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Sunday, November 30, 2003     A bit chilly today, not many folks in the shop on our last regular day of the fishing season. Our Apartments will be available upon reservations this winter. Give us a call at (1-800-458-5752) or email us at  info@blue-marlin.com. Karen and I are going to busy improving the store and the apartments this winter.  We will be completely closed from the weekend prier to Christmas to the day after New Years.     Even with all the struggles and events of 2003 from our major repairs, the war, the soft economy, the extra wet-cooler-than-normal-summer,  and the warm fall, we have had a wonderful time. Did I mention that people were swimming in the ocean on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving?   Anyway Merry Christmas,  Happy New Years and with immense gratitude,  the Great Folks and Families of our Armed Forces!  God Bless!

Saturday, November 29, 2003 Very cool today. Scattered reports of Virginia Mullets still around. No Spots in over a week. We will be cutting back on our regular store hours starting tomorrow. Plans to reopen the store are set for some times next March, 2004.  Karen and I plan to modernize our web site. We will see how far we get when its finished. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 28, 2003      Last night a heavy fog drifted into town. Visibility was about one street block. This morning it's lifting. The temperature and humidity has risen. Many customers are wearing short paints, tee shirts and going around bare footing.  Karen reports several families have caught large Virginia Mullets in the early morning. The wind is coming out of the southwest. Stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving     10:30am  All appears to be quite today, not many, if any, folks stirring. Light rain is falling. Temperatures are comfortably cool.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 26, 2003    9:30pm  We had a couple of fishing parties come in this evening and buy ICE for today's catch of Large Virginia Mullets.    1:00pm?  Many large Virginia Mullets have been caught  today! Where? In the mouth.  :) ("hee-haw!".  The bea...  Long season.)  The beach at Fort Fisher, south end of Island, down surf from the Blue Marlin Apartments and at the very end of the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Very productive for the few  folks here today!  Fresh shrimp and sand flees are the best bait on a # 4 short shank hook. Long shank works well also! One fisherman was in early and getting Clark spoons and Hopkins lures. He was going after Bonita's from the surf. Happy trails fishing for them! (He will probably catch a Trout or Bluefish.)  Weather temperature is cool, sky is clear and the winds are out of the north east. Stay tuned!      PS: I picked up some fresh collards today from a farmer parked along side the road . Karen's cooking collards as I type.  The aroma has filled our small home, wall to wall!.

Tuesday, November 25,2003    8:30am Cool morning and a beautiful clear sky! For me, no wading in the water today. Looking back over last month's report, catching fish-probabilities seem to increase the days after a sudden dip in the weather's temperature.  Let's hope this stays true.  It should!  Stay tuned! 

Monday, November 24, 2003     9:00am Well, well, well! Listen to what was caught yesterday! Family of five, mom n' dad plus  three brothers pretty much had the beach to their selves. They reported many Fish caught by them and another man.  20 or more Black Drum and 50 or more Virginia mullets caught on the south end of Island!  One brother reported to me that they did wade in the water for a while.  Going bare foot, sporting short paints and cut off trousers makes  the best wardrobe one can  present this time of year! Another lady came in and said that she caught 23 Virginia Mullets. Today the weather is absolutely beautiful. AGAIN!  So come on down! (It's later than you think!!) Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 23, 2003 3:30 pm Scattered pairs of folks fishing. We counted 3 boats off Fort Fisher and 3 boats just off the Blue Marlin Apartments. We have not heard of any fish being caught. Its a beautiful day! Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 22, 2003  3:30 pm Update! Local fisherman catches several large Pompanos off surf and his buddies are catching long 14 inch Virginia Mullets.    10:00 am Another beautiful day in Kure Beach, NC. Winds are coming out of the north-north west.  Yesterday the water temperature hit 59 degrees before jumping back up above 60 degrees. Several customers have come in for bait. ! Stay tuned!

Friday, November 21, 2003 10:45 am    Last evening, the Kure Beach Fire Department (including me) finished a training burn. At the close of the burn, I was talking to a commercial fisherman and reporting that the few folks fishing the Kure Beach Fishing Pier did extremely well in catching Virginia Mullets. 150, 10 to 15 inches long Virginia Mullets. According to many local fishermen, these are the fish that were suppose to be here last month ! I ask the commercial fisherman about the Winter Queen's  pontoon boat parked about 7 miles off shore.  "Why were they fishing so close in ?" He reported the Queen has been giving several  school biology field trips. The students are from schools less than 5 hours away therefore they can make a day trip out of the boat tour.     Today the weather is absolutely beautiful. About 20 folks fishing the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and 15 folks fishing north of the pier. Hopefully the catching reports will remain the same as yesterday! Stay tuned! 

Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:30 am  Yesterday, we had plenty of rainfall in Kure Beach. The lake at Carolina Beach did rise, but it did not overflow onto US 421.  Wednesday being the hump-day and very wet, Karen and I closed up shop. We then revisited the Fort Fisher Museum and watched the sound panorama, "The Fall of Fort Fisher, January 1865".  Over 4,000 men lost their lives back then. It's amazing that over ten-thousand men landed here long before any major town was here.  After that we went into Wilmington and watched  Russell Crowe's latest movie about a nineteenth century navel commander. As you can see I have no fishing reports to report today. Sorry! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 8:15 am Not much going on. Tornado watch in effect till 1:00 pm  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003 8:00 am Just a handful of folks fishing today from the surf and Pier. I did see a few  boater fishing off shore. Stay tuned! 

Monday, November 17,2003  Fishing off the far end of the Kure Beach Fishing Pier has landed many large size Virginia Mullets. Stay Tuned!

Sunday, November 16, 2003   Lazy November Sunday!  Sky are very clear. Karen and I took off 2 hours this morning, loaded our bicycles up in our truck and went to Carolina Beach State Park. There we saw many boaters enjoy the Cape Fear River. Tide was going out and the river's waters were a bit brackish looking. Other than that, fish catching reports are few. Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 15, 2003    Several families are down today! The weather is pleasantly cool. Temperatures are in the mid fifties. Surf has small waves with a west wind blowing on the back's of the fishermen fishing there. The ocean's water is a clear bluish-green. 10 to 14 inch Virginia Mullets are reported being caught in the Cape Fear River, Second Bay and on the Surf. Sand flees and Shrimp are doing the trick. Black Drum are showing up more and more! Spot are still here! Kure Pier has activity today. This just in! Next year we are hoping to sell live Prawns.  Prawns are bigger than Crawdads. They look like a shrimp and are seldom found  in fresh river waters, lakes and ponds of the southeastern United States. More plentifully in other bodies of warm fresh water around the world. They use to be in the Neuse River of North Carolina according to our supplier till pollution took them out. What's to see one? (click here)  Stay tuned!

Friday, November 14, 2003    Update! 12:30am A fisherman and I believe that the reason he has caught so many Large Virginia Mullets and good size Black Drum this morning is the cold front that came in last night.  Yep, bagged Ice last longer when the temperatures are below 60 degrees! 10:30 am Weather man reported 38 degrees at 7:00am  this morning. However, it did not feel that cold.  In the late afternoon of yesterday, Karen and I took a 20 minute break and rode down to Fort Fisher to see what was going on. We could see several four wheel drives along the surf, south of the monument. The Cape Fear River was very choppy as a strong north east wind was blowing down river. The color of the water was a dark grayish brown. Karen said it looks like a river of mud and coffee.  The ocean side of Fort Fisher was dark bluish with white caps! Many small Black Drum were delivered to our door while we were out! Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 13, 2003  9:00am Bit warm this morning. Weather man is forecasting a light freeze tonight. Fisherman overall say that this fishing season has been slow on the surf. Many are blaming the heavy summer rains and summer like weather this fall. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 12, 2003  Flounders have been caught in surf on mud minnows. Black Drum are showing up here and there. Spots and Virginia Mullets are reported on Pier. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:30pm  For us, it was a slow day. Rode by the Kure Beach Fishing Pier tonight and talked to a fisherman who fished all day. The man had a big smile on his face. One large cooler of Spots, Back Drums, Bluefish and Virginia Mullets. That  will go a long way this winter with the help of a freezer!  Stay tuned!

Monday, November 10, 2003 12:30pm Many large Spots are being caught on the Kure Beach Fishing Pier! Some as long as 14 inches. Cold weather mean more fish in the fall of the year! Stay Tuned!

Sunday, November 9, 2003 9:30pm Cooler weather arrived this afternoon. There are not many fishermen down. No fishing reports to give. Sorry.  Good Night!

Saturday, November 8,2003     5:30 pm.  Scattered reports of Sheephead and Virginia Mullets caught today as a 15 to 30 knot wind gust  blew in from the north.  Number 6 and 8 sinkers are doing a good job holding tackle in the water. Surf and Pier have folks fishing in cold weather clothing. Our second batch of oysters were great today! We could not wait till next week.  Stay tuned!

Friday, November 7,2003 2:00 pm    Tad slow today. A Dozen, or so folks  fishing on Pier and Surf. Winds are out of the northeast. Cloudy skies and not as hot today. Cold Front coming in tomorrow!  Ooo that sounds good!  By the way, we ate our first local oysters. They tasted extraordinary, delectable after a 9 month off-season pause! The rains of last summer and the current warm weather did not damaged the jewels of the Carolina waterways!.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 6, 2003 10:30pm    Boaters max out on Speckled Trout today. Our Salted Mullets did the trick. Again! They were fishing 300 yards off old Corncake inlet. The inlet was filled in by all the late 1990's hurricanes.  Sheephead and Virginia Mullets were caught today off Sand flees and Shrimp from the surf in front of the Blue Marlin.  The hot weather is forecasted to come to an end this Saturday!. By Sunday and into the first of next week, fishing reports should be much more promising! Cold temperatures are way past due!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 5, 2003  8:30pm    UPDATE Well I have some not so happy news. The election results are not likely to change. Mac email us and said that the 425 to 418 ,in favor of the current Mayor,  is including the absentee ballets.  Friday's announcement is just a check-up for new voter verification. Therefore my Man Mac most likely want be my new Mayor!  Update! 2:20pm  Is 446 is the winning number!  Update!  Let freedom ring!      While fishing for votes yesterday, my team has come up 7 fish, (votes) shy of our current Mayor!  Well the Kure Beach election is over but!  The counting is not over till all ballets are counted this Friday. Our man for Mayor, Mac Montgomery, is down by 7, but unofficially there are 47 absentee ballots not yet counted!  Assuming this is true, the Mayor needs 21 votes to have the 1 vote majority and our man Mac need 28 votes to have a 1 vote majority. The incumbent mayor's advertisement on her campaign signs, "E v e r y   V o t e  C o u n t s" is TRUE! Other than  that ....   Remember Florida's presidential election in 2000! 

UPDATE 2:20 pm Virginia Mullet run on the surf in Kure Beach, Many fishermen are asking for sand flee rakes! We have sold out. 10:30am. Now back to today's real fish story! The Hot Indian summer is having a harmfully influence on local fishing. Several of our customers are complaining of sunburns and few fish. Sand flees and shrimp are catching some long Virginia Mullets in the surf, but even they are on the slow side. This morning we had a heavy Spring like shower. I am wearing short paints and a tee shirt which is odd for November. Stay cool 

Tuesday, November 4  V O T E!!    HOT Indian summer in Kure Beach NC.. Several Motels have closed up for the winter. That is strange? Fishing reports are on the few and far side as temperatures hit the low 80's. I was holding up a campaign sign and campaigning for Mac Montgomery this morning at 6:30 am until 1:30pm in the afternoon. Went back around 4:00pm and stayed till closing at 7:30pm.   The winds were out of the southeast around 10 knots. The forecast  is for a cooler drop in the temperature this Saturday.  Stay tuned! 

Monday, November 3, 2003 10:00pm   Had a busy day doing chores and a fire training class this evening at the Kure Beach Fire Department. Yesterday our housekeeper enjoyed her day off fishing. Plenty of Sheephead and Virginia Mullets made a bountiful catch in the surf in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. There are not as many folks fishing but the ones I did met in the town's downtown parking lot were taking lots of Spots back home. Karen and I broke down and went a bought some Topsail Sound Oysters for tomorrow's lunch. Speaking of Tuesday November 4, VOTE!!  9:30am Yesterday Kure Pier had many folks fishing. However not many folks stopped in our shop. This morning business is off again so I do not have any reports to tell. Hang in there! 

Saturday, November 1, 2003 5:30 pm    There have been several customers coming in for refills on bait. Red worms, Shrimp, Mud Minnows and Salted Cut Mullet are popular items.  Spots, Sheephead and Whiting are showing up more and more. The cool air, gentle breeze and sunny sky made a wonderful day according my neighbor. 10:30 am. Many folks are down from Wilmington this morning. The skies are clear and a cool north east wind is blowing approximately 10 knots*. Spots are reportedly being caught off the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Gentleman was explaining to us how to catch Spots. "Just drop it off the edge of the pier rail (keeping the rod and reel in hand of course) and then wait for the jerk".  Which happens to reminded me. How does a loving wife describe her loving husband who pass up all of his Saturday home chores for a fishing trip with is buddies? She describes him as, " A jerk on one end waiting for a jerk on the other end!" Stay tuned!