Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, Salted Mullet catch Speckled Trout, Night Crawlers catch 5 Virginia Mullets, Croakers and many throw back Black Drums.

Thanksgiving weekend. Karen and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. For us, we find the joys and heartaches of this special time of year. Love ones who have gone on ahead of us are truly a true treasure. As always, many lessons have be treasured this year. Stay in touch with our website. Throughout the winter I will be updating and modifying our site. Take care!!!!!!!!!!! We will be back!!

Friday, Nonmember 27, 2015 Virginia Mullets and Croakers are still making a show. Everyone else is enjoying their special Holiday time. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices 1.96and up.

Thanksgiving 2015 Not many folks in so we closed up shop around 10:30 am. Got to see lots of relatives we've not seen in over a year. Hope everyone enjoyed this special time. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices 1.96 and up.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00 am Local fishermen continue to catch good sized Virginia Mullets. Yesterday's ten minute walk on Kure Beach showed promising results. Other news: Local Animal Control officials are in action. Several residents are having Opossum and stray cat issue. My opinion, its the cooler temperatures causing all the critters to seek warmer shelter. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $1.95-9, $2.12 and up!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:30 pm Today's catch of Virginia Mullets are not as wide as last week's catches. Many are the same lengths, 10 - 18 inches long. Once the sun passed our front store's window, our heater came on. 11:00am Good Morning, Yesterday, there were several groups of fishermen scattered up and down Kure Beach. Wind chill continued to play a major factor to one's comfort level. No one stopped by to report any catches. Other news outside of fishing: Several customers have brought up the subject of "Heath Care Insurance". All are very concerned. Stay Warm! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $1.95-9, $2.12 and up!

Monday, November 23, 2015 Clear skies with a sudden drop in temperature. Biggest factor, the winds have picked up. Fishermen are asking for toboggans. Over the weekend a fisherman reminded me of how important it is to keep used or worn out fishing line away from wildlife and domesticated animals. "I've seen fishing line, wrapped around a duck, harm the animal". Gas prices continue to drop across the county. $1.95 was posted at one station in Wilmington. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $1.95-9, $2.12 and up!

Sunday, November 22, 2015 Rains are back. Very few folks have been in today. Of those fishing, Cape Fear River is their destination. On another note, we noticed one gas station in Wilmington had lowered it's price of regular gas to $1.99 Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $1.99, $2.12 and up!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 Two non-keeper Flounders, 40 Virginia Mullets, 12 to 20 inches in length. "I'm done for the day" quoted another fisherman. Mud Minnows and Sand Flees are popular baits. It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Winds, gentle northeast, coming straight down the beach. All up and down the surf, many family get-togethers are going on. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Friday, November 20, 2015 9:PM UPDATE Wide Virginia Mullets, several with 9 inch girts. Length are 16-18 inches. This shape is a first for me. 4PM UPDATE: What appeared as a possible Whale's blowhole-splash (yes every 5 years or so) turned out to be no whale at all. From our store, what I saw turned out to be an offshore swimmer, 600 yards out swimming in his wet suit. It wouldn't surprise me if he, or she, spoke Portuguese. Other news: Chatting with a local fisherman, he and his buddies are forecasting a longer than normal Virginia Mullet Season. Some have caught more than 4 dozen over the past 36 hours. The extended forecast is based on warmer than normal seawater temperatures. (Current waters, 69 degrees) 10am: One young disappointed fisherman reported, "Granddad caught a Trout, my uncle caught a Trout, I caught nothing". This morning we took a quick walk along Kure Beach's boardwalk. Next thing we knew, we were at the very end of Kure Pier. I must say, it has been over a month since I've walked all the way to it's end. Very nice! We were there less than 5 minutes when all at once, four fish were reeled in. Not the biggest fish I've ever seen nor to the fishermen who caught them, so the three Croakers and one Pin Fish were toss back into the sea. One Fat Pelican, (No. Not the one on Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach) was sitting at his normal post. He, or she, has a very unique face. The bird smiles as thou he knows you. The same way your pet smiles at you when you come home. I recall a few years ago, a lady got cited because she held the Pelican the same way she holds her Pekinese pup. Her friend took a picture, unharmed. Two wildlife officers came along an cited her a violation $ penalty. Hey, It upset me too. :( Back to today's pier. The sloughs are back! At low tide, both north and south beaches have sloughs. After last's month's storms, it looks as if "time" has reshaped the surf back to its normal shape. From the sky, one may imagine someone using an ice cream scoop to reshape the edge of beach with the ocean thereby creating what we locals call "sloughs". Sloughs are 30 to 70 yards wide. They are separated by a short stretch of beach forming a mini-point, so-to-speak. Between the points, fish congregate due to the deeper waters and food sources. Sand flees, Ghost Crabs feed on plankton, and many other micro-marine organisms. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Thursday, November 19, 2015 This morning, heavy rains have fallen. By 1 pm, one fisherman stated, "Every bit of an inch or more of rain!". He also reported, "Yesterday, we cleaned twenty fish on your cleaning table. Thru back that many more. Keepers were 18 inch Virginia Mullets, couple of Trout, and several good sized Spots. The Black Drum were too small to keep". Very few fishermen are down this week, therefore, two of our bait supplies have called it a season. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Quite fall day. Today our fish cleaning table saw some action. I missed seeing the fisherman therefore I am not sure what they caught. Based on fish-scale size, I am assuming Virginia Mullets or other like kind saltwater pan fish. Other news, today, very light sprinkles of rain fell off and on all day. Carolina Beach: They are taking down the main construction crane for the new high-rise motel. For me, the main structure went up fast. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 This afternoon 10 Virginia Mullets, 14 to 18 inches long, made it to our cleaning table. Last night, local fisherman reported Giant Red Drum are hanging around. He reported hooking and releases several. Others are enjoying the cool-clean-surf. Their secret, " For the best R & R, set your cellphone and all other mobile devices to the off position". Other news, we understand there's a 2015-16 beach renourishment project underway. [click here for details, use your borrower's "back" key to return hear.] Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Sunday - Monday November 16, 2015 No fishing reports. Other than cleaning up apartments and working with an online Web technician, for us, all is clean and clam. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Saturday, November 14, 2015 Cooler temperatures and mild-north-winds have folks wrapped up. Skies? They are sunny and dry! This week, guest fisherman from Old Port, NC reporting heavy activity on Kure Pier. Seventeen Red Drum citations issued. To get this citation, Red Drum, must be 40 inches or longer AND released alive in it's native waters. Reports along the surf, Bloodworms, Mud Minnows, Sand flees and Shrimp are doing a number on catching Flounder and Virginia Mullets. Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Friday, November 13, 2015 Yep! Here is another nice story. Mud Minnows are offering a good fishing adventure for a grandfather and his grandsons. Today's count, 8 keepers Flounder. Out of state fishermen are having a good time, "Do Salted Mullet really catch fish"? "Yep, here is a free sample"! Kayak fisherman entered this weekend's bay tournament. He's hoping to place in the Special Trout Division. Red Gator Spoons and Salted Mullet is what I recommended. Today's 5 to 8 knot winds blew from the northwest. I see lots of fishermen on Kure Pier. No reports at this time. Other news, across the island, more business have closed for the season. Today, fishermen were buying oyster knives. Along with below 60 degree water temperatures, the best part of oyster season should start Thanksgiving. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Thursday, November 12, 2015 This morning, several disappointed fishermen return to our shop. "We are coming up short! Yesterday, we were required to throw back too many fish! Most were less than a inch shy of the minimum length. Hardest throwback, 24 inch Striped Bass!! (Current NC Fisheries rules: Striped Bass are Unlawful to Possess *please see next paragraph for 11-12-2015 ruling. "All the Flounders, just under 15 inches in length, had to be released." Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Striped Bass Ruling>> Albemarle Sound Management Area: contact DMF for seasons, areas or other limits; Atlantic Ocean year-round: 1 per person per day at 28” TL minimum; Other Coastal Fishing Waters; 2 per person per day at 18” TL minimum except unlawful to possess between 22” – 27” TL in Joint Fishing Waters. This Includes hybrid bass. Season: October through April, statewide by Proclamation. Moratorium in Cape Fear River system.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Hay folks! Today joy and excitement have returned to our shop. Using Sand Flees, fishermen reported his neighbor caught several 20 plus inch Virginia Mullets. Kure Pier fishermen looking for heads-off shrimp reporting "Red Fish (Red Drum) are being caught at the very end of the pier. Using a rope attached to a heavy duty drop-ring-net, the fish are raised, de-hooked, then lowered and released back to the surface of the water. He reported "Over the past two days, 15 or more have been pull in. Many were keepers".By NC Law, all "Red Drum" outside the slot length of 18 to 27 inches, must to go back in the water. Hopefully, alive! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09, $2.12 and up!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Today, very few fishermen were in our shop. Rain has ditches and water puddles topped off. Air temperature reached the upper 70's. Being slow, a friend and I took care of some overdue chores while Karen maned our shop. A trip to the New Hanover County Landfill is not a bad way to spend a few productive hours. When we got back home, skies and roads were all clear and dry. Kure Pier had fishermen fishing all along it's north side. Not as many as past weeks, but still an optimistic group of guys. We did not see any surf fishermen up toward our shop. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01- 2.12 ? and up!

Monday, November 9, 2015 Happy Birthday to someone special! Lonesome town this morning. If it were not for the fine public-works crew of the Town of Kure Beach, no one would be stirring around. Yep! Its raining. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01- 2.12 ? and up!

!Sunday, November 8, 2015 After reeling in their tackles, mid-state fishermen were reporting their tackle is warmer than the current air temperatures. Virginia Mullets and small Croakers, were their catch for the day. Rains set in around 3 pm today. Roads are very wet. The good news, there is little standing water. Friday, we noticed one of the larger restaurant in town has closed for the season. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01- 2.12 ? and up!

Saturday, November 7, 2015 1:00 pm: Guest fisherman is enjoying his late fall fishing trip. Many of his Virginia Mullets are better than 18 inches long. Kure Pier and the beach has a smaller crowed than past weekends. Many fishermen brought their wives or girlfriends onto the beach for some warm end-of-summer like sunbathing . When I went onto the beach, several sand gnats annoyed me. Early am: Hello again, Something very special happened yesterday afternoon. A very kind fisherman came in our shop with a big smiled on his face and started laughing very hard. He reported he was here a few years ago to buy bait. This fisherman reported, "The last time I was in here an older gentleman was working the counter. I asked that man, 'Where are they catching all the fish?" Dad answered him holding his finger to the edge of his cheek saying, "IN THE MOUTH!". The fellow telling this story busted out laughing again. He said, "Now I think twice before asking this silly question". Along with many other good customers and love ones, my dad was called to heaven a couple of years ago. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01- 2.12 ? and up!

Friday, November 6, 2015 Hay folks, Bitting flies are bitting everywhere!! So load up with your bug spray and spray everywhere! Just make sure your bait never show traces of bug spray! Morning surf fishermen are using Red-belly Mirror Lures. Trout love them. Flounder fishermen are using our fast darting Mud Minnows. Number 4 wide bend Eagle Claw works great! This morning, the ocean is dead claim. 200 yards out, waters are flat as a pond. Gas prices are jumping up again. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01- 2.12 ? and up!

Thursday, November 5, 2015 9:15 am: Special words from a special corespondent. :) Kure Pier has 20 folks fishing on her north side. Several people are enjoying the Kure Beach's Oceanfront Park. Northeast winds 4 knots. Cloudy skies. No other reports as of 6 pm. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:00 am One nice way to start your day off is by prayer accompanied by a good fishing report! :) Mud Minnows do great when it comes to catching Flounder. Our first customer, "We caught fish! I would like more of your salted mullets. This time, two please". This is what we like to hear$. Not only that, "We were the only ones catching fish!" (please note and forgive my current boast, just like fishing, things DO have a way to come back and bite-me.) His catch was nice sized Virginia Mullets, plenty of undersized trow-back Black Drum and plenty of undersized trow-back Flounder, along with many keeper Bluefish. The "plenty" kept the excitement going all day!!) This gentleman may have have taught me something? "Sand flees, or Mole Crabs", depending on your name preference, only show up on sunny days, not on cloudy days like today. Let me know if this sunshine tip helps you catch sand flees. If not, we sell them frozen in our shop. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:30 pm No fishing reports today. However! Fresh Mullets just arrived!! Today, heavy rains continued. Across the Island, large puddles of rain water were everywhere. Some puddles over 2 acres wide. Pre-satruated grounds from last month's heavy rains have the ground water tables elevated. All ditches and storm water ponds are topping off. Carolina Beach Lake is topped out, but has not flowed over it's bank. 9:00 am Early this morning, 4:19am, we were awakened by heavy rains. At 8:30am everything is soaked. Off-year elections today. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Monday, November 2, 2015 11:00 am Cloudy skies are back. Winds are clam. On their street-side-signs, two Motels are displaying "Close until next Spring" . Last night I contacted our commercial fisherman for his fresh catch of Popeyes Mullets. We will let you know when his catch comes in. Other "unofficial" reports! Last week's boat sinking in the Cape Fear River turned out to be as good as one could hope. No injures. "Reported" commercial tow was required to bring the overturned boat back to shore. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Hi Everyone, Today there is a new influx of fishermen. Many are from places like Fayetteville, Hickory and Raleigh. The Fort Fisher State Park is always looking good. Today, fishermen and families are stretched out all along it's clean-white sandy beach. Rod and Reels standing tall in the sand and in one's very on hands. Bluefish continue to be caught. I have not seen any over 15 inches in length. Air temperature has risen since yesterday's drop. Also, the forecasted rain showers have drop. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Saturday, October 31, 2015 4 PM UPDATE Blues and more bluefish. Temperature is dropping, now rain is forecasted. 10:30am M avenue: Just making a conservative guess, Kure Pier has more than 80 folks fishing on her deck. Along the surf north to N avenue, 30 fishermen, with families, are fishing from the beach. Several folks enjoying homemade sandwiches. Toward the pier, florescent fishing lines projecting out to sea. Shining bright in the clear sunshine, lime green appears to be very popular. For my brief time out there, one 16 inch Virginia Mullet caught. Winds estimated 7 knots from the northeast. Yesterday evening, our cleaning table saw lots of action. Happy fishermen have been cleaning fish for friends back home! Virginia Mullets, Spots, Black Drum along with a few Puffer fish. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Friday, October 30, 2015 3:00pm Winds are coming from the northeast around 5 knots. Lots of fishermen have returned to the shores of Kure Beach. Of those I spoke with, all are from New Hanover County. While I was on the beach, two Virginia Mullets were pull ashore. Shrimp was the bait of choice. Just south of the M avenue crossover, two couples in their bathing suits, not wet suits - bathing suits, were enjoying the lime-blue waters. Folks they were all the way up to their chests. Both got covered as wave after wave passed over their heads. Too cool for me! Oh yea! Perhaps this is secret of prolonged youth? Enjoy the waters Happy Seniors!! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:00 pm Today and over the past two months, catching Virginia Mullets have been extremely active. Many are over 22 inches in length. As the sun starts to slip out of the clear blue sky, dozens of fishermen, beach goers and a jogger are enjoying the nice cool breeze along the clean-salty beach. There are two kinks to this scenic picture. One, make sure you have mosquito spray, two, there are two surfers surfing extremely close to Kure Pier. Not sure why, the Town of Kure Beach has rules of safety to protect sea goers from heavy-flying fishing tackle cast off Kure Pier. 1:00 pm Sunshine is back without any rain. Slight breeze from the southeast. Blueish-green sea waters are back. Fifty yards out, wave height's are 3 to 4 feet high. Between N avenue and the pier there 8 or more fishermen on beach. Other news, just about everyone whose been in our shop today were impressed with last night's US Presidential debate. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Folks it rained late yesterday, last night, during the night then sprinkled early this morning. At 9 o'clock this morning, surf fishermen were facing a strong south wind, ruff surf, heavy beach wash while sitting at the very edge of the vegetation line. Seas 5 feet. Kure Pier had wind tarps on it's rails. Two dozen or more fishermen were out toward the end. At 11:30 am we have more rain. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Update 4:15 pm Moderate rain showers have fallen most of the day. 10 am - Feast or Famine! That's today's stories. "We only caught one keeper Flounder, the rest of the time, peck, peck, peck on our fishing... "string". [Must have been a band of banjo fish? :) ] "We saw two other groups of fishermen. One lost a big Red Drum because they were scared of him, and another group of brave souls haul one in". At 9:30am a very stiff northeast wind with rain blowing. 50 yards out, waves are a little over 6 feet high, 40 feet apart then crashing and washing all the way up to the vegetation line. "At high tide there is no place to set a chair without being in the sea oaks" quoted one fisherman. Canal Avenue, Carolina Beach is flooded again. Many folks are staying warm and dry by staying inside. Others are packing up and heading back home to nice places like Buncombe, Davie, Randolph and Rowan counties. Stay dry everyone! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Monday, October 26, 2015 Slow Monday morning. No Rain ! :) Fishing Reports: Spots are here. Bloodworms, Fish Bites and Shrimps baits all doing good.

Yesterday evening, Karen and I closed up shop for some R and R. Took a nice long walk in a park, had supper, then went to a picture show. Watched Tom Hank's latest role, "Bridge of Spies". Got home around 10:30pm . (By the way, okay movie. Spielberg left out some UN scenes but okay movie. Hopefully Steven will make a squeal "Bay of Pigs".) Next, somewhere south, around the old Fort Fisher Air base, Karen and I noticed several orange lights lifting up from the beach. Leveling off around 400 feet, slowly approached Kure Pier, then disappeared. Too quite for helicopters. Puzzling! My best guest, and only a guest, Japanese memorial lanterns. ....

Sunday, October 25, 2015 Special memory to a dear friend! ........ Along the surf, several folks reporting Flounders, Spots and Bluefish. Picture of 51 inch Red Drum sent in last night by devoted father and sportsman. This morning, one early bird fisherman believes all fish are sleeping in. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:00 PM Fishing Reports: In the surf and Cape Fear River many fisherman are catching Sheep heads, Croakers and Flounder. Shrimp, Bloodworms, Mud Minnows and Salted Mullets baits of choice. Okay? I don't know if someone is just pulling our leg or reporting an unusual occurrence. 23 inch Red Drum hooked on a Bloodworm. There is no doubt the fish was caught and put into a cooler. The question is, "What size hook did fisherman use to hook such a large fish? The last time we hear of something like this was right after the bass, with a two pound cricket in his mouth, pulled the fisherman and his Jon boat up the waterfall. PIG OUT!! Yep! PIG OUT! Carolina Beach Fire Department held is annual delicious smoked Bar B Que today. 11 am to 7 PM, When my wife went to pick our supper up at 3:30pm, CBFD had sold out of it World Famous BBQ. :(

4:44am Kure Beach Fire Department gets dispatched to AM boat call. "Boat has sunk"! Coast Guard notified! Location, boat landing south end of Island, east ? west of Rockwall. First, seconded or third bays, (Buzzard Bay) OR Cape Fear River. "Shipping channel reported" take your pick guys! (sinking updated later) 5:30am we were released. Right now, unknown call. Back in town, fishermen are starting to stirring around. Yep! Beautiful planets in the nine o'clock positions. Check it out if your up! .............

Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.01 and up!

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:15am HEAVY FOG in Kure Beach..... - .8:00 am FOG is GONE... - 5:00 pm Kure Pier is packed with fishermen! Winds, sea and temperature are pleasant. Biting flies are out. Spots caught at state park are huge! Fish bites and Bloodworms are doing their job hooking these delicacy fish. Many over 16 inches, bronzed sides. No surf fishing reports at this time. Oh! CONGRATULATION!! One of my first customers of the seventies is now a granddaddy. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.06 and up!

Thursday, October 22, 2015 UPDATE 7:30 pm Late this afternoon, I walked out onto the beach. From N avenue to Kure Pier, three blocks, there were approximately 30 folks fishing. (One pretty blonde girl was being serenaded by a kind gentleman with his guitar). One fisherman had half a dozen large "18 inch" Virginia Mullets in his cooler. Other fishermen were doing good. Sand Flees were the bait of choice. Shortly after, many 4 x 4 trucks started pulling up to our shop. Many plan to fish all night at the Southend. Oh, I almost forgot, many fishermen and I noticed river water mixed in with ocean waters. The big rains were two weeks ago and we are still seeing the side effect of all that fresh water. 11:45am Many throw backs, "We are catching them but they're are too small to keep" reported by three different sets fisherman. 7:00 am This morning, Karen and I enjoyed a twilight two-mile walk along the surf. On the falling tide, the firm beach sand offers a good calve workout. The slope of the surf going from the water to the vegetation line rises approximately 20 degrees. At the surf, Sand flees or Mole crabs were seen north and south of Kure Pier. Anticipating surf fishermen were preparing tackle and baits for an active day. Coming back we saw one fisherman with a Puffer Fish. Later, a paddle boarder made his or her way seaward beyond Kure Pier. The beach is relative straight and smooth. The effects of the September-October storm were everywhere. Not many, if any sea shells. All looked safe and secure. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.06 and up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Wow!! What a Wednesday! I've heard everything - at least for the moment. Bare hand catching a 20 plus inch Flounder in the surf, to "seeing my catches sizes get larger and larger as time goes on" to, "Watching a Giant Red Drum snap my tackle, turn around in the surf, then wave his tail as to say, 'by-by fellow' !" Another, We just love your Salted Mullet, we have caught many Bluefish! -- Folks the best I can say is we love hearing the exciting sounds of Joy! There is so much ruff n' tuff stuff going on in the world, we don't even know how to be thankful. -- Okay! Winds are coming out of the north-northeast around 7 knots. Flounders, Bluefish and Puffer Fish reported today. Mud Minnow are getting low again as Flounder fishermen are finding success with these young, quick-darting-baits. Earlier today, fisherman and wife reported their Spot bait had a 2 inch bite mark in it's side. Taking advantage of the river's scenery, two couples renew all their CRFL fishing licenses for an adventure in the Carolina Beach State Park. I tell everyone traveling from our shop to go to the stoplight, turn right, don't drive over the speed limit and don't drive over 30 mph until you come to the dangerous 90 degree right turn. Then travel about four and half miles until you see the Carolina Beach State Park sign. Turn left, follow the road until you come to a large parking lot, go straight and park right next to the trees. There, you will see signage pointing to the nature trail going all the way to Sugar Loaf Mound. Take the west trail. Sixty yards down the trail you will be at the sandy banks of the mighty Cape Fear River. Watch out for Deer Ticks! Spray your self with something like "Cutters or Off " insects spray. Have fun and Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015: 2:15 pm "If my wife had not seen this with her own eyes she would not have believed it!" Right after fisherman has baited, places rod in holder, he sits down in his chair right next to his lovely wife. Noticing what he first thinks is a big sting ray flopping in the wave wash, fisherman jumps up out of his chair and grabs up one big Flounder. 1:15 pm Here something we like to see! First time young adults getting their North Carolina Fishing Licenses! As time goes on, many fishermen move on to heaven. We are happy to hear how grand children found joy while fishing with their love ones. More Puffer fish reports. 9am Three fishermen returned from yesterday's adventures. I asked "How's the fishing? "Terrible, it must be the bait! Got anymore?" :) 8:30am Several 4 x 4 pickup trucks with long surf rods mounted on the front end were heading south. Kenansville, NC ( 90 miles inland) reported a frozen 32 degree low. 6 am Kure Beach Firemen were dispatched to Carolina Beach. Right after we were released, three star-bright planets were seen in the 10 o'clock position of the crystal-black sky. Meanwhile, Kure Pier and the beach north were deserted. Winds were cool coming out of the northeast around 12 knots. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Monday, October 19, 2015 Hi Folks! Today we are coming to you via Window's 10. Yep! Since Microsoft, our older printers and software became compatible with each other, we decided to upgrade. Our upgrade took 4 hours to complete.

Fishing Reports: 3:00 pm Winter weather is just weeks away! Today, 15 knot northeast cool winds filled with streaks of cold air are whipping inland. 9:30am This morning there were 4 people between N avenue and Kure Pier, a three block area. I was one of them. Kure Pier fishermen looked like Eskimos. I counted 15 or more. Gentleman from Florida called the drop in temperature with 15 knot winds, a blizzard. He is catching lots of Croakers and Virginia Mullets. Several fishermen are getting their lifetime Sportsman / CRFL licenses. The Bear Stamp portion has to be renewed each year. Hope to have results of Carolina Beach's Fishing tournament up soon. Stay warm and Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:00 pm. Special thanks to the kind couple who came back with too much change$ We are thankful for your honest kindness!! :) :) Guest checking out today reported three Flounders as follows: 18 inches, 17 inches and 15.5 inches. Another group of fishermen, and women, caught 25 Puffer Fish. Very cool morning. Last night our central heat came on. By 4 clock today, Kure Pier and the Beach together have less than 40 fishermen. Yesterday there were probably 400 plus fishermen within this 3 block area. Winds are very cool on the beach. Fall / winter clothing is required. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:45 am Re-visited the beach mid morning. Winds blowing nice out of the north northeast, 15-20 knots. Over heard several folks chatting on their cell phones. One particular, "Lots of little stuff right now... at sunrise we got into several large Blues...". "Survivor star" fishermen from yesterday reported, "Strong Winds at 3 this morning had beach currents rushing south. Number 6 sinkers would not stay in the water". Walking north at water's edge, I saw one fellow's rod bent toward the ocean. Thinking he had a large Bluefish, everyone was happy as his large Flounder popped thru the surf suds. Next to the old Dow Plant Pump Site, the signage is incorrect. I will check with Kure Beach Building Inspections on Monday so corrections may be made. Back in the shop, one fisherman reports he is finding lots of bait at the Southend boat landing. Here, Squid, Mud minnows and Salted Mullet are in big demand . Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 pm Big Carolina Beach Fishing Tournamentstarts at midnight. To note a contestant, a yellow hand band is worn by the excited fishermen. Earlier this evening, two fishermen, one had stared on the TV series "Survivor", came by. Thanks to my wife manning the shop, I was able to give these two a mini tour of our beach. 2:30 pm Grills and Smokers are in use! Fresh fish on an outdoor grill or smokers makes many at the table very happy. Biting flies are back. Mean ones too! Clear skies!! Yep-ea!! Several fishermen are coming back for more Mud Minnows as Flounder are making many catches. Kure Pier is looking good! Ice cream still in demand along with Spanish Mackerel Trees! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:00 pm. Early Afternoon Update: Half day charted fishing trip yields quite a few Bonitos. These fish are fantastic on a grill or smoker. Make sure you have a piece of tinfoil with about 5 ice pick size holes so the fats drains onto the coals. Onions, garlic, butter and lemons make one hearty meal. Several fishermen are back for Mud Minnows. Flounder are now showing up in high numbers. Blues, Spots, Croakers and Spanish Mackerel are common catches off Kure Pier. 8:30am Another beautiful sunrise. Winds are coming out of the north-northeast around 3 knots. Lone Kayaker was 400 yards out. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 UPDATE 1:30pm, Folks forgive me! Fisherman called in wanting to know if our live Mud Minnows had arrived. Yes! And indeed a very active bunch! 11:30am KURE PIER, USA: 11:30am As I type, Spanish Mackerel catches are occurring on Kure Pier. Reports say Dial Soap is a must as faithful fishing buddies fish and share the pier, side by side. And they do mean side by side. Literally! One King fish was reported along with many catches of Bluefish and several Pompanos. 7:30 am During the night of the second Tuesday-Wednesday morning of "each" month, Microsoft updates millions of computers across the U.S. of A. Ours was one of them. During last night's update, someone dress a big fish on our cleaning table. That's A - Okay! I found fish scales about 80% the size of a fifty cent piece. Not being a Sherlock Holmes, Watson, it looked liked the suspect, Red Drum, was 26.97 +- .02 inches long. The table was left clean and no fish's remains other than a few clean fish scales of evidence. :) Next: Yesterday I got an unusual fishing report: "Gilbert! Last night I just had to walk away from the beach. That Salted Cut Mullet would not stop catching Bluefish! I kept catching and throwing back until I ma-xed out on the size Blues I wanted. Turned back to the water and said, 'have at it! I am going home". This reported by a true hearted fisherman. Of course his report was a first for me. Enjoy Everyone! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Tuesday, October, 13, 2015 LAKEWOOD, OHIO!! Your letter arrived, the day after Columbus Day. Sir thank you for your photos! RED FISH, 44 inches long, 40 lbs 32 inch girth! Now were are talking trophy sized Drum!! I'm putting your pictures up on our Bait Board Wall. Yes, your comments "... purchased your cut mullets... had quite a catch". Taking a wild guess, 12 minutes or better to hall this Giant in? Looks like your leader is 75 lbs test or better? Your fish looks very heathy! Good Job! No harm to the beautiful animal. :) Thanks again and do come back to see us!

New catches back on the table. Puffer Fish. These cute fish are showing up everywhere. De-lici-ous! Fishermen report cleaning these fish is like skinning a squirrel. "Take a sharp knife, lay the fish flat on his belly, cut him right behind the gills, but not through the bottom belly. Turn him over, place the head back on the belly as a handle, grab the inside meat with a sharp object or pliers, pull the skin off the body or pull the meat out of the fish". Once mastered, this process maybe completed in under 15 seconds. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Monday, October 12, 2015 Fish CATCHING Reports. Fishing with sand flees, or mole crabs, depending on you choice of terms, new group of fishermen catch a very beautiful 24 and 3/4 inch Red Drum, right in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. At that time, skies were clear and dry. So was the ocean water, only wet with bluish sea green saltwater. Other fishermen are coming in this morning for more Salted Mullets, Bloodworms and Mud Minnows. Right now we are out of Mud Minnows but new batch should be coming in soon.

Ba da bah da da da........Oh Monday morning', Monday morning couldn't guarantee......What?...... MORE RAIN? No Way!..... "That" song does not say anything, nor gives a hint about... RAIN. There's a song about a guy's feet to big for his bed, "Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head", but not "Monday Monday"! Yep Folks! Its raining! AGAIN! Not a hard down pour as in recent days. Just a continual wet soaker so to speak. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Sunday, October 11, 2015 First, fishing reports!! All of our guest reported a good time catching fish. Fishing the southern end, several huge strikes for the Big Giant Red Drum Fishermen. "No landings but we haul in a 4 foot shark". Common comments by several customers and guest, "Its been fun this week, Can't wait to come back"!

HuuuuuGh! At church this morning, most of the congregation had water standing in their on yards. Some all the way into their living room's. Yesterday and into the night, Kure Beach Fire Department responded to many false smoke alarms. High humidity is tricking the sensors. After the big rains, gages are reporting 3.5 inches within a 90 minute period. 10 pm last night, Carolina Beach Lake spilled over onto Lake Park Boulevard. Not sure when the road reopen but by 10:am today, traffic was flowing. ( Right now I don't like using the word, "flowing".) Due to the rainstorm, reports are saying Seafood Jazz Festivals had to shut down at 6:00 PM . Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Saturday, October 10, 2015 5 PM UPDATE! : ITS BACK! HEAVY RAINS. During the dryer part of the day, many fishermen were reporting many fish. Spots, Croakers, Pompanos, Bluefish, Black Drum, Virginia Mullets, Specked Trout, Shark, Red Drum, no Pin Fish. 10am : A bit busy this morning. Before going to the shop today, I walked out toward the beach. Very claim ocean. Waves were just under 18 inches high, 50 feet apart. Winds were 2 knots coming off the beach and heading out to sea. Skies are overcast and dry. Father and two sons came in looking for Fresh Cut Mullets. After last week's big storm, all we have is our world renowned Salted Mullet. These guys cleaned out our tray. The Dad reported at the southern end, yesterday, and all the way up to 11pm, they hauled in a "ton of Bluefish". Others fished Kure Pier. Pompanos and Black Drum were their catch. I am waiting to here from some guest who are on the big hunt for Giant Red Drums. Lets hope they catch / release more than just a few. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Friday, October 9, 2015 Mixed reviews this morning. "Many little catches but not many keepers" quoted one fishermen. "Once the sun comes up there is a big decrease in the number of strikes". Other fishermen have decided to extend their adventures. Winds this morning are very calm. Yesterday around 2pm ,the waters in front of our Apartments returned to that beautiful bluish-sea green color. You know, the color you see on all those Caribbean TV commercials. Kure Pier has about 50 folks on her deck. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Thursday, October 8, 2015 7:30am Pre-dawn sky showing lots of celestial bodies. No clouds therefore more stars and planets. A Fantastic Site! At sunset last night, our new guest fishermen, neighbors and I notice a few foam slicks between the beach and sandbar. We assume this is caused by all the fresh rain waters mixing with the ocean's water. In July, 2015 local Wect-TV 6 made comments regarding winds and currents enriching the sea waters. Hopefully today, Fort Fisher State Park will open up the beach access. It has been close since the heavy rains started in the lunar high tide season. I mentioned yesterday, Lake Park Boulevard reopened. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 8:30pm. New fishermen have arrived. Started fishing ASP. High tide. Catching was a bit slow. One or two Bluefish and one 14.5 inch Speckled Trout caught on Salted Cut Mullet. Beach is absolutely beautiful. No other fisherman around. Hopefully the Fort Fisher State Park will be back open tomorrow. Lake Park Boulevard is back open. 10:30am Sunshine is everywhere!! Kure Pier has folks all up and down its north side. Pier operator reported several 2.50 lbs Bluefish, several 1.50 to 1.6 lbs Whiting, Spots are running small, Black Drum. Speckled Trout are still here! Pre-dawn 6:15am For the first time in quite a while: Slight breeze, if any. Clear black sky filled with bright stars, a planet or two, plus one big beau-ti-ful one quarter waning moon. Back on the ground, streets and sidewalks are DRY!Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Tuesday Afternoon, October 6, 2015 Speckled Trout reported off Kure Pier. Spots and Croakers caught off Rock Wall south of the Fort Fisher Ferry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11am. Beach and Kure Pier are starting to show signs of fisherman. So far, no rains today. School buses, with students, moving about. I'm guessing, two hour delay? South Carolina's 2015 Fall Flood, has brought pain and grief beyond comprehension. I have not seen any thing like this since 1989's Hurricane Hugo. Back then South Carolina did have a hurricane warning. This past weekend, no warnings of massive flooding and possible dam breakage issued. Meteorologist reporting this flood had a 1 in 1,000 times chance of occurring. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Monday evening! 7:15pm, October 5, 2015 Fishing report. While on their Honey Moon, new couple catch nice sized Virginia Mullets, Croakers and a Sea Turtle. They chose Carolina Beach State Park for it's beautiful senary, calmer waters and great fish catching history. And yes it rained 90 % of the time today. In fact its raining right now. OH! Here is a joke for all our good folks in law enforcement. State trooper stops dump truck operator for drive too fast in a 45mph speed zone. Trouper asks "Why the fast speed and what are you hauling?" Driver explained, "Sail boat fuel. Some of it got into my diesel tank this morning when loading up". Topper explained , "Well you don't show any placards on your truck and you don't have papers showing your cargo's contents. Besides it looks like you have lost your load. Your dump trunk's bucket is now empty"! ouch! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Monday, October 5, 2015 7Am: Breezy northeast winds with rains. Last night I drove our minivan down to the southern boat ramp. There I saw a gray and black Buck making his way through the salt marsh. Coming back I watch a Raccoon swim across a very large puddle of water that continued into the woods. Next, I headed up to Monkey Junction. Soon after I returned by Sanders and River Roads. Coming back through Carolina Beach, traffic had to detour Lake Park boulevard due to lake flooding. Schools and other organizations are closed today. <click Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Sunday, October 4, 2015 2PM Update: Heavy rains are coming down HARD! At 2pm, northeast winds are 35 plus knots.

I have seen this before!! Ocean wave top's ( 1,200 yards out) are higher than land. Yep! They are slightly above the height of the Blue Marlin's backyard. What saving us is 1,200 yards out, ocean waters are 20 to 25 feet deep during this autumnally high tide. As these monsters charge toward the beach, the depths of the waters decreases thereby causing the waves to toppled over. About 250 feet out, there is a "shallow" sandbar running parallel to the shore's of Kure Beach. Here the big waves are reduced to what we are uses to. However, the rapid secession of fast waters create hazardous rip currents in the shallow surf. You never want to find yourself here. Sea wash is very likely to pull one out to sea. Atlantic satellites are showing the current Kure Beach weather system independent of Hurricane "Joaquin". Many roads in the county are detoured due to street flooding and road wash outs. Stay Dry! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 2:00 PM Bright Sunshine is Upon Us! Currently, Canal Drive in Carolina Beach is underwater. Lunar tides at the beginning of the first month after the Autumnal Equinox loads all storm water drains with ocean water. There is nowhere for the rains to go. Morning report: Rains continue! At 8:00 am nobody fishing between Blue Marlin Apartments and Kure Pier. Winds were blowing straight in off the water and onto the beach. Rain showers are about 15 - 20 miles out to sea. Estimated 15 to 20 knots. Two surfers have fun 75 yards out and just north of the Blue Marlin. At 9:00am heavy rain showers are back. :( Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Friday, October 2, 2015 Very few fishermen down today. Constant rain showers continue. Wet is the word! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Thursday, October 1, 2015 Our guest have caught over 25 Bluefish over the past two days. Fishing the surf has been very productive and fun. Rain suits a must!! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.12 and up!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Bait fish are all over the place! Bluefish are running all along Kure Beach. Rain is forecasted through this weekend. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Several Spot runs today. Kure Pier, North Pier and all up and down Kure Beach, fishermen had a good time catching these fantastic flavored fish. Bloodworms are in big demand. Pice range is $ 13 to $15 per dozen. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Monday, September 28, 2015 Okay, Folks. I hope this is the last server change for us. 10:00 PM we are fully update with the latest server technology. Yesterday and today our internet service provider migrated our web domain to a complete new Linux and latest technology web hosting server. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 Salted Mullet is back in demand! "Yesterday, Bluefish were going after the salted mullets " quoted one fisherman. For a big change in the weather, dry sunshine has brought out the many ant hills. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Saturday, September 26, 2015 This morning I counted 13 long rods standing straight up on the end of Kure Pier. Approximately 40 fishermen were along the north side rail. All had on rain suits. From our yard I could see what looked like several large Virginia Mullets being pulled up along the side of the pier. There were not that many fishermen on the ruff surf at 10:00am. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Friday, September 25, 2015, 4:30pm Red Drum, 30 plus inches straightens fisherman hook in Freeman's Park. Others catch "Chopper Blues" close by. 7:00 am. Well folks it is very warm and wet-wet-wet this morning. Rain has fallen all night long. Ground is fully saturated. Winds are almost calm. Weather feels like mid spring, not like the first week of fall. Rain suits, snorkels and goggles may help one through the day... Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 Fall has begun. Wet and cool this morning. Beach is empty, no fishermen. Rain showers off and on. Last evening Kure Memorial Lutheran Church had a Baptism on the surf. Very beautiful. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Happy Birthday to someone special!! Only one report today. One of our guest caught Virginia Mullets off the Fort Fisher Recreation Fishing Pier. Cloudy skies most of the day. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Many boaters anchored in Snow's Cut this morning. Kure Beach Fishing Pier has several fishermen on her deck. One had a tarp rolled over the rail which served as a wind breaker. Morning sky has turned into a beautiful blue sky. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Monday, September 21, 2015 My wife and I took a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to the world famous Kure Beach Fishing Pier Ice Cream Box. Yep! There is only one Kure Beach Fishing Pier Ice Cream Box. Tried some different this time. "Birthday Cake" very smooth and delicious. She had "Cheese Cake". Ask one of the operators about fishing reports. Her husband had caught two nice sized Red Drums in the Cape Fear River. Since there were two fishermen, with NC-CRFL licenses, they had good time. Other KB pier fishermen have reported Croakers and Pompanos. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.09 and up!

Sunday, September 20, 2015 Good morning and what a good morning it is! Sunshine and a very gentle north wind. Trout reported last night. Mud Minnows and Salted Cut Mullet are two of Trout's favorite treats. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 Noon Update! "Water is too ruff to hold a # 5 sinker" reports one outer state fishermen. Virginia Mullets and Pompanos are being caught off Kure Pier. 9:00 am; Early this morning, after sunrise, my wife reported the winds blowing straight out of the northeast, hence " a fisherman's northeaster". This week our commercial fisherman caught some very nice Pop-eyed Mullets. Last night we finished scaling and spliting the fish down their backs then salting them down. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

September 18, 2015 Dark skies have prevailed over Kure Beach the last 5 days. Last weekend Big Bluefish were caught right in front of our apartments. Beach activities were very quiet after this. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

September 17, 2015 Note: Search engines "Yahoo", "Bing" and "Ask" never reported my site as being a dangerous website. Comments .... "Google" has taken us off of their "Blacklist". Sometime in the past 60 days "they" reported us as an unsafe website. DURING THIS ENTIRE TIME PERIOD, our active and up-to-date antivirus and malware software along with two other popular up-to-date security software companies reported "No Dangers, NONE!". For such a long time, Google would NOT SHOW us the "so called" code-hazard, only examples of what might-be on my site. Doing a Google search, one would see the message "This site maybe hacked" right above my website's name. I made a backup quarantine copy during this so called "Blacklist" period for further investigation.

Our secured commercial website provider recommend we not make any changes to our website until we got the "All Clear" from Google. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

Saturday, September 5, 2015 Fishermen returned yesterday. Everyone seemed excited as Spots reports grew. Air temperatures are very pleasant reported one lady fishermen. Best part, "No biting bugs"! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

September 3-4, 2015 Subtropical winds this afternoon along with hail, broken tree limbs and short power outages. Yesterday, my family and I notice a power line down beside Dow Road, just west of Kure Beach. Kure Beach Fire Department was on the scene in minutes. Thank fellows! Shortly after we met two Duke Power utilities crews heading toward location. During the day, we keep our Mud Minnow tank open so folks may see these beauties, the water level rose two inches in less than an hour. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

September 2, 2015 Clear skies! Again, very few fishermen. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

September 1, 2015 Yesterday, heavy rain showers filled many streets and roads in Wilmington. Kure beach has been like a ghost town. Very few fishermen. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.19 and up!

August 29, 2015 First fishermen in several days have stopped in today. They too are mystified with the empty beach. Google has not updated our website warnings regarding "Our site maybe hacked". Folks I'm running the latest software security programs. One on our office computers and one on our website server. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.24 and up!

August 27, 2015 Happy Birthday to someone special! Fishing reports are very few and far between. Schools, for people, in North Carolina have started back. Kure Pier is looking good. Other than a quite beach, all seems to be "quite". Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.35 and up!

AUGUST 22, 2015
ALL IS WELL!
AFTER MANY RUFF ADVENTURES, WERE BACK ONLINE.
AS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ON THE GOOGLE WEB SEARCH, OUR WEB SITE GOT HACKED.
OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY HAS MADE ALL THE PROPER CORRECTIONS ALONG WITH THE LATEST WEBSITE SECURITY SOFTWARE.
ONCE GOOGLE SPIDERS AND ROBOTS RETURN TO OUR SITE,
THEY WILL FIND US CLEAR OF ALL THREATS.
AS OF TODAY'S AUGUST 22, 2015, GOOGLE STILL REPORTS US AS AN UNSAFE SITE.

August 22, 2015 Fishing reports over the past month were very good! Croakers and more Croaker made the biggest part of catching fish for everyone. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.35 and up!

July 19, 2015 The surf in Kure Beach has been packed with swimmers the past week. Reports have been Kings and Spanish caught off Kure Pier. Spots, Croakers and Flounder are stables for the frying pan. Sharks are spotted off Kure Pier. Today Jelly fish are red due to the algae concentration from the summer temperature. July 19th's seawater temperature at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier is a 82 degrees. Ice is in big demand. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.62 and up!

July 12, 2015 Sorry for the delay, its been busy here in Kure Beach. This morning we notice 6 sportsman boat less than 150 yards off shore between N and L avenue. That's right in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments and just 50 yards north of Kure Pier. Looks like there trolling for Kings. Kure Pier has racked up several Kings catches this week, one over 25 pounds. Got-cha plugs and Silver Clark Spoons are popular tackle. Croakers are still here, summer Flounder are getting fat. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.69 and up!

July 4, 2015 Croakers, Croakers and more Croakers are packing out many Kure Beach coolers today. A steady southeast wind has kept the humidity in an okay comfort factor. Ice is in big demand. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.69 and up!

July 2, 2015 Lots of riff-raft nonsense going on! You know, the things in life that makes you appreciate the nice days. Anyway, a half a pound of Shrimp yielded, it only took one shrimp, a 21.5 inch 3.20 lb. Flounder. I had fun watching the teenager look on as I filet his price family's dinner. Where did he catch the beauty? In the mouth! Actually I do not know, Rockwall I assume. That's what they kept talking about. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.69 and up!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Spots and Croakers are filling many coolers today. In the heat of the day, Bloodworms and Shrimp are doing a fine job! Hay! Did anyone see the beautiful two planets setting in the western sky last light. Check it out just after darkness settles in today. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.69 and up!

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Spots and Croakers are making the scene on Kure Pier. "Yes! We are OUT of Bloodworms, for the moment". Refrigeration truck is scheduled to arrived sometime in the next 24 hours with some nice fat ones. Yesterday evening, Kure Beach and neighboring counties experienced wind gust up to 40 knots. Tornados were reported by law officials in Brunswick county, 40 miles west of here. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.79 and up!

Saturday, June 27, 2015 Kure Pier, a local fisherman enjoys fishing Flounder with his special "homemade" Kure Beach, Max's-Rig. Max meaning "increasers results for catching Flounder". Two Gulp baits, "white" his favorite color, swimming 5 inches apart gives the allusion of a small school of minnows. Winds are up this morning, humidity at 8 am is okay, yet many here are getting many outside chores done before the noon sun make it presence known. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.75 and up!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 More Flounder catches are coming in. Snows Cut and Cape Fear River are showing some large sized action. Local Fishermen are reporting Bait Fish in the waters off Kure Beach. Underneath Kure Pier, Menhaden are making themselves known. Rain showers, with lightning have been common after 7:30pm the past week or so. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.68 and up!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 UPDATE 9:30am This just in! Local boat captain stopped in, he reports, Mahi-mahi 22 + ponders are less than 15 miles offshore. Many are being caught. 8:00am no catching reports. Not as hot, temp wise, but humidity has accelerated over the past two days. Going back to the sky's after twilight, the moon has rotated away from the two bright planets in the western sky. I am not an astronomer but maybe there is a chance the three celestial bodies with get back together soon. We'll all have to Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.68 and up!

Sunday, June 21, 2015 "Man, I am all fished out! Caught Spots, Croakers and Blues. Now its time for a cool set of six." reported one fisherman. Last night, Kure Beach witnessed a beautiful "3/16" moon as it conjectured with the planets Venus and Jupiter. (Okay, if not Jupiter, Saturn?) For us, I would called the celestial site - "Trinity Watch ". Very holy, magnificent and inspiring. Check out this evening's show in your home town. For all our LOR fans, Gandalf might say, "look to the west, just after twilight"! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.68 and up!

Friday, June 19, 2015 For us, fishing reports have dropped off. Not sure why. Bait sales are not as fluent the past couple of days than over the week or so. For the last four days, dark rain clouds have hovered over Wilmington, NC. That's about 18 miles north of here. "If is wasn't for the breeze, we would be in a stew" reported on fisherman. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.68 and up!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Folks Karen, Mom, little Sister and I have been extremely busy the past four days. Schools out!! Other news: Great sadness. Over the weekend there was a horrible tragedy approximately 25 miles from here. Shark Attack! Two young swimmer were attacked, resulting in the loss of limbs. Our hearts go out to the victims and their love ones. Back in Kure Beach, our Ice Sales went through the roof, so to speak. Just walking over to the post office proved daunting in 99 degree heat with plus 90% humidity. Sheepheads, Flounders and many Croakers are being caught just up the street from here. Old Dow-Nickle's intake 40 plus inch pipe, it been there since the 1930's, has layers of marine growth for all sort of game and pan sized fish. Saturday a 24 inch Black Drum was hauled in. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Friday, June 12, 2015 The past couple of days, Kure Pier is seeing lots of action on Flounders. Many throw backs is not hurting the cause. They do get bigger. Say 22 inches. 17inch seems to be the average. State law limits size to 15 inch minium for a total count of six per day. That why a dozen minnows will suffice Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 "Ho-Hum" is the word on the street, restaurant and pizza house regarding fish catches today. Sorry! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Every weekday morning, they been catching a big yellow school bus two houses down from our store. This has been going on like clockwork since the third week of August, 2014. Folks from out of state, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio are thru school this year, and enjoying their vacation. Fish catches have been off and on. One day there Flounder on the Rockwall south of the ferry landing, one big 22 inch Flounder caught of our Mud Minnows. Spot and Croakers are giving lots of folks a mess of fish for frying. Afternoon rain shower are common these days. Many yards need watering. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Thursday, June 4 More Flounder catches today. "Doormat" caught off shore in a boat. That's a 14 pound Flounder. Rockwall had several of our guest happy. Spots, Virginia Mullets, and 15- 17 inch keeper Flounder. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Wednesday, June 3 Rain shower over the past two days has yield some good catches. Spots came in on Monday at E avenue Kure Beach. Flounder catches along the north banks of Snows Cut. Not too many folks down at the moment. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Quite weekdays for fishing reports. Motel quests and street traffic has dropped off. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Monday morning, May 25, 2015 Folks, yesterday was not a pleasant day in the lodging business. (Kure Beach's streets were packed with stopped traffic and people seeking lodging rentals.) For us, we had two apartments to open up. When we turned our vacancy sign on, several families, some with babies, came seeking shelter, not a vacation rental. Along with limited lodging, biggest problem, way too many were not prepared to pay over the single night $175 price level. Frustration, tempers and panic along with a few cusswords ran ramped! For about an hour, it was like that scene on the movie "Titanic", the part where everyone was wanting to get onboard the lifeboats. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Sunday evening reports of 2 foot Sand Sharks being caught all along the surf at night. For many fishermen, "There are way too many people in the water!" Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Sunday morning, May 24, 2015 Yesterday the beach filled up with folks from as far away as western Kentucky, Vermont and Florida. No "catch" reports out of the ordinary. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Friday, May 22, 2015 Yes you guessed it, small stuff, except for one five pound Sheephead along the Rockwall south of the Fort Fisher Ferry. Since this past Monday, afternoon rain showers have been regular. Yesterday, Columbus County had an official tornado. Homes and other property damaged as frightened residents took cover. Over the past 10 days, gas prices have jump by 10 cents per gallon. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.64 and up!

Monday, May 18, 2015 Pretty skies as weather continues to heat up!! Enjoy! Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.55 and up!

Sunday, May 17, 2015 What a wonderful week! Very warm weather as folks soaked up sunshine to take back home. No lobsters backs, but many pink skins were in and out today. Fishing reports are about the same. Last weekends rains are almost gone as dark tide line fades away. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.59 and up!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 There must be over 750 Out-of-Towner in Kure Beach this afternoon. Last week's rains produce a big tide-line of murky waters extending about a mile out. One fisherman using Clark spoons and Got-a-cha plugs was very upset with these conditions. "The only folks catching any fish are bait fisherman". Croakers and Virginia Mullets are all over the place". Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.59 and up!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 Afternoon update: Yesterday's customer returns for more shrimp. Sorry but we are out! He reported several fishermen fishing 4 block south of Kure Pier had a blast this morning. "Many Bluefish 12 - 16 inches long, along with Black Drum and Spots were caught today and last evening".
am: Fishing reports have been bleak. Today, Kure Beach is getting a strong, stiff northeaster. At least this one is a dry northeaster. Lots of rain this past weekend. Its taken a tole on our guest's Wi-Fi. Yesterday fishermen reported the Wi-Fi in his apartment was going in-out. After checking all connection, our main access point is only yielding 59%. Normal range is 89 to 96%. Our overnight shipment with a new brand product should fix the problem. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.59 and up!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Folks weekend weather has put a hurting on fresh bait. Us, along with out suppliers have too much overstock items in our bait shop. Cleanup detergents is a must for our box. Fresh bait products "hopefully" will be coming in soon. ( Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.59 and up!

Monday, May 11, 2015 Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, then all of a sudden .......................more rain :( Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.59 and up!

Sunday, May 10, 2015 Happy Mother's day to all moms out there PLUS a special "Lady's Day" to all of the special hearted women. We men could not have made it without you! Now we have another lady, "ANA"! So far, she very gentle as she steps ashore. At 10:25 am, according to weather radar, an outer edge band of clear skies of her eye is less than 20 miles from here. 45 degree angle rains are soaking everything in site. Winds are from the southeast 15-30 knots. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.49 and up!

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 Parts of an old 1950's Kure Beach Jetty were exposed today. Please note this is not the first time this has happened since the post Hurricane Fran Federal Government Dredging project of the late 1990's. Click on picture thumbnail to see the "BIG PICTURE".

   

continued, am report:: High winds, less than 30 knots, are here this morning, along with sunshine and rain. Surprisingly many couples have shown up for the quite get-a-way. "We just love the beach when the streets are empty" quoted one lady. Yesterday we only sold fishing license and very little bait if any. Reports came in that Jim Cantore of the "Weather Channel" had setup a temporary news-camp at Wrightsville Beach. That's 35 minutes north of Kure. Last evening at sunset, Kure Beach Fire and Police preformed a successful water rescue. Serious enough to require ambulance for prompt transporting swimmer to hospital. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.49 and up!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 Snow's Cut! 100 plus feet above Snow's Cut bridge! Crossing the bridge just after 6:00 PM in noticed a big sea bird, some kind of Sea Hawk type bird flapping its wings very hard and deep. It look like a small Mackerel or large Bluefish in it's talons. The head of the fish was facing the same direction the big bird was flying, This is a very common site around here. There's enough protein in the fish to feed everyone at home several days. Rains are forecasted to wet everything from now till Monday. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.49 and up!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 A New York get-a-way. A nice family from the great state of New York came in earlier this week to get their NC Coastal Fishing License. After baiting and tackling up, they headed south to the rock wall south of the Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry. They reported many croakers were caught. The tackle they had were standard tackle with standard lock snaps. (Distributed by Big Rock Sports - Henry's Tackle). Well as the report goes, a big, I mean BIG Red Drum came along and hit the shrimp and gave them a nice show. Yep, the standard tackle designed for Spots, Croakers, Virginia Mullets, Flounder and Bluefish gave way at the snap. Nothing wrong with the snap. It did it's job! It keep the fisherman or women from going in! :) Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.42 and up!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 Sole couple reports, "Well we caught one Virginia Mullet, that is my wife did. Other than four missed hits, that was it! My face and back are red from the sunshine. We had fun!" Later on today, I upset one fisherman by not selling him a half a dozen of $4.50 minnows per dozen. He is a nice fellow and I hope he does good catching fish. Stay Tuned! Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.42 and up!

Monday, May 4th 2015 No reports today. Winds weren't too fast along the surf. Pelicans were diving about 60 yards out. Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.42 and up! Stay Tuned! Trust Me!

Last year, Black Drum size limits were added to the North Carolina Saltwater regulations charts. The current March Version slot for Black Drum is 14"-25" TL (C) "C" meaning only one Black Drum per day that's over 25 inches. Folks if you're fortunate enough to hook one of these big beauties, try not to harm the fish then release, asp. Most likely this this fish is female. She "may" grown three times her current size. ( I saw one back in 1984-5). If so, she may mother hundreds of Black Drum. Virginia Mullets are in, Flounder are coming up short. Reports tell of Wildlife Offices writing tickets for any undersize Flounder. (15 TL) 6/day. Local Tides Local Gas Prices $2.42 and up! Stay Tuned! Trust Me! :)