Minutes of the Meeting:
The April 2004 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m on April 21, 2004. The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Brian Metcalf. There were 25 members and 1 guest present. Jeff brought his son, Jason. Too bad he is a tad young for membership.
The word is he can outfish his Dad.
Members Of The Board:
Asst. Tournament Director
A Little Salt:
Thanks For The Help Guy's
Keep The Jokes Coming
"This Sent In By Fred Raby"
Look at what you have to do when you own a Johnson.
To bad it wasn't a Mercury!!
"This One Sent In By Ken Repine"
See what happens when you try
to sing for your supper.
Watch out for the trap!!
"This One Sent In By Jere Jaillite"
Let's see how good a shot you are.
Aim for the apple now!!
Rules of Life After 60
You need only two tools:
WD-40 and duct tape.
If it doesn't move and it should,
use the WD-40.
If it moves and it shouldn't,
use the duct tape.
The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are
"I apologize" and "You are right."
When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
Never pass up an opportunity to pee.
A Redneck Tatoo
Fred Raby reiterated that the Wally Cassiano Memorial Fishing Tournament would be held on May 15, 2004 on the Mighty Escambia River. The launch site has not been decided. It will be an invitational for the members of the three Bass clubs that Wally was a member.
Cost per boat will be $80, which includes a $5 Big Fish Pot.
All entry fees will be paid out in prize money.
Ron Fairbanks collected the outstanding Raffle tickets. ½ the proceeds will go into the club's special fund.
Mack gave some good safety advice in the form of a true story that occured during another club's tournament. The life of one of our own was probably saved by the use of the proper safety equipment. A real wake up call for how fast accidents can happen. Thank God, Troy is OK. By the way, only minor damage to the boat and Troy only suffered the bruising from the ribbing he got after everyone was sure he was not really hurt. The club voted for Pete to buy a charcoal grill to be used at club functions. We had three drawings. Tony Boyett and Paul Sullivan each won some lures and Jere Jaillite won the 50/50.
The Hawg Hunters headed north this month for Lake Martin in Alexander City to do battle with those little green spotted bass the lake is so well known for. The weather was great with blue bird skies and just enough wind to keep the bugs away. The water was about two feet below full pool and clarity was great.
All we needed now was for the fish to turn on so we could have another banner tournament like we've had in times past. When Mr. Frank Kelly yelled out Saturday
"The Scales Are Open"
Fred Raby showed up with a smile on his face and sucking on a cigar. That told us he had something in his bag. After it was all over Fred had 1st place locked up with 5 fish and 6.60 lbs.
Lee Brannon came in with a nice bass at 4.60 lbs to take first day big fish honors.
Saturday night back at the motel Pete Potter once again outdone himself with a great cookout of hambugers, hot dogs, baked beans, and slaw for the club members.
Chef Neil "Blinky" Springstead done the cooking so's to add that touch of mother's love to the food as only "Blinky" can do.
Next time "Blinky" cooks, someone needs to tell him to put a drop or two of that Ripple he was hawging on the hambugers just to add taste. When it was all over,
it didn't make any differance what was added to them bugers. All that was left was a bunch of empty boxes and tired fishermen. Thanks for the cookout fellers.
As usual it was "GREAT".
Day two was a copy of day one but with only three less hours to fish and just a taste more wind around noon time. At the weigh-in Brian Metcalf took 1st place for Sunday's tournament with 5 fish at 6.50 lbs. Jere Jaillite took home the bacon with big fish at 3.50 lbs.
Brian tried hard to win the overall tournament and do a repeat of last year but Ron Fairbanks came riding in on a dark horse an took the tournament with a total of 7 fish and 11.70 lbs. Lee Brannon was able to hang on with his big fish position of 4.60 lbs.
1st - Ron Fairbanks - 7 fish - 11.70
2nd - Jere Jaillite - 8 fish - 11.35
2nd - Mack Cramer - 10 fish - 11.35
4th - Brian Metcalf - 9 fish - 10.95
5th - Fred Raby - 9 fish - 10.40
6th - Jeff Weaver - 6 fish - 9.45
7th - Neil Springstead - 8 fish - 8.50
8th - Walter McCartney- 7 fish - 7.95
9th - Dave Dyess - 7 fish - 7.65
10th - Dave Rogers - 6 fish - 7.20
11th - John Buck - 6 fish - 7.00
12th - Lee Brannon - 3 fish - 6.85
13th - Pete Potter - 6 fish - 5.30
14th - Frank Kelly - 4 fish - 4.80
15th - Ken Repine - 2 fish - 2.65
16th - Jim Bailey, Sr. - 2 fish - 1.75
17th - Paul Sullivan - 1 fish - 1.05
18th - Chris Malena- 1 fish - .90
For The Record:
Wind Creek State Park
Total Fish Caught 102
Total Dead Fish 6
Total Fish Weight 126.80
Total Limits 10
Tournament Big Fish
Sat - 4.60 - Lee Brannon
Sun - 3.50 - Jere Jaillite
For the Year:
Total Fish Caught 367
Total Dead Fish 12
Total Fish Weight 589.10
Total Limits 35
Big Fish 5.70
(David Rogers, Paul Sullivan )
Location: Seafood Shanty
Date: May 19
Time: 7:00 pm
May 22, 2004
From The Daily Planner:
Full Moon: May 4
New Moon: May 19
Sunrise: 6:13 a.m.
2:16 p.m. - 3:52 p.m.
No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales