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Bonita Are Here


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/04/22

2021/04/22

REMINDER:

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. Entry began 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. If I am not on the pier, you can call me at 770-267-2879. BCO said if you are lucky and have multiple fish, you can win in 1 or all 3 catagories. In case of a tie, the first fish weighed will take the lead in that catagory. The fish must be caught on the M.B. Miller Pier and all FWC laws and regulations must be followed.  NO Cobia were decked this week although one big one was hooked but lost to the pilings today.


 CURRENT STANDINGS TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD:


First place: Jackson Z.  22 pounds 4 ounces 04-14-2021 (see pictures: 0172, 0174)

Second place: open

Third place: open


The water has been clean. The water temp has varied from 68 to 70 from  mornings to late afternoons. Bait has been around in limited numbers in the mornings. Skinny water continues to be hot for Pompano but the number caught has been less than last week. Spanish and Bonita have been thick. Kings and Cobia were scarce. One large Black Drum was caught on a Cobia jig by Jason L.

 

 


Bonita came in thick a few mornings. The deck was littered with them. Spoons, small jerk baits and Gotchas got a bite. Multiple fish were hooked a a time making landing them a challenge. Most were in the 3 to 5 pound range.

 

 


 

 

Spanish were a hot bite again this week. Any angler wanting their limit could easily do that in a short amount of time.  Mornings and late afternoons were more active. Spoons, Bubble rigs, Gotchas and Jerk bait worked well. There were several larger fish decked. Fresh Cigar minnows usually got you a larger fish.

 

 


Kings were almost absent. Brenda got one at the end of my last report and I managed to fill Paul B’s order for a small fish to smoke Monday. It could have posed as a big Spanish but at least it broke the ice for me. We tried hard with fresh live and dead bait as well as lures but the fish just were not biting.

 

 


 

Water temperature: 68-69



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

21

7:42 am

NW

6.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

62.8

68.9

-

-

-

-

04

21

7:36 am

NW

6.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

62.8

68.9

-

-

-

-

04

21

7:30 am

NW

7.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.02

-

63.1

68.9






 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: 6:07am  Sunset: 7:16pm

Thursday 22nd      3:50am Low  0.0         6:40pm High 1.2

Friday                    4:10am Low  0.1          8:43pm High 1.0

Saturday                4:20am Low 0.6         10:41am High 0.8

                              3:40pm Low 0.5          10:32pm High 0.9

Sunday                  4:14am Low   0.6        10:22am High  0.8

                               5:15pm Low   0.3

Monday                  2:51am Low   0.7        12:38am High  0.8

                               6:39pm Low   0.1          9:49am High  1.1

Tuesday                 8:06pm Low  -0.2          9:48am High  1.3

Wednesday 28th.    9:31pm Low  -0.3        10:24am High  1.6

Sunrise:6:01am  Sunset: 7:19pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

THURSDAY

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east 10

knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas

up to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds

in the afternoon. Protected waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

Southwest winds 20 to 25 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 likely in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 20 knots becoming northwest

15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

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

showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10

knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional

seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

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

waters a light chop.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (71/54 rain   0% wind   NE-12)

FRIDAY   (74/67 rain  07% wind  ESE-14)

SATURDAY (74/62 rain  98% wind  SSW-20)

SUNDAY   (77/59 rain  06% wind  NNW-09)

MONDAY   (77/63 rain  05% wind   SE-09)

TUESDAY  (78/67 rain  06% wind   SE-15)

WEDNESDAY(77/69 rain  23% wind  SSE-17)


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