News Details

August Slow Down


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/08/20

2020/08/20

We continue to enjoy clean water although it is getting warm. Winds have been favorable in the afternoons. Bait has been Alewives with a few baby Bonita and small Hardtails. Red Drum have been in the shallows part of the week. Kings and Spanish have been scarce with a slight better bite late afternoons. Hardtails, Pin fish and Remora are thick.  “Flipper” seems to have taken up residency at the pier. The summer crowds have thinned so rail space is easier to get and parking spaces are plentiful.


Three days we had a Sailfish come by slashing free bait but showed no interest in our offerings. Tarpon have slowed to a trickle with only a couple hooked all week. A small Tiger Shark was hooked briefly this afternoon.


King Mackerel seemed to have taken a vacation this week as only a few were caught.  A few small fish were decked over the weekend. Dan got a snake Monday afternoon on a X-Rap. Tuesday was the best day with four Kings hooked but only one decked. I lost two at the gaff with a pulled hook and “Flipper” ate another one. Eli, from Jefferson, Georgia, was here on vacation. I passed off a King to him and he fought it like a pro. He decked his first ever King that weighed 12 pounds 10 ounces. Later that afternoon, I finished my day with a 12 pound 10 ounce summer Bonita. All the fish on Tuesday ate Alewives. Today (Wednesday) the bite was zero!

 

 


 

 

Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti 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

19

8:24 pm

WSW

2.9

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.86

-

84.2

87.1

-

-

-

-

08

19

8:18 pm

WSW

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.86

-

84.2

87.1

-

-

-

-

08

19

8:12 pm

WSW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.86

-

84.2

87.1

-

-

-

-

08

19

8:06 pm

WSW

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.85

-

84.2

87.1







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: 6:13am  Sunset: 7:17pm

Thursday 20th.          9:05pm Low  0.5       12:17pm High 1.7

Friday                       8:58pm Low  0.7         1:24pm High 1.5

Saturday                  6:25am Low  0.8          2:46am High 1.0

                                8:22pm Low  0.9          2:39pm High 1.3

Sunday                    9:32am Low  0.8         2:34am High 1.2

                                6:36pm Low  1.0         4:23pm High 1.0

Monday                  12:24pm Low  0.6         2:14am High 1.4

Tuesday                  2:50pm Low  0.4          2:36am High 1.6

Wednesday 26th    3:56pm Low  0.2          3:24am High 1.8

Sunrise:6:17am  Sunset: 7:10pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers and

thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance

of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and

thunderstorms likely after midnight.

FRIDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers and

thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance

of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and

thunderstorms likely after midnight.

SATURDAY

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

Protected waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to

2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms

likely after midnight.

SUNDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

MONDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected

waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (82/76 rain  60% wind SSE-08)

FRIRDAY  (82/76 rain  60% wind SSE-10)

SATURDAY (82/75 rain  60% wind  SE-10)

SUNDAY   (84/75 rain  60% wind ESE-10)

MONDAY   (87/76 rain  60% wind   E-11)

TUESDAY  (87/76 rain  60% wind ENE-12)

WEDNESDAY(85/77 rain  60% wind  SE-13)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam