News Details

Small Kings and Tarpon Slowdown


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/08/13

2020/08/13

The water has been beautiful with lots of Alewives, Pinfish and baby Hardtails. “Flipper” has been a constant and complete nuisance. There have been small Kings and a few Spanish almost daily if you could keep them away from “Flipper”. Larger Hardtails, Blue fish and Lady fish have been caught as well. Bull Red Drum are still hanging out in the skinny water. We are seeing lots of turtles, Baracuda and today we had a large Manatee pass in the shallows.


The King bite has been decent with all the fish being little 6 to 9 pound scoolies.  The bigger fish just have not been here this week. Live bait was plentiful and got its fair share of hits. A few fish were caught on X-raps as well. Some of the catches fell short of the 24 inch minimum. Chewy, Gordon and I are holding a sampling of what we were catching in these photos:

 

 


 

 

The Tarpon run seems to be nearing it’s end as the sightings are getting fewer and fewer. Only a few fish are being spotted each day and the bite has almost dried up. Angela Barrows has gotten some great photos of some of the fish. Check this great shot she got of one of the Tarpon:

 

 


This week we are featuring another Bay County employee. Tabitha Kimball has direct supervision of our pier. Her official title is Bay County Beach Operations Manager. In this capacity, she is charged with supervision and maintenance for the following: all Lifeguards, M.B. Miller Pier, and all parks on the beachside of the bridge to include: Lake Powell, Rick Seltzer, all Boat Ramps, the Skate Park and Pete Edwards. Tabitha has been with Bay Co. for 5 years. She has an AS/AA in Emergency Medical Service, a BS in Public Health and is continuing her education by finishing her Masters degree in business with a focus on Leadership. Tabitha said they have many plans for upgrades, repairs and future developments. Tabitha’s contact information is listed below: 

 

 


Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majette Tower Road  Panama City, FL 32404

850-248-8730


Travis Barbee – Bay County Parks Division Manager – tbarbee@baycountyfl.gov – 850-381-8155


Tabitha Kimball – Bay County Beach Operations Manager - tkimball@baycountyfl.gov  - 850-896-6078


Water temperature: 86-87

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

08

12

6:48 am

ENE

8.9

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

-

86.2

-

-

-

-

08

12

6:42 am

NE

7.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

-

86.2

-

-

-

-

08

12

6:36 am

ENE

7.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

-

86.2

-

-

-

-

08

12

6:30 am

NE

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

75.2

86.2

-

-

-

-

08

12

6:24 am

NE

6.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

75.2

86.4

-

-

-

-

08

12

6:18 am

NE

7.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

75.2

86.4

-

-





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

Tides for the week: New Moon Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020 Full Moon Wednesday Sept. 02, 2020    

Sunrise: 6:09am  Sunset: 7:36pm

Thursday 13th.          5:04pm Low  0.3        4:42am High 1.6

Friday                       5:41pm Low  0.2        5:53am High 1.7

Saturday                  6:21pm Low  0.1         7:06am High 1.8

Sunday                    7:03pm Low  0.0         8:11am High 1.9

Monday                   7:44pm Low  0.1         9:12am High 1.9

Tuesday                  8:22pm Low  0.1       10:12am High 1.9

Wednesday 19th    8:52pm Low  0.3       11:14am High 1.9                                                        Sunrise:6:09am  Sunset: 7:24pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas

1 to 2 feet or less. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters

mostly smooth. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through the

day.

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through

the day.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (86/79 rain  50% wind SSW-08)

FRIRDAY  (85/79 rain  80% wind  SW-11)

SATURDAY (86/78 rain  80% wind WSW-1)

SUNDAY   (87/78 rain  50% wind   W-10)

MONDAY   (89/77 rain  20% wind   W-07)

TUESDAY  (87/76 rain  40% wind WSW-07)

WEDNESDAY(86/76 rain  50% wind SSE-08)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam