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Tarpon, Red Drum And A Few Kings


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/07/16

2021/07/16

We continue to have the dark coffee colored water due to all the rains. Tannic acid effects have been with us for weeks. Word is that clean water is about 3 miles offshore. Our clarity is good but just dark. Baits have been limited to Alweives and they were scarce the past couple of days. Tarpon, Red Drum and a few King/Spanish Mackerel have been caught.


King and Spanish Mackerel were caught but you had to put in a lot of time soaking bait to get a hit. If you want to use anything other than Alewives, bring them with you. Most fish have been small but I did get a report of a 25 pound fish caught early one morning. The angler was casting a swim bait for Tarpon and hooked it in the back. Pier fishing is always a surprise. On Friday, I was fishing live Alewife on a circle hook and a fluro leader beside another angler using a wire leader with frozen Cigar minnows. He hooked two Tarpon and I got two Kings. A pier dwelling Baracuda chomped one of them. Several other Kings were caught during the week. Jesus and Mikel  decked decent fish.

 

 


 

 

Tarpon schools continue to cycle by the pier with the best action very early mornings and late day. Jet Ski and Boat traffic seems to push them further out and out of reach from the pier during the day. Live bait is getting hit often now but swim baits are doing well too. Most hook-ups end quickly with a spit hook but a few have been brought to the pier. Here is one that Casey got:

 

 


 

Shallow water has produced Red Drum. Reports were that both slot and over slot fish were caught. Live alewives were the best producer. Gary B. had a great week decking and releasing a number of fish. Here is a 29 inch Red he decked and released:

 

 


Water temperature: 82-86.7



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

14

9:42 pm

NNE

4.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

78.6

86.5

-

-

-

-

07

14

9:36 pm

N

4.1

4.1

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

79.2

86.7

-

-

-

-

07

14

9:30 pm

NNE

1.9

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

80.8

86.7

-

-

-

-

07

14

9:24 pm

-

0.0

1.0

-

-

-

-

30.20

-

80.6

86.7

-

-

-

-

07

14

9:18 pm

-

0.0

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.21

-

80.6

86.7







 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: 5:51am  Sunset: 7:45pm

Friday                      8:22am Low   0.9       6:06am High 0.9

                                9:42pm Low   0.6       1:51pm High 1.0

Saturday                  4:40pm Low   0.6       5:46am High 1.1

Sunday                    4:48pm Low   0.3       5:38am High 1.3

Monday                   5:24pm Low   0.0       5:53am High 1.5

Tuesday                  6:11pm Low  -0.2       6:38am High 1.8 

Wednesday 21st    7:03pm Low  -0.3       7:35am High 1.9

Sunrise:5:55am  Sunset: 7:42pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

FRIDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight

chance of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight

chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

SATURDAY

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

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

chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Slight chance

of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY

South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance

of showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots until early morning

becoming light and variable winds. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

MONDAY

Light and variable winds becoming southwest 5 to

10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.


local forecast)

FRIDAY   (86/75 rain  24% wind   SE-09)

SATURDAY (87/76 rain  16% wind  SSE-09)

SUNDAY   (87/77 rain  24% wind  SSE-08)

MONDAY   (85/76 rain  35% wind  SSW-10)

TUESDAY  (83/76 rain  46% wind  SSW-17)

WEDNESDAY(83/76 rain  45% wind   SW-10)


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