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First Cobia Weighed In For The Pier Tournament


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/04/15

2021/04/15

Water temperature is right. Water Clarity is great. Wind is acceptable but no bait until this afternoon (Wednesday). Cobia out number Kings. Pompano out number Spanish even though there were a lot of Spanish. Black Drum schools were passing by. A few Red Drum were caught. One nice Tripletail decked and a few Squid still hanging around. The first Hard Tails and Remora were caught Tuesday. Fishing is on!


Tommy started the King season with his 30 pound smoker last week and decked another nice fish yesterday (13th). A Shimano Colt Sniper lure (Bone) got the job done. It hit the scale at 20 ¾ pounds. Most of the week was slow for Kings. However, Saturday morning before the storms and the water spout that went over the pier, the bite went off for a short window of time. Bait and lures were hot with 10 fish decked. Several others were either missed or lost. Dan S. got his limit of three in short order. Check the beautiful daybreak background in Dan’s picture.

 

 


 

Cobia are coming through every day. At least 8 were decked this week with a few more lost. No big fish have been caught yet but 19 to 30 pounds has been the range. Hunter; James W, Matt M, Jackson Z, Brandon M, Ned E. and a couple more anglers each put fish on the deck. Four fish were decked after the official start of the Tournament but the anglers were not registered. Jackson Z. has caught one before the tourney began and weighed in the first fish for the Tournament today (14th). 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Black Drum schools have been passing around the pier at random this week. The Cobia anglers were the first to spot them as they have their eyes glued to the water looking for Mr. Brown Suit. Jackson jacked one on his jig the 12th. And then today Tiger, Nick and Will hooked a triple on their jigs.

 

 


 

It is rare that we even see a Trippletail much less catch one from the pier. Sunday, Geo was working his Gotcha vertical beside the pier as the Spanish were hanging beside the pier. Out of the blue, a 9 ½ pound Trippletail shot from a piling and hit the Gotcha. You never know what you will see or catch pier fishing.

 

 


Skinny water has been on fire. Pompano catches have been unbelievable with multiple anglers catching their limit daily. Rail space is a premium. Expect to spend time tangled with your fellow angler if you join the Pompano game. 

 

 


BAY COUNTY OUTDOORS in cooperation with Bay County Recreation is promoting a Cobia Pier Tournament. The Registration is FREE and the registration form is on BCO web page. It is simple to register and only requires your Name and Email. You can enter your fish beginning 04-09-2021 and the close of the Tournament will be May 22nd. at 5:00 p.m. Here is a link:

https://www.baycountyoutdoors.com/tournament

Tournament prizes will be from additional sponsors: Rapala; Suffix; VMC; DOA and Grudens. There will be three places:

1st: $500.00 equivilent of tackle

2nd: $350.00 equivilent of tackle

3rd: $150.00 equivilent of tackle


I will be the Tournament Official to Weigh and record all entries.


 CURRENT STANDINGS TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD:


First place: Jackson Z.  22 pounds 4 ounces 04-14-2021

 

 

 

Second place: open

Third place: open


 

Water temperature: 69-72



MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

WDIR

WSPD
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GST
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WVHT
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DPD
sec

APD
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MWD

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ATMP
°F

WTMP
°F

DEWP
°F

SAL
psu

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nmi

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04

14

7:54 pm

NE

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

69.1

72.1

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-

-

-

04

14

7:48 pm

NE

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.01

-

69.3

72.0

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-

-

-

04

14

7:42 pm

NNE

6.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.02

-

69.1

72.0

-

-

-

-

04

14

7:36 pm

NNE

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

69.3

72.0







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

Full Moon Monday Apr. 26, 2021  New Moon Tuesday May. 11, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:14am  Sunset: 7:117pm

Thursday 15th.        10:11pm Low -0.1      11:35am High 1.3

Friday                     11:18pm Low -0.1      12:14pm High 1.4

Saturday                                                    12:59pm High 1.4

Sunday                   12:30am Low -0.1        1:47pm High  1.5

Monday                    1:40am Low  -0.2        2:39pm High  1.4

Tuesday                   2:37am Low  -0.2        3:39pm High  1.4

Wednesday 21st.      3:19am Low  -0.1        4:52pm High  1.3

Sunrise:6:08am  Sunset: 7:15pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers

and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Strong and gusty winds

near thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 10 to

15 knots early in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period

5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

FRIDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers

and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15

knots in the late evening. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

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

Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers

and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

SUNDAY

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

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

Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of

showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms

likely.

MONDAY

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

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

Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (73/60 rain 100% wind  WNW-09)

FRIDAY   (71/63 rain  47% wind  ENE-10)

SATURDAY (73/59 rain  78% wind   SW-13)

SUNDAY   (72/57 rain  38% wind  NNW-08)

MONDAY   (73/58 rain  24% wind   NE-10)

TUESDAY  (73/573 rain 24% wind  ENE-09)

WEDNESDAY(76/58 rain  24% wind    N-08)


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