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County Pier Slow, City Pier On Fire


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/10/08

2020/10/08

We finally returned to normal water clarity but the fish seemed to have not gotten the message. At least for the county pier the message was lost. Three days the City pier saw Kings chewing while anglers on the County saw one or two fish. With only three miles separating the two piers, one wonders what is different to cause such a vast difference in the bite. Our water temperature  declined with morning readings approaching 76 but by week’s end was back around 80.  Bait has been a challenge with a few Cigar minnows caught early mornings and sporadic catches of Alewives and Threadfin Herring throughout the day. Mid-day today, the current changed to westward which brought Bay water back. It is now dark coffee color. Several schools of Tarpon passed traveling east but no bites.


All week brought only a few King bites. I am not aware of a single King to hit the CountyPier deck. However in two days the City pier saw over 50 Kings decked. A few mornings, Spanish were in and a few nice ones were caught.


Skinny water was the only action and I would not describe it as hot. A few Pompano, Red Drum Flounder and a Sheepshead were decked. Ethan and little brother Gavin pose with Flounder and a Red. Mark holds the first Sheepshead for the past few weeks. Ivan has one of the couple of keeper Pompano.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Water temperature: 76-80





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

10

07

8:12 pm

SSW

1.0

1.0

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

77.7

80.1

-

-

-

-

10

07

8:06 pm

-

0.0

2.9

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

77.7

80.1

-

-

-

-

10

07

8:00 pm

S

2.9

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.99

+0.03

77.7

80.1







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

New Moon Friday Oct. 16, 2020   Full Moon Saturday Oct. 31, 2020  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:41am  Sunset: 6:19pm

Thursday 08th.        12:40pm Low  0.4       1:08am High 1.8

Friday                       1:57pm Low  0.3       1:58am High 1.8

Saturday                   2:57pm Low  0.3       2:56am High 1.8

Sunday                     3:42pm Low  0.3       4:07am High 1.8 

Monday                    4:18pm Low  0.4        5:44am High 1.7

Tuesday                   4:43pm Low  0.5        7:45am High 1.6

Wednesday 14th.      4:58pm Low  0.7        9:22am High 1.5 & 11:02pm 1.0

Sunrise:6:45am  Sunset: 6:12pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (85/74 rain  70% wind ESE-07)

FRIRDAY  (83/76 rain  20% wind  SE-15)

SATURDAY (81/74 rain  50% wind   S-18)

SUNDAY   (81/73 rain  20% wind WSW-13)

MONDAY   (82/71 rain  20% wind WSW-09)

TUESDAY  (81/62 rain  30% wind  NW-10)

WEDNESDAY(79/61 rain  10% wind   N-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