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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

RICKY WHITNEY

SHIRLEY HAYES

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

4-27-15 ...... MONDAY ...... A COOL, DAMP WEEKEND with BLUES and SEA MULLET! ......

I would like to say that it was a great sunny and warm weekend, but it wasn't! ............. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as we have BLUEFISH and SEA MULLET on the catch list! .............. BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, and GRAY TROUT have been slow to non existant, but the wind shift on Friday Morning made a difference in the BLACK DRUM catches of the past few days .............. Congratulations to JOSH BACHARD (Peletier, NC)-- LIMIT on BLUES ............. JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- BLUES .............. GREG PATE (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. SEA MULLET ............ JOE HOWELL (Swansboro, NC)-- BLUES ............. RYAN KULA (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ............ and JIM SKINNER (Clayton, NC)-- 3 BLOWFISH AT ONCE! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 63* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and we can only hope for a nice warm-up this week into next SATURDAY and SUNDAY! ........ Finally it will be a BEACH WEEKEND! ............... Let's hope for the final SPRING FLING and get the SPANISH MACKEREL in here! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JOSH BACHARD
JOSEF HIMES
GREG PATE
(Peletier, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
LIMIT on
Stringer of
1 lb. 3 oz.
BLUES
BLUES
SEA MULLET
....4-25-15
....4-26-15
....4-26-15

 

JOE HOWELL
RYAN KULA
JIM SKINNER
(Swansboro, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Clayton, NC)
(5)
1 lb. 2 oz.
3 BLOWFISH
BLUES
SEA MULLET
AT ONCE!
....4-25-15
....4-24-15
....4-23-15

 

 

4-24-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... BLACK DRUM are ROLLIN'!! ......

There was another good fishing day at the pier on Wednesday; BLUEFISH have been blasting on GOTCHA PLUGS, BLACK DRUM on bottom baits along with SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, and small GRAY TROUT! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 65* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and there was quite a SW wind on the pier here last night!  ................. Congratulations to JARAD HOWARD (Fayetteville, NC)-- 5 lb. 4 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. RYAN SELLERS (New Bern, NC)-- 4 lb. 11 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. and ANDY BURKETT(Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM! ................ Sunny and nice for the rest of this week will bring us showers on Saturday and hopefully Sunday will see improvements! ...............

On a sad note, we have lost one of our long time friends, Mr. CLYDE "GENE"  ALFORD from Youngsville, NC. ............. Gene was an avid King Fisherman and Staff member for many years,  He was a gentle man and in his later years spent quite a lot of time on the end of BIP with all of his friends! ............ Our hearts go out to his family and will hold him in our prayers.  Gene Alford was 91. ..............

Plan a trip to Emerald Isle this weekend ............. The weather man has not been exactly straight with us for the past month or so! ........... SEE YOU SOON ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JARAD HOWARD
RYAN SELLERS
ANDY BURKETT

(Fayetteville, NC)

(New Bern, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
5 lb. 4 oz.
4 lb. 11 oz.
3 lb. 7 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....4-22-15
....4-22-15
....4-21-15

 

GENE ALFORD (Youngsville, NC) will be missed by all of his friends at Bogue Inlet Pier!

 

 

4-21-15 ...... TUESDAY ...... THE BLACK DRUM are getting BIGGER! ......

It's been a great weekend for fishing and as the week warms up it will hopefully get bigger! .............. BLACK DRUM, BLOWFISH, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, and now HOGFISH are coming up! ........... Congratulations to NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 8 lb. 5 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. CARLOS NUNEZ (Selma, NC)-- 4 lb. 3 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. RAUL OGDEN (Newport, NC)-- 3 lb. 10 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. LARRY HORTON (Raleigh, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. POMPANO .............. SAM AURINGER (Lewisville, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH ........... OWEN JAMESON (Friendship, ME)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ............ and SHAWN MULCAHEY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET ............. DR. BOGUS reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 66*; it just won't be too long and we'll be pulling up the SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. COME ON DOWN! ........... A beautiful day ahead today! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

NUI VINSON
CARLOS NUNEZ
RAUL OGDEN
LARRY HORTON
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Selma, NC)
(Newport, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
8 lb. 5 oz.
4 lb. 3 oz.
3 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
POMPANO
....4-20-15
....4-20-15
....4-19-15
....4-20-15

 

SAM AURINGER
OWEN JAMESON
SHAWN MULCAHEY
(Lewisville, NC)
(Friendship, ME)
(Jacksonville, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
BLUEFISH
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-20-15
....4-20-15
....4-20-15

 

 

4-19-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... FISHING is PICKING UP FAST! ......

Saturday was a dreary day, but fishing made it brighter! ............. BLACK DRUM are really getting to a good size as well as POMPANO, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, BLOWFISH, and some small SPOTS! .......... Congratulations to MIKE WILLIAMS (Stokes, NC)-- 6 lb. 15 oz. BLACK DRUM ................ our good friend CLIFF JONES (Kinston, NC)-- 4 lb. 14 oz. BLACK DRUM and 3 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. KENNY EDWARDS (Hubert, NC)-- 2 lb. 12 oz. POMPANO ............... JIMMY HILL (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. SEA MULLET ............... DWAYNE HICKS (Durham, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH ............. KAY BELTON (Galax, VA)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLOWFISH .............. TYLER TURLINGTON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. BLOWFISH .............. and TRACI COMPTON (Hubert, NC)-- 12 oz. SEA MULLET! ............. Scattered showers are predicted for early week, but it looks like a warm-up is in store for mid and late week coming up! .............. As we approach MAY we should see the SPANISH MACKEREL popping up on the end, and let's not forget that EARLY COBIA! ............... We are open 24-7 from now until late OCTOBER, don't be bashful to come down and get some of the NIGHT TIME BOTTOM FEEDERS! .............. Besides, HERMAN and WINDEY need the company! ............ SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

MIKE WILLIAMS
CLIFF JONES
KENNY EDWARDS
(Stokes, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
6 lb. 15 oz.
4 lb. 14 oz.
2 lb. 12 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
POMPANO
....4-18-15
....4-16-15
....4-18-15

 

CLIFF JONES
JIMMY HILL
DWAYNE HICKS
(Kinston, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Durham, NC)
3 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
BLACK DRUM
SEA MULLET
BLUEFISH
....4-16-15
....4-18-15
....4-17-15

 

KAY BELTON
TYLER TURLINGTON
TRACI COMPTON
(Galax, VA)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
12 oz.
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
....4-17-15
....4-18-15
....4-17-15

 

 

4-16-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... COOL SNAP dropped the WATER TEMPERATURE!

We were at 66* on Monday (thanks Dr. Bogus!) but yesterday's cool snap set us back to 63* .............. Fishing has definitely picked up with PUPPY DRUM, BLACK DRUM, BLOWFISH, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH in the 1 to 1 1/2 lb. range, SPOTS, a few POMPANO, and last night there was a nice flurry of small (under size) GRAY TROUT! ............ Congratulations to RAUL OGDEN (Newport, NC)-- 6 lb. 14 oz. BLACK DRUM ........... IVORY MURPHY (Goldsboro, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................. STEVE JONES (Princeton, NC)-- 2 lb. 11 oz. POMPANO .............. DIANE SKINNER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. BLOWFISH ............ SHIRLEY HAYES (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLOWFISH ............. NICOLE FINE (Charleston, SC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. BLUEFISH .............. DAVIS & WILL RICHARDSON (Raleigh, NC)-- (2) 12 oz. BLUES ............. and SUSAN SOSNOWSKI (Emerald Isle, NC)--12 oz. BLOWFISH! .................. We are almost in a summer shower pattern right now; they keep predicting rain and this morning will be the next predicted showers! ............ It's been pleasant this week and it's looking like a warming trend into the weekend! ........... COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY 

 

RAUL OGDEN
IVORY MURPHY
STEVE JONES
DIANE SKINNER
(Newport, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Princeton, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
6 lb. 14 oz.
4 lb. 9 oz.
2 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
BLACK DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
POMPANO
BLOWFISH
....4-14-15
....4-13-15
....4-14-15
....4-13-15

 

SHIRLEY HAYES
NICOLE FINE
DAVIS & WILL
SUSAN SOSNOWSKI
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Charleston, SC)
RICHARDSON
(Emerald Isle, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
(Raleigh, NC)
12 oz.
BLOWFISH
BLUEFISH
(2) 12 oz. BLUES
BLOWFISH
....4-13-15
....4-12-15
....4-13-15
....4-13-15

 

 

4-12-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... It's ON NOW! ......

WOW, what a difference a day or two makes! ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE actually dropped a degree yesterday, down to 61* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) ............... That is a great thing; we are having good catches of SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, BLUEFISH. SPOTS, and now starting to land BLACK DRUM and GRAY TROUT! ............. Congratulations to STEVE CAPOZZI (Raleigh, NC)-- 5 lb. 10 oz. BLACK DRUM and 1 lb. 6 oz. BLOWFISH ............ PETER SEWELL (Swansboro, NC)-- 3 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. JO MOODY (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. BLOWFISH ............. CHARLES WARD (Spring Hope, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............. BARRY KNAUFF (Rocky Mount, NC) & RICKY FIELDS (LaGrange, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............ ANGIE CUMMINGS (Burlington, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. BLOWFISH ............ TOMMY KEMP (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. BLOWFISH ............. AUSTIN RAY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. BLOWFISH .............. HUNTER COLIE (LaGrange, NC)-- 14 oz. SEA MULLET ............. RICKY STEINER (Goldsboro, NC)-- 14 oz. SEA MULLET ............. COLE STEINER (Goldsboro, NC)-- 14 oz. SEA MULLET .............. LANDON SCHROCK (Gladys, VA)-- 13 oz. SEA MULLET .............. TYLER TAYLOR (Seven Springs, NC)-- 12 oz. SEA MULLET ............. and RILEY THOMPSON (Java, VA)-- 5 oz. BLOWFISH! .............. Quite a list! ............ Now that we have broken the 60* mark and the DRUM are here, can the BIG BLUEFISH and SPANISH MACKEREL be far behind? ............ Looks like a fun week ahead ............. Come on DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

STEVE CAPOZZI
PETER SEWELL
JO MOODY
CHARLES WARD
(Raleigh, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Spring Hope, NC)
5 lb. 10 oz.
3 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
COOLER of
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
....4-10-15
....4-10-15
....4-10-15
....4-11-15

 

STEVE CAPOZZI
BARRY KNAUFF (Rocky Mount, NC)
ANGIE CUMMINGS
(Raleigh, NC)
& RICKY FIELDS (LaGrange, NC)
(Burlington, NC)
1 lb. 6 oz.
COOLER of S
1 lb. 5 oz.
BLOWFISH
EA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-10-15
....4-11-15
....4-10-15

 

TOMMY KEMP
AUSTIN RAY
HUNTER COLIE
RICKY STEINER
(Swansboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
1 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb.
14 oz.
14 oz.
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....4-11-15
....4-11-15
....4-11-15
....4-10-15

 

COLE STEINER
LANDON SCHROCK
TYLER TAYLOR
RILEY THOMPSON
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Gladys, VA)
(Seven Springs, NC)
(Java, VA)
14 oz.
13 oz.
12 oz.
5 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-10-15
....4-9-15
....4-10-15
....4-10-15

 

 

4-10-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... 62* WATER! ......

We have had a really busy week for the Easter Holiday; warm weather has been great for our visitors and helped get the WATER TEMPERATURE up where it belongs! ............ Fishing has been picking up steadily and we are seeing some nice SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, and small SPOTS and BLUES! .......... Congratulations to STEVE McCOLLEM & ANDERSON SNYDER (Winston-Salem, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............ LORI SMITH (LaGrange, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. SEA MULLET .............. BILLY LITTLE (LaGrange, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. BLOWFISH ........... RYAN FEW (Hickory, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. BLOWFISH ............ JARRETT SOSBEE (Chocowinity, NC)-- 1 lb. BLOWFISH ............ ANDERSON SNYDER (Winston-Salem, NC)-- 1 lb. BLOWFISH ............ and CORA SHUFORD (Douglasville, GA)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET! ............ We will see some showers on Saturday morning with a cooling trend and sunny on Sunday ........... We'll be open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday night, so plan a trip down today! .......... SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

STEVE McCOLLEM & ANDERSON SNYDER

LORI SMITH

BILLY LITTLE
(Winston-Salem, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
COOLER of SEA MULLET
1 lb. 3 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
& BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-7-15
....4-8-15
....4-8-15

 

RYAN FEW

JARRETT SOSBEE
ANDERSON SNYDER
(Hickory, NC)
(Chocowinity, NC)
(Winston-Salem, NC)
1 lb. 3 oz.
1 lb.
1 lb.
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
....4-6-15
....4-7-15
....4-7-15

 

CORA SHUFORD
TYLER HUGHES
(Douglasville, GA)
(New Bern, NC)
15 oz.
15 oz.
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-7-15
....4-9-15

 

 

4-7-15 ...... TUESDAY ...... WARMING UP FAST NOW! ......

We are up to a 59* WATER TEMPERATURE as of last night (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and so BLUEFISH and more small SPOTS will be showing up soon in addition to BLOWFISH and SEA MULLET that are being caught now! ........... Easter Weekend was a great success in spite of the rain on Saturday which seemed to slow down the crowd a bit ........... Sunday was way different! .......... It sure was nice to see everyone turn out and it was a good feeling to know that the season has finally started! ............. Congratulations to RICHIE DAVIDSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. BLOWFISH ............. and CARL FONVILLE (Jacksonville, NC)-- SEA MULLET, SPOT & BLOWFISH! ............... There are a few BAIT BUCKETS floating off the end; a good sign that our KING FISHING community is looking for that first early COBIA! ............. Air temperatures in the 60's at night and warm days almost up to 80* this week will pick this fishing season up FAST! .......... GET READY! .............. SEE YOU SOON! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

RICHIE DAVIDSON
CARL FONVILLE
EASTER
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
SUNDAY
1 lb. 3 oz.
SEA MULLET,
SUNRISE at
BLOWFISH
SPOT & BLOWFISH
BOGUE INLET PIER
....4-5-15
....4-4-15
....4-5-15

 

 

4-4-15 ...... SATURDAY ...... SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE is now 58* (Thanks Dr. Bogus!) and that is the magic number that we have been waiting for! ............. We have seen some really nice SEA MULLET and BLOWFISH on Friday; they were even catching them in the evening! ............... A strong SW wind yesterday and last night helped to bring in the SEA MULLET; we will see a shift in wind to NNW and then NE later this evening. ............... Congratulations to  ALAN PLEASANT (Angier, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLOWFISH ........... JOE COATES (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. BLOWFISH ............... JOSEPH HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET and 13 oz. SEA MULLET  ............. and  ROBERT VOYDETICH (Jacksonville, NC)-- 11 oz. BLOWFISH ............ There is a great turnout of visitors and fishermen here this weekend (even the beach is busy!) .............. Let's see if the upcoming cool snap will send the water temperature back! ............. 60* plus is just around the corner! ............ HAPPY EASTER! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

ALAN PLEASANT
JOE COATES
JOSEF HIMES
(Angier, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
15 oz.
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
....4-3-15
....4-3-15
....4-3-15

 

JOSEF HIMES
ROBERT VOYDETICH
(Swansboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
13 oz.
11 oz.
SEA MULLET
BLOWFISH
....4-3-15
....4-1-15

 

 

4-2-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... The WATER TEMPERATURE is WARMING! ......

It's hard to believe that we are in the month of April and really haven't seen fish that is of any significance! ....... We are seeing a few nice BLOWFISH, and small SEA MULLET, in addition to SAND SHARKS! ............ On Monday the water temperature was 51* and today is up to 54*! ........... Not much change, but if we can just hit upward to 60*, the BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, BLOWFISH, SPOTS, a few TROUT, and BLACK DRUM will all magically appear! ........ Congratulations to  ALAN PYRTLE (Cedar Point, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. BLOWFISH and 11 oz. BLOWFISH .......... LIAM MATHENY (Arlington, NC)-- 15 oz. BLOWFISH ............. and BOBBY BAIN (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 12 oz. & 10 oz. BLOWFISH! ............ Someone suggested having a contest for the first fish, and since I have been known to think outside the box, I am trying to figure out how we can give the FISH incentive! ........... It's a given that all of you fishermen are ready to land some! ............ EASTER WEEKEND is upon us; hopefully the forecast is accurate and we will see plenty of SUNSHINE! ............. Hope to see you this weekend! .............. Looking forward to increasing the report frequency! .............  MIKE STANLEY

 

ALAN PYRTLE
LIAM MATHENY
BOBBY BAIN
ALAN PYRTLE
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Arlington, NC)
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Cedar Point, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
15 oz.
12 oz. & 10 oz.
11 oz.
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
....3-31-15
....3-31-15
....3-29-15
....3-31-15

 

 

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