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Monday, September 30, 2002 Winds NNE 12 mph. Mud Minnows are on the way. A lady angler and her family wanted to know why she could not keep the 11 and 13 inch Flounders her and her sons caught this morning. I told her, it was the NC Fisheries rules. "Why do I?" she asked. (Now if I had a Five dollar bill every time I had to explain this, I would take a trip to Sweden.) Commercial fishermen are regulated in what they catch, and when they catch fish. Not sure what their rules are now but, they rely on catching fish for a living. Its not just an adventure, its their lively hood. Remember the Broadway play " Oklahoma?" Remember the dance song, "The Farmer and the Cowboy" and, how they should be friends? Imagine the Farmer as a commercial fisherman and the cowboy as a recreational fisherman. Well, that's the best explanation I can give without breaking down and putting on a cattleman's outfit. I like Flounder, and yes, I have thrown back several that I could have eaten.
Sunday September 29, 2002 Kure Pier had lots of fishermen yesterday. Many reports of Pompano and Virginia Mullet being caught. Even though air temperatures are down, our Ice sales were up due to the fact that coolers were being filled with these fish. This morning we went swimming. Little cool but the water was fine after we got in. Winds were out of the north-east around 7 mph. For catching fish, this wind direction and water temperature is approaching better "catching" conditions.
Thursday September 26, 2002 Happy First anniversary to the Daily Fishing Report. During the middle of the week, Kure Beach is almost a ghost town. The folks that are lodging are enjoying this quite solitude. Fisherman returned this morning and reported that he caught several Blues and one keeper Flounder. Stay tuned.
Tuesday September 24, 2002 Floating by off shore are very large patches of <sea grass> These patches resemble small Islands . Not quite sure why we are having this phenomena. I will try to find out!! One of our regulars customers reports that south end of our Island as been great for catching Trout. Yep, Salt Mullet work great! Red Drum and Flounder are popping up to! I have noticed that Spots are showing up more frequently. Other news, < For the past several days, I have been working with several Motel/Lodging owners in getting a petition up against raising the room occupancy tax in Kure Beach and other beach communities. If this Bill passes, then a family stay five or more days maybe paying taxes close to or greater than a day's visit. We feel this is a bad policy and uncalled for in these economy challenging times.
September 21,2002 Seams like the
south end of the Island had the best prospects for catching fish. Trout,
Drum and Flounder made the most of best catches today. Sea Grass
along the Kure Beach surf did bother many fishermen. Salt
Mullet and squid was our best sellers and catchers today. Spots
runs should start soon.
September 16, 2002 4:15 pm: Slow day on Kure Beach. Few folks down. Those that are down are dodging heavy rain showers. Yes our world famous Salt Mullet is back in stock! Bluefish and Black Drum are here and there.
September 15, 2002 2:00 pm: Large Local Fresh Mullet is finally in stock. Trout have been known to chase down salt mullet. No kidding!! This has been a favorite bait for many customers who want to catch Trout. Bluefish, Red Drum and Flounder also go after Mullet, plain or salted. At 2 pm several customers returning for shrimp. Black Drum catches 25 and more. 8:00 am: Good Sunday Morning! Yesterdays bad weather missed Kure Beach. Not many folks fishing in the afternoon so I gave it try. 20 pounds of sea grass and a 16 inch Black Drum. I tried plugging also but like I said, Sea Grass. Got to go! Stay tuned!
September 14,2002 9:52 am: Many customers returning this morning to get more shrimp! Black Drum and Bluefish are in the surf! 4:15 pm; Update: Long beach reported ominous weather conditions this morning. Black clouds west of here NOW! Our local fisherman is starting his Mullet season today! Hope to have local Mullet very soon! Stay tuned!!
September 13, 2002 8:30 pm: My friends came in this
evening from their pontoon trip. 18 Croakers and a few
Black Bass. Carolina
inlet yielded these fish today. 6:45 pm; Winds out of the
northeast this morning must have pushed in Black Drum
and Pompano. A customer reported that her
family caught several 14-20 inch Black Drum.
This morning I walked out onto Kure Pier. Not many fishing at that time. Looking
down from the deck, I noticed two Ghost Crabs
running on the beach. This was the first time I had seen this in six
years!! Maybe our beach is getting back to normal. Before Hurricanes
Bertha and Fran, 1996, beach re-nourishment '97 and Hurricane Floyd in
'99 Ghost Crabs and their
tunnels were everywhere along Kure Beach.
September 11, 2002 7:30 pm: After a long day of reflection, many of our guest and residents are thankful to be Americans. Many stories on the newscast say, "Yes it hurts, and yes, we are rebuilding!" God does bless America !!
Noon It's very peaceful in Kure Beach
on this National day of Remembrance. Our hearts go out to all who have lost love ones
over the past year.
September 9, 2002 9:15 PM Wait and see! According to weather forecast, Low is pointing toward Myrtle Beach S.C. Wait and see!
September 9, 2002 Winds a 6:15pm seem to
be WNW @ 10-15 mph. Sea's, about 4-5 feet. 15 fishermen on Kure
Pier. 5:00pm: Update! While
fishing the banks of Snows Cut, a 5
pound Flounder was landed by a young fisherman. 9:30 am:
There is a flock crows on
the beach in front of the Blue Marlin Apts. They are going through the sea grass
which is full of snails and other marine goodies. Kure Pier has about 15
persons fishing off her deck. Tropic
low's center is forecasted to miss us by about 400 miles NNE.
Winds this morning NNE around 20 mph. Two of our guest launched their pontoon
boat from the State Park early this morning. I will get their reports when they
return. Stay tuned!!
September 7, 2002 9:00 pm Cooler temperatures greeted several of our customers of past fishing seasons today. Virginia mullet seam to be the fish of the day! Shrimp and squid was our most popular bait sold today. New line of fishing tackle arrived yesterday from Henry's Tackle company of Morehead City, NC. Several fisherman fished in front of Blue Marlin. 8:30 am: Fall like morning. Winds NNE @ 15 mph. Sea Grass is drying up on beach. Water at bay is coming over into parking lot at high tides. 8:30 am about 30 fishermen on Kure Pier. I saw nobody fishing on surf in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. It is a little early in the month for Spot runs. Normally they will start to run in 3 weeks and go thru November.
September 6, 2002 10:45 am Fall is just around the corner, so to speak. This morning, I walked out to the beach and noticed how the shadows of the sun were different than a few weeks ago. Shadows were longer. Wind was out of the northeast about 15 mph. A new shipment of mud minnows arrived before we opened this morning. Neighbor told me he caught several small Bluefish for supper last night. Yes Bluefish. If one quickly cuts the head half off while fish is alive, fish dies immediately and most of the fishes strong distasting blood is removed. What's left is a fine delicious fish for a meal. I prefer this over Red Drum. Now that's just me and a few others.
September 5, 2002 Update 7:30 pm Very quite day at Kure Beach, NC 8:30am Yesterday I was out of town. As I was traveling, news media on the radio said that the low pressure off Florida (click) was having an impact in Brunswick and New Hanover County Beaches. When I got back around 6:30 pm, I did walk out to the beach. I saw no usual erosion. I did see more of the Sea grass. There were a few swimmers in the water and a few fisherman on the beach. I am not an official weather forecasters, but I think the media missed this report. Again! So watch out and have a nice day.
September 3, 2002 2:00 PM Kure Pier. Fisherman reports that Spanish Mackerels are hitting Got-cha plugs, Red headed / white bodies. Several catches have made many fisherman happy. I see the tropical low off Florida not affecting us*. Sea grass is still showing up on the beaches and a little in surf. Commercial fisherman tell me that this grass come up from the Sargasso sea, east of Nassau. The Sargasso Sea is the only sea in the world bordered by ocean currents rather than by land. Click to learn more about this fascinating place.
September 2, 2002 3:30 PM Labor Day Holliday is about over. The number of folks were fewer than in past years. Rainy weather did not stop the fishermen from heading out to the surf and to Kure Pier. Sea grass on the beach did not seem to bother anyone. Bluefish, Spots, Flounder, Croakers, Black Drum and Virginia Mullet got Ice down today. Our world famous Salt mullet will be here soon!! Stay tuned!
September 1, 2002 1:00 PM Boater in second bay reports that Black Drum are everywhere, 12 to 20 inches long! If you do not have a boat, the rock wall jetty (water on both side) offers one a dangerous chance to walk about 2 miles. I have taken this walk and it is dangerous! Just before and after the moon tides, especially October and November, this rock wall gets covered completely by water. If the wind is blowing hard, waves have washed people into the river. Drowning occur about 5 years ago. PLEASE USE CAUTION!! Elsewhere catching fish is about the same, GOOD!