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Happy New Year From The Pier


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/12/31

2020/12/31

Winter weather during Christmas dropped our water temperature to our lowest so far at 58.8 degrees. Our air temps have bounced back but the water remains cool at about 61 degrees. Bait continues to be totally absent. Water clarity has been good with a little silt conditions at times. No Squid caught yet but it should not be long. The pier population has been unusually heavy for this time of year but consisted mostly of spectators.


Skinny water has held a few schools of Whiting. The bite was slow but a few fish did hit the deck. Small Spinner and Black Tip shark were prowling the area frequently during the week.


Vast schools of Red Drum and numbers of Black drum were hanging around the pier several days. We could see hundreds of fish at a time and watch numerous fish swim all over our baits. However, for the most part, they showed little to no interest. We offered a variety of bait for them to choose from including: Ghost Shrimp, Sand Fleas, Live Shrimp, Finger Mullet, dead Shrimp and Squid. About every hour to hour and a half, one fish would eat and take us for a ride. Several were lost to the pilings but a couple of Reds and several Black Drum would make their way into the landing nets. Monday was probably our best day of catching. Today, the large numbers of fish were missing with only a few left to target. Patrick, Paul, Carlos, Casey and a visiting angler named Sam would put fish on the deck.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

I am aware of one lonely Flounder that Shawn caught on live shrimp today. A few Bonita were spotted but I did not get any catch reports during the week.


Water temperature: 58-62 





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

30

5:42 am

E

11.1

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.22

-

56.3

60.6

-

-

-

-

12

30

5:36 am

E

11.1

17.1

-

-

-

-

30.22

-

56.5

60.4

-

-

-

-

12

30

5:30 am

E

11.1

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.22

-

56.5

60.4

-

-

-

-

12

30

5:24 am

E

12.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.22

-

56.7

60.6

-

-

-

-

12

30

5:18 am

E

12.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.22

-

56.7

60.6






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

New Moon Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021  Full Moon Thursday Jan. 28, 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: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON


THURSDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 25 knots. Seas 6 to

8 feet building to 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13

feet. Dominant period 7 seconds after midnight. Protected waters

rough. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

South winds 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to

13 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected

waters a light to moderate chop. Showers likely with a chance of

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate

chop. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a

moderate chop. Chance of rain in the evening, then slight chance

of rain after midnight.

SUNDAY

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

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY

North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected

waters a light chop.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (72/66 rain  55% wind  SE-14)

FRIDAY   (71/59 rain  95% wind   S-19)

SATURDAY (65/47 rain  90% wind NNW-08)

SUNDAY   (59/44 rain   5% wind  NW-10)

MONDAY   (62/45 rain   5% wind  NW-07)

TUESDAY  (65/47 rain   5% wind  SE-04)

WEDNESDAY(65/54 rain  10% wind  SE-07)


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