News Details

Last Kings Of Season


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/11/26

2021/11/26

By the time you read this report, you will have eaten your Thanksgiving meal and started eating left overs. Hopefully you had a great time with family and/or friends. 


Our water is cooling fast and has reached that magic number where we stow away our King Mackerel gear and dust off our skinny water rigs. Red and Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Pompano and Whiting will be our target for the next few months along with passing Bonita schools. So, keep your bubble rigs handy in case a school of Bobos come by. The past seven days had a mixed bag of species as we end one season and begin another. 


Kings graced us Friday and Saturday with a few bites. Early morning Friday, several fish were skying on bait with a few hooked. Only one fish hit the deck and it was almost lost due to a big Bull Shark. Brenda hooked the “smoker” on her Sniper lure and almost had it to the pier when the shark appeared out of nowhere. The Shark bit off its tail. At least that was all it took and Brenda didn’t have to worry about her fish shooting the pilings. Her fish still tipped the scale at 38.5 pounds. That would put it over 40 and would be the second largest King of the year. Then Saturday, another early bite happened. At least three “smokers” were missed or lost along with several more smaller fish. When the bite ended, there were 6 Kings decked, 4 on bait and 2 on lures. The biggest was around 12 pounds. There have been no more Kings through today.

 

 


 

Only a few Spanish Mackered were caught but they were decent size. Lures seemed to get the most attention. Jose was one of the lucky anglers to deck a Spanish.

 


 

Red and Black Drum dominated the rest of the catches. Schools of Reds with scattered Blacks were prowling the pier. One afternoon five slot fish were decked from a single school of Reds. As usual, most of the Reds were too big and were released. Sam, Jesus, Dylan and Paul D. were among the anglers to deck fish. Paul D. had back to back days catching a Bull on his jig with a Gulp shrimp. The Blacks were fewer but several still hit the coolers.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Flounder have been around but we still have a few days before the season opens for recreational harvest (Dec. 01, 2021). However, several anglers have caught enough to make a limit if they could have kept them. Hopefully they will still be around for opening day.

 

 


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


New Moon Saturday Dec. 04, 2021  Full Moon Satuday Dec. 18, 2021

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:16am  Sunset: 4:42pm

Friday                    11:32am Low   -0.1       12:34am High 1.4

Saturday                11:57am Low    0.0         1:15am High 1.3

Sunday                  12:13pm Low    0.2         1:57am High 1.0

                                                                      8:29pm High 0.8

Monday                 12:06pm Low    0.4         7:36pm High 0.9

Tuesday                  3:22am Low    0.4         8:12am High 0.5

                              10:51pm Low    0.5         7:22pm High 1.0  

Wednesday 01st.     4:14am Low    0.1         7:08pm High 1.3

Sunrise:6:21am  Sunset: 4:42pm CST  


Water temp/wind 65-66



MM

DD

TIME
(EST)

WDIR

WSPD
kts

GST
kts

WVHT
ft

DPD
sec

APD
sec

MWD

PRES
in

PTDY
in

ATMP
°F

WTMP
°F

DEWP
°F

SAL
psu

VIS
nmi

TIDE
ft

11

24

8:42 am

E

5.1

9.9

-

-

-

-

30.36

-

50.0

66.0

-

-

-

-

11

24

8:36 am

E

5.1

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.36

-

49.6

66.0

-

-

-

-

11

24

8:30 am

E

8.0

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.35

-

49.3

66.0

-

-

-

-

11

24

8:24 am

E

7.0

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.35

-

48.9

66.2

-

-



                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

FRIDAY

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

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance

of rain in the morning.

FRIDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY

North winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.

SUNDAY

Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight

chance of rain through the day.

SUNDAY NIGHT

North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY

North 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.

THURSDAY (69/83 rain  09%   wind   SE-08)

FRIDAY   (64/41 rain  10%   wind    N-13)

SATURDAY (63/52 rain  01%   wind  ENE-07)

SUNDAY   (62/46 rain  42%   wind  NNE-11)

MONDAY   (65/46 rain  04%   wind  NNW-08)

TUESDAY  (68/48 rain  03%   wind  NNW-06)

WEDNESDAY(69/51 rain  03%   wind   SE-07)


Latest FWC Report on Red Tide:

Current Conditions
Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 37 samples along Florida’s Gulf Coast, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in one sample from offshore of Wakulla County. Thanks to our partners at USF and NOAA, we continue to use satellite imagery to look for patches of elevated chlorophyll as a proxy for algal biomass. Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in and offshore of Pinellas County.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations in Escambia County, very low concentrations in Santa Rosa County, background concentrations in Bay County, background to low concentrations in Franklin County, background to medium concentrations in and offshore of Wakulla County, background concentrations in and offshore of Levy County, and background to very low concentrations in and offshore of Pasco County.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed.

Fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were reported in Northwest Florida in Walton and Franklin counties over the past week. For more details, please visit: https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/health/fish-kills-hotline/.

Respiratory irritation suspected to be related to red tide was reported over the past week in Northwest Florida in Franklin County. For recent and current information at individual beaches, please visit https://visitbeaches.org/ and for forecasts that use FWC and partner data, please visit https://habforecast.gcoos.org/.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides for Escambia County to Taylor County predict variable movement of surface and subsurface waters over the next 3.5 days. Net southern/southwestern movement of surface waters and southeastern transport of subsurface waters are predicted in most areas from Dixie County to northern Monroe County.

Due to the holiday, we are issuing the complete status report today rather than on Friday. We will return to publishing the mid-week report on Wednesday, December 1st and the next complete status report will be issued on Friday, December 3rd. Please check our daily sampling map, which can be accessed via the online status report on our Red Tide Current Status page. For more information on algal blooms and water quality, please visit Protecting Florida Together.

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