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What a Difference A Day Makes


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/09/10

2020/09/10

After last week, we deserved better fishing and we got it. The water cleaned up nicely and bait was thick. We did have to deal with poor winds in the mornings but things improved for the afternoons. Our biggest obstacle continues to be “Flipper”. Another aggravation is a plethera of Pelicans and Remora. It goes with the territory this time of year so we just have to accept it and fish on. The week saw more Kings, lots of small Spanish and many Red Drum decked. There was one Sailfish caught and released over the weekend. Available live bait has been Alewives, small Hardtails and a few baby Bonita and Threadfin Herring. Cigar minnows continue their absence. 


After finishing the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 02 with almost no fish, what a difference a day makes. There were lots of small fish during the week but Thursday, Sept. 03 would be our best day for this week. Ivan holds the only King I got all week. It came in mid afternoon. Then around 5:00, the bite started and three nice fish hit the deck in a little over 2 hours. Our out of state anglers got the two biggest ones. Tony from Alabama decked the big fish for the week that was 26.75 pounds and Glenn from Virginia decked a 19.5 pound fish. This was Tony’s personal best to date and I believe Glenn’s first fish. Congrats guys!  Then Willy would not let our locals down and decked this decent King. Monday morning brought another good King. Brenda hooked it on artificial and had a 30 minute battle with not only her King but mostly with “Flipper”. Luckily, she was able to get it free and deck it. Check the battle scars on her 18 pound fish.

 

 


 

 

 

 

In other action, lots of small Spanish were caught with the morning bite the best. However, not all the action was early. Here are a couple of Spanish Brandon invited for dinner on Friday afternoon. Friday also brought Slick a juvenile Gag Grooper while he was trying for Flounder. We don’t get them often but is is not unusual.

 


 

 

**On a side note, given the number of Pelicans (or other sea birds) being hooked, please ask for help if you are unsure what to do. I see too many people simply cut their line and leave the helpless bird to suffer a slow death. It is not difficult to bring the bird onto the pier and carefully remove all the hooks, line or lures before releasing it. Sometimes the line breaks in the attempt but at least try. Any of the regulars on the pier will assist you. If the bird seems to have significant issues, (cuts, broken leg or wing, etc.) the pier office will contact Gulf World to pick up the bird and transport it to their facility for care and rehabilitation. There is a transport cage at the pier office for that purpose. Turtles are more difficult as you cannot lift them without help. The pier office should be contacted for assistance in freeing a turtle. Again, DO NOT just cut your line. Gulf World will rehab and care for the Turtle until it is healthy enough to be released. Also, please be sure to put all discarded line in the trash receptical. Small birds get entangled and loose limbs or their life needlessly. We must be good stuards for our wildlife. 


Water temperature: 84-86



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

09

09

6:54 am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.6

85.5

-

-

-

-

09

09

6:48 am

ENE

7.0

11.1

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.6

85.5

-

-

-

-

09

09

6:42 am

ENE

6.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.6

85.5

-

-

-

-

09

09

6:36 am

ENE

8.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

76.8

85.5











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

New Moon Thursday Sept. 17, 2020   Full Moon Thursday Oct. 01, 2020  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:25am  Sunset: 6:53pm

Thursday 10th.          3:48am Low  0.9         1:40am High 0.9

                                 7:30pm Low  0.8        12:14pm High 1.5

Friday                       5:30am Low  0.9         1:32am High 1.0

                                 7:18pm Low  1.0         1:07pm High 1.3

Saturday                   6:57am Low  0.9         1:29am High 1.2

                                 6:25pm Low  1.0          2:07pm High 1.2

Sunday                     8:27am Low  0.8        12:53am High 1.3

                                 5:40pm Low  1.0           3:25pm High 1.1  

Monday                    9:58am Low  0.7         12:48am High 1.4

Tuesday                 11:31am Low  0.7           1:15am High 1.6

Wednesday 16th.      1:41pm Low  0.6           1:53am High 1.7                                           

Sunrise:6:28am  Sunset: 6:46pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2

feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.

Protected waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely

in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (89/75 rain  80% wind  NE-09)

FRIRDAY  (87/76 rain  80% wind   E-08)

SATURDAY (87/76 rain  60% wind ESE-08)

SUNDAY   (86/76 rain  60% wind ESE-07)

MONDAY   (86/76 rain  50% wind   E-08)

TUESDAY  (85/75 rain  50% wind   E-09)

WEDNESDAY(84/75 rain  40% wind   E-12)


PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

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



Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam