News Details

First Cobia Hits The Deck


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/03/18

2021/03/18

Our water temperature rose quickly this week and hit 71 degrees. We have had a lot of green Bay water and some silty conditions. Small Spanish Mackerel have been caught all week. A few Pompano have hit the deck in the shallows. Squid are still plentiful in spite of the Spanish. The ice has been broken as the first Cobia was caught. A few large King Mackerel have been spotted and the Ballyhoo have started moving in. Things should be about to burst loose but rain and another cold front may delay that. The forecast doesn’t look promising.

 

 

 


The City got bragging rights for the first Cobia of the year. Sunday went into this year’s record book with Jeremy L. listed as the angler for the first Cobia. It tipped the scale at 27 pounds. Congratulations Jeremy and let the game begin.

 

 


Spanish Mackerel have been the main catch for this week. They have been plentiful but small. Most were barely legal but were caught in good numbers. The best bite was late in the afternoons but a few were decked through out the day. Mackerel rigs, Gotchas, bubble rigs and Sabikis got you a strike. Brenda brought her new neighbor out for his first time to pier fish. Fred wasn’t disappointed as he caught his first Spanish.

 

 


 

 

Steve M. takes the Pompano prize. He put a few in his cooler each time he came out. Fish Bite with either a Sand Flea or fresh Shrimp was the ticket. Harley put in his time teasing the Pomps and it finally paid off as he caught his first on the 12th.

 

 

 


Water temperature: 68-71 


MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

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

03

17

1:42 pm

SE

13.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

70.5

71.1

-

-

-

-

03

17

1:36 pm

SE

14.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

70.3

70.9

-

-

-

-

03

17

1:30 pm

SE

13.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

70.3

70.9

-

-

-

-

03

17

1:24 pm

SE

13.0

17.1

-

-

-

-

30.00

-

70.3

70.7

-

-

-

-

03

17

1:18 pm

SE

14.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

29.99

-

70.3

70.9






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

Full Moon Sunday Mar. 28, 2021  New Moon Thursday Apr. 11, 2021  

Tides for the week:

Sunrise: 5:48am  Sunset: 5:53pm

Thursday 18th.        11:36pm Low -0.1     12:58pm High 0.9

Friday                                                         1:36pm High 1.1

Saturday                  1:38am Low -0.2        2:22pm High 1.2

Sunday                    3:01am Low -0.2        3:19am High 1.2

Monday                   3:54am Low -0.3        4:29pm High 1.2

Tuesday                  4:36am Low -0.4        5:57pm High 1.2

Wednesday 24th    5:12am Low -0.4        7:24pm High 1.2

Sunrise:6:40am  Sunset: 6:57pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with

occasional seas up to 10 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9

feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7

seconds. Protected waters choppy.

FRIDAY

Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Protected waters choppy.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.

Protected waters choppy.

SATURDAY

Northeast winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5

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

SUNDAY

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the

afternoon. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters choppy.

MONDAY

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 10 knots

late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light

chop.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (71/50 rain  88% wind WSW-22)

FRIDAY   (64/51 rain  03% wind   NW-12)

SATURDAY (64/46 rain  11% wind   NE-15)

SUNDAY   (66/48 rain  03% wind   NE-14)

MONDAY   (71/52 rain  05% wind  ENE-10)

TUESDAY  (73/59 rain  20% wind   SE-11)

WEDNESDAY(74/61 rain  41% wind   SE-13)


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