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One More King


 

 

Event Start Date: 2019/12/05

2019/12/05

One more King


Water temps have fluctuated between 61 and 67 during the past 7 days. Clarity has been good and we had favorable wind. Bonita have been active early mornings with numerous fish being decked. Small Spanish Mackerel are thick and striking Gotchas and Sabiki rigs. They seem to be running deep and are most active early mornings and late afternoon. Sunday brought a surprise when five King strikes happened. They were skying on X-Raps. Jason was the only angler to get hooked-up and deck one of the fish. Then, they were gone again. Other action during the week included Black and Red Drum plus a few Sheepshead.

 

 


Friday a small school of Black Drum were milling around on the outer sand bar. Several anglers tempted them repeatedly but they were not taking. Finally, Mark got a fresh Ghost Shrimp in the right spot and hooked one of the big ones. It gave him quite a battle but Mark brought the “Big Ugly” to the landing net. It looked huge. The scales read 23 pounds.

 

 


The rest of the week belonged to Paul. Tuesday the conditions were less than fun with wind and cold temps. Paul didn’t let that keep him from bringing home dinner. He had to wait until the end of the day to score but 2 keeper Pompano and one Sheepshead made their way to the cooler. Then Wednesday, he set up just outside of the middle Tee with fresh Ghost Shrimp soaking. He didn’t have to wait long before a Bull Red Drum began peeling line. It was almost an equal battle but Paul held on to win and deck the Red. Towards the end of the day, he decided to target his favorite species. Anyone that knows him has no doubt what happened next. The smiles tell it all. (see: Paul-8461, 8462, 8463a, 8466)

 

 


Species caught: Bonita, King/Spanish Mackerel, Red/Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Bluefish and Pompano. Bait: Bring your own. 


Water temperature: 62-63

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

05

7:06 am

NNE

6.0

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.11

-

47.1

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

05

7:00 am

NNE

5.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.11

+0.04

47.5

62.8

-

-

-

-

12

05

6:54 am

NNE

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.11

-

47.1

62.8

-

-

-

-

12

05

6:48 am

NNE

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.11

-

47.3

62.8

-

-

-

-

12

05

6:42 am

NNE

5.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.11

-

47.7

63.0

-

-

-

-


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


Tides for the week: Full Moon Wednesday, Dec. 11th -  New Moon Wednesday, Dec. 25th.   


                                                                                 Sunrise: 6:250am  Sunset: 4:42pm

Thursday 05th    11:30am Low   0.2     7:28pm High 0.8  

Friday                  10:43am Low    0.3    7:17pm High 0.9

Saturday                5:10am Low    0.3    7:19pm High 1.0

Sunday                  5:08am Low    0.1    7:20pm High 1.1    

Monday                 5:19am Low   -0.1    7:24am High 1.2

Tuesday                5:54am Low   -0.3    7:45pm High 1.3

Wednesday 11th.    6:39am Low   -0.4    8:18pm High 1.4   Sunrise:6:29am  Sunset: 4:43pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1

foot or less. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth.


SATURDAY

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Dominant period 2 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance

of showers and thunderstorms.


SATURDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Slight chance of

showers.


SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2

feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.


MONDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected

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


 (local forecast)

THURSDAY  

FRIDAY    (73/57 rain   0% wind ENE-08)

SATURDAY  (74/68 rain  10% wind SSE-11)

SUNDAY    (72/46 rain  80% wind   W-18)

MONDAY    (56/38 rain   0% wind  NW-15)

TUESDAY   (57/49 rain  10% wind WNW-07)

WEDNESDAY (66/48 rain  20% wind WNW-09)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam