News Details

King Explosion


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/11/19

2021/11/19

There was no signs of Red Tide around the pier the past week. FWC took no samples near the pier but did get three from Beach access 12 on west end of Saint Andrews Bay, Saint Andrews Bay and Tyndall AFB. The results were from west to east, very low, low and medium concentrations. The water has been from slightly silty to clean with the temperature ranging from 67.5 to 71 during the week. Bait was scarce with a few Cigar minnows showing today.


King Mackerel decided to give us a big surprise. After a pitiful year, the Kings showed in force Thursday. It began early and by 7:00 a.m. the deck of the pier was littered with fish. The bite continued throughout the morning and into early afternoon. Over 30 Kings were caught with at least that many lost or missed. Multiple times several fish were skying on bait, catching lures and spitting them as they returned to the water. It was a welcome sight after such a slow year. Colt Snipers and X-Raps were dominating the bite with only a few fish hitting natural bait. There were two Kings decked that were in the 18 pound range with the remainder smaller. Two fish were lost to sharks and one to “Flipper”. George had a King,  he described as over 20 pounds, eaten by a large shark. The shark then got hooked by George’s lure. This battle went on for a while. Eventually the shark broke the line but not before a few quick pictures. Check these pictures of some of the action and sights during the melee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The epic day ended with a pop-up rain  a full ark rainbow.

 

 


 

Other action during the week included a few Bonita, Black Drum, Red Drum, a few Spanish Mackerel, a couple of Pompano and several Flounder. Even though we cannot keep any Flounder until December 01, it is good to know they are here.

 

 


 

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Full Moon Friday Nov. 19, 2021 New Moon Saturday Dec. 04, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:10am  Sunset: 4:44pm

Friday                     6:47am Low   -0.1        8:26pm High 1.6

Saturday                 7:30am Low   -0.1        9:00pm High 1.6

Sunday                   8:15am Low   -0.2        9:40pm High 1.6

Monday                   9:01am Low  -0.2       10:23pm High 1.6

Tuesday                  9:44am Low  -0.2       11:08pm High 1.6

Wednesday 24th.   10:25am Low  -0.2       11:52pm High 1.5

Sunrise:6:15am  Sunset: 4:43pm CST  

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

SATURDAY

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

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 1 to

2 feet. Dominant period 2 seconds. Protected waters a moderate

chop.

SUNDAY

Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 2 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10

knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers

through the day.


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

FRIDAY   (69/50 rain  01%   wind  NNE-15)

SATURDAY (71/57 rain  01%   wind  ENE-12)

SUNDAY   (74/59 rain  09%   wind   SE-09)

MONDAY   (69/42 rain  20%   wind  NNW-16)

TUESDAY  (61/44 rain  00%   wind    N-12)

WEDNESDAY(65/53 rain  07%   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