News Details

Hurricane Sally


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/09/17

2020/09/17

Thursday through Sunday Morning was fishable with small Kings, a few Spanish and a small Cobia caught. Friday, we had Cigar minnows, Alewives, Spanish Sardines and a few Threadfin Herring. The water was reasonably clean and 7 or 8 Kings were decked Saturday and again early Sunday. None were big (all scoolies) but we’ll take them. The approaching tropical system began having effects on the conditions Sunday afternoon and it went South from there. By Monday, hurricane Sally was churning and the water was trashed. It was like pea soup and the current was ripping. It was unfishable Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday morning we had steady 40 mph winds with gusts to just over 52 mph. The rain had been heavy for 3 days. By Wednesday early afternoon, the winds had dropped a little but were still from 28 to 40 mph. It will take a while to get clean water.


Check the attached video as a Coast Guard boat was checking conditions Monday afternoon.

 

 

 


Here are a couple of videos and a couple of pictures of the conditions Wednesday morning at high tide:

 

 


 

 

 

The weekend saw the best action. Brenda decked a King and a small Cobia and Dylan got his first King.

 

 

 


 

Friday the Pelicans were particularly active and many got tangled with anglers’ lines. At one point, three got wrapped together in one sabiki rig and were hopelessly stuck. The Pelicans had drifted too far for anyone on the pier to help. I am happy to report a call to the pier office got quick response. Joel said he would do what he could to get someone out to rescue them. Within a couple of minutes two Lifeguards on jet skis responded. They were able to get two of the birds freed quickly but had to take the third to shore for rehab. KUDOS and Thanks to Bay County Parks and Rec. personnel for their actions that surely saved the Pelicans from a slow and cruel death.


Big temperature changes are forecast beginning next weekend. We dropped over 5 degrees in water temp this week. With the dirty water and drop in temps, we will certainly have to use our best fishing skills to generate any action ant time soon.


Water temperature: 81



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

16

12:24 pm

S

33.0

39.0

-

-

-

-

29.68

-

82.2

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

12:18 pm

S

33.0

41.0

-

-

-

-

29.68

-

82.2

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

12:12 pm

S

33.0

36.9

-

-

-

-

29.69

-

82.4

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

12:06 pm

S

28.9

34.0

-

-

-

-

29.69

-

82.2

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

12:00 pm

S

31.1

39.0

-

-

-

-

29.69

-

81.7

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

11:54 am

S

29.9

36.9

-

-

-

-

29.70

-

81.5

81.0

-

-

-

-

09

16

11:48 am

S

34.0

41.0

-

-

-

-

29.70

-

81.5

-







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: 6:29am  Sunset: 6:45pm

Thursday 17th.          7:12pm Low  0.8        11:45am High 1.6

Friday                       5:01am Low  0.8        12:45am High 1.0

                                 6:55pm Low  1.1          1:05pm High 1.5

Saturday                   6:56am Low  0.7        12:31am High 1.2

                                 5:32pm Low  1.2          2:35am High 1.3

                                                                    11:48pm High 1.5    

Sunday                     8:48am Low  0.6

Monday                  10:42am Low  0.5         12:09am High 1.7

Tuesday                 12:38pm Low  0.3         12:51am High 1.9

Wednesday 23rd.      2:10pm Low  0.3           1:40am High 1.9                                                        Sunrise:6:32am  Sunset: 6:37pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms.


THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY

North winds 10 to 15 knots.

Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a

light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.


SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas

3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers

and thunderstorms.



(local forecast)

THURSDAY (82/73 rain  20% wind   W-17)

FRIRDAY  (85/72 rain  20% wind WNW-09)

SATURDAY (78/65 rain  20% wind  NE-15)

SUNDAY   (76/62 rain  20% wind  NE-19)

MONDAY   (76/61 rain  20% wind  NE-19)

TUESDAY  (77/63 rain  10% wind  NE-15)

WEDNESDAY(78/65 rain  10% 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