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Red Drum And Sheepshead


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/01/28

2021/01/28

Water temperature moderated a little this week and it was relatively clean. We still have no bait schools of any kind around the pier. Bonita, that we typically see, have still been absent. A couple of Flounder were decked during the week. Red Drum and Sheepshead have been the main stay to keep us interested, and, this afternoon, a few Squid were caught. Hopefully they will arrive in numbers soon.

 

 


Sheepshead were conforming to their typical finicky behavior but we held our resolve and put a few on the deck. Ghost Shrimp was the prime bait but Sand Fleas and live Shrimp worked too. Sam and Mikel were a couple of the anglers that beat the Sheeps at their own game. We did have one day that the Sheepshead were thick everywhere,  but completely ignored all bait we offered. Luckily, that didn’t last too long.

 

 


In the mix of Sheepshead, we had a few Red Drum. They were not a plentiful but several slot fish made their way to the table. Thursday, 8 year old Max, who was visiting from Colorado and enjoying his first time pier fishing, got a big hit. He was fishing with his Dad while the rest of his family watched. None of the rest of us regulars had even had a bite. Max was using frozen shrimp when he got the heavy tug on his line. The Red fought hard but Max won in the end. It was a beautiful slot and would have been great table fair but, Max wanted it to go free. We quickly snapped a picture and lowered the Red back into the water. Later that day, Paul kept his reputation with a nice upper slot. Friday, Sam and George got slots just before sunset.

 

 

 


 

 

Water temperature: 58-61 



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

01

27

9:42 am

WSW

15.9

20.0

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

66.4

61.0

-

-

-

-

01

27

9:36 am

SW

13.0

18.1

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

66.9

61.0

-

-

-

-

01

27

9:30 am

SSW

13.0

20.0

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

-

61.0

-

-

-

-

01

27

9:24 am

SSW

13.0

22.0

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

-

61.0

-

-

-

-

01

27

9:18 am

SW

15.0

25.1

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

68.0

61.0






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: 6:35am  Sunset: 5:17pm

Thursday 28th        7:33am Low -0.8       9:28pm High 1.2

Friday                      8:03am Low -0.8     10:15pm High 1.1

Saturday                  8:25am Low -0.7     11:01pm High 1.0

Sunday                    8:38am Low -0.5      11:46pm High 0.8 

Monday                   8:41am Low -0.3

Tuesday                  8:20am Low -0.1      12:28am High 1.5

                                9:17pm Low  0.1        3:17pm High 0.3   

Wednesday 03rd    6:59am Low  0.1      12:41am High 0.2

                                                                   3:04pm High 0.5

Sunrise:6:31am  Sunset: 5:22pm 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON


THURSDAY

North winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters choppy.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to

3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds after midnight. Protected

waters choppy.

FRIDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

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

Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy.

Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after

midnight.

SUNDAY

Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Chance of

showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy.

Slight chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of

thunderstorms through the night. Chance of showers after

midnight.

MONDAY

Northwest winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy.

 

local forecast)

THURSDAY (56/37 rain   5% wind   N-16)

FRIDAY   (56/44 rain   0% wind  NE-08)

SATURDAY (63/58 rain  15% wind  SE-15)

SUNDAY   (68/47 rain  70% wind  SW-17)

MONDAY   (56/40 rain   5% wind  NW-16)

TUESDAY  (57/43 rain   5% wind NNW-10)

WEDNESDAY(61/54 rain   5% wind  SE-08)


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