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Starting a new decade.


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/01/11

2020/01/11

 

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and your New Year has begun as you hoped. Our fishing has been slow but  steady for this time of year. We have experienced some dirty water over the past couple of weeks. However, it has cleared nicely the past few days. Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano and Bonita have kept our interest peaked. Flounder have been a challenge as I have only heard of two being caught in the past couple of weeks. The pier has become a little more crowded as our winter population of fishermen have arrived and are reporting to the pier for their chance to put a few fresh fish in their coolers.


Of course, fresh Ghost Shrimp have been your best choice to get bit. The bottom bite has been all over the pier from the end Tee back to the surf. Several slot Red Drum have been decked along with numerous Black Drum. The Blacks have ranged from small to over 25 pounds. Sheepshead have been hit or miss. Pompano have been slow to bite but a couple each day have kept us trying. Paul B. got a nice catch of Sheepshead and Pompano Dec. 29th. Dan, a visiting angler put a “Big Ugly” on the deck and I managed 4 Sheepshead and a Black Drum Sunday. Monday, Andrea caught her personal best Black Drum. Paul also got a Black Drum and Carlos decked a slot Red Drum and a Pompano.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

A few small Spanish Mackerel continue to be seen with a few hitting the deck. Squid have not come in yet in numbers worth working for. A few were caught one morning but several anglers have tried with nothing to show for their efforts. It should not be long before they are here in numbers. Small schools of Bonita have been marauding the glass minnows around the pier however, they have been slow to hit our jigs. 


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

Water temperature: 61-63

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

01

08

7:48 pm

NE

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

55.9

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:42 pm

NE

2.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

55.8

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:36 pm

NE

1.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

55.8

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:30 pm

NE

2.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

56.1

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:24 pm

NE

2.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

56.1

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:18 pm

NNE

4.1

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

56.5

63.3

-

-

-

-

01

08

7:12 pm

NNE

2.9

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.43

-

57.0

63.3

-

-

-

-



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


Tides for the week: Full Moon Friday Jan. 10, 2020 – New Moon Friday Jan. 24, 2020.   


                                                                           

Saturday              8:112am Low  -0.9      9:55pm High 1.4

Sunday                 8:50am Low   -0.9     10:46pm High 1.3    

Monday                9:22am Low   -0.8      11:32pm High 1.1 

Tuesday               9:42am Low   -0.6

Wednesday 15th.   9:47am Low   -0.3      12:11am High 0.8

                                                                                 Sunrise:6:39am  Sunset: 5:05pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ THIS

EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...




SATURDAY

South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with

occasional seas up to 11 feet. Protected waters rough. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.


SATURDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 15 knots becoming northeast 10 knots

early in the morning. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to

9 feet. Protected waters a moderate. Rain likely.


SUNDAY

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth.

Chance of rain.


SUNDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of rain.


MONDAY

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

Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Chance of rain.


 (local forecast)

SATURDAY (73/60 rain  80% wind SSE-24)

SUNDAY   (71/65 rain  50% wind   E-06)

MONDAY   (72/65 rain  60% wind  SE-10)

TUESDAY  (75/67 rain  40% wind   S-10)

WEDNESDAY(74/65 rain  40% wind   S-11)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam