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Spanish and Blue fish


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/07/16

2020/07/16

Our water temperature has dropped with the slightly shorter days and the abundant rain. Bait has been Alewives, Hardtails and Pin fish. The Tarpon bite has slowed but they are still moving through. A few were hooked and lost with a couple more brought pier side and released. Kings were almost completely absent but Spanish have filled the void. I did manage to hook a small King on my Tarpon rig today only to have it bite through my mono leader as I tried to lift it onto the deck. Ladyfish were feeding most afternoons. No Sailfish or Mahi spotted this week. The water clarity has been good but has a way to go to be typical emerald coast status. 


The weekend was busy both with pier population and with Spanish Mackerel. Many anglers had their limits in short order. Most fish were in the 12 to 14 inch size. They were feeding on Gotchas, Bubble rigs and small fresh bait. Mark had good luck all weekend. Brenda helped John, visiting from Oklahoma, put several Spanish on the deck.

 

 


 

 

 

The past couple of days and today, the Blue fish were thick. Almost anything you put in the water got eaten. They averaged 10-15 inches. 


Huge “Bull” Red Drum have been prowling the shallows late afternoon but were finiky. A few of the smaller but still over-slot ones did bite. No keepers were decked.

 

 

 


Water temperature: 77-78


https://tides4fishing.com/us/florida-west-coast/panama-city

Tides for the week: New Moon Monday July 20, 2020 Full Moon Monday Aug. 03, 2020

Sunrise: 5:49am  Sunset: 7:47pm

Thursday 16th.        7:01pm Low  -0.2      7:52am High 1.7

Friday                     7:51pm Low  -0.3      8:30pm High 1.8

Saturday                 8:41pm Low  -0.3      9:18am High 1.9

Sunday                   9:27pm Low  -0.3     10:09am High 1.9

Monday                 10:07pm Low  -0.2     11:00am High 1.8

Tuesday                10:38pm Low  -0.1     11:45am High 1.7

Wednesday 22nd.    10:53pm Low   0.1     12:21pm High 1.6                                                        Sunrise:5:56am  Sunset: 7:42pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots

late in the morning, then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots early

in the afternoon becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Seas

1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10

knots in the late evening. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight.

MONDAY

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

Thunderstorms.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (87/76 rain  20% wind SSE-07)

FRIRDAY  (90/77 rain  20% wind ESE-08)

SATURDAY (88/77 rain  20% wind ESE-08)

SUNDAY   (88/77 rain  20% wind ESE-07)

MONDAY   (89/76 rain  20% wind  SE-08)

TUESDAY  (88/78 rain  30% wind  SE-09)

WEDNESDAY(87/78 rain  50% wind  SE-09)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam