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Red and Black Drum


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/12/13

2020/12/13

Our water cleaned quickly and is back to our normal beautiful emerald color. The weather has brought our temperature down as low as 61.7 one morning. It has hovered between 62-65 most of the week. Unless we get several warm days the chance for another King is slim. Bait is scarce. Drum, Sheepshead and Whiting have been our go to species.


Drum have been caught almost every day for the week. Many slot Reds hit the deck along with Blacks from slightly under slot to over slot. Sand Fleas, Ghost Shrimp and live Shrimp have been the choice baits. Hai, visiting from Atlanta, caught a “Big Ugly” Saturday that gave him a thrill. Paul and I got two Blacks Sunday that were at the top of their slot. Casey put a nice slot in his cooler. Several others hit the deck as well. Rod and Casey caught their limit of slot Reds several days this week. Paul had an epic battle with a big “Bull Red” Sunday afternoon. We tossed a big Sand Flea out from the pier off the west side and barely sat the rod down before the line began to scream off the spool. Paul had his hands full battling this one. After about 20 minutes, Paul tugged the Red into our landing net for a quick picture before releasing it healthy.

 

 

 

 

 


Along with the Drum, a few Sheepshead cooperated and were added to our coolers. Live Shrimp, Sand Fleas and Ghost Shrimp gave you the best chance to get hit. Rod, Casey, Vince and I were fortunate enough to deck at lease one Sheepshead. Vince was the only one to get more than one on the same day. I only got a picture of Vince with two fish and  one of the fish I caught.

 


 

Skinny water produced a few Whiting. Fish bites tipped with fresh Shrimp or Sand Fleas seemed to work. Paul and I got 7 decent size ones Thursday afternoon. Jose fished the City Pier today (Wednesday) and almost filled his cooler with good sized Whiting using fresh Shrimp. He said the bite was hot but only for less than an hour.

  

 


 

 

Water temperature: 62-65

MM

DD

TIME
(EST)

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

12

09

6:24 am

N

2.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.19

-

49.5

62.8

-

-

-

-

12

09

6:18 am

N

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.19

-

47.7

63.1

-

-

-

-

12

09

6:12 am

NNE

5.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.19

-

46.6

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

09

6:06 am

NNE

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.19

-

46.4

62.







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

New Moon Monday Dec. 14, 2020  Full Moon Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:29am  Sunset: 4:43pm

Sunday                    6:16am Low -0.6         7:48pm High 1.5 

Monday                   7:14am Low -0.7         8:32pm High 1.6

Tuesday                  8:11am Low -0.8         9:22pm High 1.6   

Wednesday 16th    9:04am Low -0.8       10:13pm High 1.5

Sunrise:6:33am  Sunset: 4:46pm 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


SUNDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

MONDAY

Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. Slight

chance of showers and thunderstorms.



(local forecast)

SUNDAY   (71/48 rain  50% wind  SW-07)

MONDAY   (58/40 rain  25% wind WNW-15)

TUESDAY  (59/50 rain  10% wind   E-07)

WEDNESDAY(64/44 rain  45% wind   W-10)


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