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Water Beginning To Clear


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/10/01

2020/10/01

The water started the week both dirty and dark. As the week progressed, the dirt settled and we experienced dark coffee colored water. By today, the water began to return to green with just a little silt. It is a vast improvement over last week. The water temperature went up slightly but will be dropping over the next few days as we have an early cool front on us with morning lows in the upper 50’s. Bait was scarce early week but today we had a few Cigar minnows, Threadfin Herring and Alewives. Tarpon schools are occasionally passing headed east on their return migration. The Pelicans and Gulls continue to be a nuisance and are being entangled daily. “Flipper” is still around but not as frequently as before. Spanish have been caught in good numbers early and late each day. A few Kings have come in as well. A few Red Drum are around and Sheepshead are gathering on the pilings. Flounder are missing at this point. A few Pompano are being caught but most are very small.


There were several Kings caught the last half of the week. The bite has been mostly early mornings but a few were decked in the afternoons. Natural bait and X-Raps were productive. There were more fish missed than caught but at least we are seeing more fish. Locals, Tommy and George both decked Kings. Today we had 2 decked and 2 lost. Jerry, visiting from Dawsonville, Georgia got a 14 pound 13 ounce King on his pink X-Rap.

 

 


 

 

Spanish have been the mainstay to keep us from being bored to tears, Very early mornings produced good catches and yesterday there were “Axe Handle” Spanish decked. Tommy got one that was close to 5 pounds. Several other large Spanish made their way into coolers too.

 

 


In other action in the “skinny water”, Reds and Pompano were on the list. Brenda caught one of the few legal size Pompano and Frendie landed a slot Red.

 

 


 

Again this week, Bay County Recreation staff came to the aid of Pelicans hopelessly tangled in fishing gear. Without their assistance, these birds would suffer needlessly and endure a slow death. THANK-YOU Bay Co. Rec. staff! We appreciate all you do.


Water temperature: 79-80

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

30

8:12 pm

NNW

4.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.6

79.2

-

-

-

-

09

30

8:06 pm

NNW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.8

79.2

-

-

-

-

09

30

8:00 pm

NNW

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.06

+0.01

-

79.2

-

-

-

-

09

30

7:54 pm

NNW

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

-

79.2

-

-

-

-

09

30

7:48 pm

NW

5.1

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

72.3

79.2

-

-

-

-

09

30

7:42 pm

NW

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

72.9

79.3








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

Full Moon Thursday Oct. 01, 2020  New Moon Friday Oct. 16, 2020   

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:37am  Sunset: 6:27pm

Thursday 01st.          4:40am Low  0.9       11:44am High 1.3

                                 5:14pm Low  1.0       11:31pm High 1.3

Friday                       5:45am Low  0.8       12:55pm High 1.2

                                 4:36pm Low  1.1       11:07pm High 1.4

Saturday                   6:47am Low  0.7       10:47pm High 1.5

Sunday                     6:39am Low  0.6       11:11pm High 1.7 

Monday                    8:58am Low  0.6        11:44pm High 1.6

Tuesday                 10:08am Low  0.5

Wednesday 07th.    11:21am Low  0.4        12:24am High 1.8

Sunrise:6:40am  Sunset: 6:20pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 15

to 20 knots. Seas increasing to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4

seconds. Protected waters a light chop becoming choppy.

FRIDAY

North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas

2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3

feet. Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of rain showers.

SUNDAY

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

waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning,

then chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms

in the evening. Slight chance of showers through the night.

MONDAY

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

waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers through the day.

Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (81/60 rain   0% wind  NW-07)

FRIRDAY  (76/55 rain   0% wind   N-11)

SATURDAY (76/60 rain   0% wind  NE-11)

SUNDAY   (78/61 rain  10% wind  NE-13)

MONDAY   (78/63 rain  20% wind NNE-15)

TUESDAY  (76/64 rain  20% wind  NE-13)

WEDNESDAY(79/67 rain  20% wind  NE-11)


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