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#2 Fred Raby
#3 John Buck

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"Randy's Club Report"
Covering the Pensacola Hawg Hunters
Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing
May 23, 1998

This Month's Report By

John Buck

The June tournament for the Hawg Hunters was held on Tensaw River out of Cliff's. It was about as crowded as the parking lot at the mall. Maybe it wasn't such a bad idea to leave at 3:45 a.m. because shortly after our arrival there was a long line of boats waiting to launch. We had 23 anglers trying to find a fish. As it turned out many did find fish, and yes, it was hot, but not as bad as earlier in the week. The morning was nice, but by the afternoon a south wind had kicked up and the old Tensaw was rough and choppy.
My partner Stan Wright (Snickerfritz) and I found fish along the grass beds on the main river above and below the landing. Fish were aggressive and I had a limit early. Snickerfritz was getting hits but couldn't get a solid hook up. (Sounds kind of like a personal problem doesn't it...) Just as he was about to lose his discourage, a nice bass ate his Ding-A-Ling and committed suicide in the live well. There were a few lulls in the action, but we had active fish pretty much all day. Our fish were hitting Zetabait shadpuppies and Ding-A-ling paddle tail worms worked
through the grass.
While our fish were in the grass, other Hawg Hunters found fish on cypress knees and lay downs on a variety of baits including jerk worms, spinner baits, crank baits and worms up and down the river.
As everyone gathered around the scales at the weigh-in, there were many tales of the "big" one that got away. (Have you ever noticed that the same people always lose a big one....I wonder if they would use good line maybe that wouldn't happen so often. I've also heard that nets work better than rod boxes for landing lunkers. Paul Sullivan didn't let his big fish get away. He weighed in a pretty bass 4.15 lbs to take the lunker prize.
Almost everyone had fish to weigh. All totaled 57 were brought to the scales. The total weight was 86.56 lbs. All in all, a pretty good day of fishing and catching.
A Hawg Hunter tournament would not be complete without some mishap(s). Rumor has it that Pete Potter is looking for a new rod and reel to replace the one he lost overboard. (Pete see Jim Sr.....he knows where several can be found.) Also, Jere Jaillite christened his "new" boat this tournament with a first place win. It's a beatuiful rig and runs like a scalded dog. Congratulations on the win Jere.....oh yeah, watch out for parked vehicles!!!!! Hey Dave, I hear you've gone "Wacky".
The tournament results are listed below. They are not official but will do untill Jere gets them to Jim. The secretary has the official stats. Keep your bait in the water.....Creek Chub

Angler Fish Caught Weight
Jere Jaillite 5 7.22
Fred Raby 5 7.15
John Buck 5 6.65
Dave Dyess 5 6.25
Stan Wright 3 5.80
John Schaeff 4 5.75
Paul Sullivan 2 5.15
Jeff Weaver 2 4.60
Tommy Buck 4 4.41
Mack Cramer 3 4.00
Rich Renner 3 3.95
Wally Cassiano 2 3.85
Neil Springstead 3 3.45
Jim Cowley 1 3.40
Jim Bailey Jr. 2 3.30
Kevin Simmons 1 2.25
Pete Potter 2 2.05
Danny Prescott 1 1.95
Bob Hanson 1 1.45
Jim Bailey Sr. 1 1.40
Jack Maher 1 1.30
Jim Bray 1 1.10
Lee Brannon 0 0