News Details

Bull Red's Return


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/11/05

2021/11/05

The week started as we ended last week. High winds killed any chance of fishing over the weekend with nasty water a result. Sunday afternoon things began to change. The water settled and cleared some. Bull Reds and big Spanish Mackerel returned too. A few bait schools slowly came in. Hopefully the high wind and cooler temps put a stop to the Red Tide. Of three samples taken October 29th, the sample taken at Russel Fields Pier (City Pier) and the sample taken at Edgewater Beach still resulted as medium concentration of Kerenia brevis. However the sample taken between the City and County Piers resulted as low concentration. 

FWC Posted this:

Current Conditions
A patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists along Florida’s Gulf coast, where cells were detected in 71 samples over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 16 samples: one from Okaloosa County, five from of Bay County, four from Gulf County, two from offshore of Levy County, and four from offshore of Charlotte County. Additional details: In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background and very low concentrations in and offshore of Escambia County (in two samples), background to low concentrations in Santa Rosa County (in three samples), background to medium concentrations in Okaloosa County (in 12 samples), very low to medium concentrations in Bay County (in 16 samples).

Red Drum were thick on the outer sand bar Monday to Wednesday. The bite was not hot and furious but at least there was a bite. Most of the Reds were over slot but a few made the cut to be invited for dinner. Hachid, Carlos, Dawn, Tommy, Sam and Paul were a few of the anglers that put fish on the pier. It was Paul’s first fishing day back in town and he was rewarded with a couple of fish, one of which was 37 inches. Carlos decked the big fish that was 38 inches. Check the ohotos of some of the catches:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish were hot early mornings and a few were caught in the evenings. Schools of large Spanish were cycling by the pier. Lucky anglers were able to tease a few to their lures. Here is a shot of anglers decking Spanish and a shot of a nice one Carlos got.

 

 

 

 

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


New Moon Thursday Noc. 04, 2021  Full Moon Friday Nov. 19, 2021

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:59am  Sunset: 5:53pm

Friday                     7:42am Low    0.0        9:58pm High 1.8

Saturday                 9:38am Low   -0.2        9:38pm High 2.0 End Daylight Savings Time

Sunday                   9:17am Low   -0.3      10:31pm High 2.0

Monday                10:26am Low   -0.3      11:7pam High 2.0

Tuesday               11:30am Low   -0.3      

Wednesday 10th.  12:30pm Low   -0.2      12:23am High 1.8

Sunrise:6:04am  Sunset: 4:49pm CST                                                    

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

FRIDAY

Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Rain showers likely in the morning.

Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of rain

showers in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers in the evening,

then slight chance of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY

North winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers in the

morning.

SATURDAY NIGHT

North winds 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

SUNDAY

North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop.


local forecast) A cool front is approaching with cool temps starting this weekend.

FRIDAY   (64/50 rain  23%   wind   NE-14)

SATURDAY (68/48 rain  05%   wind  NNE-14)

SUNDAY   (70/50 rain  02%   wind  NNE-11)

MONDAY   (73/53 rain  03%   wind   NE-07)

TUESDAY  (74/58 rain  03%   wind  ESE-06)

WEDNESDAY(75/62 rain  05%   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