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39 Poung King decked


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/05/13

2021/05/13

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 equivalent of tackle

2nd: $350.00 equivalent of tackle

3rd: $150.00 equivalent 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 categories. In case of a tie, the first fish weighed will take the lead in that category. The fish must be caught on the M.B. Miller Pier and all FWC laws and regulations must be followed.  

Only 9 days left so register before it is over. It’s FREE so don’t miss your chance to win!

Tournament leaders remained the same. There was a Cobia caught but it was just shy of being in the minimum length. Layner got it on a Gotcha on the 6th. It was 31 inches and was released after a quick photo.

 

 

 


CURRENT STANDINGS TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD:


First place: Jacob H. 39 pounds 6 ounces

Second place: Kelly P. 25 pounds 7 ounces

Third place:  Jackson Z.  22 pounds 4 ounces


King action was sporadic with several days a total miss. The 6th and 7th seemed to be our best days with several fish decked each day. Mike, who had not pier fished in about two years landed the big fish for the week. He was drifting a dead Cigar minnow when the strike was so hard it split the water with his line. His old habits came back to him as he successfully brought his 39 pound 5 ounce “smoker” to the gaff. A little while later, Mr. Lynn caught his first ever King. George landed two and I got one. The 10th, Joe C. decked the second best King of the week at 28 pounds. Several “scoolies” were caught as well.

 

 


 

 

 

Big Spanish were thick most of the week. Both lures and natural bait got you a bite. Many anglers got their limit on more than one day during the week. Shawn landed the biggest Spanish on the 6th that weighed 6 pounds. Joshua put several nice ones in his cooler too.

 

 


 

Skinny water produced action as well. The Pompano bite has tapered off to a crawl but not before Brenda got her limit one evening. She was using live Sand Fleas. Her first 5 were fairly quick but she had to work for an hour to get that sixth one. Red Drum were prowling under the pier too. I was able to convince several to eat live Sand Fleas on both the 11th and 12th.

 


 

 

 

One unusual catch was made on the 9th. We see them fairly often but they are usually small. Chih caught this big Look Down on her Sabiki.

 

 


Water temperature: 75-76



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

05

12

8:24 pm

WNW

8.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

75.0

75.4

-

-

-

-

05

12

8:18 pm

WNW

8.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.07

-

75.0

75.4

-

-

-

-

05

12

8:12 pm

WNW

7.0

7.0

-

-

-

-

30.06

-

75.2

75.4







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

Full Moon Wednesday May 26, 2021  New Moon Thursday June 10, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 5:49am  Sunset: 7:29pm

Thursday 13th      9:27pm Low  -0.1       10:27am High 1.6

Friday                  10:16pm Low  -0.2       11:08am High 1.6

Saturday              11:05pm Low  -0.2       11:53am High 1.6

Sunday                11:51pm Low  -0.2       12:38pm High 1.6

Monday                                                      1:23pm High 1.6

Tuesday              12:34am Low  -0.1         2:08pm High 1.5 

Wednesday 19th  1:12am Low  -0.1         2:55pm High 1.4

Sunrise:5:46am  Sunset: 7:33pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

THURSDAY

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Slight chance of showers in the morning.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate

chop.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2

to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate

chop.

SATURDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY

East winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

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

Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet

building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds after midnight. Protected waters a

moderate chop.

MONDAY

Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

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


local forecast)

THURSDAY (74/57 rain  15% wind   NE-12)

FRIDAY   (79/60 rain  04% wind   NE-09)

SATURDAY (79/64 rain  02% wind  ESE-11)

SUNDAY   (79/67 rain  04% wind   SE-14)

MONDAY   (79/68 rain  11% wind   SE-15)

TUESDAY  (80/69 rain  24% wind   SE-14)

WEDNESDAY(81/70 rain  23% wind   SE-13)


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