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

 

 

6-30-14 ...... MONDAY ...... JULY 4th WEEK! ......

It's hard to believe that we are already at the 1/2 point of the summer season! ............... Absolutely beautiful weather today and other than a good rain stormon Saturday, it was a pretty good weekend, too! ................ The WATER TEMPERATURE is 83* right now (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and that is starting to heat up the Tropics just enough to make us nervous for the upcoming HOLIDAY WEEKEND! ............ Fishing has been good for this time of year; PUPPY DRUM, BLUEFISH, SPOTS, SEA MULLET, POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL, and FLOUNDER have been coming up all weekend! ............... Congratulations to JONISON RIVERA (Jacksonville, NC)--5 lb. 6 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............... DON DELARIA (New Bern, NC)--4 lb. 14 oz PUPPY DRUM ................ JACK CODY (Emerald Isle, NC)--COOLER of SPOTS ............... CONNER RIGGS (Cove City, NC)--SPOT (First Fish!) ............... and ELI LEWIS (Cayton, NC)--CROAKER (First Fish!) ................ We are watching the weather closely, and will keep you updated as to our conditions at the pier. .............. Usually fishing has a direct impact based on the weather, as is most of Mother Nature! ............... We sometimes see a boost in fish numbers as a Tropical System approaches! ............. Don't forget that the Annual BIP July 4th FREE FISHING DAY will start at 6:00 AM on Friday, July 4th, and last until 12:00 noon. .............. Then, after the FIREWORKS SHOW on the pier is cleared, we will allow everyone to fish until 6:00 AM on Saturday morning! ............... HAVE FUN; there sure are a lot of people around these parts! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

JONISON RIVERA
DON DELARIA
JACK CODY
(Jacksonville, NC)
(New Bern, NC)
(Emerald Isle, NC)
5 lb. 6 oz.
4 lb. 14 oz.
COOLER
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
of SPOTS
....6-29-14
....6-28-14
....6-29-14

 

CONNER RIGGS
ELI LEWIS
(Cove City, NC)
(Cayton, NC)
SPOT
CROAKER
(First Fish!)
(First Fish!)
....6-27-14
....6-27-14

 

 

6-26-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... Got A COBIA! ......

The water has warmed into the low 80's and fishing has been pretty good for the summer so far .............. Congratulations to WARREN SHEPARD (Hubert, NC)--14 lb. 10 oz. COBIA ............... SAM SOUTHARD (Maysville, NC)--2 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. JR SULLIVAN (Swansboro, NC)--9 oz. SPOT .............. JOSEPH HIMES (Swansboro, NC)--COOLER with FISH ............. JENNIFER DUDLEY (Kinston, NC)--PAIR of SEA MULLET .............. and KAYDEN VAUGHN (Selma, NC)--4 oz. SPOT ................. We are still waiting for that first KING MACKEREL of the season, however SPANISH MACKEREL have taken up the slack and BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SPOTS, FLONDER, and POMPANO are rolling thru the area! .............. Pretty predictable fishing; we have had a great weekly vacationer turnout and the beach is absolutely beautiful ............ It's what can you expect for almost JULY 4th! .................. Speaking of JULY 4th ............ We only have just over a week for the annual FREE FISHING DAY on JULY 4th! ........... Plan on being here for free fishing until 12:00 noon and then from approx. 11:00 pm until 6 am SATURDAY MORNING! ............. Let's hope the fishing stays good! ........... SEE YOU SOON! .......... MIKE STANLEY

 

WARREN SHEPARD
SAM SOUTHARD
JR SULLIVAN
(Hubert, NC)
(Maysville, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
14 lb. 10 oz.
2 lb. 8 oz.
9 oz.
COBIA
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPOT
....6-23-14
....6-22-14
....6-22-14

 

JOSEPH HIMES
JENNIFER DUDLEY
KAYDEN VAUGHN
(Swansboro, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
(Selma, NC)
COOLER
PAIR of
4 oz.
of FISH
SEA MULLET
SPOT
....6-24-14
....6-22-14
....6-23-14

 

 

6-22-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... Sorry for the DELAY! ......

Lightning hit the pier on Friday morning, causing a great deal of lighting and electronic damage, including all of our computers and phone system! ........... Sorry for the interruption in the cam and reports; we are working on the problem .............. We have had a relatively good turnout since the last report; SPOTS, nice sized SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, a few POMPANO, BLUEFISH, and even a COBIA! ........... The WATER TEMPERATURE is up to 79* (thanks Dr. Bogus) and we have been dodging the normal T-shower drill (we don't see a lot of the rain and storms that happen just across the bridge!) ............... Congratulations to BRAD HATCH (Kinston, NC)--19 lb. 13 oz. COBIA ...............  MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)--9 lb. 14 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ..............  FELIPE VASQUEZ (Goldsboro, NC)--4 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL ................ MITCH MERTZ (Swansboro, NC)--3 lb. 6 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL ............... BRYAN PEED (Wilson, NC)--- SPOTS ............... and GRAHAM SMITH (Efland, NC)--7 oz. SPOT ............... Lots of people down here today; the bridge was busy yesterday for the new vacation week! ............. We are creeping up on JULY 4th (hard to believe), and it's time to plan your trip to see the TOWN of EMERALD ISLE and BOGUE INLET PIER JULY 4th FIREWORKS! ........... Remember, fishing is free on JULY 4th but we will be closing the pier at NOON to prepare for the show.  FREE FISHING will resume after the clean-up about 11:00 PM until 6:00 AM on July 5th.  ............... GET HERE EARLY for the SHOW! ................. Please bear with us; we will be back up to speed as soon as possible! ............. Have a great day! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

BRAD HATCH
MIKE DAVIS
FELIPE VASQUEZ
(Kinston, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
19 lb. 13 oz.
9 lb. 14 oz.
4 lb.
COBIA
HATTERAS BLUE
SPANISH MACKEREL
....6-21-14
....6-19-14
....6-21-14

 

MITCH MERTZ
BRYAN PEED
GRAHAM SMITH
(Swansboro, NC)
(Wilson, NC)
(Efland, NC)
3 lb. 6 oz.
COOLER
7 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
of SPOTS
SPOT
....6-17-14
....6-21-14
....6-20-14

 

 

6-18-14 ...... WEDNESDAY ...... TAKE A KID FISHING was a GREAT SUCCESS!

It was hot at the beach yesterday, but that didn't stop an absolutely fantastic turnout at BIP! .............. For those who aren't familiar with TAKF, we help provide underprivileged children a place to come to the beach to fish and just have a wonderful time away from their normal environment. ............ There are different venues such as Charter Boats, Head Boats, and fishing piers in the Crystal Coast Area. .............. Many thanks to all of the volunteers that help with all of the guidance and logistics to make this charity one of the largest growing in Eastern North Carolina! ................. Fishing was not super co-operative yesterday, although they did catch some SPOTS, SEA MULLET, and PIN FISH to keep the tournament interesting! ................ Please understand, many of the participants have never been on a fishing pier, or even to the coast, so even a small fish was a thrill! ............ SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH have been coming up on the end, but overall it has been quiet. .............. Hopefully we will have a more in-depth report in the next day or so! ............ Thanks, and see you soon! ................... MIKE STANLEY

 

MARIE THOMAS
CLEVE PRICE
CALEB TACKETT
(Roxboro, NC)
(Goldsboro, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
1 lb. 2 oz.
7 oz.
First
SPADEFISH
SPOT
Fish!
....6-15-14
....6-15-14
....6-15-14

 

TAKE A KID FISHING ....6-17-14

 

 

6-15-14 ...... SUNDAY ...... FATHER'S DAY ......

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! .................I sure hope your family has a trip planned for you at BIP today! ................. Fishing has heavy on the BIG BLUES this weekend; also, SEA MULLET, PUPPY DRUM, POMPANO, SPOTS, SHEEPSHEAD, and you, even PINFISH! ............ Congratulations to MATT ANDERSON (Peletier, NC)--10 lb. 13 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ................ RONNIE CATES (Graham, NC)--10 lb. 5 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ............... MIKE DAVIS (Greenville, NC)--10 lb. 2 oz. & 9 lb. 13 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ................ CHRISTIAN & BRITTANY 'PINKY' CATES (Burlington, NC)--9 lb. 4 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ................ BRADLEY FISHER (Freemont, NC)--8 lb. 5 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ............... JORGE RODRIGUEZ (Hubert, NC)--7 lb. 14 oz. HATTERAS BLUE .............. JOSEPH HINES (Swansboro, NC)--7 lb. 10 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ..........  BOB YOUNG (Hubert, NC)--4 lb. 8 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................. JONISON RIVERA (Jacksonville, NC)--3 lb. 10 oz. PUPPY DRUM .............. PAUL KLEM (Hubert, NC)--1 lb. 11 oz. SEA MULLET ............... ANDY ROGERO (Midway Park, NC)--14 oz. SEA MULLET .............. CJ LAWSON & ELIJAH GRAHAM (Pink Hill, NC)--SPOTS ................ MELODY PERRY (Kinston, NC)--First Fish! ................ The BIG ROCK is over now; it looks like all of the excitement is back on our shoulders! .............. Happy Father's Day! ................. MIKE STANLEY

 

MATT ANDERSON
RONNIE CATES
MIKE DAVIS
MIKE DAVIS
(Peletier, NC)
(Graham, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
(Greenville, NC)
10 lb. 13 oz.
10 lb. 5 oz.
10 lb. 2 oz.
9 lb. 13 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
.....6-14-14
....6-13-14
....6-14-14
....6-14-14

 

CHRISTIAN &
BRITTANY 'PINKY' CATES
BRADLEY FISHER
JORGE RODRIGUEZ
JOSEPH HINES
(Burlington, NC)
(Freemont, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
(Swansboro, NC)
9 lb. 4 oz.
8 lb. 5 oz.
7 lb. 14 oz.
7 lb. 10 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
....6-13-14
....6-13-14
....6-12-14
....6-13-14

 

BOB YOUNG
JONISON RIVERA
PAUL KLEM
(Hubert, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Hubert, NC)
4 lb. 8 oz.
3 lb. 10 oz.
1 lb. 11 oz.
PUPPY DRUM
PUPPY DRUM
SEA MULLET
....6-13-14
....6-14-14
....6-13-14

 

ANDY ROGERO
CJ LAWSON &
(Midway Park, NC)
ELIJAH GRAHAM
MELODY PERRY
14 oz.
(Pink Hill, NC)
(Kinston, NC)
SEA MULLET
SPOTS
First Fish!
....6-14-14
....6-14-14
....6-14-14

 

 

6-12-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... TARPON UP! ......

With 78* water (thanks Dr. Bogus!), and much clearer to boot, the end has lit up! ............ BIG BLUES, COBIA, SPANISH MACKEREL, with SEA MULLET, SPOTS, and a PUPPY DRUM or two! ............. Congratulations to BRAD PENRY (Stella, NC)--97 lb. 3 oz. TARPON ............ JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON (Peletier, NC)--13 lb. 11 oz. COBIA ................ WARREN SHEPERD (Jacksonville, NC)--9 lb. 7 oz. HATTERAS BLUE  ................ SAM WEEKS (Cape Carteret, NC)--9 lb. 4 oz. HATTERAS BLUE .............. HERB CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)--8 lb. 11 oz. HATTERAS BLUE .............. and MATHEW JOINES (Trap Hill, NC)--8 lb. 5 oz. HATTERAS BLUE! ........... It's been pretty warm around here yesterday, and today looks like a ditto with a slight chance of a shower ............ Lots of people around here right now; warm water, and the beach is beautiful! .............. It's a good time to COME ON DOWN! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

BRAD PENRY
JIM 'AFLAC' LAIRSON
WARREN SHEPERD
(Stella, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
97 lb. 3 oz.
13 lb. 11 oz.
9 lb. 7 oz.
TARPON
COBIA
HATTERAS BLUE
....6-10-14
....6-11-14
....6-9-14

 

SAM WEEKS
HERB CHILTON
MATHEW JOINES
(Cape Carteret, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
(Trap Hill, NC)
9 lb. 4 oz.
8 lb. 11 oz.
8 lb. 5 oz.
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
HATTERAS BLUE
....6-10-14
....6-9-14
....6-9-14

 

 

6-9-14 ...... MONDAY ...... A QUIET FISHING WEEKEND! ......

We had a real good turnout this weekend; plenty of fishermen looking for that SPANISH MACKEREL or COBIA ........... But the water was muddy from that last storm which had the ocean churned up like a washing machine (last Thursday) ............. Bottom fishing was decent; there were PUPPY DRUM, POMPANO, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, and SPOTS with a few FLOUNDER! ............ Congratulations to CHRIS JOHNSON (Danville, VA)--5 lb. 2 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. TONY MASSENGILL (Peletier, NC)--4 lb. 14 oz. PUPPY DRUM ................ HENRY MORGAN (Plattsburg, MS)--1 lb. 6 oz. POMPANO ............. and JONISON RIVERA (Jacksonville, NC)--1 lb. 4 oz. SEA MULLET .................. I was speaking to one of our regulars on the end; STEVE ELLSWORTH; and he said he saw the NANCY LEE Charter Boat unloading a couple of KING MACKEREL at the dock in Swansboro! ............... Wow, that's a good sign, considering the WATER TEMPERATURE is a balmy 77* (thanks Dr. Bogus!) .............. Scattered showers ahead for the week, but comfortable temperatures will prevail .............. COME ON DOWN and grab a SPANISH MACKEREL! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

CHRIS JOHNSON
TONY MASSENGILL
HENRY MORGAN
JONISON RIVERA
(Danville, VA)
(Peletier, NC)
(Plattsburg, MS)
(Jacksonville, NC)
5 lb. 2 oz.
4 lb. 14 oz.
1 lb. 6 oz.
1 lb. 4 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
PUPPY DRUM
POMPANO
SEA MULLET
....6-7-14
....6-6-14
....6-4-14
....6-4-14

 

 

6-5-14 ...... THURSDAY ...... ANOTHER COBIA! ......

Bottom fishing has been steady with,some nice sized SPOTS, SEA MULLET, POMPANO, SHEEPSHEAD, CROAKERS, and BLUEFISH! ............. On the end, the COBIA are still keeping everyone's interest and also HATTERAS BLUES, SPANISH MACKEREL, and hey ............ where are the KING MACKEREL!?? ................. Congratulations to BILL LUDWIG (Swansboro, NC)--15 lb. 8 oz. COBIA ............... LYNN CHILTON (Reidsville, NC)--9 lb. 14 oz. HATTERAS BLUE ............... and CHIP WINDHAM (Pleasant Garden, NC)--2 lb. 2 oz. GRAY TROUT! .............. There are more than three people fishing, and we always invite our fishermen to show their catches in a picture that we post to this website! .............. When you are here, don't hesitate to come to the pierhouse and weigh your catch .............. we would love to post your picture! .............. The WATER TEMPERATURE is 76*, and our patience is wearing thin for a KING MACK (just kidding ......... COBIA are FINE for now!) ............... The BIG ROCK activity starts this coming weekend, and it is always a fun thing to visit when you come to the coast ............. The big tourney starts on MONDAY and the boats just keep coming! ............. Pretty good looking weekend ahead ........... COME ON DOWN! .................. MIKE STANLEY

 

BILL LUDWIG
LYNN CHILTON
CHIP WINDHAM
(Swansboro, NC)
(Reidsville, NC)
(Pleasant Garden, NC)
15 lb. 8 oz.
9 lb. 14 oz.
2 lb. 2 oz.
COBIA
HATTERAS BLUE
GRAY TROUT
....6-2-14
....6-3-14
....6-4-14

 

 

6-3-14 ...... TUESDAY ...... 3 MORE COBIA! ......

SaturdaySunday, and Monday were absolutely beautiful and FISHING was on the mark, too! .............. COBIA (on BUCKTAIL and GOTCHA PLUGS!), PUPPY DRUM, SPANISH MACKEREL, SEA MULLET, SPOTS, and BLUEFISH kept it interesting! ............ Congratulations to JAMES HOPKINS (Jacksonville, NC)--28 lb. 10 oz. COBIA ................ BRAD PENRY (Stella, NC)--21 lb. 3 oz. COBIA .................. MICKEY PATEL (Peletier, NC)--15 lb. 10 oz. COBIA ............ JACK BURROWS (Jacksonville, NC)--5 lb. 4 oz. PUPPY DRUM ............. RONNIE BOOTH (Emerald Isle, NC)--2 lb. 11 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL .............. JACKELYN TORRES (Wilmington, NC)--2 lb. SPANISH MACKEREL .......... and JARAD CONGLETON (Washington, NC)--1 lb. 8 oz. SPANISH MACKEREL! .............. Cooler temperatures will make the next day or so perfect for pier fishing............... C'MON DOWN and get the PLUGS OUT! ................. A few Showers on Thursday, but not a game changer ................ SEE YOU SOON! .............. MIKE STANLEY

 

JAMES HOPKINS
BRAD PENRY
MICKEY PATEL
JACK BURROWS
(Jacksonville, NC)
(Stella, NC)
(Peletier, NC)
(Jacksonville, NC)
28 lb. 10 oz.
21 lb. 3 oz.
15 lb. 10 oz.
5 lb. 4 oz.
COBIA
COBIA
COBIA
PUPPY DRUM
....5-31-14
....6-1-14
....6-1-14
....6-1-14

 

RONNIE BOOTH
JACKELYN TORRES
JARAD CONGLETON
(Emerald Isle, NC)
(Wilmington, NC)
(Washington, NC)
2 lb. 11 oz.
2 lb.
1 lb. 8 oz.
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
SPANISH MACKEREL
....6-1-14
....5-31-14
....6-1-14

 

 

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