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First Cobia On The County Pier


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/03/25

2021/03/25

It is time to get off the couch and get to the pier. What a week with decent water conditions and warmer temps after we started cool, windy and dirty. More species of fish are being caught and the Spanish have arrived in mass. Squid are still around, the first Cobia is decked from the County, Red Drum, Pompano and even a few small Whiting are baing caught.


Spanish have arrived and the bite has been great. You have no excuse not to get your limit in short order. The age of the angler made no difference this week as bucket and cooler fulls of Spanish were toted off the pier. Large Sabikis were the hot choice with Gotchas, Spoons and Bubble Rigs getting good action too. The deck was littered with them as you can see in the picture. Brenda shows her catch for about an hours work and even Fred Jr. put fish in the cooler.

 

 


 

 

Last Thursday was our toughest conditions to start this week. Teddy from Illinois hung in there and decked a “Big Ugly”. It was quite a challenge getting it into the landing net given the rough water and wind. He hung in there and got a great reward with this picture.

 

 


We started the week fairly slow for Red Drum but finished with a bang. Ryan from Georgia got it started with an over slot fish. Then Paul showed us young anglers who had the touch and put several “Bulls” on the deck over the last three days. He was even live on Bay County Outdoors Facebook page. Then today he decked two over 36 inches. Mike got two as well. They were heartbreakers as one measured 28” and the other 27.5”. Both were just over slot and were released. Large Sand Fleas and fresh Squid was the bait of choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bull Redfish Video:

https://www.facebook.com/449651215097414/videos/958428501657010 


The County finally broke the Cobia ice today when David B. decked the first one for the season. He was all alone on the end tee when the fish came in. Fortunately Paul C. was able to get Jeffery’s attention to bring a gaff. Quick work and good gaff placement and the fish was on the deck.

 

 


Pompano have been around for a while but the bite was cold until today. They came in waves but were consistent all afternoon. Steve M was hooking them two at a time. Will was headed to lunch but had to get in on the action. Then Ron “Black Cloud” was fishing his last day and last hour for his trip when he decked a keeper. What a great way to complete a long visit to PCB.

 

 


 

Water temperature: 66-67.5 

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

24

8:42 pm

SE

11.1

12.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

68.9

67.5

-

-

-

-

03

24

8:36 pm

ESE

12.0

13.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

69.1

67.5

-

-

-

-

03

24

8:30 pm

ESE

12.0

13.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

69.3

67.5

-

-

-

-

03

24

8:24 pm

ESE

11.1

13.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

69.4

67.5

-

-

-

-

03

24

8:18 pm

ESE

8.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

69.6

67.5

-

-

-

-

03

24

8:12 pm

ESE

8.0

12.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

69.6

67.5

-





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: 5:39am  Sunset: 6:58pm

Thursday 25th        5:43am Low -0.3        8:40pm High 1.2

Friday                      6:07am Low -0.2        9:51pm High 1.1

Saturday                  6:21am Low  0.2      11:20pm High 1.0

Sunday                    6:22am Low  0.3      12:14pm High 0.5

                                5:09pm Low  0.3       

Monday                   6:01am Low  0.5       12:47am High 0.8

                                6:54pm Low  0.1       11:55am High 0.7

Tuesday                  4:36am Low  0.6         2:29am High 0.6

                                8:38pm Low -0.1       11:23am High 1.0

Wednesday 31st  10:23pm Low -0.2       11:47am High 1.2

Sunrise:6:32am  Sunset: 7:02pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

THURSDAY

South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Protected waters choppy.

THURSDAY NIGHT

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet

with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight.

FRIDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

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

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms through the day.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 10 knots becoming north

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters

a light chop.

MONDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected

waters a light chop.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (74/70 rain  24% wind  SSE-20)

FRIDAY   (74/68 rain  63% wind    S-14)

SATURDAY (75/66 rain  21% wind  SSE-13)

SUNDAY   (75/60 rain  53% wind   SW-12)

MONDAY   (71/612 rain 21% wind  ENE-12)

TUESDAY  (73/64 rain  20% wind   SE-14)

WEDNESDAY(76/64 rain  20% wind  SSE-12)


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