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

 

 

8-30-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... KING MACKEREL on MONDAY ......

We have a Tropical Low coming at us today, and we had a pleasant surprise yesterday; a 25+ pound KING MACKEREL! ............ Congratulations to TREY SADLER (Low Land, NC) with a 25 lb. 9 oz. KING! ........... also,  JOHN LATHAN (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. FLOUNDER! .............. There's not much to report other than that, but the WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 82* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and in light of the two possible Tropical issues we are staring at, we could use a good POWER WASH and LAWN WATERING! .............. We're keeping an eye on the Florida storm, that might be a bit stronger if it comes up this way by week's end. ........... We'll keep you posted to any activity! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

TREY SADLER
JOHN LATHAM
(Low Land, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
25 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
KING MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
....8-29-16
....8-29-16

 

 

8-27-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... A GOOD WEEKEND AHEAD! ......

We're in the last weekend of August, and it seems like the summer is just going and going! ............ SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, CROAKERS, and a few FLOUNDER are the fish of the day! ............. Congratulations to NICK VUCKOVICH (Stafford, VA)-- 2 lb. 3 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ ROY HEDGEPETH (Sharpsburg, NC)-- Mess of BLACK DRUM .............. and CALEB COLYER (Maysville, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH! ............ It's back to school for most at this point, and LABOR DAY WEEKEND will be the last hurrah for SUMMER FUN ............ There's one good thing about that ....... FALL FISHING is AROUND THE CORNER! ........... Don't forget the SIGN-UP for the 2016 BOGUE INLET PIER KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT is on now and will last until September 10th! ............ Drawing will be held on September 11th! ............. Grandfathered contestants should be paid up by Sept. 4th, so please be prompt with that  so we will know how many open contestants we will have. ............ As always, the Tournament will start on the first Monday of October (3rd) and last thru Friday the 7th. ............ We would love to see you here for the week, so get your name in the pot! ............... Another warm day ahead, don't forget the EMERALD ISLE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL going on today! .............. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

NICK VUCKOVICH
ROY HEDGEPETH
CALEB COLYER
(Stafford, VA)
(Sharpsburg, NC)
(Maysville, NC)
2 lb. 3 oz.
Mess of
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
BLUEFISH
....8-25-16
....8-24-16
....8-25-16

 

 

8-23-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... COOLER and MORE FISH! ......

It's a good sign when the YELLOW BUTTERFLIES are flying around; it let's us know that SPOTS and FALL FISHING are around the corner! ............. SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, SEA MULLET, a few CROAKERS and FLOUNDER are around right now............. Congratulations to REID CLONTZ (Swansboro, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. ROY HEDGEPETH (Sharpsburg, NC)-- Mess of SPANISH MACKEREL ........... ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- 2 lb. 5 oz. BLUEFISH .............. JERREL HENDERSON (Queens, NY)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and SETH HENDERSON (Queens, NY)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... Dr. Bogus has reported the WATER TEMPERATURE at 82*, so the upcoming LOW heading our way on Thursday evening will probably be a light power washing! .............  We are approaching LABOR DAY WEEKEND, and don't forget the EMERALD ISLE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL coming up this Saturday at Western Regional access next to the Islander Resort! .............. We are hoping that a continuing break in the temperature will bring more people down for now in spite of SCHOOL starting in most counties next week! .......... Oh, well, it might be a nice break for those empty nesters among us! ............... COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

REID CLONTZ
ROY HEDGEPETH
ELIJAH GRAHAM
(Swansboro, NC)
(Sharpsburg, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
4 lb. 9 oz.
Mess of
2 lb. 5 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....8-23-16
....8-23-16
....8-22-16

 

JERREL HENDERSON
SETH HENDERSON
(Queens, NY)
(Queens, NY)
1 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-23-16
....8-23-16

 

 

8-21-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... Almost SUMMER'S END! ......

Can you believe that SCHOOL is almost back? .............. Everyone is wrapping up their vacations in time for LABOR DAY, this gives us the chance to start some serious FALL FISHING! ................. SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, and SEA MULLET are the catches for the past couple of days .............. Congratulations to JEFF WARREN (Willow Springs, NC)-- 6 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH  MACKEREL .............. CADEN LATHAM (Coats, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. FLOUNDER ............. WALKER KNIGHT (Grimesland, NC)-- 1 lb. & 1 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL............. and ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. We had the final GLOW PARTY of the season at the pier last night, and if you saw a bunch of colored lights on the PIER CAM at least you have an explanation! .............. We took the boat to OCRACOKE through the absolutely flat PAMLICO SOUND, and I can tell you that I'm getting optimistic seeing all of the schools of babies splashing around! .............. It's time to see some movement, at least in a few weeks! ..................  Have a great week; the weather is predicted to be cooler and drier! .............. SEE YOU SOON! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

JEFF WARREN
CADEN LATHAM
WALKER KNIGHT
(Willow Springs, NC)
(Coats, NC)
(Grimesland, NC)
6 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. & 1 lb. 6 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-19-16
....8-20-16
....8-18-19

 

ELIJAH GRAHAM
RAINBOW
(Kinston, NC)
over
14 oz.
the
SPANISH MACKEREL
pier
....8-19-16
.... 8-19-16​

 

 

8-19-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH ......

There's not much of a rush on fishing right now; SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES are about the only thing going on, not that it's all bad! ............. We waited to get at least one picture of fish to prove that they are catching SOMETHING! ...........Congratulations to HANNAH LOWMAN (Stella, NC)-- Mess of SPANISH MACKEREL! ............ Hannah was not the only one out there this week, but not too many are bringing their catch for a picture! ........... Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 83*, so not much change there. ................  It's all fun right now, and hopefully we are in the lull before the FALL FISHING STORM! ............. Take a break and enjoy the pier without so many people! ............ SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

HANNAH LOWMAN
(Stella, NC)
Mess of
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-17-16

 

 

8-14-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... SPANISH MACKEREL and a few FLOUNDER! ......

I spoke with Dr. Bogus yesterday morning and he said that he is seeing some nice FLOUNDER showing up in the area ......... He also gave me the bad news; the WATER TEMPERATURE is 85*! ................ We are still seeing some nice catches of SPANISH MACKEREL ............... Congratulations to STEPHEN ANDERS (Midland Park, NJ)-- 5 lb. 12 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... GREG RASNICK (Tazewell, VA)-- 6 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and DON DELARIA (New Bern, NC)-- (2) FLOUNDER .............. On a sad note, we have just learned of the passing of one of our good friends and avid fishermen, PETE RESULTAN.   Pete, a native of Australia, loved to fish the pier for many years and has many friends in the local community. .............. We will surely miss his friendship and enthusiastic demeanor! ............. It's hot outside but the EVENINGS are cooler! ............. COME ON DOWN! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

GREG RASNICK
STEPHEN ANDERS
DON DELARIA
(Tazewell, VA)
(Midland Park, NJ)
(New Bern, NC)
6 lb. 8 oz.
5 lb. 12 oz.
(2)
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
FLOUNDER
....8-13-16
....8-11-16
....8-13-16

 

PETE RESSUGAN will be missed by all of his friends at BIP! ....8-14-16

 

 

8-12-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... A FUN WEEK! ......

It's been warm this week but there has been some activity on the pier to keep everyone coming back! ............. SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, CROAKERS, a few SEA MULLET, and FLOUNDER have been landed ............. Congratulations to CODY GRIFFIN (High Point, NC)-- 5 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. and TREY SADLER (Lowland, NC)-- 2 lb. 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............ Last night there were 3 TARPON chasing the MENHADEN SCHOOLS that have been coming by.  They put on quite a show dancing across the water on their tails! ........... Lots of fun to watch from the overhead deck! ............ No one was able to get a solid hook in one, but that's ok ......... It's just a blast to tangle with one! .......... The YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION was a great success on Wednesday; the kids had a really good time catching small bottom fish and BLUEFISH. ........... Special thanks to Paul Parks and TEAM MAC ATTACK Sports club for their participation in this worth while event! ............ Also, Mr. Robert Quates and event sponsors, FUJI and BASS PRO SHOPS for their generosity and time! ............ We now have TAKF and YMFM each year, helping kids that would probably never visit the beach in their youth. ............ Maybe the idea will spread to even more sponsors in the future! ............. It's going to be warm this weekend, so bring your COOLER! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

CODY GRIFFIN
TREY SADLER
(High Point, NC)
(Lowland, NC)
5 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 14 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-10-16
....8-10-16

 

YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION ....8-10-16

 

 

8-10-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... A nice KING and SPANISH MACKEREL ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE has warmed to 83* (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and fishing hasn't picked up all that much except for SPANISH MACKEREL! ........... Some really good sized SPANISH are being landed and that sure keeps the excitement going! ............ Congratulations to FRANK GRIFFIN (High Point, NC)-- with a 37 lb. KING MACKEREL landed around 8:00 PM last night! ...........also, JEFF LOWMAN (Stella, NC)-- 5 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL and a 2 lb. 2 oz. FLOUNDER ............ ​GREG RASNICK (Tazewell, VA)-- 5 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL and 3 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH ............ and  DAN O'CONNOR (St. Albans, WV)-- 3 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. It seems that evening fishing has everyone's attention right now simply because it's so much cooler during the day! ......... Don't forget the YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION event today! ............  This event is a special time for approx. 30 young Marine contestants that have been selected based on their situation. .............. These kids have either a parent that is deployed or living under special circumstances that would constitute a helping hand. ........... TEAM MACK ATTACK will be heading up the event, with sponsors to be announced. ............. Special thanks to ROBERT QUATES (and supplying sponsors) for his generous donation of beautiful custom hand made rods and reels that are to be kept by the Young Marines! .......... We hope they come back to the pier and use them regularly! ............. We are proud to help with this event and look forward to helping make special memories for these young men and ladies! ............. It's almost time for SCHOOL .......... Better fish hard! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

FRANK GRIFFIN
JEFF LOWMAN
GREG RASNICK
CJ JOHNSON
(High Point, NC)
(Stella, NC)
(Tazewell, VA)
(Danville, VA)
37 lb.
5 lb. 7 oz.
5 lb.
4 lb. 5 oz.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
.... 8-9-16
....8-8-16
....8-8-16
....8-9-16

 

DAN O'CONNOR
GREG RASNICK
JEFF LOWMAN
(St. Albans, WV)
(Tazewell, VA)
(Stella, NC)
3 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 13 oz.
2 lb. 2 oz. 
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
FLOUNDER​
....8-8-16
.... 8-9-16
....8-8-16

 

 

8-7-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... Out of the QUIET ...... a KING MACKEREL! ......

It's been a quite unusual fishing season this year; it seems that only a few species have been in the headlines! ............. Our most popular fish, the KING MACKEREL has been elusive this year, but not anymore! ............ Congratulations to MARK AMADIL (Alexandria, VA)-- 17 lb. 1 oz. KING MACKEREL! ..............also, DAN O'CONNOR (St. Albans, WV)-- 1 lb. 5 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ..............  SPANISH MACKEREL have been hitting regularly and we have seen little more than that at this point. .............. It sure was a welcome relief to hear that news yesterday afternoon! ................ The WATER TEMPERATURE has held a consistent 81* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and we are still experiencing the classic T-Showers associated with this time of year.  ............... The good news is EMERALD ISLE is probably cooler than most of the state because of the ocean breeze! ......... Don't forget the YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION event coming up on WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10th ............. This event is a special time for approx. 30 young Marine contestants that have been selected based on their situation. .............. These kids have either a parent that is deployed or living under special circumstances that would constitute a helping hand. ........... TEAM MACK ATTACK will be heading up the event, with sponsors to be announced. ............. Special thanks to ROBERT QUATES (and supplying sponsors) for his generous donation of beautiful custom hand made rods and reels that are to be kept by the Young Marines! .......... We hope they come back to the pier and use them regularly! ............. We are proud to help with this event and look forward to helping make special memories for these young men and ladies! ............. The WEEKEND is almost over ............. COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

MIKE AMADIL
DAN O'CONNOR
(Alexandria, VA)
(St. Albans, WV)
17 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 5 oz.
KING MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....8-6-16
....8-6-16

 

 

8-5-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... A NICE WEEKEND AHEAD! ......

It's been quiet for the past week or so; a few SPANISH MACKEREL and small SEA MULLET are around, but it's still quiet! .......... We do have a nice SPANISH MACKEREL to report ........... Congratulations to TERESA STANLEY (Goldsboro, NC)-- 8 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! ............ There's some really nice BEACH WEATHER right now; yesterday's NE wind was really refreshing and there is not a better time to be here because it is so quiet! ............. I would like to say that there has been confusion about the YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION event coming up on WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10th ............. This event is a special time for approx. 30 young Marine contestants that have been selected based on their situation. .............. These kids have either a parent that is deployed or living under special circumstances that would constitute a helping hand. ........... TEAM MACK ATTACK will be heading up the event, with sponsors to be announced. ............. Special thanks to ROBERT QUATES (and supplying sponsors) for his generous donation of beautiful custom hand made rods and reels that are to be kept by the Young Marines! .......... We hope they come back to the pier and use them regularly! ............. We are proud to help with this event and look forward to helping make special memories for these young men and ladies! ............ A typical SUMMER WEEKEND AHEAD ............. COME ON DOWN! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

TERESA STANLEY (Goldsboro, NC)-- 8 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ....7-31-16

 

 

8-2-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... A FEW SPANISH MACKEREL! ......

It's that time of year when everyone is scratching their heads because the fishing reports are really scattered! ........... Actually, there is a reason for that! ........... NOT MUCH HAPPENING! .......... The WATER TEMPERATURE is holding at 81* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) and we are seeing an occasional SPANISH MACKEREL but not much else right now. ............. There is another KID'S DAY at the pier coming up ........... On WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th we will host the YOUNG MARINE FISHING MISSION to be held from 8am thru 7pm.  Similar to TAKF, the project is designed to expose young Marine children to fishing and the coast; special thanks to TEAM MACK ATTACK and ROBERT QUATES for their donation of time and resources to this event! ............ Each contestant will receive a custom made Rod & Reel designed and produced for them by our good friend ROBERT QUATES! ............ We are looking forward to seeing smiles on all of those faces! .......... It's hot out but pleasant at the beach .......... COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON'S COOL OFF STORM! ....8-1-16

 

 

 

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