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Event Start Date: 2021/01/21

2021/01/21

Thursday picked up where Wednesday left off with a good Sheepshead bite. The water remained clear with mild to moderate wind. A few Red Drum were hanging around and even a Flounder or two for the week. Winter Bonita are still missing and the Squid have not come in yet.


Thursday morning was off to a great start. Fresh Ghost shrimp was the best choice of bait with live Shrimp a not too distant second choice. Sheepshead were thick and hanging close to the bottom. Casey and Tommy started the morning with several fish each. George chimed in a little later and put 5 in the cooler. Paul and I got there late morning and got 5 more before the bite cooled. Friday morning was completely different. The winds had picked up during the night. The water was rough and got very dirty by afternoon. Brenda managed to put the only Sheepshead on the deck for the day. All were caught using a standard Carolina rig with light fluorocarbon leader and small circle hooks.

 

 


 

 

 

Thursday also brought John a nice upper slot Red Drum. He was targeting Sheepshead but was surprised when his drag began screaming. Fortunately he was able to keep it free of the pilings.

 

 


Saturday through Monday we had rough and dirty water with almost no bite. Tuesday, one Red Drum was decked by a visiting angler from Chicago. Today (Wednesday), Shaun caught one big Sheepshead and two other anglers got a Flounder each. The weather forecast has our temperatures warming for the next several days. Hopefully the water will gain a couple of degrees and the fish will turn on.


Water temperature: 55-58 

01

20

6:48 am

NNW

1.9

4.1

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-

-

-

30.34

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52.3

56.8

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-

-

-

01

20

6:42 am

NNW

1.9

2.9

-

-

-

-

30.34

-

54.3

56.8

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-

-

-

01

20

6:36 am

N

1.0

2.9

-

-

-

-

30.33

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52.5

56.8

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-

-

-

01

20

6:30 am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.33

-

54.7

56.8

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-

-

-

01

20

6:24 am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.34

-

53.4

56.8

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-

-

-

01

20

6:18 am

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-

-

-

-

-

-

30.34

-

53.2

56.8







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

Full Moon Thursday Jan. 28, 2021  New Moon Thursday Feb. 11, 2021  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 6:38am  Sunset: 5:11pm

Thursday 21st        3:53am Low -0.2       4:24pm High 0.7

Friday                      4:04am Low -0.3       4:44pm High 0.8

Saturday                  4:29am Low -0.5       5:24pm High 1.0

Sunday                    5:01am Low -0.6       6:13pm High 1.1 

Monday                   5:38am Low -0.7       7:03pm High 1.1

Tuesday                  6:17am Low -0.8       7:52pm High 1.2   

Wednesday 27th    6:57am Low -0.8       8:40pm High 1.2

Sunrise:6:35am  Sunset: 5:16pm 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Slight chance of showers after midnight.

FRIDAY

Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Slight chance of showers in the morning. Chance of rain

showers in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 10 to

15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period

4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

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

Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY

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

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected

waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the

afternoon.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (66/61 rain  10% wind WSW-12)

FRIDAY   (66/53 rain  55% wind WSW-10)

SATURDAY (63/54 rain  25% wind ENE-11)

SUNDAY   (66/59 rain  20% wind  SE-11)

MONDAY   (71/63 rain  60% wind   S-17)

TUESDAY  (69/56 rain  25% wind  NW-08)

WEDNESDAY(68/55 rain  40% wind ESE-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