11-11-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... VETERAN'S DAY! ...... LAST WEEKEND of the 2016 SEASON! .....

We're finally here; the end of the season! .......... Fishing has slowed a bit but we are still seeing BLUEFISH (early evening), PUPPY DRUM,  FLOUNDER,  and SEA MULLET! ......... I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Veterans in all branches for their service to the best Nation on Earth! ........ We truly owe everyone who served our respect and recognition!........... Thanks to all of you! .............  This weekend is also the last, so starting today, we are offering ALL MERCHANDISE at 50% off including DRINKS, BEER, SNACKS, FISHING TACKLE,  CLOTHES, and GIFTS! ........ Our goal is to have everything in the store sold by SUNDAY NIGHT! ......... I acquired the DEMOLITION PERMIT yesterday and we will begin removing the pier house on Wednesday.  ........... Anyone interested in recycling our old pier lumber and fixtures will have the opportunity starting in about 5 days! ............  The upper parking lot will have an area marked off for FREE MATERIAL.  You are welcome to the old deck lumber, timbers, pilings, railings, benches, counters, and just about anything that doesn't go to the landfill! ........... We appreciate those who put these items to good use, and it's gratifying to know that our old pier stuff lives on! ..........  Thanks to all of you, and have fun this weekend!.......... MIKE STANLEY

 

 

11-7-16 ...... MONDAY ...... LAST FULL WEEK! ......

We are in the last week of the 2016 season and fishing is still fun! ........... FLOUNDER, BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, ALBACORE, and SEA MULLET have been the catches! ........... Congratulations to ............. HANK BOWMAN (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 4 lb. 8 oz. and 4 lb. 3 oz. FLOUNDER .............. RICKY TERRY (Wake Forest, NC)-- (2) 4 lb. 2 oz. & 4 lb. 5 oz. FLOUNDER! ........... JOHN LATHAM (Swansboro, NC)-- 4 lb. 4 oz. & 4 lb. FLOUNDER ............ NOLAN BEAM (Claremont, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. FLOUNDER .......... ROGER DEVERAUX (Stafford, VA)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. GRAY TROUT ........... GABRIEL CARR (Louisburg, NC)-- 6 lb. 15 oz. ALBACORE ........... FELIPE VASQUEZ (Goldsboro, NC)-- 5 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE ......... and ........ STEVE & JANE WOODRUFF (Selma, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET .............. Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 66*, and there is probably no better water if you get a chance to see the LIVE CAM! ............ Don't forget that we will be closing for the season on Sunday, November 13th and the entire property will be closed to ALL except Authorized Personnel.  Please respect our request on this as it will effectively be POSTED until March 11, 2017; our planned re-opening date.  ............. We are also working on our new website scheduled to come on-line around the same time. ............ Unfortunately, the BIP LIVE CAM will be temporarily discontinued until further notice also. ........... It's time for a reset .......... Hopefully you will be pleased with all of the changes! .............. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER this week ............. COME ON DOWN and take advantage of our CLEARANCE SALE. .............. Nothing will be saved for next year! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

HANK BOWMAN
RICKY TERRY
JOHN LATHAM
HANK BOWMAN
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Wake Forest, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
4 lb. 8 oz.
4 lb. 2 oz. & 4 lb. 5 oz.
4 lb. 4 oz. & 4 lb.
4 lb. 3 oz.
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
....11-4-16
....11-5-16
....11-4-16
....11-4-16

 

RICKY TERRY
NOLAN BEAM
STEVE & JANE WOODRUFF
(Wake Forest, NC)
(Claremont, NC)
(Selma, NC)
4 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
COOLER of
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
SEA MULLET
....11-5-16
....11-6-16
....11-6-16

 

ROGER DEVEREAU
GABRIEL CARR
FELIPE VASQUEZ
(Stafford, VA)
(Louisburg, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
1 lb. 12 oz.
6 lb. 15 oz.
5 lb. 8 oz.
GRAY TROUT
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
....11-6-16
....11-7-16
....11-6-16

 

 

11-4-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... KING MACKEREL on Nov.3rd! .....

I was saying on the last report that there is a lingering KING MACKEREL out there, and VAN WILLIAMS found it! ............. Congratulations to VAN WILLIAMS (Jacksonville, NC)-- 22 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL! ............. also, RICKY TERRY (Wake Forest, NC)-- 4 lb.11 oz. FLOUNDER .............. and MIKE BOONE (Advance, NC)-- LIMIT on BLUES .............. We are seeing some sporadic schools of SPOTS coming through; those who happen to be here fishing are cleaning up on these fast movers! ............ There are only two more weekends left to fish on BIP for the 2016 season; fishing has been relatively late this year and you still have time to come down and catch a mess! ............. We are still planning to close on November 13th, and the Pier House will be demolished on the 16th! ........... Please be advised that our entire property will be closed for the winter months while we are renovating............. The plan is to re-open on March 11th, and that is a really ambitious date! ............. Our contractors are aware of the aggressive schedule and I am determined to open the pier for fishing on March 11th if we have to drop y'all from a helicopter. .......... Pray for great weather! ............... COOLER DAYS AHEAD ............... COME ON DOWN!............. MIKE STANLEY

 

VAN WILLIAMS
RICKY TERRY
MIKE BOONE
SHAIKH FUZAIL
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Wake Forest, NC)
(Advance, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
22 lb. 4 oz.
4 lb. 11 oz.
LIMIT on
--
KING MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
BLUES
ALBACORE
....11-3-16
....11-1-16
....11-1-16
....11-1-16

 

 

11-1-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... TWO WEEKS to GO! .....

Can you believe it's already November?!! ............ With absolutely beautiful weather and good FALL FISHING, the fun will run out way too fast! ............ ALBACORE, SEA MULLET, PUPPY DRUM, FLOUNDER, and some medium sized SPOTS are being caught on the pier right now! .............. Congratulations to DEAN ANDERSON (Henderson, NC)-- 10 lb. 11 oz. and  7 lb. ALBACORE! ............ and RICKY TERRY (Wake Forest, NC)-- 7 lb. 5 oz. PUPPY DRUM ...............  Dr. Bogus reported the WATER TEMPERATURE at 69* and we should see a temp drop in a day or so............   You never know -- that LAST KING MACKEREL might just be lingering around! ............... As we continue to get closer to Pier Rebuild time, the planning stages are abuzz and we are getting excited to make a real positive change for all of Emerald Isle! ........... Please bear with us this coming winter.  We will be running hard to get back open Mid-March! ............ It's the best time of year .......... COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

DEAN ANDERSON
DEAN ANDERSON
RICKY TERRY
(Henderson, NC)
(Henderson, NC)
(Wake Forest, NC)
10 lb. 11 oz.
7 lb.
7 lb. 5 oz.
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
....10-30-16
....10-30-16
....10-31-16

 

 

10-30-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... A BEAUTIFUL FALL WEEKEND! .....

It's a reasonably quiet weekend here at the pier; there has been a really good turnout but fishing has reflected the warm-up that has slid down the coast! ......... SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, SPOTS, SPECKLED TROUT, and ALBACORE are coming up so far and the WATER TEMPERATURE has remained remarkably cool a 67*! ............ Congratulations to JODY STANCIL (Ramseur, NC)-- 5 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER ........... MARVIN HARRIS (Durham, NC)-- 4 lb. 7 oz. FLOUNDER ............... PAUL KLEM (Hubert, NC)-- 3 lb. 9  oz. FLOUNDER ........... JACK CODY (Emerald Isle, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS ............. and GENE LAMM (Tarboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. There are lots of boats in the sound; hopefully they are having luck with SPOTS and TROUT under the bridge! ............ We are taking applications for PIER CONSTRUCTION LABOR ............ Our pier re-build will last approximately 8 weeks and applications are available in the Pier House. ............. We are looking at a cool off toward the latter part of next week and hope it will send the fishing into OVERDRIVE! ............ COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JODY STANCIL
MARVIN HARRIS
PAUL KLEM
(Ramseur, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
5 lb. 6 oz.
4 lb. 7 oz.
3 lb. 9 oz.
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
....10-29-16
....10-28-16
....10-28-16

 

GENE LAMM
ADAM GROCE
JACK CODY
(Tarboro, NC)
(Rural Hall, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
1 lb. 12 oz.
ALBACORE
COOLER
SPECKLED TROUT
(assorted weight)
of SPOTS
....10-29-16
....10-27-16
....10-28-16

 

 

10-28-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... 3 MORE KING MACKEREL! .....

How often do we catch KING MACKEREL almost into NOVEMBER?!! ........... The catch for now is KING MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, PUPPY DRUM, BLOWFISH, a few small SPOTS, FLOUNDER, and they are wearing the ALBACORE out! ............ Congratulations to JOE BOYLE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 25 lb. 3 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. GEORGE McCAIN (New Bern, NC)-- 20 lb. 15 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. MARK AMADIO (Alexandria, VA)-- 16 lb.  7 oz. KING MACKEREL .............   GEORGE MOORE (Charlotte, NC)-- 7 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE ............... ADAM GROCE (Rural Hall, NC)-- 6 lb. 7 oz. ALBACORE ................. DAVID VANDIFORD (Kinston, NC)-- 5 lb. 9 oz. ALBACORE ................ MARVIN HARRIS (Durham, NC)-- 3 lb. 15 oz. FLOUNDER ............... and ANN SHIELDS (Pinehurst, NC)-- 2 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............... Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 68* (perfect King water) and there is an absolutely beautiful weekend coming up! ........... Don't forget to stop by our good friends at Neuse Sport Shop; they are completely open now after the flood and are excited to be back to normal! ........... We have only three more weekends before we close for the season, so be sure to come down for at least one more trip! .............. We are taking applications for PIER CONSTRUCTION LABOR ............ Our pier re-build will last approximately 8 weeks and applications are available in the Pier House. ............... Plenty of activity going on! ........... Thanks for your interest! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE BOYLE
GEORGE McCAIN
MARK AMADIO
GEORGE MOORE
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Alexandria, VA)
(Charlotte, NC)
25 lb. 3 oz.
20 lb. 15 oz.
16 lb. 7 oz.
7 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....10-26-16
....10-27-16
....10-27-16
....10-27-16

 

ADAM GROCE
DAVID VANDIFORD
MARVIN HARRIS
ANN SHIELDS
(Rural Hall, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Pinehurst, NC)
6 lb. 7 oz.
5 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 15 oz.
2 lb. 9 oz. 
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
FLOUNDER
PUPPY DRUM
....10-26-16
....10-27-16
....10-27-16
....10-27-16

 

 

10-26-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... COOLER and BEAUTIFUL! .....

Fishing has been seasonal with BLUEFISH, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, SPECKLED TROUT, and a few SEA MULLET! ............ Congratulations to GREG MIAL (Raleigh, NC)-- 3 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. GEORGE HAHN (Cedar Point, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. BLACK DRUM ............... DOUG McBRIDE (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 1 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. DAN BEASLEY (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 11 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. and ROGER WHITLEY (Peletier, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. POMPANO! ................ Dr. BOGUS reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 66*! ......... It's dropping down quite nicely! ............ We are happy to announce that NEUSE SPORT SHOP is re-opening today at 7:00 AM! ........... Governor McCrory will be at NSS at 10:30 for a ribbon cutting celebrating the rapid recovery of one of Kinston's premier businesses! .......... We wish General Manager, Russell Rhodes and his very dedicated staff the best ......... We hope that you will drop in and shop with them soon! ............... We're NC STRONG ............ Don't ever forget it! ............... COME ON DOWN, it's going to be another beautiful week! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

GREG MIAL
GEORGE HAHN
DOUG McBRIDE
(Raleigh, NC)
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
3 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
2 lb. 1 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-24-16
....10-24-16
....10-24-16

 

DAN BEASLEY
ROGER WHITLEY
(New Bern, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
1 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
POMPANO
....10-24-16​
....10-25-16

 

 

10-24-16 ...... MONDAY ...... Finally ...... a COOLER SNAP! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE has dropped to 68* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and the ocean has attained water skiing flatness, but they are still catching fish! ........... We are happy to see the water drop below 70*, there just seems to be better fall fishing with water you don't want to swim in! ............. Some nice legal PUPPY DRUM, smaller BLUEFISH, ALBACORE, and some nice SPECKLED TROUT are coming up ............ Congratulations to WAYNE YOUNG (Cedar Point, NC)-- 8 lb. 6 oz. ALBACORE ...........  CLEVE PRICE (Goldsboro, NC)-- 7 lb. 12 oz. ALBACORE and 2 lb. 10 oz. (18") PUPPY DRUM  ............ JEREMY SWANNER (Washington, NC)-- 6 lb. 11 oz. ALBACORE ...............  CHRIS MULPASS (Mt. Olive, NC)-- 2 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM ........... JORDAN PANKEY (Winston Salem, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. BLUEFISH ............ MIKE WILSON (Winston Salem, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. BLUEFISH ............. CARL HALL (Gaithersburg, MD)-- BLUES & SPECKLED TROUT ............  and TOM EAVES (Henderson, NC)-- MESS of BLUES & SPECKLED TROUT .............. We're expecting beautiful sunny and seasonal FALL FISHING weather this week ........... There is not a more beautiful time of year on Bogue Banks!............. See you soon! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

WAYNE YOUNG
CLEVE PRICE
CHRIS MULPASS
CLEVE PRICE
JEREMY SWANNER
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Mt. Olive NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Washington, NC)
8 lb. 6 oz.
7 lb. 12 oz.
2 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 10 oz.
--
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
(18") PUPPY DRUM
ALBACORE
....10-23-16
....10-23-16
....10-23-16
....10-23-16
....10-23-16

 

JORDAN PANKEY
MIKE WILSON
TOM EAVES
CARL HALL
(Winston Salem, NC)
(Winston Salem, NC)
(Henderson, NC)
(Gaithersburg, MD)
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
MESS of BLUES
BLUES &
BLUEFISH
BLUEFISH
& SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-22-16
....10-22-16
....10-23-16
....10-23-16

 

 

10-22-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... MUCH COOLER! .....

After a warm week we are excited to get back to the real FALL FISHING WEATHER! ........... The COOL FRONT came through last night and it has dropped our highs into the mid-60's, which are much more seasonal! ............. Fishing has been good.......... there are even 2 MORE KING MACKEREL to report!  ........... Congratulations to  JOE BOYLE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 17 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL and a  6 lb. 1 oz. ALBACORE ............ and DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 16 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL! ...........   We are seeing ALBACORE, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, a few small BLACK DRUM, and actually SPOTS are making a comeback!............. The FLOODING is returning to normal in most areas, but now the clean-up begins for many .............. We are happy to announce that our good friends at NEUSE SPORT SHOP in Kinston will be open hopefully before next weekend! ......... If you are traveling on Highway 70 in KINSTON please stop in and shop with them. It will help get them back to normal and hopefully recoup some of their losses due to moving everything out of the store before the flood! .......... We will announce when NSS is back open! .......... BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ahead! ........... FISHING should get back to a normal FALL routine, so COME ON DOWN! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

JOE BOYLE
DANNY GLOVER
JOE BOYLE
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
17 lb. 7 oz.
16 lb. 4 oz.
6 lb. 1 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....10-20-16
....10-20-16
....10-20-16

 

 

10-20-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... 2 KING MACKEREL & Hwy. 70 IS OPEN! ......

On the last report I mentioned LUIS ALEMAN's KING MACKEREL prediction and it looks like HE WAS RIGHT! ............ Two KINGS yesterday and a lot of BLUEFISH, POMPANO, FLOUNDER, ALBACORE, SPECKLED TROUT, BLACK DRUM, and BLOWFISH have been coming up on a calm and beautiful warm FALL DAY! ............. Congratulations to ZOMBIE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 25 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. JOSH BACHAND (Peletier, NC)-- 21 lb. 3 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. BOBBY & JAMES DARNELL (Winston-Salem, NC)-- 8 lb. & 6 lb. ALBACORE ............. JOHNNY DANIEL (Coats, NC)-- 7 lb. 6 oz. ALBACORE .............. JOHN BUCKNER (Lexington, NC)-- 7 lb. 5 oz. ALBACORE............. MARVIN HARRIS (Durham, NC)-- 4 lb. 5 oz. FLOUNDER ............. SLOAN BUTLER (Suffolk, VA)-- 3 lb. 2 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. DIANE SKINNER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 2 lb. 9 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. KEN FILIPOVICH (Lake Ridge, VA)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. LARRY ROOPE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO .............. ANDY BURKETT (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............... BRIAN UNDERWOOD (Pulaski, VA)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. and ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- BLUES, POMPANO & BLOWFISH .............. We really appreciate everyone that donated to the flood victims! ............ 73* WATER (thanks Dr. Bogus), a warming trend for the next couple of days ........... It might be a good time to COME ON DOWN! ............... SEE YOU SOON! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

ZOMBIE
JOSH BACHAND
BOBBY & JAMES DARNELL
JOHNNY DANIEL
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Winston-Salem, NC)
(Coats, NC)
25 lb. 8 oz.
21 lb. 3 oz
8 lb. & 6 lb.
7 lb. 6 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
....10-19-16
....10-19-16
....10-18-16
....10-19-16

 

JOHN BUCKNER
MARVIN HARRIS
SLOAN BUTLER
DIANE SKINNER
(Lexington, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Suffolk, VA)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
7 lb. 5 oz.
4 lb. 5 oz.
3 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 9 oz.
ALBACORE
FLOUNDER
SPECKLED TROUT
BLACK DRUM
....10-18-16
....10-18-16
....10-18-16
....10-18-16

 

KEN FILIPOVICH
LARRY ROOPE
ANDY BURKETT
(Lake Ridge, VA)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
POMPANO
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-18-16
....10-17-16
....10-18-16

 

BRIAN UNDERWOOD
ELIJAH GRAHAM
THANKS
(Pulaski, VA)
(Kinston, NC)
for
1 lb. 7 oz.
BLUES, POMPANO
the
SPECKLED TROUT
& BLOWFISH
DONATIONS
....10-19-16
....10-17-16
....10-18-16

 

 

10-18-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... BEAUTIFUL FALL FISHING WEATHER! .....

It really doesn't get much better than this! .............. Fishing has been good with BLUEFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, POMPANO, FLOUNDER, BLACK DRUM, and a few PUPPY DRUM and BLOWFISH! ........... Congratulations to JOSH BACHAND (Peletier, NC)-- 6 lb. 14 oz. ALBACORE .............. JOE HOWELL (Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 6 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. NOAH MINAFO (Apex, NC)-- 2 lb. 8 oz. BLUEFISH .............. CAYETENO NUNEZ (Randalman, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. JUSTIN CHILDS (Greensboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO .............. CAYETENO NUNEZ (Randalman, NC)-- 2 lb. 2 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. GARRY JONES & WILLIE FRANKLE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- LIMIT on BLUES .............. WALKER KNIGHT (Greenville, NC)-- 1 lb. 9 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. NOAH MINAFO (Apex, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz. POMPANO and DEAN ANDERSON (Henderson, NC)-- ALBACORE .............. The water is receding up the road, and it sure will be a welcome relief to see Highway 70 and a few others soon! ........... Meanwhile, the southern route (I-40 to NC 903 to NC 24) is probably the best and fastest route! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 72* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and a slight warming trend will lead to a cool-off this coming weekend! ............ Luis Aleman emailed me to ask about KING FISHING on the end and said that according to Weather.com, there is a SW wind predicted for the next four days which will be good for KING MACKEREL (and probably SPANISH)! ............ Let's see if he's right! .............. We're almost at the peak of the FALL SEASON ............ PLAN A TRIP! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

JOSH BACHAND
JOE HOWELL
NOAH MINAFO
CAYETENO NUNEZ
(Peletier, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Apex, NC)
(Randalman, NC)
6 lb. 14 oz.
3 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
ALBACORE
BLACK DRUM
BLUEFISH
BLACK DRUM
....10-16-16
....10-16-16
....10-16-16
....10-16-16

 

JUSTIN CHILDS
CAYETENO NUNEZ
GARRY JONES &
WALKER KNIGHT
(Greensboro, NC)
(Randalman, NC)
WILLIE FRANKLE
(Greenville, NC)
2 lb. 4 oz.
2 lb. 2 oz.
(Emerald Isle, NC)
1 lb. 9 oz.
POMPANO
SPECKLED TROUT
LIMIT on BLUES
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-16-16
....10-16-16
....10-17-16
....10-16-16

 

NOAH MINAFO
DEAN ANDERSON
BARRY CAYTON,
(Apex, NC)
(Henderson, NC)
his two brothers,
1 lb. 8 oz.
--
and his nephew
POMPANO
ALBACORE
Fish caught early this morning
....10-17-16
....10-15-16
....10-17-16

 

 

10-16-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... A FUN WEEKEND! .....

What a beautiful weekend so far! ............. SPECKLED TROUT, ALBACORE, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, and a few in the zone PUPPY DRUM has kept the fishermen busy on the pier! .......... SPOTS have slowed somewhat, but hopefully they will return in a day or two .............. Congratulations to SHAUN SMITH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE ............. BOB NORMAN (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 6 lb. 3 oz. (26") PUPPY DRUM .............. JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 6 lb. 3 oz. ALBACORE .............. MAURILO MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)-- 5 lb. 9 oz. ALBACORE ................ JOHN LATHAM (Swansboro, NC)-- 4 lb. 15 oz. (24") PUPPY DRUM ............... MARY PEOPLES (Kernersville, NC)-- 2 lb. 2 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ................ and ALBERTO TORRES (Burlington, NC)-- 2 lb., 1 lb. 7 oz., & 1 lb. 10 oz. SPECKLED TROUT & 2 lb. BLUEFISH! ........... We saw a lot of BLUEFISH on GOTCHA PLUGS yesterday in addition to ALBACORE, and if you haven't had a chance to plug for these little fighters with a lightweight rod, you really need to give it a shot! ......... Tons of fun! .............. The FLOOD WATER is receding in most places, but there are still areas (like Kinston) that are still almost at peak stage. ............. Around Greenville, take NC 43 to US 17 and then turn at NC 58 South in Maysville if you are coming from the west. ............ Also, I-40 East to Exit 373 (Magnolia) then left on 903 to NC 24 is a good option at this point .............. We are collecting donations of WATER, Toilet Paper, Bleach and Cleaning supplies, Laundry Detergent, and other items to send to our friends that have been uprooted by this terrible flood. .......... Any donations will be appreciated! ............ STAY TUNED for more FALL FISHING! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

SHAUN SMITH
BOB NORMAN
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
MAURILO MARQUEZ
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Cary, NC)
6 lb. 8 oz.
6 lb. 3 oz.
6 lb. 3 oz.
5 lb. 9 oz.
ALBACORE
(26") PUPPY DRUM
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
....10-15-16
....10-15-16
....10-15-16
....10-15-16

 

JOHN LATHAM
MARY PEOPLES
ALBERTO TORRES (Burlington, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Kernersville, NC)
2 lb., 1 lb. 7 oz.,
4 lb. 15 oz.
2 lb. 2 oz.
& 1 lb. 10 oz. SPECKLED TROUT
(24") PUPPY DRUM
SPECKLED TROUT
& 2 lb. BLUEFISH
....10-15-16
....10-15-16
....10-15-16

 

 

10-15-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... WE'RE BACK TO NORMAL! .....

There now is a clear path from RALEIGH to the beach! .............. Take I-40 East to the MAGNOLIA EXIT (Exit 373).  Turn left on 903 to NC 24 East.  Follow NC 24 East to NC 58 South in Cape Carteret and cross the bridge! ............ The return trip is slightly detoured near Newton Grove due to a sink hole on I-40 West bound.  There is a short detour and then it is smooth sailing from there! ............... Now ......... FISHING! ........... SPECKLED TROUT, POMPANO, BLACK DRUM, ALBACORE, SEA MULLET, lots of BLUEFISH, and SPOTS are all coming up on the pier! ............. Congratulations to BRITTANY CATES (Graham, NC)-- 6 lb. 5 oz. ALBACORE ............. RONNIE CATES (Graham, NC)-- 6 lb. 4 oz. ALBACORE............. ​TIM WILES (South River)-- 3 lb. SPECKLED TROUT ............ BROCK NEWSOME (Lewisville, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. BLACK DRUM ........... ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. 12 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. ZACHARY TRIMPEY (Newport, NC)-- 2 lb. 9 oz. BLUEFISH .............. ANN JONES (Gladys, VA)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO .............. and TIM DAUGHERTY (Indiana)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO ............... This place is starting to look like FALL FISHING at BOGUE INLET PIER! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 70*

We are taking donations of BOTTLED WATER, BLEACH, CLEANING SUPPLIES, DIAPERS, TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS, etc. for the FLOOD VICTIMS in the affected area. ........... Anyone interested can drop off their goods in the trailer at the Pier House. ........... We appreciate everyone's generosity and we're proud to help many of our friends in the area! .............  Less than 30 days to closing ........... FISH FAST! ............ SEE YOU SOON ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

BRITTANY CATES
RONNIE CATES
TIM WILES
BROCK NEWSOME
(Graham, NC)
(Graham, NC)
(South River)
(Lewisville, NC)
6 lb. 5 oz.
6 lb. 4 oz.
3 lb.
2 lb. 13 oz.
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
SPECKLED TROUT
BLACK DRUM
....10-14-16
....10-14-16
....10-12-16
....10-14-16

 

ROGER BROWN
ZACHARY TRIMPEY
ANN JONES
TIM DAUGHERTY
(Peletier, NC)
(Newport, NC)
(Gladys, VA)
(Indiana)
2 lb. 12 oz.
2 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
BLUEFISH
POMPANO
POMPANO
....10-14-16
....10-14-16
....10-14-16
....10-12-16

 

HUMPBACK WHALE (pictures taken around 10:30-11AM) ....10-14-16

 

 

10-13-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... FALL FISHING is PICKING UP! .....

We are having some really good fishing this week after Hurricane Matthew; the WATER TEMPERATURE is down to 71* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and we have plenty of SHRIMP and FISHBITES! ............. SPOTS are getting to a really nice size, SPECKLED TROUT, BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, BLACK DRUM, and POMPANO are hitting the pier! ............ Congratulations to NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS ................ TERRY GARDNER (Salisbury, NC)-- 2 lb. 11 oz. GRAY TROUT .............. HEATHER TACY (Ashland, OR)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. ANGELA HANSON (Forest City, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. E.L. CONQUITODOR (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. BEN LINTON (Emerald Isle, NC)-- HARD HEAD MULLET on a GOTCHA PLUG .............. ERNESTO BOWEN (Jacksonville, NC) & CLAY CALL (High Point, NC)-- BLACK DRUM ................. MAJOR PARKER (Richlands, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT ............ JAKE SAUNDERS (McArthur, OH)-- BLACK DRUM & SPOT............. ADAM CLARK (Emerald Isle, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT ............. CARL LI (Goldsboro, NC)-- BLUEFISH .............. SHEILA BROWN (Patrick County, VA)-- BLACK DRUM .............. STAN ATKINSON (Swansboro, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT ............... BILL HAWKINS (Lynchburg, VA) & ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- PUPPY DRUM on a GOLD HOOK RIG .............. WILLIE FRANKLE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- BLUEFISH ............... NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- BLACK DRUM & POMPANO ................ RAW (Newport, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT ............... RON GARDNER (Winterville, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT & BLUEFISH .............. BILL HAWKINS (Lynchburg, VA)-- BLUEFISH ................. I wish we could give you a route to get through to the beach; we are receiving information about flooded roads but not any on available roads to get here. .............. Hopefully, other than Kinston, the water will recede by the weekend and by then a good, safe route will be available.  We'll keep you posted! ............ Thanks and have a great day. ........ Please pray for all of those who aren't as fortunate as us because many have lost it all AGAIN! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

NUI VINSON
TERRY GARDNER
HEATHER TACY
ANGELA HANSON
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Salisbury, NC)
(Ashland, OR)
(Forest City, NC)
COOLER
2 lb. 11 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
of SPOTS
GRAY TROUT
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-12-16

 

E.L. CONQUITODOR
BEN LINTON
ERNESTO BOWEN
MAJOR PARKER
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC) &
(Richlands, NC)
1 lb. 6 oz.
HARD HEAD MULLET
CLAY CALL (High Point, NC)
SPECKLED
SPECKLED TROUT
on a GOTCHA PLUG
BLACK DRUM
TROUT
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16

 

JAKE SAUNDERS
ADAM CLARK
CARL LI
SHEILA BROWN
(McArthur, OH)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Patrick County, VA)
BLACK DRUM
SPECKLED
--
--
& SPOT
TROUT
BLUEFISH
BLACK DRUM
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16

 

STAN ATKINSON
BILL HAWKINS
WILLIE FRANKLE
NUI VINSON
(Swansboro, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA) &
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
SPECKLED
ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)
--
BLACK DRUM
TROUT
PUPPY DRUM
BLUEFISH
& POMPANO
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16

 

RAW
RON GARDNER
BILL HAWKINS
DAVID HAYDEN
(Newport, NC)
(Winterville, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
(Marion, VA)
SPECKLED
SPECKLED TROUT
--
SMALL CATCH
TROUT
& BLUEFISH
BLUEFISH
ON A FUN DAY
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16
....10-11-16

 

 

10-12-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... FISHING is UP (and so is Coastal North Carolina's WATER!) ......

It never fails! .......... Fishing at the pier is really good right now; they are catching SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, BLACK DRUM, and even SPOTS! ............. Congratulations to CAMERON WALTS (Kingsport, TN)-- 3 lb. 3 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............ NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ........... BILL LUDWIG (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ........... BRONSON MATNEY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. & 1 lb. 8 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............ BILL HAWKINS (Lynchburg, VA)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ........... and  JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- (3) SPECKLED TROUT ........... We'll have more pictures in tomorrow's report! ..........    Now the tricky part is GETTING HERE! ............. If you live west of Highway 17, the best way to get here (right now) is Highway 17 to Maysville (58), or Highway 70 East to Hibbs Road in Newport (24 West to Cape Carteret) .............   Again, the trick is to get east of Kinston and stay on US 70! ............. Most of the main roads are flooded and probably will remain so for at least another 3 days! ............. Check with the DOT for further information, but I can tell you it's a rascal trying to second guess them at this point.  It sure would be nice if there was a DOT website with all of the OPEN ROADS OUTLINED!. .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 70* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and that should be consistent for a while. ............  We hope this water subsides soon ........... FALL FISHING is MOVING right ALONG! .............. SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

CAMERON WALTS
BILL LUDWIG
NUI VINSON
(Kingsport, TN)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
3 lb. 3 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 5 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-10-16
....10-10-16
....10-10-16

 

BRONSON MATNEY
BILL HAWKINS
JOSEF HIMES
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
(Swansboro, NC)
2 lb. 4 oz. & 1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
(3)
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
.....10-11-16
10-10-16
10-11-16

 

 

10-10-16 ...... MONDAY ...... NOT A SCRATCH! ......

Many of our friends in Eastern North Carolina are struggling from the rain and flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew.  Our best wishes are with all of you affected from this truly natural disaster.   Luckily for us on Bogue Banks, we were spared the brunt of the storm as it was most impacted inland.  It was little more than a power wash here at BIP! ...... The wind will hopefully diminish today and a settling of the ocean should bring fishing back to the FALL SEASON all of us have anticipated!  Now if we can just get the water to subside!  .......... See you soon....... Mike Stanley

 

Hurricane Matthew on Saturday night at BIP! (Courtesy/ Frank Rush) ....10-8-16

 

 

10-8-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... Closed for Hurricane Matthew! ......

There is no way to describe our roller coaster season!............ Just as we were getting comfortable with a near miss, the prediction has changed to a near landfall! .......... The worst part is we will be at high tide when the storm gets to us! ......... Let's just hope that the beach erosion is kept to a minimum! ........ Fishing has actually been seasonal and the 2016 BIP King Mackerel Tournament was a real knee slapper! ......... The Tourney was completed and everyone had a great time!  ........... The results are located at the bottom of this page ............ We will keep the pier cam on as long as possible; there is a maximum on hits at one time, so please be patient! .......... We hope to get back open by noon on Sunday, but we will have to play it by ear if the storm moves slower or damage does occur.  We'll keep you posted on Facebook for any developments.......... Thanks for tracking us and this too shall pass! ........... Be back soon! ....... Mike Stanley

 

'ZOMBIE'
NUI VINSON
JOE HOWELL
AURTEN BOXETT
NUI VINSON
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Zebulon, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
22 lb. 5 oz.
COOLER of
2 lb. 15 oz.
COOLER of
COOLER of
KING MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
BLUEFISH
BLACK DRUM
POMPANO
....10-4-16
....10-5-16
....10-6-16
....10-6-16
....10-6-16

 

2016 KING TOURNAMENT

FRANK MIGLI
1ST PLACE - KING MACKEREL
JOHNNY WISE
2ND PLACE - KING MACKEREL
RANDY
3RD PLACE - KING MACKEREL
DAN O'CONNER
1ST PLACE - LIVE BAIT
RONNIE CASAGE
1ST PLACE - SPANISH MACKEREL - ARTIFICIAL BAIT
ANDY BURKETT
2ND PLACE - SPANISH MACKEREL - ARTIFICIAL BAIT
VAN WILLIAMS
BIGGEST BLUEFISH
WAYNE POWELL
BIGGEST FISH IN THE TOURNAMENT
JEFF HICKMAN
2ND PLACE SPANISH MACKEREL - LIVE BAIT
     

RAFFLE WINNERS:

     
MATT MATHESON
$50.00 CASH
HERB CHILTON
YOUTH ROD
JOSH BACHAND
ROD
WARREN SHEPARD
ADULT ROD
VAN WILLIAMS
PLUGGING ROD
LYNN CHILTON
T-SHIRT
LARRY FRANKLIN
T-SHIRT
FRANK LUCARELLI
T-SHIRT
REID CLONTZ
3pk GOTCHA PLUGS
JOE BOYLE
DUDLEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE
FRANK MIGLI
DUDLEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE
TROY GODWIN
DUDLEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE
TREY SADLER
$50.00
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
$50.00
LEE BASS
$50.00
EDDIE ANDREWS
$50.00
DAN O'CONNER
$50.00

 

 

10-6-16 ........ THURSDAY ........ YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS! ........ 54 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL! .......

HURRICANE MATTHEW's future track doesn't include EMERALD ISLE (at least for now!), and the second bit of good news for WEDNESDAY is the 54 lb. KING MACKEREL caught off of the pier! ............... Congratulations to FRANK MIGLI (Peletier, NC)-- 54 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL! .............. also,  JOHNNY WISE (Peletier, NC)-- 25 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL  and 4 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ..............  JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 10 oz. BLUEFISH ............. and DON SHEFFIELD (High Point, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. SPECKLED TROUT! ............... The 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT has been quite lively and everyone is having a great time! ............. Special thanks to ROBERT QUATES for his generous donation of 2 custom rods to be part of the prizes in the Tourney! ............. Robert has a special place here at the pier and is a strong advocate of passing on the fishing tradition to our YOUTH for the FUTURE! ............ The WATER TEMPERATURE is 78* and there are a lot of BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, small CROAKERS, SPOTS, SPECKLED TROUT, and some under size FLOUNDER ............ We have a little over a month before we close and hopefully the season will now progress without a whole lot of news unrelated to fishing! .............. STAY TUNED! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

FRANK MIGLI
JOHNNY WISE
JOHNNY WISE
JOSEF HIMES
DON SHEFFIELD
(Peletier, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(High Point, NC)
54 lb. 8 oz.
25 lb. 8 oz.
4 lb. 8 oz.
3 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 14 oz.
KING
KING
KING
BLUEFISH
SPECKLED TROUT
....10-5-16
....10-5-16
....10-4-16
....10-4-16
....10-5-16

 

 

 

10-3-16 ...... MONDAY ......  TOURNAMENT TIME! ......

It's off to an easy start for the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT, starting this morning and (HOPEFULLY) go through FRIDAY! ............. We are keeping our eyes closely on HURRICANE MATTHEW in the HAITI / Cuba area now.  If it does pass us to the EAST, we will probably still see a large amount of rain and some wind. ........... If it tracks WEST, needless to say that the KING TOURNAMENT will be over for this year! ............... It was a good fishing weekend; lots of BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, ALBACORE, and small SPOTS. They did lose ONE KING on Sunday................ Congratulations to FELIX REYES (Raleigh, NC)-- 23 lb. KING MACKEREL ........... ERIC SMITH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 12 oz. ALBACORE ........... ADRIAN CEARNEO (Creedmoor, NC)-- 6 lb. 9 oz. ALBACORE ............ AUSTIN BOYETTE (Zebulon, NC)-- 6 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE .............. HENRY JOHNSON (Grifton, NC)-- 5 lb. 12 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MIKE SMITH (Durham, NC)-- 4 lb. 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... JACK IRVING (Hubert, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. GRIFFIN McCULLAR (Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. ANTHONY KLOSER (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... and KATELYN STEWART (Snow Hill, NC)-- FIRST FISH!  ............. It's been a roller-coaster season so far and the FALL FISHING SEASON is just beginning! ............ STAY TUNED! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

FELIX REYES
ERIC SMITH
ADRIAN CEARNEO
AUSTIN BOYETTE
(Raleigh, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
(Zebulon, NC)
23 lb.
6 lb. 12 oz.
6 lb. 9 oz.
6 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
....10-1-16
....10-1-16
....10-1-16
....10-2-16

 

HENRY JOHNSON
MIKE SMITH
JACK IRVING
GRIFFIN McCULLAR
(Grifton, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
5 lb. 12 oz.
4 lb. 14 oz.
4 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 8 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....10-1-16
....10-2-16
....10-2-16
....10-2-16

 

ANTHONY KLOSER
This BLUEFISH
KATELYN STEWART
A lazy
(Swansboro, NC)
sure likes that
(Snow Hill, NC)
Sunday 
2 lb. 14 oz.
Green Head
FIRST
at
SPANISH MACKEREL
Gotcha!
FISH!
BIP! 
....10-1-16
....10-2-16
....10-1-16
...10-2-16

 

 

10-1-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... MORE KING MACKEREL! ......

We are having a blast watching the end buzzing with activity! ........... KING MACKEREL, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, and small POMPANO are keeping the pier rolling! ......... Congratulations to  JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- 25 lb. KING MACKEREL ............... ZOMBIE (Emerald Isle, NC)--  24 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. REID CLONTZ (Peletier, NC)-- 22 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ........ GEORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)--  22 lb.  3 oz.  KING MACKEREL ........... FELIX REYES (Raleigh, NC)-- 11 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ........... RONALD VANIFORD (Snow Hill, NC)-- 8 lb. 4 oz. ALBACORE ............... JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)--  6 lb. 6 oz. ALBACORE ..............  and JOHN LATHAM (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. & 1 lb. 2 oz. FLOUNDER ................. We are keeping an eye on HURRICANE MATTHEW; right now the forecast track is solid until it hits the upper Bahamas, but it looks like we might get some of the effects from this Tropical Storm by mid-late week next week ............. Also, the NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT continues today at the pier; pick up an entry form and have some fun! ............... We are excited about the next few days for fishing ............. COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
JOSEF HINES
'ZOMBIE'
BRUCE CARTEAUX
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
28 lb. 4 oz.
25 lb.
24 lb. 4 oz.
23 lb.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....9-28-16
....9-29-16
....9-30-16
....9-28-16

 

REID CLONTZ
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
TREY SADLER
(Peletier, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Lowland, NC)
22 lb. 8 oz.
22 lb. 3 oz.
21 lb. 9 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....9-29-16
....9-30-16
....9-28-16

 

FELIX REYES (Raleigh, NC)
RONALD VANDIFORD
JOEY
11 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL
(Snow Hill, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
& JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)
8 lb. 4 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
6 lb. 6 oz. ALBACORE
ALBACORE
POMPANO
....9-30-16
....9-29-16
....9-26-16

 

 

9-29-16 ...... THURSDAY ......  KINGS are on the BEACH! ......

We have 9 KING MACKEREL landed in 2 days! ........... All we are doing is hoping that the KING RUN lasts for the Tournament! .............. Congratulations to ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)-- 36 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. FRANK MIGLI (Peletier, NC)-- 31 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... MITCH MERTZ (Kenly, NC)-- 26 lb. KING MACKEREL ............. DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 25 lb. 6 oz. KING MACKEREL ..............  ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)-- 21 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... JOE BOYLE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 19 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ................. GARY LAZORICK (Newport, NC)-- 10 lb. 13 oz. ALBACORE ............. JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. RHUEL CRUMMITT (Smithfield, OH)-- 3 lb. 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. and JOSH BACHARD (Peletier, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT ................. We have three other KINGS to report and we'll pass them onto the next report! .............. Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 78* and I'm sure he's chasing those SPECKLED TROUT around right now! .............. KING MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPECKLED TROUT, and POMPANO are HERE! ........... You need to be! ............... SEE YOU  SOON! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

ROGER BROWN
FRANK MIGLI
MITCH MERTZ
DANNY GLOVER
(Peletier, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Kenly, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
36 lb. 13 oz.
31 lb. 2 oz.
26 lb.
25 lb. 6 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....9-27-16
....9-27-16
....9-27-16
....9-27-16

 

ROGER BROWN
JOE BOYLE
GARY LAZORICK
(Peletier, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Newport, NC)
21 lb. 7 oz.
19 lb. 8 oz.
10 lb. 13 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....9-27-16
....9-27-16
....9-27-16

 

JORGE RODRIGUEZ
RHUEL CRUMMITT
JOSH BACHARD
(Hubert, NC)
(Smithfield, OH)
(Peletier, NC)
4 lb. 13 oz.
3 lb. 14 oz.
(4)
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPECKLED TROUT
....9-27-16
....9-26-16
....9-26-16

 

 

9-27-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... ANOTHER GOOD DAY! ......

We had a great day on MONDAY; 3 KING MACKEREL and some nice SPECKS and POMPANO! ............. The cooler weather has sparked some really good fishing and we are riding the pony! ............ Congratulations to "ZOMBIE" (Bogue Inlet, NC)-- 32 lb. KING MACKEREL .............. KYLE WHITLEY (Lucama, NC)-- 30 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 29 lb. KING MACKEREL ............. ZOMBIE" (Bogue Inlet, NC)-- 10 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE ................. DARYL GWNYN (Eden, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. JIM GREGORY (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............. BILL HAWKINS (Lynchburg, VA)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ................. NICHOLAS STEPHENS (Romulus, MI)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. JOHN PLASTERS (Meadow of Dan, VA)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO ........... and ROY HEDGEPETH (Sharpsburg, NC)-- SPECKLED TROUT! ............... There is a 50% chance of rain today and hopefully the trend for cooling will continue! ............ Don't forget the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT coming up next week! ............. We'll have to see if this year will be an eventful one! .............. GOOD FISHING ........... STAY TUNED! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

"ZOMBIE"
KYLE WHITLEY
DANNY GLOVER
"ZOMBIE"
(Bogue Inlet, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Bogue Inlet, NC)
32 lb.
30 lb. 10 oz.
29 lb.
10 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
....9-26-16
....9-25-16
....9-26-16
....9-26-16

 

DARYL GWNYN
JIM GREGORY
BILL HAWKINS
(Eden, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
SPECKLED TROUT
....9-26-16
....9-26-16
....9-26-16

 

NICHOLAS STEPHENS
JOHN PLASTERS
ROY HEDGEPETH
(Romulus, MI)
(Meadow of Dan, VA)
(Sharpsburg, NC)
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
SPECKLED
SPECKLED TROUT
POMPANO
TROUT
....9-26-16
....9-26-16
....9-26-16

 

 

9-26-16 ...... MONDAY ...... A GREAT KING WEEKEND! ......

This is the week to be at the pier for fishing on the end! ............ FINALLY! ........... We have a total of 8 KING MACKEREL so far since THURSDAY! ............. It seems that with the right conditions, it's a game changer for the end! ............... On SATURDAY, they landed one, and FIVE on SUNDAY! ............... Congratulations to ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)-- 32 lb. and 23 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. KYLE WHITLEY (Lucama, NC)-- 30 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ MARK AMADIO (Alexandria, VA)-- 26 lb. 1 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. JESUS ZUNIGA (Raleigh, NC)-- 23 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. TERESA STANLEY (Goldsboro, NC)-- 22 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)-- 7 lb. 14 oz. ALBACORE ............ MARK AMADIO (Alexandria, VA)-- 4 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ..............  RICK PEGRAM (Greensboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. MITCH HAUGHT (Burlington, NC)-- 1 lb. 15 oz. POMPANO ............. ANTHONY COLANTONI (Havelock, NC)--  1 lb. 2oz.  FLOUNDER! .................. This week might be a good time to see the big ones landed; we have the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT coming up next MONDAY, so if you plan on fishing for KINGS, this might be your shot! ......... We are on the edge of cooler weather, so the 80* water will hopefully be a thing of the past! ................ COME ON DOWN! ........... FALL FISHING AHEAD! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

ROGER BROWN
MARK AMADIO
ROGER BROWN
JESUS ZUNIGA
(Peletier, NC)
(Alexandria, VA)
(Peletier, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
32 lb.
26 lb. 1 oz.
23 lb. 10 oz.
23 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....9-25-16
....9-24-16
....9-25-16
....9-25-16

 

TERESA STANLEY
MIKE DAVIS
MARK AMADIO
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Alexandria, VA)
22 lb. 2 oz.
7 lb. 14 oz.
4 lb. 7 oz.
KING MACKEREL
ALBACORE
SPANISH MACKEREL
....9-25-16
....9-23-16
....9-23-16

 

RICK PEGRAM
MITCH HAUGHT
ANTHONY COLANTONI
(Greensboro, NC)
(Burlington, NC)
(Havelock, NC)
2 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 15 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
FLOUNDER
....9-24-16
....9-23-16
....9-25-16

 

 

9-24-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... FISHING is SEASONAL! ......

It's been quite a FALL so far! ............. Dr. BOGUS reports the WATER TEMPERATURE in the surf at 82*, and that is not the direction that we want to go right now! ............. There is a COOL FRONT starting late today and with a NE-NW wind and less humidity we should see a break in the consistent 80*+! ............... Congratulations to LYNN COMBS (Bristol, TN)-- 31 lb. KING MACKEREL ............. KYLE WHITLEY (Lucama, NC)-- 24 lb. 5 oz. KING MACKEREL (take a CLOSE LOOK!) .............  LARRY JAMES (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 3 lb. 14 oz. (22") PUPPY DRUM ............... and RANDY REGISTER (Cove City, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. SEA MULLET............... As you can see, it's a potpourri of fish; PUPPY DRUM, KING MACKEREL, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, and a few BLACK DRUM are keeping the surprising amount of fishermen out on the pier! ............ Don't forget the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT dates are MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd thru FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th! ............ We hope to have some KING MACKEREL since the season seems to be later due to the warmer conditions. ........... Actually, that might give you a bit more time to fish on the pier this season! .............. Don't forget that we will be closing two weeks early due to construction, so please adjust your visit schedule! .............. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

LYNN COMBS
KYLE WHITLEY
LARRY JAMES
RANDY REGISTER
(Bristol, TN)
(Lucama, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Cove City, NC)
31 lb.
24 lb. 5 oz.
3 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
(22") PUPPY DRUM
SEA MULLET
....9-22-16
....9-22-16
....9-21-16
....9-20-16

 

 

9-20-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... PUPPY DRUM and BLACK DRUM! ......

There has not been huge amounts of fish caught this weekend; it seems cooler or the past few days, but the WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 81*! ............. Congratulations to RYAN KULA (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. and ANTONIO, ELVIN & JUAN TORRES (Mt. Olive, NC)-- BLACK DRUM! ............. It's been a nice and quiet time at the pier this past weekend; the BEACH has opened up to vehicles but the HARVEST MOON saw to it that the beach was a bit small and mushy ........... Oh, well, maybe next week on the beach! ............ All of you King Fishermen remember that the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT will be held from Monday, Oct. 3rd thru Friday, Oct. 7th so if you aren't a contestant remember that the end will be closed that week. ............. We hope to see cooler temperatures coming soon ........... I'M READY! ............ See you soon! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

RYAN KULA
ANTONIO, ELVIN
(Hubert, NC)
& JUAN TORRES
1 lb. 12 oz.
(Mt. Olive, NC)
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....9-19-16
....9-18-16

 

 

9-16-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... LOTS to TALK ABOUT! ......

The FISH are getting a lot more active around here; PUPPY DRUM, SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, and a few SEA MULLET are coming up right now! .............. Congratulations to BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)-- 4 lb. 14 oz. (24") PUPPY DRUM ............. and HANK BOWMAN (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. FLOUNDER ............... The  WATER TEMPERATURE has finally dropped to 79*; not much change, but it is encouraging considering the air temp has been so consistent! ............. The Tropical disturbance off the coast right now will not move much for the weekend, but we aren't going to see much impact in both rain and wind, so it actually might HELP fishing! ............. Now for the BIG NEWS! ........... I know that we have been talking about renovating the PIER HOUSE and getting SURF'S UP Bar and Grill open, so here's part of the plan! ............. We will be demolishing the existing Pier House (originally built in 1973) and raising it up to the same level as the Restaurant.  Also, the FISHING PIER will be torn down to the WATER LEVEL and rebuilt back to the new elevated Pier House.  This will require a complete shut-down of our operation in order to re-open by March 11th (St. Patrick's Day Festival).  Our closing date for the 2016 SEASON will be SUNDAY, November 13th, approximately 2 weeks early.  This will give us plenty of time to get things started and still have an almost COMPLETE FALL FISHING SEASON! .............. We are not selling 2017 SEASON PASSES until we re-open.  Many 2016 Season Pass Holders have expressed concern about losing time on their pass since some fish into the early Winter.   I have decided to offer two options to ALL of our 2016 Pass Holders.  The FIRST OPTION is beginning on October 15th,  BIP will refund $ 50.00 to each 2016 Pass Holder.  The SECOND OPTION is a $ 75.00 DISCOUNT on the 2017 SEASON PASS!  We will begin selling the 2017 passes on OPENING DAY, and all you will have to do is present your old pass for the discount.  I think this is a fair way to deal with our situation, and we hope that everyone will appreciate the large investment we are preparing to make!  As for the restaurant, we are planning to open SURF'S UP as soon as we complete the new upcoming Septic upgrades and finish the building.  We hope to be working on that project as soon as we complete the Pier House renovation in March. ............. Please bear with us! ............. Saturday looks a bit showery, so bring a raincoat just in case! ................ SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

BOB YOUNG
HANK BOWMAN
(Hubert, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
4 lb. 14 oz. (24")
1 lb. 7 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
FLOUNDER
....9-15-16
....9-13-16

 

 

9-12-16 ...... MONDAY ...... An END of SUMMER WEEKEND! ......

It was an easy and laid back weekend; the ECU-NC STATE game in Greenville on Saturday kept the beach at a quiet pace, not to mention the pier! .............. Fishing has been slow for the past week or so; we have seen many varieties of fish caught, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, BLACK DRUM, FLOUNDER, CROAKERS, ALBACORE, SPADEFISH, SEA MULLET, and POMPANO,  but not a lot of numbers. ............ Congratulations to GOVERNOR CARTER (Maysville, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. ALBACORE .............. and JUSTIN McCALLISTER (Goldsboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 15 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... There is a COOL SNAP heading toward us this coming week and that hopefully will bring the WATER TEMPERATURE down from the current 80* to a more fishable 75*! ............. Don't forget the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT is coming up Monday, October 3rd thru Friday, October 7th! ........... the DRAWING for Tournament entries is tomorrow, and we will post the contestants on FACEBOOK! ............ A nice WEEK ahead! ............ COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

GOVERNOR CARTER
JUSTIN McCALLISTER
(Maysville, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
4 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 15 oz.
ALBACORE
SPANISH MACKEREL
....9-6-16
....9-10-16

 

 

9-7-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... GOOD EARLY FALL FISHING! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, PUPPY DRUM, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, and a few ALBACORE have been biting early week! ............ After the TS HERMINE splash, it seems to have gotten the fishing started! ........... Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 78* (that helps, too!) and hopefully we will see the movement continue! ............ Congratulations to JOEY BAKER (Grifton, NC)-- 5 lb. PUPPY DRUM .............. JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)-- 3 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ........... JOHN LATHAM (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 1 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. PHIL BLAKE (Greensboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. and ROGER WHEELER (Lexington, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. Don't forget the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT will start on the first Monday of October (3rd) and last thru Friday the 7th. ............ Be sure to get your name in the drawing, which will be held on Sunday, September 11th! .......... It's a great time if you haven't ever been in one! ............. There is a warm-up ahead for the next few days; maybe it won't last too long! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JOEY BAKER
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
JOHN LATHAM
(Grifton, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
5 lb.
3 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 1 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
....9-5-16
....9-5-16
....9-5-16

 

PHIL BLAKE
ROGER WHEELER
(Greensboro, NC)
(Lexington, NC)
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....9-5-16
....9-5-16

 

 

9-5-16 ...... LABOR DAY MONDAY ...... A GREAT WEEKEND after all! ......

T.S. Hermine was not a big issue in Eastern NC; I always knew that one would be a power wash! .............. It sure has had an impact on the WATER TEMPERATURE at 79* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and fishing has done quite well on SUNDAY, too! ............ SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, and CROAKERS! ............. Congratulations to LARRY JAMES (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 5 lb. 14 oz.  BLACK DRUM  .............. GREGG BOOZER (Rougemont, NC)-- 3 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. SHAWN WILLIAMS (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL  ............. JAMIE MOLES (Grimesland, NC)-- 1 lb. 8 oz.  POMPANO ............. BECKY WILSON (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO ................. and THOMAS BRINAGE (Fort Campbell, KY)-- PINFISH (his first fish!) ........... It's going to be a beautiful day today, and don't forget, it's the last Hoorah for the BEACH CROWD! ............ This is the beginning of FALL FISHING ............. Come on Down! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

LARRY JAMES
GREGG BOOZER
SHAWN WILLIAMS
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Rougemont, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
5 lb. 14 oz.
3 lb. 9 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
BLACK DRUM
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....9-4-16
....9-4-16
....9-4-16

 

JAIME MOLES
BECKY WILSON
THOMAS BRINAGE
(Grimesland, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Fort Campbell, KY)
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
FIRST
POMPANO
POMPANO
FISH!
....9-4-16
....9-4-16
....9-4-16

 

 

9-2-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... T.S. HERMINE is upon us! ......

Tropical Storm Hermine has tried to mess up this LABOR DAY WEEKEND, but I think we will have a nice weekend anyway! ............ Tropical winds and torrential rains are predicted for later this evening (FRIDAY)  through Saturday afternoon, so we will be closing the pier from 6 pm. today (FRIDAY) until 12:00 noon on SATURDAY. ............. SPANISH MACKEREL and BLACK DRUM are being landed late week, and it just shows that fish really like the rougher water and strong winds! ............ Congratulations to STEVE H (New Bern, NC)-- 6 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. ADAM CLARK (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............  JOHN LATHAM (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. and MATTHEW HOBBS (Pittsburgh, Pa.)-- FIRST TIME FISHERMAN! .............. Thursday night was a fishing night with PUPPY DRUM, BLUEFISH, and a few FLOUNDER! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is holding steady at 82*! ............. Beautiful days ahead for the rest of the Holiday, so let's make the last Hurrah of SUMMER a big one! ............ Don't forget to sign up for the 2016 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT drawing to be held on September 11th!  .............. SEE YOU SOON! ................. MIKE STANLEY

 

STEVE H
ADAM CLARK
JOHN LATHAM
MATTHEW HOBBS
(New Bern, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Pittsburgh, PA)
6 lb.
4 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
FIRST
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
FISH!
....8-31-16
....8-30-16
....8-30-16
....8-31-16

 

 

 

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