2001 Report are below.
Sun-Nov-25 Tides Hi 2:45am ,Lo 9:00am ,Hi 3:00pm, Lo 9:30pm
Well today is our last scheduled day for our Beach Shop to be open for the 2001
season. Plans to reopen full time, next Mid March. Easter 2002
is March 31. Should any of our previous guest decide to come down during
the winter time, please give us a call! Oh! by the way, many of our
customers waited out the sea weed last night and caught over 50
Back Drum, Spots
and Puffer fish. Cya soon...
Sat-Nov-24 Tides Hi 2:00am, Lo 8:00am,Hi 2:30pm , Lo 8:45pm
3:00pm Update. Many fishermen are complaining of sea weed on the
beach. This weed tangles up fishing tackle. 8:30 am The Webster's team from Rockwell NC is back down. They tell me that the
south end has washed and filled in many sloops . He caught and released the
43 inch Red Drum back on Oct 11, 2001.
Many of our customers have caught Black Drum,
Whiting, and Spots
in the past 12 hours, Surf and
Pier. Tony and Ann, Chris
and Crystal, Kenda and George, Norma and Jay, Krista and Ryan are well experienced
when it comes to dressing fish. Yesterday's catch, several Black
Drum, Puffer fish and a 17 inch Flounder.
They like fishing with Sand Flees and Shrimp
on a short shank snelled fish hooks. These families enjoys catching and
dressing many fish. For them, fishing is a relaxing talent.
On another note, my sisters and their families were down
Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed each other when we watched the Classic Movie "It's
a Wonderful Life" on VHS. The version that is shown on TV, only
presents half the story!! Go ahead and buy the tape!! You will love it when you
see the entire story, year after year!! Stay Tune...
Fri-Nov-23 Tides Hi1:00am, Lo 7:15am ,Hi 1:30pm , Lo 7:45pm 4:30
pm Update! Cleaning fish is a fun chore!! Black Drum
and the backs of Blow fish make a tasty
meal. Many fish are being caught off Kure Pier. 1:00pm update. Many folks are down today. Wind very calm. Sky is over
cast. Air temperature is warm. Several new comers are enjoying the thrill of
victory, that's catching fish. Crystal, who's in-laws know how to catch
fish, did just that. Yesterday, she caught her first salt water fish,
Drum and several Puffers. Many
other fisherman are catching dozens of Black
Drum, Large Spots, Virginia
Mullet, Croakers, and Skates. The rest of the beach has children playing football and other
Karen and I, with the help of some of a few of our guest, landed a estimated, 110
lbs, 8 foot Christmas tree. It is so heavy that once standing, the tree's
stand legs bent. Stay tune...
Thu-Nov-22 Tides Hi12:01am ,Lo 6:15am ,Hi 12:30pm,Lo 7:00am
9:30 am Update Happy Thanksgiving!!
Not to many Fishermen down. Kure Pier has about 3 dozen people. 6 Black
Drum and 25 Puffer fish caught by
one of our guest. Water current is strong. # 5 sinker moves. Winds
about 5 mph NNE. Sea water Temp 61 F. Sky is clear! Water is pretty! Stay tune...
Wed-Nov-21 Tides Lo 5:15am, Hi 11:45am, Lo 6:00pm
Tue-Nov-20 Tides Lo 4:30am, Hi 11:00am , Lo 5:00pm , Hi
11:00pm 8:30am Weather is
fantastic. Winds have blown NNE 5-10 mph past two days. The very few fisherman
who are enjoying the beach are catching many Whiting,
Large Spots and Black
Drum. Many of our guest and fisherman have bid us farewell for the
2001 fishing season. Freezes are full and spirits have been revived. This past
Sunday, Karen and I enjoyed our first Church services and Sunday school together
since this past spring. Several of our apartments are rented this upcoming
Thanksgiving. "Move over Turkey, a good variety of fish may be sharing the table
this weekend!" Stay tune..
Sat-Nov-17 Tides Lo 2:15am, Hi 8:45 , Lo
3:00pm , Hi 9:00pm 12:00 noon. More fisherman have returned to the
beach. Black Drum, Spots,
Virginia Mullet, and Croaker
have landed in a few coolers. Stay tune....
Fri-Nov-16 Tides Lo 1:30am, Hi 8:00, Lo 2:30 pm, Hi 8:15 pm
am. Sea Water Temp. 62 F. Today's weather Is clear,
the beach is not crowed. Motels on the beach have few guest. Several people
fishing on the very end of Kure Pier are catching
Whiting, Spots and Pompano.
Boaters tell me that Trout are being caught
off-shore at Fort Fisher. Sheephead catches
around pilings in Snows cut. Several fishermen who have been down for the entire
fall season are thankful for the fish they have in there freezers. In
fact, instead of making several small trips to his freezer in Thomasville,
NC, one fisherman staying in a friends cottage, went and purchased another
freezer to fill up with fish and transport back home at the end of his fishing
trip! Black Drum caught up and
down the surf. Stay tune...
Thu-Nov-15 Tides Lo12:45am, Hi 7:00am, Lo1:23
Wed-Nov-14 Today's tides. Hi 6:15am, Lo 12:30pm, Hi 6:30pm next Lo
Thursday morning. 8:00 pm update Two fisherman catch
many dozens of pan size Black Drum. They
give Karen and I, 28 fish. Thanks!! 1:00 pm Update, Windy and few fisherman. One
of our guests went out in their Jon boat only to return empty. Stay tune..
Tue-Nov-13 Today's tides. Hi 5:30am, Lo
11:45am, Hi 5:45pm, Lo Midnight. Yesterday the faithful fishermen count
were few and cool. Winds picked up (estimated 30 mph NNE) by 4:00pm. We closed
up at 5:00pm. With a beautiful sky and leaving rods and reel home, Karen
and I adventure on the windy beach. During a good blow, all sorts of wind blown
drift wood and aged sea shells with a clear, clean sheen, appear. Today at 8:30 am brother and sister
bought live mud minnows. They to were heading south beyond Fort Fisher in search
of the great big Flounder, Drum
and/or Trout. "Not too picky".
Stay tune, stay warm and check you smoke detectors. Kure Beach Fire
Department had another Fire call last night.
Mon-Nov-12 1:00 pm GOOD NEWS!! Honest
Fisherman releases 17.75 inch Red Drum back
into river. Sir, I am sure there are other larger ones close by! Good
job! NC Fisheries rules 18 - 27 inches, one per
day. 12:00 noon. Yesterday, Black
Drum catches were still the talk of our shop. Today at noon,
winds blowing NNE 20 - 25 mph. Surf is very choppy. Kure Pier reports Virginia
mullet caught on end. Weather is windy and cool. Very few fishermen
on surf. Several other fishermen have come in to get fresh head-off shrimp and
warm up. They are heading to the less windy areas of the rock wall jetty and
banks of Cape Fear River, just south of Fort Fisher. There, Flounder
and Black Drum are usually caught this time
of year . We have not had the large number of consistent Trout
catches since September. We are hoping to catch lots of Trout
soon. Stay tune, stay warm...
Sun-Nov-11 Tides Hi 3:30 am, Lo 10:00am, Hi 4:00pm,
Lo10:30pm 10 :30 am Our first request this morning was for Ice. Lots of
Ice! The fishermen who caught fish yesterday wanted to make sure their catches
stayed fresh!! Dozens of Black Drum
weighting 12oz - 3 lbs do need plenty of Ice. Most of this fish were caught
between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday on fresh head-off
# 2 fish hooks. Our guest staying at our Apartments have never fished the surf
before. They were well pleased with the 10 Back Drum
and 2 Bluefishes that
they caught from the surf behind the Blue Marlin Apartments. Weather is pretty,
seas calm, winds NNE 4 miles/hour. Stay tune...
Sat-Nov-10 3:30 pm Today tides Hi2:30am, Lo 8:45 Hi3:00pm Lo
9:30pm. Well staying open late last night cost time this morning. (Late getting
this report out). Kure Pier has many fisherman on her deck. Reports of Spots,
Virginia Mullet and Black
Drum being caught. From the surf, many fisherman are coming back in to buy more of
our fresh heads-off shrimp and Ice.
Black Drum seem to have gotten larger this
week. Some folks are happy with their catches of fish, others are not so
happy. 7:00 pm. Looks like the larger crowds have
departed. Around 5:30 pm I went fishing on the beach. Not many people. Hoping to
catch some Black Drum, I settled for the two
pan size Bluefishes I
By cutting through their gills to bleed the fish while they are alive, then cleaning and
frying at home, Karen and I enjoyed a tasty meal. Stay tune...
Fri-Nov-09 8:30 am report Low tide was at 7:45
am, Next Hi 2:00pm last low 8:30 pm tonight. Winds 5miles NNE. Seas, small waves
at 9:00am. Yesterdays catches, Spots, and Virginia
Mullets. While Jim was buying Ice at our shop, his buddy was catching
a 7 pound Black Drum. Catching
fish today and serving a fresh dinner of Black Drum
and Whiting, hopefully
will make a convert of one of our Flounder
customers. Her husband just purchased a Shakespeare
Ugly Stick/Daiwa Reel Combo. Sir, best wishes for good fishes!!
1:00pm Breaking News!! December 7, "Pearl Harbor
Day", Kure Beach's Lady Fireman auxiliary will be singing at the
lighting of the town's Christmas Tree Lighting ! Stay tune..
Hurricane MICHELLE *, see weather link.
8:00 am report Low tide was at 6:30 am, Next Hi 12:45 last low 7:30 pm tonight.
Winds calm. Seas calm. Yesterdays catches, Spots,
Black Drum, Red
Drum and Virginia Mullets. Stay
Wed-Nov-07 9:00 am Winds Gentle from west. Weather very nice! No
signs of Hurricane Michelle*.
Next Hi Tide 11:45 am and the next lo tide 6:30 pm. Black
Drum are still in the news. Puppy
Drum, Red Drum or Channel Bass depending on how
you prefer to call them, are making a strong come back. This fish is regulated
by NC Fisheries, 18-27 inches in length and one per day. Several customers
complain when they throw back a 16 inch fish. Dinner news: To me, pan size
fried lightly in fat-free vegetable oil and a seafood breaded mix, taste between
a Flounder and Virginia
Mullet. Serve with collards, boil potatoes,
corn bread and Ice tea. Trout are
still caught in boats, no reports from shore. Stay tune...
Tue-Nov-06 Election Day, 2001 !! Next
Hi Tide 10:45 am, Low Tide 5:15pm, Hi tide tonight 11:00pm. Local Fisherman Philip
tells me that Black Drum will migrate
into the Sounds and Bays. In the past, they have grown very large. I have seen some
caught that weight over 60 pounds. The ones Karen and I have, weight 12oz.
- 1 pound. The Boat Captains I have talked to are not
too worried about
Hurricane Michelle *(click
for forecast). 10:30 am Update, Red
Drum and Flounder are being
caught from the COLD windy surf. Wrap up when you go "catching
" today, winds 15 plus miles/hour NNE. Stay tune...
Mon-Nov-05 Today's tides Hi 9:45 am, next Low 4:15 pm, Hi tide
again 10:00pm. 8:00 am Gentle winds are from the north 5 knots. UPDATE
10:15am Winds have picked up NNE, 20 miles/hour since this 8:00 am.
4:00pm Update: More Black Drum for
supper have arrived 8 to 12 inches long. Whiting
and Spots are being caught also. Winds NNE
10 miles/hour. Stay
HURRICANE MICHELLE AFFECTS FORECAST by
a Non-meteorologist !! *NOW if you can stay out of the water and fish from the beach and/or Pier,
everything should be OK*. I am guessing at this time that we will have
higher surf waves from the Northeast starting Wednesday through next Monday*.
Catching fish should continue or even pickup*!! For myself, I would not adventure
offshore in any boat this upcoming week*. The river and bays should not be
affected*. The rules for boating (as I
understand*), it's the Captains
The last time we had a Hurricane of this forecast pass 300 miles
offshore, three separate drowning occurred inshore and from the beach, September
me, Hurricane Michelle appears to be forecasted to pass about 900 miles to the
east (CLICK TO SEE FORECAST)*. Stay
Tune...* Gilbert Alphin
is making a non qualified opinion!!
11/04/01 6:00pm EST*
Sun-Nov-04 4:00 pm. Last low tide 3:30pm next hi tide 9:15pm. This
was a great weekend for catching fish. All persons fishing caught fish. Black
Drum in a cooler make’s a pretty picture. After a Black
Drum is caught, the colors of the fish change from the dark
brownish-gray to silverish-white with dark strips. Virginia
Mullet made a strong comeback last night. Sand flees and a # 3 short
shank hook caught 36 for Alan, one of our customers. He had so many fish he gave
Karen and me a dozen Black Drum.
For lunch, we steamed local oysters. For supper we plan to have Black
Drum and collards. For breakfast, our Pastor's 8:30 am sermon
mentions the miracle of the boy's basket of fish feeding over 5,000 people. Stay
tune..... Special 10 Lbs bag of Ice 85 cents.
Sat-Nov-03 10:15 am Warm weather and a calm Sea. Hi Tide was
around 8:15 am, next low 2:45pm. Bloodworms
should be arriving today, the slowdown in customers this past week halted our
delivery schedule of Bloodworms. In the past,
fishing season went through Thanksgiving.
Trout, Red Drum,
and Flounder are around all
winter. 4:00 pm Ice run!! Kure Pier is crowded.
Many buckets of Black Drum, 10 - 15 inches
long, scattered catches of Blue Fish
and dozens of large Spots. Not many
fishermen on the surf at low tide. Next Hi Tide 8:30 pm. Stay tune...
Fri-Nov-02 6:00 pm UPDATE, UPDATE !!
Well to our surprise, this day turned into Black
Drum Friday!! Customers who did not do well yesterday caught Black
Drum by the dozens today!! Just
goes to show you, never give up!! I have not eaten Black
Drum in years, but I am looking forward to. Flounder,
Virginia Mullet and Blue Fish
rounded out the day. Boaters tell me that Gray
Trout are off shore. Fish to people ratio estimate; 7 to 1. Gilbert
(click to enlarge Black Drum picture)
Fri-Nov-02 By 7:00 am nobody was around. The Tide did not even show up! (just
kidding). Hi tide was at 7:30 am next low 2:00 pm.
Winds ESE 10 knots. I decided not to open so early and check out the
beach and Pier. While having breakfast at the Ocean
View Restaurant, I met several of our customers. Most, not all,
tell me they came up short handed on catching fish yesterday. Later while I was
walking on the beach, I meet a family from Burlington, NC. They claim to
have caught 60 Black Drum yesterday on Shrimp
fishing with13 rods. Anyway we hope fishing improves. 10:30
AM update; More reports of Black Drum
by other customers. 11:30 am Update Ice
run!! 2 Five Gallon buckets of Black Drum,
Blue Fish and Virginia
Mullet. I have caught Black Drum
on the rock wall jetty between Buzzard Bay and the Cape Fear River. Need to let everybody know that the 2002 fishing season has begun as far
as our Blue Marlin Beach Shop inventory is concern. This is the first time that
we have restocked our shop this early in advance. Shakespeare
Ugly Stick, Daiwa Reels and new Surf
Carts (click to enlarge picture)
for hauling your fishing equipment are now in stock for the
holydays. Stay tune….
Thu-Nov-01 Yesterday’s catch report, Whiting,
Blow Fish, Spots, Flounder and
a Skate. According
to the meteorologists, October 2001 was the first blue moon since 1955. A blue
moon is when the moon reaches full, twice in one month. Today’s Hi tide, 7:00
am and 7:30pm tonight. Stay tune…
Wed-Oct-31 Last hi tide was
around 6:30am this morning. Next
low tide 12:15 pm this afternoon. There have been very few fishermen on the
beach & pier this past week. Do not know the reason. (Maybe the economy?) Spots
continue to run in cycles. Flounder
are still being caught here and there. The weather is perfect for fishing and catching
fish! As in the past,
November and the first half of December is considered the height of the Trout
Season. Mirror lures and grubs
work great along with our salt mullet.
Last Sunday, Karen and I postponed our fishing trip and instead headed to the
closest oyster bar. The chef, at “Heck of a Peck” (a Raw &
Steamed Seafood Restaurant Bar), said that the local oysters from nearby
Brunswick, New Hanover and Onslow counties saltwater sounds and marshes will be
arriving this week. We settled for the Gulf Coast oysters that he had.
Very delicious. Update At 10:24am gentleman returned to stock up on # 5 and # 6
sinkers. NNE wind is picking up! Stay
tune… (Sorry about missing the
past two days)
Sun-Oct-27 set your clocks back 1 hour!
Next Hi Tide is around 4:45 pm today. Current winds here are coming from
the Northeast 5-10 knots. We are anticipating another fish run today. Karen and
I are planning fish this evening on the beach in front of the Blue Marlin
Apartments tonight. Yesterday afternoon, many Pompano were caught here on
shrimp. This NE winds direction and cooler weather should cause the fish to
start running, again!! Stay tune…
Sat-Oct-26 Lo Tide is occurring now 10:45 am. Wind calm to 5 miles NNE. Air
temperature has cooled down. Not many fishermen down at this time. No Reports at
Fri-Oct-26 At noon, the winds are coming straight out of the south according to
Old Glory. Next Hi Tide is around 4:15 pm today. Stay tune…
Thur-Oct-25 Yesterdays warm weather and southwest winds has put a damper on
fishing today. Surf and Kure Beach Fishing Pier reports; slow
on catching fish. On the other hand, Karen and had several bug bits while
cleaning Pop-eye Mullets. The warm
summertime weather has hatched several species of insects. Did show a customer
how to fillet the 17-inch Flounder his
wife caught. Better fortunes tomorrow.
Wed-Oct-24 Lo Tide just past
at 8:00 am. Next Hi Tide 2:30
pm. During the past two nights
large numbers of Spots, few Flounder
and Virginia Mullet have been
caught off the surf and Kure Pier. Our Fresh
Mullet arrived this morning. Seawater temperature 71 F. Winds calm
and we are under a blanket of fog.
are back!! Hi Tide Today is around 1:30pm, Air temperature is pleasantly warm.
Sea Temperature 70 F. GA
7:40 pm Update, Not to many people fishing today. Weather was much warmer
than the past few days. Spots were
caught through out the day. Over the past weeks Flounder
have been caught off the Rock Wall
on Mud Minnows and Cut
Mullet. The Rock
Wall (south-end of island) was constructed in the 1890’s. It
purposes was to keep the main channel of the Cape Fear River cleared of
sand bars that interfered with shipping. Trout,
Drum, Black Sea Bass plus other
fish feed off the small marine life that thrive on this manmade reef.
Stay tune. …
Mon-Oct-22 Low tide today was
around 6:00am next hi tide is 12:30pm. This morning, winds were 2-5 NNE on the
surf. While on the surf, I saw several large Spots
being pull up on the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Surf fishermen and their
families were making there way to the south end of our Island this morning in
hopes of catching Flounder.
2:00pm Update Spots are biting on shrimp!! Remnants of hurricane Karen,
temporary stopped the Bloodworm harvest in Yarmoth, Novi Scotia, Canada. This is
where Bloodworm are grown and harvested
Sun-Oct-21 Many of our guests
are packing up and heading back home. Coolers are filled with Bluefish,
and Virginia Mullet. Pig
Fish and Groupers are being
caught off shore. Ice is in big demand!! Air temperature has risen!! 2:30
pm Winds out of the east. Catching fish have slowed down a bit. Weather nice.
Next up date Monday morning.
Sat-Oct-20 GOOOOD MORNING NORTH CAROLINA!!! This year’s fall fishing
season has been one of the best since 1995! Why? Because no hurricanes
and the fish are here!! Today's hi tides are close to 11:00 am and 11:15
pm tonight. Winds seem calm at 7:00 am. Sea Temperature 73 F. 7:15pm update:
Rain showers were off and on this afternoon. Plenty of Spots
were caught today. Everybody that fished today caught fish; Virginia
mullet and Croakers
were also caught! 10 lbs bag Ice 85 cents.
Fri-Oct-19 Today Hi Tide is around 10:00 am, next Hi 10:30 pm
tonight. 8:20 am report. Not many folks this morning. Very
early this morning, large number of Spots
was caught within a 45-minute time period on Kure Pier. From the surf in
front of the Blue Marlin Apartments, guest Debbie reports that her family has
caught 7 fish since 7:00am. Gentle wind blowing out the Northeast. What seemed
like a thousand fish, only turned out to be a several hundred fish. The
Hayes brothers caught more fish this past week than they have caught in the past
3 years combined!! 11:00 am The reports from surf not many
catches, 7:00 pm We got the blues today, Bluefish
that is, Virginia Mullet and Spots
round out the rest of our guests catches today. Sometime two fish at a time were
caught. Other times, peaceful rest. Stay tune till tomorrow ...
Thur-Oct-18 Today, Hi tide is around 9:15, next Hi 9:30 pm tonight.
1:00 PM Report, Spot runs vary
throughout the day on Kure Beach Pier and surf. Salt
Mullet Fillets are catching Trout, Bluefish,
Flounder and Red
Drum. Pop-eye finger mullet
are in the surf in front of Blue Marlin Apartments. Several Flounder
and Bluefish have been caught in surf and
Cape Fear River. Cape Fear River marks the Westside of
our Island. State park, dredge pond, hike through the woods along Dow Road, or
the south end of Fort Fisher give access to this all natural picturesque river.
Congressional Law prohibits the development of this Aquarian saltwater
riverbank. Stay tune..
Wed-Oct-17 Hi tide is around 8:30 am this morning and again at 8:50 pm
tonight. Winds here this morning, calm. Not many fishermen present on this
mid-week day. Air temperature 49 degrees F. Sea water 73 F. Even after the wind
change yesterday, many Bluefish and small
Pompano were caught.
8:55am Update. Ice run again! Three of our guests have caught 34 Bluefish
since sunrise! They started at daylight and the Bluefish
are still coming. Bluefish have gotten a
bad reputation as being a bad tasting fish. We and other residents of Kure Beach
find that if one cuts the Bluefish from
the middle if it's gill and leaves the head halfway attached, the blood of these
fighting fish escapes. The fish die immediately and are out of pain. After, cook
and serve as you please. 10:45am Flounder are
making news, caught on Mud minnows. We
have 300 lbs of Popeye's to dress.
9:00 PM What started out slow, turned out to be another good day for catching
fish!! Hi number of Bluefish and Pompano.
Flounder catch reports also.
Tue - Oct- 16 Yesterday was a great day for fishing, oops "catching
fish" on the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Also, several surf fishermen
caught their limits on Bluefish and Red
Drum. This morning, many of our customers are buying Ice, lots of
Ice. Several are going back home to small towns and large cities, Tar Heal and
Winston-Salem, N.C. for example. They are looking forward to stocking their
freezers with the catches of fish caught over the past few days. Saltwater fish
are pleasantly fresh tasting for 4 months if they are cleaned and iced down
immediately and then frozen within 48 hours of their catch. At 8:30 am winds are
about 7 miles/hour from the NNE. Next Hi tide is close to 8:00 pm. tonight.
2:27pm. Wind direction has changed, coming from the south now. Fishing
seems to have slowed down according to our customers. They have come in to Ice
down earlier catches and bait.
Mon-Oct-15 Last night's weather front brought about 2 inches of rain. Air
temperature is 62 degrees F. Seawater temperature is 71 degrees. Winds are
out of the northeast. Hi tide today has just past, next Hi tide is around 7:15
PM. This morning, the sky is clear. This is prime condition for catching fish!
Kure Pier and Beach are not crowded with people. 3:40
pm. Winds are NNE @ 9 miles /hour Spots, Spots and
more Spots! Everybody is catching fish. Pompano
included in catch!! Kure Beach Fishing pier is about 3/5 as full as it was this
past Saturday. Surf reports are favorable with few Bluefish.
47 years ago today Hurricane Hazel made history by coming ashore here.
Sun-Oct-14 High tide today is approximately 6:15 pm.
Winds are coming straight out of the south. Not as good as a northerly wind for catching
fish. At 2:30 pm, Kure Beach surf is practically empty of fishermen. The Kure
Beach Pier has about 1/10 the number of fishermen as compared to yesterday.
Jim from Minnesota bought 4 bags of Ice for the thirty Spots
and thirteen Pompano
he and his wife caught this morning in the surf. Karen and I are cleaning bait,
a newly arrived load of Pop-eye Mullet
that were caught in South Carolina yesterday. Stay tune...
Sat -Oct-13 Temperature has risen. Tee Shirts and short pants have
replaced over-alls. Fishing reports from surf are few catches by noon, except
for a 2.89 lb Pompano.
Kure Beach Fishing Pier is crowded, very crowded. During the night, several
coolers of Virginia Mullet, Spots,
Bluefish and Croaker
were filled. Well
another Saturday is coming to an end. Nearly all customers and guest caught
plenty of fish. Cleaning fish is a "fun" chore. Freezer bags,
coolers and Ice are getting plenty of use. The troubles of the world seem to be
on everybody's mind. Here, the pleasant atmosphere, sun, sand, seagulls and
waves of the surf gave everybody a relaxing day. C-ya next time!
Fri-Oct-12 Using a finger mullet threaded on # 5/0 straight
single fish hook, Joel Webster of Rockwell NC. LANDED a 43-inch Red
Drum this morning. NC Fisheries rules only allow one Red
Drum per day, 18 - 27 inches long. He released this giant fish. He
did take its picture. Drop in to our Shop to take a peak at his picture.
We are checking into citation registration. Two young adventures were uncertain
about fishing with our live mud minnows. After catching a few flounder,
they came back and asked for more minnows. Other catches, several Virginia
Mullet, Spots, Red
Did have another complaint of a tired arm and shoulder due to reeling
in lots of fish. No reports of Trout
today. Special, 10 lb bag of Cubed Ice 85 cents. ...GA
Thu-Oct-11 Hopkins Lures
are in demand again. We have reordered 3/4 ounce to 4 ounce Hopkins
Lures for Bluefish. This lures
should arrived via UPS tomorrow. Spots
are still in plentiful supply off KURE BEACH FISHING PIER and the
surf of Kure Beach. Bluefish feed on Spots.
It is for this reasoning that Bluefish
run heavy 3 - 15 lbs this time of year. Today, one of our newly arrived guest
caught a 7 lb Flounder in
Snows Cut (Approx. 6 miles north of the Blue Marlin Apartments.)
Oh, another one of our customer insists that short shanks fish hooks works
better than long shank hooks for catching Whiting.
He says that the short shank in a sand flea is hidden in the body. He is
catching lots of Whiting.
ARE HERE IN HI QUANTITY!! Several
customers are complaining because their arms are getting tired of reeling fish
in (?). Spots by the bucket full and cooler full off KURE BEACH FISHING
PIER. Special: 10 lb bag of cubed Ice, 85 cents per bag at our Blue
Marlin Beach Shop!!
Tue-Oct-09 SPOTS ARE STARTING TO ARRIVE.
the best bait for these hungry southbound migrating fish. TROUT
ARE BEING CAUGHT IN SURF AND PIER. Wind was ruff today as some fishermen
had to stop fishing this morning. Bluefish were
also caught. As in the past, fishing is the best when the wind is out of the
northeast and seawater temperatures are between 55 - 74 degrees Fahrenheit.
Current water temp is 72 degrees and dropping as we go into fall and winter.
Like the past fish runs, Karen and I are busy cleaning baitfish. We can
only see what our customers are taking home. We have to work in the shop when
the fish are really biting, darn. Special: 10 lb bag of cubed Ice, 85 cents per
bag!! Fresh row Pop-eye Mullet is
being caught locally. Pop-eye Mullet
is cleaned and cut up for bait. Red Drum, Flounder
and other game fish feed on Pop-eyes.
While these Pop-eyes are running, we
sell them whole, fillet, or as salted fillet. Head
off shrimp is universal bait. No, not out of Star-Trek. A lot
of sea species feed on shrimp. Spots
to Giant Whales. Heads-off because you lose
1/2 your money when you buy shrimp with
the heads-on, plus you have a real mess on your hands.
Mon-Oct-8 God speed to our U.S. Forces,
Great Britain Forces, and the 40 other Allied Forces around the world!
Seawater temperature at the Kure Pier is in the mid 70's. This past
weekend Karen and I came up empty fishing in front of the Blue
Marlin Apartments. Winds were out of the south. This wind direction
has a history of bad luck. However, most of our customers who fished with our
salt mullet on the south end of Kure Beach made out OK. Trout
proved again that Salt Mullet
is one of their favorite meals! Sunday 10-7 we woke up to rain. The wind had
shifted out of north. Today 10-8 high tide is approximately Noon. Hopefully, Spots
will be running soon in this cooler weather.
10/4/01: Well the weather has been great. Seas are calm @ 76 degrees
and the forecast for hurricanes seams to be very low.
Spots have not yet arrived in hi numbers. Bloodworms
prices range from $5.75 - $6.50 per 10 pack at the various bait shops. Like the
past, this is the best bait for Spots. Pompano, a type of
saltwater angle fish, are being caught in hi number. Like the past, fresh shrimp
and a #3-5, 72 series long shank hook on a two-drop rig seem to be working the
Trout lover. Trout
are here! Seems like in the evenings with salted
cut mullet and castings 50 - 80 yards off the surf works the best. #
1 long shank 72 series eagle claw hook will hold these soft mouth delicious
fish. Don't let the distance off shore fool you. 85% of all other inshore
fish are caught within 10 - 30 yards off the beach.
This morning, 10/4/01, our fisherman and fisherwomen are catching Bluefish.
10 - 20 inches in length. Dozen or more per person.
Last Wednesday, September 26, Karen and I were fishing on the surf in font of
the Blue Marlin Apartments. Once we got our tackles in the water,
Kure Beach dispatcher in coded the Kure Beach Fire Department. Being on the
department for 20 years, I had to respond to the call. Fortunately the call was
a faulty alarm. When I returned, Karen had caught an 18-inch Flounder.
I re-check my bait and cast out. Just as soon as the tackle hit the water, I
felt a jerk the size of a sledgehammer punch! Looking over the water, a large
fish jumped out of the water pulling the # 6 sinker along too. This was a
17-inch Bluefish. Well the rest was a
thankful meal. Tonight we are having the 15-inch trout that was caught last
Well the weather has been great. Seas are calm and the forecast for
hurricanes seams to be very low.
PS: Stop wishing and go
It's later than you think!!
7:30 am - 10:30 pm.
PO Box 101
Kure Beach, NC 28449
be continued GA