News Details

Kings, Tarpon and New Pier Manager


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/07/09

2021/07/09

We had a slight improvement over last week with a few Kings, Spanish, Tarpon, Red Drum and the usual Hardtails caught. The only bait around has been Alewives. The water has hovered near 80 degrees with a dark coffee stain due to all the rain we’ve experienced. Our surf has been rough with dirty water. 

 

The King bite was not hot but better than the past few weeks. Our best day came yesterday the 6th with about six fish hitting the deck. There were also several others hooked. The piling gods took two, “Flipper” the tax man one and a Baracuda cut two others. Bill K. had decked one for his birthday on the 2nd. . Hunter brought one over the rail headless and Nory finally got the hook to stay in one.

 

 


Tarpon activity seemed to be best early mornings and late afternoons. A few were hooked at other times but with a longer wait for wads of fish to come by. Swim baits seem to be the preferred bait but today there were a few hooked on live Alewives. Chartreuse swim bait was the hot color. Jackson L., John, Blaze, Mikel, Casey and several others had their time fighting the silver kings.

 


 

 

Shallow water produced a few Red Drum. It was too dirty to sight fish for them but a fresh Alewife soaked on a Carolina Rig was your best chance to get hooked-up.


We have a new Pier/ Bay County Beach Operations Manager.  James Beattie comes to us from Kentucky where he was born and raised. His youthfull summers were spent with his grandparents who lived here in Bay County. He went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Kentucky University before his love for the area brought him back to Bay County where he accepted a position as a parks worker with the recreation department. It was not long before he earned a promotion to crew leader and is now being tasked as the new Beach Operations Manager. James hopes to make M. B. Miller Pier a great attraction for locals and tourists alike. If you have the opportunity, introduce yourself to James and welcome him to our pier community.

 

 


Water temperature: 80-83



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

07

07

6:42 am

NNE

7.0

9.9

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

71.4

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:36 am

NNE

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

71.8

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:30 am

N

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

71.4

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:24 am

N

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

71.2

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:18 am

NNW

5.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

71.2

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:12 am

N

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

72.0

82.0

-

-

-

-

07

07

6:06 am

N

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.98

-

72.1

81.9







 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: 5:48am  Sunset: 7:47pm

Friday                      8:48pm Low  -0.2       9:35am High 1.8

Saturday                  9:20pm Low  -0.2     10:21am High 1.8

Sunday                    9:46pm Low  -0.1     11:05am High 1.8

Monday                 10:07pm Low   -0.1     11:46am High 1.8

Tuesday                10:23pm Low    0.1     12:24pm High 1.7 

Wednesday 07th  10:33pm Low    0.3     12:59pm High 1.5

Sunrise:5:51am  Sunset: 7:45pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


FRIDAY

West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period

4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

SATURDAY

Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant period

6 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

SUNDAY

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

the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant period

5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.

MONDAY

South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected

waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


local forecast)


FRIDAY   (83/77 rain  42% wind  WSW-09)

SATURDAY (84/77 rain  24% wind    W-09)

SUNDAY   (84/78 rain  44% wind  SSW-10)

MONDAY   (84/76 rain  35% wind    S-09)

TUESDAY  (85/75 rain  30% wind   SE-087)

WEDNESDAY(86/75 rain  33% wind  ESE-06)


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 Beattie – Bay County Beach Operations Manager - jbeattie@baycountyfl.gov -  850-814-3771


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam