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Getting Better


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/01/24

2020/01/24

Early in the week was warm with decent water clarity and a few fish hit the deck. Then cold air flooded in for the weekend and dropped the water temperature as low as 59. A few Bonita came in with a few willing to bite. Wednesday, the Pompano were thick around the inside Tee. Reports of around 30 were caught. Squid fishermen are still trying but they continue to get little results. Hopefully, this colder and clear water will bring them in.


Thursday the 16th, as Paul and I made our way out the pier, we saw a nice Tripletail hanging near the pilings near the outer sand bar. I quickly tossed a Sand Flea with no interest. Next, I dropped a freshly dead whole shrimp and the fight was on. It was close but the increase size restriction from 15 to 18 inches left us no choice but snap a quick picture and return it to the water. It was 16.5 inches. Our Ghost Shrimp and fresh Shrimp were quickly disappearing off the hook with no indication of a bite. It didn’t take long to figure out it was StarFish cleaning our hooks. Finally, we hit pay dirt and got a top of the Slot Red Drum.

 

 


 

 

 

Species caught: Red Drum, Pompano, Bonita and a Tripletail. Bait: Bring your own. 

Water temperature: 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

23

7:36 pm

ESE

11.1

13.0

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

60.3

60.8

-

-

-

-

01

23

7:30 pm

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

60.4

60.8

-

-

-

-

01

23

7:24 pm

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

60.1

60.8

-

-

-

-

01

23

7:18 pm

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

60.4

60.8

-

-

-

-


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


Tides for the week: Full Moon Sunday Feb. 09, 2020 – New Moon Friday Jan. 24, 2020.   


Sunrise: 6:37am  Sunset: 5:13pm


Friday                   7:37am Low   -0.8       9:16pm High 1.1

Saturday               8:12am Low  -0.7       9:55pm High  1.0

Sunday                 8:36am Low  -0.6      10:29pm High 0.9    

Monday                8:39am Low  -0.5       10:58pm High 0.8 

Tuesday               8:34am Low  -0.3       11:26pm High 0.6

Wednesday 29th.   8:32am Low  -0.2       11:50pm High 0.5

Sunrise:6:35am  Sunset: 5:17pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


FRIDAY

West winds around 15 knots, becoming northwest in the

afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected

waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms

ending with the northwest wind shift.


FRIDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.


SATURDAY

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

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


SATURDAY NIGHT

North winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


SUNDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Chance of rain in the afternoon.


SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Rain likely.


MONDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of rain in the

morning.


MONDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


TUESDAY

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

waters a light chop.


(local forecast)

FRIDAY  (65/43 rain  40% wind   W-12)

SATURDAY (61/44 rain  10% wind  NW-09)

SUNDAY   (56/50 rain  20% wind ENE-05)

MONDAY   (61/44 rain  30% wind   N-08)

TUESDAY  (62/49 rain  10% wind  NE-07)

WEDNESDAY(63/49 rain  50% wind ESE-11)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam