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Cobia Tournament Winners


 

 

Event Start Date: 2022/05/20

2022/05/20

The water continues to resemble the Caribbean. The Cobia Tournament concluded Friday the 13th, at 6:00pm. Kings are still missing in action. Spanish are following the Kings and have been few in the catch column. A few Pompano are being caught, mostly late evening. Schools of Jack Cravelle and Tarpon have been coming by the pier. Hardtails and Ladyfish are here. Bait is hard to come by. A few Cigs and Spanish Sardines were available if you spent a lot of time jigging. A few  Red Drum were roving the shallows. Sheepshead were plentiful but the bite was zero.


The 2022 BCO Cobia Tournament leaders stayed on edge as the last week seemed to last forever. No new contenders brought fish to the scale and the Tournament officially ended at 6:00 pm Friday the 13th. This would be a lucky day for Casey and his 52.52 pound fish. He held the lead to win first place. Tyler and his 39.27 pound fish held second place. BCO and Howell Tackle are planning a presentation to the winners Friday afternoon at 3:00 at Howell Tackle. Casey and Tyler will receive their tackle from Rapala and it’s associated companies as well as a bonus gift from  Howell Tackle. The following pictures are of Casey and Tyler holding their winning Cobias as well as some of the tackle they won.

 

 


 

 

Between “Flipper”, Remora and no bait, the King Mackerel bite has been poor. There were three Kings hooked on lucky Friday the 13th. Other than that, it has been dead. Dean, Von and I each hooked a fish Friday. Dean was the only one to land his fish that weighed eight pounds. “Flipper” chased mine down and I only got the head back. Von had the same thing happen but got nothing back. Bait was their choice over lures. “Flipper has stayed with us constantly and resorted to eating our bait relentlessly. It was almost impossible to fish as the Remoras were thick too.

 

 


Spanish Mackerel are still in the mix but slow to bite. A variety of lures and bait worked for the few fish that were caught. 


Roving schools of Jack Cravelle came through a few times a day. The chance to catch one was a challenge as they were not  in casting range but a minute at a time. They were not picky and most lures got a bite. Landing them was another story. Most were lost to pulled hooks or to the pilings. However, several were decked like the two Norito and Tommy caught.

 

 


Tides Link

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

Full Moon Sunday May 15, 2022 New Moon Monday May 30, 2022

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 5:46am  Sunset: 7:32pm

Friday                       12:02am Low   -0.5        1:16pm High 1.8

Saturday                   12:59am Low   -0.4        2:08pm High 1.7

Sunday                       1:48am Low   -0.2        2:53pm High 1.4

Monday                       2:20am Low   0.1        3:27pm High 1.1

Tuesday                      2:04am Low   0.1      10:30am High 0.8

                                  12:41pm Low   0.8        3:31pm High 0.8 

Wednesday 25th.         1:22am Low   0.5        8:42am High 1.0

                                    5:49pm Low   0.5   

Sunrise:5:43am  Sunset: 7:36pm CDST  


Water Temp: 80-76



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

05

18

8:48 am

SW

6.0

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

77.7

77.7

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:42 am

SW

2.9

2.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

77.4

77.7

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:36 am

WSW

1.0

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

77.2

77.7

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:30 am

W

1.9

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

77.0

77.9

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:18 am

W

1.9

2.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

76.8

77.9

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:12 am

WNW

1.9

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

76.8

77.9

-

-

-

-

05

18

8:06 am

WNW

1.9

1.9

-

-

-

-

30.05

-

76.6

78.1





The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

FRIDAY

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

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

showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

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

Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms

likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period

6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds.

Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

MONDAY

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant

period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of

showers and thunderstorms.


(local forecast).

FRIDAY   (83/75 rain  24%   wind  SSE-15)

SATURDAY (81/75 rain  56%   wind  SSE-13)

SUNDAY   (81/73 rain  58%   wind  SSE-11)

MONDAY   (81/73 rain  58%   wind  SSE-10)

TUESDAY  (84/73 rain  40%   wind  SSE-11)

WEDNESDAY(85/72 rain  24%   wind  SSE-11)


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