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Bonita, Cobia And King


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/04/29

2021/04/29

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.  


Tournament leaders changed a couple of times this week. We began with Jackson Z. in first place with his 22 pound 4 ounce fish. Then, Friday Jackson put his second fish, 14 pounds 1 ounce, on the deck and took both first and second place.  Jacob H. hit a nice fish Saturday afternoon that weighed 39 pounds 6 ounces and took the lead.  That bumped Jackson to 2nd and 3rd place. Today, Wednesday, Casey struck early morning with a 15 pound 6 ounce fish and took the third place spot. Late Wednesday afternoon, Dan S. jacked a legal fish but it fell a little light to make the board.  August R. put a nice fish on the deck Monday afternoon but had not registered for the Tournament. His fish came with a little excitement as the side plate and handle of his reel came off at the beginning of the fight. All was not lost due to quick work by his fellow anglers. One hand lined the fish long enough for others to cut and splice August’s line to another reel allowing the fight to continue.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT STANDINGS TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD:


First place: Jacob H. 39 pounds 6 ounces

Second place: Jackson Z.  22 pounds 4 ounces 

Third place: Casey B. 15 pounds 6 ounces


Friday was Bonita bonanza day as a minimum of 100 Bonita hit the deck. It was mass confusion on the end of the pier with several Bonita hooked at a time. The deck was littered with fish. Many more were lost due to tangles and pilings. Here is a short video of some of the action.

 

 


 

 

 

Friday was Bonita and Saturday the Kings were chewing. The weather was supposed to be thunderstorms and erain all day but it never rained. The wind was howling and the King bite was hot. The rail was crowded but several fish were decked before the bite ended. Dan decked the largest fish at 30 pounds and his son Reid captured himself a nice 17 pound King. Bill S. got his first King of the year and George joined the group.  The Kings were not through for the week and a few more hit the deck as the week progressed. Wednesday morning produced a couple of fish as Bill H. and Brandon both got fish. Bill’s fish was 20.5 pounds.  Then the bite was over.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday was big Spanish day. The bite was on using Cigar minnows. Too many to count hit coolers ranging up to 4.4 pounds. Lots of fish over 2 pounds were caught. Marty decked the 4.4 pound Spanish.

 

 


Skinny water and the outer sand bar continues to produce good catches of Pompano. Jigs, Sand fleas and Live shrimp caught fish. Kyle and Sherry C. caught their first Pomps and are now hooked.

 

 

 

Water temperature: 68-74





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TIME
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WDIR

WSPD
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GST
kts

WVHT
ft

DPD
sec

APD
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MWD

PRES
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PTDY
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ATMP
°F

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°F

DEWP
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psu

VIS
nmi

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ft

04

28

9:24 pm

SSE

11.1

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.6

74.7

-

-

-

-

04

28

9:18 pm

SSE

11.1

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.8

74.7

-

-

-

-

04

28

9:12 pm

SSE

9.9

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.8

74.7

-

-

-

-

04

28

9:06 pm

SSE

9.9

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

71.8

74.7






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

New Moon Tuesday May. 11, 2021  Full Moon Wednesday May 26, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:00am  Sunset: 7:20pm

Thursday 29th.      10:47pm Low  -0.4       11:12am High 1.7

Friday                   11:58pm Low  -0.4       12:06pm High 1.8

Saturday                                                     1:01pm High 1.8

Sunday                  1:06am Low   -0.4        1:56pm High  1.7

Monday                  2:09am Low   -0.3        2:49pm High  1.5

Tuesday                 3:01am Low  -0.1          3:43pm High  1.3

Wednesday 05th.    3:36am Low   0.1          4:53pm High  1.1

Sunrise:5:56am  Sunset: 7:25pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 knots becoming north 10

knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period

5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots

late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light

chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast

10 knots in the late evening. Seas 1 to

2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms

in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms

after midnight.

MONDAY

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

waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

local forecast)

THURSDAY (79/68 rain  10% wind  SSE-11)

FRIDAY   (80/63 rain  46% wind    W-10)

SATURDAY (81/65 rain  01% wind  ESE-10)

SUNDAY   (79/71 rain  21% wind  SSE-14)

MONDAY   (80/72 rain  39% wind    S-16)

TUESDAY  (81/72 rain  33% wind    S-15)

WEDNESDAY(80/67 rain  42% wind  SSW-14)


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