6-21-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... POMPANO and SPOTS! ......

I would like to say that fishing was out of control, but under control is probably better! ........... POMPANO, SPOTS, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, and a few small FLOUNDER have been coming up for the past few days. .............. The wind has shifted to the SW and that is a big change for fishing! ............. Congratulations to WAYNE POWELL (Jacksonville, NC)-- 24 lb. JACK CREVELLE ............. ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)-- 12 oz. POMPANO ............. and ANDY DOGOOD (Baltimore, MD)-- 11 oz. POMPANO ................ Dr. Bogus has the water temperature at 76*, so for the first full day of SUMMER we are still on the good side! ............ It will definitely be windy today and tomorrow but Thursday looks a bit calmer. .............. The strong SW (WSW) winds will help bring in the BOTTOM FEEDERS! ........... Let's hope there are some KING MACKEREL chasing the mix! ............... HAVE A GREAT WEEK! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

WAYNE POWELL
ELIJAH GRAHAM
ANDY DOGOOD
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Baltimore, MD)
24 lb.
12 oz.
11 oz.
JACK CREVELLE
POMPANO
POMPANO
....6-18-16
....6-18-16
....6-20-16

 

 

6-18-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... COOLER and BREEZY! ......

We have seen some interesting fish for the past two days; The normal SEA MULLET, SPOTS, BLUES, and SPANISH MACKEREL are coming up, but there has been an uptick in POMPANO! ............ Congratulations to RAY TOLER (Martinsville, VA)-- 4 lb. 8 oz. SPECKLED TROUT ................. BARBARA DAILY (Hubert, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO .............. RAY TOLER (Martinsville, VA)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. POMPANO ............ and ROBIN BRICKEY (Saltville, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. POMPANO ............. The WATER TEMPERATURE dropped a degree to 76* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and that is great water for this time of year! ............ This is the perfect weekend for coming to the beach as 80* and breezy will keep things pleasant! .............. The BIG ROCK Tournament in Morehead City ends today; there will be some rough hours on the water offshore today! ............... COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

RAY TOLER
BARBARA DAILY
RAY TOLER
ROBIN BRICKEY
(Martinsville, VA)
(Hubert, NC)
(Martinsville, VA)
(Saltville, NC)
4 lb. 8 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
SPECKLED TROUT
POMPANO
POMPANO
POMPANO
....6-17-16
....6-17-16
....6-17-16
....6-17-16

 

 

6-16-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... Sorry for the delay! ......

We really try hard to stay up with technology and unfortunately it hiccups on us every now and then.  ............ We're back now and trying to get caught up!  .......... Fishing has been very seasonal this week with SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SPOTS and POMPANO!  ........... Congratulations to JOSEF HIMES (Swansboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 11 oz. POMPANO......... KILANNA NANCE (China Grove, NC)-- 1 lb. 3 oz. POMPANO .............. ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC) & AIDEN WILKINS (Durham, NC)-- SEA MULLET............ GARRETT, KONNOR, & LOGAN CARROLL (Creedmoor, NC)-- BLUES ...............  The SPANISH MACKEREL and POMPANO were doing well last night; we dodged rain storms .............. Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at a wonderful 77*!...........  The water is great for plugging and everyone is waiting patiently out on the end! ........... Barracuda sightings lately will lead to TARPON...... It's just a matter of time! . ............ See you soon! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

JOSEF HIMES
KILANNA NANCE
ELIJAH GRAHAM (Kinston, NC)
GARRETT, KONNOR,
(Swansboro, NC)
(China Grove, NC)
& AIDEN WILKINS
& LOGAN CARROLL
1 lb. 11 oz.
1 lb. 3 oz.
(Durham, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
POMPANO
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
BLUES
....6-14-16
....6-13-16
....6-13-16
....6-14-16

 

 

 

6-13-16 ...... MONDAY ...... STILL QUIET! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH have chased around for the past week, but not any large amount. ............. Fishing has been a catch of SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES early morning and late afternoon (with small SPOTS and MULLET in the evening) ............. Congratulations to WILL, ADAM, ALEX, & TODD GODDLETT (Harrodsburg, KY)--2 lb. 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... and CODY GRIFFIN (Archdale, NC)-- SPANISH MACKEREL & BLUES .................  The WATER TEMPERATURE is 75* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and WSW and SW winds have been driving a 3' chop with white caps to the horizon most afternoons lately ............  In spite of really hot air temps and hot sun the wind has really made being on the pier reasonably comfortable! .............. LEE BASS told me yesterday that they spotted a BARRACUDA on the end of the pier yesterday morning so KING MACKEREL should be nearby! ........... It's QUIET and WARM ........... I guess that's SUMMER! ............... Only 3 weeks to JULY 4th! .......... WOW ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

KENNY EDWARDS
WILL, ADAM, ALEX, & TODD GODDLETT
CODY GRIFFIN
(Hubert, NC)
(Harrodsburg, KY)
(Archdale, NC)
6 lb. 11 oz.
2 lb. 11 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
PUPPY DRUM
SPANISH MACKEREL
& BLUES
....6-10-16
....6-5-16
....6-5-16

 

BEACH & PIER PICTURES ....6-10-16

 

It was a beautiful sunrise over the ocean Saturday morning for Big Rock's Lady Angler tournament! ....6-11-16

 

 

6-6-16 ...... MONDAY ...... A GOOD FISHING WEEKEND! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, and SPOTS are all doing well! ........... We have been seeing the SPANISH and BLUEFISH hitting 3+ pounds on mostly GOTCHA PLUGS ............ The SPOTS have been keeping the bottom fishermen busy, but they are still a bit on the small side. ............. SHRIMP and FISH BITES are the main baits for SPOTS and SEA MULLET ............. Congratulations to JOSEF HINES (Swansboro, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .......... JACK MERCER (Vanceboro, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. & 1 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. and STEVE WOODRUFF (Selma, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET! .............. Also, LILY HILL (Kinston, NC) on her first fishing trip! .............. Tropical Storm Colin will have a small influence on us today and Tuesday, but look for sunny skies and nice temperatures for the rest of the week into the weekend! .............. COME ON DOWN! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

JOSEF HINES
JACK MERCER
STEVE WOODRUFF
LILY HILL
(Swansboro, NC)
(Vanceboro, NC)
(Selma, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
2 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz. & 1 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
her first
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SEA MULLET
fishing trip
....6-3-16
....6-4-16
....6-5-16
....6-1-16

 

 

6-3-16 ...... FRIDAY ...... The "GHOST STORM" has finally left the coast! ......

After a relatively odd MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND forecast, I think the final tally of rain was about 2 hours for all weekend! ...........For some reason, Emerald Isle misses most of the predicted rain.  We have neighbors that are watering their lawns because it never really rained here!  Maybe the weather man could add an asterisk (*) next to the forecast that says "EXCEPT EMERALD ISLE!" ..............  The wind has shifted back to NE and then SW, and SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPOTS, a few SEA MULLET, and some nice POMPANO have been the catches of the week! ........... Congratulations to COLE HEDRICK (Rocky Mount, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)-- 4 lb. 13 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. and BRENDA KING (Garner, NC)-- 1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET .................   GOTCHA PLUGS (all of the colors, especially RED/WHITE/GOLD are the ones to be using for SPANISH MACKEREL! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is 75* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and we are expecting more summer-like weather with scattered afternoon showers as the norm! ........... The weekend is looking good .......... COME ON DOWN! ............ MIKE STANLEY

 

COLE HEDRICK
LYNN CHILTON
BRENDA KING
(Rocky Mount, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
(Garner, NC)
4 lb. 13 oz.
4 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SEA MULLET
....6-1-16
....6-1-16
....5-31-16

 

 

5-30-16 ...... MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY ...... WHAT A WEEKEND!  ......

MEMORIAL DAY is a special time when we stop and reflect on the sacrifices that so many Americans have given this wonderful country .............. We at Bogue Inlet Pier appreciate ALL branches of the MILITARY and thank each and everyone for keeping us safe and on top of a rapidly changing world ............. We wouldn't be here sending this report without you! ............ Also, a special thanks to our MILITARY SPOUSES for keeping the family life going for so many of our brave soldiers! ............. Most of all, the FALLEN and WOUNDED WARRIORS, we owe you the utmost gratitude! ..................

It sure has been an odd weather weekend here at EMERALD ISLE! ............ SATURDAY and SUNDAY were both supposed to be inundated with squalls and showers, and the odd thing is there was not much more than a few clouds! ........... I think the WEATHER MAN missed this one so far! ............ Today will be the kicker because the now downgraded storm is heading right over us! ............. Fishing has been predictable for a SE wind ........... We do have a COBIA, some SEA MULLET, and small SPOTS ............ Congratulations to  MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)-- 28 lb. 4 oz. COBIA ............ MELVIN MORGAN (Richlands, NC)-- 1 lb. 9 oz. SEA MULLET ............. Bottom fishing is the target right now; the WATER TEMPERATURE is 75*, and we still have a SSE wind today. ......... Is the wind affecting fishing? ........ Most definitely.  We should see a shift in the wind (NE) by WEDNESDAY morning and that should make a difference!  .......... SEE YOU SOON! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

MIKE DAVIS
MELVIN MORGAN
(Greenville, NC)
(Richlands, NC)
28 lb. 4 oz.
1 lb. 9 oz.
COBIA
SEA MULLET
.....5-28-16
....5-29-16

 

The 2016 Memorial Day Weekend was not so bad! ....5-29-16

 

 

5-26-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... WET WEEKEND? ......

It's seems like Par for the Course this year! ............ Fishing has been really good so far this year; SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH continue to dominate the scene, but there are signs that SPOTS, POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD, and DRUM will be back on us today! ............. SW and South winds, combined with SUNNY SKIES and a 70* WATER TEMPERATURE are going to be with us thru FRIDAY! ................ We are keeping an eye on the weather for SATURDAY, SUNDAY, and MONDAY ............. I'm not as concerned about the weather as I am about the predicted East and SE winds! ............ It looks like they will be with us for most of the weekend and early week. .............. Maybe a COBIA will show up in it! .............. We're OPEN 24/7 for the SEASON! ............ COME ON DOWN! ............... MIKE STANLEY

 

WILLIAM FAULKNER
LEE BASS
GEORGE OVERBY
(Asheville, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 5 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
POMPANO
....5-24-16
....5-25-16
....5-24-16

 

 

5-24-16 ...... TUESDAY ...... BLUES & SPANISH, SEA MULLET & SPOTS! ......

The WATER TEMPERATURE is at 67* (thanks Dr. Bogus), and we have been cool but it looks like SUMMER is fixing to POP! .............. We have been watching the weather forecast and it looks promising with upper 80's thru most of the week into MEMORIAL DAY! ............ Congratulations to JORDAN LOPEZ, CHRISTINA & VICTORIA ATAUCHI (Jacksonville, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS & SEA MULLET, and KAYLEE BRADFORD (Smithfield, NC)-- 15 oz. SEA MULLET ............... We are still waiting for COBIA and KINGS to grace the pier; there are reports of COBIA in the area so it's just a matter of a slight warm-up and here we go! .............. Plan on coming for this weekend; it looks like we will have a record crowd! ........... Maybe the fish will be here for you! ............ SEE YOU SOON! ................. MIKE STANLEY

JORDAN LOPEZ, CHRISTINA
KAYLEE BRADFORD
RAINBOW at
& VICTORIA ATAUCHI
(Smithfield, NC)
BOGUE
(Jacksonville, NC)
15 oz.
INLET
COOLER of SPOTS & SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
PIER
....5-21-16
....5-21-16
.....5-22-16

 

 

5-21-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... RAINY but FUN! ......

SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, POMPANO, BLACK DRUM, HOGFISH, SEA MULLET, and SPOTS have made late week a time to be at the pier! .......... Congratulations to AARON PHILLIPS (Maysville, NC)-- 6 lb. 5 oz. BLACK DRUM ............. GREG RASNICK (Taswell, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. BLUEFISH ............... CARL HALL (Garthersburg, MD)-- 14 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .................. and PAM AYSCUE (Oxford, NC)-- COOLER of SPOTS & POMPANO! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 68* (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and we are expecting scattered rain thru today and a few showers on SUNDAY! ............ Fishing has been so springlike; it just seems that SUMMER isn't going to be here this year! ............ COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

AARON PHILLIPS
GREG RASNICK
CARL HALL
PAM AYSCUE
(Maysville, NC)
(Taswell, NC)
(Garthersburg, MD)
(Oxford, NC)
6 lb. 5 oz.
2 lb. 13 oz.
14 oz.
COOLER of SPOTS
BLACK DRUM
BLUEFISH
SPANISH MACKEREL
& POMPANO
....5-20-16
....5-18-16
....5-19-16
....5-20-16

 

 

5-19-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... SPANISH & BLUES! ......

The weather has turned all around! .............. Fishing should be interesting for the next few days; the wind will turn 360 degrees in the next day or so! ............. Wednesday was slower early with BLUEFISH and SPANISH MACKEREL picking up in the evening.................... That is no surprise because the WATER was excellent AND 69*! ............ Congratulations to BUBBA ASBURY (Tazewell, VA)-- 3 lb. 1 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. RAY TOLER (Martinsville, VA)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. GRAY TROUT ............ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND is upon us; it's hard to believe that we will be in the full (COBIA & KINGS) season in two weeks! ............ Grab your plug, bring the really light tackle and have a ball jigging............. It's such a hoot ..............Maybe the bottom feeders (SEA MULLET, PUPS, & TROUT) will show back up in a day or so! ................  MIKE STANLEY

 

BUBBA ASBURY
RAY TOLER
(Tazewell, VA)
(Martinsville, VA)
3 lb. 1 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
GRAY TROUT
....5-17-16
....5-17-16

 

Mark Rouse (Kinston, NC) found a really great old picture of the Pier!  The picture is circa 1965 and the guys in the picture are his brothers, Sandy on the left, Scott on the right!  Special thanks to Mark for sending and sharing this glimpse of the origins of BOGUE INLET PIER.  Imagine the memories of growing up at Emerald Isle when it was barely developed!   If you have any old pictures of the pier, please email them.  We would love to share memories for all on our Gallery!

 

 

5-15-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... NICE SIZE SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES for the WEEKEND! ......

It was breezy yesterday with a WSW to SW wind driving the cooler temperatures and NW winds today! ............. There were a lot of GOTCHA PLUGS, SHRIMP, and CUT BAIT flying into the water and it really paid off! ............ Congratulations to BJ HOGAN (Elfland, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. ROGER WHITLEY (Emerald Isle, NC)-- 3 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL............... LEM HARRIS (Kinston, NC)-- 3 lb. 2 oz. BLACK DRUM ............  WANDA HUFFMAN (Hickory, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. GRAY TROUT ................. and SCOTT & MICHELLE LEE (Creedmoor, NC)-- COOLER of BLUES & SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. If you have not had the chance to toss a GOTCHA PLUG and hook up on a 3-4 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL or BLUEFISH with a light rod and reel, give it a try! ............ It is definitely a lot more fun than cranking any fish in with heavy tackle! ............. The most fun is working the plug to make it swim and watch the fish zig-zagging trying to catch it! ......... If you have any questions about this technique, please ask any of our STAFF to explain how to cast and jig for SPANISH and BLUES! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE has reached 68* and that means KING MACKEREL are right around the corner! ............. Clear today and tomorrow; a bit of rain TUE, WED, and THURS. ................ COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

BJ HOGAN
ROGER WHITLEY
LEM HARRIS
(Elfland, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
4 lb. 9 oz.
3 lb. 8 oz.
3 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLACK DRUM
....5-14-16
....5-13-16
....5-14-16

 

WANDA HUFFMAN
SCOTT & MICHELLE LEE
(Hickory, NC)
(Creedmoor, NC)
1 lb. 13 oz.
COOLER of BLUES
GRAY TROUT
& SPANISH MACKEREL
....5-13-16
....5-13-16

 

 

5-12-16 ...... THURSDAY ...... MOSTLY BLUEFISH! ......

We are having a run on BLUEFISH with GOTCHA PLUGS! ........... Everyone plugging has smoked the BLUES on RED HEAD, WHITE HEAD and CHARTREUSE (Yellow) HEAD all with WHITE BODY and GOLD HOOKS! ............ Congratulations to RONIELO CASAJE (Greenville, NC)-- 5 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............. PERRY CAHOON (New Bern, NC)-- 1 lb. 12 oz. BLUEFISH................ and TERRY ROGERS (Smithfield, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET! .............. SPANISH MACKEREL, a few SPOTS, SEA MULLET are in the mix, but not as much on WEDNESDAY .............. Dr. Bogus lists the WATER TEMPERATURE at 67*; that is great news since the beginning KING MACKEREL water temperature is around 68*! ............ The SPANISH MACKEREL are getting bigger with the increased warm water and it's just plain fun fishing with plugs for the top feeders! ............... There are a few storms predicted for tomorrow but SATURDAY and SUNDAY will be full sun and a bit cooler! ........... It's a great time to come down and enjoy the SPRING FISHING! .............. SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

RONIELO CASAJE
MICKEY PATEL
PERRY CAHOON
TERRY ROGERS
(Greenville, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Smithfield, NC)
5 lb. 2 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 12 oz.
1 lb. 2 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
SEA MULLET
....5-10-16
....5-10-16
....5-10-16
....5-9-16

 

 

5-9-16 ...... MONDAY ...... A GREAT TURNOUT WEEKEND! ......

MOTHER'S DAY was one of the best with a great turnout of MOMS and the family! ............... BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, HOGFISH, SEA MULLET, and GRAY TROUT were the catches for SUNDAY! ............... Congratulations to CLAUDIA ANTHONY (Hubert, NC)-- 4 lb. 9 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................. ALEX COX (LaGrange, NC)-- 1 lb. 14 oz. GRAY TROUT ................. CODY BARTLETT & BRANDON GOOD (Marion, NC)-- COOLER of BLUES .................. and PETE LEO (Emerald Isle, NC)-- LIMIT on BLUES! .................. The WATER TEMPERATURE has risen to 64* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and it looks like a moderate temperature week with mainly prevalent  SW winds. ................ That should keep fishing pretty  consistent and a water temp increase to boot. ............... Let's start looking for more SPANISH MACKEREL! ............. Have a great week! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

CLAUDIA ANTHONY
ALEX COX
CODY BARTLETT
PETE LEO
(Hubert, NC)
(LaGrange, NC)
& BRANDON GOOD
(Emerald Isle, NC)
4 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 14 oz.
(Marion, NC)
LIMIT on
PUPPY DRUM
GRAY TROUT
COOLER of BLUES
BLUES
....5-6-16
....5-8-16
....5-8-16
....5-8-16

 

 

5-7-16 ...... SATURDAY ...... An EXCELLENT MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND! ......

The weather has finally mellowed and we are coming back to seasonal temps! ............ Dr. Bogus reports the WATER TEMPERATURE at 62*, a drop from earlier this week. .................. Fishing is moving right along with BLUEFISH (mixed with sporadic SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, GRAY TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD, POMPANO, and PUPPY DRUM are starting to pop up! ............... Congratulations to WILLIAM REGISTER (Cove City, NC)-- 2 lb. 13 oz. SHEEPSHEAD................ MARKUS MERACLE (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 7 oz. GRAY TROUT ................ NUI VINSON (Jacksonville, NC)-- 1 lb. 6 oz. POMPANO ................. MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC) & ANDREW LANCASTER (Goldsboro, NC).............. CAROLYN WARD (Farmville, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. SEA MULLET ................ and CATHY CLONTZ (Swansboro, NC)-- 15 oz. GRAY TROUT! ............. It's MOTHER'S DAY tomorrow........ we would like to wish all of you MOMS a wonderful day and we hope you will spend it with us at here in EMERALD ISLE! .............. SEE YOU SOON! ............. MIKE STANLEY

 

WILLIAM REGISTER
MARKUS MERACLE
NUI VINSON
(Cove City, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
2 lb. 13 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
SHEEPSHEAD
GRAY TROUT
POMPANO
....5-5-16
....5-5-16
....5-4-16

 

MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC)
CAROLYN WARD
CATHY CLONTZ
& ANDREW LANCASTER
(Farmville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
15 oz.
SEA MULLET
SEA MULLET
GRAY TROUT
....5-3-16
....5-5-16
....5-4-16

 

 

5-4-16 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... BIGGER SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUES! ......

Spring fishing has been really consistent with some really nice SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH (both on GOTCHA plugs), POMPANO, and SEA MULLET!  .............. Congratulations to CONNIE SMITH (Erieville, NY)-- 2 lb. 10 oz. POMPANO ............... JOHNNIE O. (Kinston, NC)-- 2 lb. 7 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. CRYSTAL RHODES (Jacksonville, NC)-- 2 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .................. LEE REIGHER (Apex, NC)-- 2 lb. 4 oz. BLUEFISH ................  DEREK MOSS (Oxford, NC)-- 2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... CHASE HELTON (Butler, KY)-- SPANISH MACKEREL............... DELMAS, DELMAS III, & MADELYNN BEST (Kinston, NC).............. and PAIGE CLIFTON (Mount Airy, NC)-- FIRST BLUEFISH (caught on GOTCHA PLUG) ............... The WATER TEMPERATURE is on a slow rise, up to 65* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) .............. It won't be much longer and we will start to see a COBIA or two popping the baits at the end!  ............... It's a fun time right now....... Plan a trip soon! ......... MIKE STANLEY

 

CONNIE SMITH
JOHNIE O.
CRYSTAL RHODES
LEE REIGHER
(Erieville, NY)
(Kinston, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Apex, NC)
2 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 7 oz.
2 lb. 6 oz.
2 lb. 4 oz.
POMPANO
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
....5-1-16
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
[ NO PICTURE ]

 

DEREK MOSS
CHASE HELTON
DELMAS, DELMAS III,
PAIGE CLIFTON
(Oxford, NC)
(Butler, KY)
& MADELYNN BEST
(Mount Airy, NC)
2 lb.
SPANISH
(Kinston, NC)
FIRST
SPANISH MACKEREL
MACKEREL
1 lb. 5 oz. POMPANO
BLUEFISH
....5-2-16
....5-2-16
....4-30-16
....4-30-16

 

 

5-1-16 ...... SUNDAY ...... ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND! ......

We have been looking for SPANISH MACKEREL, and they sure have popped up! ............. Also, congratulations to BEN SMITH (Wilson, NC)-- 68 lb. 15 oz. BLACK DRUM! ............... LEE BASS (Wilson, NC) & BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)-- COOLER of SEA MULLET ............... DUSTIN LILLEY (Tarboro, NC)-- 2 lb. BLUEFISH .................. CONNIE KEEL (Dudley, NC)-- 1 lb. 13 oz. SHEEPSHEAD ................ MIKE HICKS (Browns Summit, NC)-- 1 lb. 2 oz. GRAY TROUT .................... SCOTTY SMITH (Speed, NC)-- 1 lb. SEA MULLET ................ MICHAEL GRAFINGER (Raleigh, NC)-- (2) 1 lb. BLUEFISH .................. AUSTIN SCHALL (Cove City, NC)-- 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ................... LARRY BRIAR Jr. (Charlotte, NC)-- WEAKFISH caught on DIAMOND JIG ................... and JOHN BRIAR (Manhattan, NY)--BLUES caught on GOTCHA PLUGS!............... There have been a few of the super big BLACK DRUM caught from the pier in the past few years, and unfortunately this guy was clipped by a shark before it was landed. .............. 64* Water Temperature is definitely going to help welcome SPANISH MACKEREL ( and eventually KING MACKEREL) to the coast! .................. Saturday night was a BLUEFISH EVENING with SEA MULLET out there too! ................ Scattered showers will be with us for early week; bring some gear so you can stay out there and keep fishing! ................. SEE YOU SOON! ................ MIKE STANLEY

 

BEN SMITH
LEE BASS (Wilson, NC)
DUSTIN LILLEY
CONNIE KEEL
(Wilson, NC)
& BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)
(Tarboro, NC)
(Dudley, NC)
68 lb. 15 oz.
COOLER of
2 lb.
1 lb. 13 oz.
BLACK DRUM
SEA MULLET
BLUEFISH
SHEEPSHEAD
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MIKE HICKS
SCOTTY SMITH
AUSTIN SCHALL
MICHAEL GRAFINGER
(Browns Summit, NC)
(Speed, NC)
(Cove City, NC)
(Raleigh, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb.
11 oz.
(2) 1 lb.
GRAY TROUT
SEA MULLET
SPANISH MACKEREL
BLUEFISH
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