News Details

30lb King Hits The Deck


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/04/08

2021/04/08

Water is warming back to acceptable temperature and is clear. Bait has shown up to include Ballyhoo, Cigar minnows, Speedos and Scaled Sardine. King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Flounder and  Red Drum were caught. 


Skinny water has been active with both anglers and Pompano. The bite continued this week with multiple Pomps caught each day. Both jigs tipped with Sand Fleas and set rigs baited with Fishbites and Sand Fleas were getting their attention. 


Sheepshead were up to their normal behavior and for the most part, refused to bite. I did manage to get two one afternoon using fresh Ghost Shrimp. The other 6 days were a complete bust. Fish were around but were not interested in feeding.

 

 

 


Red Drum were prowling near but mostly under the pier. Paul and I targeted them with fresh Ghost Shrimp while Casey W. got their attention with live Sand Fleas. Most of the fish hooked were over slot and the fight ended quickly. “Bulls” typically head straight for the pilings and that is exactly what happened. We did manage to deck a couple during the week and after a quick picture, returned them to the water.  

 

 

 

 

Flounder have been scarce this year but once in a while one slips in and rewards us. Danny C. was the angler that got that reward this week with a nice flattie. Although he was not targeting them, it was a nice surprise and made for a great meal.

 

 

The big news is that the Kings have returned. Hunter got the week started with a nice King. Then Danny and Tommy decked fish. Today, Wednesday) five Kings hit the deck and several more were either lost or missed being hooked. Tommy L. got the big fish of the week on Sunday afternoon. He walker onto the pier and cast his lure a couple of times when the “smoker” struck. It was thirty pounds and is the largest King so far this season. Danny from Atlanta and David from Kentucky each got more than one fish this week. Hashid was another angler that fit the “walk- up and hook-up” description. He, like Tommy walked onto the pier and within a couple of casts of his X-Rap had a 20 pound fish hooked. This afternoon, Tammy dropped her Cigar minnow on the west side of the Tee when another 20 pound fish hit. It gave her quite a battle and took her across the Tee several times before she successfully brought it to the gaff. Lures out fished bait most of the week but fish began to eat Cigs this afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water temperature: 67-69.6.



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

04

07

4:24 am

S

6.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

67.1

69.1

-

-

-

-

04

07

4:18 am

S

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

67.1

69.1

-

-

-

-

04

07

4:12 am

SSE

7.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

67.1

69.1

-

-

-

-

04

07

4:06 am

SSE

7.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

67.1

69.1

-

-

-

-

04

07

4:00 am

SSE

7.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.08

-0.01

67.1

69.1

-

-





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

New Moon Thursday Apr. 11, 2021  Full Moon Monday Apr. 26, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:22am  Sunset: 7:07pm

Thursday 08th        5:39am Low  0.1         9:16pm High 1.0

Friday                      5:19am Low  0.3       11:19am High 0.6

                                3:25pm Low  0.5       10:25pm High 0.8 

Saturday                  4:49am Low  0.4       11:09am High 0.7

                                4:52pm Low  0.4       11:42pm High 0.7

Sunday                    4:26am Low  0.5       11:10am High 0.9

                                6:00pm Low  0.3

Monday                   7:04pm Low  0.2       10:57am High 1.0

Tuesday                  8:06pm Low  0.1       10:41am High 1.1

Wednesday 14th    9:08pm Low  0.0       11:01am High 1.2

Sunrise:6:16am  Sunset: 7:11pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Scattered thunderstorms and chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT

South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

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

Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

South winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters a moderate

chop. Showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of

showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

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

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

Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 knots becoming northeast 10

knots early in the morning. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters

a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

evening.

MONDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (74/67 rain  68% wind    S-16)

FRIDAY   (75/67 rain  66% wind  SSE-15)

SATURDAY (72/65 rain  79% wind    S-19)

SUNDAY   (76/60 rain  42% wind  WSW-09)

MONDAY   (78/61 rain  24% wind   SE-08)

TUESDAY  (78/63 rain  21% wind   SE-09)

WEDNESDAY(75/63 rain  45% wind  SSE-10)


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