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Maybe The Last Pier Cobia


 

 

Event Start Date: 2022/06/04

2022/06/04

We had great water that has hovered near 80 degrees, but few fish are being caught. Schools of bait that hang out at the pier for days and weeks are missing this year. How do you explain that just 3.25 miles west at the City Pier, there are tons of bait. We do have sparce populations of cigar minnows and small hardtails. Most afternoons the wind has been good. Hardtails and Ladyfish are here along with a few bluefish. Spanish Mackerel catches are very limited with some  near two pounds. Only a couple of small Kings were decked for the week. We made it through the Memorial Day crouds but rail space was premium along with parking. Traffic was no fun either. Take a look at the crowd on the pier Monday morning at 07:00:

 

 


Allen and Hunter drove in from Lousiana and their effort paid off. Allen would catch the biggest King of the week and Hunter put a late season Cobia in the deck. The fish came in on top and inhaled Hunter’s bait. It would tip the scale at 22 pounds, 2 ounces. Hunter would later hook a big Baracuda only to have the handle on his reel strip the threads and cause him to loose the fish.  

 

 


 

Wednesday, there were several Spanish and a very small King caught. Each time a fish was hooked, the angler would have to compete with “Flipper” for his catch. This “Flipper” seemed to be an escapee from Gulf World as he would stick his upper body out of the water and beg. Check this short video:

 

 


Tides Link

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

Full Moon Tuesday June 14, 2022  New Moon Tuesday June 28, 2022  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 5:41am  Sunset: 7:40pm

Saturday                    11:44pm Low     -0.1    12:54pm High 1.6

Sunday                                                             1:32pm High 1.5

Monday                     12:07am Low      0.0       2:07pm High 1.4

Tuesday                    12:24am Low      0.2       2:40pm High 1.1

Wednesday 08th.       12:30pm Low      0.3       8:55pm High 0.9

                                  11:58pm Low      0.5

Sunrise:5:40am  Sunset: 7:43pm CDST  


Water Temp: 80



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

06

01

8:12 am

E

4.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

30.04

-

75.4

80.8

-

-

-

-

06

01

8:06 am

NE

2.9

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.04

-

74.7

80.8

-

-

-

-

06

01

8:00 am

NNE

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.04

+0.04

74.3

80.8

-

-

-

-

06

01

7:54 am

NNE

2.9

5.1

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

74.1

80.6

-






The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


SATURDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming

northeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 7

seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

East winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming southwest late in

the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northeast to

east near 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

Southeast winds near 10 knots, becoming southwest in

the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.


(local forecast).

THURSDAY (87/72 rain  06%   wind    W-10)

FRIDAY   (86/71 rain  49%   wind  WNW-08)

SATURDAY (89/73 rain  22%   wind    N-07)

SUNDAY   (86/73 rain  19%   wind  SSE-08)

MONDAY   (85/75 rain  18%   wind    S-09)

TUESDAY  (86/75 rain  19%   wind    S-09)

WEDNESDAY(87/77 rain  14%   wind  SSW-10)


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