News Details

Winter Pattern


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/12/23

2020/12/23

Water quality has been mostly good with a little silt at times. The temperature has remained fairly steady. There has been no bait around. The bite has improved some over last week but still slow. We have definitely entered the winter pattern.


Bluefish were the only plentiful catches other than Puffers. The Blues were prowling in schools eating most anything they could. If you fished the bottom near the end of the pier, Puffers would destroy your bait in seconds.


Red Drum, Sheepshead and an occasional Flounder were caught but you had to be patient and persistent. Sand Fleas, live Shrimp and Ghost Shrimp were your best choices for bait. Vince, Paul and John were rewarded for their persistence.

 

 

 

 


Skinny water was where the silty water remained. A few Whiting and a couple of Pompano hit the deck during the week. Sand Fleas were the ticket. Paul and I delt with the heavy mist Sunday and managed a couple of Pompano. The bite started quick but also ended quickly as the surfers moved in on top of out rigs.

 

 

 


The forecast for the next few days does not look inviting for anglers but it gives us an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. Merry Christmas!


Water temperature: 61-64 



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

23

6:24 am

E

12.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

53.8

62.4

-

-

-

-

12

23

6:18 am

E

12.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

54.3

62.4

-

-

-

-

12

23

6:12 am

E

12.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

54.0

62.4

-

-

-

-

12

23

6:06 am

ENE

8.9

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

51.6

62.4

-

-

-

-

12

23

6:00 am

ENE

8.9

14.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-0.02

52.0

62.4

-

-

-

-

12

23

5:54 am

ENE

8.9

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

51.6

62.4

-

-






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

Full Moon Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020  New Moon Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:37am  Sunset: 4:49pm

Thursday 24th.         4:50am Low  0.0        6:31pm High 0.4

Friday                      5:02am Low -0.2        6:37pm High 1.0

Saturday                  5:24am Low -0.4        6:51pm High 1.1

Sunday                    5:54am Low -0.5        7:17pm High 1.2 

Monday                   6:30am Low  -0.6        7:52pm High 1.3

Tuesday                  7:10am Low  -0.7        8:32pm High 1.3   

Wednesday 30th.     7:49am Low  -0.7        9:16pm High 1.3

Sunrise:6:39am  Sunset: 4:53pm 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

 THURSDAY

Southwest winds 25 to 30 knots becoming northwest

30 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional

seas up to 11 feet building to 8 to 11 feet with occasional seas

up to 14 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds in the afternoon.

Protected waters very rough. Rain showers in the morning. Slight

chance of thunderstorms through the day. Rain showers likely in

the afternoon.


THURSDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 25 knots. Seas 7 to

10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Dominant period

7 seconds. Protected waters rough.


FRIDAY

Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with

occasional seas up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Protected waters choppy.


FRIDAY NIGHT

North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet after midnight. Protected waters

choppy.


SATURDAY

North winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


SUNDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected

waters a light chop.




(local forecast)

THURSDAY (67/37 rain 100% wind   W-24)

FRIDAY   (57/30 rain   0% wind  NW-16)

SATURDAY (48/37 rain   0% wind   N-06)

SUNDAY   (58/47 rain   0% wind ESE-07)

MONDAY   (67/47 rain  10% wind ESE-06)

TUESDAY  (64/50 rain   5% wind ENE-09)

WEDNESDAY(68/57 rain  55% wind  SE-16)


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