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First Tournament King Caught


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/10/08

2021/10/08

Dredging and beach renourishment continues on the west end of the beach and is scheduled through early January. Water quality has been the same dark tanic color. It is clear but looks like black coffee. There has been more bait around than previously with Cigar minnows, a few Goggle eyes and Threadfin Herring added to the list. 


The BCO 1st King Tournament continues with 101 anglers registered as of 10-06-21. Finally, a few Kings showed and were willing to eat. We went to day 23 of the tournament before a registered angler decked a King. Hachid changed his luck Saturday around lunchtime with the first fish to be weighed in the Tournament. It tipped the scales at 17.42 pounds. Hachid not only garnered bragging rights for the first King entered but then sat in First and Second place. Sunday morning anglers had high hopes of continuing to enter fish but none showed. We began to wonder if there was to be another dry spell  that would haunt us through the end of the Tournament. However, Monday morning would bring that fear to an end. Willy R. would bring a fish to the gaff around 08:00 that he knew was small but it would be the second fish to be entered. It took the Second place on the leader board at 6.03 pounds. However, Willy’s spot was short lived as Ian came to the weigh station with another fish before we even finished with pictures of Willy’s fish. Ian’s King weighed 13.59 pounds which put him in the Second place. This was also Ian’s personal best King to date. No more action happened Monday. Tuesday morning the conditions gave everyone high expectations as we had bait, good wind, chop, fishable water clarity and thunderstorms. David would have a King to shoot the pilings and cut off. Dean would loose a fish and then land one that was short of the Second place fish. Nori walked onto the tee and tossed his first bait. He got hit almost immediately and brought his fish to the gaff. Norri’s fish weighed 16.55 pounds. Nori bumped  Ian down and took the Second place spot on the leader board. Dat would be the next angler to deck a King  that weighed 14.05 pounds. Nori would remain in Second. As quick as the bite started, it would end as the wind calmed and changed directions. The remainder of Tuesday would be uneventfull. Wednesday would bring 4 more Kings. Rowell managed two schoolies in the morning. There would be a dry spell until mid afternoon when Jose got an under size King and returned it to the water. Later afternoon, George decked a schoolie he caught on a bubble rig. None of Wednesday’s Kings were in contention with the second place fish.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David had a great morning Tuesday in spite of his King cutting off in the pilings. He hooked and brought pier side the first Sailfish caught this Fall. He quickly released  the fish as it appeared to be slightly under the 63 inch requirement.

 

 


Tuesday not only had a few Kings and a Sail but a couple of Bonita. Blaze decked this Bonita that was in the mix. 

 

 


Wednesday produced good catches of Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish and Blues. Several of the Spanish were over 2 pounds. Ladyfish were thick and bit almost anything you cast.

 

 


I didn’t spend anytime in the skinny water but I got several reports of Red Drum and small Pompano being caught. The Pomps were too small to keep but better ones shouldn’t be far behind.



You can check the Tournament 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: 83-81



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

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:39am  Sunset: 6:20pm

Friday                     8:12am Low    0.4      11:05pm High 1.8

Saturday                 9:46am Low    0.3      11:49pm High 2.0

Sunday                 11:19am Low    0.2

Monday                 12:46pm Low    0.1    12:40am High 2.1

Tuesday                  2:04pm Low    0.1     1:36am High 2.1

Wednesday 13th.     3:08pm Low    0.1     2:37am High 2.0

Sunrise:6:43am  Sunset: 6:13pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

FRIDAY

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 5 to

10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period

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

slight chance of thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

North winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

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

showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through

the night. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to

2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

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

waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms

in the afternoon.


local forecast)

FRIDAY   (85/68 rain  50%   wind  NNW-07)

SATURDAY (85/67 rain  SUNNY wind  NNE-09)

SUNDAY   (86/70 rain  SUNNY wind  ENE-07)

MONDAY   (83/70 rain  SUNNY wind   SE-09)

TUESDAY  (83/70 rain  30%   wind   SE-08)

WEDNESDAY(83/70 rain  SUNNY wind   SE-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