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Still Biting


 

 

Event Start Date: 2023/01/19

2023/01/19

Thursday began with a cold front moving through resulting in the water temp cooling on Friday. We dropped from 67 to almost 61. Fortunately, the wind that came with it didn’t completely trash the water quality. By today, Wednesday, the water was clean and the temp made it back to 64. We did loose the bait fish that had been here. The catch variety was still good,  but the quantity of each species was fewer than last week. We had the following species caught: Bonita, Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, Pompano, Sheepshead, Bluefish and Stargazer.


Bonita were around most of the week but only fed a couple of days. Bubble rigs with a small jerk bait, fly or spoon got their attention. Here are a few that Steve L., Steve W., and Robert B. caught.

 

 


 

 

 

A few Pompano were caught but you had to be patient and persistent. Brenda got one early week and Steve M. put several in his cooler. Sand Fleas tipped with Fish Bite was the best producer.

 

 

 


Sheepshead were chewing on the pilings but only ate bait we offered a few times. Brenda and Geovani were two of the lucky anglers. Brenda’s fish was 7 pounds.

 

 

 


Red and Black Drum were on the prowl and willing to eat. Ghost shrimp, Sand Fleas and even a diamond jig caught fish. Sam and Terry got over-slot Reds. Hachid, Brenda and Mario from San Diego got Blacks.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Flounder were more elusive this week but Scott fished non-stop all week and put a few in his cooler. Bull Minnows and Tiger Minnows got Scott his fish. I got lucky and got a 17” flattie on a Sand Flea I had dropped hoping for a Red.

 

 


Daily activity:

Thursday: - Bonita (several coolers full), Flounder, Bluefish, and a couple Pompano - water temp 66.6 – 67.5

Friday: One Pompano - water temp 66.9 – 61.7

Saturday: Bonita, Flounder - water temp 61.3-60.3 – 62.6

Sunday: Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder - water temp 62.4 – 62.6

Monday: Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, one Stargazer - water temp 62.6 – 62.1

Tuesday: water temp Bonita, Pompano, Bluefish, Flounder - 62.1 – 63.7

Wednesday: 4 Pompano, 1 over-slot Red Drum, 1 short Flounder - water temp 63.3 – 64.2

 

Tides Link

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

New Moon Saturday Jan. 21, 2023  Full Moon Saturday Feb. 05, 2022  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:38am Sunset: 5:08pm

Thursday 19th.         5:47am Low    -1.0       7:12pm High  1.5

Friday                      6:40am Low    -1.1       8:16pm High  1.5

Saturday                  7:32am Low    -1.2       9:21pm High  1.5

Sunday                    8:21am Low    -1.1     10:24pm High  1.4

Monday                   9:03am Low     -0.9     11:24pm High  1.2

Tuesday                  9:31am Low     -0.6       

Wednesday  25th.    9:25am Low     -0.3     12:18am High  0.9 

Sunrise: 6:36am Sunset: 5:13pm CST  


The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

A slight chance of thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in

the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

West winds around 10 knots, becoming northwest

after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet with a dominant period of

6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers

with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

FRIDAY

North winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with a dominant

period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with

a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming east 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with a dominant

period of 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of

thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a

chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Protected waters

choppy. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers.

SUNDAY

Southwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers

with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest

after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period of

7 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of

thunderstorms. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.


(local forecast).

THURSDAY (74/50 rain  39%   wind  WSW-15)

FRIDAY   (68/50 rain  02%   wind    N-09)

SATURDAY (63/54 rain  62%   wind  ENE-11)

SUNDAY   (70/48 rain  98%   wind  WSW-15)

MONDAY   (60/50 rain  50%   wind  NNE-11)

TUESDAY  (66/52 rain  76%   wind  ESE-13)

WEDNESDAY(62/41 rain  33%   wind  NNW-15)


PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti Tower Road  Panama City, FL 32404

850-248-8730

Vacant – Bay Co. Parks Division Manager –850-381-8155

Vince Martin  –  Bay Co. Beach Operations Manager -  vmartin@baycountyfl.gov - 850-896-6580


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam