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Kings and Flipper


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/07/30

2020/07/30

We spent most of the week dodging rain storms and “Flipper”. Water clarity was good with plenty of Alewives and baby Hardtails for bait. The Tarpon bite has slowed considerably although a few were hooked. Spanish have been hitting bubble rigs and Gotchas early mornings and afternoons. Bluefish schools were marauding the schools of bait most of the week. Several of the Tarpon anglers were frustrated as the Blues were chomping the tails off their swim baits


King Mackerel were hit or miss as “Flipper” was a constant pest all week. We managed to catch a good number of Kings but lost quite a few to “Flipper”. Live Alewives and X-Raps were successful in getting their attention. Most fish were “scoolies” under 12 pounds. However, we did deck a couple of nice fish up to 21 pounds 6 ounces. Here are a few pictures of fish that were decked:

 

 


 

 

 

 

Skinny water held lots of Red Drum. Most were big Bulls and were feeding on Pin fish, Alewives and swim baits. Several fish were landed but just as many took the anglers to school. The piling gods claimed their fair share of fish too. 


Water temperature: 83-84


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

Tides for the week: Full Moon Monday Aug. 03, 2020    New Moon Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020

Sunrise: 6:01am  Sunset: 7:36pm

Thursday 30th.          6:03pm Low -0.1       6:42am High 1.7

Friday                       6:51pm Low -0.1       7:41am High 1.8

Saturday                  7:39pm Low -0.1        8:39am High 1.9

Sunday                    8:24pm Low -0.1        9:35am High 1.9

Monday                    9:03pm Low  0.1      10:27am High 1.8

Tuesday                   9:34pm Low  0.2      11:15am High 1.7

Wednesday 05th.      9:44pm Low  0.4      11:56am High 1.6                                         

Sunrise:6:05am  Sunset: 7:31pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15

knots near the coast. Seas 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.

Protected waters smooth becoming a light to moderate chop. Slight

chance of showers in the morning.

THURSDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Protected

waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms

in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Tropical storm conditions possible. Northwest

winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 knots after midnight.

Seas 1 foot. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms through the night.

SUNDAY

Tropical storm conditions possible. North winds 15

knots. Seas 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Tropical storm conditions possible. Chance of

thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night.

Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.

MONDAY

West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Isolated

thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the

afternoon.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (86/79 rain  40% wind WSW-12)

FRIRDAY  (86/78 rain  20% wind WSW-11)

SATURDAY (87/77 rain  10% wind WSW-09)

SUNDAY   (87/76 rain  20% wind WNW-11)

MONDAY   (86/77 rain  20% wind   W-12)

TUESDAY  (87/76 rain  20% wind WSW-09)

WEDNESDAY(86/78 rain  20% wind   S-09)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam