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Merry Christmas 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 Very few fishermen today. Seas are fantastic! 7 knots northeast wind. Big Trout are being caught along rocks and surf at Fort Fisher. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.36 and up!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 "Another bucket of Spots last night" reported one fisherman. "Trout, Red Drum, Black Drum, Flounder and 20 inch Virginia Mullets" are a stable catch for many. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.36 and up!
Friday, November 9, 2012 Happy Birthday to someone special! Moring catches are 18 inch Trout, 5 big Virginia Mullets, Black Drum, a Flounder and Bluefish! Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.36 and up!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Yes it been a week since our last report. Fishing reports have been good. For many, locals included, freezers are packed with a whole variety fresh fish. On this post-election day, fishermen are catching large Virginia Mullets, some as long as 22 inches. Fish house reports their wholesalers have the highest number of fish in many years. Gas prices have dropped another dime. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.36 and up!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Bluefish, Spots, Black Drum, Flounder, Pompanos, and a 37 inch Red Drum released all within 50 yards of the Blue Marlin Apartments today. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.46 and up!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Folks in the northeast of the USA. Hang in there, it is only going to get worst long before it gets better. Patience is your best asset while working with your fellow man as this natural ordeal unfolds. Fishing reports are the best in years according to local N.C. Wildlife officials. "We have not seen this in a very long time" quoted the officer. She thanks our guest for allowing her to measure all the beautiful fish caught off the surf, right in front of our apartments. Second pair of fishermen mopped up on everything! "We caught it all! Trout, Blues, Black Drum, Flounder, Croakers, Red Drum, not to mention all the south end scenery". Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.46 and up!
Monday, October 29, 2012 9:30 am. Today! Black Drum! Big ones! Right in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. Fort Fisher State Park reopens today due to the weekend closing by inclement weather. Speaking of the weather, the neighboring states of/and New Jerseys, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and especially Pennsville should expect DEADLY ditch, creek, streams, and rivers washes outs over the next twenty days! The water levels of shallow waters may rise 20 feet in less than one hour! Watch out!! Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.49 and up!
Sunday, October 28, 2012 Rains have passed! For us, Tropical Storm Sandy turnout to be a common nor-easter. Yep I got my shoes wet watching an eleven foot wave come ashore. Kure Pier is a-okay! No fishing reports over the past 36 hours. Gas prices down a dime in many places. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.49 and up!
Friday, October 26, 2012 11:00 am For us, very few fishermen down the past 4 days. This morning there are 60 or more fishermen on Kure Pier. Other news, the tropical storm has not sparked any activity from the town of Kure Beach. We do not see town vehicles going around with flashing yellow lights alerting folks of any storm warnings. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.57 and up!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Mixed reports this past weekend on "Catching Fish". Spots were very plentiful everywhere along Snows Cut, Kure Beach Surf, Kure Pier, Fort Fisher Air Base Pier, Rock wall and South end. Today were heard 12 Kings were hauled in on the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier. Other than three separate reports of hogging the beach, we have no news on this past week's Carolina Beach Fishing Tournament. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.57 and up!
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Unbelievable! Folks they are catching "MANY" supersized 36 inch plus-Red Drum off Kure Pier. After a short picture taking, the beautiful creatures are set loose "alive" by drop nets. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.57 and up!
Friday, October 19, 2012 10:00 AM UPDATE!!!! KURE PIER FISHERMEN MOP UP > BIG TIME< ON SPOTS, 3 AM TILL DAWN!!! 7:00 AM Can you name things that go "SPLASH IN THE NIGHT" ? ? ? Mud Minnows feeding on sand gnats in a minnow tank. Yep, a very nice surprise this morning. Sometime during the night our minnow man showed up with some very nice sized minnows. Feisty Rain showers are here today as air temperatures rise. Spots and Croakers are being caught. Sea water temperatures are running around 76-78 degrees. Morning fisherman reported he loves the taste of "Black Drum". Fishing tournament going on this weekend at Carolina Beach. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.57 and up!
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Virginia Mullets, Pompanos, Spots, Croakers and big Bluefish are making the news. Grab them while you can but there is a big "Mud Minnow Shortage". At the moment we are all out! Word has that a possible cause is warmer winters keep the predatory fish active and Mud Minnows are on the food chain. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 There were more fishermen down this past weekend that the week before. Virginia Mullets, Spots and Croakers were the common catch. Late Sunday afternoon, Karen and I walk along the north side bank of "Snows Cut". We used the ADA ramp at the west end of the county park to gain access. Other than the bright sunshine reflecting off the water, this place makes a great fishing spot. We love the smell of fresh salt marsh! This morning the temperatures are cool and comfortable. Our Mullet fisherman reports he has a "catch for us in the morning". :) Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Friday, October 12, 2012 Very nice weather the past several days. Winds have been out of the northeast 7 knots. Several fishermen are back for Shrimp, Mullet and Mud Minnows. They are catching a mixture of Blues, Flounder and Virginia Mullets. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Several Twenty to Twenty-Six inch Bluefish caught today in Freeman Park. Salted Mullet on # 8/0 hooks. Winds have blown from the Northeast 6 knots most of the day. Blue Skies. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 "Got-a have some more of that Salted Mullet!!" are the words spoken by today's set of fishermen. Our Steal wire Drum Rigs are about gone. In the Fort Fisher State Park, they are doing pretty good with Red Drum and Bluefish. Sand gnats are not too bad. Sand flees and One-Armed Bandits are catching a few Sheep Head reported one fisherman. Virginia Mullets love the Shrimp. Our Mud Minnows tore into a big bug when it fell into the tank. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Monday, October 8, 2012 Cooler air this morning. Fewer than normal fishermen down this past weekend. Not quite sure? Fishing reports have been pretty good! Spanish Mackerel are all over Kure Pier. Sabiki Rigs <click are back in demand. At this time, we are out of them. Bloodworms are beautiful this year, our dealer has them pack in Tupperware packages plus there is now a full dozen in the deal, $10.75 per box. Trout are here and there along with a Fat Flounder or two. Around 11:30 pm last night, a big rainstorm woke everyone up with lighting and heavy rains. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.69 and up!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Light rain showers and warm weather this morning. 3 pm skies are clearer, no rain with a south west wind blowing. Fishermen are having to use # 4,5 or # 6 sinker to stay in the water. Black Drum made one mans day. Virginia Mullets and one big Speckled Trout another. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.73 and up!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Rain showers are well into the second day as the few fishermen we see stock up with bait and rain gear. Virginia Mullets are much larger. New fishing fines went into effect on Monday <click. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.73 and up!
Sunday, September 30, 2012 One of our customers cleaned a 27 inch Red Drum " yes keeper" yesterday. Many meals from this special creature! Clouds with very light sprinkles of rain fell last night. Today, over cast skies as folks pack up and head back home. Speaking of heading home, the "Cape Fear Memorial Bridge" has closed until 5 am, Monday Morning. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.73 and up!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 New set of fishermen were in this morning. Nice part, they follow our daily fishing report. Daily! Grandkids what to know, "What's a Bloodworm and what so good about Salted Mullet to a Saltwater fish"? Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.73 and up!
Friday, September 28, 2012 Yesterday, several "b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l-l" schools of young Popeye Mullets swam inside a three foot wave as we thru fish scraps back into the ocean. The clarity in the blue-green water was picturistic. Karen and I are having Red Drum, Bluefish and Pompano for supper. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.73 and up!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 19 inch Flounder Kick the lid off lady fisherman's bucket, twice! Locals are enjoying Virginia Mullets, Flounder, Spots and Back Drum. Yes we have some big Popeye Mullets. Fishermen report the surf is full of Mullet Minnows. Our Mud Minnows are in big demand for Flounder catches. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:15 pm. Time for shut-eye. Popeye Mullet fisherman reports he has mullet weighing nearly 5 pounds coming in the morning. Several recreational fishermen are showing signs of suntanned faces. Weather has been very nice the past 5 days. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Sunday, September 23, 2012 Happy Birthday to someone special. Big Game Fishermen were back this weekend for more adventures. They reported the waters off the surf at the Fort Fisher State Park were full of large hand-sized Popeyed Mullets. Something big striped their tackle both nights. Along with this, they caught a few keeper Red Drum, one 26 inches. Others made good photo shots but they had to be released due to size limitations. Virginia Mullets are plentiful in the surf. Also Kure Pier fishermen are doing good. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Friday, September 21, 2012 This morning, several fishermen have reported catching 4 to 22 Flounder and Red Drum. Most are non-keepers. Warm weather has returned! Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Fishing cleaning was fun today! The local seagulls got a big kick out of our mullet guts. We recycle right in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. Two of our guest caught lots of Virginia Mullets, foot long Pompanos, and Pin Fish on the surf. Boater told us he was having water splashing over the sides of his boat yesterday. The beach shows signs of wash-drop-off so be careful waking the beach after dark! Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 One of our guest caught several Flounder way-way up the "Cape Fear River". Most were not keepers due to their size. He has been fishing just below the terminal ports in Wilmington. Last night a Pender county fisherman reported his daughter caught a Grouper, yes Grouper in "Futch Creek" close to Scotts Hill. We received our first catch of Local Mullet today! Two days from now we will have our "famous world renowned Salted Mullet." :) Jumbo Canadian Bloodworms are back! $10.75 per pack of 10. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.83 and up!
Friday, September 14, 2012 Pre-autumn weather has been a joy this week. Virginia Mullets have been coming in everyday for the past 5 days. While on Kure Pier, one fishermen reported a very large Trout caught Wednesday. First part of the week "Black Biting Flies" were giving everybody a fit. Few changes in the price of gas. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Flounder fishermen were here today. Shrimp, Mullet and Mud Minnows were popular bait. Summer weather is still here! A cool front came in around 10 pm causing, you guess it, rain. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Hot weather has returned! Lunar hi tides of pre-equinox dates are covering the "Rock Wall" below the Ferry Landing. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!
Monday, September 3, 2012 Many folks happy to be at the beach. Woke up to very light sprinkles, then we had very bright sunshine, then the dark clouds came in a played tricks on us the rest of the day. Fishermen reported fair activity of pan size Virginia Mullets and Croakers. Kure Pier had a multi dozens fishermen enjoying their day. Stay Tuned! Local Tides, Gas Price $3.68 and up!