Minutes of the Meeting:
The January 2003 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 15, 2003. The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Dave Dyess. There were 26 members present.
Members Of The Board:
Asst. Tournament Director
The Pensacola Hawg Hunters awards banquet will be held at the Seafood Shanty on Friday, Jan 24th at 7:00 P.M.
It will be a buffet dinner at a cost of 11.95 each with a 15% gratuity to be added in.Everyone try and be there if possible, it's always a good time with lots of laugh's. A raffle will be held with prizes to be won, thanks from all the Hawg Hunters to our club President for the hard work in setting this all up. At the February meeting, there will be no auction, instead, we have a guest speaker from the Florida Fish & Game commission slated to speak to the club members. The guest speaker's dinner will be paid for on behalf of the club. A big thank-you to Frank Kelly for acquiring a guest speaker, Frank has also been talking to the Pensacola News Journal about printing our tournament results in the newspaper. We will try and have an auction at the March meeting, so if anyone has anything they would like to auction off, please bring it. Wally Cassiano is the man for the job when it comes to auctioneering, thank's Wally.
Congratulations to our newest members, Frank Beckwith and Troy Beedle. Good luck on fishing the 2003 season, we hope you both enjoy it. At the meeting, there was some discussion on everyone staying together after each tournament. We need to do this because sooner or later somebody is gonna get left behind and there's a possibility of being stranded in the middle of nowhere. We can prevent this from ever happening if we all just be a little patient and leave at the same time. Just a "reminder" to all the Boaters, since we fish continuously every month, we need to make sure that we are keeping up on our maintenance and ensure that we have spare hubs and bearings for road trips. Also, please ensure that you have the tools needed to complete the task at hand. A few dollars spent now can save you from a huge headache and hours of frustration.
Hawg Hunter's Banquet
24 January 2003
$11.95 + 15% Gratuity
January Tournament:The January tournament was held on the Escambia River out of the Swamphouse Landing.
There were 13 Hawg Hunters present to fish at safe daylight. The air temperature was in the low 20's and reached the mid 40's to the lower 50's as the day wore on, the skies were completely clear and there was a light wind from the North.
At safe daylight 7 boats blasted off in traditional Hawg Hunter style. Everyone knew that the fishing would be tough because of arctic front that moved in the day before, but we still had high hopes of maybe coaxing the fish into biting. Just about all Hawg Hunters had done some pre-fishing and there were mixed results throughout the members, with a few members catching a few fish down low. Most of the info that was going around was that the fish were being caught on finesse worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits.Come weigh-in time, it turned out to be what everyone thought it would be, "tough". Only six Hawg Hunters out of thirteen brought fish to the scales, and those that did, were thanking their lucky stars.
Neil Springstead tipped the scales with 3 fish at 4.55 lbs, John Buck finished second with 2.90 and Rich Cornelius and Jeff Weaver tied for third with 2.35lbs.
Rich had the big fish for the tournament, wich was his only keeper of the day.
Sure will be glad when summer time get's here so's we can complain about the heat.