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Several Sailfish Spotted


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/08/27

2020/08/27

Thursday through Sunday the water was clean. Heavy rain and wind came in Monday and trashed the water. We also saw a significant drop in the water temperature. The bite followed the water with a decent bite through Sunday then nothing but Ladyfish, Hardtails and Catfish after that. More rain is predicted for the upcoming weekend so who knows what will happen.


Early in the week we saw a decent King bite and several Sailfish were spotted. One Sail was hooked but not landed over the weekend. Mid-afternoon Thursday, I hooked two Kings. The first one was lost at the gaff with a pulled hook. The second one made onto the deck and weighed 19.5#. Live hardtail and a baby Bonita were the bait of choice. Friday would tease us with great conditions. I fished hard fron 9:30 until 6:00 without even seeing a fish. I am frequently asked when is the best time to fish to get the most bites and my standard answer is whenever you can. The bite might only be within a small window of time so you just have to be there with a bait in the water. Friday proved that. I left at 6:00 and from 6:30 to dark, there were eight Kings caught. Nori and Rowell are holding a couple of the fish they caught. They were small but still a catch. Then Saturday brought several more Kings. Here are a couple that Brenda got. David fished through the rain Sunday but it payed off as he landed the largest fish of the week – 26.5#. As for Monday through today, the Kings were absent!

 

 


 

 

 

We have had ample bait with tons of Alewives. A good number of baby Bonita were caught mornings and late afternoons. Cigar minnows came in briefly Friday afternoon. There are lots of baby Hardtails.


Water temperature: 87-84





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

26

7:42 pm

SSE

14.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.6

85.5

-

-

-

-

08

26

7:36 pm

SSE

13.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.6

85.6

-

-

-

-

08

26

7:30 pm

SSE

14.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.7

85.6

-

-

-

-

08

26

7:24 pm

SSE

15.9

17.1

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.7

85.8

-

-

-

-

08

26

7:18 pm

SSE

14.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.7

85.8

-

-

-

-

08

26

7:12 pm

SSE

15.0

17.1

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

84.7

85.8






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

Full Moon Wednesday Sept. 02, 2020  New Moon Thursday Sept. 17, 2020   

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:17am  Sunset: 7:09pm

Thursday 20th.          4:50pm Low  0.1         4:35am High 1.8

Friday                       5:40pm Low  0.1         6:18am High 1.9

Saturday                   6:26pm Low  0.2         7:41am High 1.9

Sunday                     7:08pm Low  0.3         8:46am High 1.9

Monday                   7:45pm Low  0.4         9:42am High 1.8

Tuesday                  8:11pm Low  0.5       10:33am High 1.7

Wednesday 02nd.    7:53pm Low  0.7       11:23am High 1.6

Sunrise:6:21am  Sunset: 7:02pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance

of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance

of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

SATURDAY

Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected

waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Protected

waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

SUNDAY

West 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

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

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

 

MONDAY

Southwest 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.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (87/79 rain  50% wind SSE-14)

FRIRDAY  (86/79 rain  40% wind SSW-11)

SATURDAY (83/79 rain  80% wind WSW-15)

SUNDAY   (85/78 rain  60% wind   W-12)

MONDAY   (85/78 rain  40% wind WSW-10)

TUESDAY  (85/77 rain  30% wind   W-08)

WEDNESDAY(86/77 rain  40% wind WSW-07)


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850-248-8730


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Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam