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Short Fishing Week


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/02/05

2021/02/05

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.


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

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: 


FRIDAY NIGHT

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

after midnight.

SATURDAY

East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected

waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers. IsolatedThunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

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

afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY

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

waters a light to moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the

afternoon.

 

local forecast)

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

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