8-28-14 ...... FRIDAY ...... QUIET ON THE END! ......

I had a feeling that HURRICANE CRISTOBAL was going to mess up our streak of great KING FISHING......... It did! ....... Actually stopped dead is more like it! ..... There are plenty of waves for the surfers right now; I have been hesitant to put our bouys back out due to the Hurricane season, but unfortunately the only language that some surfers understand is a trip to the court house!  Respect is non existent when it comes to hurricane waves.  Unfortunately, there will be many tickets issued as soon as I replace the bouys in the ocean........... We are catching a few SEA MULLET, SPOTS, POMPANO, and the JUMPING MULLET are on the move! ....... Congratulations to  PAUL PARK (Winterville, NC)--2 lb. 4 oz. JACK CREVALLE .......... and MARIE CROOM (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. GRAY TROUT! .......... Labor Day weekend is coming fast..... Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 BIP King Mackerel Tournament! ....... School's back for most of our state and Emerald Isle will now become the place for Empty Nesters! .......... Come on down! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

PAUL PARK
MARIE CROOM
(Winterville, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
2 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb.
JACK CREVALLE
GRAY TROUT
....8-26-14
....8-24-14

 

 

8-25-14 ...... MONDAY ...... 8 KINGS and a BARRACUDA on SUNDAY! ......

I have to admit that I was a little nervous about a serious wind change, but Sunday proved that the fish are in here no matter what! ........... The KINGS were relentless for most of the day yesterday; it was fun to watch all of the lines being systematically moved around every time a KING would strike! .............. BLUEFISH and FLOUNDER, as well as SPANISH MACKEREL, KING MACKEREL, and plenty of LIZARDFISH for bait kept it all interesting! .............. Congratulations to FELIPE VASQUEZ (Goldsboro, NC)--31 lb. 15 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)--25 lb. 12 oz. BARRACUDA  & 23 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL  &  20 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL! ............. JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)--21 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL & 20 lb. KING MACKEREL! .............. SHANE HOLDER (Durham, NC)--20 lb. 14 oz. KING MACKEREL & 20 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL  ............. DON HAAS (Newport, NC)--20 lb. 10 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. and BISCUIT HOWARD (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. 2 oz. FLOUNDER .............. I spoke with "FAST EDDIE" ANDREWS and he was summing up the catches on the pier ............. 39 KING MACKEREL and 8 COBIA landed so far this year! ............ WOW! ......... That's much better than I even thought! .............. The tropics are heating up, but it looks like TS CRISTOBAL will most likely run up between Hatteras and Bermuda on THURSDAY ................ SEE YOU SOON! ..............  MIKE STANLEY

 

FELIPE VASQUEZ
DANNY GLOVER
DANNY GLOVER
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
31 lb. 15 oz.
25 lb. 12 oz.
23 lb. 2 oz.
KING MACKEREL
BARRACUDA
KING MACKEREL
....8-24-14
....8-24-14
....8-24-14

 

JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
SHANE HOLDER
DON HAAS
(Peletier, NC)
(Durham, NC)
(Newport, NC)
21 lb. 13 oz.
20 lb. 14 oz.
20 lb. 10 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-24-14
....8-24-14
....8-24-14

 

DANNY GLOVER
SHANE HOLDER
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Durham, NC)
20 lb. 10 oz.
20 lb. 4 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-24-14
....8-24-14

 

JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
BISCUIT HOWARD
(Peletier, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
20 lb.
1 lb. 2 oz.
KING MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
....8-24-14
....8-24-14

 

 

8-24-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... The ACTION CONTINUES! ......

We have had an interesting weekend so far; the end is buzzing with KING MACKEREL and SPANISH MACKEREL, there are BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, and even POMPANO! .............. Not so much on the SPOTS and DRUM right now, but good nonetheless!  .......... Congratulations to MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)--27 lb. 11 oz. KING MACKEREL and  27 lb. 8 oz. COBIA! ............. ANDREW MORTON (Creedmoor, NC)--23 lb. 1 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. JOHNNY LONG (Tarboro, NC)-- 26 lb. 15 oz. KING MACKEREL ................. JOHN BROWN (Richmond, VA)-- 3  lb. 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. AARON GILCHRIST (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. 11 oz. POMPANO .............. DELMER BURGESS (Mebane, NC)--1 lb. 10 oz. FLOUNDER ............  and TYLER FLOODY (Richlands, NC)-- with a nice catch of BLUEFISH! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 83*, and we are watching the tropics for a possible interruption this coming week ............ It doesn't look like we will get slammed, but we might get some rain out of it later ............ We have had a great fishing week .......... hopefully we can continue this coming week! ........... School is in for many local counties this coming week, so it should be a little quieter around here (except for maybe the END of the PIER!) .............. Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT DRAWING! ............. SEE YOU SOON! ................. MIKE STANLEY

 

MIKE DAVIS
MIKE DAVIS
JOHNNY LONG
(Greenville, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Tarboro, NC)
27 lb. 11 oz.
27 lb. 8 oz.
26 lb. 15 oz.
KING MACKEREL
COBIA
KING MACKEREL
....8-22-14
....8-23-14
....8-23-14

 

ANDREW MORTON
JOHN BROWN
AARON GILCHRIST
(Creedmoor, NC)
(Richmond, VA)
(Kinston, NC)
23 lb. 1 oz.
3 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 11 oz.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
....8-22-14
....8-23-14
....8-23-14

 

DELMER BURGESS
(Mebane, NC)
TYLER FLOODY
1 lb. 10 oz.
(Richlands, NC)
FLOUNDER
BLUES
....8-23-14
....8-23-14

 

 

8-22-14 ...... FRIDAY ...... 21 KINGS SINCE SUNDAY! ......

We reported Wednesday's catch on Thursday morning and  it was a 2 KING day! .............THURSDAY saw 5 KINGS landed! ............ Lots of names to report, so here they are! ............. Congratulations to ROGER BROWN (Peletier, NC)--24 lb. 3 oz. KING MACKEREL & 23 lb. 1 oz KING MACKEREL .............. KEVIN KAYLOR (Charleston, SC)--22 lb. 12 oz. KING MACKEREL ...............JIM "AFLAC" LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)-- 22 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL .............  DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)--19 lb. KING MACKEREL .............. LOU ALEMAN (Janesville, NC)-- 19 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ..............  DELMER BURGESS (Mebane, NC)--19 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 82* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and variable winds will continue intoSaturday, but a little cooler! .............. This AUGUST has turned out to be FUN! ............. Get a break and come and enjoy the last weekends of SUMMER! ............ LABOR DAY is just around the corner!  ................ It's going to start looking like FALL FISHING! ....... MIKE STANLEY

 

ROGER BROWN
KEVIN KAYLOR
JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
(Peletier, NC)
(Charlestown, SC)
(Peletier, NC)
24 lb. 3 oz.
22 lb. 12 oz.
22 lb. 7 oz. 
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-20-14
....8-20-14
....8-21-14

 

ROGER BROWN
LOU ALEMAN
(Peletier, NC)
(Jamesville, NC)
21 lb. 1 oz.
19 lb. 8 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-21-14
....8-21-14

 

DELMER BURGESS
DANNY GLOVER
(Mebane, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
19 lb. 7 oz.
19 lb.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-21-14
....8-21-14

 

 

8-21-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... 5 BIG KINGS & 3 BIG SPANISH MACKEREL! ......

We have 5 more KING MACKEREL to report from TUESDAY'S catch; they also seem to be getting bigger! ............. Congratulations to DANNY GLOVER (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 37 lb. 4 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)-- 33 lb. KING MACKEREL ............. WAYNE PENNY (Snow Hill, NC)-- 27 lb. 1 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. BILL LUDWIG (Swansboro, NC)-- 23 lb. KING MACKEREL ............. BILLY BEAN (Pelham, NC)--- 21 lb. KING MACKEREL ............ JERRY FLEMING (New Bern, NC)-- 8 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ JIMMY HILL (Swansboro, NC)-- 5 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL (TAIL CLIPPED) .......... an MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)--- 4 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. There sure were a lot of strikes out there; almost too many to count! .......... The water temperature has remained at 82*. in relatively wind-driven 3ft. chop waves ............. Bottom fishing at the surf is not good due to roughness, but it does improve the further you go out. ......... BLASTING GOOD TIME! ............. I'm really glad to see these guys and girls having a good time; they wait so long for it! ..............  Come on down and join in the fun! ........... MIKE STANLEY

 

DANNY GLOVER
LEE BASS
WAYNE PENNY
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
(Snow Hill, NC)
37 lb. 4 oz.
33 lb.
27 lb. 1 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
.....8-19-14
....8-19-14
....8-19-14

 

BOB TYNDALL
BILL LUDWIG
BILLY BEAN
(Kinston, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Pelham, NC)
23 lb. 2 oz.
23 lb.
21 lb.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-18-14
....8-19-14
....8-19-14

 

JERRY FLEMING
JIMMY HILL
MIKE DAVIS
(New Bern, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
8 lb.
5 lb. 6 oz.
4 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-19-14
....8-19-14
....8-19-14

 

 

8-19-14 ...... TUESDAY ...... 7 1/2  KING MACKEREL on MONDAY! ......

We have been waiting for a long time for our turn at great KING MACKEREL fishing! .............. Monday was the day! ............. KING MACKEREL, SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, SPOTS, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, and FLOUNDER have been coming up keeping the pier abuzz for the middle of August! .............. Congratulations to KEITH RAYNOR (Clinton, NC)--32 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. JERRY FLEMING (New Bern, NC)--30 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL ................. JOSEF HINES (Stella, NC)--29 lb. 12 oz. KING MACKEREL ........... BOBBY TYNDALL (Kinston, NC)-- 23 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL ............ANDY BURKETT (Swansboro, NC)--21 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL  ...............  WARREN SHEPARD (Jacksonville, NC)--21 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... ROGER DEVEREAUX (Stafford, VA)--20 lb. 2 oz. KING MACKEREL ................ GARRETT CARTER (Clinton, NC)--19 lb. 12 oz. KING MACKEREL .............. JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)--15 lb. 7 oz. KING MACKEREL (the OTHER HALF!) ................ GARRETT CARTER (Clinton, NC)--6 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and KEITH RAYNOR (Clinton, NC)--4 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............ Plenty of action on the end as well as bottom fishing; the water was white-capped and relatively clear and still holding at 82*! ........... Thunder storms last night quieted things down for a while, but I have heard good reports that the new LED lights that we are installing under the pier have been a MINNOW MAGNET that is drawing the larger fish during the night! .............. Don't forget to enter the drawing for the 2014 BIP KING FISHING TOURNAMENT! ............... Hopefully the action will continue TODAY! ............. SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

KEITH RAYNOR
JERRY FLEMING
JOSEF HINES
ANDY BURKETT
(Clinton, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Stella, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
32 lb. 7 oz.
30 lb. 13 oz.
29 lb. 12 oz.
21 lb. 7 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-18-14
....8-18-14
....8-17-14
....8-18-14

 

WARREN SHEPARD
ROGER DEVEREAUX
GARRETT CARTER
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Stafford, VA)
(Clinton, NC)
21 lb. 2 oz.
20 lb. 2 oz.
19 lb. 12 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-18-14
....8-18-14
....8-18-14

 

JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
GARRETT CARTER
KEITH RAYNOR
(Peletier, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
15 lb. 7 oz.
6 lb. 6 oz.
4 lb. 6 oz.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-18-14
....8-18-14
....8-18-14

 

 

8-18-14 ...... MONDAY ...... A FUN FISHING WEEKEND! ......

I said in the last report that the weekend might be a good time to catch a KING MACKEREL, and it looks like that was on it! .............. Congratulations to PAUL PARK (Winterville, NC)--24 lb. 8 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. MITCH MERTZ (Swansboro, NC)--16 lb. 14 oz. KING MACKEREL ............... DEAN ANDERSON (Henderson, NC)--3 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. LEROY KING (Goldsboro, NC)--1 lb. 13 oz. POMPANO .............. TONY MASSENGILL (Peletier, NC)--SPOTS & SEA MULLET ............ JESSE RUBY (Richlands, NC)--11 oz. BLUEFISH .............. TONY MASSENGILL (Peletier, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET .............. and KENNEDY BRACY (Jacksonville, NC)--10 oz. RIBBONFISH ............. The weather was absolutely beautiful with 82* WATER (thanks Dr. Bogus!) .............. You could not have picked better water for KINGS and SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. Speaking of KING MACKEREL, the 2014 BIP KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT sign-up is on! ........... If you are interested, sign up is TODAY thru SEPTEMBER 7th with a $10.00 non-refundable fee. .............. The drawing will be held September 8th. ............ All grandfathered tournament entries must be paid by September 1st. ................ Give it a try ............ It looks like the KINGS are running a bit late this year, and there is plenty of bait out there! ................ A hot week coming up ............ looking for SERIOUS SPANISH FISHING! ............ See you soon! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

LEE BASS
PAUL PARK
MITCH MERTZ
(Wilson, NC)
(Winterville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
25 lb.
24 lb. 8 oz.
16 lb. 14 oz.
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
KING MACKEREL
....8-14-14
....8-16-14
....8-15-14

 

DEAN ANDERSON
LEROY KING
TONY MASSENGILL
(Henderson, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
3 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
SPOTS &
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
....8-15-14
....8-17-14
....8-17-14

 

TONY MASSENGILL
JESSE RUBY
KENNEDY BRACY
(Peletier, NC)
(Richlands, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
1 lb. 1 oz.
11 oz.
10 oz.
SEA MULLET
BLUEFISH
RIBBONFISH
....8-15-14
....8-15-14
....8-15-14

 

 

8-15-14 ...... FRIDAY ...... THREE KING STRIKES on Thursday! ......

Fishing activity is getting interesting! .............  Thursday on the end was much improved; BOBBY TYNDAL lost a KING first, then LEE BASS landed a 25 lb. KING, then HERB CHILTON lost another! ............... Something tells me that this weekend might just be the best fishing weekend in August! ............. Congratulations to ANDY BURKETT (Swansboro, NC)--27 lb. 15 oz. KING MACKEREL ............. LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)-- 25 lb. KING MACKEREL ................ MIKE AUTREY (Jacksonville, NC)--5 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. JIM LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)--5 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. WILLIAM REGISTER (Kinston, NC)--4 lb. 6 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ............... JORGE 'HOT ROD' RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)--2 lb. 4 oz. JACK CREVALLE .............. and ALLEN SKINNER (Clinton, NC)--1 lb. 11 oz. SEA MULLET .............. We are seeing SEA MULLET, SPANISH MACKEREL, and a few FLOUNDER during the daylight hours! .............. There are good sized schools of MENHEDEN running the beach and that is most likely the reason for the flurry. ............ One good point of reason is there have been a lot of Menhaden schools this season, and that doesn't seem to be diminishing............ 81* WATER TEMPERATURE and a nice weekend forecast with partly sunny skies and light winds ......... This might be a good one ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

ANDY BURKETT
MIKE AUTREY
JIM LAIRSON
(Swansboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
27 lb. 15 oz.
5 lb. 2 oz.
5 lb.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-12-14
....8-10-14
....8-13-14

 

WILLIAM REGISTER
JORGE 'HOTROD' RODRIGUEZ
ALLEN SKINNER
(Cove City, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
4 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 11 oz.
SHEEPSHEAD
JACK CREVALLE
SEA MULLET
....8-13-14
....8-12-14
....8-14-14

 

 

8-10-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... RAIN TODAY, but FISH are HERE! ......

After a couple of really slow days, yesterday seemed to be more seasonal with SEA MULLET, POMPANO, and SPOTS, SPANISH MACKEREL; not to mention that it would have been a great PINFISH TOURNAMENT WEEK! .......... SPANISH MACKEREL were reported in the surf last night; there seems to be some interest in the GLASS MINNOWS that are skating the water's edge! .............. The FLOUNDER have been challenging; just be sure you have plenty of GULP! ................  Congratulations to PETE RESUGGAN (Peletier, NC)--4 lb. 15 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................. MITCH METRZ (Jacksonville, NC)--1 lb. 13 oz. JACK CREVALLE ................ ALEX WALKER (Reidsville, NC)--1 lb. 9 oz. FLOUNDER ............... BRUCE CARTEAUX (Jacksonville, NC)--1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO ............... and GUSTANO GUERRERO (Charlotte, NC)--FIRST FISH! (Pinfish are good for something!) ............. The WATER TEMPERTURE is up to 82* and we will probably have good surf conditions for continued bottom fishing early week ............. TAKE A BREAK ............. COME ON DOWN! ................. MIKE STANLEY

 

PETE RESUGGAN
MITCH METRZ
ALEX WALKER
(Peletier, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
4 lb. 15 oz.
1 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 9 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
JACK CREVALLE
FLOUNDER
....8-8-14
....8-9-14
....8-5-14

 

BRUCE CARTEAUX
GUSTANO GUERRERO
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
1 lb. 5 oz.
FIRST
POMPANO
FISH!
....8-9-14
....8-8-14

 

 

8-6-14 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... ANOTHER KING MACKEREL! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL fishermen have been limiting out on SPANISH before TS BERTHA slipped by us, but the good news is increased activity on the end including a KING MACKEREL! ............. Congratulations to 'ONE LEG' DAN O'CONNER (Saint Albans, WV)--28 lb. KING MACKEREL ............... MAURILIO MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)--11 lb. 12 oz. FALSE ALBACORE ............... MAURILIO MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)--1 lb. 7 oz. JACK CREVALLE .............. NICK KLEM (Avoca, NY)--1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ............... TONY MASSENGILL (Peletier, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET and a STRINGER of SEA MULLET! ............ HOGFISH, SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, SPANISH MACKEREL, and a few POMPANO were coming up last night; our STAFF, AMBER reported that it was a beautiful night and people were finally coming out and enjoying NO RAIN! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has dropped to 80* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and today promises to be absolutely beautiful on the beach! ............... If you are on FACEBOOK with us, check out the MUSIC VIDEO that was posted on YOUTUBE partially recorded on BIP! ........... Great job! ............. We really enjoy people coming here to make the most of EMERALD ISLE! ................ Maybe another KING MACKEREL today (or tomorrow!) ............... COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

DAN O'CONNER
MAURILIO MARQUEZ
MAURILIO MARQUEZ
NICK KLEM
(Saint Albans, WV)
(Cary, NC)
(Cary, NC)
(Avoca, NY)
28 lb.
11 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
KING MACKEREL
FALSE ALBACORE
JACK CREVALLE
SEA MULLET
....8-4-14
....8-3-14
....8-2-14
....8-4-14

 

TONY MASSENGILL
TONY MASSENGILL
TONY MASSENGILL
(Peletier, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
1 lb. 1 oz.
STRINGER of
STRINGER of
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....8-2-14
....8-2-14
....8-4-14

 

 

8-3-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... RAIN-RAIN-Go AWAY! ......

The coast has been slammed with TROPICAL SHOWERS since Friday; hopefully it will only last another day or so! ............ The  WATER TEMPERATURE is 81* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and the ocean is choppy with white caps ............. Fishing has been slower, but they have caught SEA MULLET, SPOTS, FLOUNDER (they're back!) and a few POMPANO .............. Congratulations to WAYNE PENNY (Snow Hill, NC)--2 lb. 2 oz. JACK CREVALLE ............. BEN ROCHESTER (Blacksburg, SC)--1 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER .............. LORIE BURKETT (Newport News, VA)--1 lb. 6 oz. FLOUNDER ........... ANTHONY KING (Havelock, NC)--5 oz. SEA MULLET .............. NOAH BRANDT (Peletier, NC)--PAIR of SEA MULLET ............. and ZEKE JOHNSON (Black Mountain, NC)--PAIR of SEA MULLET ................. We are in AUGUST now and the CARRIBEAN is starting  to heat up a bit; there is a Tropical Storm heading our way but it looks like we have been spared again! ............ WOOHOO! ............ Clearing skies on Tuesday will hopefully start the trend away from PINFISH! ............. SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

WAYNE PENNY
BEN ROCHESTER
LORIE BURKETT
(Snow Hill, NC)
(Blacksburg, SC)
(Newport News, VA)
2 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
JACK CREVALLE
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
....8-1-14
....8-2-14
....7-31-14

 

ANTHONY KING
NOAH BRANDT
ZEKE JOHNSON
(Havelock, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Black Mountain, NC)
5 oz.
PAIR of
PAIR of
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
....7-31-14
....7-31-14
....7-31-14

 

 

7-30-14 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... NOT BAD for the END of JULY! ......

The end is doing better; SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, and even a FALSE ALBACORE! ............. Bottom fishermen are catching SPOTS, SEA MULLET, POMPANO, and a few CROAKERS; enough to see an improvement! .............. Congratulations to MAURILIO MARQUEZ (Cary, NC)--14 lb. 3 oz. FALSE ALBACORE ............. LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)--5 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. KENNY DAVIS (Greenville, NC)--4 lb. 10 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. ALEX & CADEN LATHAN (Lexington, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. POMPANO ............... NICK KLEM (Avoca, NY)--5 oz. SPOT ............ and DANIELLE KLEM (Avoca, NY)--3 oz. SPOT ............ I spoke with Dr. Bogus yesterday and he was impressed on the increase of activity on the pier, although he is wondering where the FLOUNDER have gone ......... Oh, well, everything is about CYCLES! ............ Maybe a KING MACKEREL will CYCLE back around today! ............... SEE YOU SOON! ................. MIKE STANLEY

 

MAURILIO MARQUEZ
LYNN CHILTON
KENNY DAVIS
(Cary, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
14 lb. 3 oz.
5 lb. 5 oz.
4 lb. 10 oz.
FALSE ALBACORE
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....7-27-14
....7-28-14
....7-27-14

 

ALEX & CADEN LATHAN
NICK KLEM
DANIELLE KLEM
(Lexington, NC)
(Avoca, NY)
(Avoca, NY)
1 lb. 1 oz.
5 oz.
3 oz.
POMPANO
SPOT
SPOT
....7-27-14
....7-27-14
....7-27-14

 

 

7-26-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... FINALLY! ...... A KING MACKEREL! ......

This has been an unusual year as far as the end goes; there were some nice COBIA and TARPON early season, but KINGS were not on the catch list! ........... SATURDAY was a new day here! .......... Congratulations to JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)--23 lb. 13 oz. KING MACKEREL! ............ also, ELI MOORE (Reidsville, NC)--4 lb. 3 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... and WAYNE POWELL - STAFF (Jacksonville, NC)--3 lb. 10 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ................  We have seen numerous BLUEFISH and SPOTS last night; there really has been a good turnout on the weekend evenings, and we really appreciate it! ............. Another relatively nice day today, but tomorrow (Monday) afternoon will probably bring unsettled T-STORMS and heavy Tropical downpours ........... Be sure to bring your raincoat! ............ The WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 83*, and that is considered seasonal for this part of the summer months. .............. The rest of next week looks amazing! ............. BOTTOM fish and END action are heating back up ............. COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JORGE RODRIGUEZ
ELI MOORE
WAYNE POWELL
(Hubert, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
23 lb. 13 oz.
4 lb. 3 oz.
3 lb. 10 oz.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....7-26-14
....7-26-14
....7-26-14

 

 

 

7-25-14 ...... FRIDAY ...... THE FISH SEEM TO BE ON VACATION! ......

Well, hopefully not a LONG vacation! ............... Actually, yesterday (Thursday) was probably the worst of the days with a driving SW wind and torrential downpours! .............. Last night's business picked up quickly, but the water still seems a bit rough for bottom fishing! .............. Keep your eye on the WEBCAM for improving conditions! ............  We do have a few fish to talk about;  congratulations to ALAN PYRTLE (Cedar Point, NC)--8 lb. 1 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............... PETE RESUGGEN (Swansboro, NC)--4 lb. 1 oz. BLACK DRUM .......... LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)--1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO ............. NICK COX (Glenville, WV)--FLOUNDER ........... and BILL TILLEMA (Fairmont, WV)--FLOUNDER .......... There are SEA MULLET, POMPANO, SPOTS, DRUM, and BLUEFISH with the customary PINFISH and even RIBBONFISH on the end. .............. We are currently trying an experiment with LED lighting on the end and seem to believe that the different spectrum of BLUISH-WHITE light might actually attract small fish at night! .......... We are designing lighting that can be placed under the pier that will resist salt water infiltration................. The water is heating back up; it is 83* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and hopefully calming back down! ........... Lighter SE winds today will at least help clear up the surf to hopefully get us back to a normal summer pattern. ............. The weekend looks good; we should have a nice breeze to keep the fish on the beach. .............. COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

ALAN PYRTLE
NICK COX
BILL TILLEMA
(Cedar Point, NC)
(Glenville, WV)
(Fairmont, WV)
8 lb. 1 oz.
(Keeper)
(Keeper)
PUPPY DRUM
FLOUNDER
FLOUNDER
....7-21-14
....7-23-14
....7-23-14

 

 

7-21-14 ...... MONDAY ...... ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND! ......

Fishing has been seasonal since the last report; SEA MULLET, SPOTS, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, SEA TROUT, SPANISH MACKEREL, and a few SHEEPSHEAD have been brought up! .......... Congratulations to JOSEPH GASKINS (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO ............. BOBBY TYNDALL (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. 8 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ............... CAROL WILLIFORD (Greensboro, NC)--1 lb. 7 oz. JACK CREVALLE .............. KESHAWN NATHANIEL (Camp Lejeune, NC)--1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO ................... WILLIAM JAMES (Raleigh, NC)--8 oz. SEA MULLET ............ and a special thanks to  KRISTA MURRAY for her evening picture of the pier looking back from the OBSERVATION DECK! ............. Nice job, Krista!  .................. The WATER TEMPERATURE has cooled to 80* (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and the surf has all the right conditions for more of the same! ............ Evening fishing is still popular right now because of the warm days, so there is a pretty good crowd fishing into the early morning hours .............. We're rolling right through July and it's only another week or so and we'll be in August! ........... COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JOSEPH GASKINS
BOBBY TYNDALL
CAROL WILLIFORD
(Kinston, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Greensboro, NC)
1 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
POMPANO
SPECKLED TROUT
JACK CREVALLE
....7-19-14
....7-19-14
....7-19-14

 

KESHAWN NATHANIEL
WILLIAM JAMES
(Camp Lejeune, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
1 lb. 5 oz.
8 oz.
Sent to us from
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
KRISTA MURRAY
....7-20-14
....7-15-14
....7-7-14

 

 

7-15-14 ...... TUESDAY ...... PICKING UP a BIT! ......

The SUMMER SEASON has peaked, and the WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 83* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) ............. It's been so incredibly humid during the day with a health breeze, but many of our visitors are choosing to come out during the early morning and evening just to beat the heat! .............. POMPANO, SPOTS, SEA MULLET, PIN FISH, and even a few SPANISH MACKEREL are being landed ........... I have even heard of a SMALL COBIA, but it seems to be undersized. ............... Congratulations to CHIP WINDHAM (Pleasant Garden, NC)--1 lb. 8 oz. POMPANO ............... ASHLEY TAYLOR (Chocowinity, NC)--1 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO .............. 'LEROY' FAULKNER (Clinton, NC)--1 lb. POMPANO ............... CARSON RICO (South Riding, VA)--14 oz. SEA MULLET ............ and JOSEPH LONG (Jesup, GA)--FIRST FISH! .............  It is just a good time to pop in for the day and wet a line and forget the world for a while! ........... The beach is absolutely beautiful now and there is a good turnout of both tourists and locals alike ................ It sure would be nice to see a KING MACKEREL or TWO! ............  We witnessed the "SUPER MOON on Saturday night; it was absolutely HUGE! ............. I'm sure glad that we had already fired the JULY 4th show! ............. Sorry for the slower reports, but it's SUMMER, and everything is so predictable! ................ There is a COLD FRONT coming tomorrow evening and it will bring some rougher conditions. ............. Maybe we can stir up the bottom! ........... SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

CHIP WINDHAM
ASHLEY TAYLOR
'LEROY' FAULKNER
(Pleasant Garden, NC)
(Chocowinity, NC)
(Clinton, NC)
1 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb.
POMPANO
POMPANO
POMPANO
....7-7-17
....7-13-14
....7-12-14

 

CARSON RICO
JOSEPH LONG
TORSTEN TELFORD
(South Riding, VA)
(Jesup, GA)
(Lowpoint, IL)
14 oz.
FIRST
FIRST
SEA MULLET
FISH!
FISH!
....7-8-14
....7-12-14
....7-13-14

 

 

7-8-14 ...... TUESDAY ...... FINALLY ... BACK to NORMAL! ......

What a crazy weekend! .............. After preparing for a fast moving little stinger Hurricane named ARTHUR on Thursday night, and then JULY 4th clean-up and FIREWORKS on Friday, plus slammed business for the weekend, things are NORMAL! ............ Just after the storm, the water was so muddy that it looked like the MISSISSIPPI.............. That slowed fishing to a crawl, but now with almost clear GREEN-BLUE water, we are CATCHING FISH again! ............. Congratulations to GARRETT CARTER (Clinton, NC) with a Catch & Release TARPON (est. 85 lbs.!) ............. JONISON RIVERA (Jacksonville, NC)--5 lb. 1 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............... PAULA ROGERS (Smithfield, NC)--1 lb. 7 oz. SEA MULLET ............. JASON WEST (Kinston, NC)--1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO .............. TRENT WHITEHURST (Greenville, NC)--1 lb. 4 oz. POMPANO ............... JIM FOX (Swansboro, NC)--1 lb. 2 oz. POMPANO ................ JUDY CRISP (Washington, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. SEA MULLET .............. and LES BRENDLE (Kernersville, NC)--1 lb. 1 oz. POMPANO! ............. We are so happy that fishing has picked up and a balmy 82* (thanks D. Bogus!) ................. Special thanks to Rosanna and her crew from EAST COAST PYROTECHNICS  for a flawless FIREWORKS SHOW on Friday night! ................ The show will always be memorable because EVERY SHELL fired, which is almost unheard of! ............... Also, thanks to the TOWN of Emerald Isle for all of their logistical help in producing such a fine show. ..............Special thanks to FRANK RUSH, Town Manager, for a really good call on the whole HURRICANE situation; especially keeping the fireworks (and the whole July 4th schedule) so close to the mark!  Frank was determined not to disrupt the vacations of so many thousands of visitors! ............. GOOD JOB! ...............  Well ............ We're BACK TO NORMAL! ............ COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

GARRETT CARTER
JONISON RIVERA
PAULA ROGERS
JASON WEST
(Clinton, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Smithfield, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
85 lb. (C&R Est.)
5 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
TARPON
PUPPY DRUM
SEA MULLET
POMPANO
....7-6-14
....7-6-14
....7-6-14
....7-6-14

 

TRENT WHITEHURST
JIM FOX
JUDY CRISP
LES BRENDLE
(Greenville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Washington, NC)
(Kernersville, NC)
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
POMPANO
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
POMPANO
....7-6-14
....7-6-14
....7-6-14
....7-6-14

 

ROSANNA 
Loaded
Abandoned
and her
Shells
Beach
PYRO CREW!
on BIP!
Chairs
....7-4-14
....7-4-14
(July 4th Weekend)

 

 

7-3-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... IT'S a HURRICANE! ......

The wind and torrential rain is upon us as I write this report; we have been slammed with not only one of the biggest Holiday Weekends, but a nice little FREIGHT TRAIN running through our living room! ............ We closed the pierhouse at 5:00 PM this afternoon and will hopefully re-open around 8:00 AM on FRIDAY, JULY 4th! ............ Reluctant to slow the momentum of such a large Holiday crowd; especially those who have worked so hard to enjoy their vacation; the Town of Emerald Isle is anxious to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. Hopefully, we will wake to some pleasant calming seas and beautiful beach! ............... At this writing, the JULY 4th Fireworks are still on schedule for FRIDAY EVENING at 9:00 PM barring any unusual circumstances.  Fishing has been put on hold for a couple of days because of the rough seas and strong currents............ Congratulations to GOVERNOR CARTER (Maysville, NC)--3 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and MATTHEW WIGGS (Selma, NC)--PINFISH (First Fish!) ........... Not much to report, hopefully tomorrow will be the same way (at least for a few hours!) ................ Opening at 8:00 AM tomorrow ................ Hope to see you soon! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

GOVERNOR CARTER
MATTHEW WIGGS
(Maysville, NC)
(Selma, NC)
3 lb. 8 oz.
PINFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
(First Fish!)
....6-30-14
....6-30-14

 

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