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Friday, October 31, 2008     Another very cool morning for everybody (low 35). Overalls, coats, toboggans and gloves are must to fish the surf and pier. High pressure over Ohio is causing a 10-15 knot northeast wind to blow all along the southeastern seashore of the United States. Several Black Drums 14 to 18 inches have been reported over the past two days. Gas prices are continuing to drop. Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.59 - 2.67 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 3:35 am 4:45 pm   Low 10:18am 10:35 pm 

Wednesday and Thursday, October 29 and 30, 2008     This morning lows were well below 40 degrees, yet no freezes in area.   Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.59 - 2.67 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 09:39 am 09:57 pm   Low 2:59am 4:04 pm  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008    A regular reader of the DFR, Daily Fishing Report,  stopped by today. He picked up two dozen mud minnows and headed out. Before he left, he mentioned he filled a 120 quart cooler full of an assortment of fish on Sunday night. This morning the air temperature was the coldest its been all fall. Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.67 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 08:25 am 08:42 pm   Low 1:50am 2:45 pm  

Monday, October 27, 2008   Our guest from the mountains took back 100's of fish. Spots, Bluefish and Black Drums. I'm sure I left a few species out. (By the way, the apples, dinner meals and German chocolate cake toped with grated coconut is DELICIOUS! Karen and I thank you all!!!)     Kure Pier was packed again today with fishermen. Just before sunset, the long awaited cool front finally arrived. The temperature shift chased many fisherman wearing  short paints off the beach. One fisherman's catch consist of Black Drum, Pompanos, Bluefish and Flounder. He was using Mud Minnows as his bait. Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.74 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 07:09 am 07:25 pm   Low 12:38am 1:22 pm  

Sunday, October 26, 2008    Noon: Fishing reports improved as onshore low pressure system bids farewell to our area and moves its way up the coast pass New England. Bluefish, Spots, SheepHeads, Red Drum and Flounder landings are reported by many as we type!  Freeman park (north end of Island) had severe weather reports yesterday.         Speaking of severe weather, this morning a couple came in from South Carolina . We began to recollect on hurricane Hugo that hit Charleston and its march to western Virginia 20 years ago. This lady reported that about five days before Hugo struck her house in York County, a family of squires were putting up a fuss as they moved all their acorns from one big tree to another big tree. After Hugo pass over, the tree which held the first nest was blown apart while the new nest in the other tree stood tall.  Folks you heard it here!      Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.77 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 07:09 am 07:25 pm   Low 12:38am 1:22 pm  

Saturday, October 25, 2008    9:30am Heavy seas increase, as fishermen buckle down along surf and pier. Some of the larger waves off shore look like small mountains.  Red Worms were doing better for Spots than Bloodworms report one fisherman. Bluefish and Virginia Mullets reports continue. Rain suits are in big demand again.     Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.77 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 06:26 am 06:44 pm   Low --:--am 12:35 pm  
 

Friday, October 24, 2008    No reports: Heavier seas came in this evening. Choppy with white caps as far as the eye can see.  Winds directions have moved from out of the south, later out of the west, then out of the north. Sand flees are hard to find. Tonight the forecast is for heavy rain. Gas prices have dropped another 15 cents.    Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.77 & up  for regular. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008    UPDATE 5:30 pm:    Strong northeast wind has blown most of the day giving many surf fishermen a fit. We sold out of our "Sputnik" sinkers. Sputniks serve as an anchor with release arms that  when reeled in, or when a fish is hooked, pop open to free the tackle from the bottom of the sea. Once back on shore, the arms can be snapped back into place.  Flounder and Bluefish made today's catch for one of our guest.    9:00 am: Scattered reports came in on Wednesday, "Hump day" as the number of fishermen dwindled on this midweek day. Of those fishermen, many are looking for a break from all the election talk their hearing on the "crazy" radio these days. Speaking of a break, I heard one of my favorite "inclusiveness"  song of the 60's. This song, "Reach out in the Darkness" click to listen brought back many of those good memories! Stay Tuned!     Gasoline $2.92 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 04:45 am 05:08 pm   Low 10:46 am 11:15 pm 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008     8:30am:  Yesterday I had several activities that keep me from updating this report.    While waiting for a town committee meeting to start, I visited the "Kure Beach Fishing Pier", a wonderful place by the way. I quickly noticed several people standing on the north side of the pier house staring out toward the end of the pier. ('I'd seen this stare before.) So I decide to get closer by taking a short walk onto the pier. Well what I saw was "mankind and nature" working together. There were about 25 people on the north side hauling in Spots in rapid succession PLUS two large Dolphins circling back and forth feeding keeping the Spots bunched up along the north side of the pier. Apparently the Dolphins were aware, as pier fishermen are, that Spots with other fish, do not like to swim under a pier. To backup this theory ,you'll notice in the fall, the north side of any east coast fishing pier has 15-30 times the number of fishermen fishing it's north side, than on it's south side. Yesterday's event was a true tag team match! Stay Tuned!          Gasoline $2.92 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 03:43 am 04:11 pm   Low 09:39 am 10:26 pm   

Sunday, October 19, 2008    2:00 pm     One guest took home six or more cooler loads of fish today. Spot, Bluefish and a few Virginia Mullets. Others could not endure the wind and light rains that fell late Friday night and all day Saturday. Spot runs are still going as we type!  Other news, we are hearing the price of gas has dropped below $3.00 per gallon in parts of Wilmington. Stay Tuned!

Friday, October 17, 2008     Fresh fish for breakfast, lunch and suppertime is fantastic this time of year! You ought to try it. "You'll like it." Today's reports were not as good as yesterdays but still, the fish keep coming.  Skies were a bit cloudy and we did have a sprinkle or two. Sea was not too ruff. Biting Flies were not as bad today. Not that many folks down as we had hoped for.  Stay Tuned!      Gasoline $3.08 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:48 am 11:08 pm   Low 04:03 am 05:13 pm 

Thursday, October 16, 2008     Ladies and Gentlemen, the fish are here!     Fishermen are coming tonight getting ICE. One lady picked up 50 pounds for her three coolers. Flounder, Virginia Mullets, Spots, more Spots, Bluefish and Red Drum.  Kayak fisherman took a dip about a half mile offshore. Apparently a wave caught him the wrong way. His PFD, personal flotation device, made sure he'd fish another day!       Stay Tuned!      Gasoline $3.15 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 09:55 am 10:14 pm   Low 03:14 am 04:17 pm 

Wednesday 15, 2008    "...all night long - all night - all night - all night long..." Lionel Richie? No. Doing her time under a beautiful full moon, this fisher-women hums this tune fishing the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and surf in front of Blue Marlin Apartments then rejoices with her cooler full of Spots. Stay Tuned!      Gasoline $3.15 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 09:06 am 09:25 pm   Low 02:28 am 03:25 pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2008    Spot runs have been happing over the past two days. Many fishermen have filled a cooler or two. Blues, a Red Drum and a Spanish were caught today off the "Kure Beach Fishing Pier". Big Moon out tonight! Gasoline $3.17 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 08:19 am 8:38 pm   Low 1:46 am 2:35 pm

Monday, October 13, 2008   Strong northeast wind and rains were here on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today's report,  Spots, small Bluefish and a picture of a 43 by 21.5 inch Red Drum.  click caught and released on Sunday. (mandated lengths, 18- 27 inches)    Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.25 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 07:35 am 7:54 pm   Low 01:06 am 01:47 pm

Friday, October 10, 2008    Bluefish and Croakers have been reported on the surf. One fisherman has enjoyed the "Life of Reilly". While fishing in his kayak a "Big King Mackerel" took hold of his bait. This started a mini "Nantucket Sleigh Ride". What a nice cruse! Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.35 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 05:24 am 5:46 pm   Low 11:22 am 11:51 pm  

Tuesday, October 7, 2008    UPDATE 5:30 pm: We've had a run on Bloodworms!  Spots reports are coming from the surf. Today, gasoline prices have dropped another dime. One station near Monkey Junction is advertizing $3.39.       3:00pm   Another beautiful day here in Kure Beach. Winds are coming out of the North East. Few fishermen are in today.  Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.41 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 02:40 am 3:18 pm   Low 8:25 am 09:47 pm 

Sunday, October 5, 2008    Over the past three days, fishing reports have been "iffy" for many weekend quest and friends. Spanish Mackerel have be hitting "Hopkins Lures" and "Diamond Rigs". Croakers are showing up, several are 20 inches or more in length. Virginia Mullets are running scarce. Live Bloodworms, Live Minnows and Fresh Salt Mullet are in stock!  The weather over the past 3 days has been absolutely beautiful. Gas prices have fallen more than a dime in places over the past week.     Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.55 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 12:37 am 1:16 pm   Low 6:20 am 07:51 pm 

Thursday, October 2, 2008     Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Spots reports are coming in from fishermen, and their wives, as being caught on the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. South end of the Island is a favorite place folks wishing to get away. Weather temperatures are cooling down for this evening.  Stay tuned!  Gasoline $(3.53(@ Sam's of Wilmington)) $3.65 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:49 am 11:04 pm   Low 4:10 am 5:11 pm 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008    6:00 pm UPDATE: With the wind coming out of the south, seasoned fisherman maxes out on Large Bluefish.  Our World Renown Salt Mullet is now back in stock!!       10:30 am We got in a nice catch of Popeye Mullets early this morning. Several fishermen are reporting their  lines are getting striped off their reels by some unknown in the surf waters. Flounder and Red Drum are showing up with Spots.     Boaters fishing the Cape Fear River are reporting debris like small trees and limbs. Many are suspecting these came from last week's wind and rains. Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:09 am 7:50 pm   Low 10:25 am 4:27 pm 

Sunday, September 28, 2008    Fish catches? Kure Pier is the place to be. Pompano and medium to small Spots. Enough fish to make several meals! Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:29 am 7:50 pm   Low 1:10 am 1:33 pm 

Saturday, September 27, 2008    What a beautiful day! Temperature is nice, around 84 degrees, suns out and very few clouds.  Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:29 am 7:50 pm   Low 1:10 am 1:33 pm

Friday, September 26, 2008    Reports are coming in the north end of the Island, "Canal Drive" and places close by, had flooding and a couple of wash-over's during the peek of last night's  nor'easter. Road crews are reported pushing  beach sand back to its rightful place. These two pictures taken today at 10;30 am show the north side of the surf under the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and beach in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments.     Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 6:43 am 7:07 pm   Low 12:29 am 12:44 pm  
click-on   Kure Pier-9/26/2008   click-on     Blue Marlin Apartments Beach Front - 9/26/2008.

Thursday, September 25, 2008     9:30pm     Wind and rains were steady today. Wind knots varied from 5 to 35 knots all day. Kure Pier, as anticipated, was opened all day. She looked very strong standing out over the Atlantic during this 4 day nor'easter. Now we hoping the subtropical low will be gone by Saturday and the famous Kure Beach fish runs of the fall season will begin.     Seawater temperatures this time of year drops very rapidly, say 2 to 4 degrees per week.     Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:52 am 6:20 pm   Low 11:51 am Hi --:-- pm 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008   8:30 pm     Subtropical low is about 100 miles southeast of Kure Beach. Winds less than 39 knots have been blowing all day. One broken pilling lies between L and M avenues in Kure Beach. Other than this, I have seen no other damage other than the typical wave erosion on the beach. No fishing reports at this time. Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.75 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 4:55 am 5:29 pm   Low 10:50 am 11:43 pm 

Tuesday, September 23     Happy Birthday to someone special!     While the U.S. financial world is churning upside down, the surf and sea off Kure Beach is rumbling likewise! Looking past the choppy breakers, I see seas 5 or more feet making 10 foot white caps. These waves are coming in very fast and close together. "I" did not spot many fishermen on Kure Pier or on the surf.     Other news, gas prices in the area are averaging $3.81.     Stay tuned!  Gasoline $3.81 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 3:48 am 4:29 pm   Low 09:41 am 10:51 pm 

Sunday, September 21, 2008    Last night a fish fry feeds nearby wedding party of 15 - 20 members. Black Drum and Virginia Mullets were the main entrées. Cloudy cooler weather along with a brisk northeast wind may have helped the catching of these fine fish. Stay tuned!     Gasoline $3.69 - $3.95 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 1:20 am 2:11 pm   Low 07:13 am 08:42 pm 

Saturday, September 20, 2008    Kure Pier has many folks fishing her deck. For me this is the largest crowd of "fishermen" I've seen all year. Spanish Mackerel and Virginia Mullet reports are the catches we are hearing. Surf fishermen are using heavy sinkers to hold their tackles down. Shrimp and Cut Mullet are doing pretty good for many fishermen. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.69 - $3.95 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 12:16 am 1:02 pm   Low 06:09 am 07:30 pm 

Friday, September 12, 2008    No report for us this week. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.79 - $3.95 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:24 am 7:46 pm   Low 01:15 am 01:22 pm 

Sunday, September 7, 2008    Hurricane Hanna passed over yesterday morning. Very little damage other than having to close up for 3 days. During the process of boarding up, many folks, including us were anticipating a major storm by the name of Ike! Looks as if we are going to miss this one completely.     This afternoon we counted about 18 surfers in the ocean just off N avenue here in town. Waves were 3-4 feet making a 6 to 8 foot troughs.     Stay tuned!  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 2:14 am 3:07 pm   Low 08:02 am 09:42 pm 

Thursday, Sept 4, 2008     We are prepping for a big wind that may come this way Saturday. We have released all of our guest reservations for this weekend. Got to go!    Stay tune!

Wednesday, Sept 3    Well it's my turn again, Happy Birthday! ME!   :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008    I do not know if it just me, but the number of boats on the road seemed to have increased! The boat I'm seeing are big but they not in the 10 foot width category. We, like the rest of the world, are relieved to here the Gulf Coast is faring well after category 2  Hurricane Gustav pass just west of New Orleans.      Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.56 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:45 am 10:59 pm   Low 04:14 am 04:54 pm 

Saturday, August 29, 2008    After a 6 week slack in fish-catching, our live mud minnow tank has been re-stocked.  Flounder reports continue in the river and in Snow's Cut.   Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.57 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 08:34 am 08:57 pm   Low 2:22 am 02:33 pm 

Thursday, August 28, 2008    Well by now you can tell the daily fishing reports is not so daily. Fish catches along the surf here are way off the norm. We hear reports of Flounder in Snow's Cut and in the river but one needs a boat to get to those places. Speaking of boats, the NC Legislators voted to allow boats that are up to 10 feet wide to be towed on all NC roads 24 -7.  Click for more info.      Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.59 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 06:55 am 07:27 pm   Low 12:43 am 12:51 pm  

Wednesday, August 27, Happy Birthday to someone special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008    Nothing to report except one local boat captain  can add a  1,228.5 pound, point 5,  million dollars Blue Marlin to his crews catch résumé. :)  click for more info         Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.65 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 010:39 am 10:52 pm   Low 04:15 am 04:42 pm  
 

Friday, August 15, 2008     No Fishing reports over the past week and a half.  :(  Sorry!     Tuesday night and all day Wednesday, Kure Beach received 36 hours of a good ole fashion gentle rain shower.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.71 & up  for regular.  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 07:55 am 08:19 pm   Low 02:00 am 01:44 pm  

Sunday, August 3, 2008     Other than the several big Flounders caught in Snow's Cut, folks are telling me fishing the surf in Kure Beach as been poor over the past week!     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:33 am 10:51 pm   Low 04:18 am 04:30 pm 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008    No reports as of 5 pm. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 07:05 am 07:43 pm   Low 01:13 am 012:56 pm 

Sunday, July 27, 2008    Weekend comes to an end with a gentle rain shower turning into a good ole fashion down pore. (10:45am) No fishing reports at this time. There's been a slight dip in the price of gas this week. In Wilmington, I was able to get gas for $3.919. Truck driver traveling though South Carolina reports the price on one sign was $3.699 per gallon. On the Island and north 10 miles to Monkey Junction, prices run from $3.96 - $4.05.     Stay tuned!  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 03:53 am 04:49 pm   Low 09:48 am 11:18 pm 

Friday, July 25, 2008    No reports other than what we hear being caught offshore. Red Snapper are a good fish to eat. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.98 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 01:43 am 02:39 pm   Low 07:46 am 09:00 pm 

Thursday, July 24, 2008    Happy Birthday to someone special!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008    Spots, Bluefish and Croakers are hitting here and there along the surf. Evening time is real nice! During the day, H U M I D I T Y is the word. Quite frankly I enjoying it! YES! ENJOYING IT!     According to my memory, its been two years since I felt this kind of  hot, heavy air experience. If you can imagine this, its kind-a like pulling out your pocket knife and cutting a chuck out of the air and watching it fall to the ground and splatter like a lump of warm "air" dough.         Guest fishermen asked me, "Where can a fellow take his family fishing without all these swimmers in the water?" I mentioned the Old Dow Intake just up the beach. Since he had a 4X4, the south end of the Island is also secluded!    Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.01 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 11:51 am 11:59 pm   Low 05:29 am 05:47 pm 

Saturday, July 19, 2008    Welcomed rain showers fell about 55% of the time today. In fact it was the best rains we had in more than a year! Weather channel had many folks calling in worried if Kure Beach was getting any damage with the "Tropical Low" just off shore. Sea's were a bit choppy, 3 - 5 feet, wind gust were about 15 - 20 knots. I do not know at this time if the Head Boats went out today.     Several Fishermen are asking for live Bloodworms. We are not stocking "live BW" at the moment. Spot fish runs are starting to come in. This is probably due to the good fishing weather.   No lighting now or today. (9:30pm)       Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.01 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 9:43 am 10:00 pm   Low 03:45 am 03:26 pm 

Thursday, July 17, 2008    Rex tells me he raised the catch size for Flounder in the Kure Beach Fishing Pier's year long fishing tournament. Rex now lead's with an eight pound Flounder, doubling the weight over second place.  (Tournament ends November 2, 2008)     Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.01 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 8:24 am 8:49 pm   Low 02:37 am 02:05 pm 

Sunday, July 13, 2008   Pompanos reports have picked up!  Devoted fisherman plus a fan of the Kure Beach Fishing Pier, our buddy David, has come home with his shirt cut  and his very first King Mackerel.     Cutting the back of the fisherman's shirt has been an initiation practice that dates back 80 years! "I can't prove this but if I were a betting man,  I'd bet the first fisherman to catch a big fish might have needed a cleaning rag or something during all the excitement?"*
  click   Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.01 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:29 am 6:10 pm     Low 11:11 am --:-- pm  

Saturday, July 12, 2008    For us, fish catching has been way off the past 5 days! A four foot sand shark was the only catch reported at our shop this week. Party boat reports for today were not as bad, but certainly not the best.  The Carolina and Kure Beach Fire Departments are having their 26 or 27th(?) annual Got-em-On fishing tournament this weekend. click for details.  Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.01 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 4:37 am 5:24 pm     Low 10:22 am11:53 pm

Tuesday, July 8, 2008    No fishing reports at this time.     Baffling hurricane predictions. If you noticed there is a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. The five day forecasters have moved their predictions several times. Last Saturday forecaster pointed it to the east coast of the United States. Monday morning she's was pointed to Bermuda. Last night she's was pointed between Bermuda and the Azores. Best we can do is hope the hurricane stays away from land and ships on the sea.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 12:59 am 1:47 pm     Low 7:11 am 7:50 pm

Sunday, July 6, 2008    Fishing reports for this holiday weekend came in fair.  Boater off shore caught Snapper and Mackerel. Surf fishermen caught Spots, Croakers and Bluefish. We did not hear any Flounder or Red Drum.     Other news, a Carolina Beach life guard was struck by a hit-in run boater yesterday. Click here for that local news.    Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 11:55 am --:-- pm     Low 5:39 am 5:47 pm

Saturday, July 5, 2008    Several folks had home cooked seafood meals over the past couple of days. This morning, special thanks to David,  we had red snapper, grits & eggs along with local grown red tomatoes for breakfast. We call these tomatoes the prime ribs of the garden.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 11:00 am 11:21 pm     Low 4:52 am 4:50 pm   

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July 4th is declared “FREE FISHING DAY”, and a fishing license and trout privilege license are not required in any public waters on this date.

Thursday, July 3, 2008    Many visitors are showing up for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Rain showers are not forecasted till Monday or Tuesday of next week. Several fishermen are renewing their CRFL licenses and first time sixteen year olds are buying theirs for the first time.    Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 9:10 am 9:41 pm     Low 3:14 am 2:58 pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2008    Cooler morning today. No fishing reports at this time.  Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:16 am 7:56 pm     Low 1:28 am 1:04 pm

Sunday, June 29, 2008    Fly Fishing just north of Kure Pier, big game hunter hooks into something and never sees what he hooks on chartreuses lure.    Surf has lots of swimmers and surfers over the weekend. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.94 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:15 am 6:03 pm     Low 11:06 am --:-- pm

Thursday, June 26, 2008    Bleak goes the fishing reports for today!     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.94 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 8:18 am 3:04 pm     Low 8:18 am 9:16 pm

Wednesday, June 25, 2008    Warmer weather is back with lots of humidity. Fishing reports are about the same as last weekend. Spots, Virginia Mullets and Croakers making many happy meals.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.94 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 1:15 am 2:05 pm     Low 7:29 am 8:07 pm

Sunday, June 22, 2008    We all found ourselves under one heavy rain shower yesterday. Lighting bolts and thunder had many of us scared to hold a fishing rod next to a mass of water. Today, several folks are taking advantage of crabbing. Virginia Mullets and Croakers are still the # one catch. 12-20 inch Sand sharks are annoying many fishermen. "Shrimp too expensive to feed these fish", quoted one fisher lady.    This just in. Heavy rains, trees down and street flooding in northern New Hanover County. 4:34pm.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.99 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 11:31 am 11:43 pm     Low 5:29 am 5:12 pm
Saturday, June 21, 2008 6:25 am.     Pictures worth a 1000 words. Click box to see Robert's fish!>> Robert tells me that fresh cut bait on a Carolina Rig does wonders in the early morning hours. Many time these beautiful fish run in pairs. (M avenue, three blocks north of stoplight, Kure Beach.)    Stay tuned.....................

Friday, June 20, 2008    Recreational fisherman ask, "Do I need a 'fishing' licenses to fish even if I don't catch any fish?" Catching fish and fishing are not the same, so the state now charges for saltwater 'fishing' regardless of the catch.      Saltwater boaters should be reminded to remove the wheels from their boat trailers often and lubricate the rims & hardware properly. Blow-outs may be a real time consuming process.         Now for some good fish CATCHING REPORTS!!   Bird takes minnow from minnow tank. This happen in broad daylight, two witnesses!!   One pound of $8.00 heads-off shrimp yields a nice catch of 25 or more fish for one fisherman today. Other fishermen catch over 75 by pulling an all-nighter on surf.     Overcast day with a dark cloud or two offers some good relief from the heat.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.99 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:07 am 10:26 pm     Low 4:17 am 3:43 pm

Wednesday, June 18, 2008    Private fishing charters are reporting a good number of Spanish Mackerel offshore.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.99 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 8:49 am 9:12 pm     Low 3:04 am 2:24 pm   

Tuesday, June 17, 2008    Super-Hot Tuesday!! One can fry and egg on the sidewalk!     NC Fisheries are closing the Strip Bass season July 1, 2008. Click for more details. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 8:10 am 8:35 pm     Low 2:26 am 1:45 pm   

Sunday, June 15, 2008    Hectic weekend! Many personalities to work with! Karen and I made it though like good sports! Fishing reports were pretty good for most. Virginia Mullets, Croakers and Spots were reported by many! Kure Pier had wonderful catches.    Stay tuned! Gasoline $4.03 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 6:48 am 7:18 pm     Low 1:06 am 12:26 pm   

Thursday, June 12, 2008    84 degrees at 11:15 am. Not many fishermen in today. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.99 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 4:24 am 5:11 pm     Low 10:20 am 11:31 pm   
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008    Heavy heat wave hits Kure Beach. No fishing reports at 3:00pm. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.99 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 3:29 am 4:21 pm     Low 9:35 am 10:34 pm   

Tuesday, June 10, 2008    Reports continue to come in on Virginia Mullets and Croakers. Yesterday set a heat wave record for Wilmington. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 2:33 am 3:25 pm     Low 8:47 am 9:30 pm   

Sunday, June 8, 2008   HOT-Humid-Heat wave sets in as fishermen clean their catches of Virginia Mullets and Croakers. "A pretty good mess for this time of year!" quoted one fisherman. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.95 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 12:41 am 1:23 pm     Low 7:04 am 7:14 pm   

Thursday, June 5, 2008    Another lazy morning here in Kure Beach. Looks like the "Kure Beach Fishing Pier" is getting ready for another "Step up Soldiers" event soon.  A very special "thank-you" event for our Veterans!!       Little while ago, I made a call into the Carolina Beach Town Hall regarding fishing their public lake. There are no signs posting no fishing at CB Lake but, the consensus there and all up and down the beach is,  "Do not to eat any fish caught from the lake or yacht basin. Most of these waters are storm water runoff".     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.83 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:21 am 10:51pm     Low 4:24 am 4:06 pm   

Wednesday, June 4, 2008    BIG, BIG thanks to Mike! Mike email me this morning informing me the NC Fisheries changed its freshwater fishing requirements in 2007 to require everyone to have a valid license when fishing any public waters in the state of North Carolina. According to NC DMF, this includes all those who fish with a worm hooked on a string,  tied to their very own big toe while sleeping next to any public stream in our wonderful state!   Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.83 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 9:24 am 9:57pm     Low 3:30 am 9:57 pm

Tuesday, June 3, 2008     Fisherman reports a "Whopper Flounder was hooked and landed on the Kure Beach Fishing Pier today!!"  Yesterday's natural bait question.  [Although most streams and rivers in the state are considered public waters, access to a stream or river may not be. Always obtain permission from the landowner before entering, crossing or fishing from private property. A valid North Carolina fishing license is required for inland and joint waters AND (2007) when hook­and­line fishing in one's county of residence with natural bait. For more information concerning licenses and fishing regulations, contact the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) by calling or writing the Commission... https://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_fishing/pg3d6.htm]  Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.86 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 8:28 am 9:03pm     Low 2:14 am 2:37 pm  

Monday, June 2, 2008    Couple came in the shop today wanting to get the proper fishing license.  Fishing in Sutton Lake, northern New Hanover County, requires a freshwater licenses. Fishing in the Cape Fear River north of Sutton Lake is joint waters so a minimum of a CRFL >or< a Freshwater License will do. Fishing in the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin, Ocean or Cape Fear River from the beach or banks of Pleasure Island requires a CRFL. Now get this, fishing in Carolina Beach Lake requires a freshwater licenses. The CRFL doesn't meet the minimum requirements fishing here. I will check on the freshwater live-baits exemptions tomorrow with the local NC DMF. To see this and more valuable North Carolina information regarding the where to's with which fishing licenses, click NC Wildlife's Maps Website.  Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.86 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:33 am 8:09pm     Low 1:42 am 1:19 pm

Sunday, June 1, 2008    According to a local retired pilot, Kure Beach had rain and wind gust up to 52 MPH around 2 am this morning. The pilot, who many of you may know, still operates his very own weather station at his home. Small summer sharks are aggravating many fishermen. "We catching 30 per day on Kure Pier" reports one family. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.85 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 6:37 am 7:15pm     Low 12:46 am 12:25 pm

Saturday, May 31, 2008    Fisherman who follows the Daily Fishing Reports says, "There is no bait in the water nor birds diving in the water (feeding)".  Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.85 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:40 am 6:21pm     Low 11:32 am -:-- pm  

Friday, May 30, 2008    No reports today. Winds out of the south. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 4:42 am 5:27 pm     Low 10:40 am 11:47 pm  

Wednesday, May 28, 2008    No Reports other than a very hot heat wave of air passing thru town. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 2:46 am 3:35 pm     Low 8:59 am 9:40 pm  

Tuesday, May 27, 2008    No Reports.  As of today's date, NC Wildlife officials are reporting the CRFL, Coastal Recreational Fishing License, sales on a year to date basis are down 48,000 units. 128, 000, 2007 verse 80,00 in 2008.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89& up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 1:51 am 2:37 pm     Low 8:12 am 8:31 pm

Monday, May 26, 2008    Big crowed of folks down yesterday. Many were from Wilmington, Leland and the Fayetteville areas of eastern North Carolina. Fish catches from the surf were a bit off. Diesel Fuel at Monkey Junction is priced at $4.85 per gallon. Ouch!! Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89& up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 12:59 am 1:39 pm     Low 7:26 am 7:25 pm

Saturday, May 25, 2008    9:30PM Heavy seas today! Boaters travel 45 miles out, find themselves taking 5 hours to get back in. Seas were 8 to 12 feet west of the Gulf Stream.     No reports at 10:30 am. Cooler weather and strong wind gust are coming in from the north. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.89& up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 11:55 am --:-- pm     Low 6:00 am 5:31 pm 

Thursday, May 22, 2008    Its been a busy week for us here in the store. We set up a new internet purchasing link on our site for folks to make their payments safe and online. Many details to consider for this type of transactions. No report over the past three day regarding fish catches.  We glad to have the Kure Keys Motel back. They had many irons in the fire this past spring. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.81& up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 10:28 am 10:48 pm     Low 4:40 am 4:02 pm 
 

Monday, May 20, 2008    Beautiful weather today. Wind blowing just out of the south. No reports at this time. Yesterday a fisherman was asking if its okay to clean fish on the beach? The last I heard, you are allowed to gut a "regulated fish" with its head and tail intact. If the fish is non-regulated, say a pin fish or other bait fish, the game officials need to be able to id the bait you are using.  Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.79 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 9:12 am 9:32 pm     Low 3:24 am 2:46 pm

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Sunday, May 18, 2008    Mixed reports today. Surf was bleak on catching  fish in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. Yesterday many  Black Drums and Virginia Mullets were brought to shore. Kure Pier fishermen coming in caught fish. Weather has been very changeable noted our new pastor!     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.79 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 7:57 am 8:19 pm     Low 2:07 am 8:19 pm

Friday, May 16, 2008 Hundreds turn out today for 10TH ANNUAL CAPE FEAR DISABLED SPORTSMAN FISHING TOURNAMENT held on Kure Pier. Hot weather has returned. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.79 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Tomorrow's tides  Hi 6:37 am 7:06 pm     Low 12:43 am 12:23 pm

Thursday, May 15, 2008    Spanish Mackerel are reported just north of here. They were here a few weeks ago yet they should return here soon. Today winds are again coming from the south. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.72 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:53 am 6:26 pm     Low 11:46 am --:-- pm

Wednesday, May 14, 2008    Bluefish continue to be sought after today. Hopkins lures and number 2/0 hooks were in demand. Winds at 5 o'clock are coming slowly from the southwest. Stay tuned! Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.72 & up  for regular.   Tomorrow's tides  Hi 5:04 am 5:43 pm     Low 11:05 am 11:55 pm

Tuesday, May 13, 2008    Cooler weather has come into town. Winds out of the Northeast around 12 knots. No reports at this time. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.72 & up  for regular.   Today's tide report from NOAA Tides Wilmington Beach.

Monday, May 12, 2008    Several fishermen from Tennessee are in town looking for some action. Winds and rains have died down from yesterdays weather fronts. We did not have the dangerous high winds the western part of the state had. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.68 & up  for regular.   Today's tide report from NOAA Tides Wilmington Beach.

Sunday, May 11, 2008    Happy Mother's day! Southwest winds continue as skies clear up after a good Sunday morning rain shower falls all during church services. No fishing reports to report. Sorry.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.58 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report from NOAA Tides Wilmington Beach.

Friday, May 9, 2008    Winds were coming from the southwest most of the day. No reports at this time.    Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.58 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Thursday, May 8, 2008    Very slim on fishermen today. One fisherman stopped in for some Bloodworms, he reported a big fire with lots of black smoke up on Carolina Beach road / US421 this afternoon. Traffic has been rerouted and folks are reporting driving delays running over one hour long.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.58 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Wednesday, May 7, 2008    Hot weather has run several fishermen and their wife's off the beach today. Two monster sized Bluefish were caught yesterday off the south end below the Fort Fisher State Park. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.568 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Monday, May 5, 2008    We have had some computer software issues that have delayed our reports. Sorry for the interruptions. Friday and Saturday were very slow for our guest fishing in front of the Blue Marlin. Fishermen fishing the south end of the island landed several 22 to 30 inch Bluefish. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.58 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Thursday, May 1, 2008 pm   There is a big fish fry going on in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. Virginia Mullets, Black Drum and Pompanos make a fantastic meal.  Charcoal and hot vegetable oil frying with the fresh aroma of fish are enticing the senses in the salty air. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.51 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Wednesday, April 30, 2008     Our guest are catching a variety of fish in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. Four non-keeper Flounders, several keeper Pompanos, Black Drums and Virginia Mullets are keeping this family occupied. Today the are getting much larger in the surf. A commercial Fishermen is hauling in lots of fish about 70 yards out.     Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.51 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008     Large Virginia Mullets continue to be caught on the surf in front of the Blue Marlin Apartments. "Nice and fat" according to one of our guest.  "Sand flees are working great!" Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.51 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Monday, April 28, 2008   Gentle rain showers have fallen this evening. Virginia Mullets are showing up in the surf. There are 3 times a many folks down this week as last week. Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.51 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

April 26, 2008    HAPPY  Kure Beach Street Festival 2008.  Just making a guess at the count, 300 people have come into our sleepy little town to enjoy the second annual KB street festival. Trade vendors from craft makers to cooking plus all of the town's community civic committees are making a good showing.    Fishing reports are slow at the moment. Southeast wind is blowing a stiff 15 knots breeze out of the south. Stay tuned!     Gasoline $3.51 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Thursday April 24, 2008    Business has picked back up for us! Gas prices and a slow economy has put the breaks on things in Kure Beach. Some business that are normally open this time of year are waiting until June to open.  Across the river, Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier has close for good according to the local newspaper.     Today we weighed a 8.39 lb Bluefish.   Click box to see John's fish!>>      Stay tuned! Gasoline $3.54 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower 

Friday, April 11, 2008   Just down from the Blue Marlin Apartments, frozen Sand Flees are catching several large size Virginia Mullets . Starting at sunrise and going into the late morning has been very productive.  Stay tuned!     Gasoline $3.21 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower   

Tuesday, April 8, 2008     Fisherman and friends limit out on Bluefish yesterday. Shrimp proved to be very productive. Stay tuned!     Gasoline $3.21 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower   

Sunday April 6, 2008    We were are off to a new season! So far fishing reports have been few and far between. In March, fishermen fishing about one mile out were catching Virginia Mullets. Bluefish have shown up over the past two weeks. Many Skates and Blowfish too. Overall, we have not seen many fishermen this season. Easter was nice, yet the past two weekends have been very  cool and wet . Starting this week we are getting in our summer trade goods. Stay tuned!     Gasoline $3.23 & up  for regular.   Today's  tide report @ Frying Pan Tower