John Buck
John's Club Report
Covering The Pensacola Hawg Hunters
2005 Season

Email: John Buck

Founded In 1975

Lay Lake
Total Fish Caught 105
Total Dead Fish 4
Total Limits 13
Big Fish
Total Fish Weight 175.70 lbs

Total Year Standings
Total Fish Caught 617
Total Dead Fish19
Total Limits 64
Big Fish
Total Fish Weight 945.75 lbs
Place Name Fish Weight
1. Rich Renner 10 23.20
2. Brian Metcalf 5 20.10
3. Pete Potter 10 18.05
4. Dave Dyess 9 17.05
5. Mack Cramer 10 15.00
6. E W Coombs 8 13.60
7. Fred Raby 8 12.80

*** Tournament Winner ***

Rich Renner
10 Fish - 23.20 lbs

Place Name Fish Weight
8. Lee Brannon 9 11.90
9. Frank Kelly 8 10.70
10. WalterMcCartney 8 10.35
11. Ron Fairbanks 6 9.25
12. Ken Repine 4 6.00
13. John Gasparak 2 3.600
14. C.J. Garrison 2 3.39

SEPTEMBER 24-25 2005

What a great place Lay Lake is. All tournament participants went up Friday, including Pete Potter who had a minor incident early that same day. It seemed that Pete cut a corner of a driveway a little too clopse and the front end of his Big Red Dodge slipped into a ditch and needed a towtruck to get him out.
(Just one more tidbit to tease Pete about.)
Anyway, there were so many results in friday's pre-fish that there was never any real patterns established, at least that's what everyone claimed. The weather cooperated the next morning and everyone blasted off to their favorite Honey Holes. My boat partner Ron Fairbanks and I went into Waxahatchee Crerek and were someone disappointed with the results, but we did leave with 5 keepers.
Ron needed to find bigger fish to stay ahead of Brian Metcalf and that goal eluded him that day.
We fished near the landing before weigh in and I landed a nice 2 1/2 pounder just twenty minutes before 4 O'clock. All anglers caught at least one keeper but the big gun honors that day went to Pete Potter and Rich Renner.
Pete won the Boo-Ray pot with a 5.2 pounder.
Renner had a bigger fish of 5.45 pounds (that took big fish for the day) but lost the Boo-Ray to Pete because he wasn't in it. (Bet he's in the next one.)
Winds did kick up in the afternoons and we all had rough and choppy water for our rides back to the landing.
Sunday came up with the same results, everyone caught at least one fish. The CB stories on the ride back showed that all pretty much went back to their favorite spots, including Ron and myself. We went back to where I knew there was fish, (remembering Wally's old adage) you don't leave fish to find fish).....we did weigh in 14 keepers for the two day tournament but Ron couldn't get that BIG ONE that he needed to hold onto first place.
Our little marine buddy once again brought to the scales the big fish for the day....this time...3.5 pounds.
Here is a list of the Top Dawg's with the Hawg's:

1st Rich Renner 10 fish 23.20 pounds

2nd Brian Metcalf 10 fish 20.10 pounds
3rd Pete Potter 10 fish 18.05 pounds
4th Dave Dyess 8 fish 17.05 pounds

Til next time...