John Buck
John's Club Report
Covering The Pensacola Hawg Hunters
2006 Season

Email: John Buck

Founded In 1975

Tensaw River
Total Fish Caught 32
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Limits 3
Big Fish
Total Fish Weight 47.02 lbs

Total Year Standings
Total Fish Caught 138
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Limits 7
Big Fish
Total Fish Weight 187.44 lbs
Place Name Fish Weight
1. Dave Dyess 5 9.74
2. C J Garrison 5 6.51
3. John Buck 5 5.95
4. Neil Springstead 3 4.74
5. Lee Brannon 3 3.99
6. Brian Metcalf 2 2.97
7. Dwayne Kimbro 2 2.71
*** Tournament Winner ***
Dave Dyess
5 Fish - 9.74 lbs

Big Fish Winner
Dave Dyess
Also Fished
Jim Bailey Sr - John Gasparak
Dan Nash - Ken Repine
Fred Raby - Jeff Weaver
Place Name Fish Weight
8. Mack Cramer 2 2.65
9. Paul Sullivan 2 2.40
10. Ron Fairbanks 1 1.90
11. Kevin Simmons 1 1.62
12. Terry Smith 1 1.49
13. Tony Boyete 1 1.39
14. Jere Jaillite 1 1.36

JANUARY 21, 2006

Every once in a while you know before you're going to have a good day even before you start fishing.
Such was the case for our last tournament. We were faced with a rainy and foggy day as the tournament started.
At least the temps were mild, in the mid 60's and with a south wind there was enough water to get around in the delta. Dan Nash was my partner and as we discussed our plans for the day we were both surprised to find that we both had almost the exact same plans even down to the exact same banks, as well as the same methods we wanted to use to locate those little green trouts. We found the water to be stained but not too bad for the Tensaw system. Water temp was 58-60 throughout the day.

We ran down to the river to the lower delta region and began fishing the remains of grass lines. We made several stops before we found fish that were willing to bite our baits. Once we got a few bites going, we just stayed on them and would catch one every half hour or so. We found our fish on green pumpkin trick worms fished t-rig style. They were holding on what was left of broken grass lines along the sawgrass edges in about 2 feet of water.
We were getting an ample amount of bites and Dan and I had a great time fishing together and swapping fishing stories. Dan and I caught similar numbers of fish but he couldn't get the keeper bites. I did manage to get a limit of small fish. We each lost what felt like heavy fish but never got a look at them before they pulled off.
They could have been just about anything down in the lower delta.

While the weather turned really nice near mid-morning it took a sudden turn for the worse at the weigh-in.
Just at 4:00, almost as if on cue, the rain started again and got everyone wet for the ride home.
Dave Dyess took the win with a limit weighing 9.74 lbs. Dave also had the lunker which weighed 3.18 lbs.
His partner, CJ Garrison finished 2nd with a limit weighing 6.51 lbs. I managed to grab 3rd place with a limit for 5.95lbs. Neil Springstead finished 4th with 3 fish totaling 4.74 lbs.

The top 3 places all came from the lower delta along grass lines and as we later found out, all on green pumpkin worms. A few fish were caught on crank baits with crawfish being the most productive color. A few were also caught on chartreuse spinner baits. The few fish that came from the upper areas were found on wood.

With all the warm weather we've had this winter, the fish should be staging very soon. Our next tournament is on Lake Seminole on Feb. 18-19. We're fishing out of Seminole Lodge. Last year's tournament produced a number of fish in excess of 6 lbs. so make your plans to attend. Also make plans to attend our awards banquet on February 10, 2006, at Cock of the Walk Restaurant. Activities start at 6:00 PM.

your hooks sharp!

Creek Chub