Pensacola Hawg Hunters
Fisherman of the Year 2003
|Minutes of the Meeting:
The February 2003 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m. on February 19, 2003. The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Dave Dyess. There were 24 members present and one guest, Wayne Thomley, sponsored by Pete Potter.
Members Of The Board:
John Buck is checking into the shirts and hats for the club, he will try to have new hats on hand at the next meeting for the club to look at. Anyone who needs a new hat or shirt needs to contact John so he can get them on order.
Ron Fairbanks and Brian Metcalf are heading up the Casting Kids event at Pete Moore Chevrolet on March 1st, from 1pm to 4pm. It will be located inside the service drive area. Kids who are 7 to 14 years of age can participate. Members of the club who would like to help in the setup of the event should contact Ron via email or phone. Please wear your shirt and hat if you decide to help out. Setup will start around 12 noon.
Steve Hoomes from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission was our guest speaker at this month's meeting. Thank's to Frank Kelly for setting it up. The following were some of the laws governing our waters:
1. Each person must have a life jacket.
2. Boat registration must be on board or on your person.
3. Life jackets or inflatable vests must say coast guard approved, type 3.
4. Must have a throw cushion on board, a rope is not required to be tied to the cushion.
5. Individuals born after September 1st, 1980, must take a boating course.
6. You must have a horn, bell or whistle on board.
7. Kids 6 years of age or under must wear a life jacket at all times.
8. Boats under 24' in length, with fixed fuel tanks, must have a fire extinguisher on board.
9. If you carry firearms in your boat, and get stopped , you must declare them to the officer as personal protection, they cannot be concealed.
10. The stern light must be visible at 360 degrees.
11. If you are fishing a bank in low light conditions, prior to official sun-up, your white light must be on, especially in fog conditions.
12. Flares are required for off-shore only, or if your on a body of water that is the size of say lake okeechobee.
13. Anchors and paddles are not required.
14. Incidents involving alcohol while operating your boat are treated the same as if your were in your vehicle.
These were most of the topics discussed, be advised though, a lot of the topics mentioned above that are not required by the state of Florida are required and governed by bass club rules.
At safe daylight, we had 12 boats ready for take-off, the wind was out of the south west about 15 to 25 mph, the river was high and the tide was coming in, luckily, the rain storms had already moved through the area. Most of the creeks were muddied up and out in the woods, typical Tensaw this time of year. It was a tuff tournament to say the least, it can only get better, I hope....
Pensacola Hawg Hunters
For The Record:
For the Year:
Total Fish Caught 108
March 22 - 23
From The Daily Planner:
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