Kure Beach Motels, Kure Beach Hotels, Beach,
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Tuesday, November 29 2017
Closing up our shop for the season.
website rebuilding 2018
Saturday, November 25, 2017 By 4 pm today, the beach north of Kure Pier had many fishermen. Bluefish, Virginia Mullets and Black Drum are still running the surf. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Thanksgiving 2017 We closing up at noon for our family holiday. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 "We are catching many Large Bluefish. We got the whole beach to ourselves." reported one of our guest. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Friday, November 17, 2017 Wife out catches Husband, 43 to 26. A few Pompanos, a few Flounder, one or two Bluefish, the rest were Virginia Mullets - Whitings and some Skates. Overall they were looking for large keeper Red and Black Drums. Winds have folks wrapping up. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Thursday, November 16, 2017 With very few fishermen, Bluefish, Virginia Mullets and Red Drums are the only fish reported. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 No fishing reports at noon. Cool weather has many folks asking for toboggans. Kure Pier has a few folks on her deck. All is quite for now. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Monday, November 13, 2017 Newly arrived sole fisherman has fish on line. Light rains are falling at noon. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Ringtail Porgies click here were reported today. Black Drum and Virginia Mullets are hitting sand flees. Winds are out of the northeast. Cool! Yesterday's report, 54 inch fisherman, with the help of his Dad and brother, pulled in a 24 inch Red Drum. What's that? A 55% ratio, fisherman to fish? Please re-check my math. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Saturday, November 11, 2017 "Just Bluefish, that's it, nothing else!" reported my first fishermen this morning. This morning, business has almost stopped. Yesterday our shop was packed several time$. Families and friends were arriving for a three day weekend. Kure Pier fishermen reporting large Kings and many Spanish Mackerels. Wow! Mid - November folks!! Spots are not here quoted three fishermen. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Friday, November 10, 2017 Yes, it has been a nice week for catching fish. I have been out most of the week updating my property management licenses. Black Drum and Large Virginia Mullets are here. For me, I'm seeing more fish caught than there are fishermen. Rain showers from the drop in temperature, along with a steady Northeast wind has be very confronting. Our Bloodworms from Canada are the largest I've seen in many years. Oh! I hope everyone Voted this week! Enjoy!! Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 New set if fishermen have arrived. Most are looking for a great weekend, a few are staying till mid week. We sold out of sand fees. Black Drum had a feast this past week on these crustaceans*.
November 1, 2017 Well folks, the Bluefish and other small catches did not satisfy our nice folks from the mountains of North Carolina. These gentlemen were looking to take back Kings and Spanish. Other fishermen from Carolina Beach are about to deplete all our sand flees. Black Drum make a very good meal. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
October 31, 2017 Black Drum reports continue to arrive. Several fishermen are doing good with these delicious fish. Happy 500th Reformation Day! We are expecting Pop-eyed Mullets tomorrow. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Warm sunny weather has many fishermen asking for sunscreen. Big keeper sized Black Drum reported from Atlantic Towers fishermen. Three pounds of Sand flees were there bait. Flounders, Permits - they favor Pompanos, have been reported by guest fishermen. Water temperatures are in the mid 70's. Very warm for late October. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Great news! The past two days, guest fishermen have caught wonderful fish . 24 inch Bluefish, several keeper flounders have made their day. Local boater reported something out of the norm. Fishing Cape Fear River an eight point buck swam right by his boat, jumped the rock wall then swam into the bay. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Well folks, I entered the local "Fisherman Post October 2017 Pleasure Island Fishing Tournament". Our group did not place. We had lots of fun enjoying the great outdoors. For us, small Virginia Mullets and Pompanos were our main catch. Shrimp and Our World Renown Salted Mullets were our main baits. I was hoping for Red Drum but unfortunately, null! Ouch. Tournament results will be posted Monday. North of Kure Pier were several sport fishing boats. We believe they were going after Spanish Mackerel. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Saturday, October 21, 2017 On the surf from N. Avenue to the Kure Beach Fishing Pier, 50 plus fishermen. Before sunrise, many bites. We counted 24 boats south of Carolina Beach to Kure Pier. Spanish have been caught over the past 5 days. Water temperature 74 degrees. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Thursday, October 19, 2017 MUD MINNOWS ARE BACK!! Reports are coming in from several fishermen stating per-dawn hours to about 9 am are the best time to catch Bluefish, Flounders and Pompanos. At 2:00 PM, weather temperatures are back in the upper 70's. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.24-$2.45 and up!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Much needed cool northeast breeze today. Water temperatures have dropped to 74 degrees. Today, many fishermen have stopped by. Fishing Licenses, Mullets, Jumbo Bloodworms and Shrimp were the items of choice. Right now, we are out of mud minnows. This morning, a nice load of Jumbo Mullets arrived. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Reports are, "Without an umbrella, it is way too hot to catch fish!" Yesterday, temperatures where very hot and humid. For us, it felt like the upper 80's. Around 4 PM, a much need cool front came through town. Temperatures dropped 20 degrees. It almost felt cold, but our short pants and short sleeves were fine. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Croaker Run over the past 2 days. One or two keeper big Red Drum, several throw back Black Drum and 13 inch Flounders. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Thursday, October 12, 2017 No fish reports at this time. Very humid hot weather continues as October forwards to the middle of the month. Swimmers are all up and down the beach. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Scattered rain showers fell off and on all day. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Sad news [ StarNews Wilmington, NC: DONALD JAMES LEWIS Donald James Lewis better known to family and friends as "Red" for his red hair in his youth passed quietly in his home October 2, 2017].
Yes, we are all going to miss Red. Over the past 35 years, the countless times the local government agencies wished to change the wildlife regulations, Or close off sections of our beach, Red Lewis was at the top of my list for finding correct information. One of Red’s creeds was the love and protection of the great outdoors. Genesis 1: 26 fit Red's many qualities! "Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[b] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." NKJV. Red you have many friends in this world! Gilbert
5:30 PM 21 inch Flounder and a Spanish Mackerel were caught off the surf at the Fort Fisher State Park today! Temperatures and humidity are back up. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Friday, October 6, 2017 Today's report consist of Flounder, Virginia Mullets and Pompanos. At the moment, Sand Flees in the surf are scarce. Last week's heavy Northeast winds removed about 50 feet of beach sand. Relax, one still had access to water. Today, fisherman reported sands were building back the slop. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Yesterday's late afternoon rain shower yield a Flounder Run on the world famous Kure Beach Fishing Pier. This evening guest fisherman cleaning half-a-dozen Virginia Mullets. I notices several gas stations have dropped the price of regular gasoline by a dime. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.34-$2.55 and up!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 At the moment, 4:30pm, light rain showers are falling. Earlier today, fresh Pompanos and Pop-eyed Mullets were dressed on our cleaning table. Winds stronger yesterday than today. While tossing fish guts into the ocean, one could see the works of the consistent high winds. Many sand dunes showing 15 foot cliffs where winds and tides have cut. From past experience, winds and tides will repair the dunes close to their original shape. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Winds continue from the Northeast, 12-20 knots. Several Giant Red Drums, one yard stick + in length, are reported south of Kure Beach. Around noon, a fisherman called in to report, Virginia Mullets were running in the surf. "Nice ones!" Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Friday, September 29, 2017 In town, Red Drum were caught today. Not sure of the baits, but it took heavy weights to keep the tackle out long enough for a strike. Many fishermen called it quits after spending more time casting than fishing. Temperatures were warm as short paints are still in style. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 No fish catching reports. Ocean have been a bit ruff, winds out of the North East 10 knots or so, but that is normal. What's not normal, many fishermen were expecting higher seas as Hurricane Maria passed 400 miles east of here. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Monday, September 25, 2017 Well bitting files have dropped. Thank the Lord! Northeast winds have picked up. I assume from hurricane Maria, 450+ miles southeast of us. Trout and Croakers reports picked up for us. One Trout was so happy in the boat he fell out and got all wet again! Other reported the Air Base and Rock wall south of the Ferry Landing was good. Notices: The Rock Jetty south of the ferry, as way too many hazards!! I did see few folks venture past the "Do not pass" point. Please obey the signs. Kure Beach Fire Department has responded to several boaters and jetty wall walkers this season. Bloodworm demand has risen. Spots are here but no reports of large schools. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4 PM UPDATE! Fishing the Cape Fear River next to Air Base's pier, pastor catches a 21 inch Flounder while enjoying his family Kayak. Other News our Fresh Salted Mullet is back! 9am: Bitting Flies and Bitting Pompanos, Red Drum, Virginia Mullets, Spots, no Flounder reports, Bluefish, Black Drum and yes beloved Pinfish! Well folks, during the late evening of yesterday, we got in a fresh load of 2 pound Pop-eyed Mullets. In mid-afternoon, Bloodworms from Canada arrived. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.39-$2.55 and up!
Friday, September 15, 2017 Well folks I finally have something fishy to report!! Flounders! Keeper Flounders at that AND they were caught by first timers from the great state of North Carolina. Gas price ranges, no shortages of gas, are $2.45 to $2.65. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.55 and up!
Hurricane Irma's outer bands of winds, pass Tuesday. Humidity rose as hot sunshine warmed up our wind blown coast. Heavy erosion Monday. Walking on the beach Wednesday showed things back to normal. Very fortunate!
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Well here is some great news. Yesterday, one of our fishing guest reports catching 45 King Mackerel. They bottom fish a while then trolled the rest of the day. Weather reports have rain showers off and on today. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.08 and up!
Sunday, August 13, 2017 For us, fishing reports focused mainly on Croakers and Flounder. Many school aged fishermen are looking forward to telling their Shark catching adventures to their classmates. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Croakers, Virginia Mullets and small Sharks still in the news. Rain showers were heavy this morning. Slowed down to a sprinkle around 1pm.By 3 PM 2 inches of water stood in the bottom of a clean trash can. I had the can airing out after a good washing. All else is well, especially our new roof! Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Thursday, July 24, 2017 Croakers, Virginia Mullets and many small Sharks caught over the past week. Other news: Special memories of someone special!! Well folks many people down this week. Lots of families and friends playing the bean-bag yard game, joggers are all up and down the street, locals running their weed-eaters. Here is something cool. Back in the 1970's there was a band from Sweden named ABBA. Yesterday, as my wife and I were pulling out of our driveway, two boys and two girls, all smiling toward one other, passed by on their bicycles. One of the lady riders was very slim and had long blonde hair. :) Funny thing, when Karen and I returned, they too were returning from their trip. Yep! As they pass in front of us, they were still smiling! Oh well, stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Lady from the great state of West Virginia has help hauling in her 28 inch Red Drum. Her and her mate are having a wonderful time. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Surf fishermen fishing the past two days have caught pan sized Virginia Mullets, Croakers and keep able Flounder. Today, several large motels are showing vacancies. That's very odd. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Saturday, July 8, 2017 Hundreds of folks down today. No fishing reports. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Friday, July 7, 2017 Fishing reports were slow this week. Many folks enjoyed the beach, swimming and sunning. Odd reports came in this week of person getting bitten by a Bull Shark, near Johnny Mercers' Fishing Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Yes it is true. New video confirmed the story. As the hooked 6 foot Shark was being pulled toward the pier, a swimmer grab it's tail. One may see the Shark turning to defend himself and with one bit, the person starts to bleed. Needless to say it did not talk long for the swimmer to let go and race back to shore. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Friday, June 30, 2017 Where did this month go? Catches have been scattered all up and down the beach. For us, our major activity was replacing a flat roof. Over the past two months, the back of our shop became very leaky . Patching and roof-bucket coatings could not stop the major problem. With the service of a professional roofing company, a three day work project spread out over a ten day period. Daily rain showers had extended the project. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.02 and up!
Friday, June 16, 2017 HOW ABOUT THAT 36 INCH RED DRUM! Snow Cut catch and release was very exciting! Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.19 and up!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Today, warmer weather and southwest winds seem to have slowed fish catching. Saturday, Sunday and Monday yield many Flounder and Large Sized Spots. Kure Pier is stocking Bloodworms. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.19 and up!
Friday, June 9, 2017 Cooler weather brings out long sleeves shirt and hooded sweaters as fishermen catch Flounder and Black Drum, for dinner, in front of Blue Marlin Apartments. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.19 and up!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 D-Day Anniversary! No fantastic fish "Catching" reports over the past two weeks. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.17 and up!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 No reports over the past three days. Over a 36 hour period, many rain showers fell. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.05, $2.10 and up!
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Even seasoned surf fishermen came up short this week. Southwest winds and beach goers had many fishermen upset. Boaters fishing deep holes along the banks of Cape Fear River were the only catch-reports we received this past week. Black Drum were common among several boaters. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.05, $2.10 and up!
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Happy Mother's Day! College students hooked, but are unable to haul in, one Large Horseshoe Crab. "It was way too big!" the fisherman reported. Fishing Kure Pier was better than fishing with all the bitting bugs along the Rock wall south of the ferry landing. Other news, yesterday, Kure Beach Fire Department lost two radio channels during an intense lighting storm. Smart phone text and backup systems kept everyone informed. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.05, $2.10 and up!
Friday, May 12, 2017 This week's surf casters hooked Spanish Mackerels with Silver Spoons. Today's weather, heavy overcast. Temperatures 20 degrees below yesterday's short-summer heat blast. One welcomed sight for fishermen, winds coming out of Northeast, 12 knots. Gas prices mixed all over the county, $2.05 low to $2.25 highest. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.05 and up!
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Cool-off in temperatures today. Sprinkles of rain showers off and on. Over the weekend, family from Stanley County, NC had fun fishing in front of their weekend get-a-way apartment. Dog-gone-it, something big came up onto the surf only to getaway. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.14 and up!
Thursday, May 4, 2017 No fishing reports over the past 4 days. Past two days, many locals doing yard work. In the very bright sunshine, pressure washers, weed eaters, lawn mowers and leaf blowers are getting a great workout. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Sunday April 30, 2017 "Our catch consisted of Pinfish, Flounder or two and small to whopper sized Blues" quotes one fisherman. Pink lobster-backs are everywhere. A lobster-back is one who received way too much sunshine. Ouch! And Owyhee! Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Saturday 2 p.m. April 29, 2017 Many folks in town today. Fishermen reporting Flounder, Large Head Blues and Virginia Mullets. Kure Beach is having a festival this weekend. 70 year anniversary of the town's founding. Have Fun and Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Friday 9:00 am April 28, 2017 Chopper Blues were reported Wednesday. Fishermen fishing south of Kure Pier enjoyed several 10 plus pounders. Gota-cha plugs red heads and mullet cut bait were their baits. All other days have been very quite! Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Monday 8:00 am, April 24, 2017 At this time, no fishing reports. Everything is soaked from last nights rain showers. Overnight, our minnow tank's vent allowed it's water level to rise about 6 inches. Current winds are constant coming from the southwest around 15 knots. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Sunday, April 23, 2017 No reports at this time. 11am. Much needed rains started falling early this morning. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides Gas Price $2.23 and up!
Saturday April 22, 2017 We are back! Bluefish run this week has many folks using Silver Spoons and Cut Mullets. Many Virginia Mullets have be caught along the surf and the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Today winds are stiff coming right up Fort Fisher Boulevard. That is from the southwest. Kure Beach Fire Department had a couple of calls today. Stay tuned! Local NOAA tides Gas Price $2.23 and up!
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