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Small Kings and Red Drum


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/09/10

2021/09/10

Our rough water subsided and the silt settled. However, the water remains a dark stained color resembling black coffee. Live bait options were a few Alewives and lots of small Hardtails. The water temperature has been hovering 85-86 degrees. The bite has been agonizingly slow.


Thursday through Sunday morning was dead. Then one lonely King was decked Sunday. Monday, the water was still black. Mid day, a few small Kings came in and only hit lures. There were 8 or 9 hits and 5 “Schoolies” hit the deck. Danny holds one of the “schoolies”. Live or frozen dead bait were completely ignored except from the Remoras. All the fish decked were 10 pounds or less. Tuesday we had the same dark water and the bite was dead until mid afternoon. Tommy had one blow-up and miss then I had a tiny fish strike and miss my plug. Hashid had the golden horseshoe and went 1.5 for three. One miss, one lost to “Flipper” and one decked. The decked fish was around 12 pounds. We had one Spanish caught by Jesus. Today there was only one King bite. Brandon walked onto the Tee and made a couple of casts with his lure. He got slammed right beside the pier on the second cast and decked the big fish for the week. It was 20.4 plounds.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Skinny water has been active with Red Drum. Small live bait or fresh Sand Fleas would enduce a hit. There were over-slot fish caught but quite a few keepers hit the deck as well. Gary and Stere were among the anglers who decked Reds.

 

 


 

Bay County Outdoors in cooperation with Bay County Recreation will be sponsoring a King Mackerel Tournament beginning the 10th of September 2021. The registration page should be on-line soon so anglers can register. The details are as follows:


Bay County Outdoors (BCO) 1st Fall King Mackerel Tournament


Rapala, D.O.A., Killer Bee Bait, VMC, Suffix


BCO, in cooperation with Bay County Recreation, is sponsoring a King Mackerel Tournament September 10th  through October 22, 2021, at the M. B. Miller (County) Pier. Registration is FREE and open to all anglers fishing from the M. B. Miller Pier during the tournament. Registration is on-line at WWW.BayCountyOutdoors.com/tournament. Your name, phone number and email are required to register. A registration list will be posted on the BCO and Tournament Official’s Facebook pages. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place - $500.00 and 2nd place - $350.00. All prizes will be gear/tackle provided by sponsors, no cash. Prizes will be awarded at the close of the Tournament at the Pier. Sam Patrick will be the Tournament Official and can be contacted at: 770-265-2879.


Tournament rules:

  1. Fish must be caught (physically landed on the pier deck by a single angler) by rod and reel while fishing on the M. B. Miller (County) Pier during Tournament times.
  2. Fish must be landed between the official start and finish dates and times.
  3. The official catch times are between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  4. All fish must be weighed by the Tournament Official to qualify. Prior registration must be completed to enter a fish. Weigh-ins will be between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at M. B. Miler Pier.
  5. Fish may be caught by natural or artificial bait.
  6. In case of a tying weight, the first caught and officially entered fish will qualify for that position.
  7. Anglers may win both 1st and 2nd place with qualifying fish.
  8. All Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) laws, rules and regulations must be followed.
  9. All Bay County Recreation rules and regulations must be followed.
  10. Any angler found to have violated any of these rules shall be disqualified.


Good luck and Thank-You for participating in the Tournament!


Water temperature: 85-86



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

09

08

9:24 am

E

6.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.95

-

76.5

85.6

-

-

-

-

09

08

9:18 am

E

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

76.6

85.6

-

-

-

-

09

08

9:12 am

E

5.1

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

76.6

85.6

-

-

-

-

09

08

9:06 am

E

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

76.8

85.6

-

-

-

-

09

08

9:00 am

E

8.9

9.9

-

-

-

-

29.96

+0.01

76.8

85.5

-

-

-

-

09

08

8:54 am

E

5.1

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

77.2

85.5

-

-

-

-

09

08

8:48 am

E

7.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

76.8

85.3

-

-

-

-

09

08

8:42 am

E

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

29.95

-

76.8

85.1

-

-

-

-

09

08

8:36 am

E

7.0

8.9

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

76.8

84.9






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

New Moon Monday Sept. 06, 2021  Full Moon Monday Sept. 20, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:24am  Sunset: 6:55pm

Friday                      8:43am Low    0.7     12:41am High 1.4

Saturday               10:42am Low    0.6      12:42am High 1.6

Sunday                 12:54pm Low    0.4        1:17am High 1.8

Monday                  2:34pm Low    0.3         2:04am High 1.9

Tuesday                 3:43pm Low    0.2         3:03am High 2.0

Wednesday 15th.    4:39pm Low    0.1         4:21am High 2.0

Sunrise:6:27am  Sunset: 6:48pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

FRIDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 5 to

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

5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms through the night.

SATURDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

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

of showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

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

3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

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

showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY

East winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Protected waters

a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (85/68 rain  35% wind  WNW-09)

FRIDAY   (86/70 rain  02% wind    N-08)

SATURDAY (86/73 rain  24% wind  ESE-09)

SUNDAY   (86/73 rain  24% wind  ESE-10)

MONDAY   (86/73 rain  24% wind  ESE-09)

TUESDAY  (86/73 rain  24% wind  ESE-08)

WEDNESDAY(85/73 rain  24% wind  ESE-08)


PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti Tower Road  Panama City, FL 32404

850-248-8730


Travis Barbee – Bay Co. Parks Division Manager – tbarbee@baycountyfl.gov – 850-381-8155


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


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam