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Reports Of A Cobia Spotted


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/03/11

2021/03/11

The water has been beautiful with our normal colors. The temperature has been hovering 62-64 degrees given the cool nights we have had. Sheepshead have been thick but refused to bight most of the week. A few Red Drum and a Black Drum hit the deck. Today a few Pompano made their way to the shallows to anglers delight. Squid have been plentiful in spite of a few small Spanish Mackerel being around.


Good catches of Squid were reported most evenings this week.  There were even some caught during the daylight hours. However, a few jigs were lost to marauding Spanish. Brenda sent us a picture of a couple of the big ones she caught and she was not the only angler to catch them. She also sent a youtube link for a short video.

 

 

 


Red and Black Drum were present again this week. Steve L. got this 34 inch Red and Logan decked this over-slot “Bull”. Both fish were released healthy. Yesterday another school of “Big Uglys” came through. Only one made its way onto the deck. It was caught by Sean on a Cobia jig. It tipped the scales at 32 pounds.

 

 


 

 

Sheepshead have been thick and large. Many of the ones hanging near and under the pier looked to be over 10 pounds. We tried all the go to baits with almose zero success. Three were hooked and two landed yesterday. Paul B. caught his 6 pound 2 ounce fish on a Ghost Shrimp and Geo got his 8 pound 13 ounce fish on a Fiddler Crab.

 

 


Water temperature: 62-64 


NOAA bouy on City Pier not reporting


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

New Moon Saturday Mar. 13, 2021  Full Moon Sunday Mar. 28, 2021  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 5:56am  Sunset: 5:49pm

Thursday 11th        6:17am Low -0.3       9:15pm High 1.0

Friday                      6:37am Low -0.1     10:11pm High 0.9

Saturday                  6:08am Low 0.1      12:07pm High 0.3

                                3:27pm Low 0.3

Sunday                    6:45am Low 0.2       12:09am High 0.7 Daylight Savings Time

                                6:02pm Low 0.2         1:02pm High 0.5 

Monday                   6:18am Low 0.3         1:10am High 0.6

                                7:25pm Low 0.2       12:57pm High 0.6 

Tuesday                  5:15am Low 0.4         2:20am High 0.4

                                8:47pm Low 0.1       12:29pm High 0.8

Wednesday 17th  10:08pm Low 0.0       12:30pm High 0.9

Sunrise:6:49am  Sunset: 6:53pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

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

period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to

16 knots early in the morning. Seas 1 foot building to 2 to

3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds after midnight. Protected

waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the

evening, then chance of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers in the morning,

then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters

choppy.

SUNDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.

MONDAY

East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (70/55 rain  06% wind SSE-13)

FRIDAY   (72/57 rain  09% wind SSE-09)

SATURDAY (73/58 rain  07% wind SSE-10)

SUNDAY   (73/64 rain  13% wind  SE-12)

MONDAY   (74/64 rain  35% wind   S-15)

TUESDAY  (70/59 rain  55% wind WSW-09)

WEDNESDAY(72/60 rain  57% wind ESE-09)


PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

850-248-8730


Travis Barbee – Bay County Parks Division Manager – tbarbee@baycountyfl.gov – 850-381-8155


Tabitha Kimball – Bay County Beach Operations Manager - tkimball@baycountyfl.gov  - 850-896-6078


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam