12-19-15 ...... SATURDAY ...... 64* WATER! ......

It's just plain UNUSUAL to see 70+* temperatures at CHRISTMAS! .......... We are still seeing BLOWFISH and SEA MULLET being caught on the pier; the surfers are enjoying 63* WATER ! ............ Actually, the WINTER hasn't started anywhere yet; we are expecting 70's for CHRISTMAS and mid 50's for NEW YEAR'S EVE! .............. There are a lot of 2016 SEASON PASS HOLDERS getting their money's worth this year! ............ Congratulations to our last pictures of the season ............ DAN JONES (Selma, NC)-- SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............... JAYCIN FLYNN (Burlington, NC)-- 14 oz. SEA MULLET............. and WILLIAM GLENN (Newport, NC)-- 13 oz. SEA MULLET! .............. It's hard to believe that we will be open for the 2016 season in less than THREE MONTHS! ............. The TOWN of EMERALD ISLE and BOGUE INLET PIER are happy to announce NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS at BIP on THURSDAYevening, DECEMBER 31st, at 9:00 PM! ............ It was decided that early was better for the kids, but there will be the SHAMROCK DROP at the pier at MIDNIGHT for those NEW YEAR'S EVE purists! ............ So be sure if you are down to come by the pier and enjoy the festivities! .............. The 2016 BOGUE INLET PIER SEASON PASSES are available by mail! ................ BOTTOM PASSES are $250. and KING FISHING PASSES are $300.  ............... You can get yours (and a free GATE KEY) by sending a check to BOGUE INLET PIER, 403 Wild Cherry Lane, Emerald Isle, NC  28594.  ............ Please enclose your NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE #, and AGE (reference only) and we will get it coming to you ASAP! ........... Don't forget that you can bring guests with you as long as you stay responsible! .............. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER is ahead ............ COME ON DOWN! ............. and MERRY CHRISTMAS! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

DAN JONES
JAYCIN FLYNN
WILLIAM GLENN
(Selma, NC)
(Burlington, NC)
(Newport, NC)
SEA MULLET
14 oz.
13 oz.
& BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....12-13-15
....12-13-15
....12-13-15

 

 

12-13-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... CLOSING DAY! ......

Well, we have finally hit the big day! .............. The weather has been exceptional for December; fishing has been doing well, too! ............. Yesterday was a BLOWFISH day; there were a lot of BLUEFISH in the morning and SEA MULLET and SPECKLED TROUT in the evening! ............ Congratulations to REID CLONTZ (Swansboro, NC)-- 7 lb. 5 oz. ALBACORE .............. and MIKE 'PAPPY' SPRINGFIELD (Hubert, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. FLOUNDER! ............... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 63* (surely not normal!) and it doesn't look like a cold snap is in sight! ............ We would like to take the time to thank everyone for coming out this year and making another season the best! ........... Fishing was without a doubt, the most unpredictable and exciting season in many years! ............ Just as one species would drop off, there would be another one pop up with large numbers! .......... We were never bored because there was no telling what was going to be caught in the next day or two! ............ One thing can be said, there was a great SEA MULLET and SPANISH MACKEREL season if nothing else! ........... PUPPY DRUM and BLACK DRUM weren't too bad, either! ........... So, I guess we'll keep our eye on our SEASON PASS holders and if anything unusual happens, we'll let you know! ........... I'll be back soon to update the report! .......... Thanks again, and SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

REID CLONTZ
MIKE 'PAPPY' SPRINGFIELD
(Swansboro, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
7 lb. 5 oz.
2 lb. 5 oz.
ALBACORE
FLOUNDER
....12-10-15
....12-7-15

 

 

12-10-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... Definitely worth STAYING OPEN! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE is still holding at 61* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and the WEATHER will be absolutely beautiful through this coming weekend! ............. SEA MULLET, lots of BLOWFISH, BLUEFISH, and keeper TROUT (both SPECKLED and GRAY) are the catches of the week so far! ........... Congratulations to ROY HEDGEPETH (Sharpsburg, NC)-- SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............ DAN JONES (Selma, NC)-- SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ........... and AUSTIN BOYETTE (Zebulon, NC)-- SEA MULLET! ........ There sure are a lot of new SEASON PASS holders that have taken advantage of the beautiful weather and caught some nice catches! ........... Remember that we will be CLOSING for the SEASON on SUNDAY evening, so try to get your 2016 pass if you have the chance to come down! ........... I will pass along information for passes by mail shortly! ........... Thanks for helping make this past season a success; we want to tell you how important your visits really mean to us! ........... Please don't ever stop! .............. SEE YOU SOON! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

ROY HEDGEPETH
DAN JONES
(Sharpsburg, NC)
(Selma, NC)
AUSTIN BOYETTE
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
(Zebulon, NC)
& BLOWFISH
& BLOWFISH
SEA MULLET
....12-6-15
....12-6-15
....12-6-15

 

 

12-6-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... ONE WEEK TO GO! ......

It's looking like a good call to stay open for an extra TWO WEEKS! ........... SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, BLOWFISH, and some keeper SPECKLED TROUT and GRAY TROUT have all come up this past weekend! ............. Congratulations to ROY HEDGEPETH (Sharpsburg, NC)-- Mess of SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............. DARREN PAGE (Burlington, NC)--  Another mess of SEA MULLET & BLOWFISH ............. RAY PARENTEAU (Brown Summit, NC)-- Nice catch of BLOWFISH ............. MATTHEW PALMER (Morehead City, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH ............. MATTHEW KAGELSCHATZ (Lucama, NC)-- 8 oz. BLUEFISH .............. and ALAN PYRTLE (Cedar Point, NC)-- BLOWFISH! ............. The weather has been warmer than seasonal and we are expecting rain by mid-day on Monday, but the rest of the week looks great and they are even predicting 70's by next weekend! ................ Dr. Bogus puts the WATER TEMPERATURE in at 58* this morning, however there should be a warming trend again this week! ............. It sure would be great to see fishing continue until we close, which is not unusual this time of year! ............... Don't forget to get your key for the winter months if you have a 2015 SEASON PASS! ............ SEE YOU SOON! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

ROY HEDGEPETH
DARREN PAGE
RAY PARENTEAU
(Sharpsburg, NC)
(Burlington, NC)
(Brown Summit, NC)
Mess of SEA MULLET
Another mess of
Nice catch of 
& BLOWFISH
 MULLET & BLOWFISH
BLOWFISH
....12-5-15
....12-5-15
....12-5-15

 

MATTHEW PALMER
MATTHEW KAGELSCHATZ
(Morehead City, NC)
(Lucama, NC)
ALAN PYRTLE
1 lb. 4 oz.
8 oz.
(Cedar Point, NC)
BLUEFISH
BLUEFISH
BLOWFISH
....12-5-15
....12-5-15
....12-5-15

 

 

12-2-15 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... STILL CATCHING FISH! ...... STILL 63* WATER!

By now you have probably heard that we are going to be open for another TWO WEEKS; we looked at the weather forecast and with such mild weather ahead, we just didn't have the heart to close! ............... SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, and BLOWFISH are the main catches; that is the normal fish coming up this time of year! ............ Congratulations to DAN BEASLEY (New Bern, NC)-- 6 lb. 2 oz. ALBACORE ............... DELMER BURGESS (Mebane, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. & 15 oz. SEA MULLET ............. EDDIE MORAN (Lynchburg, VA)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH .......... and DARYL GWYNN & RANDY MATTOX (Eden, NC)-- COOLER of BLOWFISH, SEA MULLET, & BLUES ............. Yesterday morning there were SPECKLED TROUT, but they were small ....... Maybe we will see a good catch of PUPPY DRUM and BLACK DRUM in the coming days ............. SHOWERS this morning with the approaching COLD FRONT will keep it warm today, but the next couple of days will be upper 50's to low 60's ............... This coming weekend is looking really good for fishing, so if you get done with your Christmas Shopping, come on down and wet a line! ........... We are still selling the 2016 SEASON PASSES and you can use it today if you go ahead and purchase it at the Pierhouse! ............. The LOCALS and avid FISHERMEN are tickled that we stayed open; since we installed all LED lights on the pier last year we are saving so much on our light bill that we keep the lights on ALL WINTER! ............... COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY 

 

DAN BEASLEY
DELMER BURGESS
DARYL GWYNN &
EDDIE MORAN
(New Bern, NC)
(Mebane, NC)
RANDY MATTOX (Eden, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
6 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz. & 15 oz.
COOLER of BLOWFISH,
COOLER of
ALBACORE
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET, & BLUES
BLOWFISH
....12-1-15
....12-1-15
....12-1-15
....12-1-15

 

 

11-29-15 ...... SUNDAY ...... WE'RE STAYING OPEN TWO MORE WEEKS! ......

We have decided to keep the Pier open DAILY for TWO MORE WEEKS! .............. The weather and good fishing has caused us to re-think our closing date and we're looking at MILD TEMPERATURES, little rain, warm WATER TEMPERATURES, and reasonably warm nights! ............. All 2016 SEASON PASS HOLDERS will be allowed to fish on their new pass as ofMONDAY, November 30th! ............ This gives just a little more incentive to buy your pass this year! .............. The new CLOSING DATE will be DECEMBER 13th, 2015!

There aren't many seasons that I have posted catches on our normal closing day that beat this!  ........... Absolutely beautiful fishing weather has bumped up the WATER TEMPERATURE to 63* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and the FISH are STILL HERE! ............ Saturday's catch was SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, SPECKLED & GRAY TROUT (some keepers), BLACK DRUM, PUPPY DRUM, and BLUEFISH! ............. Last night was SEA MULLET and some keeper SPECKLED TROUT! ............... Congratulations to JACOB JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 6 lb. 10 oz. BLACK DRUM and 6 lb. 4 oz. (24½") PUPPY DRUM! ............... BRONSON MATNEY (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 2 oz. BLACK DRUM ............ and JOSHUA TOLER (High Point, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. BLOWFISH! ............ Mild temperatures next week should help keep the fish moving in our direction! ............ Actually, the 2016 season has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride!   Just when the fish seemed to slow down, it would pick up; much to our delight! .............. This season has had really good catches of SEA MULLET, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK and PUPPY DRUM ............ Also, FLOUNDER and SPOTS were good catches! ............. I can remember going into this year thinking that it was a Year of Plenty; Mother Nature was going to make everything bigger and better ........... If you think about it, it was ............. Better FISHING, (more INSECTS),  good CROPS ............ It doesn't get any better than this!  .............. Let's just hope 2016 will go in the same direction! ............. Thank you all for a GREAT SEASON! ............. We couldn't do it without ALL of you! ............... SEE YOU SOON! .............  MIKE STANLEY

 

JACOB JOHNSON
JACOB JOHNSON
BRONSON MATNEY
JOSHUA TOLER
(Danville, VA)
(Danville, VA)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(High Point, NC)
6 lb. 10 oz.
6 lb. 4 oz.
6 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
BLACK DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLOWFISH
....11-28-15
....11-28-15
....11-28-15
....11-28-15

 

 

11-28-15 ...... SATURDAY ...... CATCHING FISH on the LAST WEEKEND! ......

It's been quite a roller coaster ride for us this season; Usually this time of year there are a few BLOWFISH and BLUES, but we have had a great THANKSGIVING WEEKEND so far! ............ Beautiful weather has kept the WATER TEMPERATURE up; it is 62* (thanks Dr, Bogus!) and it looks like we will see pleasant weather into next week! .......... FISHING has been exceptional for this time of year; SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, BLACK DRUM, FLOUNDER, SPOTS, and SPECKLED TROUT have all been landed so far! ........... Congratulations to JIMMY BEACHAM (New Bern, NC)-- 7 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. BOBBIE JO EADES (Clairmont, NC)-- 5 lb. 13 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. JIM DUNSTON (Raleigh, NC)-- 3 lb. 7 oz. BLACK DRUM .............. JACOB JOHNSON (Danville, VA)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. ALLAN HOGGAN (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 11 oz. FLOUNDER .............. RICK GREGORY (Lexington, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER ................ LEE BURKHOLDER (Lynchburg, VA)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET .............. NORMA BOARMAN (Evansville, IN)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET & 12 oz. BLOWFISH .............. NYLA BADILLO (Fayetteville, NC)-- 15 oz. SPECKLED TROUT .............. and BRADEN FEASTER (Springfield, VA)-- BLOWFISH & SEA MULLET! ............... There are two more days to catch fish in the regular season; it might actually pay to have a 2016 SEASON PASS so that you can fish into DECEMBER! ............ Hopefully the fish will cooperate! ............. Remember, if you have a 2015 SEASON PASS and don't have a GATE KEY for the winter months, please be sure to drop by and get one before we close tomorrow! ............. 2016 SEASON PASSES are available at the pier house thru SUNDAY; I will post the address for getting them by mail after we close. ............... HAVE FUN! ............ COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JIMMY BEACHAM
BOBBIE JO EADES
JIM DUNSTON
JACOB JOHNSON
(New Bern, NC)
(Clairmont, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
(Danville, VA)
7 lb. 7 oz.
5 lb. 13 oz.
3 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
BLACK DRUM
....11-27-15
....11-26-15
....11-26-15
....11-25-15

 

ALLAN HOGGAN
RICK GREGORY
LEE BURKHOLDER
(New Bern, NC)
(Lexington, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
1 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
SEA MULLET
....11-27-15
....11-27-15
....11-27-15

 

NORMA BOARMAN
NYLA BADILLO
BRADEN FEASTER
(Evansville, IN)
(Fayetteville, NC)
(Springfield, VA)
1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET
15 oz.
BLOWFISH &
& 12 oz. BLOWFISH
SPECKLED TROUT
SEA MULLET
....11-26-15
....11-26-15
....11-26-15

 

 

11-26-15 ...... THURSDAY ...... HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ......

WOW! .......... It's hard to believe we are at the end of the 2015 SEASON! ............. Fishing has been pretty good for this time of year; BLUEFISH, small SPECKLED TROUT, SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, and BLACK DRUM are still coming up! ............. Congratulations to CINDY DEESE (Burlington, NC)-- 4 lb. 3 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. and MARILYN JONES (Phenix, VA)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. BLOWFISH! ............ The weekend looks good; the WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 61*, and we are expecting a WARM-UP right into early week! .......... The EMERALD ISLE CHRISTMAS PARADE is on SATURDAY afternoon; it just keeps getting bigger every year! ............ Remember, if you have a 2015 or 2016 SEASON PASS, you can fish from the pier ALL WINTER! .......... You may also bring guests, provided they stay with you on the pier! ............. If you have a 2015 SEASON PASS and don't have a GATE KEY for the winter months, please be sure to drop by and get one! ............. 2016 SEASON PASSES are available at the pier house thru SUNDAY; I will post the address for getting them by mail after we close. ............. Have a great day and thanks for making us an important part of your routine! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

CINDY DEESE
MARILYN JONES
(Burlington, NC)
(Phenix, VA)
4 lb. 3 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
BLACK DRUM
BLOWFISH
....11-24-15
....11-24-15

 

 

11-23-15 ...... MONDAY ...... A COOLER WEEKEND! ......

We had a more seasonable weekend; cooler temperatures and a brisk NE wind with some rain showers SUNDAY made for a different catching experience! ............. Fishing was seasonal ........ SEA MULLET, SPECKLED TROUT, ALBACORE, SPOTS, HOGFISH, and BLOWFISH have been the catches! .............. Congratulations to VAN WILLIAMS (Jacksonville, NC)-- 31 lb. (CATCH & RELEASE) PUPPY DRUM ............ LARRY ROOPE (Cedar Point, NC)-- 8 lb. 8 oz. ALBACORE .............. ROBERT VOYDETICH (Swansboro, NC)-- 7 lb. 2 oz. ALBACORE ............. JESSICA HAUX (Fayetteville, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. SEA MULLET ............. LES BRENDLE (Kernersville, NC)-- 1 lb. 1 oz. SPECKLED TROUT.............  and GAVIN TUCKER (Roanoke, VA)-- COOLER of SPOTS, MULLET, BLOWFISH, & HOGFISH! .............  Lows in the MID 30's will take the 64* WATER TEMPERATURE down to 60 or so! ........... That's not all bad; Big BLUEFISH, BLOWFISH, and SPOTS, with SEA MULLET and TROUT will carry on into EARLY DECEMBER! .............. We are hearing rumors that the pier won't be open this winter. ............... NOT TRUE! ............ I would surely post that type of information should the occasion arise! .............. If  you have a 2015 or 2016 SEASON PASS, you can fish from the pier ALL WINTER! .......... You may also bring guests, provided they stay with you on the pier! ............. If you have a 2015 SEASON PASS and don't have a GATE KEY for the winter months, please be sure to drop by and get one! ............. It's the LAST WEEK of the 2015 SEASON! ................ Plan to be here for THANKSGIVING and the EMERALD ISLE CHRISTMAS PARADE on Saturday! ............. We'll be there! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

LARRY ROOPE
ROBERT VOYDETICH
JESSICA HAUX
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Fayetteville, NC)
8 lb. 8 oz.
7 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
SEA MULLET
....11-21-15
....11-22-15
....11-21-15

 

LES BRENDLE
GAVIN TUCKER
(Kernersville, NC)
(Roanoke, VA)
1 lb. 1 oz.
COOLER of SPOTS, MULLET,
SPECKLED TROUT
BLOWFISH, & HOGFISH
....11-21-15
....11-20-15

 

 

11-20-15 ...... FRIDAY ...... COOLER THIS WEEKEND! ......

It's hard to believe that we are coming up on the last FULL WEEK next week; the THANKSGIVING DAY WEEKEND is always a fast mover and we love to see everyone coming down for that last LONG WEEKEND of the season! ............ Fishing has been good for the past day or so; those tough fishermen that braved the torrential rain yesterday had some really good luck with SEA MULLET, BLACK DRUM, GRAY TROUT, and ALBACORE! .......... Congratulations to our friend, PETE LEO (Emerald Isle, NC)--14 lb. 4 oz. ALBACORE ............ VANESSA PEYTON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 6 lb. 4 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. J.C. HIGGINS (Pfafftown, NC)-- 1 lb. 10 oz. GRAY TROUT, and NUI VINSON (Piney Green, NC)-- Cooler of SEA MULLET! ...........  We have had a lot of people asking what happened to the WEB CAM and just to let you know, we have installed a new HD camera that promises to be crystal clear! ........... We are in the process of working out the bugs with this new tech, but for now the best way to access the pier video is to visit  [ WWW.EILIVESURF.COM ] ..............  If you have a 2015 SEASON PASS and don't have a GATE KEY for the winter months, please be sure to drop by and get one! ............ The 2016 BOGUE INLET PIER SEASON PASSES are now available at the pier house; the price will be the same as 2015 and we will include a free GATE KEY for you and your guests for the winter months, also! ............. We close on SUNDAY, November 29th, so you had better plan the BIG ONE soon! .......... SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

PETE LEO
VANESSA PEYTON
J.C. HIGGINS
NUI VINSON
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Pfafftown, NC)
(Piney Green, NC)
14 lb. 4 oz.
6 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 10 oz.
COOLER of
ALBACORE
BLACK DRUM
GRAY TROUT
SEA MULLET
....11-18-15
....11-17-15
....11-18-15
....11-19-15

 

 

11-18-15 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... STILL GOOD FISHING! ......

We have had a surprising turnout for this time of year; the fish and FISHERMEN have definitely impressed! ............. ALBACORE, SPECKLED TROUT, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, BLOWFISH, and BLACK & PUPPY DRUM have kept the pier with plenty of activity! ............ Congratulations to DION ALLEN (Raleigh, NC)-- 19 lb. 12 oz. ALBACORE ............. EDDIE MORAN (Lynchburg, VA)-- (3 KEEPER) SPECKLED TROUT ............ ROGER WHITLEY (Peletier, NC)-- 15 lb. 9 oz. ALBACORE .............. CLARENCE ALLEN (Raleigh, NC)-- 15 lb. 7 oz. ALBACORE ........... TERRY TINGLE (Swansboro, NC)-- 14 lb. 2 oz. ALBACORE ............ BILL RIGGS (Frankinville, NC)-- 3 lb. 5 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............ and MIKE BOONE (Mocksville, NC)-- BLUEFISH & BLOWFISH! .............. We have had a lot of people asking what happened to the WEB CAM and just to let you know, we have installed a new HD camera that promises to be crystal clear! ........... We are in the process of working out the bugs with this new tech, but for now the best way to access the pier video is to visit  [WWW.EILIVESURF.COM ] ..............  If you have a 2015 SEASON PASS and don't have a GATE KEY for the winter months, please be sure to drop by and get one! ............ The 2016 BOGUE INLET PIER SEASON PASSES are now available at the pier house; the price will be the same as 2015 and we will include a free GATE KEY for you and your guests for the winter months, also! ............. We close on SUNDAY, November 29th, so you have about 11 days to go! ............. COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

DION ALLEN
EDDIE MORAN
ROGER WHITLEY
CLARENCE ALLEN
(Raleigh, NC)
(Lynchburg, VA)
(Peletier, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
19 lb. 12 oz.
(3 KEEPER)
15 lb. 9 oz.
15 lb. 7 oz.
ALBACORE
SPECKLED TROUT
ALBACORE
ALBACORE
....11-17-15
....11-16-15
....11-17-15
....11-17-15

 

TERRY TINGLE
BILL RIGGS
MIKE BOONE
(Swansboro, NC)
(Frankinville, NC)
(Mocksville, NC)
14 lb. 2 oz.
3 lb. 5 oz.
BLUEFISH
ALBACORE
PUPPY DRUM
& BLOWFISH
....11-16-15
....11-16-15
....11-16-15

 

SUNRISE at
 Tuesday's Sunset
BOGUE INLET PIER
at the Point
....11-17-15
....11/17/15
 
 
 

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