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First Tournament Cobia


 

 

Event Start Date: 2022/04/15

2022/04/15

The water clarity has been mixed but clean more than dirty. The water temperature  fluctuated between 69 and 71.7 degrees. The pier was crowded again this week. Kings were scarce and only one hit the deck. Spanish and Pompano were plentiful.  A few Jack Crevelle. Black and Red Drum were caught Bait was mostly missing but some Ballyhoo, Threadfin Herring and Cigar minnows were around. Three Cobia hit the deck but only one of the anglers had registered for the tournament.


We are 13 days into the BCO Cobia Tournament and the leader board finally has a name. The first Cobia of the year was hooked back on 03-11-22 but wasn’t landed. We would endure a dry month before another fish was hooked. Monday, 04-11-22, Mike W. would hook and then deck a 37 ppound Cobia. It would be the first one landed off the M. B. Miller pier for the year. However, Mike was not registered for the tournament (he is now) and the leader board remained empty. Today, 04-13-22, Tyler hooked a fish that we were not sure met the size requirement. To be safe and keep the fish healthy, we decided to net the fish. As it turned out, it would measure just shy of 34 inches, 13.30pounds and would put Tyler on the leader board currently holding  1st and 2nd place. Later in the day, August R. got a shot on a nice fish. He whipped it in short order and decked the fish at 3:45pm. However, he had not registered for the tournament either. A couple other fish were spotted but not hooked. Things are looking better for the Cobia anglers.

 

 


 

 

 

 

It was a very disappointing week for King Mackerel. Only one fish hit the deck that was about 14 pounds. Anglers tried everything to coaxe a bite but just could not get the fish to cooperate.


Spanish Mackerel have been hitting the deck every day. Getting your limit in a short amount of time was no problem. However, rail space was another story. Gotchas, bubble rigs and spoons were the ticket.


The Pompano bite was insane. Fish were coming over the rail in mass. I walked through the skinny water area of the pier and counted 20 recently caught fish on the deck. Many anglers got their limit every time they fished. Sight casting with jigs worked as well as on set rigs with Sand Fleas.

 

 


 

 

 

Other action included  Jack Crevelle, Sharks, Red Drum, and Black Drum. Dillon, Casey and Blaze hold Black Drum they caught Sunday.

 

 


The 2022 Bay County Outdoors Cobia Tournament registration page is live. Registration is FREE and only requires your name, email and a contact phone number. You can enter anytime before May 13th at 6:00pm but must be pre-registered to enter a fish. Here is the link: www.baycountyoutdoors.com/22cobiatournament Once you complete the form, hit "enter now". You will see a message in RED at the bottom indicating you are entered.

The tournament began at 6:00am April 01, 2022, and ends on May 13, 2022, at 6:00pm. You can view the list of participants on my FB page by using this URL: https://www.facebook.com/sam.patrick.315/posts/10220687154753943

As of 4-13-22 at 8:00pm we had 75 anglers registered.

GOOD LUCK!


Tides Link

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

New Moon Saturday Apr. 16, 2022 Full Moon Saturday Apr. 30, 2022

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:16am  Sunset: 7:10pm

Friday                        4:38am Low   0.5      10:45am High 0.8

                                  5:29pm Low   0.3

Saturday                   3:35am Low   0.7       12:41am High 0.7

                                  6:48pm Low  0.1        10:12pm High 1.0 

Sunday                      8:09pm Low -0.1        10:14am High 1.2

Monday                     9:34pm Low -0.3         10:46am High 1.4

Tuesday                  10:55pm Low -0.4         11:31am High 1.6 

Wednesday 20th.                                           12:22pm High 1.7

Sunrise:6:09am  Sunset: 7:13pm CDST  


Water temp 71 degrees. 



MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

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

04

13

7:54 pm

SE

18.1

21.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

70.3

71.4

-

-

-

-

04

13

7:48 pm

SE

18.1

21.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

70.3

71.4

-

-

-

-

04

13

7:42 pm

SE

19.0

22.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

70.3

71.4

-

-

-

-

04

13

7:36 pm

SE

18.1

22.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

70.3

71.4







The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

FRIDAY

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

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Slight chance of showers in the morning.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SATURDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant

period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast

early in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period

6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots becoming south 10 to

15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period

6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

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

chance of showers through the night.

MONDAY

South winds 15 knots becoming west in the

afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Chance of showers.


(local forecast).

FRIDAY   (79/66 rain  15%   wind  ESE-11)

SATURDAY (77/67 rain  35%   wind    S-08)

SUNDAY   (75/66 rain  57%   wind  SSE-10)

MONDAY   (78/58 rain  61%   wind   NW-10)

TUESDAY  (76/56 rain  07%   wind  NNE-13)

WEDNESDAY(76/62 rain  03%   wind  ESE-13)


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


Vince Martin – Bay Co. Beach Operations Manager -  vmartin@baycountyfl.gov - 850-896-6580



Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam