What a great 7 days with lots of King Mackerel, a rare BFT, a few Spanish and tons of Bonita. There was even a few Red Drum. The water was clean and rough with massive amounts of bait. The bite was on fire in the early morning with few Kings after 8:30 am. Bonita came in at the end of the King run and chewed almost anything you cast. I lost count of the number, but the deck was littered with Bobos. Flounder are still out of season, but good numbers were caught and released. We can hope they will still be around Dec. 01 when the season opens. A few Octopus were caught as well.
If you were an early bird, you got bit. The King bite went off Thursday through Sunday. Then, Monday and Tuesday were slow. Only two Kings were caught today. The bite started just at daylight each morning and was hot until about 08:30. A couple of days there were a few more King caught during the rest of the day. Most of the fish were good size with several well over 20-pounds. Both lures and natural bait were productive. There were more fish missed or lost than hit the deck. Several anglers caught their limit of three. These pictures show some of the anglers and their fish and give you an idea of what a great week we had. They include fish caught by the following anglers: Allen, Hashid, Mike, Chandler, Willy, Mikel, George and Brenda.
There were not many Spanish, but a few were caught. I only got one shot of the “axe-handle” that Allen got on the 11th.
Friday morning was crazy with Bonita, but one lucky angler got the only Black Fin Tuna in the mix. I did witness the fish, but the angler did not want me to take a picture of him or the fish.
Reds were prowling around the end tee, and a few were caught on the King rigs. George sent me a shot of the one he got on the 10th.
New Moon Wednesday Nov. 23, 2022 Full Moon Wednesday Dec. 09, 2022
Tides for the upcoming week:
Sunrise: 6:09am Sunset: 4:45pm
Thursday 17th. 12:36pm Low 0.2 1:58am High 1.2
Friday 12:44pm Low 0.4 2:46am High 1.0
8:11pm High 0.9
Saturday 1:59am Low 0.7 6:39am High 0.8
12:25pm Low 0.5 7:48pm High 1.0
Sunday 3:26am Low 0.5 7:32pm High 1.2
Monday 4:24am Low 0.2 7:20pm High 1.4
Tuesday 5:21am Low 0.0 7:36pm High 1.6
Wednesday 23rd. 6:23am Low -0.3 8:10pm High 1.7 New Moon
Sunrise: 6:14am Sunset: 4:43pm CDST
Water temperature: 72-68
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:
North winds 20 to 25 knots in the morning, decreasing
to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with a
dominant period of 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
with a dominant period of 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant
period of 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
with a dominant period of 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate
SATURDAY through MONDAY
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2
to 4 feet with a dominant period of 4 seconds. Protected waters
choppy. A chance of showers Saturday through Sunday morning.
THURSDAY (60/37 rain 00% wind N-10)
FRIDAY (60/43 rain 01% wind NNE-11)
SATURDAY (57/46 rain 18% wind NNE-12)
SUNDAY (58/43 rain 08% wind NNE-14)
MONDAY (66/53 rain 05% wind NE-12)
TUESDAY (70/58 rain 49% wind ENE-12)
WEDNESDAY(73/64 rain 49% wind E-10)
PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti Tower Road Panama City, FL 32404
Vacant – Bay Co. Parks Division Manager –850-381-8155
Vince Martin – Bay Co. Beach Operations Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org - 850-896-6580
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