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Dark Water And Tournament Information


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/09/16

2021/09/16

Our water quality continues to look like black coffee. We have had a couple of mornings with green water only to get pushed out and replaced with the dark water as the afternoon tide line moved through . Live bait options were a few Alewives, Goggle Eyes and lots of small Hardtails. The water temperature had been hovering 85-86 degrees but has dropped a couple of degrees. The King bite has been MIA. Lots of Red Drum have been in the shallows and Ladyfish were plentiful everywhere.


We are 5 days into the Tournament with zero Kings entered. There was one decent King caught on Sunday. Caleb M. Was drifting a dead Cigar minnow when he got a strike. Caleb was able to successfully bring his fish to the gaff. It hit the scale at 21.18 pounds and would have been a great starting point for the Tournament. Unfortunately, Caleb had not yet registered. There would be a few other King hits and two very small fish decked but no entries for the Tourney yet.

 

 


Spanish Mackerel were caught but not in great numbers…a few fish each day. Gotchas and bubble rigs worked but most of the fish caught were on sabiki rigs.

 

 


 

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 is on-line so anglers can register. The details are as follows:


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


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.


As of today, we have 58 registered anglers participatingin the Tournament.


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

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

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

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:27am  Sunset: 6:46pm

Thursday 16th.        5:29pm Low    0.2       6:20am High 2.0

Friday                     6:13pm Low    0.3       7:53am High 1.9

Saturday                 6:51pm Low    0.5       9:03am High 1.8

Sunday                   7:15pm Low    0.7     10:07am High 1.7

Monday                  6:28pm Low    0.9      11:11am High 1.5

Tuesday                 4:45am Low    0.9      12:14am High 1.1

                               6:07pm Low    1.0      12:18pm High 1.4

Wednesday 22nd.   6:07am Low    0.8       12:11am High 1.2

                               5:16pm Low    1.1         1:29pm High 1.1

Sunrise:6:31am  Sunset: 6:39pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

THURSDAY

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

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers and

thunderstorms likely.

THURSDAY NIGHT

South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

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

of showers in the evening. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

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

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers likely

in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Showers

in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Chance of

showers in the evening. Chance of thunderstorms through the

night.

SATURDAY

South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late in

the morning, then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Showers in

the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day.

SATURDAY NIGHT

North winds around 5 knots becoming east 5 to

10 knots in the late evening. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

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

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

period 6 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Showers likely

and chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Protected waters

a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (80/75 rain  85% wind   SE-08)

FRIDAY   (84/74 rain  69% wind    S-09)

SATURDAY (80/74 rain  58% wind  SSE-07)

SUNDAY   (83/74 rain  58% wind  SSE-07)

MONDAY   (83/74 rain  52% wind  SSE-07)

TUESDAY  (83/73 rain  38% wind    E-07)

WEDNESDAY(84/71 rain  31% wind  ENE-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