We had a short fishing week. Wind, rain and cool temperatures came in Sunday afternoon. Then strong wind and cold air made it too unpleasant to fish Monday and Tuesday. Water clarity was good until Sunday then everything went down from there. By this afternoon, (Wednesday) it had slowly begun to settle out but was still dirty. In spite of the challenges, anglers made the best of the remaining days.
Casey got things started Thursday with a nice Sheepshead. The bite was there but much slower than last week and Ghost Shrimp was almost a must. Then Friday, Sheepshead, Red Drum and a few Pompano were decked. Shawn led the morning with several nice Sheeps. As he was walking off the pier, he spotted a school of Pompano. They showed no interest in the Ghost shrimp he offered but three nice ones bit his jig. George closed out the fishing day with a nice Red.
Today was Red Drum morning with 4 slot fish hitting the deck. Shawn led the pack with three fish. Casey got another slot too. This afternoon Paul and I hooked two but based on their power, they definitely were not slot. Both fish took us into the pilings and cut our line.
Water temperature: 58-61
PCBF1 NOAA station has been down all week. Water temps have hovered near 60.
New Moon Thursday Feb. 11, 2021 Full Moon Sunday Feb. 28, 2021
Tides for the week:
Sunrise: 6:30am Sunset: 5:23pm
Friday 2:59am Low -0.4 3:42pm High 1.0
Saturday 3:46am Low -0.7 4:47pm High 1.1
Sunday 4:34am Low -0.8 6:00pm High 1.2
Monday 5:23am Low -0.9 7:08pm High 1.3
Tuesday 6:11am Low -0.9 8:10pm High 1.3
Wednesday 10th. 6:58am Low -0.8 9:06pm High 1.2
Sunrise:6:26am Sunset: 5:28pm
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:
Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers
East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected
waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers.
Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers. IsolatedThunderstorms after midnight.
Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected
waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Isolated
thunderstorms through the day. Slight chance of showers in the
East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected
waters a moderate chop.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected
waters a light to moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the
THURSDAY (65/61 rain 16% wind SSE-15)
FRIDAY (63/46 rain 67% wind NW-13)
SATURDAY (54/45 rain 39% wind ENE-14)
SUNDAY (64/53 rain 10% wind ENE-11)
MONDAY (65/60 rain 57% wind ESE-10)
TUESDAY (68/56 rain 62% wind SW-10)
WEDNESDAY(65/47 rain 51% wind NW-09)
PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti Tower Road Panama City, FL 32404
Travis Barbee – Bay County Parks Division Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org – 850-381-8155
Tabitha Kimball – Bay County Beach Operations Manager - email@example.com - 850-896-6078
Tight lines and screaming drags,