News Details

Squid Starting To Show


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/02/12

2020/02/12

I know it is Winter but this dry spell seems unusual. However, when compared to previous years, it is not that different. The Squid began to show about the same time in 2018 and 2019. Last year we had a few Sheepshead, Red and Black Drum caught but 2018 was slow like this year. Our water clarity got blown out with the last front and is slowly clearing just in time for the next front tomorrow. At least March is only a couple of weeks away.


Last Wednesday afternoon, We had had our bait soaking for a while so we started checking each line to be sure we were not “fishing on credit”. To our surprise, there was a small Flounder on one of the rigs. It barely made the cut at 12.5” but Paul had a nice dinner. (see:Paul-8818)

 

 


For the next 6 days, we would soak bait all day with almost no result. There were a couple of Reds hooked and a couple more decked, Monday, the 10th, Paul and I finally had some success. We had had 5 lines soaking with Squid, Shrimp and blanched Sand Flea as bait. I had put the Sand Flea on our light rig hoping for Pompano. It was spooled with 08# test mono. As luck would have it, both fish we hooked were on the light rig. A 33” Red with wind and current on 8# line is a challenge. I got lucky and decked the Red for a quick picture before releasing it. A few minutes later the same rig got hit again. This Red was not as big but had an attitude. Paul fought it for about 15 minutes hoping the light line would hold. What a happy angler when we stretched the tape on his fish and it showed 26 ¾”. No doubt Paul had more than one meal on that one.

 

 

 

Tuesday was slow with only catfish biting. Mikel caught the only Red. It was a heartbreaker as the pinched tail pushed it to 28”. Heavy fog held all day and about 4:30 we started to get a few Squid.


Species caught: Red Drum and a small Flounder. Bait: Bring your own. 

Water temperature: 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

02

12

8:36 am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

65.7

63.1

-

-

-

-

02

12

8:30 am

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

30.04

-

65.3

63.1

-

-

-

-

02

12

8:24 am

ESE

12.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.04

-

65.3

63.1

-

-

-

-

02

12

8:18 am

ESE

14.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

65.7

63.1

-

-

-

-

02

12

8:12 am

ESE

14.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

65.7

63.1

-

-

-

-



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


Tides for the week: New Moon Sunday Feb. 23, 2020 Full Moon Monday Mar. 09, 2020.   


                               Sunrise: 6:24am  Sunset: 5:30pm

Thursday 13th.     7:49am Low    0.1      1:42pm High 0.5

                             9:27pm Low    0.1      2:28pm High 0.4

Friday                   5:57am Low    0.1      3:35am High 0.2

                                                                    2:36pm High 0.6

Saturday               1:33am Low   -0.2      2:35pm High 0.8

Sunday                 2:40am Low   -0.4      3:21pm High 1.0    

Monday                3:32am Low   -0.6       4:35pm High 1.1 

Tuesday               4:20am Low   -0.7       5:54pm High 1.1

Wednesday 19th.   5:06am Low   -0.7       6:59pm High 1.1

                               Sunrise:6:19am  Sunset: 5:34pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY

TODAY

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Areas

of fog in the morning, then patchy fog in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Patchy fog

through the night. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 15 knots becoming west 10 to

15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period

4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance

of showers in the morning.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY

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

waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers

after midnight.

SUNDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots

late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters mostly

smooth. Chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms.


 (local forecast)

THURSDAY (69/48 rain  80% wind WNW-13)

FRIRDAY  (62/41 rain  10% wind NNE-12)

SATURDAY (63/50 rain   0% wind ENE-11)

SUNDAY   (66/58 rain  30% wind ESE-07)

MONDAY   (70/63 rain  20% wind  SE-10)

TUESDAY  (73/61 rain  20% wind SSE-13)

WEDNESDAY(69/51 rain  20% wind  NE-09)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam