FISH think so! ............. POMPANO, SPOTS, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, and some nice sized CROAKERS have all been coming up! .............. There has been an increase of minnows under the pier at night and the KING FISHERMEN are happy with being able to catch bait every morning! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is down to 75* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and it looks like the rain that was predicted for us the last two days really never materialized here at the coast. ................ We are expecting a NNE wind this weekend with temperatures in the upper 70's, so the next thing to do is plan a trip! ............. The NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL FAMILY PIER TOURNAMENT is coming up the weekend of OCTOBER 3-5 during the festival! .......... We have entry forms at the pierhouse, so be sure to check out this most fun event! .......... SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RANDY & PATRICIA
NUI VINSON
BARBARA CONNOLLY
(Balsam Grove, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Laurinburg, NC)
SPOTS &
SPOTS &
1 lb. 14 oz.
POMPANO
POMPANO
BLUEFISH
....9-22-14
....9-22-14
....9-23-14

 

 

9-22-14 ...... MONDAY ...... A FUN EARLY FALL WEEKEND! ......

What a pleasant surprise! ............. The FISH are definitely on the move; there were at least 30 TARPON spotted on Sunday, but none were hooked! ............. We have had a varied supply of fish; KING MACKEREL, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPOTS, SEA MULLET, POMPANO, and a few CROAKERS have been keeping things stirred up! ............. Congratulations to ROBERT MADINGER (Camp Lejeune, NC)-- 25 lb. 11 oz. KING MACKEREL............. LYNN COMBS (Bristol, TN)-- 24 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 3 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)-- 2 lb. 11 oz. JACK CREVALLE ............. SCOTT HARRIS (Richmond, VA)-- 2 lb. 2 oz. FLOUNDER ............ AMY HICKS & SCOTT DOUB (East Bend, NC)-- 2 lb. 1 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. JOHNNIE 'RED' (Fuquay-Varina, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. JESSE RUBY (Richlands, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. & 10 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. CODY & KORY MULCAHEY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 oz. SPOT ............. and a special thanks to MR. & MRS. JIM LEGGETT ........  They FISHED HERE for their 50th ANNIVERSARY!  ................  We have a cool-down ahead this week; MID-Seventies and Northerly winds will definitely make the first official week of fall a really seasonable one! ............ Let's hope the fish will co-operate! ............ Have a great week! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

ROBERT MADINGER
LYNN COMBS
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
MIKE DAVIS
(Camp Lejeune, NC)
(Bristol, TN)
(Hubert, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
25 lb. 11 oz.
24 lb. 4 oz.
3 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 11 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
JACK CREVALLE
....9-20-14
....9-20-14
....9-20-14
....9-21-14

 

SCOTT HARRIS
AMY HICKS & SCOTT DOUB
JOHNNIE 'RED'
(Richmond, VA)
(East Bend, NC)
(Fuquay-Varina, NC)
2 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 1 oz.
2 lb.
FLOUNDER
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....9-19-14
....9-20-14
....9-20-14

 

JESSE RUBY
CODY & KORY MULCAHEY
MR. & MRS.
(Richlands, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
JIM LEGGETT
1 lb. 5 oz. & 10 oz.
6 oz.
FISHED HERE for
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPOT
their 50th ANNIVERSARY!
....9-21-14
....9-19-14
....9-21-14

 

 

9-20-14 ...... SATURDAY ...... FALL FISHING has EXPLODED! ......

With a drop in WATER TEMPERATURE (now 77*....... thanks Dr. Bogus!),  fishing has picked up considerably with a TARPON, KING MACKEREL, a really nice run of PUPPY DRUM, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, SPOTS, SEA MULLET, SPANISH, TROUT, and FLOUNDER! ............. Congratulations to DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 25 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL ........... JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)--19 lb. 5 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. DERICK PACHECO (Cape Carteret, NC)-- 8 lb. 4 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ RC HOWARD (Bogue, NC)-- 8 lb. 1 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............... AMBER JOYNER (Wilson, NC)-- 8 lb. 1 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. 9-19-14 HARVEY 'BISCUIT' HOWARD (Kinston, NC)-- 7 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM ........... OLIVER, GUYNHEVERE & ELON TELLING (Appomattox, VA)-- 6 lb. 13 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. NOEL SMITH (New Bern, NC)-- 6 lb. 6 oz. PUPPY DRUM .............. MARY JANE ROBERTS (New Bern, NC)-- 5 lb. 11 oz. PUPPY DRUM .............. EOIN TELLING (Appomattox, VA)-- 5 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ GAIL COLE (Bogue, NC)--3 lb. 14 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ FRANK GRIFFIN (High Point, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. JACK CREVALLE ............ ALLEN SKINNER (Clinton, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. BLACK DRUM &  1 lb. 12 oz. SEA MULLET .............. DAN BEASLEY (New Bern, NC)--1 lb. 9 oz. GRAY TROUT & 1 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ SANTIAGO VENTURA (Brooklyn, NY)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO ............. SUE SOSNOWSKI (Clayton, NC)--10 oz. POMPANO ............. BENJAMIN HARRIS (Farmville, NC)-- 8 oz. POMPANO ......... and TYLER REDMON (Kernersville, NC)-- 8 oz. BLUEFISH ............. WOW! ........ the list is growing! ............ We have a good crowd on the pier this morning; already they have caught one KING MACKEREL and some nice SPANISH and BLUEFISH! ............. I'm convinced that our new lights under the pier are helping keep bait around the pier even during the day! ............ Cooler on the pier today ........... Bring a jacket! .......... SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

DANNY GLOVER
JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
DERICK PACHECO
AMBER JOYNER
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Cape Carteret, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
25 lb. 13 oz.
19 lb. 5 oz.
8 lb. 4 oz.
8 lb. 1 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-18-14
....9-19-14
....9-18-14
....9-19-14

 

RC HOWARD
HARVEY 'BISCUIT' HOWARD
OLIVER, GUYNHEVERE & ELON TELLING
(Bogue, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Appomattox, VA)
8 lb. 1 oz.
7 lb. 10 oz.
6 lb. 13 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-18-14
....9-18-14
....9-18-14

 

NOEL SMITH
MARY JANE ROBERTS
EOIN TELLING
GAIL COLE
(New Bern, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Appomattox, VA)
(Bogue, NC)
6 lb. 6 oz.
5 lb. 11 oz.
5 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 14 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
....9-18-14
....9-19-19
....9-18-14
....9-18-14

 

FRANK GRIFFIN
ALLEN SKINNER
ALLEN SKINNER
(High Point, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
2 lb. 14 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
JACK CREVALLE
BLACK DRUM
SEA MULLET
....9-19-14
....9-18-14
....9-18-14

 

DAN BEASLEY
SANTIAGO VENTURA
SUE SOSNOWSKI
(New Bern, NC)
(Brooklyn, NY)
(Clayton, NC)
1 lb. 9 oz. GRAY TROUT
1 lb. 5 oz.
10 oz.
& 1 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
POMPANO
....9-19-14
....9-19-14
....9-18-14

 

BENJAMIN HARRIS
TYLER REDMON
(Farmville, NC)
(Kernersville, NC)
8 oz.
8 oz.
POMPANO
BLUEFISH
....9-19-14
....9-18-14

 

 

9-18-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... 2 KING MACKEREL yesterday! ......

We are really happy to see such good sized KINGS landed early morning! ............. Congratulations to LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)-- 24 lb. 14 oz. KING MACKEREL caught on a WHITE/WHITE Gotcha Plug with 10 lb. line! (check out the picture!) ........... That's the way to fish for KINGS! ............ Also, JIMMY HILL (Swansboro, NC)-- 24 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. JERRY FLEMING (New Bern, NC)-- 9 lb. 11 oz. ALBACORE ............  NOEL SMITH (New Bern, NC)-- 6 lb. 8 oz. PUPPY DRUM .............. and  NIU VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. PUPPY DRUM .........& a cooler of POMPANO & others! .............. We are seeing a cooler trend and this coming weekend looks like a great start to FALL FISHING! ............ The next time you come by, be sure to check out the new LED lights on (and UNDER) the pier.  We are proud to save over 60% on our electric bill and have a nice glow to the pier that definitely is attracting bait in the evenings! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 82* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and that will probably start to drop a bit (in our favor!)............  We have BLOODWORMS regularly now; the SPOTS are coming and we will be ready! ........... Don't forget to check out our new LONG SLEEVE TEES with our new LOGO .......... They are BEAUTIFUL! .................  SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

LEE BASS
JIMMY HILL
JERRY FLEMING
NOEL SMITH
(Wilson, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
24 lb. 14 oz.
24 lb. 8 oz.
9 lb. 11 oz.
6 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
....9-17-14
....9-17-14
....9-17-14
....9-15-14

 

NUI VINSON
NUI VINSON
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
The NEW
2 lb. 7 oz.
COOLER of
LED LIGHTS
PUPPY DRUM
POMPANO & others!
look great!
....9-16-14
....9-16-14
....9-17-14

 

 

9-15-14 ...... MONDAY ...... FINALLY ...... COOLER! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE went back up to 83* on FRIDAY, but we are back down to 81* this morning! ........... The cool-off has produced a KING MACKEREL! .......... Congratulations to RONNIE BURGESS (Mebane, NC)-- 27 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ DON CARTER (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. JONISON RIVIERA (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 3 oz. BLACK DRUM ............ CARLTON SULLIVAN (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. FLOUNDER ............ DAVID SNEED (Sebastian, FL)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. FLOUNDER ........... and SHARON STROHBECK (Manassas, VA)-- 8 oz. POMPANO ............. BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SPOTS, SPANISH MACKEREL, and FLOUNDER have all been coming up this weekend, but they aren't blasting them like they should. ............. When you have a chance, check out the new LED lights on the pier; we have placed about 12 lights UNDER the pier all the way out including two at the end! ............. There is already a BUZZ about increased FLOUNDER catches, and SHAD for KING BAIT have been plentiful since we places the end lights! ............. Hopefully they will keep the GLASS MINNOWS and others around especially during the FALL SEASON! .......... Cross your fingers! ........... COOL this week, and it looks like a good fishing time! ........... COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RONNIE BURGESS
DON CARTER
JONISON RIVIERA
(Mebane, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
27 lb. 8 oz.
2 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 3 oz.
KING MACKEREL
PUPPY DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....9-14-14
....9-11-14
....9-13-14

 

CARLTON SULLIVAN
DAVID SNEED
SHARON STROHBECK 
(Swansboro, NC)
(Sebastian, FL)
(Manassas, VA)
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
8 oz.
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
POMPANO
....9-14-14
....9-14-14
....9-11-14

 

 

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