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Gilbert Alphin

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Sunday, November 27, 2021 Today, our last guest are checking out. Another season has come to an official end. Wish to thank everyone for helping us have a productive season. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Until till Next Season! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $3.20 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, November 27, 2021 Today, guedy reported their fishing reports were slow. Trout, Black Drum and many Puffer Fish. Winds were blowing out of the north, northwest. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $3.20 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, November 13, 2021 Laying low this week for full recovery. Monday, a successful surgery. Right before the Covid pandemic, doctors discovered a very small hernia. Last year, the hospitals were very complex. Finally, November 2021, a surgery room became available. Did not hesitate to take offer. Friends and wife are taking good care of me. All is going good!

Fishing Reports!! Large Reds, Black Drum, 15- 22 inch Virginia Mullets are are common south of the Fort Fisher Aquarium. Also, Pompanos and Bluefish are still here. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $3.20 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Of the very few fishermen in town, large Red Drum seem to be the number one catch. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $3.20 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Today, not many fishermen. After 6:pm, Kure Pier did not have the number of fishermen they had last week. One returning customer reported, last year, his family caught and kept over 400 Virginia Mullets. They made it imperative to come the same week this year. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $3.20 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, October 29, 2021
Still lingering computer issues. Today, all is good! Early bird fisherman reported a good mess of fish. Croakers, Spots, Bluefish, Virginia Mullets and dozens of small Pompanos! Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Yesterday, several fishermen returned for more baits. "E" avenue beach access and the Fort Fisher State Park were very productive locations. In fact one returning customer made a joke that made us laugh. "Your Baits are great! It all the fishes fought, they don't know they are suppose to bite". I laughed with joy about this, then I thought about the Bible's scripture verse, "Fishers of Men". Something to compare and ponder. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, October 23, 2021 What a busy Saturday. Several of our customers came back with whopping reports. Starters, 8 foot shark caught on our "Salted Cut Mullets" pulled ashore, pictures taking with their children standing behind the live animal, then the Shark was released "Alive" back into the sea. Other customers were buying more Salted Cut Mullets for Red Drum and Bluefish. Live Mullet Minnows are getting hard to find. When we do get a batch in, we usually sell out in a few hours. Many families are enjoying their vacation. Sandflees on # 2 hook work good for Pompanos. Many sport boats are trolling 100 yards off shore. Spanish Mackerels are thick. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, October 22, 2021 Sorry for our dilemma, we were not hacked! Computer issues, click for more details. NPR reports Microsoft is changing the way we login to Windows.

Over the past 5 days, we got mixed fishing reports. A few fishermen are having difficult time catching fish. Others are doing good. One Kure Pier fishermen reports "Spots come and go". In front of our Blue Marlin Apartments, 100 yards out, Mackerel were literally jumping up and back into the water. A new catch of Popeye Mullets arrived Wednesday. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Two groups of our guest had disappointing results catching the fish they wanted. Their live mullet, caught near the Carolina Beach docks and local shrimp, seemed not to have worked. Other fishermen did much better. Of these, I do not know if any placed in the "Annual Fisherman's Post" Tournament. Kure Pier has been packed the past 100 hours or so. Spots, Pompanos, Virginia Mullets, Kings and Spanish Mackerels have been numerous. Today, the fall temperatures are welcomed. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Another beautiful day. Fishing reports are Spots, Croakers, Bluefish, Mackerels and Drum. Families are enjoying an atmosphere of clear skies and nice temperature. No bugs!! Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Kure Pier fishermen are reporting a very high number of King Mackerel, 18 to 35 inches in length. Our salted Cut Mullets are catching Blues and Black Drum. Shrimp and FishBites are catching Spots, Virginia Mullets, Pompanos and Croakers. Winds have been out of the northeast. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Over the past three days, Spots and large Red Drums have have been caught off the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Surf fishermen are enjoying similar results. Also, Virginia Mullets and Pompanos are quite common. One fisherman reported he hopes to catch Puffer Fish. Locals too are have a good time. Note, there is an extreme shortage of fishing supplies. Yesterday, I spoke with our east coast dealer. Shipment are not to continue in our area for another three weeks. It has been over a month since we received replacements. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions


Saturday, October 9, 2021
For us, a very unusual week. Fewer fishermen than expected. Weather, winds and temperatures were great. One 5 foot Tarpon was hooked and pulled up to the pier, then the fish was released alive. Big Bull and Cow Red's were hooked and released. Next reports, many number of Croakers and Virginia Mullets caught, 9 to 18 inches in length. All returning fishermen reported having a good time. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Break down in our shop today. Cooling systems failed for ICE machine and other needs. Sorry for upsetting anyone. Gilbert and Karen Alphin.

Back open! : Bull Drum season is underway. Fisherman and his friend fishing the north end of Carolina Beach lands 14 large sized Red Drum. None were keepers because all were between 32 to 42 inches. Make sure you have your drag set correctly. [The rules established by North Carolina's Division of Marine Fisheries for catching Red Drum in North Carolina are that fish between 18 and 27 inches may be kept. All other fish must be released. ] Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, October 4, 2021 Bunches and Bunches of mid-sized Croakers. Remnant's of Hurricane Sam are over. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.95 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, October 1, 2021 Update! 4:00pm Hurricane Sam is more that 1000 miles away, yet we are now seeing winds coming from the northeast 12 knots. Sunday's weather should be strong rip currents produced by stronger northeast winds. Noon: "More Shrimp!", requested one fisherman. Black Drum, Pompano and Virginia Mullets. Salted Mullets, Frozen Mullets and Live Mullets and Mud Minnows are great for Trout, Drum and Bluefish. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, September 30, 2021 Fisherman and his wife report they had a wonderful time catching Spade Fish, Pompanos and a Spanish Mackerel. This morning clear sunny skies, winds out of the south around 4 knots. Note, seawater temperature is reported at 78 degrees. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 South winds seem to have slowed down fishing reports. Hot sunny skies with gentle breeze. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, September 27, 2021 Main catches, Black Drum, Virginia Mullets and Croakers all under sunny skies. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, September 26, 2021 For us, Saturday was very busy. Many fishermen and families. Black Drum, Spots and Virginia Mullets were common catches. Many Sharks were seen swimming around the Kure Beach fishing pier. Oh, Kure Pier held a wonderful Kid's fishing tournament. Other news, the recent rain-flooding problems are drying up. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Happy Birthday to someone special. No Fishing Reports. During the night, rain showers returned. 1 inch according to our rain gage. Around 12;30 pm, sun came out and stayed out. Friday, store hours will return to normal. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 No fishing reports, According to our rain gage. We've had another 4 inches of rain. On the national Weather Channel, New Hanover County was mentioned several times. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Today, too much rain!! Closed up shop before noon, Zero business. This morning, 6:45 am heavy rain showers started. 8 am, emptied our rain gage. At 7 pm, 4 inches of rain collected. Reports of flash flooding from Southport, Wilmington, all the way to Clinton NC. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, September 20, 2021 Mackerel catches reported off the Kure Beach fishing pier. Rain showers off and on. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Seawater temperature 81 degrees. Winds, 7 knots from the southwest. Several fishermen are very thankful to be at the beach. Reports of Trout, Croakers and Virginia Mullets. Heavy reports of "Bait Fish" just north of the "Rocks", south of the Riggings Condos. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, September 17, 2021
This week, fishing reports slowed down. Tuesday, Flounder season closed for the 2021 season. While it lasted, many families and friend were able to stock fresh Flounders in their freezers. Other news, Live Popeye Mullets have been popular, Mud Minnows are smaller than normal so a number 6 Kayle hooks works great on catching Drum, Bluefish and Trout. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, September 13, 2021 Today, several fishermen stopped by. Most were going after Flounder. Live Popeye mullets were our number one bait. Tomorrow is the last day of Flounder Season. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, September 12, 2021 Good Sunday Morning!! On this "Day-of-Rest", some of us Christians have-to-go-to-work. Yes ! We truly miss the assembly of "True Doctrine Worship" however, like others, we have to work on Sunday morning. Good!

Today we were blessed, our first customer purchased a rod and reel combo, along with other tackles and bait, then.... the young lad closed his eyes, bowed his head, and recited the "Lord's prayer for all mankind". Being thankful for the fish he's going to catch, this customer showed us adults a true sign of righteousness. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Special Day of Memory, 911 2001. Yesterday, fishermen were starting to return to Kure Beach. This morning, many were in our shop. Live Finger Mullets were in big demand. Several ladies noted the touch of "fall" in the air. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, September 9, 2021 This morning, I chatted with four fishermen. They've been fishing since Monday. Their report, sad, "Nothing Bitting". Their location, the south end of the Island and along the Kure Beach surf. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, September 6, 2021 Several Reports of large "Doormat" Flounders, nineteen, twenty three, all the way to twenty-eight inches in length. Red Drum were caught along the banks of the Carolina Beach State Park. Many folks were very happy. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions


Sunday, September 5, 2021
Flounder report continue. Winds are blowing from the northeast. Locals are sharing-the-beach with many out of town folks. Fishing products are arriving. Some products have been out of stock for over a year. Price increased on the wide USA heavy duty sand flee rakes. $ 69.00. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, September 3, 2021 Many Flounder are being caught. Most are coming up short of regulation size, 15 inches is minimum length and only 4 per day per person. . Happy Birthday to someone special. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, September 2, 2021 Kayaker brings us a good report. No keepers, they were too big. Red Drum over 30 inches long. From the pictures, looked like second bay. Flounder season opened yesterday. Limits are 4 Flounder per day, 15 inches or longer. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 No Reports. Welcomed rain showers from an outer band of Hurricane Ida. Rain showers only, no threats.

By noon, the sad news of Afghanistan plus a very slow business week had taken its toll on us. Time for a break. Karen and I closed up shop for a pre-birthday treat. My birthday! We went to Wrightsville Beach, NC. Relaxed at the "Bridge Tender Restaurant", a true Joy! For us it had been 30 years or more since either of us had visited the wonderful land mark restaurant. It's beautiful. Right on the Intercoastal Waterway. Boats to Yachts docked right out the big windows. There were many changes in the layout. Food was gourmet delicious. Sautéed scallops appetizer, Rib Eye steak, asparagus, fresh hot bread dip in refreshing Italian olive oil deiced with rosemary, Parmesan, touch of cider vinegar served with fresh European coffee and other hidden herbs. For dessert, a fresh hot cholate brownie stacked under a scoop of vanilla Ice cream with light fresh dark cholate syrup all under a special birthday candle. True Joy in a sad world. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday August 31, 2021 No Reports. Way too hot to fish! Looking at the Kure Beach Pier's webcam, most of the folks on the beach are Kure Beach citizens. "Y'all enjoy the hot, dry, sunny beach!" Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, August 30, 2021 No Reports. Today I ran and did earns as local roofing company installed complete new roofing materials on our Blue Marlin Apartments. Looking forward to being back in the shop tomorrow. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, August 29, 2021 No Reports. Hearts go out to West-Louisiana as the good folks endure a 150 mph, Cat-4 hurricane. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Noon, no reports. Hot weather is back. To be precise, very hot and humid. Ice and cold drinks are back in demand. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, August 27, 2021 Happy Birthday to someone special. Grand dad reports, his grand son and him caught several small Sheep Head Fish today. New fisherman with new Penn Combo learns the joys of Penn reel's knob mag dial for ultimate control while casting. Other news: Like yesterday, there are not many folks in town. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Only small stuff today. Fisherman returns disappointed. Down to # 6 hooks, the smallest hook size we sell, fisherman reports many tinny fish. All throwbacks. Next, not many folks in town. Odd. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Today, no reports. Yesterday I took the day off and visited my mom and sister. Thanks you Karen for keeping our shop and lodging rentals all in order. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, August 23, 2021 Noon, no reports. Heavy rains continued through the night. This morning, several families were in our shop. Many were from the New England area. Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. "Kids are having fun!". Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, August 22, 2021 Four foot Blacktip Shark gets away. Another returning fisherman reports his Eagle Claw 5/0 Circle Hook pops it's barb. Cut mullet was his bait of choice. He stopped by before he heads back out. Other news, Spots, Croakers, Virginia Mullets are everywhere. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions


Saturday, August 21, 2021
Fisherman returns with satisfying results. He and his son were able to find the 1920's underwater pipe of the old Dow-Nickle intake. Casting their rods and reels, both were very successful in catching lots of Croakers and Virginia Mullets. He came back to thank us. Other news, this morning our rain gage had just over 2 inches of water. Around 2 am, heavy down-pores were hitting our roof. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Friday, August 20, 2021 What a great way to start off your day! Right after prayers and breakfast, a SHARK REPORT!! Fisherman reports he walked out into waste deep waters and up onto a sandbar. On the sandbar the wavy waters are only ankle deep. Casting his Bait and Tackle, live Spot was his bait of choice, he hooks something. It's big! Reels in his tackle only to "see" what's on. Estimated four and half foot Shark. Next his line goes limp. Thank goodness", the Shark swims away. When the fisherman examines his tackle, he is down to half a Spot. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Thursday 19, August 17, 2021 No reports. Today, Big Rock supply truck arrived. We were restocking Got-Cha Lures, spoons, hooks, and other fishing products. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday 18, August 17, 2021 Fisherman returns. Virginia Mullets love the Extra Scented FishBites Bloodworms. He pickup an extra package. Today, cooler weather along with several new guest arrived in our apartments. Yesterday's rain storm eroded tons of beach sand. Should build back up as southeast winds return. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 THE ONE THAT GOT A WAY! Fisherman fights to haul in "Something Big". After yesterday's summer monsoon rain, 3 & 1/2 inches of water in rain gauge, a nice couple comes in seeking suggestions. The night before and using his biggest spinner, fisherman reports he wadded out neck deep. He's, 6 foot or taller. Trying for 45 minutes, fisherman reports something big ran off 250 yards of line, almost all his spool. Next the line shifted to the north and got hung up on an object in the water. Who knows what lies deep in the waters just off Fort Fisher. After along battle, fisherman said it was time to come in. 5/0 hooks and heavy tackle. His report was so astonishing, I forgot to asks what was his bait of choice. Oh! Fisherman reports this is not the first time this has happened here. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, August 16, 2021 Active day in our shop. Many new folks in town. However, no fishing reports. Several families are down for the week. Fishermen and Sun Bathers. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.85 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Sunday, August 15, 2021 Virginia Mullets are still running strong. Also making a good show, Croakers, Pompanos and small Sand Sharks. Other news: School buses are back on the streets of Kure Beach. Many folks looking forward for a normal school year. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Supper time!! Customer very proud of of her dozen Virginia Mullets. Spanish family enjoyed their vacation. First Bay, just south of the Fort Fisher / Southport Ferry produced many Spots and Croakers. Crabbing was very productive. Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions

Monday, August 9, 2021 Young fisherman retrieves lost rod. While fishing, something takes the bait, hook, line, sinker, and rod and reel. Not wanting to loose his rod and reel, fisherman fishes with backup rod and reel and retrieves his the lost combo. Eight pound Black Drum caught at the Carolina Beach State Park. Shrimp was the bait of choice. Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 No fishing reports. Rain showers all day followed by a couple of hours of sharp lighting, loud thunder, fire trucks running up and down the road along with three or more inches of rain. Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, August 6, 2021 Fisherman amazed at the number of large Spots caught off Kure Pier. Today light rain showers persisted. Not much sunshine. Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Today, many new faces. Several folks are trying Surf Fishing for the very first time. Their hopes are up! Clouding overcast skies all day. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Many reports. Apparently 5 plus inches of rains stirred up the waters. One fisherman reports he was unable to feed two dozen family members, but catching a dozen hand sized Croakers and Virginia Mullets was fun. Many fishermen in today. Folks from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. Lots of familiar faces. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Fisherman returns for more bait. Frozen Shrimp. Yep, Frozen! He and his family are catching many pan sized fish. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Monday, August 2, 2021 9:30am Finally, 13 inch Pompano. Shrimp and Cut mullets bait of choice. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 No fishing reports. Today, many new customers, all new to Kure Beach. Some from far away as New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and the mountains of western North Carolina. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 Several fishermen were in yesterday, today, we did not get any fishing reports from them. I was hoping some were going to return to our shop. Other news, Kure Beach's new parking program has many good hearted tourist confused. "I've never seen a city street charge for parking without parking meters". These college students were amazed that one has to have a "Smart Phone" to pay for parking. Good news, after 5:00 PM to 8:00 am, parking is free! Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, July 30, 2021 Drone fisherman hauls in 7 foot shark. Fisherman using Skate and Drone pulled in a 7 foot Shark Wednesday evening. The Drone delivered the bait way out, 300 plus yards, then dropped the Baited Skate into the water. Drone returned. Next, Kure Beach Fishermen are catching many Spanish, Kings, Spade Fish along with Spots, Croakers, Virginia Mullets and Bluefish. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Good reports. Families having a blast. Surf is producing lots of small Sand Sharks, Croakers, and Virginia Mullets. Rain showers don't last too long, then the sun is back. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 Special Birthday to someone special! Kure Pier fishermen reports are good! Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Croakers, Virginia Mullets, and small Sharks. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, July 23, 2021 Reports of many small fish continue. Dad's are reporting Kure Pier night fishing productive. Several Spots, Croakers, Virginia Mullets, Spade Fish along with many small Sharks common. Surf fishermen and swimmers have learned one must share the beach. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Monday, July 19, 2021 Small fish, Croakers, Virginia Mullets, Spots. Many Sharks are being caught, 15inches to 4 feet in length. Today, in less than 90 minutes, morning rains pored 3 + inches. Water standing everywhere, even in places that are normally dry. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, July 16, 2021 Family fishermen continue to have fun in the surf. When fishing slacks, there's always the water. Most fishermen are heading south to Fort Fisher and where there is no charges for parking and less swimmers in the water. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, July 9, 2021
Over the past 4 days, no reports. Wednesday and Thursday were very wet. Tropical Storm Elsa past 100 miles west. Kure Beach was in the northeast portion of the storm therefore receiving rain totals around 5 inches Fortunately no damage. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Monday, July 5, 2021 Families are having a ball, or should we say, small-times fishing adventures. Daddies and sons are catching 20 to 40 small fish per day. Most of the fish are going back in the water, but the bigger Virginia Mullets and Croakers are going home for dinner. Lots of good memories are being made. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, July 1, 2021 Heavy rain shower have popped up over the past 4 days. Virginia Mullets are a steady catch. FishBites EZ-Flees are a favorite bait for catching Virginia Mullets, Black Drum, Red Drums and Pompanos. With the new enforced parking rules, and crowed beaches, many fishermen are fishing south of town. Fort Fisher. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 Back home from a short visit to the hospital. Emergency Gallbladder removal. Painful Yes!! Today, better.

Tuesday all was going good. No stomach pain. Large Spots, Long Bluefish, Croakers and Spade fishermen were have a good time. Many folks were excited about the return of Eagle Claw fishing products. We also expanded our line of Okuma Fishing Combos. Its my understanding, our fishing Tackle Dealer has restocked many of their personal Sea Striker Rods and Reels. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, June 18, 2021 Wow! Whopper sized Mud Minnows!! We sell then by the pound, not the dozen! (No, just kidding.) Same lengths as before. This time, wider girths. Other news: Many fishermen and their families stopped in. Some we've not seen and a couple of years. Great memories! Our Fishing Tackle dealer delivered orders. Last season Covid pandemic still creating shortages. To counter the shortages, we've add several new brands to our store's inventory. Example: Expanded our Kunnan Rod selection, Eagle Claw Rods, and Zebco Quantum Reels.. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Today, large Bluefish reported, nice sized Virginia Mullets and several long awaited SPOTS! We now stock Lugworms. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Sunday, June 13, 2021 No Reports! To be the first full weekend of the summer 21 season, business activities were slower than normal. Heavy rains were constant interruptions. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, June 11, 2021 Fishing reports, few. Surprisingly, over the past three days, most sales have been beach toys, boogie boards, beach towels and sun products. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Fishing reports have not changed, Croakers, Virginia Mullets, and Black Drum. Many families are down this week. Winds and temperatures are very pleasant. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, June 4, 2021 Looks like the fish have been missing the rain also. Several fisherman reported varieties of fish today. Small to mid sized, 6 to 18 inches in length. Everything except Spots and Trout. Bluefish were running now and then. Still going is the sad mystery, NO SPOTS. This afternoon, one fisherman reported Kure Pier had lots of action. Another note, Kure Pier reported 7.2 inches of rain fell during the night. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Thursday, June 3, 2021 How about that rain! "Yeah, we were out there fishing the whole time. We were catching bait fish. Croakers, Virginia Mullets and Sharks". No Pin Fish reported. Other news, folks are starting to understand Kure Beach's New Parking rules. Of course, they been staying all week. Let's see how the next set of fishermen do. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Reports continue, Croakers, Virginia Mullets and Black Drum. Other news, as I type, rain is falling. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Prices $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Sunday, May 30, 2021: Many eager fishermen in today. Many from the western part of North Carolina. Asheville, Boone, Morgantown, Waynesville just to name a few places. Spade fish continue to be reported by fishermen. Croakers, Virginia Mullets, Black Drum and must throw back Flounders are being caught. Southend got some relief from last nights rainstorm. Sad news. This years, Kure Beach as two fatalities from drowning. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, May 28, 2021:
Sorry for the delay, 10 days. Oops! Heat wave holds many fishermen fishing mornings and night. Kure Pier fishermen have been doing pretty good. Spade fish are showing up on surf and pier. Fort Fisher State Park has many four wheelers. Most folks in town are catching small Croakers and Virginia mullets. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021: 18 inch Flounder caught. Next to the Kure Beach Pier Pillion. Yep, the fishermen released the fish. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Monday, May 17, 2021: On the surf, not many fishermen. Families are in bathing suits while others members are wearing long paints and shirts. Cool northeast wind blows gently. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, May 15, 2021:
 
Though many fishermen, only one fishing report. "Sir you were right, I did not catch fish. Winds were too rough." Fort Fisher State Park, we did get reports of some sort of Jeep convention. Gas station news. More than half of the gas stations from Monkey Junction to Kure Beach had fuel. Several operating stations did not have cars and trucks lined up. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Thursday, May 13, 2021:
 
No fishing reports. Other news. "We waited 45 minutes before we were able to fill our truck up with gas". These folks reported, many gas stations in Wilmington open and pumping gas. All had cars and trucks line up. Next, strong northeast winds continue to blow. Today, wind speeds seem to have pickup. 20+ knots. Late news, CDC reports is okay to remove our front door's "Wear a Mask Mandate" sign. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021:  No fishing reports. Other news. Many, if not all local gas stations out of gasoline. Monday, public officials are hoping supplies should return to normal. Next, cooler temperature have brought scattered rain showers. Forest fires are a big concern! Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021:  Three small fish. "Well, its better than an empty dish!". Very dry grey skies. Other news, Gasoline and Diesel shortages. This morning, I could not believe my own eyes. Lines at every gas station. Several had already run dry. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.89 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, May 8, 2021: Strong cooler southwest winds did not stop folks from fishing. Many were going after Virginia Mullets, Croakers and Black Drum. Soon, we hope to hear their reports. Several families and friends are enjoying the beach. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Friday, May 7, 2021:
 Over the past two days, few fishermen have shopped. The only fishing reports, the occasional Virginia Mullet. Other news. It is 5:40 am. After we made a pot of coffee, we heard the pleasant sounds of rain. Overall, all the lawns conditions of Kure Beach are very dry. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions. test

Tuesday, May 4, 2021:  Family man shares the joys of seeing his young children catch Croakers. "Daddy, Daddy!! I've got a bump!! REEL IT IN SON! Next, today's temperatures have many folks seeking shade. Last night's lighting did not produce the rain water we were hoping for.. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Sunday, May 2, 2021: Over the weekend, morning cool weather turns into warm pleasant days. At the moment, 6:15 PM, winds have picked up. 15 knots out of southwest. Fishing reports are Virginia Mullets and Croakers. Many keepers. Body boards are in demand. Several fishing customers are very happy store supplies are back. Rod and Reel Combos with beach chairs are also in demand. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Thursday, April 29, 2021: Nice couple from upstate caught Virginia Mullets. After months of demanding works, the Kure Beach surf is the perfect place for a getaway. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Scattered fishermen in today. Winds are mild coming out of the southwest. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Sunday, April 25, 2021: Today a special memorial for Jessica Lea Embry. She died on the beach last weekend, right after saving children caught up in rough seas. Other news, rain showers were a welcomed site. Dry grass and dust has been with us for more than three weeks. I met the new parking law enforcement officer. Had a nice conversation. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, April 24, 2021: One fisherman was very pleased with our line of FishBites. Green Shrimp was a favorite hit for catching Virginia Mullets and Croakers. For us, Spot reports are not here. Today's other news: Overcast skies. Sprinkles of rain. Not enough to rinse pollen off hoods of cars and trucks. Also, several families were happy with the brand new selections of fishing reels, combos and long overdue fishing tackle. Tomorrow, we hope to see more folks.  Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.


Friday, April 23, 2021:
 Cool windy day. No reports of fish being caught. Other news, Kure Beach's new paid parking program is now enforced. Today I saw a gentleman using his hand held camera checking for violators. I'm not sure how this new program works.  Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Thursday, April 22, 2021: Fishermen reported his trip this week was not a productive fish adventure. Another person reported, "Too much southwest wind". Many folks are upset with the unusual cold weather. "Winds are cutting right through our coats and jackets". Other news, the last of our primary store merchandize arrived today. Covid-19 and other setbacks forced new replacement products to a very low minimum. We are very thankful for "Big Rock Sport", Hamlet, NC. Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021: Virginia Mullets and Spanish Mackerels are being caught off the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. We're having fresh Virginia Mullets for supper, These caught by local fisherman and deliver to our door! Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

Saturday, April 17, 2021: Today, not as many fishermen in our shop. Winds were blowing out of the south west. Weather stations reporting sea water temperatures in the mid 60's.  Stay Tuned! Local NOAA tides, Gas Price $2.59 and up, Seawater Temperature and Conditions.

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