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Slow And Dirty


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/10/01

2021/10/01

Dredging and beach renourishment continues on the west end of the beach. Water quality was the same dark tanic color until Friday afternoon. We had good water for the weekend with Sunday being the cleanest all year. Monday started ok but by mid-afternoon two tide lines came rushing through bringing the dark water again. The rumors about Red Tide are no longer rumors. The latest testing by the FWC (9-27-21) indicated medium level of Karenia Brevis in a sample from Inlet Beach and low concentration at Saint Andrews. To put that in perspective, low concentration means between 10,001 to 100,000 cells per liter and medium is 100,001 to 1,000,000 cells per liter. Bait fish and other small fish continue to be around. We have had Spanish Mackrel, Blue fish Ladyfish, Yellow tail Jacks, Hard tails and Choffers still hanging around. There has been no fish kills in our area to date. 


A few Spanish Mackerel were caught each day but the best catches were Tuesday and Wednesday. Gotchas, bubble rigs, small lures and sabiki rigs were your best options although a couple of fish were caught on live small Alewives. A few fish were approaching 4 pounds. Most were keepers like the one Ian and Danny are holding in these pictures:


 

 

Wednesday the Blues were bigger than usual.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday morning a tourist had a live bait soaking in skinny water hoping for a 

Red Drum. Out of the blue, a large Cobia hit her bait and proceeded to spool her reel. A couple of other anglers verified the report saying the Cobia was at least 50 pounds. It is amazing we have had more Cobia since the King tournament started than Kings. 


The BCO 1st King Tournament continues with 92 anglers registered as of 09-29-21. We are at day 20 with the leader board empty. Again, there were zero Kings for the week. The field is wide open so get registered. You can check the registration list here: https://www.facebook.com/sam.patrick.315/posts/10219817864222223 


The registration page is on-line and the link is listed below. 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 and SLP053@BELLSOUTH.NET. 


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: 82-83



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29

9:12 am

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5.1

6.0

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-

-

-

30.04

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76.1

82.4

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09

29

9:06 am

ENE

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.04

-

76.1

82.4

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-

-

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09

29

9:00 am

ENE

6.0

8.0

-

-

-

-

30.04

+0.04

75.9

82.4

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-

-

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09

29

8:54 am

NE

6.0

8.0

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-

-

-

30.03

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75.9

82.4

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-

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09

29

8:48 am

ENE

6.0

7.0

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-

-

-

30.03

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75.9

82.4

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

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:35am  Sunset: 6:29pm

Friday                     4:36pm Low    0.4       5:20am High 1.8

Saturday                 5:01pm Low    0.5      7:05am High 1.7

Sunday                   5:18pm Low    0.6      8:27am High 1.7

Monday                  5:28pm Low    0.7      9:44am High 1.6

                                                                11:35pm High 1.0  

Tuesday                 3:36am Low    0.9     11:09am High 1.4

                               5:29pm Low    0.9     11:20pm High 1.2

Wednesday 06th.    5:17am Low    0.8     12:41pm High 1.3

                               4:51pm Low    1.1     10:42pm High 1.4

Sunrise:6:39am  Sunset: 6:21pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

FRIDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance

of showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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

chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

MONDAY

South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected

waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms

in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.


local forecast)

FRIDAY   (87/72 rain  12% wind  ESE-10)

SATURDAY (85/72 rain  17% wind   SE-11)

SUNDAY   (83/72 rain  24% wind   SE-10)

MONDAY   (82/72 rain  24% wind  SSE-09)

TUESDAY  (80/69 rain  36% wind   SE-07)

WEDNESDAY(81/68 rain  24% wind   SE-07)


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