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Tarpon And Kings


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/07/02

2021/07/02

It was another tough week on the pier. You definitely needed a book to help pass the time. Fish were scarce except for the occasional Tarpon school passing. The water was mostly clean but dark Bay water. Tons of Alewives were around the pier all week. A few Spanish were caught early week along with Hardtails and Ladyfish. There were a few Bonita hooked and a couple landed. Sasha was tickled to get this one on the deck Tuesday.

 

 


The King bite was a little better than last week. There was one caught Sunday, three hooked with two decked Tuesday and two decked today All were small  10 pounds and less. Tommy got the first one Tuesday and Norito held one I got on my Tarpon rig with a mono leader.

 

 


 

Tarpon were the only game for the week. Early week a swim bait was their favorite but yesterday and today live Alewives seemed to get their attention. Several Poons were hooked during the week with a few brought pier side. Jackson L. hooked two today on Alewives, and was able to get both back to the pier.  


We have a few changes on the pier. We have a new Pier/ Bay County Beach Operations Manager named James. I will give you a Bio and picture in next week’s report. There two new sets of signs posted indicating: “No Commercial Fishing” and “No Cast Nets past this point”. The No Commercial Fishing covers the entire pier and the No Cast Nets is posted at the southwest side of the middle Tea at the bathroom.

 

 

 


 

Pier closure for information the 4th of July Fireworks program. Of course these times are what is scheduled and could shift some with how quick the set-up progresses. 


Friday July 2: 

1:00p.m. Equipment arrives and is loaded onto the City Pier (no explosives present.'

4:00p.m. Equipment arrives and is loaded onto the County Pier

Saturday July 3:

7:00a.m. Fireworks arrive at County Pier. The Pier is closed and cleared of people. Once fireworks are on the end of the Pier, a barracade will be established 100' from the work area and the remainder of the Pier will reopen.

9:00a.m. Fireworks arrive at City Pier. The Peir is closed and cleared of people. Once fireworks are on the end of the Pier, a barracade will be established 100' from the work area and the remainder of the Pier will reopen.

(Workers will be setting up for the show until 7-8:00p.m. Security will be posted at the end of the Piers to guard the fireworks.)

Sunday July 4: 

08:00a.m. Crews arrive at both Piers to prepare for the fireworks display.

7:00p.m. Police support arrives at both Piers to barracade a 700' fallout radius.

9:00p.m. Fireworks show begins.

City Pier will be clear of fireworks and equipment by 3:00a.m. July 5th.

Crews will return to County Pier on the morning of July 5th to clear fireworks and equipment.


Water temperature: 79-82



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

06

30

9:42 am

E

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.15

-

78.4

81.1

-

-

-

-

06

30

9:36 am

ENE

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.15

-

77.9

81.1

-

-

-

-

06

30

9:30 am

ENE

6.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.15

-

77.2

81.1

-

-

-

-

06

30

9:24 am

NE

8.0

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.15

-

76.3

81.1

-

-

-

-

06

30

9:18 am

NE

8.9

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.15

-

76.1

81.1







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

New Moon Friday July 09, 2021  Full Moon Friday July 23, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 5:45am  Sunset: 7:48pm

Friday                      8:48pm Low   0.6       6:44am High 1.0

Saturday                  5:35pm Low  0.4       6:46am High  1.2

Sunday                    5:55pm Low  0.2       6:55am High  1.3

Monday                   6:23pm Low   0.1       7:09am High 1.5

Tuesday                  6:56pm Low   0.0       7:33am High 1.6 

Wednesday 07th    7:23pm Low  -0.1       8:08am High 1.7

Sunrise:5:47am  Sunset: 7:47pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


FRIDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and

thunderstorms likely after midnight.

SATURDAY

West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and

thunderstorms likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

SUNDAY

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant period

5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers and

thunderstorms likely.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance

of showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY

West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 knots in

the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.


local forecast)

FRIDAY   (82/75 rain  49% wind  WSW-14)

SATURDAY (81/74 rain  52% wind    W-12)

SUNDAY   (83/75 rain  49% wind  WSW-08)

MONDAY   (83/75 rain  44% wind    S-08)

TUESDAY  (83/74 rain  46% wind  ESE-09)

WEDNESDAY(83/76 rain  37% wind  SSE-11)


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


James – Bay County Beach Operations Manager - - 850-814-3771


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam