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Manatees, Manta Rays, Mackerel and Mahi


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/05/07

2020/05/07

Another beautiful weather week and emerald green water. Bait began to show in numbers with Cigar Minnows, Scaled Sardines and Alewives. Water temps hovered near 72 and a few new species were seen. Groups of Manatees, a few huge Manta Rays, a few King Mackerel and even one day with a few Mahi were present. Covid 19 social distancing is still in play but businesses are beginning to open with special provisions in place. 


We have a new yellow line on the outer Tee to denote : NO bottom rigs, sabikis, carts, coolers, tackle bags, chairs, umbrellas, etc., between the painted yellow line and the rail. 


The King Mackerel bite has been cooler than the weather but a only few were hoisted onto the deck, Big Spanish Mackerel came through in small groups and with lots of teasing, would finally eat. A few Mahi showed one morning with several hooked. At least one made onto the deck. Schools of big Jack Crevelle moved past the pier several times during the week but showed no interest in eating. Lots of Hardtails and Ladyfish were present all week. Sheepshead were occasionally here but getting one to bite was beyond most angler’s patience. Red Drum have been hanging near and under the pier in small schools and quite a few both slot and over-slot gave anglers a challenge. Pompano have gotten scarce again and the bite has trickled to almost nothing. 


Here is a sampling of pictures and a couple of videos from the week at the pier:

 

 

 

 

Plus two videos: https://www.facebook.com/marty.evans.946/videos/10217286365379880/   and Sam’s Manta Ray:

https://youtu.be/cjYW6dL2dWU

 


Water temperature: 70-72

MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

WDIR

WSPD
kts

GST
kts

WVHT
ft

DPD
sec

APD
sec

MWD

PRES
in

PTDY
in

ATMP
°F

WTMP
°F

DEWP
°F

SAL
psu

VIS
nmi

TIDE
ft

05

06

8:48 pm

NNW

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

75.9

71.8

-

-

-

-

05

06

8:42 pm

NNW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.3

71.8

-

-

-

-

05

06

8:36 pm

NNW

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.5

72.0

-

-

-

-

05

06

8:30 pm

NNW

6.0

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

76.6

72.3

-

-

-

-

05

06

8:24 pm

NNW

6.0

11.1

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

76.8

72.5

-

-

-

-


Tide times and charts for Panama City, Florida (West Coast) and weather forecast for fishing in Panama City in 2020





Tides for the week: Full Moon Thursday May 07, 2020  New Moon Friday May 22, 2020  

                                Sunrise: 5:53am  Sunset: 7:25pm

Thursday 07th.      8:12pm Low   -0.2        9:35am High 1.4   FULL MOON

Friday                   9:26pm Low   -0.3      10:08am High 1.6

Saturday             10:30pm Low   -0.3      10:53am High 1.7

Sunday               11:30pm Low   -0.3       11:42am High 1.7

Monday                                                    12:32pm High 1.7

Tuesday              12:27am Low   -0.2        1:18pm High 1.6

Wednesday 13th.   1:20am Low    -0.1        2:01pm High 1.5

  Sunrise:5:49am  Sunset: 7:29pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

THURSDAY

Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast

late in the evening, then becoming southeast 10 knots after

midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected

waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 15 knots becoming west

15 knots early in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance

of showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of rain

showers after midnight.

SUNDAY

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers

through the day.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (76/60 rain   0% wind   N-10)

FRIRDAY  (77/58 rain  10% wind SSW-16)

SATURDAY (74/56 rain  20% wind NNE-17)

SUNDAY   (77/56 rain  10% wind  NE-13)

MONDAY   (81/58 rain   0% wind NNE-12)

TUESDAY  (80/64 rain   0% wind   E-10)

WEDNESDAY(82/67 rain   0% wind ESE-12)



Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam